Palmerston North residents protest the demolition of three two-unit Housing New Zealand properties, which have been ...

Regions still lack housing video

Not enough homes for Palmerston North's need, let alone Auckland's homeless too.

Six more measles cases

Nine cases of measles are now present in the Horowhenua.

Six additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Horowhenua.

Rates rise nudged up

Palmerston North city councillors have made more additions than cuts to the budget.

'A patchwork of half-baked ideas'?

Budget 2016: "Sensible" or "a patchwork of half-baked ideas"?

Alex Fisher murder: guilty plea

Judge hails "courage" of family for coming to court, as boys' mother weeps at conviction.

Accused "confessed", court told

Prisoner says a leftover Christmas dinner was the trigger point for a jailhouse confession from an alleged murderer.

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NZ troops return from Iraq

About 70 New Zealand Defence Force troops arrive home on Thursday night.

About 70 New Zealand Defence Force soldiers have returned home from service in Iraq.

Police still seeking truck driver

Police are still seeking a truck driver involved in a collision with a power pole in Bulls.

MidCentral gets unexpected boost

Budget addresses disadvantage in schools

Sport

Marist target three points

A win is the only acceptable result for Palmerston North Marist coach Scott Hales this weekend.

There won't be any excuses if Palmerston North Marist don't come away with a win and three vital points when they take on Petone in the Central League at Memorial Park on Saturday.

Cyclones schedule revealed

The Manawatu Cyclones kick their season off at home against Otago on August 6.

The Manawatu Cyclones will have two of their games televised during the newly named Farah Palmer Cup.

Big numbers expected for marathon

Feilding's Nicole Goldsmid has entered the new Manawatu Striders' marathon after taking out the club's annual half ...

The Manawatu Striders are hopeful that Sunday's marathon will break their record for attendance as they hold a full marathon for the first time.

Rain puts pennants in doubt

Palmerston North is hoping to upset unbeaten Manawatu in the pennants final. Patrick Harold is likely to be playing at ...

Heavy rain has put this weekend's A-pennants final between Palmerston North and Manawawatu at risk with an early postponement possible. 

Manawatu officials off to PNG

Manawatu referees assessro Rod Pelosi, left, and referee Matt Conger are going to the OFC Nations Cup in Papua New ...

 Manawatu has three football officials going to the OFC Nations Cup.

opinion

The 2016 Budget – anything new?

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OPINION: It's that time of the year again when Finance Minister Bill English tells us how he is going to spend our money.

The Government falls asleep at the wheel

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key walk to the House during the 2016 budget presentation at ...

OPINION: The Government has maintained a cautious, steady course, generally avoiding outlandish spending.

OPINION: Lineouts and restarts vital areas for Turbos this year

Kane Thompson of Samoa breaks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan.

OPINION: Let's pray the enlistment of venerable lock Kane Thompson will go some way to curing a few of the Manawatu Turbos' ills of last season.

OPINION: Moving south is the secret

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I am 30 years old, married and the father of two. Our family lives in a big villa on a large section in a quiet street.

OPINION: The creep of change to be tamed

Student flats in McGiffert St demonstrate how more people can be packed in to modern central city neighbourhoods.

OPINION: Planning rules seek to strike a balance between restricting individual freedoms to create the best outcomes for the wider community.

Lifestyle

Flowers and power

The Electric Station on Keith Street by Ian Porritt

So what do you do with an old power station? Those big boxy buildings, ours a giant square brick affair, often set on the outskirts – big imposing building but now surplus to requirements.

Schools take to the stage

Dannevirke High School at last year's Stage Challenge event.

New Zealand's largest and longest running youth performing arts event will be taking to the Palmerston North stage this week. 

Is your home oozing damp? video

The damage caused by damp.

You don't necessarily have to spend thousands of dollars to stop your home turning mouldy.

Keen hunters brave the rain

Moss Rider, 7, and Milla Rider, 9, of Marton look at the eels entered for the Bulls hunting competition.

The annual Bulls Rugby Club hunting competition is back after a couple of years absence and hunters of all ages got stuck in despite miserable weather.

Edgy, supernatural drama

The cast of the Massey University Drama Society's new show, Misfits.

Go to this play in Palmerston North with an open mind and expectations.

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