Natacha O'Brien-Howell has hung up her angel wings.

City angel saved by council

4:54 PM  Palmerston North's SafeCity Angel has recieved divine intervention from the council.

Killer stays in jail

Brayden Windley has been declined parole, after serving two-and-a-half years' imprisonment for the manslaughter of Michael Valentine.

Killer denied parole, then admits using a cellphone to watch movies behind bars.

Dry July after floods

4:30 PM  After the wettest June on record, Palmerston North had a drier than normal July according to figures released by NIWA.

House values increase

4:51 PM  The value of houses across most of Manawatu/Whanganui is up.

School grounds arrest

Police caught up with a fleeing motorcyclist at Palmerston North's Awatapu College about 4am.

Man arrested for car yard burglary

Feilding Police arrest and charge man with burglary over theft from a Feilding car yard.

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Wastewater goals being reviewed

Plans are put forward to improve Palmerston North's wastewater discharge to the Manawatu River.

7 min ago  The review of Palmerston North's consent to discharge wastewater into the Manawatu River could be rescued from falling into farce.

Writing holds diversity

4:38 PM  The multicultural community lent a hand to help Palmerston North school pupils pen the perfect prose and maintain their mother tongue.

Balloon tragedy family plea rejected

Cleanup consents sought


Meehan feels Tupou didn't dive

Joseph Parker after knocking out Bowie Tupou  in the first round at Invercargill.

Manawatu boxing coach Billy Meehan was satisfied Joseph Parker's win on Saturday was by genuine knockout.

Turbos squad almost full

The Manawatu Turbos have all but filled their quota of contracted players.

Super 8 schools hockey tournamentat the twin turfs in Palmerston North, Palmerston North Boys' High School player Matt Small controls the ball at full speed.

Boys' High start Super 8 with two wins

Palmerston North Boys' High School slot nine goals as they start their Super 8 hockey title defence.


Te reo week the right fit

Mai te Rangi Myo Arahanga, 4, spells out Te Reo, at Te Kaahui Kohanga Reo, Newtown.

OPINION: Whether or not the manner of his answer left a teen in tears the Prime Minister was right to suggest the focus on te reo found during Maori Language Week would not be sustainable over a month.

Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.


Free trade not a threat to democracy

The Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations seem to be coming unstuck over intellectual property and dairy market protections.


Review: Self/Less is less

Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley in Self/Less.

REVIEW: Self/Less

Focus on Manawatu art still strong

Palmerston North's Taylor Jensen Fine Arts has turned 18 and still holds firm to promoting Manawatu art.

Christine and George Rose are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week.

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years

When a Palmerston North couple went on their first date to the picture theatre, neither thought they'd still be together more than 60 years later.

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