Bowls extraordinaire Goston dies

Golfing legend Bob Charles will be playing the pro-am at the New Zealand PGA championship in Palmerston North next month.

GOOD SPORTS: Bowls Manawatu has lost one its long-serving members.

Warriors wow in rare outing

A Warriors fan laps up the side's strong performance against the Gold Coast Titans in Palmerston North.

They came, they won, and left league fans delighted.

Rangitikei Club to close

The Rangitikei Club is expected to close on Thursday.

The Rangitikei Club will close with at least $59,000 of unpaid debts.

Pay rises: Attitude as important as economy

Attitude and planning are key when it comes to pay rises, says
DKSH managing director Russell Wilson.

Want a pay rise? Do your homework, say Manawatu employers.

First time buyers frustrated

REINZ Manawatu spokesman Andy Stewart said first home buyers face a discouraging search but can still find relatively ...

Manawatu-Whanganui house prices are the highest in decades and still rising, frustrating first home buyers.

A dog's life - 150 of them

Researcher Naomi Cogger with working dog Donna. Cogger hopes to give farmers and vets more information about the health ...

150 dogs about to be fitted with electronic tracking collars to see what life and work on the farm is really like.

Wave clouds are simply stunning

Wave-like clouds photographed over Palmerston North.

Beautiful clouds roll and break like waves in the sea over Palmerston North.

Dinner date diplomacy

It's the annual trans-Tasman dinner date.  Prime Minister Bill English and wife Mary take a water taxi with Australian ...

Malcolm Turnbull and John Key got on like a house on fire. The Bill English relationship might need work.

Orientation week kicks off

Kiwipaarie Jain, 6, tries her hand at mixing a chemical science experiment at one of the display stalls.

The fun and hijinks of orientation week has begun in Palmerston North.

Festival to appeal to mixed appetites

A Taniwha lantern makes it's way through the square at the 2016 lantern parade.

Festival of Cultures returns with a fresh emphasis on ethnic diversity.

Helicopter couldn't reach crash

The rescue helicopter could not reach the crash site in poor weather conditions.

Bad weather hampered rescue of two survivors after a fatal smash near the remote Tararua township of Pongaroa.

New measles case on campus

measles vaccine

 A new measles case has been discovered at a tertiary campus in Palmerston North, days before control measures shutting classes is due to lift.

The heart of rural post video

Ron Lawrence's last day on the job after 20 years.

After 20 years of being a rural postie in Manawatu, Ron Lawrence has done his final round.

Got what it takes?

Every training is different and in 2016 the team took part in a steep-angle exercise at Vaucluse Heights, near ...

Getting buried in a pile of rubble is all part of the training for search and rescue teams.

One hundred nights and counting video

Jonty Skerman, 7, loves camping so much, he's become a Macpac tent tester.

Jonty Skerman doesn't go camping on holiday. He goes camping every day.

Car flips near Ashhurst

A police spokeswoman said St John Ambulance hadn't needed to be called as the driver of the flipped car made it out of ...

A car has partially blocked traffic after flipping onto its roof near Ashhurst.

Plate of Origin returns

Aberdeen Restaurant's Craig Robinson and Auckland's The Grove chef Josh Barlow craft their 2016 Plate of Origin winning ...

Manawatu chefs have once again stepped up to the hot plate for Plate of Origin.

Man trashes WINZ office

Geoffery Spring caused nearly $35,000 worth of damage to the Feilding Work and Income office in a drunken rage.

Man causes $35,000 of damage to WINZ office in a drunken New Year's Day rage against the system.

Measles case a false alarm

The city's number of measles cases remains at six.

Further testing has revealed there was no seventh measles case after all.

Dude, where's my summer?

Palmerston North has had its wettest January in a decade but things are looking up for March.

Palmerston North has had its wettest January in 10 years.

60th anniversary of hanging

Walter Bolton was the last man to be hung in New Zealand before capital punishment was repealed.

Whanganui farmer Walter James Bolton was hanged for the murder of his wife.

Warriors squad warmly welcomed

Roslyn School students David Mataitonga, 6, and Monish Dhakal, 5, listen intently to the Warriors.

League madness has hit Manawatu, with a line-up of community visits from the NZ Warriors ahead of Sunday's big game.

Debate on proposed rates rise

Development of the Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery aviaries at Victoria Esplanade will be a major feature of the ...

Palmerston North's rates rise could cost average residents an extra $60 next year.

Love hunt leads to jail term

The Palmerston North courthouse.

A mother's search for love lured her into meth trade.

Killer paroled, banned

Brayden Windley, one of three men who killed Michael Valentine, has been granted parole.

Family of Michael Valentine unhappy one of his killers is being released from prison

New research helping gut health

Alicia Barnett holds a flask containing culture material ready for for incubation.

A new laboratory method could help scientists learn how to make specifically tailored food and medicine.

High hopes with whio release

Fourteen whio are released to their new home near Whanganui National Park.

Fourteen endangered birds have been released near Whanganui National Park in the hopes numbers will flourish.

Firefighters lend hand in Hawke's Bay

Helicopters fight the fire between Havelock North and Waimarama, in Hawke's Bay.

Manawatu defence force firefighters take on raging fires in Hawke's Bay.

Billboard storm in a C-cup

Designer Direct's infamous billboard has been sold. Designer Direct owner Michael Adams hands over to new owner Tim Harris.

Too saucy for some residents, a former councillor purchased the Bull's billboard.

Going for Brock

Mark Hunt takes a shot at Brock Lesnar during the UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2016.

Opinion: Men just don't get as big as him without using steroids.

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