Baking in this golden glow

Heat a mixed blessing

Manawatu's recent sunshine has been a boon for some and a burden for many others.
Logan Maass

Smoking ban 'a farce'

A smoking ban on footpath dining areas in Palmerston North has been labelled an unworkable farce.

Friends, admirers remember Athfield

A public memorial service for Sir Ian Athfield in Wellington's Civic Gallery was packed this afternoon.

Broadway trees for the axe

Broadway's trees are getting the chop this weekend, with the support of businesses.

Truck driver pleads guilty

Flick of a switch by truck driver resulted in a woman nearly drowning after her car hit 400kg of cattle feed.

DHB banning sugary drinks

The sale of sugar-sweetened drinks is set to be banned from all MidCentral District Health Board premises.

Veterans get one last ride

A group of Vietnam war veterans has been taken on a final flight and a trip down memory lane.

High-speed chase ends in arrest

A high-speed police chase through Palmerston North ended with one arrest this evening.

Problems plague water supply

Shop assistant stole over $12,000

Shed spared from fast-moving fire

A vegetation fire has ripped through farmland near Feilding, narrowly missing a farm shed.

Flurry of wickets lifts Manawatu

Why did they do it? There were a few eyebrows raised at Manawatu's decision to bowl first.

Rees and Rees: 'We had no choice'

Palmerston North's teams champs thrown into turmoil with father, son duo pulling out of Panthers.

Youngster firing up racing career

Farmer sets drag speed record

Oram prepared for tough ride

James Oram is gearing up to compete in his third New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Follow Black Caps' lead to business success

There are sound business lessons to be learned from sport.

Finance by degrees

In the battle for student banking business, gone are the days of cash giveaways and competitions with princely prizes.

Clock ticking for worn-out plans

Analysts bullish about beef

Asia beckons for NZ software innovator

Singapore listed Silverlake's attraction to Finzsoft is obvious - they speak the same language.

Only time will tell

The Government's will have private sector organisations to play a greater role in "social housing".

Isis fight not all it's cracked up to be

The only reason Turkey doesn't shut its border is that it doesn't really want to.

That's rich, to say wealth can be shared

Rare treat at Tangimoana

Hard-felt anguish from 1992 defeat

What's the event that has most upset you in your life? The death of friends and relatives?

Bump in the night

They try to explain the unexplainable - but don't call them ghostbusters.

Overtones call for choral voices

Female barbershop chorus the Manawatu Overtones are singing out for more birds to join their flock.

Movie review: Into the Woods

What he does with the shadows

Birdman and American Sniper

BirdmanĀ (4 Stars)

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