New fees fail the torch test

Mechanics warn: WOF will cost more

Mechanics and customers look set to be hit in the pocket by new warrant of fitness fees.
Peter Morgan

Family angry at appeal after death

Family of man fatally stabbed over trivial disagreement are furious over manslaughter appeal.

Drugs, cash and firearms

Police raid of a Rangitikei property has recovered a cache of drugs, firearms, cash and stolen property.

Teen missing after trip

Police are searching for a girl who was last seen two weeks ago boarding a bus in Levin.

Rail service condemned

train Capital Connection train is inadequate and too expensive to save, says tourism leader.

Perhaps it's a sign

Were they trying to tell him something? Bevan Billing found a new arrival in his driveway on Saturday night.

Murder accused in custody

Brett Hall The man accused of murdering former Palmerston North man Brett Hall remains in custody.

Bright might

Runners dashed their way through rainbows as a colour explosion hit Massey University.

Rescue choppers kept busy

Fears resurface of conifer firebug


Sex offender loses appeal

Repeat sex offender has appeal quashed after failing to prove there were problems with evidence.

Gloyn has strong links with the region

shiloh gloyn Newly capped Black Stick Shiloh Gloyn has Manawatu links.

Story defies the odds to get back on the track

Vanessa Story's netball shoes have been hurled in the bin.

We're hunting Magpies

Consistency sees Northcott heading north


Kibblewhite shows his incredible hulk

Aaron Kibblewhite was a different specimen when he was winning national cycling titles and setting records on the track.

Beware of 'paper wealth'

LVR, interest rate, mortgage, money Aucklanders feeling wealthier on the back of higher Council property valuations are being urged not to borrow more.

Big deal for Auckland firm

Mind Warriors is licensing its life-coaching courses to US distributor SMCOV for five years.

Immigration hits new high

$500k for CloudCannon


Warehouse plans ambitious profit

The Warehouse Group has unveiled ambitious goals to drive its newly expanded portfolio of companies to rival the profits of its core red shed stores.

There's no substitute for being there

Cruden Twenty years ago the conversation would have been unthinkable; certainly unnecessary.

Truth gets in the way of good story

In 2012, radio and television personality Sean Plunkett penned an opinion about the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Turbos deserve big crowd, better stadium

Chilling truth about water safety

nz flag

Key's flag-waving unlikely to succeed

You don't think of Prime Minister John Key as someone who agonises over history. His public persona is that of a sound executive - someone practical and business-minded. Under his leadership, National hasn't really tried to sell "big ideas" to the nation.

Telling the story of Manawatu

Feilding war memorial The Manawatu Journal of History celebrates its first decade.

Perfect canapes for parties

These time-effective pork pass-arounds are just the ticket for pre- Christmas parties.

Al Brown, the emotional chef

Vintage Reads: A Handful of Dust

Warren Maxwell

Maxwell's smart about music

Warren Maxwell is the creative and business force behind the Huia Festival in Masterton this Labour Weekend.

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