3 MPs, 1 new mayor

Blue gets a bigger hold

Palmerston North looks set to lose a mayor and gain three MPs after election night.
iain lees-galloway

Hunt for armed man

12:48pm Palmerston North police are searching for a man who is on the loose after an attempted armed robbery.

Labour in thrashing

Labour Party 12:00pm Labour has a dose of the big-city blues, with voter support running for the hills in what were once its strongholds.

Lundy hearing begins

Hearing will focus on scientific evidence in the retrial of Mark Lundy for family's murder.

Nats win party vote

12:00pm National won the party vote in Palmerston North on Saturday night, though not as emphatically as it did nationally.

Councillors line up for city mayoralty

12:00pm Three Palmerston North city councillors have confirmed they will stand for the mayoralty if Jono Naylor resigns.

Rurawhe regains seat for Labour

Adrian Rurawhe Labour has regained the lower North Island Maori electorate of Te Tai Hauauru a decade after losing it.

Labour off message

Iain Lees-Galloway's personal triumph on Saturday night was in stark contrast to his party's fortunes.

McKelvie secures second term

Loud shirts signal special day


G-G backs Wildbase Recovery

The governor-general has given his endorsement to the planned Wildbase Recovery centre in Palmerston North.

Cruden unlikely for Turbos

Aaron Cruden All Blacks star may have been kicked off the Argentina trip, but he's unlikely to re-join the Turbos, coach says.

Tudreu tormented the Stags

There is no more humble gent in the Manawatu Turbos than chunky left wing Nathan Tudreu.

Manawatu struggle for ball in wind and rain

Manawatu take the spoils

Manawatu Development XV

Manawatu Development rolled over

As the storm raged over Arena Manawatu on Saturday, the Wellington Development XV looked at home and the Manawatu players looked as if they would rather have been anywhere else.

Hubbard investors recoup losses

allan hubbard The statutory management of late financier's Aorangi Securities ends with investors receiving almost all their money back.

Energy shares favoured

Shares in electricity companies have come back slightly after a big leap this morning following National's election win.

Jane Freeman leaves Pumpkin Patch

Retail spending on the rise

Open purse and money

Consumer confidence off the boil

Interest rate hikes earlier this year might be starting to be felt by households, latest survey shows.

Key's triumph no small achievement

John Key The verdict from New Zealanders could not have been more clear.

Referendum does not solve wider ills

Campaigners for an independent Scotland will have to wait for another chance to free the country from the bosom of Mother England.

The business of enslaving hearts

The election that taste forgot

flock hill farm

Investing in science matters

As I write this I do not know the shape or form of our next government.

A necessary retreat

I have always loved the bush that clads the hills above the Kapiti coastline.

Time to savour cornbread and cake

Whether sweet or savoury, Ruth Pretty has the answer to those coffee-break cravings.

Sinfonia combines with youth

Chance for students to show culture


Moulding young minds

Wi Taepa is a clay artist and sculptor who is handing over his mantra of doing what you love to students at low decile schools.

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