Working with the best

Tennis NZ high-performance coaching director Simon Rea was in Manawatū passing on tips this week.

JONO'S SERVE: Top tennis coaches pass on their experience in Manawatū.

North Range Trio returns

Runners at the start of the North Range Traverse at the North Range Trio of Pahiatua Track last year.

Runners doing the challenging race will see stunning views.

Serious crash near Sanson

State Highway 1 near Sanson was closed because of a two-car crash.

State Highway 1 was closed after a two-car crash in Manawatū.

Poison threat closes pool

Palmerston North's Freyberg pool was closed on Friday after an online poison threat. It was cleared and will reopen on ...

Online post says 1080 dumped at Palmerston North swimming pool and public parks.

Leaving The Square

Ross Hyde's family jewellery store has been on The Square in Palmerston North for 54 years.

Hyde Jewellers is one of Palmerston North's oldest businesses, and it's moving off The Square.

Good omen for Raleigh St

A pou is placed at the entrance to the Raleigh St Reserve, Palmerston North, this week.

Rain pauses for Rangitāne kaumātua's blessing of park's new carvings - a good sign, says organiser.

Manawatū against the best

Danny Moore has selected an experienced team for the nationals.

INDOOR BOWLS: It's been a long time between national titles for strong rep squad.

Guilty of rape and assault

A man has been found guilty of rape after a trial in the Palmerston North District Court (file photo).

Man's denials not believed by judge. He faces a lengthy jail term.

Milner-Skudder relishes return

Nehe Milner-Skudder stretches out during training for his return to the Manawatū Turbos.

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder feels like he is a new face in the Manawatū rugby squad.

Trout move 'red herring'

Fish and Game chief executive Martin Taylor has criticised Horizons' moves around trout, saying they should concentrate ...

Regional councillor draws parallels between trout hatcheries and stoats. Fish and Game says he is "uneducated".

Lawyer hired girls for sex

Lawyer Quentin Haines met a teenage girl at Wellington Railway Station, before paying her to perform a sex act on him ...

Lawyer admits hiring two girls, one 14 years old, to provide sexual services.

Delta helps ease the pain video

Private Dion Taka was badly wounded in Afghanistan in 2012. He now has a dog to help him live with post-traumatic stress ...

War vet Dion Taka used to have nightmares every night. Now, he can get some rest.

Youth and experience

Bernard Matthews, with the ball, is one of the more experienced players in the Mustangs lineup taking on Wellington.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Mustangs' young guns combine with old heads in nationals bid.

Flooding costs revealed

The flooding of the Pohangina River in June caused extensive damage to the Totara Reserve campground.

Costs of cleanup from June floods in Manawatū hit $700,000.

Walking while she still can video

Manawatū teen Dara Morrah has been diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia which is a disease that causes progressive damage ...

Dara's legs are giving out on her. But she is not giving up.

Massey and Manukura Black into final

The finalists have been found in the club netball competition.

It's down to the business end of the year for Manawatū's netballers.

Getting out of the mud

Liam Woolford is one of the favourites to take the senior men's road title.

ATHLETICS: Region's runners and walkers hit tarmac in road championships.

Star power for basketball court opening

NBA star Steven Adams will be on hand to open the basketball court named after him in Palmerston North this weekend.

NBA star Steven Adams is visiting Palmerston North for the weekend.

Positive signs for injured player

Injured teen Jacob Fifita-Tovo, here pictured on holiday with family, is showing positive signs after suffering a spinal ...

Jacob Fifita-Tovo is showing signs of improvement following a suspected spinal injury.

Pony ill-treated again

Peter Walters stood trial in the Palmerston North District Court for neglecting Cashew the pony.

Peter Walters said he tried to get Cashew the pony help. A judge did not buy it.

Tūroa takes another hit

The damaged chairlift tower on the Turoa skifield's High Noon Express is inspected by structural engineers

The massive avalanche on Tūroa will leave it without its chair lift for the rest of winter.

Fulltime comes for rugby ref

Long-time rugby referee Robbie Boerboom has died.

Well-known whistleblower Robbie Boerboom has succumbed to cancer.

Harmonious voices at Kids Sing

Whanganui Intermediate School won the gold award at the Manawatū-Whanganui Kids Sing on Tuesday.

There were big sounds ringing out from the Intermediate Normal school hall.

Teacher strikes could escalate

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students gathered at the Church Steps on Trafalgar St, Nelson, during the national ...

Teachers roar for two-day strike idea, ramping up the pressure after the PM criticised them for striking too early.

'Bring back Brash'

National MP Chris Bishop joined the chorus of criticism about Massey University's Don Brash ban.

Students attempt to invite figure at centre of free-speech firestorm back to Massey University.

Crash closes road

Diversions are in place near Bulls after a crash on State Highway 1. (Google Maps)

State Highway 1 near Bulls is closed after a crash.

Levin's bad smell

Horowhenua District Council officials may be asked to explain to Horizons Regional Council what it is doing with it's  ...

Landfill problems continue to get up people's noses in Horowhenua town.

Manawatū teachers want change video

Ross Intermediate School teacher Matt McEwen leads the way around The Square during Wednesday's teacher strike in ...

1, 2, 3, 4, teachers walking off the floor.

Deputy mayor dies suddenly

Marion Gillard, deputy mayor at the Ruapehu District Council, has passed away.

Ruapehu District councillors are in "shock and disbelief", mayor Don Cameron says.

What's up Doc?

The rabbit population has grown in the past two years in Manawatū, but authorities are not yet worried (file photo).

Manawatū's rabbit population rallies, but wet winters help bring numbers under control.

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