Prison meth smuggler jailed video

Peter James Tregoweth smuggled 40g of methamphetamine into Manawatū Prison.

Peter Tregoweth managed to get 40g of meth into Manawatū Prison, but claimed he found it while being strip searched.

Boys' High claim Grammar's scalp

Palmerston North Boys’ High School captain Joe Simpson-Smith, centre, goes through the heart of the Auckland Grammar ...

The Palmerston North Boys’ High School first XV will have a spring in their step heading into their first white jersey game.

Mob boss' story under more scrutiny

Codi Wilkinson was allegedly murdered by fellow Mongrel Mob members.

Mongrel Mob boss' claims of peacefully kicking members out of the gang refuted by gang expert.

Some mayors sceptical of councils' review

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announces the long-awaited local government review.

Review of local government needed after reforms have already happened.

House of Goth: Palmy's infamous punk squat video

House of Goth, Palmerston North's notorious punk squat on the corner of Keeling and Ferguson streets.

Walls turned into art, a trebuchet in the front yard and a totem pole made of metal, wood and cow bones - welcome to the House of Goth.

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Vestiges of democracy lost in health reform

Owen and Carey Hume say district health boards provided a forum for local voices to have a say about health services.

Public health meetings provided enough information for parents to advocate for change.

Pandemic changes where Manawatū gets down to work

Working from home has let Nina Mercer return to full-time work. she is pictured in her work space with 13-year-old son, ...

A year after lockdown, 77 per cent of Manawatū businesses have staff who regularly work from home.

Winning greyhound tests positive for meth video

Greyhounds involved in racing have allegedly suffered high injury rates. (File photo)

Zipping Sarah had a bit more zip than usual. The cause would soon become evident.

Paddling together and individually

Manukura student Tui-Aroha Fransen won the Manawatū race unity speech competition.

Manawatū teen Tui-Aroha Fransen knows celebrating individual cultural identity is still a crucial part of working together.

GPS tracking shows gang president near killing site

Codi Wilkinson was killed in September 2019 in a brutal depatching, the Crown says.

The reason a Manawatū gang president is struggling to remember what happened the night a member was killed is because he’s woven a web of lies, the Crown says.

Play policy aims to encourage fun for all

Places to play will be built in to public spaces in Palmerston North.

The Palmerston North City Council will encourage residents to be playful.

Do the work or lose the charm

Ken Smith (left) and his wife Gail own 54-60 Fergusson St, Feilding. They are one of the first to seismic-strengthen ...

Thirty-six Feilding buildings have until 2028 to be seismic strengthened or demolished. Ken Smith is among the first to strengthen his building, and urges others to do the same.

'Bed bug attack' closes three huts on Great Walk

Department of Conservation Rakiura operations manager Ren Leppens described bed bugs as master hitchhikers (file photo).

The discovery of bed bugs at DOC huts on the Whanganui Journey come after an earlier outbreak on Stewart Island.

Derby clash pits together two sides from opposite ends of the table

North End are struggling to find their feet this year. They face an in-form Massey side at Skoglund Park today.

High-flying Massey face struggling North End in men's Federation League football this weekend.

Community fights to save war memorial hall

A group of Foxton locals want to take community ownership of the war memorial hall.

The Foxton War Memorial Hall houses lots of history and memories; a group of locals are determined to save it from being sold.

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Murder charge laid over death of Manawatū Prison inmate video

Brad King died in Wellington Hospital a fortnight after he was assaulted in Manawatū Prison in February.

Twenty-nine-year-old man due to appear in court following the fatal assault of Bradley King in February.

Freyberg want to go to next level

Freyberg coach Potene Paewai says they have been competitive, now he would like to start getting wins.

Jets coach confident ahead of NBL

Pandemic changes where Manawatū gets down to work

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Book explores richly-layered history of boer war

Author Nigel Robson has written a book detailing the affect of the boer war on New Zealand.

The two nations displayed an adaptability in the fight against the common Boer foe which differentiated them from the tradition-bound British, although the limited training of many Kiwi soldiers did them no favours.

Halfback from the hills could have reached greater rugby heights

Dive-passing was a trademark of Manawatū centurion Donny McCaskie.

When Donny McCaskie played his 100th game of rugby for Manawatū, there wasn't a hint of the feat in the newspaper report of 1967.

Medal haul for local athletes

Monique Gorrie is one of the standouts from last weekend’s North Island Secondary Schools Championships (file photo).

Manawatū athletes were to the fore at last weekend's championships returning home with seven gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Queen tribute act find their grove playing rock royalty

Dominic Warren plays Freddie Mercury in the Queen: It's a Kind of Magic show.

A two-hour show packed with all the hits, fast and slow, low and high, is challenging enough, without having to reproduce Freddie’s showmanship, all pulled off in trademark skin-tight clothing.

Public servants' workplace reality a utopian dream for the rest of us video

Wellington commuters on a grey Wellington day. (file photo)

One also can’t help but compare the buoyant Government sector with the plight of businesses who were asked to lock up shop this time last year.

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Recipe: Sticky pear & cinnamon baklava slice

For this rich, sweet treat, I use a combination of half nuts and half seeds to reduce the cost.

Be bold when brushing the filo sheets with butter so to create layers of crispy pastry.

Pear, hazelnut & blue cheese salad

This is a heavenly combination for a salad.

This is a heavenly combination for a salad.

Beetroot, black bean & sesame burgers

The key with vegetable-based burger patties is the layering of flavours.

The key with vegetable-based burger patties is the layering of flavours, and this tasty dish is stacked with them.

Beetroot, gherkin & apple salad

This is a delightful pink salad with pops of flavour and texture with every bite.

This is a delightful pink salad with pops of flavour and texture with every bite.

Honey & spice Easter buns

These delicious treats boast flavour hints of Hot Cross Buns with a Cinnamon Bun-inspired construction, resulting in a ...

These delicious treats boast flavour hints of Hot Cross Buns with a Cinnamon Bun-inspired construction, resulting in a light, delicately spiced crumb.

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