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A slushy success

There's been plenty of water on the ice rink's surface.

Water on Palmerston North's ice rink doesn't put off thousands of skaters.

Copycat inmates increase threats

Manawatu Prison has been on the receiving end of 12 bomb threats in the past five years.

Manawatu Prison received the highest amount of bomb threats out of any prison.

Weevil welcomed by pest group

Bulls farmer Alistair Robertson is part of the Rangitikei Horsetail Group looking to control the weed in Rangitikei.

A Rangitikei pest group has been granted $174,000 to mass-rear weevils.

Tararua to learn from Edgecumbe

Houses on College St, Edgecumbe which were hit hard by flooding.

Tararua District Council's chief executive's time in Edgecumbe a valuable lesson.

Free al fresco films

Frozen proved popular on the big screen in The Square.

Two free winter-themed flicks will screen in The Square, complemeting the ice rink.

Work begins on large slip video

Work began on the larger of the two slips in the Manawatu Gorge, on Thursday.

Work has finally begun to clear the large slip blocking the Manawatu Gorge, four days after it came down.

Goodies for women

At an earlier Women's Expo, Sara Noaro, right, from Gorgeous, a fashion shop in Shannon, shows a dress to Amy Cousins ...

More than 140 stalls to tempt women shoppers and some men, at the women's expo.

Safer roads and footpaths

The Longburn Shared Pathway was opened in 2015. Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith, left, and Minister of Transport ...

These items top the wishlist heading for projects around Palmerston North.

Off the top of my dome

The aurora at Lake Rotoiti on April 23, captured by Nelson photographer Terry Urban.

Celestial bodies will soon be visible from Palmerston North once more.

Dog bites cop

A pit bull dog has been hidden by its owner after it attacked a police officer.

A pit bull is in hiding after it chomped into a police officer's arm.

Saddle Rd truck fire

Motorists should expect delays on Saddle Rd after a truck and trailer unit broke down.

Driver escapes with minor injuries as break-down causes delays.

Mayor challenges Government

Horowhenua councillor Ross Campbell is accused by other councilors of breaching the code of conduct.

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen doesn't trust his deputy mayor, but can't get rid of him.

Gorge closure costs mount video

Saddle Rd is being upgraded to make it a quicker and safer alternative route to the Manawatu Gorge.

Engineers are assessing a large slip in the Manawatu Gorge to see when it is safe to start clearing.

Daughters seek closure from tragedy

Beryl Donovan holds a photo of her parents, Lance and Dorothy Redman, on their wedding day in 1943, before Lance died in ...

Their father gave his life to save others at Tangiwai - NZ's worst ever rail disaster.

Fire in storage building

The Whanganui fire service is being kept busy on Wednesday night.

An electrical fire has broken out in a commercial building in Whanganui.

Fighting youths

Three people were taken into custody on the Church St side of The Square, after fighting among groups of young people.

Police was called to intervene after a group of young people began fighting at a busy shopping centre.

Events centre arises from club's demise

Former Rangitikei Club members can get together at the Feilding Events Centre on Fridays courtesy of their former manager.

The Feilding Events Centre will host former Rangitikei Club members.  

Still in business video

Rhys Punler, left, and Rebecca Algie want people to know they're still open.

Gorge closure will hit the hip pocket hard, but they're still open.

Hester keeps apron on

Lee Davis, left, with Hester Guy. Davis has bought HG Catering from Guy, but has hired Guy as a consultant.

Hester Guy has sold HG Catering but will lend her culinary skills to the new owner.

Injured woman in hospital

An elderly woman was hit by a motorcycle at the intersection of High and Swinburn streets in Dannevirke on Tuesday night.

Elderly woman hit by motorbike is in a stable condition in hospital.

Dialysis opens in Levin

Pat Hepi receives dialysis treatment at Horowhenua Health Centre.

Patients can now walk to appointments instead of a 40-minute drive to Palmerston North.

Western Front tunnelling visit

In the lead-up to the Western Front Anzac Day commemorations, Corporal Tainui Woodmass visits a sculpture at Arras, ...

Shannon man travels to other side of the world to remember the fallen.

Suspicious car fire under investigation

Early morning car fire being treated as suspicious.

Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire, which was burning right next to a house.

Dead and injured workers commemorated

Union organiser John Shennan speaks during last year's Workers' Memorial Day service.

Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 at the Palmerston North Workers' Memorial will pay tribute to union organiser Helen Kelly.

Young and old lay wreaths in Ashhurst video

People prepare to lay wreaths at an Anzac Day service in Ashhurst.

Girl Guides were among the hundreds who turned out in Ashhurst for Anzac Day.

Manawatu Gorge could be closed for weeks

About 3,500 cubic metres of earth is blocking the Woodville end of State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge.

Manawatu Gorge set for another long closure after two slips block lanes.

Reflections at Feilding service video

Kayden Bremner places a poppy on the plaque for Tim O'Donnell at the Feilding cenotaph.

"What's the worst thing I saw? Death."

Feeling the burn

Rob Kent feels the burn at the 2016 Palmerston North heat of the NZ Chilli Eating Champs. He is returning to defend his ...

Hot food fanatics prepare their guts for the spiciest competition in the land.

Mates lost while out on patrol

Clyde Wellington was 16 when he joined the army.

Joining the army at 16, Clyde Wellington had no idea what was in store for him.

Urban design about places for people

Upgrades for the Cuba St portion from George St to Bourke St.

Under the radar: People's responses to places are at the heart of urban design goals.

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