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Construction has begun on a retirement village on Napier Road.

Work starts on retirement village

The $50 million retirement village will have a 70-bed rest home, 18 apartments and 72 villas.

Gorge health concerns

Another slip fell on the already-closed Manawatu Gorge road at the weekend.

As the ambulances drive over the top of the cliff, patients have to wait longer.

Junior bike tracks to open

The final grant has been confirmed and a contract let for bike paths.

Pupils Evento ready

The stage is set and so are the costumes as Evento celebrates its 21st birthday.  

Lights and sirens welcome students

Experience is not the best way to learn how to escape a burning house.

A fine line

A new exhibition from John Tidball is heavy on detail.

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News

Privacy complaints over emails

Christine Toms is disappointed her emails were being intercepted by Horowhenua District Council's chief executive.

Under-fire Horowhenua council could face privacy probe.

Gorge closure 'an opportunity'

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says officials can now build a much better road.

Crash metres from Plaza

Councillor cleared

Sport

Selby-Rickit adds firepower to Rahui

Southern Steel defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit made a rare club appearance for Rahui on Tuesday night.

We're back into club netball for the home stretch.

Cyclones stars could turn out for BOP

Contracted New Zealand sevens player Rebekah Tufuga, centre, won't be playing for the Manawatu Cyclones this season.

Three star Manawatu Cyclones players could be playing in enemy colours in the Farah Palmer Cup this year.

Carson in his element

Palmerston North's Glenn Carson is the top-ranked squash referee in the world.

Perched in the crowd with mums, dads, it's a unique seat for squash referees.

Waikanae end Paraparaumu dominance

Waikanae no. 8 Gavin Levave carries the ball during his side's 11-6 grand final win over Paraparaumu at the Levin Domain.

Paraparaumu's five-year run ended with 11-6 defeat in final.

Finances improve

Hockey Manawatu's finances are improving.

Hockey Manawatu's finances are improving after resolving a lengthy legal battle

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

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.

Something good in concert

Regent On Broadway

REVIEW: 60s group Herman's Hermits reminds us of a great musical decade.

The road to gang-life redemption

Te Kai Po Ahuriri, captain of the Stormtroopers Outlaw chapter, spars at The Fight Shop gym.

Two gang members with separate lives talk about their similar roads to recovery.

Fetch not always a fun game

Chasing sticks can be a dangerous game, write vet Malcolm Anderson.

OPINION: Vet Malcolm Anderson offers some words of advice about the dangers of playing fetch.

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