The scene of a fatal house fire in Exeter Cres, Palmerston North

Cannabis spotting caused fire

Mum spotting cannabis leads to fatal fire in which daughter and her grandmother died.

Terrifying approach

Police suspicious.

"He said 'can I take him into the bathroom and play with him'."

Bus numbers down

More than 100,000 fewer people are using the city buses over past four years.

'Sort it out, OK?'

Man has knives, hammer, drugs and pipes in popular department store.

Cannabis catch after crash

Police find woman had consumed a different kind of plant after crash into tree.

Tampon funding 'needed' video

Palmerston North women are relieved to hear sanitary products could be funded by Pharmac.

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Hospital clears itself of wrong doing

Medical staff made the right call by leaving an injured man in parking lot to wait for an ambulance, an investigation ...

7 min ago  Injured man was left unattended 100 metres from a hospital front door for almost an hour.

Refuse dumpers cost charities

5:11 PM  Barefaced fly-tipping is costing Palmerston North's charity stores thousands of dollars a year.

Roadblock for path

Ashhurst's giant cactus


Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Manawatu not expecting Gibbins in 2017

Callum Gibbins played 66 games for the Manawatu Turbos.

Manawatu Turbos not expected to feature Callum Gibbins in 2017 after his contract with Glasgow Warriors.

Curtis returns for NZ sevens

Ambrose Curtis played for the New Zealand Maori last year.

New Zealand sevens coach Scott Waldrom has a sure bet with Ambrose Curtis back in Las Vegas.

Sofia Rosa to clash with Winx?

Sofia Rosa is being aimed at a clash with super mare Winx in the Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

If top New Zealand mare performs on Saturday, she is likely to clash with Winx.

Rufer takes Marist reins

Shane Rufer will coach Palmerston North Marist this year.

Palmerston North Marist has a new coach.


Don't underestimate the humanities

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OPINION: Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit.

Goodbye to a friend

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OPINION: My friend John Schnellenberg died last week.

Confession no easy task

Confessing your failings to a witness can be excruciating.

OPINION: Preparing for, and going to, confession is much harder than it may seem.

A year of steady changes

Palmerston North City Council building dominates The Square.

OPINION: The annual cycle of city life has thrown up some wins along the way.

Sir David, the snail

A new Australian snail was named after Sir David Attenborough.

Tunnel Vision: "We could think of no better person to name a genus after."


Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

Globe Sunday Matinee Concerts back again

Sylvia, David and Diana Neild. The violinist, pianist and flautist make up the Neild Trio.

The first year of Sunday Matinee Concerts in Palmerston North's refurbished community theatre has been a success, with a new year of music under way this month.

Manawatu couple to perform in Spain

Warren Warbrick (left) accompanying Virginia Warbrick on a putorino during a performance of "Tahi80'.

Two Manawatu musicians are taking their Maori cultural performance to Adelaide and Spain.

The heart of rural post video

Ron Lawrence's last day on the job after 20 years.

After 20 years of being a rural postie in Manawatu, Ron Lawrence has done his final round.

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