A very merry Christmas

Elves bring cheer to those in need

Palmerston North has its own troop of Christmas elves who have taken it upon themselves to deliver gifts and food to struggling families over the holiday season.
Sara Saxton

Children blackmailed for sex pics

A man has been charged with trying to extort sexual pictures from children online.

Some of us have to work Christmas

While many people tuck into turkey on Christmas Day, there are some who have to work.

Community shares in festive fun

Festive fare with a side of Christmas spirit goes down a treat with merrymakers in Manawatu.

Spending on rise

Jewellery, beauty products and food have been flying off shop shelves ahead of a rush of last-minute Christmas shopping today.

Man's teaching passion

He once stacked knuckles at a freezing works, now he can't imagine working in anything but education.

Late finish popular

generic, school, bag, schoolbag, pupil, student, kids, parent Parents have welcomed moves by Manawatu schools to stretch out term dates in a bid to ease the burden on families during the festive season.

Three injured in truck crash

Three people have been injured in a truck crash in Manawatu, with one man taken to hospital with serious injuries.

DHB failing in fall reductions

Weekdays keep rescue chopper on the go

Musos' dedication rewarded

It's a real-life School of Rock at Monrad Intermediate's music class.

Cleaver gloves his chances

Dane Cleaver found his first look at a Sri Lankan doosra hard work.

Meehan still making a difference

Billy Meehan's boxing programme for at-risk youth has had its first graduates.

Milne has express wishes for wickets

Confidence a vital ingredient

Flanker has an eye to the future

Being a key cog in the Manawatu Turbos' Championship victory has finally swayed Heiden Bedwell-Curtis' allegiance.

Aucklanders object to council house values

Almost 10,000 Aucklanders have objected to this year's revaluation figures.

ASB settles swaps claims

Bank pays $3.2m to settle withCommerce Commission over allegations it missold interest rate swaps to farmers.

Worker visas fast-tracked

Spark to Vodafone: quit bragging

ANZ and union dispute strike effect

Union says 510 workers are striking, bank says only 110 are taking action.

Wheels of council turn painfully slowly

It's been a funny old year for the Palmerston North City Council.

An opportunity to reconnect

The reflective Christmas editorial brings the reason for the season into sharper focus for the few interested enough to read it.

Christianity: a persecuted religion

Triple merger proposal is out of left field

Despot shouldn't mess with Hollywood

North Korea has made a significant error of judgment. A serious misstep.

Water Diviner reflective, melodramatic

The Water Diviner reproduces on screen a grieving father's efforts to reunite his family during WWI.

Odd man out in nursing hostel

Alistair Hughes learned his place after living for a year on the female floor of a nursing hostel.

A magical Christmas display

Film Review: The Hobbit

Glamour goes against the grain

Curator Claire Regnault has contributed to the largest exhibition to date at City Gallery Wellington, bringing her love of vintage couture and costuming to the fore.

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