Changing times

Teo reo 'like music in my ears'

Maori Language Week encourages the use of more Maori phrases in everyday life
 Augie Rewi and Sonny Rata

Leaders slam data

School classroom Manawatu's education leaders have slammed the latest release of national standards data.

Husband rejects arsonist wife

Woman can't be sentenced to home detention because her husband will not approve it.

Crashes claim teen, dad

Cheyenne Ihaka Teen driver dies in crash in Tararua, two months after his father's similar death.

New mayor possible by Xmas

If Jono Naylor's elected to Parliament, election for successor may happen this year.

Are you enrolled to vote?

Campaign to encourage voting launched as statistics show city has low voter enrolment rate.

Man uses 'contraption' to lower pot power use

An Ashhurst man has used a makeshift contraption to shave more than $1500 off his power bill in six months.

Bright idea for sharing details

A simple bright pink envelope will make the lives of patients and hospital staff a whole lot easier.

Rates rise hits regions' real estate

Creating a pathway to creative success


Foxton Feltex site to be sold as single unit

The former Feltex carpet factory in Foxton is looking for a new owner.

Turbos prop looking trimmer, fitter

Manawatu's Canadian international prop Hubert Buydens returned to Palmerston North on Tuesday in a lighter frame.

Whiti Te Ra ready to stay on winning run

Thirty-two wins in a row won't mean anything to Whiti Te Ra unless they win the grand final tomorrow.

Coloured revolution at Manawatu

Development XV back in harness


Soldiers bolster Turbos' stocks

The Manawatu Turbos squad is all but complete.

Site injuries spike

Construction, contractors, rebuild Crushed feet and limbs are contributing to a spike in workplace injuries in the post-earthquake rebuild.

From night-fill to millions

Kiwi businessman Greg Foran is a long way from his beginnings as a night-fill assistant - he's in line for a pay packet worth millions.

Can habits be positive?

Economic activity settles in south


Firms must prepare for robberies

Armed robbers are targeting small retailers as larger business beef up their security systems.

Championing a cultural treasure

te reo Pakeha often feel intimidated by Maori culture and language. We're afraid of making mistakes and being mocked for it.

Well done for playing the game

The Commonwealth Games seem to be lower key than they were in the past.

No exemptions in smokefree mandate

Fighting a losing battle with the bottle

te reo

Native tongue has place in classroom

There is likely to be staunch opposition to calls to make teaching te reo compulsory in schools.

Cooking in the 'real Italy'

Cooking in Italy In Italian cooking everything must be made from scratch, and everything must be authentic

When reality bites

What happens to reality TV contestants after they've been beamed into our lounges every night?

Why do we wear bras?

The little film that could


One last salute

Two well-known Manawatu personalities are wearing their hearts on their sleeves.

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