Of mice and (wo)men

Good cause, great day, don't mention the golf

Keen golfers were pleased with the weather as they putted their way around the Manawatu Golf Club course to support the Arohanui Hospice and honour the late Michael Higgins.

Nurse warned hospital

A nurse in the Palmerston North Hospital mental health service warned a month before an apparent self-inflicted death.

Bravery award for trio

Three men who entered a burning house to search for a woman have been recognised for their bravery.

Endless summer frustrates farmers

Predictions for a drier, warmer autumn could mean bad news for Manawatu farmers.

UCOL students told to 'stretch'

UCOL's new chief executive Leeza Boyce told students to be active participants and ask questions.

Lundy retrial: Day 18

Crown's forensic expert under sharp scrutiny from Mark Lundy's defence lawyers.

Best day off the farm all year

Visitors come from far and wide to make the Central Districts Field Days a great family day.

Wood chopping a crowd favourite

Competition will be at the cutting edge and records may be broken when axemen gather next week.

Top fencers fired up for action

Agri-tech firms to show their wares

Playcentre families show off

It is play time all the time at Palmerston North's playcentre but with a bit of a learning bent as well.

Of mice and (wo)men

Keen golfers were pleased with the weather as they putted their way around the Manawatu Golf Club course to support the Arohanui Hospice and honour the late Michael Higgins.

It's a lifelong Story that just keeps getting better

Sprinter Vanessa Story's serious knee injury looks to have improved her running more than anything.

Oliver signs again with Turbos

Mahoney at home on the greens

Athletics coach an old master

Even after 40 years coaching sprinters, Mal Thomas is still learning.

Drive to export milk questioned

NZ's constant drive to produce more export milk could be self-defeating, dairy farm syndicate manager says.

Lonely life of an oil explorer

It's a hard row to hoe being a New Zealand-based oil and gas company.

Chch gigabit homes 'likely this year'

Council looks to free trade benefits

Building strikes flat patch

A key support of economic growth, construction, hit another flat patch at the end of the year, after a flying start to 2014.

New mayor fulfils election promises

Palmerston North's new mayor Grant Smith has, and the cliche is not my own, hit the ground running.

Editorial: Arming our police step into a darker future

Arming our police officers would be a watershed moment noted by citizen and criminal alike.

Just try to do right thing in no-win scenario

Editorial: Much to learn from nail-biting NZ win

Editorial: Let's hope Iraq won't be price too high to pay

An important argument behind the justification for any kind of involvement in armed conflicts overseas has always been the perceived threat to national interests.

Food forms basis of art display

Food will also be the main theme for a collaborative art exhibition in Palmerston North.

Movie review: Jupiter Ascending

It may have been written in the cosmos that Jupiter Ascending would take audiences by storm but the planets, the plot and the characters were wildly out of alignment.

Downtime dress dilemmas

Musician shows his diversity

School springboard to stardom

Ben Orwin-Higgs played a star in a nativity play. Now he's starring in a high school production. Carly Thomas meets the ambitious teen.

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