Natacha O'Brien-Howell has hung up her angel wings.

City angel saved by council

Palmerston North's SafeCity Angel has recieved divine intervention from the council.

Killer stays in jail

Brayden Windley has been declined parole, after serving two-and-a-half years' imprisonment for the manslaughter of Michael Valentine.

Killer denied parole, then admits using a cellphone to watch movies behind bars.

Dry July after floods

After the wettest June on record, Palmerston North had a drier than normal July according to figures released by Niwa.

House values increase

The value of houses across most of Manawatu/Whanganui is up.

School grounds arrest

Police caught up with a fleeing motorcyclist at Palmerston North's Awatapu College about 4am.

Man arrested for car yard burglary

Feilding Police arrest and charge man with burglary over theft from a Feilding car yard.

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By election under way

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Tararua District Council is seeking a councilor, in the wake of Warren Davidson's resignation.

Hard work serves up national award

A young Palmerston North chef has won ServiceIQ apprentice chef of the year title.

Meatworkers to strike

Wastewater goals being reviewed

Sport

Two upsets in Manawatu premier club netball

There were two upsets in the latest round of Manawatu premier club netball.

Feilding A2 and College Old Girls produced wins on a night of upsets at the B&M Centre on Tuesday.

Boys' High start Super 8 with two wins

Palmerston North Boys' High School slot nine goals as they start their Super 8 hockey title defence.

Joseph Parker after knocking out Bowie Tupou  in the first round at Invercargill.

Meehan feels Tupou didn't dive

Manawatu boxing coach Billy Meehan was satisfied Joseph Parker's win on Saturday was by genuine knockout.

Opinion

Te reo week the right fit

Mai te Rangi Myo Arahanga, 4, spells out Te Reo, at Te Kaahui Kohanga Reo, Newtown.

OPINION: Whether or not the manner of his answer left a teen in tears the Prime Minister was right to suggest the focus on te reo found during Maori Language Week would not be sustainable over a month.

Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

Word.

Free trade not a threat to democracy

The Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations seem to be coming unstuck over intellectual property and dairy market protections.

Lifestyle

Review: Self/Less is less

Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley in Self/Less.

REVIEW: Self/Less

Focus on Manawatu art still strong

Palmerston North's Taylor Jensen Fine Arts has turned 18 and still holds firm to promoting Manawatu art.

Christine and George Rose are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week.

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years

When a Palmerston North couple went on their first date to the picture theatre, neither thought they'd still be together more than 60 years later.

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