Travis Banks represents New Zealand during his entrance on the way to the ring.

Piledriving his dreams video

Bulls pro wrestler the first Kiwi to step inside a WWE ring for 30 years.

Family distressed video

New Zealand soldier Lt. Timothy O'Donnell was killed in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2010. (FILE)

Relatives of killed soldier Tim O'Donnell say they're annoyed by allegations in Nicky Hager's book.

Serious crash now fatal

Police abandoned a pursuit of a motorcyclist in Bulls. He later crashed and has now died.

SPCA investigates pet shop

Claims of dead fish, birds crammed in cages refuted by pet sellers.

Flawed man, marvellous musician

OPINION: Not the least of Chuck Berry's achievements was survival.

Rembrandt's apprentice speaks out

Tales of greed, lust, and despair within Rembrandt display.

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Society riled by proposed aviary closure

Overgrown shrubs have been allowed to push through the Kowhai Park aviaries.

Hefty cost prompts council to consider demolishing Kowhai Park aviaries.

Seymour talks death and taxes

ACT leader David Seymour tries bridging the generation gap.

Mayor wants cash back

Bogus letters barking mad


Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Historic win remembered

Victor Pollard and Bryan Yuile at Palmerston North Boys' High School in 2014, with rector Dave Bovey, himself a former ...

Spin twins recall beating the Australians 50 years ago.

Close competition at athletics champs

Lydia Bamford, here comepting in the triple jump at the national atheltics championships last weekend, will be one to ...

The cream of Manawatu's young athletics talent will be on display this weekend.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Aces overpower Otago

Lockie Ferguson took three wickets in Otago's second innings as Auckland cruised to victory.

Auckland stay in contention for Plunket Shield with big win.


Flawed man, marvellous musician

Chuck Berry's influence on music is undeniable.

OPINION: Not the least of Chuck Berry's achievements was survival.

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

Enough of the pontificating by activist celebrities

Activist celebrities such as Angelina Jolie enjoy the luxury of being able to pontificate without ever having to deliver ...

OPINION: Celebrities have no more moral authority than the bank teller, the bus driver and the supermarket checkout operator, writes Karl du Fresne.

Closures sad for the city

The Gallery restaurant on Church St has closed after 16 years in the city.

OPINION: Closure of the Cloverlea Tavern and The Gallery a shame for Palmerston North.

What's a small political party to do?

Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Metiria Turei.

OPINION: A change in government this year could present an existential crisis to the Green Party.


Loving jibes and self-deprecating humour

Geraldine Brophy,  Lynda Milligan and Julie Edwards star in Grumpy Old Women's new show Game of Crones.

Review: The actors and audience were in good humour for Game of Crones.

Canuck country string band to play

Canada's All Day Breakfast Stringband from Montreal from left Max Evans - fiddle, Andrew Kobus - mandolin, Dara Weiss - ...

A touring Canadian old time country music group is on a 23-centre tour of NZ and stops by for a concert in Palmerston North.

A funny, sunny trip to Nelson gallery

Boats sail on the sea in Nelson.

Georgia Forrester develops a deeper appreciation of the beauty of her own country during a trip to Nelson.

Should masters be remastered?

Nightwatch, 1642, modified digital print by the Rembrandt Research Project. Canvas restored version dimensions are of ...

A Critical Eye: Visiting the Rembrandt Remastered exhibition is a surreal experience.

The pursuit of art

Artist Terry Fergusson's exhibition is soon to open in Palmerston North.

Human emotion is at the heart of Terry Fergusson's art.

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