The Himatangi Beach Holiday Park will find out in August if it is the best in the country.

Holiday park up for award

The Himatangi Beach Holiday Park is a finalist in the 2017 Spirit of Hospitality Awards.

Conman allowed to sue

Brian Hunter has multiple convictions, including for impersonating a pilot and a lawyer.

A serial conman says probation officers' negligence cost him, and he's going to sue.

Manawatu Gorge alternative urgent

OPINION: For over 130 years, bits of the Manawatu Gorge have been falling down.

Two injured in crash

Two people flown to hospital after crash which shunted two cars into paddock.

Obligations breached

Playground business records second recent loss in the Employment Relations Authority.

Historic marae preserved

A small band of enthusiastic workers are striving hard to preserve a piece of Maori heritage. 

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Manawatu swimmers in the medals

There was a packed day of rugby at the Arena for club rugby finals day on Saturday.

Mya Rasmussen and Laticia Transom have been in hot form in the pool.

"Can-do" Kiwi laid to rest

 Colin Stevenson, the man who "put Tokomaru on the map" died aged 87, and was ferried to the cemetery by steam-powered traction engine.

Miles in memory event held

New patrol car takes to Feilding streets

Sport

Manawatu swimmers in the medals

There was a packed day of rugby at the Arena for club rugby finals day on Saturday.

Mya Rasmussen and Laticia Transom have been in hot form in the pool.

FOB-Oroua, OBM taste success

FOB-Oroua's Zeon McNabb attempts to slip out of the tackle of Te Kawau's James Holland in the Val Holland Trophy final.

Feilding Old Boys-Oroua claim the Val Holland Memorial Trophy and Old Boys-Marist retain the senior 2 Houlihan Cup.

Marist blow lead against Olympic

Palmerston North Marist striker Taylor Monk scored both goals in their Central League loss to Wellington Olympic at ...

There seems to be only one way Marist are heading at the end of the season.

College destroy Tech COB

It was one-day traffic in the men's club hockey game between College and Tech College Old Boys.

There's one team way out in front of the rest in the men's club hockey competition.

Hankins Shield surreal for OBM

Old Boys-Marist celebrate their Hankins Shield win over Kia Toa.

There was a surreal feeling among many of the Old Boys-Marist players and coaching staff after they claimed their first Hankins Shield title as an amalgamated club on Saturday at CET Arena.

opinion

Manawatu Gorge alternative urgent

Contractors work in the Manawatu Gorge earlier this year. Their efforts have so far been futile.

OPINION: For over 130 years, bits of the Manawatu Gorge have been falling down. But this time it might be closed forever.

All hail the zombie master

The late US filmmaker George A. Romero was known for mastering the zombie film genre.

OPINION: The late George A Romero threw a mirror up to society, exposing the capitalist nightmare.

Care needed in celebrity suicide tributes

Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the ...

OPINION: We all need to be careful in sharing grief over Linkin Park singer's death.

Council's snooping must not be tolerated

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton, left, with mayor Michael Feyen at the start of his term. ...

OPINION: Nobody from the Horowhenua council has explained why it's necessary to debase democracy.

Rugby can learn from league

It's time to get the ball back in play with a lineout. Are there too many long stoppages in rugby?

OPINION: Long breaks in play are not a great viewer experience.

Lifestyle

The road to gang-life redemption

Te Kai Po Ahuriri, captain of the Stormtroopers Outlaw chapter, spars at The Fight Shop gym.

Two gang members with separate lives talk about their similar roads to recovery.

Fetch not always a fun game

Chasing sticks can be a dangerous game, write vet Malcolm Anderson.

OPINION: Vet Malcolm Anderson offers some words of advice about the dangers of playing fetch.

GOT from every angle

Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound, saddles up for season seven of Game of Thrones.

REVIEW: There has to be a better way to introduce new series to new viewers.

REVIEW: Euan Macleod

An art exhibition by Euan Macleod, named Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting, is coming to Te Manawa in Palmerston ...

Painting yourself in the landscape seems the most natural of subjects, when handled by this artist.

Moon landing celebrated in Manawatu

Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon.

MEMORY LANE: Do you remember the first Moon landing?

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