The trail's reconstruction has made life much easier for villagers.

No way in, no way out video

After the 2015 quake, villagers in Uhiya, Nepal, were isolated, forced to fend for themselves.

Paediatrician jailed

Jonathan Walsh is in jail after pleading guilty to 17 charges relating to the making and distributing of indecent images ...

Paediatrician who worked in New Zealand hospitals jailed in the UK over indecent images of children.

Petition calls for heads to roll

Boss of snooping council and deputy mayor must go, says petition organiser.

Tennis courts for sale

Feilding's four asphalt courts will be sold despite strong opposition.

Care needed in suicide tributes

OPINION: We all need to be careful in sharing grief over Linkin Park singer's death.

Crank It Cycles targeted again

A window was smashed in an attempted burglary, causing thousands of dollars of damage.

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Bridal gowns from the ages

Aimee Perrett models Miranda Polson's 1976 wedding dress.

Some of the region's finest bridal gowns of the last century were in a unique display.

Expo earns plenty of party favours

The country's first children's party expo a riot of cake, fairies, games and colour.

SH4 to Whanganui still closed

Raking in the money


Uncertain future for Hartley, Bamber

Timo Bernhard and Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber have been on the podium in all four of their races this season.

They are killing it in the World Endurance Championship, but top Kiwi drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber could both be looking for jobs at the end of the season.

Straight sets loss for Watts

Kaitlyn Watts had a win and a loss over the first two days of the World Junior Squash Championships.

Manawatu's Kaitlyn Watts was the last Kiwi standing at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga.

Chances running out for Marist

Palmerston North Marist host Wellington Olympic in the Central League this weekend.

Palmerston North Marist are in dire need of a result.

Olympic-quality time for Rasmussen

Mya Rasmussen broke a New Zealand record with her gold in the 400m individual medley at the Youth Commonwealth Games.

Mya Rasmussen picked up her second medal in the pool at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas knocking off a New Zealand record and setting at time which would have qualified her for the Rio Olympics.

Kia Toa over being second best

Brayden Iose will be one of the youngest captains to lead his team in the Hankins Shield final.

The bridesmaid tag is wearing thin for Kia Toa.


Care needed in celebrity suicide tributes

Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the ...

OPINION: We all need to be careful in sharing grief over Linkin Park singer's death.

Council's snooping must not be tolerated

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton, left, with mayor Michael Feyen at the start of his term. ...

OPINION: Nobody from the Horowhenua council has explained why it's necessary to debase democracy.

Rugby can learn from league

It's time to get the ball back in play with a lineout. Are there too many long stoppages in rugby?

OPINION: Long breaks in play are not a great viewer experience.

Oh Vogel's ad, I loaf you

A great commercial can set the tone for the times.

OPINION: An ad melted Greer Berry's heart faster than a knob of butter on toast.

Clapperton's position untenable

David Clapperton's action paid little heed to democracy.

OPINION: Under-fire council chief executive must step aside for public inquiry.


Moon landing celebrated in Manawatu

Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon.

MEMORY LANE: Do you remember the first Moon landing?

Big just got bigger

Shahanna Tahere, right, rehearses a waiata for the opening performance. Dancers behind, from left, William Greenway, ...

Evento: Wearable Arts Awards have come of age, turning 21.

Finding a voice through art

Adam Wilson helps hang his painting, Guns 'n' Roses for a Creative Journeys exhibition.

Creative Journeys are showcasing a busy year of art.

'Lord of the Flies' off to flying start

Michiel Van Echten as Ralph with Leighton Stitchbury as Piggy on the beach of their castaway island in the Centrepoint ...

Centrepoint Theatre launched its 'open stage' production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies on Saturday evening

Author's words chilling

Author and security adviser Ali Soufran told 60 Minutes al-Qaeda is "bigger than ever".

TUNNEL VISION: Author and security adviser, Ali Soufan says al-Qaeda is "bigger than ever".

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