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Two sides to a conflict

Chinese university students in Palmerston North have shown their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Thefts up 14.6% in region last year

Police Theft continues to be a focus for police, with offences increasing in Manawatu by 14.6 per cent in the last financial year, according to new data.

Students itching to test-drive their new wheels

boats Feilding High School has some new wheels which are sure to impress at a bumper contest at Manfeild.

Building approvals down by 55 per cent

house building A drop in building consents in Palmerston North raises concern about the housing market, an expert says.

Marton chalks one up for community spirit

Gillian Bowler A community blackboard has been installed on Broadway as part of the Marton town centre spruce-up.

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