Fraser Stone, left, and Rob Foreman will take to the field for the Manawatu Turbos with a one-off shirt. A win will benefit more than just the team.

Turbos kit created by the kids

Every Turbos shirt in Thursday's game is a design masterpiece for a worthy cause

2 dead in fire - reports

The fire broke out in the Exeter Cres house shortly before 3am and was well ablaze when crews arrived, police said.

1:34 PM  Two people, including a child, believed dead in a fire at the Palmerston North home.

Manawatu people pick flag favourites

There's a clear leader in Manawatu's debate about the national flag, and it's not the status quo.

Mayor backs international flights

The debate about international flights out of Palmerston North airport has heated up.

Few absences by councillors

Mayors past and present trail the field for meeting attendances.

Mail thief jailed

Thieves used fish hooks to pilfer thousands of items from postboxes in Hawke's Bay and Manawatu.

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Jail for brothers in violent market garden robbery

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12:25 PM  Two Levin brothers┬áhave admitted taking part in the violent robbery of a market gardening family in the Horowhenua town, nearly three years after it happened.

Rising risk of summer drought

El nino strikes: Spring is likely to be windy and cool, while the risk of summer drought is rising.

Defence takes aim at WorkSafe

Former Christian band frontman releases solo single

Sport

Former Turbos to grace World Cup

Asaeli Tikoirotuma of Fiji during the International match between Wales and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

A host of former Manawatu men will be participating in the Rugby World Cup.

Boys' High come back with win

The PNBHS football team score against Napier BHS.

The Palmerston North Boys' High School football team were playing off for ninth to 16th place at Nelson.

Competitive racing at final winter duathlon

Palmerston North's Jaimee Leader competing at the world aquathon championships last year

The Manawatu Triathon Club news with Grant Spiers

Bedwell-Curtis takes over Turbos reins

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Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins out injured for rugby clash with Canterbury.

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.

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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

Socialist utopia proves elusive

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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.

Teen has a way with words

Eric McKee has written his first novel at age 15.

A Palmerston North boy has taken a 100 word homework assignment and turned it into a novel, with plans for a trilogy.

Earthy Australian drama jerks the tears

Michael Caton plays a crusty, sick loner in Last Cab to Darwin.

REVIEW: Last Cab to Darwin touches on Australians' base culture, at length.

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