Cool kid under pressure

Otere Black traces calmness to genetics

New Manawatu first five-eighth Otere Black can trace his calmness to his genetics.
Otere Black

Firearm sought

One person is in custody following a domestic incident in Palmerston this afternoon.

Psych ward loses beds

mental health Meeting and family rooms used as bedrooms to meet demand in mental health ward at Palmerston North Hospital.

Marton mechanic burgled

Police are seeking information about a vehicle seen parked near a burgled mechanic's shop.

Biker's funeral to be on Thursday

A Dannevirke man killed in a motorcycle crash will be farewelled on Thursday.

Increase in dogs judged menacing

Palmerston North witnesses 25 per cent increase in number of dogs classified as menacing.

Educators lobby against IES plan

Palmerston North educators call for community support to help push politicians towards "better plan" for children.

Start tuning up for summer

It might not quite feel like summer yet, but plans are under way for Access Manawatu's Sounds of Summer.

Gran saw talent in a girl aged 11

Spare blushes and go blue for health

Booths open for early voting

Early voting starts tomorrow for this year's general election.

Turbos a triple chance for shield

Ranfurly Shield Manawatu could potentially have three Ranfurly Shield challenges this year.

Interest in baseball in Manawatu being tested

Manawatu Softball Association president Ray Dyason still plans to get baseball up and running in the region.

Boys' high on track

Turbos get behind fundraising aim

Otere Black

Cool kid under pressure

New Manawatu first five-eighth Otere Black can trace his calmness to his genetics.

Jetstar over bumpy NZ start

Jetstar New Zealand was attracting more business customers, thanks to its improved standards of reliability, the company says.

Mortgage mistakes to avoid

Hot deals and low interest rates are enticing, but watch out for pitfalls before you sign on the dotted line.

Tourists boost room rates

McDonald's aims to cut turnover

Chalkie

Fonterra's big leap of faith

The $700m investment in China's Beingmate relies on some heroic assumptions, writes Chalkie.

Social policy means big business

business finances There's a persistent assumption that big business suffers under Centre-Left governments and prospers under Centre-Right.

Editorial: Robust debate and respect should rule

If the wheels have not fallen off, they're looking awfully wobbly.

Maori candidates show respect

No more Mr Nice Guy

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Fewer reasons not to vote this time

Early voting in this year's general election starts tomorrow.

The Phantom is here

Phantom strap The truth needs to be told, speculation laid to rest. The Phantom of the Opera is here.

Life in style ahead

Jodi Walker knows the fashion industry is a tough one to get in to, so she is making sure she puts herself forward at every opportunity. Carly Thomas speaks to Jodi about her latest project. 

Memories break tradition

Vintage reads: The Name of the Rose

Uke strap

All roads lead to uke fest

Jennifer Moss is bringing a festival to Palmerston North that will get people up singing and dancing.

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