Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

Central Pulse netballer's 18-month-old boy has died in Otaki after falling into a pond.

Fonterra job cuts plan confirmed

Fonterra workers file into a staff meeting held in the Salvation Army Hall in Hamilton.

Fonterra confirms that massive jobs cuts are underway after a series of leaks about staff meetings across the country.

Women bring something new

Alicia Craig teaches computing at her old school Palmerston North Girls High to encourage other girls to think about a career in computing.

Alicia Craig is on a mission to get more girls into the male-dominated industry of computer science.

Outrage at body move 'betrayal'

Even the judge is unhappy with the punishment for a teen who moved his friend's body into the driver's seat of a car to take the blame for a crash.

Highbury's dark past is history

Heart, unity, safety and whanau may not be what first comes to mind when one thinks of Highbury, Palmerston North's troubled western suburb.

Dairy prices tumble again

Dairy prices fell another 5.9 per cent on Wednesday night.

Worried farmers 'beyond words' after eighth consecutive fall in Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Sheep industry celebrates its best

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

Store front smashed

St John ambulance were called out to a crash at a Palmerston North pharmacy.

Emergency services were called out, after a driver failed to brake, crashing into a Botanical Rd pharmacy in Palmerston North.

Jetstar looks at Palmerston North

Jetstar New Zealand Head Grant Kerr visits Palmerston North.

Jetstar head says interaction with Palmerston North business people 'fantastic'

Internet issues documented

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The Rangitikei District Council wants residents to say what they want from their internet to back up its broadband funding bid.

Fatal crash driver sentenced

Police pull up the vehicle from down a bank following a fatal car crash on Tennant Drive, near Massey University in Palmerston North.

The driver who crashed a car down a bank, killing his friend, has been sentenced to four months' home detention.

New institute for Massey

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Massey University has launched a new institute for Food Science and Technology.

A sick collection of pets

A pig found on the property of Lawrence and Ronald Ward. One pig died on the property, while others had to be euthanised.

Two brothers have been called "animal hoarders" and compared to crazy cat ladies.

Commuters celebrate trains rescue

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Capital Connection stays (for another 2 years at least).

The Capital Connection has been saved for another three years.

Allsorts of success for Levin company

RJ's Licorice is enjoying the sweet taste of success with its allsorts.

A Horowhenua confectionery company is enjoying the sweet taste of success after the demise of Pascall allsorts.

NZ Transport Agency chooses which roads to support

The lower section of James Line misses out on a roading subsidy again.

The Manawatu-Whanganui region will benefit from a $450 million investment in roads, cycleways, bridges and public transport during the next three years.

Car registration overcharge glitch

The cost of car registration goes down from July 1 for most people, but not for some.

From July 1 the cost of car registration will go down for many people, but ACC says it has overcharged 9000 people.

Self-defence school opening

Australia based self defence trainer Iman Eslamizadeh, left, and Donovan Ryan, managing director of the NZ Self Defence Academy.

Palmerston North residents can learn how to defend themselves against attackers with a free self defence lesson. 

DHB pays tribute to Orzecki

MidCentral DHB member and Manawhenua Hauora chair Richard Orzecki died last month.

MidCentral District Health Board members have paid tribute to their late member Richard Orzecki with a moment's silence.

Free GP visits for under 13s

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Children in Manawatu will have complete free access to doctors, even after hours, from Wednesday.

Job losses impact raised

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A Manawatu business owner has questioned a proposal that could see frozen meals shipped in to Palmerston North Hospital, along with job losses.

Rates for some will be reduced

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Residents in hardship after slips and floods will be able to apply for rates relief.

Craving leads to jailhouse stabbing

One Manawatu Prison inmate stabbed another with a metal pole.

A jailhouse scrap over nicotine replacements sees one prisoner stab another with a metal pole.

Let's go down to the river

Waitoetoe Park in Palmerston North could look a bit like this when areas by the Manawatu River are redesigned.

The Manawatu River can be both eye-catching and dangerous, and there are plans to make it easier for people to access.

Scars from bottle assault

A man nearly had his ear cut off and will have scars on his face for life after being attacked by someone armed with a bottle.

Driftwood plunderers be warned

Post-flood Kapiti Coast beaches are being picked clean of driftwood in breach of council by-laws.

Warning over driftwood as logs towed away by the tractorload

'Not the best for local schools'

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Closing the National Library Palmerston North branch could put the quality of educational resources at risk, says expert.

Paramedics failed dying baby

A coroner has found that St John paramedics failed to adequately monitor a premature baby.

St John admits paramedics failed to adequately monitor a premature baby who died.

Digger driver's flood escape video

Keven Roberts escaped from a digger during floods by tying a line around himself so he didn't get swept away by the floodwaters.

A man narrowly escaped when the road collapsed beneath the digger he was working in.

Online voting still favoured despite extra costs

Palmerston North could lead the change to online voting in council elections.

Palmerston North could be one of the test sites for online voting in the 2016 local government elections despite city council staff concerns about the cost and complexity of the trial.

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