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Aircraft training over city

NH-90 helicopters are among the aircraft conducting night exercises above Palmerston North this week.

The Defence Force is conducting helicopter training in the skies above and around Palmerston North this week.

Parkour fundraiser in city video

Parkour practitioners, from left, Geoff Proctor, Steve Proctor, Phillip Prinsloo, Reagan Judd and Jonathan Saunders during a training session in Palmerston North.

Awareness of parkour to be raised at fundraising event in Palmerston North

Dairy prices hit five-year low

A screen from the GlobalDairyTrade auction website showing recent trends.

Prices have continued to fall at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Curtains up on city curtain bank

Beth Jukes and Denise Beach at the Red Cross Curtain Bank in Palmerston North.

Winter is coming, and the Red Cross Curtain Bank has opened its doors again.

Poison bags found in drains

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Empty bags labelled as poisonous has been found in drains around Rongotea.

Want 70-year marriage? Break a leg

Molly and Harrie Keene set to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.

"We've had no extreme world events to live through. That molds people's characters."

Horizons plays safe with subsidies

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Companion driver services will remain locked out of a mobility transport susbsidy scheme in the Horizons region.

Artists wanted for stumps

Once treed, now stumped, Palmerston North's Broadway Ave needs an artistic solution to the tree trunks left behind after February's felling.

A call has gone out for artists to come up with designs to help remedy a problem that has stumped people on Palmerston North's Broadway Ave. 

Tears over living wage

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A single mother working in Palmerston North, earning slightly more than minimum wage, shared her struggles of living pay check to pay check during a Living Wage meeting.

NZME. buys Peacock events

Elizabeth Cawthorn and daughter Abigail, 7mnths at the Women's Lifestyle Expo in Palmerston North on 3 May

A national media and entertainment company has bought Peacock Promotions

Bus terminal work shaping up

New barriers are in place between the bus and car parks in the middle of The Square.

Cars and buses are now separated in the central part of The Square by something better than orange bollards.

Let them eat bread

Goodman Fielder present students from Awatapu College with a fridge freezer and agree to supply students with fresh bread every week to help students who are turning up to school hungry. L-R Les Faint (Goodman Feilder employee for over 20 years), Le Che Kingi Mc Cavana, 15 (Awatapu Student), Leigh Rosanoski (Kind Hearts Movement) and Elijah Barbarich, 14 (Awatapu Student).

Palmerston North schools feeding hungry kids have been treated to a helping hand.

Careers expo helps teens Sort It

Khaela Robinson, left, Jasmine Pai and Aria Preston demonstrate the photo booth at the Youth Space and Youth Council exhibit.

More than 3000 people attended the Sort It jobs and careers expo at Arena Manawatu on Tuesday

Replacing ClubQ

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Lush cosmetics store.
promoted by Lush staff and the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association..
Andrew Leipst  dressed in drag to promote it. Petitioners will have a triangle drawn on their skin with pink lipstick and be photographed by Lush staff. Each photo will be sent to the Russian government through embassies.
(left) LUSH manager Rita Allsopp draws a triangle on Andrew Leipst aka "Ruby Dax".

Shifting a matter of metres from where ClubQ once was, Manawatu's homosexual and transgender community have a new home.

Bus use falling

More buses will put pressure on Palmerston North's Main St terminal.

Bus service improvements for Palmerston North and surrounding areas are being planned, while patronage is declining.

Safety group loses funds

Safety Advisory Board chairman Inspector Brett Calkin talks about the new and improved CCTV cameras around Palmerston North CBD.

The Ministry of Justice has axed funding to a Palmerston North scheme that has helped cut crime in the city by 24 per cent.

Poetry comes out on top

The Hoopla Series poets who have all made it onto the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List of New Zealand Fiction. From left: Carolyn McCurdie, Jennifer Compton and Bryan Walpert.

A trio of poets have made it onto the bestsellers list, one being an associate professor at Massey University who's book Native Bird tells of his life in New Zealand as a new settler from America.

Winter is coming

Winter is coming in Manawatu, but it may not be too bad.

Winter is coming but the Manawatu region might be in for a surprise.

Rain wrecks the seal

Contractors return to patch seal on Park Rd.

New app a time-saver for builders

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Manawatu residents wanting a building inspector and can now book one using a new app.

Youth services in doubt

Chris Amituanai And Liam Stevens shelter from the rain during the school holidays at the Marton Youth Centre.

Lack of financial guarantees mean youth services in Rangitikei face an uncertain future.

Volunteer fire fighters needed

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Longer response times a one consequences of low volunteer numbers in the Rangitikei District's fire brigades.

Argosy offloads Manawatu land

44ha of business park land owned by listed property fund Argosy is going on the market in Palmerston North.

More than half of a Palmerston North business park land is up for sale.

Linton soldier's appeal dismissed

Staff Sergeant Darron Wills has failed in his appeal against his dismissal from the military.

Sentence appeal dismissed for former Linton soldier who solicited images of two women in their underwear and asked one to participate in a "tease" tape.

No police progress on complaint

Rachel Stewart received a threatening letter in the mail after one of her columns, which was critical of farmers, was printed in Fairfax papers in January.

Police no closer to identifying the person who left a threatening note in a Fairfax columnist's letterbox.

Collecting the proverbial

Doctor Gina Salapata is organizing a project to gather proverbs from all of the different ethnicity's in Palmerston North.

A project exploring proverbs from a wide ranging nationalities aims to provide valuable insight into our culture.

Army to teach Haka to Harry video

Warrant Officer Class 1, Mario Ropitini , will be part of the group who will teach Prince Harry the haka at Linton Military camp

Prince Harry will have a challenge ahead of him learning and performing the Army haka next week.

He's a bright young talker

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Feilding High School President Ben Henderson, 17 has been selected to give a speech at the dawn parade on Anzac day.

Ben Henderson, 17, overcame his fear to speak to more than 5000 people about Anzac Day.

Free shoes for sport-goers

Palmerston North shoe store The Athletes Foot store manager Matt Dinniss has donated about 100 pairs of shoes to Sport Manawatu's Campbell MacNeill to give away.

A shoe store has donated over 100 pairs of shoes to Sport Manawatu for those in need.

Council signs up to listen

Deaf Aotearoa spokeswoman Annette Scott, sitting with cr Tangi Utikere, signs in Monday morning's meeting with the Palmerston North City Council.

Communication through sign language was top of the agenda for Palmerston North city councillors on Monday morning.

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