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Strong growth good for Jetstar call

Strong visitor growth could be good news for Jetstar coming to Palmerston North. Head of New Zealand Grant Kerr visits the city.

Strong visitor growth could mean good news for people hoping Jetstar will land in Palmerston North.

Palmerston North RSA looks to the future

RSA members and guests at the opening of the newly re-established Palmerston North RSA. From left; RSA vice-president Graeme Newbery, organiser Joe Hollander and president George McIrvine.

The Palmerston North RSA was relaunched at its new base in the Distinction Hotel on Wednesday.

Danger to Opiki was underrated

Manawatu River flooding at Opiki, south of Palmerston North, could have been worse, warns a local farmer.

A new stretch of Manawatu River stopbank came perilously close to collapse in June's flooding.

Abuse incidents rise at Palmerston North Hospital

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Three patients are largely responsible for a surge in incidents of abuse reported by Palmerston North Hospital staff. 

Young female leaders encouraged

Massey University professor and former New Zealand women's rugby captain, Farah Palmer.

A former black fern is on a mission to encourage more young women into leadership roles.

Use te reo to check out library books

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Palmerston North library users can now use te reo to navigate the self-checkout terminals.

Mass haka proves popular video

Haka for Dawson Tamatea's Funeral Service

The international reception Palmerston North Boys' High School has received for the haka they performed for teacher Dawson Tamatea is more than anyone dreamed.

Manawatu River cleanup plan opposed

The Manawatu River near the wastewater discharge point is the subject of a reconvened commissioners' hearing on August 4.

 Proposals for cleaning up Palmerston North's wastewater discharge agreed between the city council and Horizons Regional Council will be challenged at a commissioners' hearing on Tuesday.

Plea in bath manslaughter case

Palmerston North teen Nathan Booker died after being found submerged in a bath while in respite care.

Woman says she is not guilty of killing 15-year-old Nathan Booker, who died after being found submerged in a bath.

Charity box theft astounds widow

Michele Phillips and workers at Kapiti Radiators and Tyres are shocked a memorial charity box for the business' founder Paul Phillips was stolen in a break-in on Wednesday morning.

Charity box in memory of Kapiti businessman who died from cancer stolen from his widow.

Manslaughter charge after shooting

Tyrone Gideon, 21, was shot and killed at a house in Palmerston North in May.

Man faces new charge after 21-year-old was shot in Palmerston North.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Feilding business awards in doubt

South Street West motel manager Pauline Sarjeant accepts the Feilding business awards' 2014 supreme award.

The Feilding Business Awards are fast approaching and it could be their final year.

Changes to deed

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Changes to the Manfeild Park Trust deed will give park stakeholders more power over who sits on the board.

Call for puppy-friendly volunteers

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Toni (Antnz) Burgess with Ben, her assistance dog. She's one of a few people in town who receives help from her guide dog and is looking to share the message about the importance of looking after the community and raising money for the Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust.

Life was much harder until Ben the black labrador entered Toni Burgess' life

Low numbers using te reo at tertiary level

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Only a handful of Manawatu tertiary students are choosing to submit assignments in te reo each year.

Weaving the strands at UCOL

Maureen Lambert works on her basket in flax making/Harakeke wananga at UCOL.

A group of deaf people celebrated Maori Language Week by finishing flax baskets five weeks in the making. 

Spike in thefts from cars

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The month of July has seen instances of thefts from cars skyrocket in Palmerston North.

Teen missing from Whanganui

Police are looking for Ebony Lynch-Reihana, 13.

Police have concerns for a missing thirteen year old girl.

School worker underpaid for six years

School failed to keep record of how many hours matron worked, but argued it had done little wrong.

Undersized paua sold for cash, kai

Brad James West admitted to selling shellfish - including undersized paua - to a fish'n'chip shop for cash and a feed of fried food.

Man caught selling dozens of undersized paua to a Levin fish 'n' chip shop.

Switch and save

Wellington households save hundreds by switching power companies.

Households save hundreds of dollars each year by switching power companies.

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

The oily sludge discovered in Wainui Stream on Sunday.

A man used rubbish gloves and an icecream container to "bail out" sludge from a Kapiti stream.

Top trio tour the country

Violinist Natalie Lin will be joined by two other top young musicians to perform in a national tour.

CLiK is a trio of top New Zealand chamber musicians and they are coming to Palmerston North.

Bills flood in after record rainfalls

Manawatu River in flood at Opiki in June.

The cost of repairs to stopbanks destroyed or damaged by June's floods in the Manawatu-Whanganui region have been estimated at $4.3 million.

Trial following street fight

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The man accused of causing grievous bodily harm to someone during a Shannon street fight will go on trial in 2016.

Teen admits cemetery burnouts

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A Feilding teenager has admitted to doing burnouts in the town's cemetery.

Marton man's dirty business

Pamela Rees, left, and John Mercer are part of the team behing Nappy Godmother.

Cleaning up a dirty nappy problem is the goal behind a Marton man's new venture.

Video: Powerful haka by pupils video

Haka for Dawson Tamatea's Funeral Service

A spine-tingling haka by more than 1500 boys was a powerful tribute to a much-loved teacher.

Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Bill English says the Government has been in talks with banks about troubles facing the dairy sector.

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

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