Accent On Flowers owner Trish Lee-Brown in the lead up to Valentines Day.

Manawatu loves Valentine's Day video

Palmerston North has been named the Valentine's Day capital of New Zealand.

'Scruffy' man sought

Shekinah Relies-Skipper was pulled into a car in Burns Ave, Palmerston North, on Friday morning.

A man in his 50s with grey hair and missing teeth sought in relation to alleged abduction.

Young mum dies

Tributes flow for a young mum who lost her life in a crash near Whanganui.

Gummy dog found

Logan the missing gummy 12-year-old dachshund has been found alive and well.

'He said it was sore'

Withstanding pain that would 'topple an adult' no one realised boy had septic arthritis.

Railway land plan opposed

High ropes challenge and adventure course proposed for reserve land space.

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Graffiti tackled

Artwork has failed to deter tagging on at least one Chorus cabinet box.

Palmerston North's council, police, Neighbourhood Support and Safety Advisory Board have geared up to clear the city of graffiti.

Road crash victim mourned

Emily Hurley had so much to look forward to. She was in love, a mum to a beautiful boy and was a month away from giving birth to her second baby.

Boaties tow raft hazard

Parking trial goes live

Sport

Manawatu overcomes possible upset

Mitch Renwick and his team's hopes of capitalising on their slim chance at the Hawke Cup were dashed by wooden-spoon holders Horowhenua-Kapiti.

It was a long shot, Manawatu taking out the Hawke Cup, but it would have been an even bigger upset if they lost to the bottom-seed.

Norris claims New Zealand Grand Prix

Lando Norris lead from start to finish in the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild.

British teenager claims New Zealand Grand Prix and Toyota Racing Series titles in one day.

Mecredy and Myers star with the ball

Phil Mecredy had a stellar 6-53.

Two of Manawatu bowlers have taken away their opposition almost by themselves.

Fogg pulls out of NZ Touring Cars

Angus Fogg has pulled out of the New Zealand Tourng Cars after continued frustrations with decisions from race officials.

Angus Fogg pulled out of the New Zealand Touring Cars after a burnout incident at the New Zealand Grand Prix.

All Charm finally gets win

All Charm finishes best to beat Thatstheticket and Biggie Smalls in the Murray Free Contracting Maiden at Awapuni on Saturday.

Trainer Wayne Marshment is adamant that All Charm should have been a winner in his two-year-old season.

opinion

Pop needs a little crackle

Beyonce performs at halftime in Super Bowl 50.

OPINION: Pop stars getting political is about damn time.

North Korea's detterent

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test.

OPINION: Here we go again. North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test (which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb).

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

OPINION: Begging change adds to the ugliness

Beggars may soon be able to be removed from city streets under proposed changes to the Nuisance Bylaw.

OPINION: Palmerston North beggars may soon run the risk of getting removed from their footpath possies if the city council follows through on plans to change the nuisance bylaw.

Crying wolf with TPP conspiracy theories

Thousands of people gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest against the signing of the TPP at Sky City.

OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.

Lifestyle

Quilt all about love

The musical play Quilt is on until February 25.

REVIEW: Most memorials are cold, made of metal or stone. But a quilt is warm and enfolding, like love.

The changing facades of Waldegrave

No.54 Waldegrave St, built around 1910, and demolished in 1980.

Waldegrave Street saw many changes through the years, writes Tina White.

A tapestry of a show

Ethan Maxwell is enjoying his role in Quilt.

Quilt: A Musical Celebration tackles personal stories surrounding AIDS. Carly Thomas went along to rehearsal and found humour amongst the heavy subject.

A life on paper

James Robinson is an artist interested in the psychology  of his practice.

Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Old hall has passionate backing

Passionate members of the Awahuri Hall Committee, from left, Karen Calder, Carl Healey, Kerry Dodunski and Lee Healey. They hope to rejuvinate the hall in order to keep it as a community asset.

Awahuri Hall has a passionate backing from folks fighting for its future.

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