Cheers, Mavis

Raising a glass to a job well done

Mavis Rodgers doesn't like alcohol. She won't have it in her house, but she's toured the hotels, pubs and clubs of Palmerston North.
Mavis Rodgers

Bullying charges laid

Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.

'Caretaker mayor' too costly

There is little interest in backing a proposal to put 'high-profile' personality into a caretaker role as Palmerston North mayor.

A magical Christmas display

Ellen Doddrell looked up, startled, as her husband Elworthy bounded into the house.

Burglars hit Manawatu schools

Play equipment and electronic goods have been taken in spate of burglaries at Manawatu schools.

DHB rejects joint venture

Plans for a joint chief executive for the MidCentral and Whanganui district health boards has been scrapped.

Tramper found in Tararuas

An Austrian tramper missing in the Tararua Ranges is found.

McCann backs Smith

Prospective mayoral candidate Duncan McCann withdraws to support fellow councillor Grant Smith.

Boaties reminded of effects of didymo

Fraud-hit, but back on track

Cash rolls in for Wildbase

Donations great and small have bolstered fund-raising efforts for Wildbase Recovery.

Manawatu U17s triumph at CD event

The Manawatu under-17 team cricket are the Central Districts champions after winning the tournament in Napier this week.

Jetting into a new season

The Manawatu Jets seem to have pulled one of the short straws for next year's NBL draw.

Renwick fires up team to take a win

Manawatu Utd set on finishing in third place

Shannon volunteer's big night

Dean File's acceptance speech at the New Zealand Rugby Awards was to an audience half as big as his home town of Shannon.

The good times are rolling

We look back on Christchurch in 2014 and ask: Is this as good as it gets?

SFF allowed meat discharge

Silver Fern Farms granted consent to discharge into Waimakariri river, after commissioners placed "little weight" on petition by thousands.

SMEs vulnerable to phreaking

Bulk retail potential recognised

Fonterra's in tight corner

Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.

Booze branding ban needs better assessment

If the brains trust on alcohol abuse think axing booze advertising will have a positive impact on young people's habits, then get to it - but don't single out sports sponsorship.

Cruel lesson in nature strikes close to home

We had a sharp reminder last week of how merciless nature can be.

Cafe siege brings terror threat closer

Kiwi jailed in Bali deserves sympathy

Call for action against extremism and terror

This is not a time of moderation. Sadly it should be, but it appears the forces of extremism have stolen the narrative.

Film Review: The Hobbit

Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Marking a milestone in heels

Anyone who frequents the Palmerston North theatre circuit will know Mark Kilsby. He is a much-loved fixture of the local drama scene.

Square resounds to skirl of the pipes

A charnel house for children

Glamour goes against the grain

Curator Claire Regnault has contributed to the largest exhibition to date at City Gallery Wellington, bringing her love of vintage couture and costuming to the fore.

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