Pregnant woman missing

Police are searching for Christine Smith, who was last seen at Palmerston North Hospital.

 Police are searching for a pregnant woman last seen at Palmerston North Hospital.

Parents force daughter to sell

A judgment issued in the High Court in Palmerston North shows how a plan to create a profitable farm turned into an ...

The family farm was failing and they wanted out, but the sale didn't go through. So they ended up in court.

Man stabbed in Palmerston North

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Police have arrested a woman after a man was stabbed in Palmerston North, near the hospital.

Mail sorter stole parcels for drugs

Carlos Rangimarie Riwaka, 27, appeared in the Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday, having pleaded guilty to theft ...

Man who stole $1800 of parcels said he used meth to stay awake during night shifts.

Trading up a tennis ball to a building

Ross Intermediate pupils started online trading from a tennis ball, and aim to build up to a new building for Youthline. ...

Manawatu school children aim to trade a tennis ball up to a building for Youthline.

Rubbish in the recycling

Awapuni Materials Recycling Facility sorter Adrian Lucas is the first line of defence against rubbish in the recycling ...

Palmerston North people are still tossing rubbish into their recycling bins.

Ambulance staff at breaking point

St John staff are being overworked, says their union.

First it was doctors, now ambulance staff may strike amid claims they are overworked.

Vehicle spins off road north of Ashhurst

The driver of a vehicle that spun out of control north of Ashhurts on Tuesday afternoon was not injured and there were ...

A vehicle spun off the road just outside of Ashhurt on Tuesday afternoon.

Clubs reduce carbon footprint

Palmerston North Golf Club is one of several Manawatu sports groups to benefit from a scheme aimed at cutting carbon ...

Bright new lights and recycling bins are the key to saving money and keeping club grounds clean.

Murder trial begins

Craig Rippon, 57, died in November after being assaulted. Five people are to stand trial over his death.

Three adults and two youths allegedly beat a 57-year-old to death.

Tobacco tracked to driver

The Whanganui courthouse, where Severinsen-Maddren appeared on Tuesday.

More than $20,000 worth of tobacco product stolen by relief courier driver.

New life for old windows in Taihape

The Taihape Art Society's artwork on display as part of the placemaking initiative to transform Taihape's empty storefronts.

Empty store fronts along Taihape's Hautapu Street used to come along with dust, trash and a feeling of neglect.

No plea to hit and run

A man was hit by a car outside the Red Lion Inn in Whanganui while police investigated a brawl there.

Man charged with pub hit and run banned from driving and drinking while on bail.

Halloween Train screams into action

All manner of frights await those who dare take a ride on the Halloween Train.

Willing victims can have a frighteningly good time on the Esplanade train this week.

Region one of best for young home buyers

Penelope-Ann Peck, 27, has bought a house in Takaro, Palmerston North.

Manawatu/Whanganui has been named as one of the best regions for young home buyers

Siblings shoot for the smallbore stars

Sarah, David and Meaghan Reesby compete alongside each other in smallbore rifle shooting.

Three siblings say a little family competition isn't a bad thing in smallbore shooting.

Boy hurt as bike hits cow

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter at the scene of the accident, near Hunterville.

Eleven-year-old flown to hospital after injury on Rangitikei farm.

Gymnasts bring back medals

​From left, gymnasts Michelle Ngan, Alice Te Rangi and Caitlyn Leach each won a medal at the National Gymsports ...

Three Manawatu teens have medalled at the 2016 National Gymsports Championships in Invercargill.

'Trying her best to be uncontactable'

Shannon McKenna, Hayley McKenna, Lisa Henare and Lillian Kane are just some of the Eketahuna pub staff incorrectly paid ...

Company behind Tararua town's only pub ordered to pay former staff $30,000 - but owner can't be found.

Social workers set to deal with begging

Beggars to be introduced to other lifestyles.

Palmerston North social workers will begin to tackle the city's begging problem this week.

Globe series to finish on a high

Leading Kiwi pianist Ludwig Treviranus provides the finale for the 2016 Globe Sunday Matinee concert series.

Leading NZ pianist Ludwig Treviranus brings to a close the first year of the Globe Sunday Matinee concert series

Hit-and-run court appearance

Police were investigating a brawl outside the Red Lion Inn when a man was hit by a car.

Man appears in court after allegedly using car as a weapon against someone after pub brawl.

Annual summer concert series needs musos

Three members of the four-piece band, The Bing Turkby Ensemble playing during the Sounds of Summer 2016,  from left; ...

The call has gone out for local musical participants in the annual Sounds of Summer concert series.

Duo pay tribute to tenor Mario Lanza

Lindsay Perigo, broadcaster and author has written a biography of singing great, Mario Lanza.

Karl Perigo and his uncle, well-known broadcaster Lindsay, perform together in Operatunity's homage to Mario Lanza

Paul Ubana Jones returns

Paul Ubana Jones returns to entertain at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club.

Paul Ubana Jones is back to perform at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club

Bike built for three helps wind back the clock

Olive Tree residents Betsy Bruere and Helen Holterman with Dorthe Pedersen from Cycling Without Age, and pilot Mike ...

Cycling Without Age introduced to Palmerston North recently, is a new concept in companionship for elderly people, and helps them rediscover the joys of bike riding.

Business with $1 reserve cleans up

Chris Scott says he wants the market to determine what his cleaning product business is worth.

A cleaning product business listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve has hit $36,700.

Blind bowls in Feilding

Sarah Welsh from the Counties Manukau bowls club takes part in the womens' singles competition at the 63rd national ...

Feilding hosted the 63rd blind and visually impaired national indoor bowls championships.

Celebrating 60 years of markets

Abbe Watson demonstrates some of the skills she has aquired at Zero Gravity Cheerleaders at the Lions market day, ...

Palmerston North's community has seen 60 years of knick-knacks, trinkets, clothing and crafts.

Feilding, beautiful and diverse

A multicultural morning tea was held in Feilding to celebrate New Zealand's ethnic diversity. From left; Jessica Yap, ...

Feilding ethnic groups gathered over a cup of tea and cake to celebrate diversity in the town.

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