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

Same-sex marriage wish fulfilled

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

Fatal fiery crash

A fiery crash after a police chase in Whanganui has resulted in the death of a driver.

1 min ago  Car burst into flames after crashing into a truck and dodging police spikes, killing driver.

Disabled couple left on train hoist

12:37 PM  A train started pulling away from station while two people were still on its mobility hoist.

Mayor 'dishonest lying p****'

Legal threats and personal abuse against mayor sent a submissions hearing into disarray.

New ambulance base for Levin

Plans are under way for $1.5m ambulance base in Levin.

Ban on cigarettee sales proposed

Health advocate urges council to restrict the sale of tobacco near schools.

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Young teens hospitalised for eating disorders

Has an eating disorder affected your life?

1:16 PM  Fourteen-year-olds in the Manawatu region are being hospitalised for eating disorders.

Three choices for third turf

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

'Zombie town' unlikely

Aircraft training over city


Eves to make first start for Hurricanes

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.


Explanation for funding cut please

Money, money, money

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!

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


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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