Adam and Wayne Jenkins keen on a civil union but are now happily married.

Same-sex marriage wish fulfilled

10:56 AM  A Palmerston North couple waited 18 months to get the right to be legally married.

'Dishonest lying p****'

Horowhenua mayor Brendan Duffy at Levin's Anzac commemoration.

11:21 AM  Legal threats and personal abuse against mayor sent a submissions hearing into disarray.

Serious crash in Whanganui

10:47 AM  A car is on fire after it and a truck crashed on Tayforth Rd just north of Whanganui.

New ambulance base for Levin

10:31 AM  Plans are under way for $1.5m ambulance base in Levin.

Ban on ciggie sales?

Health advocate urges Palmerston North City Council to restrict the sale of tobacco near schools.

Child car park death: Guilty plea

A woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to death of a toddler in hospital car park.

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News

Three choices for third turf

Competition is hotting up for another hockey turf in Palmerston North. 
College's Hayley Goodyear and Girls High's Grace Bayley are among those contributing to the demand for play time.

Turf wars begin to attract city council money for Palmerston North's third artificial hockey turf.

Eating disorders on rise

4 min ago  Teens as young as 14 have been hospitalised for eating disorders in the MidCentral health district as a sharp increase of eating disorder cases hit the region.

'Zombie town' unlikely

Aircraft training over city

Sport

Eves to make first start for Hurricanes

10:11 AM  Manawatu prop Chris Eves will start his first Super Rugby match on Saturday  when the Hurricanes take on the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.

Armstrong-Lush gets international badge

Armstrong-Lush can now umpire test matches.

Interim Central Districts chief executive Chris Lander.

New Central Districts boss no stranger to region

New Central Districts chief executive has experience working in the region.

Opinion

Explanation for funding cut please

Money, money, money

11:19 AM  OPINION: Loss of funding for Safety Advisory Board is a blow to Palmerston North.

Many reasons not to change the flag

OPINION: I know it's not a matter of life and death, but I like the New Zealand flag and will resist efforts to change it.

Generic fire service

When termites stop holding hands, look out!

11:18 AM  OPINION: There is an interesting, slightly humorous observation about insects and older wooden houses.

Lifestyle

Making music on maternity leave gallery

Rowena Jones has set up a new music school for kids and adults in Feilding.

Feilding Mum and former HOD of music at Feilding High School is using her maternity leave to start up a new music school for children and adults in the community.

Collecting the proverbial

A project exploring proverbs from a wide ranging nationalities aims to provide valuable insight into our culture.

The Hoopla Series poets who have all made it onto the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List of New Zealand Fiction. From left: Carolyn McCurdie, Jennifer Compton and Bryan Walpert.

Poetry comes out on top

A trio of poets have made it onto the bestsellers list, one being an associate professor at Massey University who's book Native Bird tells of his life in New Zealand as a new settler from America.

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