A beggar sits in the Square by Bruce Watt Photography. The city council is looking for ways to get beggars off the streets.

Beggars on council hit-list

Council looks to regulate beggars with a bylaw after the gentle approach doesn't work.

Youth housing needed

Amy Viles, who researched youth homelessness in Palmerston North with Liv Douglas, is urging the city council to act on their findings.

Social work student pleads for action to provide housing for homeless young people.

Police chase ends in crash

9:23 PM  A short police chase in Feilding has resulted in a vehicle crashing into a power pole.

Massey manslaughter

Jesse Ferris-Bromley bashed his partner multiple times before her death, court hears.

Memorial site for crash victim

Flowers and a rugby uniform have been left at the site of a fatal car crash.

Child 'left in car overnight'

Police say mother didn't tell them a baby was in her car when they removed her from the vehicle.

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News

Whanganui's 'h' debate gets schooled

Victorian government promises on Gonski school funding are not in the bag.

There is nothing that irks teachers more than bad spelling.

Donations pour in

Support shown for woman hit by tree at festival.

A life on paper

Cheap supermarket booze hurting business for bars

Sport

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

Spencer and V8s return

The NZ V8 Ute Racing series is back at Manfeild this weekend.

Upsets always a chance in bowls

Pat Horgan, left, and Mark Noble played an exciting Manawatu men's pairs final at Palmerston North on Monday.

Reputations haven't counted for much in bowls recently.

Lindsay gets the adrenaline pumping

Angus Lindsay won the main event at the Adrenaline 6 fight night.

Wellington's Angus Lindsay beat Terrence Montgomery of Auckland in a full Thai rules fight.

Kiwi driver looking forward to Manfeild

Brendon Leitch, here in action at Taupo during round four of the Toyota Racing Series last weekend, is the leading Kiwi in the series, which finishes at Manfeild this weekend.

Brendon Leitch is the leading Kiwi in the TRS this year.

opinion

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

Crying wolf with TPP conspiracy theories

Thousands of people gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest against the signing of the TPP at Sky City.

OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.

Zika virus: Don't panic

Researchers are working on a vaccine to the mosquito-bourne virus Zika, and in due course, will come up with one, Gwynne Dyer writes.

OPINION: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world.

State interferes with the naming of babies

Breakers player Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

OPINION: The difficulties experienced by basketball player Tai Wesley in the naming of his firstborn son awoke old memories.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Lifestyle

A life on paper

James Robinson is an artist interested in the psychology  of his practice.

Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Steve Jobs a frustratingly unpleasant movie character

Michael Fassbender puts in a brilliant performance as Apple founder Steve Jobs

REVIEW: Michael Fassbender plays a grumpy Steve Jobs in the biopic film.

A circle of friends

Ephraim Russell is the White Room Gallery's first exhibiting artist for the year.

Art for Ephraim Russell is often a collaborative thing rather than a solo pursuit and his new exhibition is one where he is amongst friends.

Power of the horse video

Papanui Station musters are best suited to horses.

Mustering on horse back is becoming a bit of a dying art but for some, it's a necessity.

The Finest Hours movie deserves way more acclaim

Chris Pine in The Finest Hours.

REVIEW: Two of the finest hours of my viewing season were sitting with my funny goggles on my nose enjoying The Finest Hours in 3D.

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