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Poppy Day  at PACK'nSAVE
 Palmerston North
Two longtime collectors will be inside Pak n Save. Pat Hickton and Maurice Collins. Pat has been one of the top collectors for many years. He's a 94-year-old WWII vet and a bit of a character.
Pat Hickton places a poppy on Beryl Bruce

Poppy Day charm offensive video

Pat Hickton, 94, doesn't miss a beat, or a poppy sale. He's been collecting for 25 years.

Police: 'Not very flash'

Police had been warned by a judge in February that the evidence had to be disclosed as soon as possible.

Whanganui man avoided prosecution for shoplifting after police lost a flash drive with CCTV footage.

Manawatu Gorge open

The reopening of the Manawatu Gorge following a slip was delayed by several hours.

Waters rising as storms hit north

Elderly man trapped in his vehicle as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

School speed zone reduced

Debate prompted some councillors to say a speed zone near a school should be removed.

Disabled ask for options

Case will be made for allowing Manawatu people with disability more transport choices.

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Rugby assault investigated

Police are investigating a brawl at a rugby game which left a spectator in hospital.

From retiree to marketeer

After becoming a little bored, one retiree decided to start Dannevirke's first ever market.

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

The mother of all dilemmas

Sport

Late lay-up helps Rams in cliffhanger

Canterbury Rams forward Richie Edwards drives down the lane during his sides thrilling win over the Manawatu Jets in Christchurch..

Marques Whippy breaks Manawatu Jets' hearts with basket at buzzer to lift Canterbury to 78-76 NBL win in Christchurch.

Rangers too strong for Manawatu Jets in NBL clash

The Rangers have consigned the Manawatu Jets to their fourth NBL loss in a row with a 115-94 win.

Manawatu Jets shooting guard Dion Harris soars above the pack for a lay up during their loss to the Super City Rangers at Arena Manawatu last night.

Jets drop fourth game in a row

Manawatu Jets still looking for a win

Opinion

Life through lens the American way

North Charleston police officer Michael Slager is seen shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as he runs away, in this still image from video in North Charleston, South Carolina.

OPINION: The body camera is the logical though depressing answer to the United States’ apparent systemic culture of police brutality.

Editorial: Key’s ‘Dubya’ moment symbolic

Prime Minister John Key picked a bad time to forget the name of the Islamic State’s leader. And he picked the worst time to not care he didn’t know.

Twelfth Man tribute

Of the many tributes written after Richie Benaud's death last week by far the funniest if not the most honest was that penned by long-time Benaud imitator Billy Birmingham.

Lifestyle

Recommended: reading

Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services Anthony Lewis is stepping away from the living room of the city.

Anthony Lewis may have retired as Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services, but he's not finished yet.

Eye spy a little problem

There is an element of morbid fascination when it comes to crocodiles and sharks, and they certainly bring the human race down a peg or two in the food chain. But if you ever watch those documentaries, check out their eyes. Apart from being beady, cold and very, very scary, they have a special protective covering called a "third eyelid.

Cost of healthy foods on rise

As tots return to school next week trolleys will be filling up with lunchbox treats but a rise in food prices has made it harder to keep the snacks healthy, parents say.

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