Sandra Broomfield from Waikato, holds Toyger, a brown mackerel tabby.

Moggies take centre stage gallery video

7:21 AM  "No matter what happens, you bring the best cat with you and take the best cat home."

'Mom saved my life' video

The sign left by American woman Carolyn Lloyd, 45, and daughter Rachel Lloyd, 22, who were lost in the bush east of ...

A couple more hours and I would've been a goner, says rescued tramper.

'We're just a bit numb' gallery

The owner of a Feilding house had to watch it burn down after it was the target of arson.

Warmer winter highly likely

Hoping for a warm winter? Niwa says you're in luck.

Stitch in time to save bridge access

Access to a Pohangina bridge could be saved following concerns about cutting off residents.

Trust eager for feral cat trial

Foxton Wildlife Trust is ready, willing and able to take steps to implement a trial around feral cats.

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News

Farmers claim flood work is waste of money

Horizons Regional Council, 2015

Horowhenua farmers have implored Horizons Regional Council against $235,000 of flood work.

Taylor stuck on sidelines

Andre Taylor is unlikely to play club rugby in Manawatu.

Manawatu Gorge given thorough check

Dipping a toe into dancing

Sport

Massey women cop another big loss

Upper Hutt's Emma Lavery, left, and Grace McRobie, centre, jostle with Sam Perko of Massey University in their Central ...

Massey were thrashed by Central League leader Upper Hutt.

Marist in need of wins

Palmerston North Marist were beaten by Napier City Rovers.

 Palmerston North Marist were beaten by Napier City Rovers.

Hodge second in Muriwai Open

Tyler Hodge's second place finish in the Muriwai Open left him 11th in the Charles Tour standings, despite playing just ...

Levin professional Tyler Hodge finished the Muriwai open with an even round of 72 to finish second.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Sore knee doesn't slow Sanson down

Manawatu's Chris Sanson, left, hanging on to the leading group at the Rotorua marathon on Saturday. In front of him are ...

Chris Sanson finished second at the national marathon championships.

opinion

OPINION: Politicians' travel expenses food for thought

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce spent nearly $800 on a steakhouse meal for him and four others while in Houston.

OPINION: As good as a $100 steak sounds, it's got to be tough for the New Zealand public to swallow. 

OPINION: Sellers' claim to fame was a milestone for our nation

Veteran New Zealand sports broadcaster Peter Sellers at home in Dunedin in 2013.

OPINION: Peter Sellers is dead.  Of course he is, you might think.  Never that physically robust, Sellers' health didn't really recover from a series of heart attacks suffered whilst filming Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid in 1964.  

Ringworm - highly contagious, but easily treated

Ringworm is very contagious and often all the animals in a litter will be affected.

OPINION: It's a bit like an early Xmas every day at the pet hospital lately.

Burundi: The next genocide?

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.

OPINION: The good news is that the killing in Burundi has not yet grown into a civil war.

Nothing beats an underdog like Eddie Edwards

Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton in Eddie the Eagle.

OPINION: Any kids who have been rudely told they will never make it at sport could do worse than go see the Eddie the Eagle movie.

Lifestyle

The colour of home

Amey Bell Booth's paintings capture flowers and everyday objects.

Amey Bell-Booth's paint brush is never dull as Carly Thomas found out.

Workers unite on May Day

The Wellington Community Choir performing at the last May Day concert in Palmerston North.

May Day to be marked with music and dance.

In the dark on stage

The Young Vic Open Voices choir in The Events New York season.

 Rehearsals are under way for the 17 community choirs involved in an upcoming Centrepoint Theatre play.

Hamish McKay: Time to reflect

Hamish McKay was a guest speaker at his hometown of Apiti for the village's Anzac Day service.

"This my tea break between innings. I'm not sure where I'm going to bat in the next inning."

Karting about the country

At just 14 years old Rangitikei resident Kaleb Ngatoa is a karting success.

At just 14-years-old Marton resident Kaleb Ngatoa is a karting success.

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