Jimmy Barnes in concert in Palmerston North.

Palmerston North surrenders

Legendary rocker Jimmy Barnes lays down his guns.

Pricey lagoon housing

The proposed Hokowhitu Lagoon residential area is bounded by the Manawatu River, golf course and Centennial Drive.

Up to 130 new houses could be built at former Massey Hokowhitu campus.

Second robbery arrest

10:17 PM  A 16-year-old boy will appear in court on Friday accused of robbing a busy petrol station.

Pet shop inquiry continues

Levin pet shop gets preliminary all-clear from SPCA inspectors.

Guns and stolen goods found

Stolen goods found in police raids as five crims arrested.

Self-loathing for indecencies

A man with more than 20 indecent act convictions "has very little self-worth".

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News

Bulls pit stop

Jamie Brown, 23, and Rob Sullivan, 24 take a selfie with a statue of a bull.

Town taken over by fancy dress, gumboot throwing and hay bale races.

Poo power for plant

Palmerston North's sewage treatment plant is powered by your bowel movements.

Flights cancelled as fog closes in

Food delivery on its way

Sport

Patel puts Stags on front foot

Central Districts seamer Navin Patel was in good form with the ball against Auckland in Napier on Thursday.

Once the sun finally came out, CD made the most of it.

Lochore: Turn NPC amateur

Brian Lochore says turning provincial rugby amateur again would even the playing field.

Brian Lochore believes an amateur province of origin competition would be improvement from the current NPC.

Canoe polo champs come to town

Palmerston North Boys High School are back to defend their senior boys title at the national canoe polo championships at ...

The national schools canoe polo champs are in Feilding this weekend.

OBM to test Stags

Former FOB-Oroua outside back Luther Hirini nis now playing for OBM.

This weekend's match against Old Boys-Marist will offer a litmus test on just how genuine Feilding Old Boys-Oroua title chances are.

Stomping suspension for Bryson

College Old Boys halfback Karl Bryson has been one of the club's most influential players over the past couple of years.

Former Turbos halfback Karl Bryson has been handed an eight-week suspension from rugby for stomping in Manawatu club rugby.

opinion

Taming the scarfies

Geoff Thompson, pictured in 2012, when he coached Varsity.

OPINION: Innovative Manawatu rugby coach Geoff Thompson remembered.

Games changes needed

The Commonwealth Games should get back to basics, as it was in 1974 when Christchurch was the host.

OPINION: The Commonwealth Games need a makeover and fast, writes a top sporting official.

Adele speaks my bad language

Crowds of mostly women gather for Adele at Mt Smart Stadium.

OPINION: Adele's loose banter is an F-bomb to my heart.

Let it go

The safety of the Horowhenua District Council building has been investigated several times.

OPINION: Somebody needs to release a copy of the latest report about the council chambers.

Fresh look at SAS claims would be reassuring

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson launch their book, Hit & Run.

OPINION: Voters may not be swayed by accusations about the SAS.

Lifestyle

Toeing the artistic line

Palmerston North artist Vivian McKenna with one of her works.

Palmerston North artist Vivian McKenna has art in her blood.

Childhood fears amuse

Comedian Patch Lambert is coming to Palmerston North.

 Wellington comedian Patch Lambert makes his childhood fears funny.

An epic journey with taonga puoro

From left, James Webster, Elise Goodge, Horomona Horo and Alistair Fraser perform at the Whanganui Taonga Puoro Wananga.

The Whanganui 2015 floods have been a catalyst for a taonga puoro journey.

Adele speaks my bad language

Crowds of mostly women gather for Adele at Mt Smart Stadium.

OPINION: Adele's loose banter is an F-bomb to my heart.

Making poetry come to life

Wellington poet Hera Lindsay Bird is part of a poetry panel in the Off the Page series.

Poetry fans can have their say on the art form at an upcoming event.

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