Beware of backyard chickens

Lead levels were 'off the scale'

High lead levels in backyards are killing household chickens and may be endangering egg-eaters.
Julie Dann

Heavy rain on way

8:50am Bad news for long weekend holidaymakers with downpours and strong winds forecast around both islands.

Abusing doctor avoids conviction

Cardiologist who attacked his male partner escapes conviction partly because of shortage of specialists.

Turbos win NPC final

Nathan Tudreu Turbos are premiership bound after coming from behind to beat Hawke's Bay 32-24 tonight.

Convicted over daughter's wagging

Palmerston North father says he had no idea his daughter wagged more than half a year.

Centre asks patients for patience

More money will not reduce lengthy waiting times to see a GP at a health centre in Foxton.

125 candles on Mangatainoka cake

Birthday candles One of Tararua's oldest schools is celebrating its 125th birthday today.

Beware of backyard chickens

High lead levels in backyards are killing household chickens and may be endangering egg-eaters.

Bike safety plans hit speed bump

Musicians band together for charity


Factor in the crowd

X Factor auditions drew a strong crowd vying for the chance to be the next Benny Tipene.

Turbos ready for big time

Manawatu players Jason O'Halloran's Manawatu Turbos feel more than ready to join the big boys in the Premiership next year.

Pack power leads Turbo backs

In an ideal world, tonight's Championship rugby final would be pitting two of the finer fullbacks in the land against one another.

Sloppy Sticks punished by US

Racer's memory lives on

Nathan Tudreu

Turbos win NPC final

Turbos are premiership bound after coming from behind to beat Hawke's Bay 32-24 tonight.

Apartments John? Really?

John Key John Key is giving dangerous advice suggesting first home buyers look at apartments.

Tiptoes to openness

The veil of secrecy has been lifted by Auckland Transport - the super-city's roading, rail, ferry and cycleway arm.

Smooth food operators

Sharing the final send-off

Zahra Al-Harazi

From war to business high achiever

Not many people can claim to have gone through two civil wars before becoming a successful chief executive.

We banded together to beat back

First a confession. This editorial is going to be about last night's dramatic rugby final.

An overnight millionaire

This week the value of my home soared by 58 per cent - up by $268,000 over just three years.

Building it not enough to lure the right skills

Implant scheme should extend to all children

petrol pump

Cheaper oil: good news, bad news

Since June the cost of Brent crude, benchmark for world oil prices, has fallen by almost a quarter.

Vintage reads: The Best of Everything

Book strap Sarah Corbet of Hamilton City Libraries finds a shocking novel from the 1950s.

Telling the story of Manawatu

The Manawatu Journal of History celebrates its first decade.

Perfect canapes for parties

Maxwell's smart about music

Sarah Rolston Fury

Born to ride

Sarah Rolston teaches a method of horse riding which involves 'listening' to the horse and creating a partnership.

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