Helmsman Peter Burling drives Emirates Team New Zealand to a win over Oracle Team USA.

America's Cup secret weapon

6:14 PM  Engineer Ryan Thomas was programming machinery for factories when he was discovered.

House prices spike

Feilding's Smeaton family sold their home in just eight days. From back left: David holding Evie, 1, and Hayley holding ...

House sales prices in Feilding are at a 20-year high but that hasn't stopped them selling fast.

When rural pests invade the city

UNDER THE RADAR: What to do if you live in suburbia and spot a stoat or possum.

MP criticises 'unhealthy' Rich List

Wealthy Manawatu politician says the annual compilation is irrelevant and of little positive use.

Hospital is often full

More staff and resources are needed to deal with high patient numbers.

Floor-lickin' good?

Kentucky fried mess puts hungry diner off her dinner.

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New gorge route 'much more likely'

Transport Minister Simon Bridges confirmed on Tuesday a new route through the Manawatu Gorge was now "much more likely".

13 min ago  A new route between Manawatu and Hawke's Bay is now a "much more likely scenario", says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

They're yelling timber

6:58 PM  Palmerston North's Reclaimed Timber Traders loses its lease.

Award for planting natives

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Sport

Hockey Manawatu out the other side

Hockey Manawatu's finances are improving.

Hockey Manawatu's finances are improving.

Change at the head of Bowls Manawatu

Tony Jensen is back o bring you all the latest bowls news from Manawatu.

Bowling On is back.

Hallam-Eames ready for big season

Liam Hallam-Eames had a strong club campaign and is hoping to translate that into game time with the Turbos.

Liam Hallam-Eames is hoping to play a bigger role in the Manawatu Turbos in his second season of provincial rugby.

Taekwondo teen off to world champs

Janae Whakarau, 14, is training to compete in the taekwondo world championships, in Ireland.

Growing up as part of a sports-mad family has propelled one teen to international taekwondo competition. 

Feilding fall to Napier

Feilding High School lost to Napier Boys' High School on Sunday.

The Feilding High School 1st XV got a wake up call after arriving to their match against Napier Boys' High School in holiday mode.

opinion

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?

Manawatu Gorge alternative urgent

Contractors work in the Manawatu Gorge earlier this year. Their efforts have so far been futile.

OPINION: For over 130 years, bits of the Manawatu Gorge have been falling down. But this time it might be closed forever.

All hail the zombie master

The late US filmmaker George A. Romero was known for mastering the zombie film genre.

OPINION: The late George A Romero threw a mirror up to society, exposing the capitalist nightmare.

Care needed in celebrity suicide tributes

Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the ...

OPINION: We all need to be careful in sharing grief over Linkin Park singer's death.

Council's snooping must not be tolerated

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton, left, with mayor Michael Feyen at the start of his term. ...

OPINION: Nobody from the Horowhenua council has explained why it's necessary to debase democracy.

Lifestyle

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.

GOT from every angle

Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound, saddles up for season seven of Game of Thrones.

REVIEW: There has to be a better way to introduce new series to new viewers.

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