Waitoetoe Park in Palmerston North could look a bit like this when areas by the Manawatu River are redesigned.

Let's go down to the river

The Manawatu River can be both eye-catching and dangerous, and there are plans to make it easier for people to access.

Commuters celebrate

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Capital Connection stays (for another 2 years at least).

The Capital Connection has been saved for another three years.

Rates relief for some

Residents in hardship after slips and floods will be able to apply for rates relief.

Craving leads to jailhouse stabbing

A jailhouse scrap over nicotine replacements sees one prisoner stab another.

Allsorts of success for company

Levin confectionary company is enjoying the sweet taste of success with its own allsorts.

Scars from bottle assault

A man nearly had his ear cut off and will have scars on his face for life after being attacked by someone armed with a bottle.

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Free GP visits for under 13s

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Children in Manawatu will have complete free access to doctors, even after hours, from Wednesday.

Job losses impact raised

A Manawatu business owner has questioned a proposal that could see frozen meals shipped in to Palmerston North Hospital, along with job losses.

Driftwood plunderers be warned

'Not the best for local schools'

Sport
Manawatu flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis on the rampage.

Bedwell-Curtis is carrying a full fleece

Hirsute Manawatu rugby players Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Jamie Booth have a wager on growing their hair.

Opinion

Our region needs to grow better, not bigger

Visitors enjoy the view from the Manawatu Gorge track.

OPINION: The reason we choose to live here is our lifestyle.  We love our morning commute - all five minutes of it.

Shane and Nerida make giant leap on DWTS

It was a giant leap of faith for Shane Cameron to offer his broad shoulders to Nerida on Sunday night.

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A case for coat-tailing and 5 per cent threshold

OPINION: A bid by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway to change the electoral system failed last week.

Lifestyle

Songbird back in national choir

New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir member Darryl Fuller at Waiopehu College in Levin.

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

Fairytales anew

Goldisnowerellahood is a fun and interactive show scheduled for the school holidays by the Tall Poppies Community Theatre Trust.

Teuila Blakely and Scott Cole on Dancing with the Stars.

Teuila's turn for the humpty dumpty

REVIEW: The lucky dippers who vote on Dancing with the Stars made the right call.

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