Jetstar to announce new destinations

Jetstar NZ head Grant Kerr during his visit to Invercargill on Wednesday. Jetstar is looking at four new regional centres to fly out of.

Jetstar will announce whether they will begin flying to Invercargill as part of four new regional destinations on Monday.

Wairarapa shaken by 4.4 quake

A 4-4-magnitude quake was centred near Eketahuna

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake near Eketahuna has rattled the lower North Island.

Earthquake near Eketahuna

Upper South Island and Wellington rattled by quake.

Parts of the lower North Island have been rattled by an earthquake.

Dancesport fun for all ages

Kirsty Hamilton and Brian Fitzgerald at Dancesport Spectacular.

A competition drew more than 400 dancers to Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Getting ready for the RWC

The Daily pub in Palmerston North will be open for late games during the Rugby World Cup.

With late RWC hours becoming law, bar owners say they will open if there is demand.

Milner-Skudder a rare Manawatu World Cup selection

Manawatu's latest World Cup player, Nehe Milner-Skudder.

Nehe Milner-Skudder is the first Manawatu All Black named in an originally-selected Rugby World Cup squad.

Manawatu / Whanganui among best builders

13082015 Newsphoto. SUPPLIED/FAIRFAX NZ. Broswick Builders' Devonport work won the Gold Award Mitre 10 Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000. Homes across the North Shore took several gold, silver, bronze and category awards at the 2015 Auckland House of the Year awards. 13-NST-awardsE.

Builders from around the region are in line for top honours in the building industry.

New ultrasound for Horowhenua

Cancer survival rates in England and Wales have doubled since the 1970s.

Enhanced medical imaging service for Horowhenua residents.

The Koha Shed goes national

Tui Kaihau (L) and Te Ara Popata, co-ordinators of The Koha Shed with donated items for distribution.

Arranging free stuff for the needy is proving hectic for a group of Palmerston North women.

Native bat under threat

A short-tailed bat covered in purple after pollinating New Zealand fuchsia flowers in Fiordland.

New Zealand's only native land-based mammal is under threat from logging and predators like cats, stoats and possums.

Review of palliative care welcomed

Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North.

A Government review of palliative care has been welcomed.

Wheelchair design a winner

Kevin Halsall's award-winning wheelchair.

An Otaki man has won an innovation contest by designing a life-changing wheelchair.

The biggest garage sale in town

Taylor Field, 8, from Aokautere School  serves up some cakes at the school's well-attended garage sale.

Hundreds of people packed out the Aokaotere School garage sale on Saturday morning.

Lake cleanup opposed

Lake Horowhenua trustee Charles Rudd on the shore of the waterway in 2013.

Three members of the Lake Horowhenua Trust are opposing the latest steps to improve the health of Lake Horowhenua.

Store offers fresh start

Karen McIntyre, Ruby Hutton 4, and Page Hopcroft grabbed some bargains at the opening of Women's Refuge's Kowhai Tree.

The ribbon's cut and the shopping begins as Women's Refuge's Kowhai Tree community store. 

Two motorists attacked

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Three men attacked one motorist, who had a flat tyre, then attacked another who stopped to help.

Long road for refugees

Bhutanese refugees, from left, Nanda, Nanu and Namit Pradhan, 4, working in the vegetable garden of their new home in Palmerston North.

Nanda Pradhan lived in a refugee camp for 22 years before arriving in New Zealand.

Unemployment rate 'unacceptable'

Joblessness in Manawatu / Whanganui is a persistent problem.

The unemployment rate across the Manawatu/Whanganui region is unacceptably high, say politicians from both sides of the political divide.

$2.8 million roading project beings

The intersection of Rangitikei Street and Tremaine Avenue is about to get a make-over.

One of Palmerston North's busiest intersections is in for an upgrade.

Woman rips off imprisoned father

Court judge's gavel.

While her father was serving time for abusing a child, she was fleecing him of his life savings.

Ceremony for student stars

Addi Sawyer, 13 (right) receiving her Blue Badge with fellow Palmerston North Intermediate Normal students.

Palmerston North Intermediate Normal has recognised excellence among their pupils.

Getting more out of meat

Nathan Guy, minister for Primary Industries makes an  economic announcement at the saleyards in Feilding, Manawatu.

Nathan Guy launches new initiative for sheep and beef farms.

Car break-ins down

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The number of cars broken into in Palmerston North has fallen significantly, say police.

Call for support in Ashhurst

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Neighbourhood Support are looking for new recruits in Ashhurst.

Valentine's Day bashing a lie - witness

A Palmerston North woman says she lied about Issac Stevens assaulting her because he had cheated on her.

A Valentine's Day attack was made up to get back at a cheating ex, the alleged victim says.

Illness delays trial field trip

Paul Burr is accused of manslaughter over the death of 20-year-old Lincoln Kidd in a forestry incident

A sick juror has pushed back a planned day out for the jury in the trial of Paul Burr, the man accused of Lincoln Kidd's manslaughter

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

Resident in hospital after fire

Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire in Whanganui.

One person has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a house fire.

Makos make Turbos pay for errors at Blenheim

Tasman Makos flanker Peter Samu on his way to scoring a try midway through the second half during the win over the Manawatu Turbos.

Manawatu sank to their third loss in three outings in 41-21 loss to Tasman in NPC rugby clash at Blenheim.

Crash near Longburn

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One person has been taken to hospital after a car and truck collided near Longburn in Manawatu.

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