Election 2020: Palmerston North candidates display passion at debate video

Palmerston North electorate candidates faced questions for two hours in front of a packed audience at the Globe Theatre ...

ANALYSIS: Local candidates talking about local issues before local people shows value of debates away from leaders.

Cultural diversity not a panacea for solving New Zealand's health problems

Otago University’s “mirror on society selection policy” may not necessarily lead to a healthier populace.

OPINION: Picking medical students isn't a simple task, but it's one we must get right.

Five Palmerston North streets gain money

The Ruha St approach to the He Ara Kotahi bridge is in line for changes to encourage more walking and cycling.

More than $500,000 in grants will be used to encourage walkers and cyclists to get out more.

Candidates tackle city's housing problem

Candidates running for the Palmerston North seat did their best to attract voters at a debate organised by Stuff and ...

Solutions thrown around at an election meeting included building more houses, removing the Resource Management Act and allowing renters to put down roots.

Cyclones knock over Wellington

Manawatū Cyclones wing Janna Vaughan, right, scored two tries and was strong on attack against Wellington.

Manawatū now have the edge over the women from the capital when it comes to qualifying for the Farah Palmer Cup semifinals.

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Figures don't tell the whole story, neither do TV debates video

Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judging by the drivel delivered by our political leaders in prime time this week, their performances are about as reliable as preferred PM polls when it comes to picking winners.

Glory days of city's centennial brought to life for sesqui celebration

The lunar module replica in The Square/Te Marae o Hine was one of special markers of Palmerston North’s 100th birthday.

Almost 50 years ago a royal visit, an “amuse-eum”, a beard-growing contest and a Miss Manawatū Centennial Spectacular marked Palmerston North’s 100 years.

Taking council conversations behind closed doors a bad look

Narrowing down Palmerston North's wastewater options was discussed by city councillors behind closed doors.

OPINION: Palmerston North residents have a right to know what their elected officials are saying, particularly about multi-million-dollar projects.

Ah Wong slots into Turbos lineup

New Manawatū Turbos recruit Nigel Ah Wong, here playing for Counties Manukau in 2018, gets his first start for Manawatū ...

He's played in Australia and Japan, but is now back in New Zealand.

The trouble with the Vicar of Dibley's return is the new show isn't great

Dawn French plays a well-lubricated tittle-tattle in The Trouble with Maggie Cole. Trouble is, the series isn’t great.

OPINION: TV series starring Dawn Fench is in need of a saving grace.

Palmerston North school commits to sign language

Freyberg High School teacher sign language teacher Jackie Davidson, left, talks with students Logan Jennens-Penketh and ...

Freyberg High School and one of its teachers has been recognised for its efforts teaching one of New Zealand's official languages.

Titles for That's Us and Unicorns

That’s Us guard Haize Walker makes his way through traffic against Block City in the men’s club final.

The men's club basketball decider was a tight affair, while the women's one was more one-sided.

Palmerston North water supply slashed

Palmerston North's main water supply from Turitea has been cut.

The main pipe from Palmerston North's Turitea treatment plant has burst; officials plead for residents to conserve water.

Testing key to keeping MidCentral Covid-free

Tararua District Mayor Tracey Collis checked in for a free Covid-19 test in Dannevirke.

Health boss urges people not to write off a sniffle as hayfever and get a Covid test.

Cyclists score win with Manawatū River bridge demolition pause

The old Manawatū River bridge, right, on State Highway 1 near Foxton has a stay of execution and could become a cycle path.

Transport agency backs off demolishing old Manawatū River bridge after campaign from cyclists and letters to ministers.

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Live: Palmerston North candidates' meeting

Palmerston North candidates prepare to sell themselves to the crowd at Gateways Christian Fellowship. From left Darroch ...

Candidates sell their wares at The People and The Politics, presented by Stuff and Manawatū People's Radio.

Killed police officer Matt Ratana remembered as 'really positive, good fella'

It's been almost three decades since Matt Ratana left to live fulltime in the UK but the ripples of his death are felt strongly back in NZ.

City water supply restored

The power of a single vote video

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Cultural diversity not a panacea for solving New Zealand's health problems

Otago University’s “mirror on society selection policy” may not necessarily lead to a healthier populace.

OPINION: Picking medical students isn't a simple task, but it's one we must get right.

Figures don't tell the whole story, neither do TV debates video

Labour Party Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judging by the drivel delivered by our political leaders in prime time this week, their performances are about as reliable as preferred PM polls when it comes to picking winners.

Taking council conversations behind closed doors a bad look

Narrowing down Palmerston North's wastewater options was discussed by city councillors behind closed doors.

OPINION: Palmerston North residents have a right to know what their elected officials are saying, particularly about multi-million-dollar projects.

The trouble with the Vicar of Dibley's return is the new show isn't great

Dawn French plays a well-lubricated tittle-tattle in The Trouble with Maggie Cole. Trouble is, the series isn’t great.

OPINION: TV series starring Dawn Fench is in need of a saving grace.

Winging the captain's armband out wide a rarity

Jamie Booth was on Sunday the first man to lead the Turbos from the wing in 37 years.

Jamie Booth's leadership from the wing was the first time the Manawatū men's rugby team have been guided from out wide since 1983.

Lifestyle

Crispy lamb with cardamom and cumin

Crisp on the outside, melty and tender on the inside, this lamb dish is quite addictive.

Crisp on the outside, melty and tender on the inside, this lamb dish is quite addictive.

The perfect partner just does not exist

Dreaming of perfection is probably the closest any of us will come to it in the search for a partner.

It's not always easy, but standing in love is the key to making relationships work.

Orange-kissed roasted rhubarb

Orange-kissed roasted rhubarb.

The dry heat concentrates the flavours, with the added bonus that less sugar can be used.

Upside-down pineapple cake with fresh mint and lemongrass

Jordan Rondel's Upside-down pineapple cake with fresh mint and lemongrass.

This cake is great because you can use whatever fruit is in season.

Honey Poppy Seed Bites

These little muffins are super light and only subtly sweet, making them perfect for breakfast!

These little muffins are super light and only subtly sweet, making them perfect for breakfast

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