Firefighters battle a grass and vehicle fire at the corner of Tremaine Ave and Midhurst St in Palmerston North.

Fire crews battle blaze video

6:54 PM  A large scrub fire has burned out a horse float and motorhome in Palmerston North

Speedway in action

Chris Brocksopp of the British 'Lions' team waits while his car is scrutinised.

5:25 PM  It's all about the Superstock Teams Championships in Palmerston North this weekend.

Landfill closure too costly

Closing the Levin Landfill would cost up to $1 million a year, says Horowhenua mayor.

Waitangi a day of celebration

Crowds enjoyed peaceful Waitangi Day celebrations in Palmerston North.

Man dies in crash

A 23-year-old man has died in a car crash near Ohakea.

Palmerston North's beautiful berm

A quiet cul-de-sac in Palmerston North has the most beautiful berm in the country.

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News

Support shown for disclosure scheme

Police family violence information disclosure scheme supported.

Disclosure scheme helping to inform women, says women's refuge.

Good Sports: Rees still a superstar

Peter Rees still remains one of the favourites of Manawatu speedway fans.

Diesel spill

Whanganui, Marton bus merge proposal

Sport

Burnt car won't stop Harwood

Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers had his car catch fire during the qualifying rounds of the Superstocks Teams Champs in Palmerston North.

Shane Harwood got his burnt car back in action.

Norris has one hand on title

English teenager Lando Norris has just about sewn up the Toyota Racing Series after the penultimate round of the series at Taupo on Sunday.

Pint sized, 16-year-old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series, which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next weekend, after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo on Sunday.

Good Sports: Rees still a superstar

Manawatu Turbos Callum Gibbins, Otere Black, Semisi Masirewa and Chris Eves following the Hurricanes' pre-season match against the Force in Gosford on Wednesday.

Peter Rees still remains one of the favourites of Manawatu speedway fans.

Great Britain face steep mountain

Gisborne Giants blockman Gavin Taniwha, top, comes to a sudden halt as Wellington Wildcats' Paul Fairbrother fires him up the wall at the first night of the Teams Champs at Arena Manawatu on Saturday night.

The Teams Champs semifinalists have been found.

Exciting start to the tennis year

Novak Djokovic, who won the Australian Open final, is is in amazing form at the moment.

Tennis has been in full swing on TV in recent weeks.  

opinion

State interferes with the naming of babies

Breakers player Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

OPINION: The difficulties experienced by basketball player Tai Wesley in the naming of his firstborn son awoke old memories.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Europe's symbol of unity under theat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (left) and Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas, address a joint news conference after a meeting to find a common front on security challenges at Val Duchesse castle in Brussels, Belgium.

OPINION: “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister.

Dallas: Well-timed people's champ

John Scott leaves the ice with his daughter after winning MVP following the championship game of the 2016 NHL All Star Game at Bridgestone Arena.

OPINION: A sporting underdog story emerged this week, just when fans needed one.

OPINION: Higgins sale causes concern

A Higgins worker sealing part of the riverside walkway access in Palmerston North.

OPINION: When Irish immigrant Dan Higgins started his small contracting company in Manawatu in the 1950s, he probably never imagined it would evolve into the industry powerhouse it is today.

Lifestyle

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.

The Finest Hours movie deserves way more acclaim

Chris Pine in The Finest Hours.

REVIEW: Two of the finest hours of my viewing season were sitting with my funny goggles on my nose enjoying The Finest Hours in 3D.

The fall out and the fight

Roy Sefton has been a staunch battler for the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans' Association.

Nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Operation Grapple happened over 50 years ago, but for Roy Sefton it is part of his everyday life.

A centenarian’s story

Train crash at Rakaia , 1899.

Emily Allington’s first memory was of the shine on her mother’s highly polished floors.

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