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Reading between the lines

A queue of book buyers greeted Palmerston North City Library staff on opening day of three-day sale

Body found in river

A police dive squad looking for a 36-year-old man near Ballance Bridge at the Manawatu Gorge.

10:44 PM  Following a day-long search, police have found a body in the Manawatu River.

Boss fans' stranded

Bruce Springsteen fans arrived at Palmerston North airport to find Jetstar flight canned.

Region eyes 'swimmable' targets

Manawatu "well ahead of some of the other regions" for 'swimmability' pledge.

Students smash world record

For the fourth year in a row, Massey students have broken a world record during O-Week.

Health targets 'political tick boxes'

800 people waited more than six hours in ED, according to latest health targets.

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Rangitikei camper's tent gets pimped out video

Jonty Skerman's tent gets pimped.

A week ago Jonty Skerman got given a new tent, to help him camp for 130 nights. Now it's been upgraded.

Hearing students love sign language video

These pupils have no hearing problems, but are relishing the chance to learn sign language.

Items of missing man found video

Whanganui bus gains traction


McDonald eyes Aussie PGA return

Marton's Lachie McDonald won't have top sweat on pre-qualifying after picking up NZ PGA Championship invitation.

Lachie McDonald is not about to give on his professional golfing aspirations yet.

Hyatt ready to battle the best

Alan Hyatt first started working at Manawatu Golf Club in 2007.

It is a case of excitement rather than nerves for Alan Hyatt as he prepares for his first round of the New Zealand PGA Championship on Thursday.

Black Caps make schoolgirl's day

Erin Buckland works on her training drills at the Basin Reserve.

Surprise, you're playing with the Black Caps.

CD bowling stocks wearing thin

Seth Rance will lead the bowling attack for Central Districts when they resume the Plunket Shield competition against ...

CD are back into action with the Plunket Shield this weekend.

Unique combination for rotor boat

Funeral director Richard Burt will drive a 2.6L quad rotor turbo-powered jet sprint boat in the third round of the New ...

Richard Burt has big ambitions now he has taken the wheel of the world's only rotary-powered jet sprint boat.


Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Don't underestimate the humanities

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OPINION: Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit.

Goodbye to a friend

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OPINION: My friend John Schnellenberg died last week.

Confession no easy task

Confessing your failings to a witness can be excruciating.

OPINION: Preparing for, and going to, confession is much harder than it may seem.

A year of steady changes

Palmerston North City Council building dominates The Square.

OPINION: The annual cycle of city life has thrown up some wins along the way.


'Glass Menagerie' wins big

Glenn Nesbitt as barber Sweeney Todd about to 'shave' Ollie Dunn in the abbey Musical Theatre production of "Sweeney Todd".

Globe Theatre awards acknowledging the best on and off-stage work for the 2016 season have been announced

A winter's tale on a summer's night

Director Sara Brodie at the site for this year's Summer Shakespeare.

It's Summer Shakespeare time again, and this year, it's headed to the Manawatu River.

Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

Globe Sunday Matinee Concerts back again

Sylvia, David and Diana Neild. The violinist, pianist and flautist make up the Neild Trio.

The first year of Sunday Matinee Concerts in Palmerston North's refurbished community theatre has been a success, with a new year of music under way this month.

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