Tony Stewart will be looking to dominate the field in Palmerston North on Tuesday night.

Speedway stars do battle

8:55 AM  Palmerston North hosts anticipated International Spintcar series meet.

Beggars' concern

Problems associated with begging are likely to be tackled through a proposed new bylaw in Palmerston North.

Palmerston North wants a bylaw to deal with beggars that does not ban begging.

Toxic foam explained

Defence Force stopped using toxic foam in 2002, but many airports still use similar foams.

More oversight needed

OPINION: If state broadcaster is to get millions in taxpayer funding, it should be accountable.

Absent athletes

8:21 AM  Central Regional Champs poorly supported, but Manawatū athletes shine.

Giving it all in a good cause

Student farewelled with appreciation for contribution to community.

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Money for music, sound and theatresports

Arts Heart recipients Warren, with pūtōrino, and Virginia Warbrick, the Palmerston North Theatre Trust's Sheridan ...

8:56 AM  The Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust has picked three projects to support.

Army truck crashes

Truck veers off the road in crash in Central North Island.

YMCA delivers NCEA

Garage and family car damaged


More oversight needed

When Metiria Turei announced she was stepping down from Parliament, Radio NZ's Checkpoint host John Campbell was a ...

OPINION: If our state broadcaster is to get millions in taxpayer funding, it should also have a public editor.

What a difference a year makes

Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre is on track for opening in the middle of 2018.

Palmerston North is on the cusp of an explosion of activity as big projects finally happen.

Style over substance

Ernest Hemingway wrote what would now be considered some deeply objectionable material, but in his day, was awarded a ...

OPINION: The objectionable subject matter of authors like Hemingway should be seen in context of their era.

Concise history lesson

The battleship Arizona burning and capsizing after the attack by Japanese aircraft on the United States fleet in Pearl  ...

Eyewitness account helps evocative Pearl Harbour series soar.

Beware good intentions

Palmerston North bars will continue pulling pints until 3am after an early-closing trial was quietly shelved.

OPINION: Social responsibility only lasted so long for bar owners. And who can blame them?


Fare rise considered fair

The Esplanade train has been popular with Manawatū families for over 50 years.

Beloved mini train to be 50 cents more a ride due to rising costs.

An expedition into art

Annabel Neall, in her Palmerston North studio.

Annabel Neall's art explores the beauty of New Zealand's deep south.

A big year on stage

Some of the actors who will be part of the 2018 line-up at Palmerston North's Centrepoint Theatre.

Centrepoint Theatre has announced its 2018 lineup of shows.

The heart of a heritage home video

John and Sarah Vickers sit in their internal courtyard.

A heritage home designed by James Chapman-Taylor sits tucked away in Marton.

Fending off furballs

Cats ingest a lot of fur when they groom themselves, which can build up in the stomach and cause them to vomit.

PAWS AND CLAWS: No-one wants to be woken in the middle of the night to a retching cat.

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