Burnout fatigue frustrates Longburn

The evidence of nights of burnouts are left on Works Rd and in the gutters near Palmerston North.

5:00 AM  Wasted rubber and frustrations piling up from all-night skid parties in Palmerston North suburb.

Unique event spared from cancellation

Richard Aslett with his masterpiece, which may or may not be a fake, for the upcoming Fakes and Forgeries event in Mangaweka.

The show must go on for a small town event inspired by local art criminal mastermind.

Soldier found with semi-auto rifle hopes to avoid conviction

Linton-based solider Piquet Kolin Lawson, who lives in military housing, says he had an AK-47 for “home protection”

Soldier, who hasn't had a firearms licence since 2019, says he had AK-47, shotgun and ammunition for "home protection".

Terrace End greens to become homes

The no-longer used Terrace End bowling club land is almost certain to be used for housing.

Vacant bowling club land in Palmerston North is likely to be used for housing.

Road rage leads to payment pledge

Darcy William Harrison pleaded guilty in the Palmerston North District Court to assaulting someone during a road rage ...

Judge says man could have lost his licence for punching someone at traffic lights after allegedly being cut off while driving.

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Fire reignites safety concerns about abandoned landmark video

The aftermath of the fire at High Flyers, an iconic building in central Palmerston North.

The once proud building in the heart of Palmerston North has become notorious for its smashed windows, graffiti and antisocial behaviour.

Expert urges higher immunisation: 'Living alongside Covid a myth' video

Infectious disease expert David Hayman hopes New Zealand’s vaccine trajectory doesn’t flatten out.

There is no returning to normal life without a much higher vaccination rate, warns infectious disease expert still backing elimination strategy.

Century-old Mangaweka bank-turned-house sold

18102021 news photo DAVID UNWIN/STUFF
Old Bank of New Zealand building in Mangaweka has sold. Michele Sara has owned it ...

Michele Sara spent two years making the old bank into a true home, but has now reluctantly sold it on to new owners.

One seriously injured in two-car crash

St John treated one person with serious injuries.

Police were alerted to the crash on Rangitīkei Line at 3.45pm, which closed the southbound lane.

Fire crews respond to ammonia leak near Dannevirke

Fire crews are providing support after an ammonia leak was found on Tuesday morning.

Icepak was evacuated after an ammonia leak occurred during routine maintenance.

Huia heist 'accomplice' not guilty

The male of a pair of huia at the Dannevirke Gallery of History. The female was stolen in July 2020.

Judge says not enough evidence to prove man who went to museum with huia thief acted as a lookout.

Person taken to hospital after suspicious fire

A house on Langley Ave in Milson has been destroyed by fire.

Fire crews arrived just after midnight to find the house engulfed in flames, with one person taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Organisers cautiously optimistic with plans for summer events

Speedway has a starting date of November and owner Bruce Robertson says fans are eager to get back to the Arena (file photo).

Manawatū's biggest events still forging ahead despite pandemic casting a cloud over summer plans.

City centre smothered in smoke video

Firefighters tackle a blaze at the iconic High Flyers building in Palmerston North.

Emergency services have extinguished the central city blaze, which saw detours put in place and nearby buildings evacuated.

Leadership on the hockey turf

Manawatū's Finn Caske was recognised for his volunteer work and given the Hockey New Zealand young person of the year ...

Finn Caske has been recognised for his efforts in umpiring and administration.


Years of work up in flames after teen's car stolen and set on fire

Oliver Parrant spent many hours working on his four-wheel-drive vehicle and had built it up to exactly what he wanted it ...

Oliver Parrant bought his car six months after the sudden death of his father and working on it helped him grieve. Now it's gone.

Meth poured from car during police chase video

With police on her tail after watching a drug deal take place in a quarry, she wound down the window and dumped drugs onto the road.

Shannon find form in interclub

Fire reignites safety concerns about abandoned landmark video


Māori are so much more than numbers video

Lisa Tumahai is the co-chair of the National Iwi Chairs Forum Pandemic Response Group.

Every number represents whānau, kaumātua, tamariki – loved ones – but there is much work to be done to protect them from Covid-19. Iwi must be part of the solution, says Lisa Tumahai.

A little pain for long-term gain

Steve Stannard gets creative during alert level restrictions, delivering takeaways coffees to customers by train.

Cutting costs and growing revenue in an established business means getting inventive and taking on new ideas.

So you think Covid is tough

Polio is a disease that has been forgotten about, says Dykes, and along with that so have the sufferers.

We've been here before, the numbers were much worse. They make us realise just how fortunate we are.

Loss will do All Blacks no harm long-term

Springbox Elton Jantjies and Herschel Jantjies celebrate beating the All Blacks on the Gold Coast on October 2.

Let's just write off the injury-time loss to the Springboks as another step on the fact-finding tour to Australia and points north.

Springboks' style doesn't deserve to be rewarded

Handre Pollard hoofing it down the field is symptomatic of the Boks’ style, or lack of it, writes Peter Lampp.

OPINION: For the sake of the game, the All Blacks had to win in Townsville and need to do so again in this week's clash.


Green minestrone soup

This minestrone soup makes the most of spring greens.

Always save the ends of your parmesan, for adding to this soup, for an underlying umami flavour.

Artichoke & spinach dip

Stuff Life and Style. Supplied image for Green Minestrone and Artichoke Dip

This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for pre-dinner nibbles.

Unpublished photos in new book shine new light on Beatles' final album

David Hedley will host the Southern Hemisphere launch of The Beatles: Get Back - the companion book to Sir Peter ...

The Beatles: Get Back is the companion book to Sir Peter Jackson's new documentary. The book reveals the tension, but also the camaraderie, of the Fab Four when they made Let It Be.

Tahini chocolate slice

Tahini can be used for drizzling on cereal, in hummus, and to make creamy dressings. It is also quite fabulous in sweet ...

If you haven’t got tahini on hand, smooth peanut butter can also be used in this simple no-bake slice.

Silverbeet & feta filo triangles

Stuff Life and Style. Supplied image for Silverbeet Filo.

The key to this recipe is to be well set up, so you can get into a rhythm with brushing and folding the parcels ready to bake.

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