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AOS callout

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A firearms incident has sparked an Armed Offenders Squad callout in Dannevirke.

Lock your bike to a key

Lock your bike here - Palmerston North's latest bike stands are in the form of keys and padlocks.

Bike stands that look like padlocks and keys have been installed in Palmerston North's Square.

Students question their world

Samara Southcombe (12) talks through her hypothesis with judge Alison McRae at the Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School science and technology fair.

More than 700 children showed off their inventions at the local science and technology fair.

Ratepayers could face $4m bill

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Flooding in the central North Island from Palmerston North to Marton. 
A house just outside Feilding flooded, the owners were evacuated earlier in the morning.

Rangitikei rate payers could be left holding a $4million clean up bill after the June flood.

Schools kapa haka festival

Savannah O'Neil performs a poi demonstration with Roslyn School at Te Pae Tamariki kapa haka festival at Regent on Broadway.

Hundreds of schoolchildren have got behind this year's kapa haka festival, Te Pai Tamariki.

Building consents surge ahead

Crest Hospital's new specialist building at Carroll St site has contributed to Palmerston North's commercial building boom. Chief executive Lorna Grove, specialist centre manager Gayle Parlane and operations manager Stuart Johansen mark its opening.

The building sector in Palmerston North is experiencing strong growth with the value of consents for the year ending in June.

Cliff upgrade costs increase

The project to turn the Anzac Cliffs into hill is expected to resume in the spring.

Work to turn Palmerston North's landmark Anzac Cliffs into a gentle hill will be able to start about a month after summer flows return to the Manawatu River.

Councillor's resignation surprises

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Five-term Eketahuna based councillor Warren Davidson has resigned, claiming cases of bullying and abuse.

Kura kids share thoughts on language week video

Te Rito kura students, from left, Mangaia Pasene-Hughes, Iriaka Pasene-Grennell, Marara Metekingi, Manihera Tehei and Niwareka Kiriona.

Kids who started life in te reo share thoughts in language week.

Pre-wedding cognacs and burnouts

The groom was handed a $1000 fine and disqualified from driving for a year.

Common sense went out the window ahead of the big day, landing the groom in court.

Fire safety taught in te reo Maori video

The fire service's maori liason officer Te Aorangi Harrington speaks children to Ngati Hineaute about fire safety as part of maori language week.

L-R Te Aorangi Harrington and Nevaeh Daniels-Campbell, 2.

Fire safety lessons delivered in te reo Maori.

Sportsman's Bar robbed

Police at Sportsman Bar in Featherston St following an aggravated robbery

A woman has been robbed at gunpoint in a Palmerston North bar.

Victim's ashes appear in court

Tyrone Gideon, 21, who was shot and killed at a house in Bradford Pl, Palmerston North in May.

Tyrone Gideon's ashes were at the appearance of man accused of his manslaughter.

Councillor claims bullying, resigns

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

A long-term Tararua District councillor has resigned after claiming he had been bullied and abused.

Strong growth good for Jetstar call

Strong visitor growth could be good news for Jetstar coming to Palmerston North. Head of New Zealand Grant Kerr visits the city.

Strong visitor growth could mean good news for people hoping Jetstar will land in Palmerston North.

Arson-hit recyclers' build begins

Pahiatua Recycling Centre was the victim of an arson attack in June 2014.

Work is under way at Pahiatua's recycling centre, more than a year after it was hit by arson.

Palmerston North RSA looks to the future

RSA members and guests at the opening of the newly re-established Palmerston North RSA. From left; RSA vice-president Graeme Newbery, organiser Joe Hollander and president George McIrvine.

The Palmerston North RSA was relaunched at its new base in the Distinction Hotel on Wednesday.

Feilding thrower closer to dream

Jack Lewer suffers from Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome and competes in both shot put and discus.

Feilding teenager Jack Lewer dreams of putting on a black singlet and representing New Zealand at the Paralympics.

Danger to Opiki was underrated

Manawatu River flooding at Opiki, south of Palmerston North, could have been worse, warns a local farmer.

A new stretch of Manawatu River stopbank came perilously close to collapse in June's flooding.

Abuse incidents rise at Palmerston North Hospital

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Three patients are largely responsible for a surge in incidents of abuse reported by Palmerston North Hospital staff. 

Young female leaders encouraged

Massey University professor and former New Zealand women's rugby captain, Farah Palmer.

A former black fern is on a mission to encourage more young women into leadership roles.

Use te reo to check out library books

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Palmerston North library users can now use te reo to navigate the self-checkout terminals.

Mass haka proves popular video

Haka for Dawson Tamatea's Funeral Service

The international reception Palmerston North Boys' High School has received for the haka they performed for teacher Dawson Tamatea is more than anyone dreamed.

Manawatu River cleanup plan opposed

The Manawatu River near the wastewater discharge point is the subject of a reconvened commissioners' hearing on August 4.

 Proposals for cleaning up Palmerston North's wastewater discharge agreed between the city council and Horizons Regional Council will be challenged at a commissioners' hearing on Tuesday.

Plea in bath manslaughter case

Palmerston North teen Nathan Booker died after being found submerged in a bath while in respite care.

Woman says she is not guilty of killing 15-year-old Nathan Booker, who died after being found submerged in a bath.

Charity box theft astounds widow

Michele Phillips and workers at Kapiti Radiators and Tyres are shocked a memorial charity box for the business' founder Paul Phillips was stolen in a break-in on Wednesday morning.

Charity box in memory of Kapiti businessman who died from cancer stolen from his widow.

Manslaughter charge after shooting

Tyrone Gideon, 21, was shot and killed at a house in Palmerston North in May.

Man faces new charge after 21-year-old was shot in Palmerston North.

Still mucking in after 24 years

Kitchener Park curator Gavin Scott has been working at the park for 24 years. He grows native plants at his home nursery before they are planted in the forest. Photo: CAROLINE BROWN/FAIRFAX NZ

After falling in love with the forest 24 years ago, Kitchener Park curator Gavin Scott says it is still his passion.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Feilding business awards in doubt

South Street West motel manager Pauline Sarjeant accepts the Feilding business awards' 2014 supreme award.

The Feilding Business Awards are fast approaching and it could be their final year.

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