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Slip closes Manawatu Gorge

The Manawatu Gorge is closed following a slip.

A slip has blocked both lanes of the Manawatu Gorge, closing it overnight.

Dannevirke soldier remembered video

Bothers Russ Rimmington, left, and Kevin Rimmington are honouring their grandfather, a Dannevirke soldier, who fought in WWI.

The sacrifice of a Dannevirke soldier in WWI commemorated by his family.

Suicide prevention in a box

A care box is being developed to help people in times of high stress.

Massey student develops self-help care package she hopes will make a difference.

'We slept in an Agent Orange area'

Murray Wardlaw, a veteran of the Malaysian Confrontation and the Vietnam War.

"Scared? You bet, but I was a soldier. I knew what to do, and how to do it..."

Father and son gallery

Canoe polo

It's a family affair at the Oceania canoe polo champs in Palmerston North.

Motocross madness taking teen to top

Hayden Smith grew up building dirt jumps and practising riding on his parents' lifestyle block near Taihape.

A teen from Taihape is launching sky high toward a career doing what he loves. 

Fighting through pain

Aimee Perrett knew something was wring when she jumped on the bike.

Aimee Perrett completed an ironman race despite the effects of a rare disease.

Maori ward debate

Palmerston North is considering setting up a Maori ward to ensure it has Maori councillors in the chamber.

Palmerston North could have one or two Maori seats at the next council election.

Commemorative poppy taken

Stephen Parsons, when the Russell St roundabout sign had the poppy treatment.

Poppy Places advocate distressed by vandalism on the eve of Anzac Day.

Mac attack

Ruamarama Mark Pompey used a knife to assault a worker at McDonalds on Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North.

Man told to pick up rubbish instead tried to slash worker with a knife.

Full moon feared by soldiers

World War II veteran Corporal Stan Edwards was among the many who lied about his aged when enlisting.

"There was only one policeman and a dog on the wharf when we pulled out."

Grand Prix venue decided

Manfeild Chief executive Julie Keane says the Feilding venue is committed to growing the New Zealand Grand Prix.

Manfeild fights off two other venues to keep the New Zealand Grand Prix. 

Council spat continues

Ross Campbell is facing a complaint over his decision to speak publicly about a private meeting.

Another complaint is laid against an outspoken Horowhenua councillor.

Pop-up Palmy Rocks takes over the Esplanade

Olivia Stewart enjoying the sun and the painting during the Palmy Rocks op-up picnic in the Esplanade.

Young rock painters and their "staff" descended in droves on Palmerston North's Esplanade playground for a city council sponsored pop-up Palmy Rocks session.

Timber strewn on Linton road

The wood and nails were found on Tennent Drive, near Linton.

Timber scattered on the road has caused punctures for two cars' tyres.

Marching for science

A crowd of 234 people joined Palmerston North's March for Science.

Scientists urged to get out of the lab and spread the good word about what they do.

Picketing for a pay rise

KFC workers protesting on Rangitikei St on  Saturday.

Restaurant Brands staff go on strike demanding higher pay, as company profits rise.

Internet ultimatum 'discriminates'

This could be the future of Correspondence School learning, to the chagrin of those in remote New Zealand.

Rural NZ has slow internet and power cuts. With internet-based home schooling on the rise in NZ, what happens to rural families?

Dramatic dash through the flames

Phyllis Maihi and her three children made it out of their burning house without injury.

The flames were so hot it fused Phyllis Maihi and her kids' washing to the basket - and she thinks it was deliberately lit.

Dog down a drain

Police

The Foxton canine was quickly hauled to safety.

Sub-optimal service ends

Miscommunication, long wait times and having to see many different specialists were complaints of the old urology service.

Urology patients will no longer fall through the gaps as hospitals combine powers.

Pharmac rejection disappoints

Pharmac has said "no" to subsidised tampons.

Government drug-buyer will not be funding or subsidising sanitary items for women.

Screwdriver attack

Detective Andy Livingston asked anyone with information about the attack, or the identities of the potential witnesses ...

Victim manages to fend weapon-wielding attacker off in daylight attack.

Bird causes blackout

Hundreds of Kelvin Grove homes were without power, thanks to a bird.

Kelvin Grove was without power for more than 90 minutes.

Flipped car blocks traffic

Cordons were in place to divert traffic around a car crash south of Woodville.

Two people were injured in the crash, and taken to hospital.

Why baking feels so good video

Because she loves baking, Seini Pifeleti of Palmerston North, bakes brownies, cakes and biscuits for others who ask, ...

Baking is more than satisfying a sweet craving, it's providing happiness and healing too.

Two-car smash at intersection

No-one was seriously injured in a crash at the Cook and Main St intersection, but both cars needed to be towed from the ...

No-one was seriously injured in the crash.

Car careens into Cloverlea Four Square

Hari Parsad, manager of the Beer Barrel, which is across the road from Four Square, says it was just luck that nobody ...

Witnesses said car smashed into a street sign and carried it right across the road into the shop's wall.

NH90s down for Anzac Day

The air force's NH90s have been criticised for its design flaws and inability to be used in various conditions.

The effective grounding of helicopters prompts calls to change how military equipment is bought.

Instagram tips to rise to fame

Palmerston North woman Julie McEwen promotes fashion, skincare and make-up products to her 30,000 followers on Instagram.

Cyber celebs share their tips and tricks on how to get followers.

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