Carly Thomas and her eldest daughter Ava Thomas wander through their large garden.

A garden of thoughts

Reporter Carly Thomas gets philosophical about her crazy garden.

Game could move

Access to upper levels of the Central Energy Trust Arena grandstand has been stopped while fire safety work is carried out.

Fire risk closes upper levels of Central Energy Trust Arena grandstand.

Eating spot hits hard times

6:08 PM  The reputable restaurant was born out of love and tragedy.

Car-part fraudster jailed

Conman commits more frauds to prop up failing car business.

Rail the key - Greens video

The Green Party proposes a twice-daily passenger train as a Manawatu Gorge alternative.

Drug dealers beware

Judge sends warning to synthetic cannabis dealers - jail time is likely.

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Councils say no to intercepting emails

Horizons Regional Council chief executive Michael McCartney sees no reason to intercept emails, unlike Horowhenua ...

4 min ago  Council chief executives see no reason for intercepting emails - a practice Horowhenua District Council's boss uses to "protect" his staff.

Back to school

7:03 PM  Greens co-leader Metiria Turei talks education at her old high school.

Collar-dragging teacher cleared

Levin landfill too smelly

Sport

Fighting for the Turbos

Access to upper levels of the Central Energy Trust Arena grandstand has been stopped while fire safety work is carried out.

Fire risk closes upper levels of Central Energy Trust Arena grandstand.

MCA swings back into surplus

The upgrade of Fitzherbert Park was one of the topics discussed at the Manawatu Cricket Association annual meeting.

The Manawatu Cricket Association's finances are looking a bit more healthy this year.

Sergeant James in charge

Ben James is head coach of the Manawatu Development XV for the first time.

New Manawatu Development XV coach Ben James names his squad.

Linton women win late over Manukura

The club basketball resumed on Wednesday after a two-week break.

The club basketball competition resumed this week.

Manawatu men complete CD contract list

Manawatu's Mitch Renwick has been given his first Central Districts contract.

The Stags have revealed their last contracted players for the coming summer.

opinion

Why are we waiting?

Transport Minister Simon Bridges visited Ashhurst and Woodville on Wednesday, and said nothing radical.

OPINION: The Government has woken up at last, but an alternative route to the Manawatu Gorge should have been looked at sooner.

The Catholic question

Tony Blair converted to Catholicism after his term as Britain's prime minister.

OPINION: Catholic leaders should nail their election colours to the mast.

Doing our bit for refugees

Murdoch Stephens will be speaking in Palmerston North on Friday evening.

OPINION: Our refugee intake is tiny and all centres need to do their bit.

Not so super

Peter Lampp develops a similar facial expression to Vince Aso, of the Hurricanes, when contemplating Super Rugby.

OPINION: Weary rugby competition needs shortening before we all fall asleep.

Coming soon: A cinematic Bill English

Prime Minister Bill English is poised to produce a government that achieves a greater cultural impact than his predecessor.

OPINION: Some governments are blockbusters, some are bombast. What does Bill English's 'trailer' tell us?

Lifestyle

Councils say no to intercepting emails

Horizons Regional Council chief executive Michael McCartney sees no reason to intercept emails, unlike Horowhenua ...

Council chief executives see no reason for intercepting emails - a practice Horowhenua District Council's boss uses to "protect" his staff.

Wowed over WOW

Jennie Munro in her workshop with costumes that have been finalists in Wellington's international World Of Wearable Arts ...

A Palmerston North designer has made the finals of September's wearable arts show.

A garden of thoughts

Carly Thomas and her eldest daughter Ava Thomas wander through their large garden.

Reporter Carly Thomas gets philosophical about her crazy garden.

A fine line

Artist John Tidball at work in his Ashhurst home studio.

A new exhibition from John Tidball is heavy on detail.

Dated but well done

Regent On Broadway.

REVIEW: Gilbert and Sullivan's 19th century opera could have done with an overhaul.

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