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One lucky Palmerston North couple pocketed $500,000 after they won Lotto last weekend. The winners contacted the Lotteries Commission to claim the prize on Monday but did not want their names released.
Thirty nine young women primped, preened and coiffed to perfection in a bid to win the title of Miss Teen or Miss Manawatu 2012. In the end it was Hayley Robinson who won the judges over and claimed the crown.
A 37-year-old man was killed when the truck and trailer unit he was driving ploughed into the Bulls RSA on High St/SH1 about 3.30am on Tuesday, causing major damage to the building. The driver was later named Frederick Thomas Nathan of Dannevirke.
Staff at the Bulls RSA were greeted by a ‘‘bomb site’’ when they arrived at work to find a truck had smashed through the front of the building.
Emergency services staff removed parts of the building around the truck to remove the truck from the site without causing more damage.
A disabled Palmerston North man has lost the ability to communicate with his caregivers, friends, and family after his home was ransacked by burglars. Rhys Bycroft, 19, who has cerebral palsy and cannot talk, went to Wellington to watch the Hurricanes v Chiefs rugby game on Friday night with his two caregivers but when they returned about 12.30am, his Lancaster St home in Highbury had been broken into.
A television, two stereos, a laptop, food, towels and two communication devices, which Mr Bycroft uses daily to interact with people, were stolen.
The devices, called DynaVox, are worth about $10,000 each and without them Mr Bycroft can say only "yes" or "no" using his eyes.
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