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Manhunt accused in court

Caleb Kovalski has appeared in the Palmerston North District Court.

The man at the centre of a Palmerston North manhunt has appeared in court.

Kovaleski surrenders to police video

Caleb Kovaleski took to Facebook on Friday morning to criticise police.

The man at the centre of a two-day manhunt will appear in court tomorrow on firearms charges after a gun was found at the scene.

'Gunman' brought to his knees video

The fugitive who sparked a days-long manhunt surrenders, kneeling as an armed offenders squad member watches over him.

Photo shows the moment man at the centre of two-day long standoff is captured by police.

Live: Manhunt resolved video

Residents waiting to return to their homes after the situation was resolved.

Residents free to return home after gunman Caleb Kovaleski surrenders to police.

Measles cases at 21

A suspected case of measles has closed another Palmerston North school

The number of confirmed cases of the measles in the MidCentral district has reached 21.

Prisoners cook, create and graduate

Whanganui Prison's catering instructor Charles Boylin and UCOL Whanganui head chef Damian Peeti are helping prisoners ...

A marae catering qualification gained by six inmates at Whanganui Prison is a first for the prison.

Boxing to support refugees a success

Hamza "Beast of the Middle East" Arafeh celebrates his victory.

A Fight For Syria event run at Palmerston North Boys' High School raised more than $8000.

Helipro owes millions

Helipro still owes millions of dollars as it battles through receivership.

A helicopter company with roots in Palmerston North is likely to leave more than $1 million in debts when its receivership is over.

Who is Caleb Peter Kovaleski?

Caleb Kovaleski has been named as the man at the centre of a Palmerston North manhunt by his adoptive father, Jim Antcliff.

The man at the centre of a Palmerston North manhunt has a troubled past, but an old friend says he's a loyal, decent man.

Toilet signs change with the times

A toilet sign at Marlborough Girls College.

Visiting the toilet is becoming less of an identity challenge for young people in Manawatu schools as signs change with the times.

The night in their cars video

Police are continuing to hunt for Caleb Kovaleski.

Police continue to hunt Caleb Kovaleski as residents who spent a cold night in their cars wake up. And the cordon remains.

Ki-o-rahi teaches strategy and teamwork

Christian Taylor of Cloverlea School gets away from the tag-reaching hand of Jonty Giesen from Waituna West School.

Thick mud just added to the enjoyment for players at the Manawatu primary and intermediate schools' ki-o-rahi tournament.

Prisoners learn life skills

Manawatu Prison design students attended their graduation at the Manawatu Prison library. Mike Saywell, director of The ...

Manawatu prisoners learn life skills and graduate from design and computing course.

Emergency housing situation 'out of control'

Social and council groups in Palmerston North are trying to come up with ways to combat homelessness.

The mayor of Palmerston North has called a meeting to discuss emergency housing in the city.

Rangitikei rates up 2.15 per cent

Rangitikei College deputy head girl Gillian Bowler interviews two students for the Rangitikei District Council's video ...

Rangitikei district's rates increase is set to be one of the lowest in the wider Manawatu region.

MidCentral DHB absorbs increased demand for services

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L-R: The old Palmerston North Hospital entrance off Heretaunga Street. ...

Increased demand for care at Palmerston North Hospital is the new norm, and MidCentral District Health Board will have to account for that. 

Cancer battler remembered

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 Aaron Rowe, a terminally ill cancer victim who died last year. The anniversary ...

It's been a year since Aaron Rowe died. The "cheeky little bugger" left a big impression.

Massey building evacuated after threat

The Registry Building at Massey University.

Building at Massey University evacuated due to threatening note.

Sand dunes 'spoil our view'

Foxton residents have complained the sand dunes block the view of the water from the carpark.

Coastal erosion threatens homes and people, but some want Foxton to level its dunes.

French culture captured gallery

Photographer Paul Robertson hangs his work at the Square Edge gallery with assistance from Soizic Legrand of Alliance ...

Photos of cobbled streets, cheese and wine allow people feel to transported back in time.

City youth bands to rock the Regent

Year 11 PNGHS musicians, Shannen Petersen and Tharushi Bowatte of Fruit Juice Parade have made it through to the ...

Three city high school rock bands will be breaking out their best vocals, riffs and rhythms in the regional Smokefree Rockquest this Friday night at the Regent on Broadway.

Golden winter a boost for farmers

Manawatu is experiencing a golden winter as part of New Zealand's warmest year on record. Farmers are finding strong ...

Farmers are benefiting from the warm winter and record high temperatures.

Some fat activists reject their own, says academic video

Katie LeBesco was a keynote speaker at a fat studies conference in Palmerston North.

Some fat activists are rejecting those who try to lose weight, says a New York academic.

Teaming up to attract migrants

Vision Manawatu and Immigration New Zealand are hoping to boost the regional economy by attracting more skilled migrant ...

Vision Manawatu and Immigration New Zealand team up to attract migrants.

Gambling machines capped

The Tararua District Council are keeping their sinking lid gambling policy for the area.

The Tararua District Council is keeping its sinking-lid gambling policy for the area, with a cap of 100 machines.

NZ's largest manga collection? video

The IPU library think they may have New Zealand's biggest collection of manga comic, which they import in bulk.

The largest mass of manga comics in New Zealand may have an unlikely home.

Plane in distress at airport

Smoke was reported in the cabin of a plane landing at Palmerston North Airport.

An aeroplane has landed safely at Palmerston North Airport after signalling it was in distress.

Towering dunes may get the chop

Foxton Beach residents say the sand dunes block the view of the water from the carpark.

Foxton's sand dunes may get cut down in size after complaints they're blocking the beach view from the carpark.

Top navy graduate from Manawatu

Midshipman Pauline Theron receives the Minister of Defence's sword from Reviewing Officer Captain David McEwan at the ...

A Palmerston North woman has received a top honour at navy graduation.

MidCentral governance shake-up

MidCentral District Health Board has had a shake up in its governance structure, to align itself to its strategic direction.

MidCentral DHB has had a reshuffle in the way it governs.

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