Wife's gift of life

Kidney best birthday present ever

The gift of life was more than Sam Te Kawa could have ever wished for on his birthday.
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Charges laid over death

Jocelyn Palmerston North man charged over death of former Hokowhitu School deputy principal.

Flying back to court

Former director of grounded Palmerston North flying school will resume his appeal tomorrow.

Prince bombs Kiwi sevens coach

Prince Harry Prince pops up for a photobomb of his own days after a grinning Queen was snapped in a selfie.

Council appeals siren silence

Appeal against PNCC planning decision that could silence Ashhurst fire siren could be resolved out of court.

Meet the new The Block teams

Here are the pairs you'll be rooting for or complaining about over the next few months.

Film fest for 'adventurous' Ohakune

A national tour of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival is bringing a collection of movies to Ohakune.

School's discovery table proves a hit

Curiosity table laden with stones, shells and shark teeth is sparking an interest in science.

National standards given world praise

Show goes on for kapa haka group


NZ troops on their way home

Soldiers from Linton Miltary Camp are expected to begin their return today after just under a month of war excercises in Queensland, Australia.

Pirates and Yellows to star in final showdown

 Hooker-turned-flanker Chris Willoughby New club Pirates and Feilding Yellows will fight out Manawatu's senior second club rugby final at Arena Manawatu on Saturday.

Wanganui pull plug on joint bowls venture

Manawatu's interclub joint venture with Wanganui has been kicked into touch after only one year.

Banner game for Boys' High after gutsy draw

Win completes perfect season

Conrad Smith

Smith to face Turbos

Conrad Smith is likely to test out his broken thumb for Wellington against Manawatu in a pre-NPC game.

Farmers face $4b pay cut

milk Fonterra's reduced forecast farm-gate milk payout will "come as a shock to farmers".

Auckland storm proves costly

The violent storm that swept across Auckland in June has cost insurers $30 million so far.

Call for lower tax on savings

Air NZ flies more passengers


Director a 'model prisoner'

Jailed director of Capital + Merchant has been paroled after coping well in prison, Parole Board says.

Big fish Brownlee let off the hook

Gerry Brownlee Prime minister was never going to offer Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee a ticket to the back benches.

Tomorrow's world an udder day

There are non-dairy choices around, if that rocks your boat.

List rankings offer no safety nets

Blaming your beer-making tools

US President Barack Obama

Politics as the new religion

Scientists say the human instinct for religion is so strong that it can never actually be eradicated.

Cooking in the 'real Italy'

Cooking in Italy In Italian cooking everything must be made from scratch, and everything must be authentic

When reality bites

What happens to reality TV contestants after they've been beamed into our lounges every night?

Why do we wear bras?

The little film that could


One last salute

Two well-known Manawatu personalities are wearing their hearts on their sleeves.

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