Hopes All Saints may reopen

New life for 100-year-old church?

There's hope the reopening of one of Palmerston North's most prominent churches is still possible.
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Getting a late night fix

legal highs PN Long lines of people apparently desperate for their legal high fix formed outside a Palmerston North shop over the weekend.

Health board forced to write off debt

More than $175,000 in debt has been racked up by non-resident patients in the past five years.

Some sun, but the rain's not done

Mother Nature has finished "throwing her toys out of the cot", but the forecast for Anzac Day isn't looking great.

Parent lines offer national support

Manawatu and Wellington parenting support services launch 24-hour national help line.

Online mapping tool a hit

Interactive mapping system showing the impact of planning changes attracts hundreds of hits.

Firefighters train for challenge

Hours of hauling fire-fighting gear up a downward-moving staircase hasn't tired a team of Feilding firefighters from their fundraising efforts - they're doing it all again this week.

Bad weekend for fishing and flying

Wild winds and heavy rain swept away two major Horowhenua Easter events.

School frontage transformed

Thief 'lost' stolen $3300 in taxi

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On the road, fluffy dice and all

It was a taste of times gone by at a classic car show in Manawatu over the weekend.

Clarke 'chuffed' over honour

bryden clarke squash Squash legend Bryden Clarke is being inducted into the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame.

Five-goal Wiebe stars in Valeron rout

In the space of a week, Valeron Wanderers produced an amazing turnaround to hammer fellow Central League side Lower Hutt 10-2 at Memorial Park yesterday.

Boys' High happy with shakedown win

Palmerston Nth trio are giant-killers

Pnn footy

Ratcliffe sets up victory

The biggest problem for North End in the Federation League this season might be keeping their feet on the ground.

Confidence swells, but bank wary

economy generic Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent

Traditional-style auctions going

Turners Auctions has told shareholders that first-quarter revenues are on track to meet its target of a 10 per cent rise in profits for the 2014 financial year.

Demo farm planned

KiwiSavers paying too much tax


New board game floats boats

A passion for Viking ships and the medieval age inspired Shem Phillips to tap into the international market.

Building a sense of solidarity

State bureaucracy is no replacement for grassroots networks nurturing a sense of community.

Peace poppy not welcome

The persistence of the "peace poppy" brigade to piggyback on Anzac commemorations shows both a lack of respect and understanding for New Zealand's most hallowed day.

River cleanup a work in progress

Sacking coaches isn't the Kiwi way

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Council too hard on burger business

The Palmerston North City Council appears to have taken a draconian approach in its handling of some recent tongue-in-cheek placemaking activity.

Modern twist to timeless classic

oliver Upcoming production of Oliver! at The Regent in Palmerston North looks to new innovation for modern, vibrant look.

One willing helper

Denise Arnold set up a trust that now helps keep 5000 Cambodian children in school.

A contrast in styles

Out to get their man

Ngatai Taepa

Expression of remembrance

Carly Thomas speaks to Ngatai Taepa, the artist entrusted with the weighty and honourable job of remembrance.

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Mangaohane Station sold

Mangaohane Station, off the Taihape-Napier Highway, has been sold for the first time since 1973.


Soldiers' ball

Ohingaiti Hall is hosting a soldiers' ball to honour those who served in past conflicts.


Breakfast at school

Feilding Intermediate principal Stu Trembath hopes students will take advantage of the offer.

Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild, Feilding.

$20k field days theft

Taupo man shocked to find $20,000 worth of boating gear stolen during the Central Districts Field Days.

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