More training needed for midwives to deal with abused pregnant women.

Counsellors leave big gap

Manawatu will feel the effects of the closure of Relationships Aotearoa, the country's largest counselling provider.

Give way sign gone

Intersection of Roberts Line and Napier Road.

A give way sign on the Napier Rd, Roberts Line intersection is gone after motorists complained.

Search for lady in pink video

A stone sculptor has carved stones for families whose children's graves were desecrated.

Takeaway store destroyed in fire

1:21 PM  A Shannon takeaway store has been destroyed after an early morning fire.

Robbery trial delayed

Trial of men accused of tieing up and robbing a family of Chinese gardeners has been postponed.

Manukura Black take first round

Manukura Black consolidate top spot in netball after the end of the first round.

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Nurses reject pay offer

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Manawatu nurses have overwhemingly rejected a district health board pay offer as part of national contract negotiations.

Preset start dates a possibility, principals say

Kids venturing to school as soon as they turn five might be a thing of the past if Palmerston North principals have their way.

Woman nearly killed in drunken crash

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Top 10 World Cup players to watch

Manawatu’s Alex Rufer is set to be one of the stars of the Fifa under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, which starts this weekend.

The Fifa under-10 World Cup starts this weekend, so we take a look at 10 of the potential stars who are playing in Wellington during the tournament.

Blokarts throttle back at Sanson

No longer will Manawatu Blokart Club sailors reach speeds of up to 94.7 kilometres per hour.

Palmerston North's Estelle Speirs, left, will retire after world taekwondo championships in Italy and wants to finish her career with a win.

Speirs aims to go out on a high

Top taekwondo fighter Estelle Speirs competing at her final world championships.


Online voting a must

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OPINION: If the Palmerston North City Council really wanted to get serious about boosting engagement in local government elections, then it might have attempted to instigate an online voting trial during the recent councillor by-election.

What next for Campbell?

OPINION: Axed television presenter John Campbell has more than a bit of Glenn Beck about him.

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Voting off-line

OPINION: The Palmerston North City Council is keen for residents to trial electronic voting, but has a few issues with its own in-house system.


The art of old

Azure Ellis is holding her first exhibition at Palmerston North's White Room Gallery, showing off her fascination with textiles.

Palmerston North artist Azure Ellis will be exhibiting for the first time at the White Room Gallery.

High hopes for humanity

Carly Thomas talks with Colson Verdonk, a driven young Palmerston North Boys High School student who has decided that to make the world a better place, he had better start now.

A new sign with a Murray Ball cartoon welcomes visitors into Feilding on state highway 54.

'Dog' welcomes visitors to town gallery

Following concerns that Feilding was not well enough sign posted, new signage has been installed.

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