Preschooler thrives on sound video

Cochlear implants are no barrier to taking part in swimming lessons for Maisy Taylor, 3.

Loud Shirt Day is coming up, supporting children with cochlear implants to hear better.

Team-mates rally around injured rugby player

Jacob Fifita-Tovo's team-mates are putting on a fundraiser hangi for him and his family.

Feilding High School third XV gets behind their injured friend by raising funds for his family.

Grieving for a long-lost sister

Eileen Margaret Ferguson died in a crash at the intersection of Kairanga Bunnythorpe Rd and Milson Line.

Anna Scott's heart sank when she heard her sister was in a car crash. "I felt like I'd been hit by a solid object."

Garden bar extension denied

The Office bar in Palmerston North has been told to stop its backyard plans.

Noise complaints trip up Palmerston North bar's plans to extend its outdoor courtyard.

BABCO bakery grows to a full cafe

Artisan bakery BABCO owner Alice Hocquard says new cafe menu, starting in October, won't be just paninis and scones but  ...

Popular family-run Palmerston North bakery looks to serve up new flavours as it expands.

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Pub noise annoys neighbours

Noise from The Royal and activities in the alleyway to the left have been upsetting the neighbours.

Liquor licence application from Palmerston North pub draws noise and behaviour objections.

Brash stunned by uni's 'scheming'

Don Brash's speech at Massey University was cancelled a day ahead of the event.

Don Brash says vice-chancellor's position 'almost untenable' following emails calling him a 'PR problem'.

Sale yields return for pupils

Waituna West pupils watch as their prized lambs are sold at the Feilding Saleyards.

Waituna West pupils watched as their prized lambs were sold, with money going towards school resources.

Two years of 'havoc'

A section of Route 52, near Weber, that sufferd one of the bigger slips to come down on Tararua roads during the heavy ...

September storm causes more than 250 slips and 100 dropouts on Tararua roads.

Knowledge is power

An MRI scan shows a suspected cancerous area, which is circled in red.

OPINION: If that's the case, doctors shouldn't be discouraging men from having prostate cancer checks.

Tearing up the street video

Paul Stephens is tired of boy racers damaging the grass.

Boy racers cause havoc in industrial cul de sac, leaving landowners frustrated and helpless.

Ferris to train full-time with Sharks

Jackson Ferris, here playing for the Palmerston North Boys' High school first XV in 2015, will be with the Cronulla ...

RUGBY LEAGUE: Manawatū's Jackson Ferris could get a shot at playing in the NRL.

Horowhenua's only All Black

Hohepa "Harry" Jacob donned the black jersey eight times in 1920.

Hohepa Jacob, All Black No 220, became known as Harry. Here's how.

Freyberg students dance their way to win video

Freyberg High School's winning dance team perform Cyclones at DanceNZ Made at the Regent on Broadway in Palmerston North.

Freyberg High School is aiming high after an unexpected victory at a regional dance competition.

Airport success costs queried

Palmerston North Airport is booming and those governing it are in line for a pay rise.

Palmerston North Airport pays council $643,000, but directors fees rise is resisted.

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Horowhenua Kāpiti on tour

New Horowhenua Kāpiti player coach Chad Law will see his team in action for the first time this weekend.

CRICKET: Rep cricketers get pre-season hit out on rare overseas trip across the ditch.

Ross Intermediate minds the best in New Zealand

Palmerston North school's pupils create an animal and trap it humanely.

Art for teachers' sake

Six soldiers cleared of wrongdoing


Droppies can work

Beauden Barrett has only kicked one drop goal in 220 first-class matches.

OPINION: All Blacks shouldn't discount field goals if they're the difference between winning and losing.

Knowledge is power

An MRI scan shows a suspected cancerous area, which is circled in red.

OPINION: If that's the case, doctors shouldn't be discouraging men from having prostate cancer checks.

Ardern hobbled by her coalition hand

Jacinda Ardern and coalition partners Winston Peters and James Shaw are all smiles, for the cameras at least.

OPINION: Prime minister's ability to lead dependent on coalition partners.

A fighter ace farewelled

Alan Peart was a civil engineer, as well as a World War II pilot.

OPINION: Alan Peart's death is a significant moment in our nation's history.

Opportunity in our language

Pupils at Roslyn Primary School in Palmerston North learn te reo, from left, Savannah O'Neil, 11, Taleyah ...

OPINION: Antagonism towards te reo Māori rooted in cultural insecurity.


Masks and statues

Nikisi power figure, Bakongo group, Republic of Congo.

REVIEW: An obsession has produced an art collection showcasing ferocity and tenderness.

'Ritzy' lane with a long history

The Ihaka St Pastoral Centre, 1999.

MEMORY LANE: One of Palmerston North's ritziest streets has some frugal heritage.

A dish we all love

Nigella Lawson and George Calombaris get to work during MasterChef Australia this year.

OPINION: MasterChef Australia succeeds because of the atmosphere it creates.

Cats get the sneezes

Cat flu is a confusing term. In classical vet speak – which we try not to use at the hospital – it means an infection ...

PAWS AND CLAWS: Runny noses and watery eyes also a problem for our furry friends.

Ideas abound for artist in residence

Wellington composer, film-maker and performer David Downes is Massey University's current artist in residence.

Massey University's latest artist in residence has become enamoured of Palmerston North.

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