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Tough times for rural hospital

The cracks "are ever-widening" for Tararua's Community Hospital, a manager says.

Tararua's community hospital struggles to provide care after cuts, says manager.

More games for Fitzy

Manawatu's Sean Liddicoat has been playing for the New Zealand under-20 side at the World Cup in the past week.

GOOD SPORTS: Fitzherbert Park could get a more cricket this summer.

Duo defy the odds

Vicki Walsh, who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, finished the Manawatu Striders half marathon with the ...

She was told she wouldn't run again, but despite her cancer, she crossed the finish line.

Youth given a voice

Award winners, from left, Jonathan Brandon, Craig Steed, Joanne Wilson, Remy Waldteufel-Irvine, Heather Warren, Nick ...

Palmerston North's youth-sector workers recognised for their work.

Lifetime of work destroyed

John Bramley, with his dog Moose, lost 50 years worth of woodturning work and equipment in a shed fire at his Palmerston ...

It was a shed holding half a century of his life. It was gone in minutes.

Arms Fair a hit

Yvonne Clarke all kitted up at the annual Arms Fair 2017.

Guns, bullets, knives and antique gas masks are all being shown off in Palmerston North.

Calls to tweak DHB smoking policy

Waikato DHB member Dave Macpherson wants the health board to create outdoor smoking areas within the Henry Rongomau ...

A blanket smoking ban at hospitals is putting some vulnerable patients at risk, says a health board member.

Liquorland robbed for second time

The Liquorland on College St was robbed for the second time in three months.

One of the shop attendants was hit with a wooden handle.

Three-car pile up, one injured

Police were called to a minor car crash at George St on Saturday.

A person is in hospital after three-car pile-up at a busy Palmerston North street.

Shot theory no joke

Jim Morton lost his left eye, on the right of this photo as you look at it, in a shooting incident. A Fish and Game ...

All hunters should start wearing safety glasses, says man who claims shot can ricochet off ducks.

Fed up with Foxton flooding

Wednesday morning's floods at the Blue Bell motel on SH1 in Foxton.

Frustrated residents say Foxton's stormwater system can't cope, after repeated floods.

Large rural shed fire

Fire crews were called to the blaze about 5:30am on Saturday morning.

Five crews from around the Manawatu region tackle an early morning blaze.

The great NZ data binge

The average Kiwi household's data usage is doubling almost every year watching shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The online television revolution is driving a massive surge in household internet use.

Pupils dazzle at Stage Challenge

Rangitikei College pupils perform at Stage Challenge in Palmerston North.

Hundreds of young performers dazzled at the Manawatu Stage Challenge.

Need for change outweighs fear video

Manhar Patel, the owner of Summerhays Corner Superette, wants to see harsher penalties for robbers.

They fear retribution from robbers, but dairy owners say it's important to call for change.

New Gorge damage revealed

Higgins contractors work on a fallen section of road at the Manawatu Gorge.

The Manawatu Gorge road has been closed for more than a month after several slips and a new gouge in the road was discovered.

Shoring up the Domain's banks

Work has commenced on a temporary fix for the erosion problems on the right bank of the Manawatu River where it has been ...

Ashhurst Domain work to reduce threat to a major transport link and the area's ecology.

Saying no to bullying

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Newbury School take part in Pink Shirt Day an anti bullying campaign. Lachlan ...

Children donned pink stripped socks and coloured hairspray to deliver an anti-bullying message.

Alternative to track fundraiser

Walkers pause for food and drink during the Woodville Lions Manawatu Gorge Track & Tunnel walk.

As the future of the Track and Tunnel walk is negotiated, a replacement fundraiser will take its place.

More dairy farms are selling

NZR Real Estate owner, Peter Barnett at a farm auction.

Dairy farm sales are rising as more confidence enters the industry.

Pathways project gets cash

The Horowhenua District Council has pushed forward with a proposed shared pathways projects by allocating $250,000 to it.

Horowhenua District Council allocates funding to a town-to-town cycle trail project.

Robbery arrest

The Rangiora Ave Mini Mart was robbed in 2016.

A 17-year-old is to appear in court charged over a daylight dairy robbery.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Standstill looms for capital buses

Masterton companyTranzit is the preferred bidder to take over 60 per cent of Wellington's bus services.

Commuter chaos could be on the way as Wellington's bus drivers reject pay offer from new boss and threaten to strike.

King talks about self doubt

Young people need to be equipped to face hurt and self-doubt, says Mike King.

New Zealand society needs an attitude change to fight suicide statistics, Mike King says.

Hubbard remembered for kindness

The late Graham Hubbard, in his former role as Palmerston North coroner.

Former Palmerston North coroner Graham Hubbard fades away.

Crushed by timber

Person crushed by timber.

A man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Telling war stories

Contributor Val Brannan, right, and husband Geoff read the second volume of War Stories, published by Literacy Feilding.

A new book celebrates Manawatu war heroes.

Roof alight

Emergency services were kept busy in Taihape on Thursday evening.

Firefighters rushed to a Taihape house fire on Thursday evening.

Palmerston North crash turns fatal

A man was badly hurt in a crash in Palmerston North and died shortly afterwards in hospital.

Witness says man may have had a heart attack behind the wheel.

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