Sanson resident Bill Tooley is concerned about the impact a proposed deal with the Singaporean Government would have on ...

Loud jets irk residents video

Could howling pets and shaking houses become the new norm in Sanson?

Gorge options given

The 13 alternative route options are available for public viewing and comment on the NZTA website.

Thirteen alternative routes to the Manawatū Gorge have been laid out for the public to discuss.

Immigration fraud

His mother was denied entry to New Zealand eight times, so he lied to authorities to get her in.

Fletcher Reinforcing expands

Fletcher Reinforcing's Levin branch is to hire 25 new staff.

They want it back

The Leung Wais lost Bethany's restaurant, named after their daughter, to voluntary liquidation.

Local teams chase showhunter title

The national pony club showhunter championships are back at Foxton this weekend.

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George St in full blossom gallery

Kelly Jarvis brightens up a bollard with flora and fauna at the blossom festival.

11:24 PM  George St lit up with a rainbow of colour at the first Colours of Spring Blossom Festival.

Teen's Oceania football win

Aniela Jensen is fresh from her first international victory in Samoa.

Fighting to live her dream video

Alzheimer's, the silent killer

Sport

NZ A thumped by India A

Central Districts batsman George Worker top scored with 35 for New Zealand A in a poor second innings with the bat.

 New Zealand A lose 16 wickets to spin in crushing innings defeat to India A.

Elite competition is in touch

Manawatū last hosted the national touch championships in 2012.

The Manawatu Touch Association has dragged together an elite competition.

Local teams chase showhunter title

The national pony club showhunter championships are on at Foxton Racecourse this weekend

The national pony club showhunter championships are back at Foxton this weekend

Consistency eludes Turbos

The Turbos' offloads started to stick late in their win over Northland.

Consistently inconsistent appears to be the way for the Manawatū Turbos.

Three Manawatū players in Baabaas

James Stratton will turn out for the New Zealand Schools Barbarians.

The country's top first XV players revealed as New Zealand Secondary Schools squad named.

opinion

Status quo for Manawatū

Labour's Adrian Rurawhe held on to the Te Tai Hauāuru seat.

OPINION: Voters in Manawatū-Whanganui region electorates have made a strong call for the status quo.

Island of red in an ocean of blue

A weaker opponent this time and the Jacinda effect were helpful for Iain Lees-Galloway's campaign in Palmerston North.

OPINION: The odds were stacked against National candidate Adrienne Pierce and one had to wonder how serious National really was.

Right but wrong

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing over his email snooping.

OPINION: Horowhenua council officials refuse to admit fault - then change their snooping practices.

From westerns to Repo Man

Cast member Harry Dean Stanton arrives at the premiere of the animated film Rango in Los Angeles, California, in 2011.

OPINION: The elderly member of the Twin Peaks cast knew his way around a film set.

The one poll that matters

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Bill English say the 2017 election race is very tight.

OPINION: The debates have been robust, but the arguing is nearly over and we should soon have a better idea of what it all means.

Lifestyle

Quirky collection of short plays connects

Ethan Burmeister and Tessa Mitchell-Anyon in a scene from the short play "Perfection (Terms and Conditions Apply)".

The Massey University Drama Society springs forward with a programme of original work.

Ballet audience enthuses over 'Romeo and Juliet'

Harlots dance in the piazza during the Royal New Zealand Ballet production of "Romeo and Juliet".

REVIEW: The Royal New Zealand Ballet brought it's acclaimed production of "Romeo and Juliet" to the Regent on Broadway.

Daffy duo score with baroque soiree

Gertie Rallentando (Rose Beauchamp), "Cynthia and Gertie Go Baroque!" director Jeff Kingsford-Brown and the ...

Helen Moulder and Rose Beauchamp reprise their musical alter egos in a winsome reinterpretation of a baroque classic.

Great performance, terrible music

18-whl-performing-01 Erin Malan - classical ballet

 18-whl-performing-02 Ariah Mandeno - classical ...

REVIEW: The Royal NZ Ballet rises above their lacklustre recorded musical backing.

A blood-curdling yowl

Cats can get feisty at this time of year.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Have you heard blood-curdling yowling and screeching lately?

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