Philip Ropiha, right, and his son Thornton Ropiha check out some of the die-cast models on display at the Manawatu Model Toy Vehicle Collectors Fair.

Model festival a hit

The first die-cast model festival since the death of a long-time collector has proved popular.

Private's guilty plea

Private Sosaia Tassy Albert Junior Filimoemaka pleaded guilty to three charges at  Court Martial.

10:39 AM  He hit a soldier with a bottle to see if it would smash. Weeks later, he forced two soldiers to drink.

Spring to be cold, dry

Heavy rains and flooding this winter likely won't repeat, with a dry, cold spring expected.

Otere Black Turbos' main man

15 min ago  Aaron Cruden playing for the Manawatu Turbos again this season - forget it.

Failed farming empire wrapped up

Millions paid back, but millions still owed, after large farming businesses liquidated.

Hampered by early home time

A strict curfew at Caccia Birch is stymieing the function centre's potential, say trustees.

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Property market supply drops

The average asking price for a house in Manawatu/Whanganui has dropped.

Asking prices are flat, but so is the supply of new properties.

Manawatu golf loses well-known hairdresser

Almost everyone knew hairdresser and Manawatu-Wanganui Golf Association president Terry  Dunstan.

Child attacker stays in prison

Pedestrians to be protected by lights


Development XV crunch Wairarapa-Bush

Manawatu Development XV No 8 Matt Gardner.

An under-strength Wairarapa-Bush Heartland were virtual sitting ducks for the Manawatu Development XV.

Manawatu golf loses well-known hairdresser

Almost everyone knew hairdresser and Manawatu-Wanganui Golf Association president Terry  Dunstan.

North End's William Hodge strides through the  Taranaki representative side on Saturday.

Marist injuries are taking toll

Palmerston North Marist football team come undone for sixth match in a row.


Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

FFXENT. Supplied image of Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan for Story.

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

A little city with soul

OPINION: Somewhere between New Plymouth and Palmerston North lies a city nestled on a river valley floor.

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Resignation symptom of wider dysfunction

OPINION: The resignation of a five-term district councillor in Tararua should not have been allowed to happen. 


Poet pens a wild persona

Johanna Aitchison has recently had her third volume of poetry published.

Palmerston North writer Johanna Aitchison has penned her third book of poems.

Film festival flies into Palmy

Martial arts, Mafioso comedy and a controversial New Zealand activist are all the subject of films soon to be screened in Palmerston North.

Death row prisoners in the Dead Wrong production, Raiha Kiriona, left, lead actor Jamiee Harris, middle, and Connor Parker.

Dancing with death

A dramatic stage piece about the death penalty takes out student Stage Challenge award.

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