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Dad demands rights for fathers

Dad demands rights for fathers

Fathers' rights were shouted to the streets of Palmerston North yesterday.

Gunman aims at police

Otawhou Road and Ormondville Road Police are still hunting a gunman who shot at a patrol car and a farm worker after fleeing officers yesterday afternoon.

Workers can help only by earning

By JONATHAN HOWE - The Manawatu Standard

The wives and children of Samoans in our community were made homeless by last week's tsunami, but at least they are safe.

Students helped as tsunami hit

By JONATHAN HOWE - The Manawatu Standard

The St Peter's College students caught up in the Samoan tsunami were looked after by locals who had just seen their homes destroyed by waves.

Chainsaw man ducks jail time

The Manawatu Standard

A Pahiatua man who threatened police with a running chainsaw has escaped jail for the "most serious" possession of a weapon charge the court has seen.

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Waste water may go to land

Some of Feilding's treated waste will be irrigated on to land, rather than put into the Oroua River, if a new plan gets the go-ahead.

Spot checks put carers on notice

Rest home staff, be warned: the health auditors are coming.

Input sought on hospital sale

City cops ready to respond to country calls for help

Get into sport

samall Ever wanted to try out martial arts, croquet, mountain biking, tennis, or bowls but don't want to commit to a full membership?

Traditional Maori games


Manawatu croquet

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts


Croquet Manawatu

On the first round of the Croquet Manawatu's Association Croquet Interclub competition last week, two matches had been postponed.

Games medallist backing Tua

Nigel Anderson reckons David Tua is the man to beat tonight, and he should know - he's faced the fists of the Tuaman himself.

Western defeat North

Western netball have pulled off a comeback and finished fifth in division one of the NPC after beating North for the second time in two days yesterday.

Tu Toa 'on track' for best finish

MP puts pride on the line for Turbos

Lions roar into top-four

A Wellington side stuck together by band-aids proved too hot to handle and romped to a 43-15 home win over Manawatu in the Air NZ Cup.

US healthcare bill could hurt F&P

US healthcare bill could hurt F&P Fisher & Paykel Healthcare could be hit hard by a healthcare reform bill before the US Senate finance committee.

The 'hole' in property tax

The $200 billion rental property sector not only pays no tax, but is actually getting refunds.

Finance victims 'need more time'

Mining company's shares 'could rise by $2'

Auckland traffic

Business getting more confident

While most small to medium-sized firms are showing signs of growing confidence, more job layoffs are expected, especially in Auckland.

Hiding things causes suspicion

The Iranians have been watching too many James Bond movies.

Recipe for disaster

In the face of nature's fury, it's frightening how helpless we are.

Tararua's skyline

A word from the editor ...

Michael Cummings

Statistics and the reality of crime

Crime statistics, and the interpretations placed on them, can be thoroughly confusing.

Gentle alpacas strut their stuff

SMALL Better to look at than to eat? Definitely. From around New Zealand, 440 alpacas came to Manawatu last weekend for the Alpaca Expo 2009. JILL GALLOWAY went along.

For those game to taste

Two chefs and a towel man visiting Hester Guy Cooks For You gave the alpaca sausages the thumbs up.

Cold snap a shock for farmers, stock

Woman chases DairyNZ seat

Country comes to town for Rural Day

Moo-ving experience

Hundreds of people braved the morning wind and afternoon rain for Feilding's Rural Day.

If only walls could talk

Farmers, one of the country's most recognised retail brands, celebrates its 100th birthday today and while Farmers will not get a telegram from the Queen, Manawatu Standard reporter EMMA GOODWIN looks back at the Broadway store's rich history.

Zestful survivor extols life

St Peter's College student Anna Hocquard has leadership qualities and a maturity that she's learned the hard way.

Vintage vrooms

Manawatu trove of early movies


How great he was

There are few among us fortunate enough to have intimate relationships with famous people, and they guard those relationships carefully.

Country comes to town for Rural Day
Moo-ving experience

Hundreds of people braved the morning wind and afternoon rain for Feilding's Rural Day.

Vintage vrooms

If you think you're all flash with a car that costs $80,000, think again.

Rest home workers protest

Car horns rang out in support of rest home workers protesting their pay conditions yesterday.

Beards to boost donors

Manawatu Turbos flanker Doug Tietjens has to grin and bear the facial hair.

Pupils wage war on graffiti

Milson School pupils are hoping the internet can stop graffiti vandals.

Shot at life

The first sign that Louise Bare was in trouble was a seizure.

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