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"We will forever love the people of Pahiatua"

70 years on, Pahiatua welcomed home its Polish children under red and white flags.
Polish children

'Hero' nabs escapee

Resident with scanner helps recapture Manawatu prisoner who sparked three-hour police hunt.

Fewer hospital errors

Tool left in patient, baby's arm fracture among year's 15 serious hospital events in Palmerston North.

Man missing since Sunday

Police are searching for a man last seen in Palmerston North.

Bosses defend decision

Kenneth Clark Health bosses defend support of cardiologist who admitted to a serious assault and threat to kill.

'Senseless and reckless'

A failed appeal means a man's seven year jail sentence for manslaughter will stand.

Eco-friendly stools a winner

Eco stools Group of secondary students earn right put their feet up with enterprise in multipurpose stools.

Punjab to Palmerston North

Ameesha Singh moved from India to study, and now works as a diagnostic lab technician.

Sex offender jailed

School turns into a menagerie


What a rubbish service

Residents are rubbishing council roadside collection, saying their fortnightly pick-up was forgone.

Future bright for young stars

Luke Mudgway The two supreme winners at the Manawatu secondary schools sports awards look like they already have their careers mapped out.

Players honour form fullback

There was no better attacking fullback in the NPC than Manawatu's Nehe Milner-Skudder this year.

Turbo to tune-up technique abroad

Scoreboard suppliers come off second best

Turbos homeground

Turbos might have been stressful as well as successful

Reporting on the beloved Manawatu Turbos must shorten your life.

Summer events to inject millions

The Rolling Stones Auckland’s packed summer events calendar is expected to inject millions of dollars into the economy.

Right to smoko goes

Workplace reform law, including removal of statutory right to meal breaks and smokos, is passed by MPs.

Stats NZ staff ramp up action

Farmer's last chance

Auckland generic, harbour, skyline

Auckland rates plan 'cynical'

Business groups slam Auckland Mayor Len Brown's plan to shift the rates burden onto business to spare homeowners.

Closet tells the story of my life

laundry, clothing, washing line POLL: Most people have photo albums to help them recall the memorable moments in their lives. Some of us have T-shirts.

Discordant notes in rock star economy

Conventional wisdom states that if you say or read something often enough you can start to believe it's true.

Labour's secret leaders ballot is no 'primary'

The scales of justice are not always level

Southland Times photo

Council making hard work of child's play

Palmerston North City Council has, again, signalled support for a children's road safety park at Victoria Esplanade.

Excellent tribute to concerts

Angela Cook This month marks the 20th birthday of the Te Manawa Concert Series.

Vintage reads: The Best of Everything

Sarah Corbet of Hamilton City Libraries finds a shocking novel from the 1950s.

Born to ride

Telling the story of Manawatu

George Carter

Art from the heartland

Over the hills and far away, artists are quietly going about their work. Carly Thomas went for a drive.

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