Council told not to tidy station


Rangitikei District Council told they would be trespassed if they attempted to tidy Marton train station.

Christmas magic is back

631752093 Zoe Robinson, 8 months, left, and Ayla Osborne, 6 months, attend the Magic of Christmas Night Market at the Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North.

The Magic of Christmas Night Market is back, with Christmas knick-knacks and a record number of stalls.

Cars, van collide in Bulls

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Two cars and a van collided at an intersection in Bulls on Tuesday evening.

Passport fraud admitted

Michael Farley has pleaded guilty to  cutting of his home detention anklet and obtaining a false passport, which he used to flee to Canada.

Michael Farley used a false passport to escape a possible prison term, but still ended up behind bars in his new home.

Esplanade stoats trapped and killed

Stoats have been trapped at the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North.

Stoat control catching success at Victoria Esplanade.

Trouble for fake sickies

Edwina Ormsby did not want to attend hearings at the Palmerston North Courhouse, so faked medical certificates to make excuses.

The medical practitioners who said the woman was not fit to make it to court did not even exist, court hears.

Fireworks sunset clause sought

The annual Fireworks Over The River  was held at Anzac Park, across the Manawatu River. Private displays weeks after Guy Fawkes are not so welcome.

City councillors want to crack down on private fireworks displays happening weeks after Guy Fawkes.

Fish and Game 'throw their toys'

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Tararua councillor John Barrow said he was "uneasy" with the consultation with Fish and Game

Horizons bus app launched

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Horizons new bus app getting tested by Rachel Keedwell , Horizon's councilor .

A new bus app will tell Palmerston North users the easiest way to plan their journey.

Victims recorded at scene

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Constable Jesse Singh with an I-Phone 6 plus that will be used to record video in domestic abuse cases.

Palmerston North police trialling recording statements at the scene of family violence incidents.

Smith set to return home

Simon Smith was transferred to Hutt Hospital on Monday as his burns continue to heal.

Badly burnt Palmerston North stockcar driver Simon Smith expects to be home by the end of the week.

Young foodies get creative

Ray Su opens his ginger beer bottle to an expectant audience including mayor Margaret Kouvelis, after learning how to make ginger beer through a technology programme at Feilding Intermediate School.

Feilding Intermediate School pupils are Masterchefs in the making, as they learn about food engineering.

Spate of bin fires

Rubbish bin fires.

Five rubbish bins set on fire in the early hours of the morning.

Pirate ship to put imagination into education

Connor McLoughlin, 6, plays the pirate in the ship built by his father.

Tiny tykes in Manawatu will be shining up their swords and donning eye patches.

Politicians hit back at report

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A new report, which ranks politicians on how they performed in 2015, is released showing low scores for Manawatu's politicians.

Countdown decisions appealed

Hopes are revived that Palmerston North will get another Countdown supermarket like this one planned for Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua.

Hopes for a Countdown supermarket in Awapuni remain after an appeal from Progressive.

'Christmas kick-off week'

The Palmerston North City Council Christmas tree is put up in The Square, and getting lost in his work is Michael Jope.

Palmerston North residents will don Santa suits and run around The Square on Thursday for KidsCan charity.

Gold card no go in Horowhenua

The Super Gold Card for over-65s has no benefits for public transport in Horowhenua.

The SuperGold card gives over-65s access to free off-peak transport, except when there are no services.

Awapuni plans $8 million makeover

Plans are afoot to lift the Awapuni race course to one of the country's top four racing venues.

Palmerston North's Awapuni racecourse is set to become one of New Zealand's big four racing centres, with an $8 million development planned.

Hostel fire investigated by police

A fire broke out at Blair Tennant Hostel  on Fitzherbert Ave opposite the Copthorne Hotel.

Fire at the old Blair Tennant Hostel fire believed to be deliberately lit.

Man rescued in fire 'very lucky'

A fire in Whanganui saw a man rescued by the fire service.

No batteries in smoke alarm at house fire in Whanganui.

Prison for face slashing

A Palmerston North man was on the phone to emergency services when Aaron Masling attacked him with a beer bottle.

Jail for man who severed part of a man's ear in a vicious broken bottle attack.

New wheels for Pahiatua

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Bob Dresser, Chairman of the newly formed Dannevirke Community Vehicle Trust with the car that will provide public transport in Dannevirke and the wider community.

Pahiatua could be getting a new set of wheels, in the form of a community vehicle.

Stream shines silver

Horizons environment committee chairwoman Colleen Sheldon receives an award from Morgan Foundation general manager Geoff Simmons.

The Mangapapa Stream near Woodville has been recognised as the second most improved waterway for dissolved inorganic nitrogen.

Carless day grounds councillor

Palmerston North City Councillor Rachel Bowen.

Carless day grounds city councillor, breaks her elbow.

Child basher in denial

Peter Ross Moran remains in prison for inflicting serious injuries on a toddler, and denies he did anything wrong.

A man who lashed out at a toddler, causing half his brain to die, continues to deny involvement.

Affco workers' future brighter

The court decided the lockout of workers across the North Island earlier this year was illegal.

Feilding meatworkers will head to the plant on their old contractual conditions.

Manawatu Masterbuilders come up trumps

Manawatu Registered Masterbuilders 2015 national category House of the Year winners, from left, Durham Mossman of Mossman Construction, Justin Green from Alteration Specialists with Craig and Denis Arnott of Arnott & Arnott

Three Manawatu building firms have hit the jackpot.

PhD mum juggles study, life and kids video

Carole Ann Fernandez, seated in centre, with members of her family.

A solo-mum's journey: "It's about role-modelling for your children."

Three ATMs set on fire

A Kiwibank ATM was among those set alight by the young man.

Young man arrested after admitting setting fire to ATMs in Whanganui shopping centre.

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