Recovery from Covid-19 may be a marathon not a sprint

Our streets may not look like this any more – King St, Palmerston North, during lockdown – but we’re not yet out of the ...

OPINION: Running a second marathon when not recovered from the first isn't wise, neither is getting too excited about our post-coronavirus recovery.

School lunch charity hungry for help video

Eat Up New Zealand founder Scott Gilmore delivers sandwiches to Lillian Hawkins and Holly Jacobs in March.

A charity that makes thousands of lunches for schoolchildren is calling on businesses to help it stay afloat.

Minister briefing reveals raw deal video

Phillippa and John Martin, owners of MannaMilk, were among those raided by Ministry for Primary Industries.

Unregistered raw milk providers are depleting Government coffers of $70,000 each year, according to minister briefing.

Toddler making strides towards mobility video

Avery Sinclair, 3, undergoes a physiotherapy session at Active Plus on Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North.

Five months after her broken body was cut from a car wreck, Avery Sinclair is working hard to find her feet.

Travel agency not signed up to industry association rules about refunds

Parents who have paid for school trips through Student Horizons are out of pocket (file photo).

An industry body says travel agencies bonded to its collective protections would be better able to refund parents out of pocket after school trips were canned amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Palmerston North painter wins regional competition

Arts Manawatū Painting Competition winner Matt Steedman holds his winning painting while talking with fellow artist ...

A pixelated painting of a woman taking a selfie has tickled the fancy of judges in a battle for artistic supremacy.

Woman sick of parcel pilfering pursues mail thief

Levin woman Greer Dorne is sick parcel thefts in her town. When she spotted a woman pilfering a parcel from neighbours ...

Greer Dorne cornered a woman stealing mail from her neighbour, then followed her through Levin.

Unbeaten Old Boys-Marist happy to fly under the radar

Old Boys-Marist, in green and black, are one of three unbeaten teams so far this season.

The third-placed team are nipping hard at the heels of also-unbeaten Feilding and Varsity in the Manawatū men's club rugby competition.

College men knock over High School

College had a win over High School Hockey Club in the Manawatū club competition last weekend (file photo).

The College men have carried on their good start to the Manawatū club season, knocking over one of the other title contenders.

‘Golden buzzer’ moment highlight of youth production

The Little Mermaid Jr is making a splash as live theatre returns from coronavirus exile.

REVIEW: The Little Mermaid Jr can’t help but become “catch of the day”, as live theatre returns from exile.

Cross-country running season in full swing

Athletes are gearing up for the Manawatū Wanganui Cross-Country Championships.

Athletes are gearing up for the Manawatū Wanganui Cross-Country Championships.

Manawatū cafe sells its 200,000th cream horn video

Viv’s Kitchen owners Viv and Kevan Withers are about to sell their 200,000th cream horn.

A small-town eatery is earning a big reputation for its signature treat.

Car fires blaze overnight

Firefighters were busy overnight dousing car fires in Marton and Palmerston North.

Two fires destroy vehicles in Marton and Palmerston North, within three hours of each other.

Freshwater exemptions for vegetables criticised video

Lake Horowhenua, pictured in December, suffers from extremely poor health due to urban and rural pollution.

A National MP says granting exemptions to new freshwater standards shows the rules are not fit for purpose.

Attempt to gag out-of-pocket parents

A travel agency that arranges overseas school trips is trying to silence parents who are fighting for refunds (File image).

A travel agency that arranges overseas school trips is trying to silence parents fighting for refunds from cancelled tours.

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Boy shuns mother after she sexually offends against him

A mother was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court for sexual conduct with her son.

The young child is also concerned for his siblings' safety.

Cat psychic on the cards as search for Rodney continues

A dumped store cat hasn't been seen for weeks as searchers consider saying hello to the other side.

Massey too good for Feilding

Palmerston North painter wins regional competition

opinion

Recovery from Covid-19 may be a marathon not a sprint

Our streets may not look like this any more – King St, Palmerston North, during lockdown – but we’re not yet out of the ...

OPINION: Running a second marathon when not recovered from the first isn't wise, neither is getting too excited about our post-coronavirus recovery.

Kylee Guy interview a good get that needed more

TV One’s Sunday show did well to secure an interview with Kylee Guy, but where was the follow up?

OPINION: The Sunday show did well to secure an exclusive interview, but where was the follow up?

Freedom of religion, as it should be video

A new church has been set up in Auckland, where LGBTI people don't have to hide.

OPINION: Energy is better spent creating spiritual spaces where we are welcome, than protesting against those where we are not.

Culture shock for Polynesian pathfinder in racist Aussie league

The racist treatment of Kiwis legend Olsen Filipaina during his playing days in Australia is a disgrace.

OPINION: Olsen Filipaina's introduction to sport in Australia is a horror story of bullying at its worst.

Careful with the whistle

National Party health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse, a man busy roaming the streets checking where homeless people sleep.

OPINION: Pointing the finger at Asian nations over coronavirus risk out of line with case trends in other countries.

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‘Golden buzzer’ moment highlight of youth production

The Little Mermaid Jr is making a splash as live theatre returns from coronavirus exile.

REVIEW: The Little Mermaid Jr can’t help but become “catch of the day”, as live theatre returns from exile.

Centrepoint Theatre to focus on Kiwi shows

Centrepoint has revised its season to focus on Kiwi-made, lighthearted entertainment.

People need some light relief from the outside world, theatre manager Kate Louise Elliott says.

Volunteering's romantic reward

Wayne Hermansan has been a St John shuttle driver for nine years, ferrying passengers between Dannevirke and Palmerston ...

A generous driver's kindness paid off when days spent ferrying hospital patients between Palmerston North and Dannevirke led to love.

Life-changing trike out of reach

Laekyn Hori Te Pa, 6, takes the trike out for test a spin.

A new trike would make a world of difference for a six-year old boy with a chromosome disorder, but the $8000 price tag is slightly out of reach.

Fair go, Air New Zealand video

Total passengers passing through Auckland Airport dropped from 1.7 million last April to just 43,000 this year.

Rarely has there been an episode of the enduring series where so many viewers had a vested interest in getting a satisfying answer.

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