Plunket urges swimming lessons

Drownings prompt push for water education

With yet another drowning at a NZ beach on the weekend, Plunket calls on parents to enrol children in learn-to-swim.
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Road death fuels call

Demand for more patrols on rural road after crash kills 19-year-old Antonio Puhia, injures three others.

Kiwi killed in avalanche

7:43pm Carol Nash-Hamilton described as an "inspirational" and "powerful" female climber.

More patients sent home untreated

More than 900 patients from MidCentral DHB were sent home without their elective surgery last year.

Water plan green lit despite conflicts

Plan for Feilding wastewater approved despite clash with Horizons plan and River Leaders' Accord.

Little time for say on transport plan

Consultation on plan that will shape future of Manawatu transport closes this week.

Flood of cash for river upgrades

More than $70,000 has been committed to projects aimed at enhancing the Manawatu River.

Promoting city a priority

Palmerston North has an image problem, say those vying to be the city's mayor.

School pools under threat

One dead, three hurt in accident

Plunket urges swimming lessons

With yet another drowning at a NZ beach on the weekend, Plunket calls on parents to enrol children in learn-to-swim.

Aussie steals Kiwi thunder

A quarter of a century of Kiwi motocross domination was shattered by Australian Kirk Gibbs.

Manawatu need rapid form switch

Manawatu will be hoping the real Hawke Cup defence is a better than the dress rehearsal.

Barr takes superstock titles

Oram to lead NZ team

Old Boys end Palmerston's unbeaten stretch

A superb bowling effort from Old Boys handed Palmerston their first two-day loss in two seasons.

McDonald's deal huge for firm

Auckland cloud-software firm VMob has scored a global deal with McDonald’s.

Events attendees get 'goody bag' without the waste

A Wellington company's "virtual goody bag" will be part of the actual goody bag at Australasia's largest technology expo in May this year.

Kiwi dollar plunge welcomed

Bin now a thing of beauty

Is it too early for hot cross buns?

Bakers say there's a reason supermarkets are already selling Easter buns - old Christmas stock.

Tennis stars' outfits no excuse for sexism

The focus should be on the game, not on tennis stars' outfits.

Exciting race for mayoral chains

Janine Rankin is very excited. Our Palmerston North City Council reporter is normally reasonably phlegmatic.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

The last thing we need

More about politics than art

Last week's Academy Award nominations have attracted criticism. Fault has been found.

Revving up old the Singer

Reporter Thomas Heaton meets up with quilting expert Ron Te Kawa.

Film review: Taken 3; Exodus: Gods and Kings; Paddington

The perfect weekend movie combo - kidnapping, gunplay, gods, kings and, of course, marmalade.

Country comes to town

Fiery festival hits Hunterville

Birdman and American Sniper

Birdman (4 Stars)

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