Programme supporting Māori students into science careers gets funding boost

Massey University’s Pūhoro STEM Academy was established in 2016 to encourage more Māori into science-related academic fields.

Massey University’s Pūhoro STEM Academy mentors youngsters from high school into university.

Police gather to remember fallen officers

Manawatū's acting area commander Sarah Stewart reflects on police staff who have died in the past 12 months.

One minute of silence followed by the happy chatter of reminiscing about her husband are what one widow values about Police Remembrance Day.

Man found guilty of sexually abusing girls during sleepovers

Rex Munn has been found guilty of sexually abusing two girls during weekend sleepovers in 2018.

The convicted sex offender told police to kill him if he abused two girls. A judge says he did just that.

Man who encouraged woman to put spoon up friend's bottom appeals

Dylan Steven van Opdorp was declined a discharge without conviction in the Palmerston North District Court for inciting ...

The episode was caught on camera. Now the man who filmed it wants to overturn his conviction.

Horowhenua mulls charging some people for their water use

Horowhenua District Council is proposing water meters for subdivisions and extraordinary users.

People subdividing their property or using too much could be slapped with a bill.

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Special tribute to slain cops Hunt, Ratana

Sergeant Matt Ratana was also a rugby coach in London.

They may have served in different countries, but Matt Hunt and Matiu Ratana will both be remembered at a service on Tuesday.

Best hope for young mum battling cancer out of her reach

Cancer Society colleagues Kerry Hocquard and Lydia Pei helped fundraise through the Relay for Life. Now, Pei needs help ...

A woman is desperate to spend more time with her three young sons, but the drug that could prolong her life costs $4700 a month.

Tributes flow for former principal of Palmerston North Girls' High School

Former Palmerston North Girls' High School principal Karene Biggs has died.

Beloved educator and role model Karene Biggs has died.

High-scoring draw highlights men's Federation League play

Massey and Red Sox battled their way to a 4-4 draw on Saturday (file photo).

Saturday’s dramatic 4-4 draw between Massey University and Red Sox ebbed and flowed as the season reaches its conclusion.

Soldier uses man's head as a football in drunken street brawl

Brendan Edwardson pleaded guilty in the Palmerston North District Court on Mondya to injuring with intent.

Not content with knocking a man out with his fists, a teen attacker went back and kicked his victim in the jaw.

Lake Horowhenua kaitiaki's appeal fails video

Lake Horowhenua kaitiaki Philip Taueki has failed to overturn convictions for threatening and intimidation.

Convictions for threatening to kill and intimidation stand after a judge found explanations offered came with the benefit of hindsight.

Debating program goes global

Palmerston North Boys' High School student John Hopcroft has launched an international online debating platform.

John Hopcroft's online platform means he can debate with people from the United States, Finland or El Salvador.

School pool could ease load

Queen Elizabeth College principal Chris Moller believes the school pool could become a community facility.

QEC principal Chris Moller thinks his school's pool could be developed into a heated indoor facility for the community to use.

Turbos need results after third straight loss

Manawatū Turbos halfback Jamie Booth gets wrapped up by Auckland defenders at Eden Park on Sunday.

With more hard games on the horizon, Manawatū need to win if they want to reach the Mitre 10 Cup semifinals.

Contest of ideas preferable to uninspiring leaders' debate

Palmerston North electorate candidates managed a lively discussion on local and national issues over the weekend.

OPINION: There are, thankfully, robust exchanged happening away from the big show this election.

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Tenor and jazz legends combine for Palmerston North concert

Rodger Fox and his big band will perform with Simon O’Neill at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North on October 21.

Simon O’Neill, with the Rodger Fox Big Band, will premiere new arrangements of arias from Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Globe Theatre.

Poll brings bad news for Māori Party video

A new poll puts the ousted party well behind Labour in a key electorate seat.

International students' absence being felt video

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Contest of ideas preferable to uninspiring leaders' debate

Palmerston North electorate candidates managed a lively discussion on local and national issues over the weekend.

OPINION: There are, thankfully, robust exchanged happening away from the big show this election.

Cultural diversity not a panacea for solving New Zealand's health problems

Otago University’s “mirror on society selection policy” may not necessarily lead to a healthier populace.

OPINION: Picking medical students isn't a simple task, but it's one we must get right.

Figures don't tell the whole story, neither do TV debates video

Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judging by the drivel delivered by our political leaders in prime time this week, their performances are about as reliable as preferred PM polls when it comes to picking winners.

Taking council conversations behind closed doors a bad look

Narrowing down Palmerston North's wastewater options was discussed by city councillors behind closed doors.

OPINION: Palmerston North residents have a right to know what their elected officials are saying, particularly about multi-million-dollar projects.

The trouble with the Vicar of Dibley's return is the new show isn't great

Dawn French plays a well-lubricated tittle-tattle in The Trouble with Maggie Cole. Trouble is, the series isn’t great.

OPINION: TV series starring Dawn Fench is in need of a saving grace.

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Crispy lamb with cardamom and cumin

Crisp on the outside, melty and tender on the inside, this lamb dish is quite addictive.

Crisp on the outside, melty and tender on the inside, this lamb dish is quite addictive.

The perfect partner just does not exist

Dreaming of perfection is probably the closest any of us will come to it in the search for a partner.

It's not always easy, but standing in love is the key to making relationships work.

Orange-kissed roasted rhubarb

Orange-kissed roasted rhubarb.

The dry heat concentrates the flavours, with the added bonus that less sugar can be used.

Upside-down pineapple cake with fresh mint and lemongrass

Jordan Rondel's Upside-down pineapple cake with fresh mint and lemongrass.

This cake is great because you can use whatever fruit is in season.

Honey Poppy Seed Bites

These little muffins are super light and only subtly sweet, making them perfect for breakfast!

These little muffins are super light and only subtly sweet, making them perfect for breakfast

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