Can't get no TV satisfaction

David Lomas' Missing Pieces is one of the better reality shows around.

0 min ago  OPINION: Free-to-air drama an endangered species amid reality drudgery.

In the harsh grip of the flu

Palmerstonians walk to All Saints for the Wellington Regiment Commemorative Parade, 1921.

The worldwide epidemic reaches Manawatū in November 1918.

McGrath tons up for Manawatū

Trent McGrath scored 104 not out in Manawatū's win over Marlborough.

CRICKET: Manawatū sweep aside Marlborough in the first round of the Chapple Cup.

Nurse saves woman from burning car

The car went up in flames just minutes after Bonnie Matehaere rescued the driver.

Minutes after the driver was freed from the wreckage, the car was engulfed in flames.

Businesses prompt faster works

An artist's impression of The Square looking from The Plaza toward Main St and Broadway.

Preparations for Square makeover fast-tracked to avoid tripping Christmas shoppers.

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Ashhurst roading plans questioned

Project manager Lonnie Dalzell, right, explains the lay of the land for the proposed new gorge highway, Te Ahu A Turanga.

Town residents debate promised traffic lights, lament lack of cycleway on Manawatū Gorge replacement highway.

Bypass plan binned

Ashhurst's Salisbury St has been a temporary state highway since the Manawatū Gorge closed.

Transport agency confirms Ashhurst will not get a bypass route to divert state highway traffic.

Christmas deadline for James Line

James Line takes on the look of a fully-serviced urban road while shaping the top section continues.

The first section of James Line will open for traffic in a week, the balance by Christmas.

Woman thrown from vehicle then run over

Coroner Tim Scott wondered if there was a chance David Marshall could have avoided running over Amanda Sale after she ...

After consuming a bottle of whisky, woman drives at high speed, crashes, then gets hit by a truck.

Furry friends given a helping paw

Alex Hall and her family are fostering three kittens from the SPCA.

One Palmerston North family has fostered 80 SPCA kittens to adjust them to home life.

National title up for grabs

Jamie Larsen leads the Palmerston North contingent in tomorrow's New Zealand Sprintcar Grant Prix.

SPEEDWAY: New Zealand Sprintcar Grand Prix title up for grabs in Palmerston North on Saturday.

ABs offside with kicking game

Steve Hansen keeps claiming Beauden Barrett is still learning after having played 71 tests.

OPINION: New Zealand players aren't grubs - as in they're no good with the grubber kick.

Manawatū target Chapple Cup

Marist all-rounder Arana Noema-Barnett is back in the Manawatū team for Chapple Cup this weekend.

Rep cricketers are back in action this weekend as their white ball season begins.

Public loos go soap free video

Inside the public toilets at Palmerston North's
skatepark there is everything you need, except soap.

It's causing the skin of some to crawl, but health board says there's nothing to worry about.

Sixth shot at the finals video

Te Moko Lind performs at Monrad Intermediate School.

Return to national kapa haka stage a privilege, says Monrad Intermediate students.

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Have train will travel

Singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon will be spending a lot of time waiting for trains during his upcoming Rail Land tour.

A music tour with a twist will stop off at Palmerston North.

Schoolkids sing for the Pacific

Manawatū schoolchildren celebrate Pacific communities through song.

Feilding businesses spread Christmas cheer

Kiwiburn won't return until 2020

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ABs offside with kicking game

Steve Hansen keeps claiming Beauden Barrett is still learning after having played 71 tests.

OPINION: New Zealand players aren't grubs - as in they're no good with the grubber kick.

Councillors should do the reasonable thing

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton was allowed to intercept emails for years.

OPINION: Horowhenua councillors should consider whether an apology from the chief executive is enough to make amends.

Trump's strategy cannot win

Not happy with the mid-term election result? Then fire the attorney-general. That will distract them.

OPINION: News media need to be on their guard against US president's tactics of moving on to the even more absurd.

Just a little over the top

Women, including Keeley Hawes, are front and centre in the BBC drama series Bodyguard.

OPINION: We watch TV dramas for entertainment - not to be lectured about diversity.

Council's peculiar spin on its telling-off

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton vetted emails until the practice stopped last year.

OPINION: Horowhenua officials are desperate to cast their actions in a positive light, when there isn't one.

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In the harsh grip of the flu

Palmerstonians walk to All Saints for the Wellington Regiment Commemorative Parade, 1921.

The worldwide epidemic reaches Manawatū in November 1918.

Soloists shine in stellar concert

The Renaissance Singers ensemble delight the audience at the Regent on Broadway in Palmerston North on Saturday night.

REVIEW: A memorable performance from Renaissance Singers and their departing conductor.

A eureka moment strikes

The Thomas kids no longer ask "where's mum?" because they know the answer, "she's in the garden".

Carly Thomas' gardening series veers wildly off track, but it's OK, she gets there in the end.

Breaking the myths of violence with art gallery

Working up to its exhibition at Te Manawa, this is The Women's Art Initiatives sixth annual show.

The Women's Art Initiative makes its Te Manawa debut with an art exhibition that speaks strong words.

Tales of broken tails

Poor old Fizzle gets his tail caught in a door, while Sooty has a nasty clash with a car.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Poor old Fizzle gets his tail caught in a door, while Sooty has a nasty clash with a car.

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