At the North Island Chess Champs, chess transcends age and language.
Members express their disappointment that MidCentral DHB has blown its budget for another year.
Manawatu man avoids punishment for driving while disqualified because he was helping someone trapped by floodwaters.
North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.
A driver is being questioned after a crash through a power pole, a fence and into a house.
About a quarter of Manawatu police feel "disengaged", after restructuring.
Damp conditions after June's floods will be a real danger to children, an insulation expert says.
6:30 AM An elderly man who lay injured and dehydrated on the floor of his Palmerston North flat for several days before being rescued says he knows he could have died but it was his strong will that kept him alive.
The New Zealand Rugby Union carefully checks players' whakapapa these days.
OPINION: Burly soldier Jaxon Tagavaitau is the latest signatory for the Turbos.
6:15 AM OPINION: After weeks of dodging the holes in the ground, the downstream walker was delighted to find Palmerston North's newest public loo has finally been completed.
OPINION: A few hundred signatures may not be enough to reverse church's campus bans.
The popular kids show Prince Seth and the Princess is back for a final school holiday performance.
A childhood spent on the river fishing with his dad is starting to pay off for John Gummer as he gets ready to go to the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships.