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Estate sale for SPCA  -   SPCA has been bequeathed a large array of household items  -  Marty O'Fee (left) and Wilson O'Fee carry a writing desk from the sale.

SPCA revamp after bequest

Palmerston North's SPCA will get a makeover largely thanks to a bequest of a home.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

The flu season is nigh

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Hunter convicted after dog ran off

A dog is man's best friend, until it leads you on an illegal wild pig chase.

Murder trial postponed again

The trial of the man charged with Whetu Hansen's murder has been delayed.

Reversal of campus bans unlikely

OPINION: A few hundred signatures may not be enough to reverse campus bans.

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Manawatu Gorge closes after crash

16012014   NEWS    photo: WARWICK SMITH/FAIRFAX NZ 
Manawatu Gorge road.

An oil spill has closed the Manawatu Gorge and all traffic is being diverted through the Pahiatua Track.

Driver questioned after crashing into home

A man is being questioned after the vehicle he was driving knocked over a power pole, smashed through a fence and collided with a house in Palmerston North.

Whanganui's weather watched

School holiday activities abound

Sport

Turbos rugby squad takes shape

Palmerston North table tennis player Natalie Paterson competing for the New Zealand team at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

OPINION: Burly soldier Jaxon Tagavaitau is the latest signatory for the Turbos.

PN Marist slip up against Miramar

Palmerston North Marist's rise up the Central League table came to an abrupt halt on Saturday when they were surprisingly beaten 4-1 by Miramar Rangers in Wellington after being 3-0 down at the break.

The Kia Ora Warriors Rugby League Club celebrated their 40th anniversary and named an overall team from the 40 years.

Kia Ora celebrate 40 years

The Kia Ora Warriors Rugby League Club has named an all-star team from it's 40 years as part of its 40th anniversary ceelbrations at the weekend.

Opinion

Shane and Big Ben shown the door

Ben Barrington and Krystal Stuart in week six of Dancing with the Stars.

REVIEW: Two of the big boys were expelled in DWTS double-elimination night.

Turbos rugby squad takes shape

OPINION: Burly soldier Jaxon Tagavaitau is the latest signatory for the Turbos.

Shane Cameron and Nerida Cortese dance on an earlier episode of Dancing with the Stars. The judges were generous on Sunday night, with a score of 23.

Chop chop awaits two couples after DWTS6

REVIEW: Shane Cameron showed us everything above the waist in DWTS6 on Sunday night.

Lifestyle

Shane and Big Ben shown the door

Ben Barrington and Krystal Stuart in week six of Dancing with the Stars.

REVIEW: Two of the big boys were expelled in DWTS double-elimination night.

Review: Inside Out's emotional rescue

REVIEW: Inside Out takes every emotion on an adventure-filled rocket ride that will have you laughing out loud and wishing you had brought tissues.

John Gummer is hoping to catch a few off these in Colorado.

Going with the flow

A childhood spent on the river fishing with his dad is starting to pay off for John Gummer as he gets ready to go to the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships.

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