Palmerston North City Council has been challenged to help more people kick the butts.

Ban on ciggie sales?

8:10 AM  Health advocate urges Palmerston North City Council to restrict the sale of tobacco near schools.

'Dishonest lying p****'

Horowhenua mayor Brendan Duffy at Levin's Anzac commemoration.

8:09 AM  Legal threats and personal abuse against mayor sent a submissions hearing into disarray.

Child car park death: Guilty plea

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

'Zombie town' unlikely

Unlike neighbouring centres, Palmerston North has a low risk of being a 'zombie town'.

Council stumped - call in artists

Artists are being called on after Broadway Ave's trees became stumps following a petition.

Aircraft training over city

The Defence Force is conducting helicopter training in the skies above and around Palmerston North this week.

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Same-sex marriage trumps civil union

Adam and Wayne Jenkins were engaged in Paris in 2012 and waited 18 months until same-sex marriage was legalised.

19 min ago  A Palmerston North couple waited 18 months to get the right to be legally married.

Three choices for third turf

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

Vandals poo in playcentre sandpit gallery

Parkour fundraiser in city video

Angela Armstrong-Lush, left, presented with flowers by Betty Steffensen after becoming Manawatu's first international umpire since Steffensen 42 years ago.

Armstrong-Lush gets international badge

Armstrong-Lush can now umpire test matches.


Explanation for funding cut please

6:45 AM  OPINION: The loss of $70,000 funding for the Safety Advisory Board is a blow both to Palmerston North and the concept of colloboration. 

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.

When termites stop holding hands, look out!

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


Poetry comes out on top

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.

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.

Boychoir hits the right high notes

Reviewed by Peter Lampp

Doctor Gina Salapata is organizing a project to gather proverbs from all of the different ethnicity's in Palmerston North.

Collecting the proverbial

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

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