Palmerston North residents are being asked to consider whether it is absolutely clear how to get into the City Library.

Library users views sought

Palmerston North Library in line for $4.5 million worth of improvements.

12 trapped in city lift

A group of people were trapped in the Palmerston North city Library lift on Wednesday evening.

Twelve people have been trapped in the Palmerston North City library lift.

Diversity challenge

Pakeha people dominate DHB's workforce, an issue they're working on.

Property values steadily rise

The Palmerston North housing market is showing signs the city is about to become hot property once again.

Mountain climb for charity video

Matt Keen is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for a charity close to his heart.

Talking about wholefood

Cookbook authors, Julia and Libby are in Palmerston North to promote their book.

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News

Manawatu revs up for NZ Grand Prix

The Toyota Racing Series cars boom away off the grid at the 2015 NZ Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild.

As the engines rev at the New Zealand Grand Prix this weekend, the motorsport fans being drawn to the region are expected to keep the Manawatu local economy ticking over.

Military links strengthened

Moves to mark the 100 years since the homecoming of New Zealand's last troops from WW1 proposed.

Tourism blamed for impact on environment

Unattended rubbish fire causes damage

Sport

Boys' High lose last-over thriller

Palmerston North Boys' High School lost an exciting match against Napier Boys' High School at Napier on Wednesday.

Palmerston North Boys' High School's latest interschool match went down to the final over.

Father and daughter taking on Coast to Coast

Cara Hesselin, left, is doing her first Coast to Coast, along with her father Brent O'Neill, who is a veteran of the multisport event.

Brent O'NeillĀ and his daughter Cara Hesselin are doing the Coast to Coast together.

Randle returns for Grand Prix

Australian Thomas Randle will complete the field at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild this weekend, taking it up to 20 drivers.

Thomas Randle has been announced as the final driver for this weekend's Grand Prix.

Riley eyes futsal World Cup

Manawatu's Antony Riley, left, will represent New Zealand as a referee at the Oceania Futsal Championship in Fiji next week.

Antony Riley hopes to go to the Futsal World Cup.

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

opinion

North Korea's detterent

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test.

OPINION: Here we go again. North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test (which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb).

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

OPINION: Begging change adds to the ugliness

Beggars may soon be able to be removed from city streets under proposed changes to the Nuisance Bylaw.

OPINION: Palmerston North beggars may soon run the risk of getting removed from their footpath possies if the city council follows through on plans to change the nuisance bylaw.

Crying wolf with TPP conspiracy theories

Thousands of people gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest against the signing of the TPP at Sky City.

OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.

Zika virus: Don't panic

Researchers are working on a vaccine to the mosquito-bourne virus Zika, and in due course, will come up with one, Gwynne Dyer writes.

OPINION: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world.

Lifestyle

A tapestry of a show

Ethan Maxwell is enjoying his role in Quilt.

Quilt: A Musical Celebration tackles personal stories surrounding AIDS. Carly Thomas went along to rehearsal and found humour amongst the heavy subject.

A life on paper

James Robinson is an artist interested in the psychology  of his practice.

Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Steve Jobs a frustratingly unpleasant movie character

Michael Fassbender puts in a brilliant performance as Apple founder Steve Jobs

REVIEW: Michael Fassbender plays a grumpy Steve Jobs in the biopic film.

A circle of friends

Ephraim Russell is the White Room Gallery's first exhibiting artist for the year.

Art for Ephraim Russell is often a collaborative thing rather than a solo pursuit and his new exhibition is one where he is amongst friends.

Power of the horse video

Papanui Station musters are best suited to horses.

Mustering on horse back is becoming a bit of a dying art but for some, it's a necessity.

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