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Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye at Horizons for flood recovery briefing with region's mayors .

$2.6m flood boost

10:33 AM  More government money pours in to help those worst affected by June's flooding.

$3000 fine for drone

Robert Edwards said the GoPro's fish-eye lens makes the drone seem higher than it was.

17 min ago  He didn't think he was doing anything wrong but five months later a fine arrived.

Manawatu in for ‘unsettled’ spring

11:13 AM  Severe weather watch in place for Manawatu and Horowhenua, with severe gales expected.

Missing man found

Feilding police have located a 31-year-old man reported missing on Monday.

Final four flag designs gallery

4 min ago  The final four contenders replacement flags have been revealed.

Fined for selling tobacco to minors

A service station and a dairy have been caught out in a tobacco sting

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Officially, spring arrives at last

A spring lamb for the first day of spring. Near Awahuri, Manawatu.

Spring is here at last - now we just need some warm, sunny weather.

Burr jury visits scene of death

 New Zealand's first forestry-related manslaughter trial began its second week with a field trip, in order to show the jury where Lincoln Kidd died.

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Feilding High School building for future

Feilding High School centre Christina Cotton about to fire a pass down court against Heretaunga College at the Lower North Island secondary schools tournament at Vautier Park on Monday.


Netball Manawatu dig up important piece of their past

Netball Manawatu stalwart Betty Steffensen, left, and general manager Bronwyn Mead with the recently-discovered minutes book from the founding of the association in 1928.

A priceless relic has been discovered in the bowels of the netball Manawatu pavilion at Vautier Park.

College St School wins title

Action from the Ricoh Palmerston North primary schools sports tournament as Hokowhitu School play Riverdale School in hockey on the Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School turf.

College Street Normal School won the sports competition between five of Palmerston North's primary schools.

Hartley wins at Nurburgring

Porsche team principal Andreas Seidl, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard after winning for Porsche in the world endurance championship event at Nurburgring.

Brendon Hartley helped the Porsche team win the World Endurance Championship event at Nurburgring.

Milner-Skudder rare RWC selection

Manawatu's latest World Cup player, Nehe Milner-Skudder.

Nehe Milner-Skudder is the first Manawatu All Black named in an originally-selected Rugby World Cup squad.


Editorial: Your move, Air New Zealand

Jetstar has announced new regional flight routes, including Palmerston North.

OPINION: OPINION: Let the airfare price wars begin - and not a moment too soon.

Socialist utopia proves elusive

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In the minds of liberals everywhere, the nations of Northern Europe have mastered the alchemy of high taxation and stringent labour regulation needed to create a progressive paradise.

The challenge of conservation

Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki speaks at the Wildbase Recovery Conference in Palmerston North.

New Zealand's first threatened species ambassador has a tough, but potentially rewarding, job ahead of her.

Winter blues is bad news

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OPINION: While sick had no real outside contact with the world, no idea what's been on the news. It's been great, writes Rachel Stewart.

Saying sorry has complications

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OPINION: Crown might not be forthcoming with an official apology for historic abuse cases.


Teen has a way with words

Eric McKee has written his first novel at age 15.

A Palmerston North boy has taken a 100 word homework assignment and turned it into a novel, with plans for a trilogy.

Earthy Australian drama jerks the tears

Michael Caton plays a crusty, sick loner in Last Cab to Darwin.

REVIEW: Last Cab to Darwin touches on Australians' base culture, at length.

Walsh hangs up the keys on Palmerston North venues

David Walsh is retiring after almost 40 years managing public entertainment venues in Palmerston North

Manager of Palmerston North venues hands over the keys to facilities with a plan.

When cats and dogs get itchy

Billy T Cat enjoys the simple pleasures in life: good food, good drink and great company, all the time.

Allergies have been the theme for this week’s patients, which is quite unusual for this time of year.

Shakespeare en pointe

Choreographer Liam Scarlett used the dancers personalities as a basis for building their on stage characters. Dancers in the background: Kohei Iwamoto as Puck, MacLean Hopper as Oberon and Tonia Looker as Titania.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is touring its brand new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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