At the Palmerston North City Council call centre, Te Rangiamohia Nikora-Davis is one of the faces behind a voice ...

Skilled staff tackle grudge calls

UNDER THE RADAR: The council creates an art and a business out of answering phones.

RSA overhaul

The Ashhurst RSA is working with the Department of Internal Affairs on a probe of its accounts.

12:53 PM  Poor procedures lead to a damning review and leadership changes at Ashhurst.

DHB fails woman video

Slip-ups from the district health board led to a woman's unborn baby dying.

Teens charged with robbery

A 16 and 18-year-old will appear in court over the BP Pahiatua robbery.

Fresh start, rancid finish

1:00 PM  OPINION: Meal providers more about weight anxiety than weight loss.

Locking up smokes

Business owners see it as a good step, but don't think it will stop robberies.

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News

No horsing around for Culverwell

Geoff Culverwell of Harper Road Equestrian with horses Via Dolorosa and Audi.

11 min ago  Geoff Culverwell is a remedial equine muscle therapist.

Thumbs up for Makino car park

1:18 PM  The community has agreed to expand the Makino Aquatic Centre car park. 

No longer acting

Car rolls down bank

Sport

Late putts save Palmerston North

Tane North had a crucial win for Palmerston North in the pennants semifinals against Taihape.

Manawatu will play Palmerston North in this weekend's pennants final.

McDonells not the average sporting household

Husband and wife Andy and Brenda McDonell are off to Italy to represent New Zealand at the world masters marathon speed ...

Brenda and Andy McDonell are off to two different world championships.

Vipers women dispatch Wellington

Corrineke Windle, left, of the Mid Central Vipers gets brought down by Wellington's Tawny Burgess in their rep game at ...

The Mid Central Vipers are looking good ahead of the national tournament.

Impressive efforts at slippery cross-country

Tessa Webb from Feilding High School was an impressive winner in the senior girls race at the Manawatu secondary schools ...

Alan Adamson wraps the latest news in Manawatu athletics.

Spring wins coaching gong

Tennis coach Jono Spring has won the Tennis Central coach of the year for the second time.

GOOD SPORTS: Manawatu tennis coach Jono Spring named the Tennis Central coach of of the year.

opinion

Fresh start, rancid finish

It's all part of the weight-loss con.

OPINION: Meal providers more about weight anxiety than weight loss.

Gods steal too much of the show

Kevin, Matthew Schaw and Michelle, Tessa Mitchell-Anyon have a history defining decision to make on the future of ...

REVIEW: Take a bunch of squabbling deities, lock 'em in a room, and then introduce a couple of all-too-human elements.

Budget Day democracy at work

Voters perceive the budget affects them more than other Government business does.

OPINION: The Budget is an exercise of democratic power, writes Liam Hehir.

Saluting sporting upstarts

Swansea City's Martin Olsson, one of the club's foreign legion.

OPINION: From Scunthorpe to Swansea, British football is full of surprising success stories.

Who's really on trial

Day 2 of the Chester Borrows careless driving trial.

OPINION: MP Chester Borrows should not have been in the dock, writes Karl Du Fresne.

Lifestyle

Cheeky regards to Broadway

Chris Thompson "Phantoms", Erica Ward revisits "Wicked", Liam Taylor contemplates "Cats" and Jo Sale as an older Annie ...

REVIEW: There are highpoints and high notes aplenty as a tight singing and acting ensemble make the most of this musical merriment.

Gods steal too much of the show

Kevin, Matthew Schaw and Michelle, Tessa Mitchell-Anyon have a history defining decision to make on the future of ...

REVIEW: Take a bunch of squabbling deities, lock 'em in a room, and then introduce a couple of all-too-human elements.

Jazz fest swings into 50

American blues and jazz guitarist Chris Cain will be performing at The 50th Manawatu Jazz Festival.

A mix of international and homegrown acts will perform at the Manawatu Jazz Festival's 50th birthday.

Concert band bares all

Manawatu Concert Band conductor Peter Ellery has a programme of winter faves lined up for Saturday at the Speirs Centre.

The Manawatu Concert Band returns with a programme of light-hearted family oriented variety at the Speirs Centre

Globe Sunday Matinee classical concert

Guy Donaldson - piano, Robert  Dussler - cello and Pamela Dowsett - violin and viola get it together for the Globe ...

German composers are front and centre for this Sunday's Globe Matinee Concert in Palmerston North.

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