Sacrifice, past and present

Thousands gather to honour the fallen

In the early morning chill, Palmerston North's veterans waited quietly for the call to attention.
Manawatu Anzac Day

Burns victim named

Police name man who died after suffering severe burns at a Palmerston North house.

Tributes for skater

Lamppost adorned with flowers in memory of a Palmerston North skateboarder who died over Easter.

No charges for boy's death

No charges laid against respite centre staff where boy was found submerged in a bathtub.

Tender loving care

Hospital friendship blooms

Nurse Joyce McIntyre had no idea that she would marry one of the soldiers she treated.

Car yard hit again

Staff "absolutely gutted" at brazen theft of sought-after vehicles from car dealership.

Firefighters train for challenge

Hours of hauling fire-fighting gear up a downward-moving staircase hasn't tired a team of Feilding firefighters from their fundraising efforts - they're doing it all again this week.

Bad weekend for fishing and flying

Wild winds and heavy rain swept away two major Horowhenua Easter events.

School frontage transformed

On the road, fluffy dice and all

Gnome thief victims

Gnome thieves 'lowlifes, toe-rags'

Thieves who stole 20 garden gnomes from an elderly couple have been slammed as "lowlifes" and "toe-rags".

300 games for McLean

Troy McLean would like nothing more than two wins to celebrate his 300th NBL game.

Girls head to Japan

Feilding High School girls' rugby team have a mammoth journey ahead of them.

Frontrower makes under-20s

Learning on the track

Andrew Nicholson

Ruling helps Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson's tilt at three-day eventing's grand slam is officially on.

Analysts expected rate rise

Percent The Reserve Bank may take an extended winter break from raising interest rates after another move up in June, some economists say.

Telecom deal seen as expensive

Users group criticises Telecom for lack of info on how new uncapped broadband plans will be work.

Sea mining company raises $1.79m

Aviation painting firm folds

Charles Daily

Cash sought for anti-inflammatory product

Promisia Integrative will begin a share purchase plan to raise $2.8 million to scientifically prove its dietary supplement works.

Jones' depature leaves sour taste

Shane Jones It's difficult to see Shane Jones' departure from Labour as anything but a well-orchestrated kiss-off.

Sin-bin overused?

Sin-binning is driving me nuts and rugby would be better off binning it entirely.

Immigrant song

UCOL stalemate

ryan james

Council too hard on burger business

The Palmerston North City Council appears to have taken a draconian approach in its handling of some recent tongue-in-cheek placemaking activity.

Leading light

geoff lovegrove Geoff Lovegrove is retiring after 19 years as principal of Feilding's Lytton Street School.

Expression of remembrance

Carly Thomas speaks to Ngatai Taepa, the artist entrusted with the weighty and honourable job of remembrance.

Modern twist to timeless classic

One willing helper


Dancing machines

RNZB is bringing Coppelia to town, staring Lucy Green and choreographed by Martin Vedel.

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Property sold sign

Mangaohane Station sold

Mangaohane Station, off the Taihape-Napier Highway, has been sold for the first time since 1973.


Soldiers' ball

Ohingaiti Hall is hosting a soldiers' ball to honour those who served in past conflicts.


Breakfast at school

Feilding Intermediate principal Stu Trembath hopes students will take advantage of the offer.

Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild, Feilding.

$20k field days theft

Taupo man shocked to find $20,000 worth of boating gear stolen during the Central Districts Field Days.

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