Kate Bryant, left, takes on the salmon, while Keziah O'Connor works alongside her on a cut of meat. The UCOL culinary ...

UCOL students cook up a storm

Culinary students from UCOL are steaming up the kitchen again at the national Toque d'Or. 

School bus crashes video

The bus had 14 children in it when it hit the power pole.

Four people suffered minor injuries after a bus with 15 pupils on board hit a power pole.

23 arrested in burglary raids

Police have swooped in Manawatu, Horowhenua, Taranaki and Whanganui.

From little to large in 20 years video

Evento: Wearable Arts Awards is turning 20 this year and it's bigger than ever.

Four lambs from Manawatu ewe

A Manawatu ewe has given birth to four healthy lambs.

Manawatu muscles up

Some of the country's strongest will be lifting weights that tip the scales at 350kg this weekend.

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Fire at Whanganui school

Whanganui fire fighters extinguished a small kitchen fire at Whanganui Collegiate School on Friday evening.

Whanganui Fire Brigade respomded to fire at Whanganui Collegiate School on Friday evening.

Time for a beer video

He turned a dumped boat into a spa, and now he's a Speight's Unfinished Projects winner.

$400K fix for Linton power woes

Hostel cuts cause concern


Wyness gets chance to impress

First five-eighth Ben Wyness is tackled during Manawatu's 59-0 demolition of Hawke's Bay in Palmerston North last month.

Ben Wyness will get another chance to impress at first five-eighth in Manawatu's preseason match against Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday.

Te Rure still considering next step

Jade Te Rure last played for Manawatu in 2014.

It only took one day working in an administration job for former Manawatu Turbos first five-eighth Jade Te Rure to realise that he would do anything to get his rugby career back on track.

Positive parents get union's tick

The Manawatu Rugby Union has been pleased with the behaviour of parents at junior rugby this year.

While the behaviour of spectators at junior rugby matches has come under the national spotlight this year, Manawatu Rugby has lauded the actions of those who have been attending games within the province.

Martelletti loses Rio appeal

Paul Martelletti's Olympic dream appears to be over.

Runner appealed for place in team through the Sports Tribunal of NZ and may yet take it higher.

First loss in three years

The Manawatu Cricket Association held its annual meeting this week.

Manawatu Cricket Association posted its first loss in three years.


Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

OPINION: Deadlock over supermarket plan

The proposed site of a Countdown supermarket on Palmerston North's Pioneer Highway.

OPINION: The battle over the Countdown supermarket has boiled down to a matter of principle.

Upheaval in international politics

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must now be casting anxious glances over his shoulder.

OPINION: It's been an extraordinarily turbulent few weeks in international politics.

OPINION: Pageant needs empowerment focus

Miss Manawatu and Miss Teen Manawatu 2016 at the Regent on Broadway.

OPINION: The Miss Manawatu pageant on Saturday night was quite the glitzy affair.

Getting back into the game

Jason Woodward scores a try for the Hurricanes in Saturday's game against the Sharks. 

Super Rugby Quarter Final: ...

OPINION: I've been thinking a bit about Super Rugby lately, writes Liam Hehir.


New start for victims of burns violence

A patient from the Burns Violence charity in Nepal holds a candle.

Nepalese women who are attacked, drenched in kerosene and brutally burnt are being aided by a Manawatu woman.

Over but not out

Singer-songwriter Charlotte Yates will be performing some new material.

Singer/song writer Charlotte Yates is coming to Palmerston North.

An island-hopping showcase of art

Waiting, an oil painting by Jayson Rollon.

A mixed exhibition is on offer at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts in August.

Sucked in by Gloriavale

Gloriavale: A Woman's Place aired on TV2 on Wednesday, July 27.

OPINION: I have this strong feeling that what began as an expose of an extreme religious sect, has become a publicist's dream.

Detainment camps set up near Shannon

Norman Bennett, Christian pacifist and schoolteacher, who was a detainee at the Whitaunui camp.

A disturbing wartime story is now being re-discovered.

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