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Corporal Matt Keen at Ohakea Air Force base -  planning to climb Mt Kilimanjaro to assist the 'Missing Wingman Trust' charity.

Mountain climb for charity video

Matt Keen is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for a charity close to his heart.

Library views sought

Palmerston North residents are being asked to consider whether it is absolutely clear how to get into the City Library.

Palmerston North Library is in line for $4.5 million worth of improvements.

Diversity challenge

Pakeha people dominate DHB's workforce, an issue they're working on.

12 trapped in city lift

Twelve people have been trapped in the Palmerston North City library lift.

Property values steadily rise

The Palmerston North housing market indicates the city is to become hot property once again.

How to tackle begging? stuff nation

Will labelling beggars a nuisance in order to move them along solve the issue?

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Talking about wholefood

Bloggers Julia and Libby Matthews are in Palmerston North to promote their new cookbook.

Cookbook authors, Julia and Libby are talking about health and wellbeing in their Palmerston North tour.

Manawatu revs up for NZ Grand Prix

As the engines rev at the New Zealand Grand Prix this weekend, the motorsport fans being drawn to the region are expected to keep the Manawatu local economy ticking over.

Military links strengthened

Tourism blamed for impact on environment

Sport

Boys' High lose last-over thriller

Palmerston North Boys' High School lost an exciting match against Napier Boys' High School at Napier on Wednesday.

Palmerston North Boys' High School's latest interschool match went down to the final over.

Father and daughter taking on Coast to Coast

Cara Hesselin, left, is doing her first Coast to Coast, along with her father Brent O'Neill, who is a veteran of the multisport event.

Brent O'NeillĀ and his daughter Cara Hesselin are doing the Coast to Coast together.

Randle returns for Grand Prix

Australian Thomas Randle will complete the field at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild this weekend, taking it up to 20 drivers.

Thomas Randle has been announced as the final driver for this weekend's Grand Prix.

Riley eyes futsal World Cup

Manawatu's Antony Riley, left, will represent New Zealand as a referee at the Oceania Futsal Championship in Fiji next week.

Antony Riley hopes to go to the Futsal World Cup.

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

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North Korea's detterent

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test.

OPINION: Here we go again. North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test (which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb).

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

OPINION: Begging change adds to the ugliness

Beggars may soon be able to be removed from city streets under proposed changes to the Nuisance Bylaw.

OPINION: Palmerston North beggars may soon run the risk of getting removed from their footpath possies if the city council follows through on plans to change the nuisance bylaw.

Crying wolf with TPP conspiracy theories

Thousands of people gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest against the signing of the TPP at Sky City.

OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.

Zika virus: Don't panic

Researchers are working on a vaccine to the mosquito-bourne virus Zika, and in due course, will come up with one, Gwynne Dyer writes.

OPINION: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world.

Lifestyle

A tapestry of a show

Ethan Maxwell is enjoying his role in Quilt.

Quilt: A Musical Celebration tackles personal stories surrounding AIDS. Carly Thomas went along to rehearsal and found humour amongst the heavy subject.

A life on paper

James Robinson is an artist interested in the psychology  of his practice.

Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Old hall has passionate backing

Passionate members of the Awahuri Hall Committee, from left, Karen Calder, Carl Healey, Kerry Dodunski and Lee Healey. They hope to rejuvinate the hall in order to keep it as a community asset.

Awahuri Hall has a passionate backing from folks fighting for its future.

Recycling fundraiser

From left, pilot officer and Feilding's Air Training Corps 32 Squadron's unit commander Mark Borlase, trainees Tayla Murray-Woon, 13, Katie Robinson, 15, and flight lieutenant and Squadron training officer Sheree Power, holding some of the e-waste that can be donated.

Feilding's Air Training Corp supports Feilding Health Care through collecting and recycling e-waste.

Something different for Valentines Day

The Paint Attic's Frances Hey, left, with co-organiser of the Rotary of Takaro Girls' Shed tour Marilyn O'Halloran.

The Rotary Club of Takaro has planned a Girls' Sheds tour, showcasing Manawatu's feminine creativity and talent.

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