Home fire bombed

Incendiary device causes smoke, heat damage

Police are examining the remnants of a fire bomb thrown at a Palmerston North home.
Fire bomb

Clean up begins

Toppled Ghost Tower Power should be restored to thousands of affected customers by the end of the day.

Horowhenua disappointed by change

Rangitikei election candidates have welcomed Shannon and Tokomaru's shift to their electorate.

Sculpture bears brunt of storm

Palmerston North's newest sculpture, Ghost Tower, proved no match for yesterday's strong winds.

Court upgrade behind schedule

A new room to facilitate legal talks are nearly half a year behind schedule.

Cases closed

The popularity of internet downloads has claimed Palmerston North's largest independent video store.

Fire, water bans lifted

flame Palmerston North City Council is lifting fire and water restrictions in time for Easter.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

Once covered in ragwort, a Kiwitea farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Society breaks record for relay

Fire bomb thrown at house


Young drivers racing for charity

Quentin Hammond would normally balk at racing a car with pink wheels, but when it's to raise funds to help breast cancer patients, he's all for it.

Noble, Wynks on track for Glasgow

lawn bowls Manawatu bowlers Barry Wynks and Mark Noble likely to be named in the Commonwealth Games bowls team.

Night event will test elite

More than 400 orienteers converge on Manawatu for the New Zealand Federation championships from tomorrow.

More cars enter derby

Plucky Marist braced for test

old boys

Derby game in double-header mix

Derby day means the same even if there is a seeming imbalance between the two rivals, Feilding Yellows and the Feilding Old Boys-Oroua Stags.

Bank dampens talk of 6pc growth

per cent Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent.

Dick Smith online sales up

Consumer electronics retailer Dick Smith reports 47pc bounce in online sales, but NZ sales fell almost 6 per cent.

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Fraudster's wife gets $900k

BNZ chief executive Anthony Healy

New BNZ chief bullish

BNZ's new chief executive is banking on consistent growth as NZ's economy continues to expand.

Sacking coaches isn't the Kiwi way

Emily Naylor Sacking coaches in the middle of a season is not the New Zealand way.

Laboured with minor matters

Every New Zealander who cares about this country's future would agree that a robust political opposition is key.

Investment in sculpture sound

Coalition fancies are pie in sky

Manawatu River pollution

River cleanup a work in progress

The improving condition of the Manawatu River is encouraging, but no one should pat themselves on the back just yet.

Modern twist to timeless classic

oliver Upcoming production of Oliver! at The Regent in Palmerston North looks to new innovation for modern, vibrant look.

One willing helper

Denise Arnold set up a trust that now helps keep 5000 Cambodian children in school.

A contrast in styles

Out to get their man

Ngatai Taepa

Expression of remembrance

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

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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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