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Palmerston North Boys High choir, OK Chorale.

The Big Sing expands

The Big Sing is in it's 25th year and there has been a big increase in the number of  young choral musicians and singers competing.

Drink-driving again

A Manawatu man has been caught drink-driving twice in eight days.

Treaty signing set in stone

A monument made to mark 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi has been unveiled.

Boy, 5,  dies after crash

A young boy has died after three days in hospital following a crash in Levin.

Anzac Cliffs work closes for winter

Work to stabilise the Anzac Cliffs has been put on hold until next summer.

No blame for death of autistic kid

Children cannot be watched "like hawks" coroner says, after 5-year-old drowns in a tank.

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Council chooses rating system

A combination of both land value and capital value systems will determine Horowhenua rates for the next 10 years.

Another win for Queen Elizabeth College

For the second year in a row a Palmerston North pupil has taken home the New Zealand Army leadership trophy.

Powerful performance wins Stage Challenge

Pilfered puppet at large

Sport

Otere will get his black jersey

Hurricanes first-five Otere Black in action against the Crusaders at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Getting to Italy was always the big goal for Otere Black.

Ruscoe has a big night in win over Hawks

Manawatu Jets win second game in a row over Bay Hawks.

Hurricanes first five Beauden Barrett has been passed fit to play against the Highlanders in Napier on Friday after a month out of Super Rugby with a knee injury.

Barrett back, Black released

Hurricanes star first-five passed fit to play, allowing junior fill-in to fly to Italy to play at the U20 world champs.

Opinion

Second night a fizzer

Pam Corkery in full flight.

OPINION: No one was rail-roaded from Dancing with the Stars after all

Shaw faces challenge leading Greens

OPINION: Everybody is full of advice on the Green Party on the retirement of its abrasive co-leader Russel Norman and the appointment of newcomer James Shaw as his replacement.

writing

A sad night for TV journalism

OPINION: The end of broadcaster and journalist John Campbell's reign as the king of television current events was one of those rare moments where media outlets put aside their rivalries for a night to recognise a true legend's achievements. 

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Puppeteer Anna Bailey with her missing puppet that traveled with her to Nepal.

Pilfered puppet at large

A handmade puppet has gone missing from Te Manawa and it's creator Anna Bailey would like to see it returned.

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