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Hunters being asked to take care

Hunters urged to ensure they are licensed, familiar with rules, and checking before firing.

Surviving break a challenge


Surviving the school holidays has taken on a new meaning at Manchester House.

Ball honours soldiers


Ohingaiti Hall is hosting a soldiers' ball to honour those who served in past conflicts.

Bull's Mangaohane changes hands

Property sold sign

Mangaohane Station, off the Taihape-Napier Highway, has been sold for the first time since 1973.

Reward offer for gear stolen from field days

Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild, Feilding.

Taupo man shocked to find $20,000 worth of boating gear stolen during the Central Districts Field Days.

Breakfast at school


Feilding Intermediate principal Stu Trembath hopes students will take advantage of the offer.

The advantages of a Feilding upbringing

John Key

Sarah Robson took time out from hounding politicians to speak at former school.

Water use an issue


Rangitikei farmers take concerns about increasing underground water demand to Horizons.

Tractors pull crowds


Wheels will be spinning and the dirt flying when the big rigs roll in to Feilding.

Photo puts woman in jail for day


A Feilding woman has spent a day in the cells after trying to take a photo of Conan McClelland in court.

Devoted couple move to Palmy


Austin and Eileen White will leave Taihape next week to take up residence in Palmerston North.

Public to get say on school speed limit

40kmh speed

Hunterville School pupils step closer to wish for lower speed limit past their front gate.

Gumboot sport the right fit


When Anita Otto never imagined she would be president of the German boot throwing association.

Members of boards finally get decided

Election voting paper

Community boards in Ratana and Taihape are finally fully represented, four months after local body elections.

More than boots to day

Southland Times photo

Gumboot day, an unrivalled Taihape event since 1985, will host a variety of entertainment and competitions.

Quarter horses show versatility


Feilding had taste of ol' west when American Quarter Horse Association held show at Manfeild.

Tree nominations wanted

train crash reefton

Preserving significant trees in district for future generations is the aim of new project.

Floods had silver lining


While February 2004 floods devastated much of region, many found silver lining of new flood protection measures.

Mother's grief is 'lonely'

Decade on from floods and tragedy

Janet white

Janet White's memories of the Feilding floods bring nothing but heartache.

Memories flood back


Ten years ago Manawatu residents went to sleep to the sound of rain on the roof. It was heavy.

Funding fosters potential

Ngatu Bates

Rangitikei District Council considers extending scholarship programme to other high schools in area.

Fast broadband on way

UFB 300

UFB will be available in Feilding in June, but some will have to wait longer for it.

Troubled youths keep duo busy


With 6000 youths and 23 schools, Feilding Police youth aid officers have an extensive catchment.

Teens take to the field

timaru rugby ball touch

Strong work ethic earns two Taihape teenagers places in the Manawatu under-15 girls touch team.

Shrinking town soldiering on


On the edge of the desert, beneath the mountain, Waiouru is shrinking - fast.

Mangaweka going on track


Owner of Mangaweka Adventure Company thankful for visiting scouts wearing in walking track near his rafting base.

Cafe fire affecting others near scene

Sage fire

Preliminary findings indicate fire that gutted Sage Restaurant and Cafe started in an office off the dining area.

Small town supporters celebrating super Sanson


There is much more to Sanson than the state highway running through it.

Grand prix starts with a blast

DDN Fireworks

The Manawatu Fireworks Spectacular is returning to Manfeild.

Feilding's quake cleanup

New world

Mops, buckets and broken glass kept Feilding store owners busy since violent 6.2-magnitude earthquake.

Thunderheads are go

celtic thunder

Carol Stephens has coordinated a campaign to bring Irish/Scottish group Celtic Thunder to New Zealand.

Cadets rallying to mark celebration

 Sir Jerry Mateparae

More than a thousand cadets from around the globe will parade in Waiouru later this month.

Man rammed by sheep out of hospital


Man injured after being "rammed" by a sheep near Hunterville discharged from hospital.

Grave error on cemetery ownership

graves cemetery

Oops! It appears that the Rongotea Cemetery may not be on council land.

School zone limits enrolment options for pupils

Air New Zealand generic

Manchester Street School has had to turn away 70 pupils this year who live outside its zone.

Images of war to go up online

Wartime love letters

National Army Museum to receive a sizable grant from Lotteries Commission.

Scholarship, title a final achievement


Lauren Somerville scooped two prestigious awards at Taihape Area School's prize-giving on Friday.

Magazine gives Rangitikei MP an improved scorecard

Ian McKelvie

Ian McKelvie has been described as an "affable bloke" by a political magazine.

Synthetic cannabis use on the decline

legal highs

Success of Feilding's anti-legal high campaign hailed five months after it rid the town of over-the-counter sales.

Resident 'sickened' by dogs


Feilding woman who saw dogs killing a cat says string of attacks might have been prevented

Rugby-mad Gino loses his brave battle

Feilding's school mourns death of pupil

gino carroll

The 11-year-old died on Monday evening at home after battling illness related to a brain tumour.

Unusual mixture strikes a chord

The opening number in this concert really said it all.

Grab the popcorn, it's movie time

Cinema popcorn

Palmerston North audiences exposed to cutting edge cinema when the NZInternational Film Festival returns.

Review: Hairspray


A bit of Broadway New York hit the stage in Broadway Palmerston North last night.

Happy healthy honey


There's something intrinsically happy about honey.

Rites of passage film has heart


Manawatu Standard

REVIEW: The Way Way Back
M 1hr 50min
Reviewed by Matthew Dallas.

You see it, but abracadabra, it's CGI


Manawatu Standard

REVIEW: Now You See Me
M, 2hr 10min
Reviewed by Jonathon Howe.

One for the family


Manawatu Standard

REVIEW: Dino Time
G, 1hr 40min
Reviewed by Katy Breheny.

Feilding's chess king


Manawatu Standard

Dion Charles is the rapid chess Under-14 New Zealand champion.

Italian melodrama with many twists


Manawatu Standard

REVIEW: Twice Born
R16, 2hr 15min
Reviewed by Peter Lampp.
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