Kids celebrate their diversity

Multicultural pride

Multicultural pupils have performed native dances to celebrate their school's collection of cultures.

Seatbelts a factor

St John's Ambulance Police are looking at likelihood of passengers in a crash near Longburn being unrestrained.

Supermarket 'will create 100 jobs'

Plans for a fourth Countdown supermarket in Palmerston North have taken a step forward.

Squad gears up for anniversary

Former armed offenders squad members will get a taste of how much times have changed.

Greedy heron cleans out fish ponds

More commonly spotted on the $2 coin, a rare white heron has cleaned out a Palmerston North fish pond.

New training planes touch down

The first planes in the Air Force's new $154m pilot training upgrade have arrived.

Levi takes granddad along

Levi Sherwood New Zealand's Levi Sherwood is on the verge of becoming a Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle motocross world champion for a second time.

Job loss talks continue

Negotiations over job losses at a Palmerston North disability service are progressing after the loss of a key contract with ACC.

Mental health talk tours schools

Bus services take on student's work


Workers stunned and stung

Workers left in limbo by the impending liquidation of Infracon are in shock, with many feeling abandoned by Tararua District Council.

Feeney focusing on his own planning

Darn it. Auckland coach Paul Feeney knows almost everything there is to know about the Manawatu team.

Cotter is enjoying compact Manawatu

For new Manawatu forwards coach Jeremy Cotter, coming to Manawatu was a major change of tack.

Two games away from country's top four

Coach impressed by Hughes' work ethic

Rob Foreman

Foreman still has to conquer

Makuri farmer and hooker Rob Foreman figures a first win for the Turbos over Auckland might be life-changing for him.

Profit Spark-ling

simon moutter Spark may be experiencing the first rays of light after years of seeing its earnings chipped away by falling revenues from fixed-line telecommunications.

Tower solvency margin reduced

Tower Insurance completes 82pc of its Canterbury quake residential claims and is now allowed to hold $30m less because its risks have reduced.

SMEs pull out election checklists

Hoverbike reaches new heights

Marsden Point refinery

Refinery sees profit potential

Refining NZ aims to bring in huge tankers carrying as much as 1 million barrels of oil to its Marsden Pt refinery.

Finances forecast Infracon's failure

Infracon The collapse of roading company Infracon due to poor financial performance will have come as shock to many.

Key punching at shadows

John Key can hardly sack a minister for something he's neck deep in as well.

Education policy a problem for National

Flytipping of lowest form

Duncan Garner

Garner undermined public's trust in him

Fallout from Dirty Politics crossed into ridiculous with fake news tip from Radio Live host Duncan Garner.

Conquering Edinburgh

Fringe fest Kiwis are getting to grips with the challenges of taking a show to the largest arts festival in the world.

Kumara soup with a twist a true comfort

Ruth Pretty revisits a soup from one of the classic vegetarian cookbooks.

Light in the dark

Contemporary realism fires artist

SIO Vaelua

Getting the beat

Connecting with young people can be hard, but Sio Vaelua seems to have cracked the code.

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