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Lights out in Park Road. After dark, some Palmerston North streets have multiple street lights not working and the PNCC can't get PowerCo to get its contractors out to replace them in a timely fashion.

City streets stay dark at dusk

Palmerston North street lights have been coming on late in the evenings and staying on too long in the mornings.

Guns seized in search

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The owners of five firearms seized during a police search are being sought. 

Man accused of raping wife

Man's children to give evidence against him in a trial where he is accused of raping his wife.

Submitters want more buses

Manawatu's rural towns are calling for more buses more often to help connect communities. 

Road changes for Levin

Road layout changes are planned for Levin's Queen Street West.

SquashGym saved from liquidation

SquashGym will stay open after being saved from liquidation in the nick of time.

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News

Man saves life, loses everything

A Palmerston North man saved a young child's life but lost almost everything in the process, including the feeling in his right arm.

Air force contingent at Mt Biggs School to mark Anzac Day

Strains of the Last Post floated over the fields of Mt Biggs School as the community gathered to pay tribute to those who had fallen.

Mail centre operational

Search and rescue service recognised

Sport

Manawatu men in Defence Force team

Manawatu and Linton Cobras players Pareura Katoa, left, Leon Walker, Codie Christensen, Denzel Lepua, and Leo Tanginoa are in the New Zealand Defence Force rugby league team to play their Australian counterparts in Brisbane next week.

Six Manawatu players in defence force league side

Cruden's World Cup looking unlikely

Palmerston North doctor Ra Durie knows all about knee injuries and doesn't like the sound of Aaron Cruden's.

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The McEvedy Shield, Athletics event 2015 at Newtown Park. Ben Murphy from Wellington College comes in first in the Under 16's Relay.

Winter athletics season to open at Scoutlands

The Scoutlands Campsite at Lake Wiritoa Wanganui will be the venue on Saturday for the opening events on the 2015 winter athletic season.

Opinion

Letters: April 21, 2015

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OPINION: I am concerned that the National Party list MP Jono Naylor appears to have broken ranks with his party.

Life through lens the American way

OPINION: The body camera is the logical though depressing answer to the United States’ apparent systemic culture of police brutality.

Richie Benaud in Paris in 2012.

Twelfth Man tribute

OPINION: Of the many tributes written after Richie Benaud's death last week was penned by Billy Birmingham.

Lifestyle

McKean's piping up

Palmerston North's Lachlan McKean, 14, has shot to the top of the piping ladder just a few months after picking up the instrument.

Just months after picking up the bagpipes for the first time, a young Palmerston North teen has had success on the national stage.

Cost of healthy foods rising

Parents are struggling to fill lunch boxes with healthy snacks as prices continue to rise.

Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services Anthony Lewis is stepping away from the living room of the city.

Recommended: reading

Anthony Lewis may have retired as Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services, but he's not finished yet.

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