Palmerston North has been named the Valentine's Day capital of New Zealand.
A man in his 50s with grey hair and missing teeth sought in relation to alleged abduction.
Malcolm Bruce Cameron was among a group of people free-diving off a North Island beach.
Logan the missing gummy 12-year-old dachshund has been found alive and well.
Tributes flow for a young mum who lost her life in a crash near Whanganui.
Irresponsible river users could have set a death trap for others.
Palmerston North's council, police, Neighbourhood Support and Safety Advisory Board have geared up to clear the city of graffiti.
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.
GOOD SPORTS: Injured Giles Motorsport crew member Russell Cresswell recovered enough to get along to the New Zealand Grand Prix.
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.
British teenager claims New Zealand Grand Prix and Toyota Racing Series titles in one day.
Two of Manawatu bowlers have taken away their opposition almost by themselves.
Angus Fogg pulled out of the New Zealand Touring Cars after a burnout incident at the New Zealand Grand Prix.
OPINION: Pop stars getting political is about damn time.
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).
OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.
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.
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.
REVIEW: Carol is a movie tailor made for generalised lovers of brooding, forbidden love affairs.
REVIEW: Most memorials are cold, made of metal or stone. But a quilt is warm and enfolding, like love.
Waldegrave Street saw many changes through the years, writes Tina White.
Quilt: A Musical Celebration tackles personal stories surrounding AIDS. Carly Thomas went along to rehearsal and found humour amongst the heavy subject.
Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.