Stitch in time to save bridge access

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Rural aerial - Pohangina Valley. Pohangina River near Raumai.

Access to a Pohangina bridge could be saved after concerns were raised about cutting off residents.

Cats on display for national show

Margaret Morgan, of Palmerston North, at the New Zealand Cat Fancy National Cat Show in Palmerston North on Sunday. ...

"No matter what happens, you bring the best cat with you and take the best cat home."

Warmer winter highly likely

Winter will be warmer than normal, says Niwa.

Hoping for a warm winter? Niwa says you're in luck.

'Mom saved my life' video

010516. News.Photo:KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Carolyn Lloyd and daughter Rachel Lloyd, 22,  recuperating at Wellington ...

A couple more hours and I would've been a goner, says rescued tramper.

Farmers claim flood work is waste of money

Horizons Regional Council, 2015

Horowhenua farmers have implored Horizons Regional Council against $235,000 of flood work.

Taylor stuck on sidelines

Former Manawatu and Hurricanes outside back Andre Taylor has been spotted on the touchlines helping out with his old ...

Andre Taylor is unlikely to play club rugby in Manawatu.

Manawatu Gorge given thorough check

A clean bill of health is expected for the Manawatu Gorge's bridges and retaining walls.

The Manawatu Gorge has been given a once over and at first glance all appears well.

Dipping a toe into dancing

Claudia Henriquez and Guss Hubbard find rhythm together in the Latin dance class.

More than 150 people put on their dancing shoes for a dance day at Te Manawa.

Levin mural 'most amazing in New Zealand'

Jonny 4Higher artist Jonny Wartmann, left, with Horowhenua College students Monique Lang, Hannah Wedlock and Alexa ...

Levin is now home to the "most amazing mural in New Zealand".

'Thank you all New Zealand' video

Carolyn, 45, and Rachel Lloyd, 22, were hungry and dehydrated, but otherwise well.

Mum and daughter were found after making a "help" sign out of branches.

Survival instincts praised video

A rental car used by mother and daughter Carolyn, 45, and Rachel Lloyd, 22, was found abandoned at the head of a trail ...

Lost in the bush, mum and daughter "gave themselves the best chance possible" by hunkering down by a river.

Trust eager for feral cat trial

Feral cats are killing wildlife in the Manawatu Estuary and the Foxton Wildlife Trust want more action taken.

Foxton Wildlife Trust is ready, willing and able to take steps to implement a trial around feral cats.

Ruapehu crater lake heats up

The water temperature of Mount Ruapehu's crater lake has risen from 25 degrees celsius to 40 degrees since mid-April.

Scientists unsure if Ruapehu will stick to tradition and erupt following the volcano's latest earthquake swarm.

Suspicious fires in Feilding gallery

Fire investigators at the scene of a house fire in Monmouth St in Feilding.

Fire crews were fighting a house fire when another blaze started just 200m away.

Woodville water 'unbearable'

Woodville has become home to "disgusting, vile" water, complain residents.

Woodville residents are fed-up with 'vile' and 'mouldy' water.

Skate park joy for Eketahuna

Meyanu Fitzsimons gets air during the Bowl Blaze event at East End skatepark on Saturday. The event, which is in its ...

Eketahuna residents will have a skate park for youth as more funding is approved.

Bullied teenagers inspire class

Airana Ngarewa is teaching self-defence classes to teach kids how to deal with bullying.

Self- defence classes created to counteract bullying.

Asbestos discovery at demolition site

A Ruahine St demolition site has been closed down after asbestos was discovered.

Worksafe puts a stop to demolition work while asbestos is removed.

Dick Smith's final day

Codie Springer ducked in for some last minute bargains on the final day of trading at the Palmerston North Dick Smith store.

Bargain-hunters and the curious mingled with disappointed regulars for the final days of Dick Smith.

Calls for breastfeeding focus

Breastfeeding benefits babies in several ways, including less likelihood of obesity in later life.

Advocates are calling for breastfeeding to be a higher priority to fight against childhood obesity.

Guy family sell Feilding home

Brian and Jo Guy are selling their home in Highfeild Place, Feilding, and moving to Colyton.

Scott Guy's parents, Bryan and Jo Guy, have no plans to leave the area despite selling their Feilding home.

More dementia pendants needed

Aquitania Luxford, known as Tai, was missing for four days after she became disorientated driving home.

Tracking pendants used to find people with Alzheimer's supported by police.

Drivers can't choose correct lane

Cars turning at an intersection into the correct lanes.

Palmerston North drivers can't choose correct lane when turning at intersections.

Mother's in heart for run

Whether its a run or walk, heart health and women's health will be in mind at Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run.

Plenty of sons, daughters and fathers will take to the streets and tracks, but mothers will be centre stage at this fun run for heart health.

Grass fire spreads under powerlines

Two grass fires in Palmerston North.

Grass fire spreads under powerlines.

Regent queues to be resolved

The foyer of the Regent on Broadway is expanding into the shop on the left.

Regent Theatre's plans to extend foyer have received a boost from the Eastern and Central Community Trust.

Parking trials could continue

Palmerston North's third hour of paid parking could be extended.

Relaxed parking rule trials in Palmerston North may become permanent.

'Eerie feeling' in Lundy house

30 Karamea Crescent, where Christine and Amber Lundy were murdered.

Home's new owner says she bought it not knowing its grisly past.

Alex Fisher details suppressed

The search for Levin 10-year-old Alex Fisher ended in tragedy when a body was found near the Waitarere forest.

Levin boy's half-brother appears in court charged with his murder.

Rare car's rebuild a jigsaw puzzle

Car aficionado Brian Rankine is working out the next step in the restoration of what is possibly the only 1902 Mathieu ...

 A 1902 Mathieu car being restored in Manawatu may be the only one left in the world.

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