Image supplied: Mark Wahlberg. Pahiatua's iconic Havard airplane was removed over the weekend.

New replica plane for Pahiatua

The iconic aluminium Pahiatua plane will be replaced with a new, and safer fibreglass model.

Where has Alex gone?

Alexander Fisher has been missing since early on Tuesday.

10:27 PM  Police find items believed to belong to boy missing since early Tuesday near Levin.

Prison pencil stabbing

Manawatu Prison inmate used pencil to stab in earlier incident, before guard attack. 

Rape-accused allowed at school

A school allowed a staff member facing rape charges to continue working.

Children in drunken pizza run

Fortunately, no one was hurt when this drunk pizza run went horribly wrong.

Sergent reflects on a year to forget

Professional Jesse Sergent has had a year to forget on the world cycling tour.

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Burns sustained while trying to save life

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

 A firefighter suffered burns to hands trying to save a life in a fatal house fire.

Lake used 'like a toilet'

The Waitangi Tribunal has been told that Lake Horowhenua is like being waist deep in a long drop.

Park path opened to view

Job growth slows down


Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Manawatu confident of securing Hurricanes match

The Hurricanes could be making a repeat visit to Palmerston North.

If the sums add up, the Hurricanes will play a Super Rugby match in Palmerston North next year.

Sergent reflects on a year to forget

Jesse Sergent leads the breakaway group during the  UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

Professional Jesse Sergent has had a year to forget on the world cycling tour.

Softball teams on the rise

Bramac Aces batter Mary Ireland.

Manawatu Softball started with a big increase in teams, eight men's and six women's.

Too many single entries in Rarotonga

Manawatu walker Sue Hoskin is competing in Rarotonga.

Sparse entries in some events at Oceania Masters Athletics Championships.


Labour has choice to make on TPPA

TPPA protesters.

If the TPP represents a halfway-decent deal for New Zealand, my bet is that Labour MPs will give it their blessing.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.

Fair suck of the sav Aussies

Australia is keeping many New Zealanders (by name only) in detention centres.

OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.

Editorial: More care needed with the grieving

Vincent Drummond-Paulo's headstone in the Kelvin Grove Cemetery offending the family of a person buried nearby is regrettable on so many accounts.

There are fewer things more sensitive in our society than issues raised when dealing with grief and the dead.

Australia needs to be embarrassed

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OPINION: The average Australian probably doesn't mind too much that scores of New Zealanders are in detention centres awaiting possible deportation.


A dedicated follower of fashion

Kate Arbuckle with designs of her dress which has made it into the final three of the Brother Design Stars sewing and craft competition

A Palmerston North student has designs on winning a career in fashion.

Benny Tipene takes to Europe

Benny Tipene in Greece, one of his stop-offs on his European trip.

Benny Tipene set off on a European tour lately and Carly Thomas caught up with him for a bit of a chat.

Dogs can leave others needing stitches

Dog on lead.

I never thought I would get older but it seems to creep up on you. Some may remember Sunday family picnics or Dad taking you fishing but these seem to be unfortunately forgotten as life is very busy and many people work on Sundays. And that includes us here at the hospital.

Yarn bombers strike again

A member of Wooly Riot at work on the boulders at the Napier Rd entrance to the city.

Palmerston North's Woolly Riot have been bombing the city again...with wool.

Earthy inspirations in art

A series of new mixed media works, 'Bonanza', by Cam Munroe at Zimmerman Art Gallery.

Bonanza is the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery's latest exhibition from Cam Munroe.

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