The Hokowhitu Lagoon Bridge in Palmerston North is closed for repairs.

Lagoon bridge unlinked

The former railway overbridge at Hokowhitu Lagoon is closed for maintenance.

Second charge in case

The body of Alex was found at the beach on Thursday, following three days of desperate searching by family members, police, Land Search and Rescue and the New Zealand Defence Force.

Man linked to disappearance of Alex Fisher is facing multiple charges.

Closure looms for struggling school

Despite efforts, Turakina Maori Girls' College remains on the chopping block.

Tributes for fallen motorcyclist

A Palmerston North woman has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a crash near Foxton.

Military community celebrated

Charter parade to celebrate Linton Military Camp's community relationship.

Macdonald parole decision reserved

Parole decision reserved for the man acquitted of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy. 

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Tararua by-election voting open

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

13 min ago  Two candidates will go head-to-head in the Tararua District Council by-election.

Zone change proposed for growth beyond the airport

4:10 PM  Plans are laid out for industrial expansion near Palmerston North Airport.

Woodville - a traffic stopper

New cycling shops in town


Clarkson eyes Stags first-class debut

Young Nelson allrounder Josh Clarkson impressed Central Stags coach Heinrich Malan enough to include him in their 12 to face Otago.

Central Stags have lost fast bowler Adam Milne to the NZA squad, but regained key batsman Will Young.

Two-day Targa to hit town

Opiki's Bevan Claridge (left) and Campbell Tannock in Claridge's Holden Commodore V8.

Palmerston North has long been a popular staging point for the Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally.

Black's goalkicking unprecedented

Otere Black slots another conversion for Manawatu.

Otere Black goalkicking feats for the Manawatu Turbos might merit an entry in the record books.

Levin's bowling club of the year

The Levin Bowling Club, named New Zealand's club of the year, crammed with bowlers.

The Levin Bowling Club has been named by Bowls New Zealand as the club of the year

Whibley wins through appendicitis

Taikorea's Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), with another series win in his sights.

Palmerston North's Paul Whibley wins motocross race then heads off to hospital.


Nit-picking mars teamwork

Fine-tuning the cost of economic development for Palmerston North and Manawatu.

OPINION: Spending ratepayers' money wisely is an admirable trait in elected councillors.

Editorial: Why sport is the real winner

France's Dimitri Szarzewski, left, Sebastien Chabal and Imanol Harinordoquy face the All Blacks as they perform their pre-match Haka before the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal rugby match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, October 06, 2007.

If there's one thing that the 2015 Rugby World Cup has taught us, it's that there's no such thing as a sure thing. 

Bipartisan support needed for TPPA

TPPA protesters including band members from Modern Maori Quartet.

As I detailed in an earlier column, coming out in support of the treaty will be painful for Labour.

TPP situation calls for statesmanship

Labour leader Andrew Little.

OPINION: It would be a good thing for the country if TPP-enabling legislation had bipartisan support.

Garner: Do you worry about crime?

A new crime survey this week suggests assaults, robberies and burglaries are trending down.

So if crime is dropping how much safer do you really feel?


Manawatu represented in MKR

MKR competitors Simon and Lauren are friends from Palmerston North.

Manawatu has a big presence in the new season of TVNZ's My Kitchen Rules with four competitors hoping to keep their aprons on until the very end.

Kiwi musical icon stops off

Musician Don McGlashan is stopping off in Palmerston North to round off his national solo tour.

Iconic kiwi musician Don McGlashan is coming to Palmerston North.

Tosca simply unforgettable

St Mark's pupil Archie Taylor, 11,performing a solo from the top box in the opera Tosca.

REVIEW: Tosca by Puccini. New Zealand Opera – St James, Wellington. Tomorrow, (Tuesday) at 6pm, Thursday and Saturday at 7.30pm.

Country visits town for Rural Day

Feilding hold their annual Rural Day where residents flood Manchester Square and take part in various farm-themed activities.

Feilding's Manchester Square played host to sheep, goats, pigs, ponies and thousands of visitors during its annual Rural Day.

Depp is one terrifying gangster

Johnny Depp gives a frightening performance in Black Mass.

REVIEW: Black Mass might be a crime movie about a thoroughly detestable crook, but it is one of the year's must-sees.

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