Attempts to beautify Broadway's tree stumps will be abandoned.

Broadway's stumps axed

Broadway's stumps have been deemed uncarveable and will be cut down to ground level

Fire started in kitchen

Fire investigators believe a fatal house fire in Exeter Cres may have started in the kitchen, but the cause remains under investigation.

Early indications show a fatal house fire likely started in the kitchen

Trio survive car plunge

Three "extraordinarily lucky" occupants of a car survived a 70-metre plunge off a cliff.

Lead investigator grilled

Court hears forestry fatality should not have been working where he was when he died.

Bucketheads to bucket hats?

The bucketheads are on the way out as new bucket hats are phased in for Turbos fans

Fire victims related video

Two bodies, believed to be a grandmother and 6-year-old girl, removed from Palmerston North house.

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Priorities set for strengthening city buildings

Te Manawa will be the first Palmerston North City Council-owned property in line for earthquake strengthening.

Te Manawa will be the first council-owned building to receive earthquake-strengthening attention in Palmerston North, while All Saints parish will feel the time pressure for fundraising if it decides to strengthen and enhance its central city church.

Fifth flag option rejected

A fifth option will not be added to the four finalists that feature in the first of two referendums on changing New Zealand's flag, says a member of the panel that selected them.

Taste of Japan in sushi lesson

Postcard wins award

Sport

Feilding knocked out by Southland

Feilding High School centre Lauren Balsillie scored two tries in their national top four loss to Southland Girls’ High School at Arena Manawatu on Friday.

Both Feilding High School rugby teams lose their national semifinals.

Only minor changes to CD constitution

Central Districts chief executive Chris Lander.

Central Districts Cricket have made minor changes to their constitution.

Manukura finish third at Lower North Island champs

Manukura finished third at the Lower North Island secondary schools netball championships at Vautier Park on Friday.

Manukura finished third at the Lower North Island secondary schools competition.

Horrific starts killing gun-shy Turbos

Manawatu's Jason Emery makes a rare clean break against Canterbury on Thursday.

For the Manawatu Turbos, it is all very well lying in wait for Northland a week away.

Coach O'Halloran found rout embarrassing

Manawatu's Fraser Stone wins one from Canterbury of the top of the lineout.

Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran summed up loss to Canterbury as embarrassing and a capitulation.

opinion

Increase the quota now

Behind the numbers of the refugee crisis are people whose lives would benefit if New Zealand increased its refugee quota.

Aylan Kurdi has become the face of Europe's refugee crisis.

Blending in: Modern family dilemmas

Duncan Garner and his wife have a total of six children in their lives.

Life in a blended family can have its ups and downs.

A gentleman until the end

John West, of Art Gecko, died on Monday.

OPINION: Columnist Richard Swainson remembers Art Gecko band member John West.

Pie in the sky

Jetstar or Air New Zealand - who has the best deals?

OPINION: As appealing and convenient as it would be to have trans-Tasman flights returned to Manawatu, it's about as plausible as attracting cruise ships to the region, writes Matthew Dallas.

The Beehive was no Athletic Park

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 30:  The All Black 2015 Rugby World Cup team pose on stage with Prime Minister John Key and Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman during the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby World Cup team announcement at Parliament on August 30, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

OPINION: The pending arrival of Jetstar should be welcome news for many Manawatu sports teams.

Lifestyle

Taking to the stage... alone

Real Fake White Dirt, performed by Jess Holly Bates.

Palmerston North's first Solo Festival is coming to the Dark Room and Carly Thomas spoke to organiser Nathan Mudge about who will be stepping out... alone.

Childhood a source of inspiration

Illustrator Mike Chapman and author Joy Ramirez with their book Toot-The World's Tiniest Whale.

A Manawatu graphic designer has illustrated a children's book.

In the realms of magic

A wall of ideas in Israel Tangaroa Birch's Ashhurst  studio.

Murmuration is the synchronised movement of birds and it is also the title of artist Israel Tangaroa Birch's latest exhibition. Carly Thomas spoke to the artist about traditional and contemporary art, and Maori magic. 

Former Christian band frontman releases solo single

Parachute Band former frontman,  Omega Levine, has released his first solo single, Lovestoned.

Parachute Band former frontman, Omega Levine, has dropped his first solo single.

Beat maker goes old school

Cameron Wilkes is releasing a 10 track tape.

Electronic beat maker Cameron Wilkes is set to release some new tunes.

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