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Lake Alice patient abused by 'sadistic' psychiatrist seeks justice

Sharyn Collis, pictured in 2006, wants to see justice for what she and other Lake Alice patients went through.

Already living with the hurt of being raped and having no-one believe her, a teenage girl was taken to a psychiatric facility and subjected to more sexual trauma.

Government cash for race track upgrade ends up in wrong bank account

Awapuni Racecourse has received government funding for new synthetic turf.

Police are investigating after more than $600,000 meant for a new synthetic track in Palmerston North went astray.

Challenge over legal reimbursement video

Manawatū District councillor Phil Marsh is not convinced enough questions have been answered to justify reimbursing the ...

A Manawatū District councillor is questioning why his mayor and deputy sought external legal advice on a complaint, at ratepayers’ expense, when an internal probe was already under way.

Foster dad's 'automaton' defence fails

A jury has found a man on trial in the Palmerston North District Court guilty of performing indecent acts on girls.

Jury finds Oranga Tamariki caregiver was in control, not made delirious by alcohol and medication, when he indecently touched girls in his car.

Former SAS soldier chokes woman unconscious

Private Alan Whittingham along with 2 Workshop Company from Linton help the clean up at Owlcatraz. Pictured in 2009.

Elite combat training, psychological issues and alcohol abuse make former top soldier a risk to women.

Bulldog to be destroyed after attack video

Cheyenne Tahau was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court for allowing Winston the bulldog to attack a man on ...

Woman sobs upon hearing Winston must be euthanised after unprovoked attack on man in mobility scooter.

Army's weapons go off in a blaze of glory

A soldier loads ammunition into a mortar.

Soldiers have unleashed the full might of their weaponry, showing off their ability to defend and support the nation in the midst of Covid-19's Operation Protect.

Covid-19 theme impresses judges

Levin East School won this year’s Manawatū Showquest performing arts competition.

Levin East School reigned supreme at this year’s Manawatū Showquest competition.

Manukura Red tighten grip on top-four spot

Manukura Black’s Lil Brown, left, scraps with Monique Poa of Manukura Red in premier club netball action on Tuesday.

Manukura Red battled past fellow club side Manukura Black to strengthen their grip on a spot on the top four.

Intersection works continue at Esplanade

The Park Rd entrance to the Esplanade is closed to vehicles while a new intersection is created.

Motorists are being advised to avoid Park Rd outside the Esplanade during road works.


It is survival of the fittest for Manawatu's NPC players

Tietie Tuimauga, playing for the Feilding Yellows, has had his 2021 season cruelled by injury.

Manawatū's Turbos are being readied for full-time training and yet the final squad will hinge on who survives the last four weeks of club rugby.

Front up and play the game video

Naomi Osaka doing it tough at the Italian Open in May.

Win, lose or sore, sport comes with scrutiny, and professional athletes need to accept this.

Memory Lane: The circus of family fun

Rumah during her hula-hoop rehearsal for Circus Aotearoa.

On the occasion of the visit of a travelling circus to a small provincial town, the juveniles of the surrounding country were agog with excitement at the large posters and gorgeous procession.

Biological advantages beyond scope of competition rules video

Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand is poised to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

Transgender athletes must take possibly harmful drugs to be able to compete, and then by competing undermine equality of opportunity for others.

Old letters a window to the past

Letters home to Shrewsbury, England in the 1880s and 1890s. They were written by Edward Griffiths, who emigrated to New ...

Once, those eagerly-awaited, newsy pieces of paper were the only links between immigrant New Zealanders and relatives they had left behind.

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