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

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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.

Home management workers worried

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Concerns are being raised that changes to MidCentral District Health Board's home management services will compromise workers' jobs.

Cancer Society celebrates landmark day

Cancer Society volunteer Danielle Aldridge at the Daffodil Day stall in The Plaza in Palmerston North.

The Cancer Society has been running its annual Daffodil Day appeal for 25 years.

Rates remissions for damaged properties

Manawatu farmer Jeff Shearer stands on silt-covered Rangitikei Valley Rd. This weekend's floods washed away a section of the road. Restricting access to two households futher up the road.

Rangitikei landowners will soon be able to apply for a rates remission for land affected by the June floods.

Bethany's a hit with council staff

Bethany's restuarant staff are happy to have city council staff as regulars. From left owner Reuben Leung Wai with employees Samantha Lee, Nicky Leung Wai and Win Myint Sa.

Council workers ring the praises of Bethany's Restaurant and Cafe.

Harvester would not drop tree, jury told

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The tree harvesting attachment Paul Robert Burr was using when he cut down a tree that landed on one of its employees would never release a tree from its grasp.

Pay rise for nurses

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About 1100 nurses within the MidCentral District Health Board will benefit from a bump in pay. 

Fire commander replaced

New Manawatu area commander Esitone Pauga at the Fire Station on Cook St, Palmerston North.

Manawatu's fire area commander has left for the capital.

Alleged gunman arrested

Police were led on a major chase over the weekend from Cromwell and ending in Tekapo.

Police have arrested a man after an incident in central Palmerston North.

Keeping up with the kokako

Threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki gives the keynote address at the Wildbase Recovery Conference in Palmerston North.

New Zealand's first threatened species ambassador says she would have an easier job if her fellow Kiwis cared as much about native species as they did reality television stars.

Call to help homeless youth

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A range of organisations met in Palmerston North to discuss emergency housing for young people.

Home management support reduced

David and Noeline Vickery were among those worried changes to home management services would affect the level of support they received.

Home management for some elderly will be reduced to allow more support for those with greater needs. 

More money for Wildbase

An artist's impression of the planned Wildbase Recovery centre in Palmerston North.

Fundraising for the Wildbase Recovery centre has crossed the $2.5 million mark.

Walking stick tribute to Whina Cooper

Dunedin artist Mary McFarlane beside her installation Hikoi Iti in The Attic at Wellington Museum.

Wellington Museum launches $20m revamp with installation recalling 1975 land march.

Animal control officer 'bullied'

Tararua District Council has had to contract in animal control services.

More bullying claims emerge from a former Tararua District Council employee.

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