Educators lobby against IES plan

12:00pm Palmerston North educators call for community support to help push politicians towards "better plan" for children.

Start tuning up for summer

12:00pm It might not quite feel like summer yet, but plans are under way for Access Manawatu's Sounds of Summer.

Gran saw talent in a girl aged 11

12:00pm 'My grandmother somehow knew that this is what I will do, it's very special.'

Spare blushes and go blue for health

12:00pm Men and women are being encouraged to put embarrassment aside and look after their bodies.

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