Her charity blossoms

Flowers for Canteen

Caitlin Kilpin has been part of Canteen since she was 13, and she's giving back.
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Anzac crowds grow

Slew of Anzac Day commemorations will take place in Palmerston North and beyond.

Possible gas leak at police station

Palmerston North police station logged an emergency job about its own headquarters this afternoon.

Church weighs options

Demolition among choices

All Saints' Anglican Church could be closed for a decade - if it's not demolished first.

Sprains at school

Number of Manawatu pupils injuring themselves at school has risen, says ACC.

Offenders breaching bail

Manawatu criminals offend while on bail, from breached bail terms to high-speed chases.

Firefighters train for challenge

Hours of hauling fire-fighting gear up a downward-moving staircase hasn't tired a team of Feilding firefighters from their fundraising efforts - they're doing it all again this week.

Bad weekend for fishing and flying

Wild winds and heavy rain swept away two major Horowhenua Easter events.

School frontage transformed

On the road, fluffy dice and all

Gnome thief victims

Gnome thieves 'lowlifes, toe-rags'

Thieves who stole 20 garden gnomes from an elderly couple have been slammed as "lowlifes" and "toe-rags".

Learning on the track

Brendon Hartley is eager to get the full potential out of the new Le Mans prototype Porsche.

Bowls pair try again

Duo want to right the wrongs done to the disabled team at the 2002 Manchester Games.

Ratcliffe sets up victory

Timing issues seal fate of Jets

Tim Cadwallader

Frontrower makes under-20s

Manawatu's latest New Zealand under-20 player can switch from prop to hooker.

Kiwi gets a boost

Nz dollars NZ dollar jumps against the aussie after soft data casts doubt on rate rises across the Tasman.

Court orders $14m to Maori land trust

A Maori businesswoman who made the New Year's honours list plans to appeal against a court decision ordering her to pay almost $14.5 million to a Maori land trust.

Migration boom rolls on

Macraes mine collapse investigated

McDonald's Georgie Pie

Georgie Pie serves McDonald's well

Relaunch of Georgie Pie helps boost fast food chain's sales, but annual profit is down.

Immigrant song

Passport. People under pressure are driven to succeed, and so immigrants add to society.

UCOL stalemate

There's not much flexibility on either side of the table between UCOL and the union.

Pests on the table

Desperate and hopeless

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Council too hard on burger business

The Palmerston North City Council appears to have taken a draconian approach in its handling of some recent tongue-in-cheek placemaking activity.

Expression of remembrance

Ngatai Taepa Carly Thomas speaks to Ngatai Taepa, the artist entrusted with the weighty and honourable job of remembrance.

Modern twist to timeless classic

Upcoming production of Oliver! at The Regent in Palmerston North looks to new innovation for modern, vibrant look.

One willing helper

A contrast in styles

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Leading light

Geoff Lovegrove is retiring after 19 years as principal of Feilding's Lytton Street School.

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Mangaohane Station sold

Mangaohane Station, off the Taihape-Napier Highway, has been sold for the first time since 1973.


Soldiers' ball

Ohingaiti Hall is hosting a soldiers' ball to honour those who served in past conflicts.


Breakfast at school

Feilding Intermediate principal Stu Trembath hopes students will take advantage of the offer.

Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild, Feilding.

$20k field days theft

Taupo man shocked to find $20,000 worth of boating gear stolen during the Central Districts Field Days.

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