Fighting for family and a good cause

Isaac Tupai gets some pad work in with trainer Jeremiah Saua before Saturday’s fight.

12:10 PM  Wanting to be around for his family is inspiring Manawatū man Isaac Tupai on a weight-loss and fitness journey.

Motorcycles likely purchased with meth money

A High Court judge says there is enough evidence to infer Craig Wayne Matthews purchased to motorcycles, which are ...

Police get custody of motorcycles not owned by, but allegedly controlled by, methamphetamine ring leader.

Why are they mowing a lake? video

The harvester at work on Lake Horowhenua, skippered by James Blackmore.

Technology more commonly used to harvest crops and find fish is being used to improve the health of one of New Zealand's most polluted lakes.

MidCentral's vaccination push slows video

Earlier queues for testing for Covid-19 at Palmerston North’s Main St centre.

There are now 85 per cent of MidCentral Health's eligible population fully vaccinated.

Students learn how to lend a hand

Longburn Adventist College students Lucas Hewetson-Talamaivao, left Moses Medland and Milika Matangi, right, donate some ...

A Covid-19 interruption to fundraising efforts hasn’t stopped a Manawatū school delivering donations to those in need.

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'The risk is too high for our people'

A Whanganui iwi leader is calling for visitors to stay home this Christmas.

A Whanganui iwi leader asks holidaymakers to reconsider plans to visit the region this summer to protect its vulnerable communities from Covid-19.

Covid-19: Digital peasants and the ignorant rich

In a pair of warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked, sterile rooms, scientists at the Afrigen Biologics and ...

The new Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus was discovered last week by scientists in South Africa and Botswana, the only countries in Southern Africa that have the skills and resources to detect a new variant.

Orange glow of uncertainty for arts community

Globe Theatre manager Gerry Keating says he’s trying to get the word out to people about the changes. (file photo)

A full house is back on the cards for venues with the introduction of the traffic light system, but it might not be all smooth sailing.

Palmerston North board game hot property

Monopoly – Palmerston North edition features various city landmarks.

Half the stock for the limited edition of Monopoly has sold within a week of release, luring locals, collectors and even scammers.

Car ploughs through planter boxes

The car crashed through planter boxes along Pioneer Highway.

A driver has escaped relatively unscathed after their vehicle smashed into concrete planter boxes in Palmerston North.

State highway blocked after truck rolls

The truck rolled onto its side just before 5pm, blocking the northbound lane.

Northbound-traffic from Palmerston North are queueing on SH3 after a truck flipped on its side just before 5pm.

Cemetery Circuit cancelled

The Cemetery Circuit motorcycle races in Whanganui has been cancelled because the region is in the Covid-19 red traffic ...

The famous Whanganui bike race on Boxing Day has been cancelled.

Pub robbed in afternoon heist

A busy police presence after an aggravated robbery at the Trader McKendry’s bar in central Palmerston North on Wednesday ...

Police on the hunt for robber who entered the Palmerston North Trader McKendry's before escaping in a vehicle.

Christmas tree ready for memories

Lyall Brenton with The Tree of Rememberance, a Hospice fundraiser with Farmers.

Remembrance trees support hospices while people think of absent friends.

Rangitīkei council sticks with 11 seats, two for Māori wards

The Rangitīkei District Council building in Marton.

The council has decided it will keep 11 councillors plus the mayor, but these will be elected from five wards including two new Māori wards.

News

Health centre planned after 15-year wait

Ashhurst Community Trustee David Hoskin, chairman Richard Tankersley and community consultation facilitator Sally ...

Ashhurst Health Care opens in April ending a community's wait for their own GP.

Recognition for 'innovation pipeline'

Massey University professor Johan Potgieter has been recognised nationally for his innovation work.

Top performances in the wet

'The risk is too high for our people'

opinion

Covid-19: Digital peasants and the ignorant rich

In a pair of warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked, sterile rooms, scientists at the Afrigen Biologics and ...

The new Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus was discovered last week by scientists in South Africa and Botswana, the only countries in Southern Africa that have the skills and resources to detect a new variant.

Cutting coaches adrift in mid-stream not the NZ way

All Blacks coach Ian Foster says despite three defeats in 2021, his team achieved '’significant growth’' through a tough ...

Foster is safe. Search high and low and you'll be hard-pressed to find an All Blacks coach who has been culled mid term.

Stranded assets and fire sales

A new paper details why half the world’s oil and gas industry will die in the next 15 years. The Perdido oil platform ...

An article slipped out in the scientific journal ‘Nature Energy’ weeks ago and got little attention, presumably because of the hopeless title. But it’s not innocuous at all. It’s explosive.

Covid margin of error cannot allow for $250 misunderstandings video

When there are Covid cases in proximity, the public responds diligently with a surge in testing. The message for free, ...

OPINION: I was stunned my health clinic intended to charge me for a Covid test, and horrified to find out it hadn't only happened to me.

All Blacks can no longer be sitting ducks

All Blacks loose forward Dalton Papalii reflects on one that got away against Ireland in Dublin.

No longer can we hope to win test matches against kamikaze opposition without treasuring the ball.

Lifestyle

Herb, bean & sundried tomato salad

The base of this recipe is inspired by tabbouleh salad, using butter beans, instead of couscous, and with the addition ...

​​​​​​​The base of this recipe is inspired by tabbouleh salad, using butter beans instead of couscous and with the addition of salty sun-dried tomatoes.

Dolmades with lamb & mint

Sometimes I use quinoa in place of rice, other times I make them without mince and add chopped walnuts instead (about ¾ cup).

Sometimes I use quinoa in place of rice, other times I make them without mince and add chopped walnuts instead (about ¾ cup).

Rhubarb and strawberry almond cake

The astringent tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly complemented by the sweet perfume of strawberries in this ...

The astringent tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly complemented by the sweet perfume of strawberries in this moist-crumb, fruit-heavy cake.

A quick pickled-rhubarb salad video

The quick pickling brightens with pops of sweet from the raisins and tart from the rhubarb in this salad.

Take a step away from the traditional green, to this one of purple and reds – a vibrant late spring dish.

Life of a second generation strawberry farmer video

Sue Hori Te Pa runs Shirley's Strawberries in Ōhau, Horowhenua. She took over the business in 2018 from her parents, ...

Sue Hori Te Pa had no intention of taking over her parents' strawberry farm but one moment in the countryside changed all that.

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