Green Bikes general manager Peter Cooke likes giving old bicycles a new lease of life.

Pedalling a green dream

Meet the man giving new life to old bikes in Palmerston North.

Scarce on detail video

Contractors fix the damaged Manawatū Gorge road in May, before it was deemed unsafe for workers.

About 300 people attended a meeting in Woodville to discuss gorge alternatives.

Motorist kills sheep

A car crash near Palmerston North left sheep dead. The driver was unharmed.

Putting NZ First

OPINION: Peters' plan to follow a "democratic process" is the biggest untruth of them all.

Never forget a face

COLD COFFEE: Seeing people you recognise every time you venture might be a super power.

Twin robbers jailed

Teenage twins are jailed days apart for two different aggravated robberies.

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Small house, big talent

Rangitikei College's playhouse, a project in the 2017 BCITO Buildability challenge.

A group of Feilding and Marton students are awaiting results for their buildability challenge.  

Teen may escape conviction

Teen who killed Josh McGinty through her careless driving may keep an unblemished record and apply for discharge without conviction.

Foxton crash victim named

Manawatū Gorge's rocky history video


Cycling champs in town

Hard-fought action during the 2016 School Road National Championships at Manfeild.

Cycling on a motor racing circuits

Cricket season on the horizon

Cricket season is due to get underway in Manawatū next weekend.

All going to plan, cricket will be in full swing in two weeks.

NZ A thumped by India A

Central Districts batsman George Worker top scored with 35 for New Zealand A in a poor second innings with the bat.

 New Zealand A lose 16 wickets to spin in crushing innings defeat to India A.

Elite competition is in touch

Manawatū last hosted the national touch championships in 2012.

The Manawatu Touch Association has dragged together an elite competition.

Local teams chase showhunter title

The national pony club showhunter championships are on at Foxton Racecourse this weekend

The national pony club showhunter championships are back at Foxton this weekend


Never forget a face

A trip to the mall can be a taxing experience when you see people you recognise everywhere, writes Greer Berry.

COLD COFFEE: Seeing people you recognise every time you venture out may not just be a coincidence, it might be a super power.

Putting NZ First

Don't dare ask Winston Peters who he's going to choose to be New Zealand's next Government. There are democratic ...

OPINION: Winston Peters' plans to follow a "democratic process" is the biggest untruth of them all.

Greens in difficult position

Green Party leader James Shaw knows siding with National is too risky.

OPINION: The Green Party faithful seem quite grateful to be back in Parliament.

Status quo for Manawatū

Labour's Adrian Rurawhe held on to the Te Tai Hauāuru seat.

OPINION: Voters in Manawatū-Whanganui region electorates have made a strong call for the status quo.

Island of red in an ocean of blue

A weaker opponent this time and the Jacinda effect were helpful for Iain Lees-Galloway's campaign in Palmerston North.

OPINION: The odds were stacked against National candidate Adrienne Pierce and one had to wonder how serious National really was.


Taihape mystery-comedy coming

The fine art of tossing the gumboot is the subject of a play coming to Palmerston North.

A new play explores what happens in the lead-up to Taihape's famous Gumboot Day.

Quirky collection of short plays connects

Ethan Burmeister and Tessa Mitchell-Anyon in a scene from the short play "Perfection (Terms and Conditions Apply)".

The Massey University Drama Society springs forward with a programme of original work.

Ballet audience enthuses over 'Romeo and Juliet'

Harlots dance in the piazza during the Royal New Zealand Ballet production of "Romeo and Juliet".

REVIEW: The Royal New Zealand Ballet brought it's acclaimed production of "Romeo and Juliet" to the Regent on Broadway.

Daffy duo score with baroque soiree

Gertie Rallentando (Rose Beauchamp), "Cynthia and Gertie Go Baroque!" director Jeff Kingsford-Brown and the ...

Helen Moulder and Rose Beauchamp reprise their musical alter egos in a winsome reinterpretation of a baroque classic.

Great performance, terrible music

18-whl-performing-01 Erin Malan - classical ballet

 18-whl-performing-02 Ariah Mandeno - classical ...

REVIEW: The Royal NZ Ballet rises above their lacklustre recorded musical backing.

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