Billy fan, billy dog, and billy art

Connolly the perfect subject

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has piqued a Palmerston North painter's interest.
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Sex offender removed

A high-risk paedophile is to be moved from a Palmerston North suburb.

Council clamps down on prank

Palmerston North Burger Fuel franchisee Ryan James' attempts to spread a bit of fun have sparked a city council demand to pull his stencils in.

Man jailed for attacks on partner

A man has been sent to prison for breaching protection orders for the 22nd time.

'Silver lining' to boundary shift

Rangitikei election candidates have welcomed the shift of Shannon and Tokomaru into their electorate.

Police probe house fire-bombing

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

Thief 'lost' stolen $3300 in taxi

Taxi Strap A Palmerston North man says he managed to lose $3300 of stolen money in a taxi.

Man grabs girl, 11

School children are being urged to keep safe over the Easter holidays after an attack on an 11-year-old girl outside a Palmerston North dairy.

Young drivers racing for charity

Fire, water bans lifted

FOLLOWING THE CROSS: The Pilgrimage of Faith, an annual procession to mark Good Friday, passes All Saint’s Anglican Church in Palmerston North.

Procession unites faithful

Between 500 and 600 Christians of all ages and denominations took part in a two-hour Good Friday procession behind a large wooden cross.

Hunt secret out; he's bound for Glasgow

Martin Hunt has had to keep his lips sealed since February about securing a spot in the nine-man New Zealand shooting team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Marist show signs of promise

Palmerston North Marist will be happy to have their awful start to the competition out of the way, despite not picking up any points.

Derby game in double-header mix

Noble, Wynks on track for Glasgow

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Jets back in two days

The Manawatu Jets only have two days to turn around their poor performance against the Southland Sharks last night as they front against the Bay Hawks on Monday.

Large slip shuts mine

Macraes Goldmine New Zealand's largest gold mine has been shut down after heavy rain caused a massive slip.

Minister bursts bubble

The Government is playing down predictions published by powerful US magazine Forbes that New Zealand is on the path to economic disaster.

Serepisos assets to go

Warehouse more than simply red

Stressed, anxious man

Stressed at work?

Bosses are legally required to look for stress, and workplace legislation is changing to underline this.

River cleanup a work in progress

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

Sacking coaches isn't the Kiwi way

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

Laboured with minor matters

Investment in sculpture sound

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Council too hard on burger business

The Palmerston North City Council appears to have taken a draconian approach in its handling of some recent tongue-in-cheek placemaking activity.

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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