Four Seasons in harmony in Jersey Boys tale

Act Three Production’s Jersey Boys show tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

5:11 PM  The strength of Act Three Productions’ showing of Jersey Boys lies with its four powerful front men.

'We can fix this if we work together'

The Lion Academy director Dion Jensen believes the spike in youth offending is the cost we are paying for a disconnected ...

Community worker says youth who attacked family-owned business in Downtown food court are disconnected from society and looking for a place to belong.

House shot at in Palmerston North

Police were called after a person fired a gun at a property in Westbrook. (File photo).

No-one was hurt in the incident in Westbrook.

The day barbed wire and batons lined Cuba Street

Red Squad moves down Domain St to discourage protesters from that route.

For a week in the winter of 1981, Palmerston North was the centre of the rugby world.

Smalltown bistro forging a big reputation

The High Street Bistro is proving popular for owners Campbell and Nicole Sprague, and son Brock. The Dannevirke ...

The Sprague family has brought an urban sense for hospitality and dining to Dannevirke, and the locals are loving it.

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Mayor and deputy face-off again in Manawatū District

There are six candidates seeking five seats in each of the district’s two main wards.

Helen Worboys, who is seeking a third term as mayor, is going head-to-head with Shane Casey.

Big guns back for crucial Cyclones game

First-five Carys Dallinger is back in the Manawatū Cyclones lineup to play Wellington this weekend.

A win against Wellington this weekend could help stave off relegation.

Rangitīkei mayor challenged by three candidates

Rangitīkei District Council in Marton.

Three-term mayor Andy Watson has a fight on his hands, while new blood looms as five councillors call it a day.

A life of 'double looks' : Teen tap dancing around expectations video

Rakatairi-Paul says he was “super shy” as a child, partly leading his mother to sign him up for dance classes.

Built like a rugby player but with a passion for ballet and tap, Kaea Rakatairi-Paul is no stranger to smashing stereotypes.

Two Horizons councillors confirmed before election

Many people already on Horizons Regional Council are standing for re-election.

Two electorates will not be contested due to having one nomination each, but many incumbents will have to fight for their positions.

Three-way battle for Horowhenua mayoralty

There will be plenty of competition for places around the Horowhenua District Council table during the 2022 local ...

Incumbent Bernie Wanden faces challenge from two current councillors, with plenty of candidates challenging for other council positions.

Man arrested over gunpoint robbery

Saddlery Warehouse in Palmerston North was robbed at gunpoint two weeks ago.

Saddlery Warehouse in Palmerston North was robbed two weeks ago.

Massey job cut proposal a 'slap in the face'

Massey University is proposing to disestablish a large number of jobs in general administration and finance.

Staff are shocked at a proposal to disestablish about 150 jobs, a move announced during the university's staff wellbeing week.

Up against the best of hip-hop

Jake Maskill and Noah Purcell have been working towards the champs for more than five years.

A NZ duo who won gold qualifying them for the hip-hop world champs is doing the mahi to get themselves to Portugal.

Fresh start works wonders for Schwencke

New Manawatū Turbos hooker Leif Schwencke has impressed in his two games this season.

Leif Schwencke says his spot in the Turbos happened by accident. But he's making a good fist of his opportunity.


Rail between regions on politicians' agendas video

The Capital Connection commuter train between Palmerston North and Wellington is one of few inter-regional rail services ...

Inquiry into inter-regional rail travel to look at dead routes, better services and chances to reduce emissions.

Four-way battle for Tararua District mayor

The announcement of Tararua District Council's candidates for the 2022 elections sees an array of new faces enter the fray.

Plenty of general council contenders

Mayor and deputy face-off again in Manawatū District


Hard grind went into Kerr's gold

Gold medalist Hamish Kerr of New Zealand during the medal ceremony for the Men's High Jump at Alexander Stadium, ...

High jumper Hamish Kerr bears fond memories of his three years in Palmerston North.

David Trimble is partly responsible for why I never knew war

In 1934, David Trimble’s predecessor James Craig promised ‘a protestant parliament for a protestant people’. 64 years ...

His role in helping to create the Good Friday Agreement ended a war and changed Northern Ireland forever. Those of my age are evidence of this.

'Motorsport literally saved my life'

Gerald Watson, second from left, with three of his rescuers, Bob Higginson at left, and at right, Anton Woollams and ...

When Manawatū Car Club driver Gerald Watson suffered a devastating heart attack while racing, he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

'Strategic ambiguity' on Taiwan is dead in the water

FILE - In this undated file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets take off from ...

The war in Ukraine has complicated matters in Taiwan, as it now looks all but certain that the US would not directly intervene if China invades.

James Lovelock's death a giant blow to climate science

Scientist and inventor James Lovelock poses with one of his early inventions, a homemade Gas Chromatography device, used ...

James Lovelock, the environmental scientist whose Gaia theory sees the Earth as an imperilled self-regulating organism, died on his 103rd birthday.


Important reading and writing questions for author and farmer Tim Saunders

Author and farmer Tim Saunders.

The fifth generation Manawau farmer and author takes a notepad out into the fields so he can jot down ideas.

Manawatū Hospitality Awards winners announced

Palmerston North's Little Savanna has swept the Manawatū Hospitality Awards, winning four categories and the supreme award.

Little Savanna in Palmerston North takes out big prize and four categories.

An affordable beach house between river, sea and spy base video

There is covered deck off the living area.

Stuart Douce realised he could not afford to live by the sea in Wellington - so he looked further afield.

The secret to good poutine in Aotearoa is, well, a secret video

Cheese curds are a hard-to-find product in New Zealand, and are integral to the making of great poutine.

It's a simple Canadian dish of fries, gravy and cheese curds - but there's more of an art form to it than you might think.

Kiwis selling off lockdown purchases and trying to ditch their dogs

When compared with June 2019, prior to Covid, there has been a 36% jump in the number of dogs to adopt on Trade Me.

Trade Me listings for sewing, scrapbooking and gym equipment are up 19% to 28%, and the number of dogs listed for adoption is up by over a third.

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