Palmerston North boy Matthew Hollier, 11, and mum Elisabeth are fundraising to get a tricycle for Matthew because Asperger's syndrome and dyspraxia prevents him from riding a bicycle.

All he wants is to ride a bike

Zooming around on a set of wheels is what Matthew Hollier dreams about.

$5m on health claims

Health generic

Knees, hips, skin and bowel are the most common operations in the region.  

Back where it all begain

After graduating from Massey 32 years ago, Ray Geor is set to return as new pro Vice-Chancellor.

Farewell John Campbell, 

5:00 AM  OPINION: My friend and fellow journalist John Campbell will be waking up this morning probably slightly hung-over after last night’s send off.

Eighth drink-drive

A Palmerston North woman has been told she is at risk of going to jail, after she was caught drink-driving for the eighth time.

Frogparking takes another leap

Manawatu parking technology firm signs a deal with Christchurch International Airport.

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Average load debt: $10K

Raewyn Fox, chief executive of the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services launched the new "Code of responsible borrowing", developed as a corollary to the code that lenders will have to meet.

5:00 AM  Manawatu's average debt of $10,000, Manawatu budget advisors say, higher than the national average.

Festival provides cultural immersion

A piece of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto has been brought to life in Palmerston North.

Red Cross sale gets green light

Firefighter in measles scare


Kias bomb chance to take out OB-Marist

Halfback Toby Morland had a big game for Te Kawau against College Old Boys on Friday night.

Manawatu club rugby had their only night round at Massey University on Friday.

Horvath no health and safety risk

6 min ago  WorkSafe NZ has confirmed physical injuries are a known risk in  contact sports.

Manawatu's Jeremia Trueman tries to block the progress of the Nelson Giants' Josh Duinker at Arena Manawatu on Friday night.

Giants too good for Jets in Palmerston North

A stellar performance from Josh Duinker saw the Nelson Giants start their North Island road trip with a 105-88 win.


Roundabout the logical relief for Roberts Line

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Intersection of Roberts Line and Napier Road.

OPINION: It's not complex - convenience and cost are no substitute for safety.

Horvath a victim of pending workplace law

It seems the Manawatu Jets board spooked themselves in cutting Nick Horvath from their playing roster.

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Online voting a must

OPINION: Was the Palmerston North City Council really serious about boosting voter numbers?


Lucky break for festival

Andrew London

REVIEW: Appearing as part of the Jazz and Blues Festival, Andrew London’s satirical take on everyday life always makes for an enjoyable evening.

Making his own way in music video

Michael Luke is a Palmerston North musician who is making his own way in music.

Deirdre O'Kane, centre, is an indomitable crusader for kids in Noble.

Doughty Irishwoman a child crusader

Christina Noble is far from nobility by virtue of her upbringing.

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