Attempts to beautify Broadway's tree stumps will be abandoned.

Broadway's stumps axed

Broadway's stumps have been deemed uncarveable and will be cut down to ground level

Fire started in kitchen

Fire investigators believe a fatal house fire in Exeter Cres may have started in the kitchen, but the cause remains under investigation.

5:41 PM  Early indications show a fatal house fire likely started in the kitchen

Lead investigator grilled

5:21 PM  Court hears forestry fatality should not have been working where he was when he died.

Bucketheads to bucket hats?

The bucketheads are on the way out as new bucket hats are phased in for Turbos fans

Fire victims related video

Two bodies, believed to be a grandmother and 6-year-old girl, removed from Palmerston North house.

Canterbury outclass hapless Turbos

Canterbury had too much polish and power for Manawatu, romping to a 57-7 NPC win.

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Trio survive car plunge

231110 NEWS Photo: Ben Curran/Marlborough Express. ACCIDENT EMERGENCY Seddon Volunteer Fire Brigade, Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter attend a farm accident on Upton Downs rd south of Seddon where a woman was attacked and trampled by a cow. Story: Blair

6:44 PM  Three survive car plunging over cliff.

Taste of Japan in sushi lesson

Palmerston North kids with an appetite for learning were treated to a lesson in sushi-making by a group visiting from Japan.

Postcard wins award

Tree felling first step in roadworks

Sport

Canterbury outclass hapless Turbos

Manawatu's Heiden Bedwell-Curtis attempts to tackle Canterbury flanker Matt Todd.

Canterbury had too much polish and power for Manawatu, romping to a 57-7 NPC win.

Dickins leads Cyclones into battle again

Manawatu Cyclones flanker and captain Nicole Dickins has been one of their most consistent players and reliable lineout options in her six years with the team.

 Nicole Dickins steps up to captain the Manawatu women's rugby team.

Pollock enjoying homecoming with Central

Former Black Sticks and Midlands player Cathryn Pollock is captaining the Central Mysticks in the National Hockey League this season.

Cathryn Pollock's homecoming to Central has her enjoying her hockey again.

Bucketheads give way to bucket hats

Johnny Galloway, centre, and his Manawatu buckethead comrades from last season.

The bucketheads are in the throes of being replaced by the bucket hats.

Manukura bundled out of Lower North Island netball champs

Defending champions Manukura were knocked out of the Lower North Island secondary schools netball championships at Vautier Park on Thursday.

Manukura have been knocked out of the Lower North Island netball champs.

opinion

Pie in the sky

Jetstar or Air New Zealand - who has the best deals?

OPINION: As appealing and convenient as it would be to have trans-Tasman flights returned to Manawatu, it's about as plausible as attracting cruise ships to the region, writes Matthew Dallas.

The Beehive was no Athletic Park

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 30:  The All Black 2015 Rugby World Cup team pose on stage with Prime Minister John Key and Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman during the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby World Cup team announcement at Parliament on August 30, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

OPINION: The pending arrival of Jetstar should be welcome news for many Manawatu sports teams.

Editorial: Mood softens around flag debate

The government's Flag Consideration panel have chosen four from the 10,292 alternative designs

OPINION: The initial knee-jerk uproar from most Kiwis was both predictable and reasonable but has the mood since softened?

Editorial: Your move, Air New Zealand

Jetstar has announced new regional flight routes, including Palmerston North.

OPINION: OPINION: Let the airfare price wars begin - and not a moment too soon.

People have a right to know

Manawatu River looking upstream from Palmerston North's wastewater discharge point.

OPINION: The public have to be included in plans about Palmerston North's discharge to the Manawatu River

Lifestyle

Childhood a source of inspiration

Illustrator Mike Chapman and author Joy Ramirez with their book Toot-The World's Tiniest Whale.

A Manawatu graphic designer has illustrated a children's book.

In the realms of magic

A wall of ideas in Israel Tangaroa Birch's Ashhurst  studio.

Murmuration is the synchronised movement of birds and it is also the title of artist Israel Tangaroa Birch's latest exhibition. Carly Thomas spoke to the artist about traditional and contemporary art, and Maori magic. 

Former Christian band frontman releases solo single

Parachute Band former frontman,  Omega Levine, has released his first solo single, Lovestoned.

Parachute Band former frontman, Omega Levine, has dropped his first solo single.

Beat maker goes old school

Cameron Wilkes is releasing a 10 track tape.

Electronic beat maker Cameron Wilkes is set to release some new tunes.

Lewis turns boredom into an art form

Lewis has filled the vacancy left by Morse but the show doesn't quite work.

OPINION: Lewis was a plodder in the original series and still is.

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