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Palmerston North Boys High year 10 student Carson Taare sings, plays piano ...

This kid has got the power

Carson Taare has found his own audience and it's one that is listening.

Costumes 'offensive'

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said the costumes were "deeply offensive".

"Grow up, you're not funny", race relations commissioner says of student party.

Principals criticise learning plan

Palmerston North principals are hot under the collar over a new online schooling initiative.

Candidates unconvinced 

Candidates for the Palmerston North City Council divided on Easter Sunday trading.

Making new songs old

The Postmodern Jukebox are bringing their unique spin on music to Palmerston North.

Robotics club biggest in the country

Teams from 14 junior schools around the region meet weekly to tinker and create.

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News

Stoush over Stomach sacking

Palmerston North's music hub The Stomach is in the midst of an employment dispute..

The sacked manager of The Stomach music venue has raised concerns about his previous employer.

Hollywood hits coming to century-old cinema

A provincial cinema has had its lifeline to Hollywood reconnected with an $80,000 upgrade.

Man in serious condition after fall

Manawatu homes in top 100 new builds

Sport

Young Samoans given chance to shine

Manawatu Samoa manager Phillip Leai with four of his side's most promising young players Tony Samau, Jeremiah Saua, Tila ...

Four young Manawatu rugby players are hoping to use the Manawatu Samoan team as a springboard for their representative futures.

Trio take off-road honours video

Raana Horan, who won three of the four races in his class, gets airborne.

​A trio of drivers dominated the points in the latest round of the New Zealand off road racing championship in Feilding on Saturday.

Manawatu runners head to national champs

The success of Eliza McCartney at the Rio Olympics should have a positive effect on youngsters competing in pole vault ...

 Alan Adamson's weekly column.

All Blacks lacking challengers

Israel Dagg had one of his best games for the All Blacks on the wing against Australia.

OPINION: Is it time to start being concerned for the state of World Rugby?

Tudreu triple for Development XV

Nathan Tudreu was at his try-scoring best against the Hawke's Bay Saracens on Saturday.

Nathan Tudreu has dispelled fears that he is still hampered by his knee injury by turning on an impressive hat-trick for the Manawatu Development XV in their 62-31 win against the Hawke's Bay Saracens in Napier on Saturday.

opinion

Tax power must stay with Parliament

Tax law changes propose taking power away from MPs, which is problematic.

Opinion: Tax law changes propose taking power away from MPs, which is problematic.

Shield reunion brings back Manawatu expats

Former Manawatu netballer Te Paea Selby-Rickit, who is now with the Southern Steel, debuted for the Silver Ferns against ...

OPINION: Manawatu's Ranfurly Shield winners got together to re-live the glory years.

Too COOL for school

Education Minister Hekia Parata says schools have to keep up with being in the 21st century and the technology that ...

OPINION: Oh to be a fly on the wall when the acronoym for 'Community of Online Learning' proposal was decided.

Library uproar needs solving

Gary Barnett has taken his complaints about bad behaviour at the Feilding Public Library to the Manawatu District Council.

OPINION: Do the teens causing chaos at the Feilding Public Library need a space of their own?

Turbos looking good if they can cure leakages

Is lock Kane Thompson the man to help steady the Turbos shonky form at lineouts.

OPINION: You have to be able to take the pain if you are a Manawatu Turbos fan.

Lifestyle

Stoush over Stomach sacking

Palmerston North's music hub The Stomach is in the midst of an employment dispute..

The sacked manager of The Stomach music venue has raised concerns about his previous employer.

Making new songs old

The Postmodern Jukebox have included Palmerston North in their Australia and New Zealand tour.

The Postmodern Jukebox are bringing their unique spin on music to Palmerston North.

Ben-Hur just needed a big name

Morgan Freeman stars in the latest Ben Hur film.

REVIEW: This, the fifth movie version of Ben-Hur, could have done with a big box-office name powering the four white horses in the great chariot race.

This kid has got the power

Carson Taare is going out and finding his own audience.

Carson Taare has found his own audience and it's one that is listening.

Captivating concert at Globe

Guy Donaldson and Ingrid Vlieg.

REVIEW: Ingrid Vlieg and Guy Donaldson put on a concert for the Globe Matinee series.

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