Ruth Barraclough, 9, with her bottle.

Kids ditch the fizzy

Kids used to guzzle 1.5-litre bottles of Coke at school. Now, it's water or milk only.

River work ups rates

The cost of permanently protecting the Ashhurst Domain from further erosion by the Manawatu River has blown a hole in ...

Palmerston North rates rise likely to dip below 3 per cent despite river work.

Jolt rocks lower North Island

Earthquake felt as far north as Waikato and as south as Christchurch.

Failed burglary leaves bloody mess

GRAPHIC: Woman left to clean up after "scumbag low-life" cut themselves while breaking in.

Assault accused cleared

1:48 PM  A man accused of bashing another man in a drug deal gone wrong found not guilty.

Coaching against his country

OPINION: That there isn't a home-grown Six Nations coach to do the Lions job is an indictment.

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News

Street stripped of trees

Council workers get to work felling the trees.

8 min ago  Rangiora Ave stripped of its trees as roots damage sections of road and footpath.

Electrical fault starts fire

2:22 PM  Fire crews were called to a fire in the roof of a Kelvin Grove home.

Road seal and Fitzherbert Park come up trumps

Seven decades of piano

Sport

Four-week ban for Lockwood

Freyberg will be without regular hooker Michael Lockwood for the next four weeks.

Freyberg hooker Michael Lockwood has been suspended for four weeks for stamping and punching after a judicial hearing on Wednesday night.

Turbos open to loan Wyness

Ben Wyness put in some impressive displays for Manawatu in preseason last year.

The Turbos are hoping to find a loan destination for first five-eighth Ben Wyness so get gets a taste of provincial rugby without being lost to the region.

Coaching against his country

Coach Warren Gatland is on his third Lions tour.

OPINION: That there isn't a home-grown Six Nations coach to do the Lions job is an indictment.

Feilding slog in the mud

Manukura fullback Awatere Kiwara tries to get away from Feilding High School hooker Adam Thomas in their clash at ...

Feilding High School have beaten Manukura in the poor conditions for the second year in a row.

Watts off for another crack at worlds

Palmerston North's Kaitlyn Watts, here playing Megan Craig in the final of the Nelson Squash Open in March, is off to ...

Kaitlyn Watts is heading to another junior world squash championships.

opinion

Coaching against his country

Coach Warren Gatland is on his third Lions tour.

OPINION: That there isn't a home-grown Six Nations coach to do the Lions job is an indictment.

'Mum, put your phone away'

A break from the phone could be a good thing.

OPINION: The toddler has a point. Phones are distracting and they shouldn't rule our lives.

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.

Lifestyle

Sinfonia show a celebration

Peter van Drimmelen was the conductor of Sunday's performance.

REVIEW: The Manawatu Sinfonia's latest show was a 'celebration' in the finest sense of the word.

Bringing tattooing into the light video

Mikal Carter works on a kea tattoo for a client.

In the Shade is an art studio where two creative souls meet.

Museum without walls

Andy Lowe, from Te Manawa, accepts the inaugural Arts Access Museum Award.

Te Manawa wins prestigious award recognising the museum's diversity.

A light-hearted night out

The stage.

REVIEW: Play On showcases slowly mounting mayhem, which builds up the laughs.

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.

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