Manawatu swimmers, including Cameron Gillespie, right, performed well at the Wellington winter short course championships recently.

Mid-winter swimming madness

It has been some time since managing to put pen to paper so there is a lot to report

Lights for safety

31072015    News   photo: Warwick Smith/Fairfax NZ 
New pedestrian crossing light system installed at Ruahine Street crossing outside hospital. Lights activated by motion sensors.

Ruahine St pedestrian crossing lights are in place and expected to go live on Monday.

Kids escape daycare

Two children broke out of daycare and wandered across a four-lane road.

Truck tips on Desert Rd

A truck driver was taken to hospital after his truck tipped on the Desert Road.

Latching on for a long life gallery

Palmerston North Babies and their mothers littered the room with chatter, cooing and squeels but as 10.30am hit, it was all quiet for the Big Latch On. 

Judging the judges

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

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Massey v UCOL in scrabble

Teams from Massey University and UCOL go head to head in a game of scrabble in te reo for Maori language week.  
Kim Alty from the Massey team places a word down.

Manawatu tertiary institutes faced off in a battle to see who reined supreme in a game of scrabble.

Bubbles, cake and quips - Ruth Crossley celebrates a century

Happy Birthday, copyright issues not withstanding, was the theme tune for Ruth Crossley's 100th birthday gathering in Orewa on Thursday.

TPPA protests planned

Manuka a golden opportunity


Story hoping for success at track and field champs

Manawatu masters athlete Vanessa Story is competing in three sprint events at the world track and field championships in France this month.

Manawatu's Vanessa Story has potentially her best chance at winning a medal at the world masters track and field championships in France.

Gibbins was itching to get back to Turbos

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins set to lead his team in first Premiership campaign.

Manawatu’s Selica Winiata will be focusing solely on sevens ahead of the Rio Olympics next year.

Winiata's focus strictly on sevens

For the first time in 14 years, Selica Winiata won't be sighted in a Manawatu Cyclones jersey.


Resignation symptom of wider dysfunction

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

OPINION: The resignation of a five-term district councillor in Tararua should not have been allowed to happen. 

Language can equal understanding

OPINION: Learning and appreciating another culture's language is a pathway to greater understanding, awareness and empathy, writes Matthew Dallas

26072015 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. The Christchurch club rugby final was played at Malvern Park, between Lincoln University and Christchurch. Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca (pictured) was the target of racial taunts during the weekend's game.

Racism in sport 'disgraceful'

OPINION: The actions of the spectators who racially abused a Christchurch club rugby player to the point where he asked to be taken off the field were utterly disgraceful.


Film festival flies into Palmy

Activist Tame Iti is the focus of 'The Prince of Peace', a flim showing in Palmerston North as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Martial arts, Mafioso comedy and a controversial New Zealand activist are all the subject of films soon to be screened in Palmerston North.

DC-3 comes in for landing

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Art trail price hike slammed

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

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