Colin Webster Watson after his return to New Zealand.

From Palmerston North to NY

Memory Lane: Sculptor Colin Watson became a globe-trotting socialite.

Toon grief grips PN

02122016. NEWS. SUPPLIED. Police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Toon, who died after jumping into the Manawatu River to save ...

Memorials spring up and tributes pour in after drowning of police prosecutor.

Man found safe in forest

Police launched ground and aerial search for worker last seen on Friday morning.

Skelton farewelled in Levin

'Bustling Bill', the first kiwi jockey to ride 2000 winners, was farewelled in Levin.

New legal eagles land in city

Palmerston North has two new lawyers on the block.

'Ban at schools' not the answer

OPINION: Outlawing seclusion rooms may not solve a complex problem.

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Car flips into paddock

Emergency services were called to Green Rd, between River and Rongotea Rds, when a car flipped and rolled into a paddock ...

5:58 PM  Emergency services have been called after a car was flipped and rolled into a paddock S-W of Feilding.

Saul, the man to call

From brilliant young prosecutor to top defence lawyer. Saul Holt discusses his career.

Opiki historian on the money again

Beware of the Christmas tree


Skelton farewelled in Levin

Bill Skelton photographed after his last raceday ride during the 1983-84 season.

'Bustling Bill', the first kiwi jockey to ride 2000 winners, was farewelled in Levin.

Poor start for Girls' High cricketers

Palmerston North Girls' High School had two losses on the first day of the national secondary schools Twenty20 championships.

Palmerston North Girls' High School had a tough first day at the national secondary school champs.

Strong finish for Man-Wang

Manawatu-Wanganui's Regan Cording had two wins on the last day of pool play at the interprovincial championships at New ...

Manawatu-Wanganui saved their best for last.

Four bronzes for Blackjacks

Jo Edwards won a bronze medal at the world bowls championships after losing her singles semifinal in Christchurch.

Jo Edwards was pipped for a place in the World Bowls gold medal game by a Scot's brilliant shot.

Worker returns from crook elbow

Central Districts batsman George Worker is back from injury.

Jesse Ryder is out, George Worker is in.


Banning seclusion rooms looks too simplistic

Should seclusion rooms be banned?

OPINION: Education Minister Hekia Parata, who plans to outlaw seclusion rooms, says she understands managing challenging behaviour can be very difficult.

I've had my share of bullet holes

Maybe Paul Merton could explain to Capital Connection commuters how to go to the toilet standing up?

Opinion: Newspaper drama thrills; train documentary not so much.

Ghosts of 1993 wiped in memorable test win

Tim Southee congratulates Tom Latham on his catch to wrap up the match and lay to rest the ghosts of 1993.

Opinion: The Black Caps turn the tables on old foe Pakistan.

Slip, slop, slap

Sparkles the cat, left, has severe skin injuries when it was set alight.

Opinion: The magical mystery healing powers of skin are revealed.

Police actions chilling

Horowhenua deputy mayor Ross Campbell is about to be rolled.

OPINION: Police explanation for call to protester inadequate.


New range for revamped brewery

Tui Brewery head brewer Tupu Gregory is excited about the newly built brewery.

Tui brewery gets a makeover in the hope of attracting more visitors and tourists.

Bringing out the Bing

Bing Turkby, aka Craig Johnson, has just written a book.

Bing Turkby is a colourful stalwart on the music scene and now he's an author too.

At the beginning of a big career

Luke Cooper rehearses with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Local dancer is on the cusp of a career.

A concert suitable for the season

Palmerston North Choral Society musical director Alison Stewart.

REVIEW: Choral society brings the Christmas season alive.

The Christmas crime season is nigh

Opportunist thieves trying doors can catch householders out, so lock external doors behind you whenever you leave the house.

Burglaries, thefts from cars and car thefts continue unabated in Palmerston North.

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