A mock-up of what Palmerston North's big rugby ball could look like outside the Globe Theatre.
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Carrot, gumboot, rugby ball?

A giant rugby ball has been proposed as Palmerston North's symbol.

Prisoner attacks staff

Four corrections staff were assaulted at Manawatu Prison.

Assault at Manawatu Prison puts four staff members in hospital after inmate became agitated during hearing.

Measles case visited Manawatu

A measles case from the current Waikato outbreak visited Manawatu while infectious.

Trolley boy buys supermarket

He was once a trolley boy, but now Jason Davy owns a supermarket.

Facing life in jail

The man who abducted and indecently assaulted a little girl may spend his life behind bars.

Witnesses to alleged assault sought

Witnesses sought after alleged assault in a Whanganui supermarket carpark.

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News

Massey students set to graduate

Malcolm Peacey will receive his PhD from Massey University for researching techniques for extraction of crucial ...

After years at Massey University, Malcolm Peacey will celebrate a possibly winning formula next week.

Car alternative ready for use video

One year after making a compelling case for an off-road path to school, Whakarongo celebrates the opening of a trackside pathway from Stoney Creek Rd to James Line.

Students fight for healthy homes

Schemes keep meds safe

Sport

Mustangs coach believes they have the goods

Wanganui Boxon prop Gordy Karaitiana, right, will be back for the Manawatu Mustangs this season.

The Manawatu Mustangs have named their squad.

Hartley-Brown hoping to be in peak form

Pahiatua cyclist Madi Hartley-Brown will ride for New Zealand at the Canberra junior road cycling tour this weekend.

Madi Hartley-Brown is the latest Manawatu cyclist to ride for New Zealand.

The next Steven Adams?

Callum McRae is one of five young Kiwis heading to the NBA's Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia next month.

Callum McRae, who is just 1cm shorter than Steven Adams, is one of five Kiwis selected for NBA camp.

NZ Uni success for Varisty six

Nick Grogan is one of six Varsity players who were with the New Zealand Universities side last weekend.

Varsity will be bolstered by six players returning from representative duty this weekend and another set to return next weekend.

COB likely Jubilee Cup winners

College Old Boys' win over Varsity last weekend should be enough for them to claim the Jubilee Cup.

College Old Boys have one hand on the Jubliee Cup as they enter the final week of round one in Manawatu club rugby.

opinion

Abuse of prescription drugs shows pressure can get to sports stars

Kieran Foran is in a rehabilitation facility after overdosing on prescription drugs.

OPINION: For decades it was alcohol that was the pressure-relief valve of choice for sports stars.

OPINION: Manawatu club rugby needs to be at full strength

It's a shame players like Otere Black (passing) and Newton Tudreu are not on show as often, writes Peter Lampp.

OPINION: It has been a pain in recent years tripping along to watch Manawatu club rugby matches when so many of the best players aren't on show.

Moral issues sidetrack drone-strike movie

Helen Mirren as Colonel Powell in Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky is a movie for anyone fascinated with drones.

Masters of the middleground

Prime Minister John Key is the master of the middleground, keeping both moderates and conservatives happy.

OPINION: National are appeasing the Right with minimum effort.

OPINION: Politicians' travel expenses food for thought

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce spent nearly $800 on a steakhouse meal for him and four others while in Houston.

OPINION: As good as a $100 steak sounds, it's got to be tough for the New Zealand public to swallow. 

Lifestyle

A life lived literally

Author Tony Chapelle's study is a sanctuary.

Author Tony Chapelle writes life into words and Carly Thomas went and found out how.

Having art in common

Artist Gill Allsop.

A new exhibition at Square Edge is a collaboration between friends.

An exhibition of thirds

Fran Dibble's watercolour paintings were inspired by nature and play with colour.

An absolute love of books is the inspiration behind a new body of work by artist and sculptor Fran Dibble.

Dexterity and grace in cultural show

Generic stage pic

REVIEW: The wide array of cultures on display gave ample opportunity for the design elements of the production to come to the fore.

Call out for Evento memories

Pip Littlejohn of Freyberg High School models her creation Resurrection in last year's Evento.

Evento will be turning 20 soon and the wearable arts event needs some help.

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