Silver Ferns thrill fans

Testing time in Manawatu

The Silver Ferns ended a frustrating losing streak last night but were already winners in the eyes of netball fans before they took to the court.

School camps costly

The cost of sending kids on school camp has some Manawatu parents lining up at food banks.

Horowhenua keeps gaming

Pokie Machines A sinking lid policy on gaming machines is making slow inroads into the amount spent on pokie machines in Horowhenua.

Blood Service appeals for donors

The New Zealand Blood Service is pleading for more Manawatu donors to come forward after a steep decline in the past two years.

New wheelchair needed

Elias Ruruku-Hunt has spent the 11 years of his life battling multiple severe disabilities.

Prisoner at large yet to be charged

Charges yet to be laid against prisoner who roamed at large for three hours.

High hopes for 'Texan' training planes

planes New wings means a new name for Ohakea Air Force Base's aerobatic team.

Scholarship a stepping stone

Cohen Stephens may have a knack with numbers, but it's his performing talents that have landed him a scholarship to acting school.

Getting bristly on health

Ashurst pupil finds his groove in DJ stints


Town reached out to war kids

Seventy years ago today, 732 child war refugees stopped off in town.

Intense Olympic focus goes on nine triathletes

Lizzie Stannard Triathlon New Zealand has named nine athletes for its podium and development high-performance squads for next year.

Silver Ferns thrill fans

The Silver Ferns ended a frustrating losing streak last night but were already winners in the eyes of netball fans before they took to the court.

Ferns have one aim in mind - shooting goals

Amateur heavyweights tee up showdown

Central Women's Football team

Central get their mojo working

Central women's coach Mick Curry is hoping his players have finally discovered their mojo.

On a wing and a prayer

HELIPRO It's turbulent times for aviation, with the financial collapse of helicopter firm Helipro and Vincent Aviation, and it fears it is being choked by red tape.

Projects strain Wgtn labour

Infrastructure projects will require more labour than the region can offer, recruitment firm says.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Ebos looks further afield

Oh dear, Ikea

First it was Apple, then Samsung. Will Ikea be the next retailer to charge Kiwis way over the odds?

Gutsy decisions needed

One in five Kiwi kids live in poverty, apparently. It’s a startling figure.

World of social media has a lot to answer for

New technology and complacency have combined to loosen the grip of parental control and societal decency.

Halloween history is rife with myths

Council making hard work of child's play


Employment law change boon for bosses

Workers want a job where they feel valued and that they are doing something important, even if the task seems menial.

A new high for hippies

Mt Cook It was one of the great climbing feats - and 44 years ago two Kiwis went where no man had gone before.

Art Mart pops up bigger, brighter

The Art Mart pop-up shop is making a reappearance in a more permanent space.

Art from the heartland

Excellent tribute to concerts

pink hammer

Girl power in bloke's paradise

One thing that needs to be noted for its particular Kiwiness is "a bloke and his shed".

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