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Court Martial Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North .
 Private Sosaia Tassy Albert Jnr Filimoemaka is facing three charges relating to an incident in Palmerston North. The charges are; doing an act to the prejudice of service discipline, failing to comply with written orders and assault with a weapon.

Private was 'let down' by army

Sentenced to 3 months in military prison, judge says private 'let down badly' by system.

'Mongrel' dump: Theft

A man's wish for peace and quiet made him steal a dog and dump it 30km away.

Man bites through partner's cheek

She screamed and struggled as her partner bit through her face.

Rugby player's 10-year ban

Feilding senior reserve rugby player cops one of the biggest bans in Manawatu history.

Security guard pepper-sprayed

Guard says he has never had such a bad experience in 10 years on the job.

Model festival a hit

The first die-cast model festival since the death of a long-time collector has proved popular.

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News

A hand to independence

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Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett talk about National's housing policies at the Rendezvous in Auckland. Pictured Paula Bennett

Five young mothers will take part in a new Government and Te Aroha Noa initiative, providing housing and support in Palmerston North.

Plan to relax parking rules

Time restrictions on parking in metered spaces around Palmerston North's central city streets could be abolished.

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years

Cleanup consents sought

Sport

Pirates do senior second double

The Pirates players celebrate after winning their second successive Manawatu senior seconds final.

Pirates intend going for the threepeat next year after winning the senior second club rugby final again.

Development XV crunch Wairarapa-Bush

An under-strength Wairarapa-Bush Heartland were virtual sitting ducks for the Manawatu Development XV.

Otere Black will be the Manawatu Turbos first five-eighth again this season.

Otere Black Turbos' main man

Aaron Cruden playing for the Manawatu Turbos again this season - forget it.

Opinion

Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

FFXENT. Supplied image of Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan for Story.

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

A little city with soul

OPINION: Somewhere between New Plymouth and Palmerston North lies a city nestled on a river valley floor.

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Resignation symptom of wider dysfunction

OPINION: The resignation of a five-term district councillor in Tararua should not have been allowed to happen. 

Lifestyle

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years

Christine and George Rose are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week.

When a Palmerston North couple went on their first date to the picture theatre, neither thought they'd still be together more than 60 years later.

Hotel hijinks in new burlesque show

The Boom Boom Room Burlesque has a new show coming to Palmerston North's Globe Theatre.

Stuart Schwartz of Taylor Jensen Fine Arts is celebrating a milestone.

Focus on Manawatu art still strong

Palmerston North's Taylor Jensen Fine Arts has turned 18 and still holds firm to promoting Manawatu art.

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