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12 people trapped in lift

A group of people were trapped in the Palmerston North city Library lift on Wednesday evening.

Twelve people were stuck in the Palmerston North City library lift for 15 minutes.

Mountain climb for charity video

Corporal Matt Keen packing to leave for Africa where he is planning to climb Mt Kilimanjaro to assist the Missing Wingman Trust charity.

Matt Keen is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for a charity close to his heart.

Talking about wholefood

Bloggers Julia and Libby Matthews are in Palmerston North to promote their new cookbook.

Cookbook authors, Julia and Libby are talking about health and wellbeing in their Palmerston North tour.

MidCentral's diversity challenge

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New Zealand European people dominate the MidCentral District Health Board workforce, but the organisation is attempting to address what it calls a "complex issue".

Property values steadily rise

Property values have continued their steady climb in Palmerston North, but are booming in nearby Wellington.

The Palmerston North housing market is showing signs the city is about to become hot property once again.

Manawatu revs up for NZ Grand Prix

The Toyota Racing Series cars boom away off the grid at the 2015 NZ Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild.

As the engines rev at the New Zealand Grand Prix this weekend, the motorsport fans being drawn to the region are expected to keep the Manawatu local economy ticking over.

Military links strengthened

The 28th Maori Battalion Hall In Cuba St could become home to a military museum.

Moves to mark the 100 years since the homecoming of New Zealand's last troops from WW1 proposed.

Tourism blamed for impact on environment

Cattle seen in Canterbury's Lake Taylor has prompted debate on stock in waterways.

Impacts on the environment are not limited to farming, with tourism playing a part too.

Library users views sought

Palmerston North residents are being asked to consider whether it is absolutely clear how to get into the City Library.

Palmerston North Library in line for $4.5 million worth of improvements.

Unattended rubbish fire causes damage

A motorhome was burnt out in a fire at the corner of Tremaine Ave and Midhurst St in Palmerston North.

A scrub fire that destroyed a motorhome and a horse float started by unattended fire.

Beggars on council hit-list

A beggar sits in the Square by Bruce Watt Photography. The city council is looking for ways to get beggars off the streets.

Council looks to regulate beggars with a bylaw after the gentle approach doesn't work.

Switching up cans for clothes

Methodist Social Services workshop manager Cinderella Maxim prepares for the Cans for Clothes event this weekend.

Palmerston North people can pad out their wardrobes for the price of a bag of food.

Car crashes into ANZ Bank

A car has clipped the ANZ Bank in Pahiatua.

Two car accidents occurred in Pahiatua on Wednesday morning.

This is the face of the sea thing

The face of the mystery creature.

Intriguing remains of a sea creature found bobbing in surf have been identified.

Cheap supermarket booze hurting business for bars

Bar owners want a minimum price for alcohol.

Manawatu bar owners are supporting a call to set a minimum price for alcohol.

A life on paper

James Robinson is an artist interested in the psychology  of his practice.

Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Police chase ends in crash

Close up of the police car shot during a chase in Manurewa.

A short police chase in Feilding has resulted in a vehicle crashing into a power pole.

Whanganui's 'h' debate gets schooled

Victorian government promises on Gonski school funding are not in the bag.

There is nothing that irks teachers more than bad spelling.

Housing needed for youth

Amy Viles, who researched youth homelessness in Palmerston North with Liv Douglas, is urging the city council to act on their findings.

Social work student pleads for action to provide housing for homeless young people.

Donations pour in

A tree at the Kiwiburn festival fell on one tent (not pictured), knocking over and injuring the occupant. The tree narrowly missed a row of other tents.

Support shown for woman hit by tree at festival.

Memorial site for crash victim

Flowers and a Te Kawau rugby shirt were left at the site where Carl Amey died in a car crash on Saturday, February 6.

Flowers and a rugby uniform have been left at the site of a fatal car crash.

Sky Tower Challenge beckons

Feilding volunteer firefighters set to take part in the Sky Tower challenge, from left, Paula Phillipson, Nathan Walls, Geoff Bates, Josh Bish and Brendon Allen.

Seven Feilding volunteer fire fighters will take part in the Sky Tower Challenge this May.

Prison investigations ongoing

Dolphy Kohu was found in an unresponsive state at Whanganui Prison and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prisoner seriously assaulted in prison out of hospital, but no arrests made.

Child 'left in car overnight'

The woman, who appeared in the Whanganui District Court, allegedly left a baby in a car overnight.

Police say a mother failed to tell them she had a baby in her car when they removed her to stop her driving.

Manslaughter not murder

Massey University student Virginia Ford was killed in March 2015 by Jesse John Stuart Ferris-Bromley.

Virginia Rose Ford was bashed so hard by her partner Jesse Ferris-Bromley she suffered fractured ribs and a brain haemorrhage before he killed her.

Can you fly if your name is wrong? video

Danielle Tanner Bingham and her mother Anne-Marie Bingham spent two weeks trying to contact Tripsta after it got Danielle's name wrong on her plane tickets.

Danielle Tanner Bingham thought she had a bargain when she booked tickets on Tripsta.

10-year-old sells toys to raise money for charity video

Matilda Brown (10) from Te Horo, with Freddie the goat at Zippity Zoo in Manakau. Matilda is helping to raise money for kids with cancer. The zoo is hosting a fundraiser to help.

Matilda Brown, 10, wanted to help a cancer fundraiser by selling her toys.

Police pursuit near Shannon

Nelson police are responding to an incident near Nelson Airport.

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit near Shannon.

Burmese children learn their language

Manawatu Burmese Community Group prepares for the second year of mother language classes for children.

More than 10,000km from home, Burmese children are learning their native language in NZ.

Bridge site sought

The Manawatu Riverside pathway at Dittmer Drive could soon be linked by bridge to a companion path on the opposite bank.

Work is close to beginning on a pathway from Palmerston North's Fitzherbert Bridge to Linton Military Camp.

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