'They just kept selling tickets'

Capital Connection carriages have recently been off the tracks for repairs.

Train so full while carriages were being repaired a passenger with a broken leg was forced to sit on the toilet.

Women bare all for charity

A group of residents at Julia Wallace Retirement Village have peeled their clothes off for a charity calendar. 
The 21 participants in the calendar are: Annette Forrester, Gail Dymond, Margaret Stringfield, Una Jarrett, Dawn Green, Judy Simpson, Merle Garden, Bev Nagel, Gladys Spall, Marian Turner, Eileen Ward, Lorna Smith, Pam Peterson, Cath Moody, Jan Hill, Maureen Bayliss, Lorna Willis, Phyl O'Connell, Margaret Gregory, Val Belgrave and Beth Roach.

Retirement home residents strip down for fundraising calendar shoot.

No seats on Capital Connection

Capital Connection carriages have recently been off the tracks for repairs.

The Capital Connection was so full while carriages were being repaired that the only seat left was the toilet.

Facial hair fundraiser

Feilding man Gary Nesdale shaved a fern onto his face to promote the Movember.

A Feilding man has been embracing the hipster beard art trend for a good cause.

Community work for child's death

Kaide Preston, 5, died in a car crash near Levin in May. His father's partner, Jessie Batt, pleaded guilty to careless driving causing his death.

Her careless driving caused the death of her partner's 5-year-old son, and injured her partner.

Cycle park on track

Checking out the proposed site of a safety bike park are, from left, Karen Naylor, Allanah Radich with 5-month-old Bensen, and Liz Cross with Harris. Looking over the fence behind is Tash Collins with Fletcher, 2

Junior road safety project has partner for fundraising.

Two-car crash on SH3

The two car crash on Napier Rd delayed traffic.

Emergency services have been called out to attend a two-vehicle crash on Napier Rd towards Ashhurst.

Boat misses Pulse

A boat named Rivale has been painted by Erika Pearce at Te Manawa in Palmerston North.

Pulse centrepiece was too heavy for a crane and missed the party

Fifth of Levin water wasted

Horowhenua District Council, Levin, 2015

A Horizons decision over the amount of Horowhenua water being wasted has been taken to the Environment Court.

Treats at Bees Knees

Josie Le Goer Francois, 5, and Tessa Le Goer Francois, 8, have iced chocolates at The Bees Knees cafe in Hokowhitu.

Service and brownie are 'The Bees Knees'.

Man approaching students sparks warning

Police are warning parents in Pahiatua after man who has been hanging around schools in the area approaching children. 

A man hanging around schools in Pahiatua has police urging caution.

Crash fault admitted

Block and gavel.

Man admits causing crash that hospitalised his wife, who later died.

Soldier sentenced

Private Jordan Aldridge, 22, admitted using cannabis and was sentenced to 28 days' detention.

A Linton soldier has been sentenced after admitting using cannabis.

No assault evidence - lawyer

Police say Tane Mohi threw boiling water on a man in Levin.

Man faces 14 years in jail for throwing boiling water on another man.

Council told not to tidy station


Rangitikei District Council told they would be trespassed if they attempted to tidy Marton train station.

Fireworks sunset clause sought

The annual Fireworks Over The River  was held at Anzac Park, across the Manawatu River. Private displays weeks after Guy Fawkes are not so welcome.

City councillors want to crack down on private fireworks displays happening weeks after Guy Fawkes.

Christmas magic is back

631752093 Zoe Robinson, 8 months, left, and Ayla Osborne, 6 months, attend the Magic of Christmas Night Market at the Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North.

The Magic of Christmas Night Market is back, with Christmas knick-knacks and a record number of stalls.

Cars, van collide in Bulls

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Two cars and a van collided at an intersection in Bulls on Tuesday evening.

Passport fraud admitted

Michael Farley has pleaded guilty to  cutting of his home detention anklet and obtaining a false passport, which he used to flee to Canada.

Michael Farley used a false passport to escape a possible prison term, but still ended up behind bars in his new home.

Esplanade stoats trapped and killed

Stoats have been trapped at the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North.

Stoat control catching success at Victoria Esplanade.

Trouble for fake sickies

Edwina Ormsby did not want to attend hearings at the Palmerston North Courhouse, so faked medical certificates to make excuses.

The medical practitioners who said the woman was not fit to make it to court did not even exist, court hears.

Fish and Game 'throw their toys'

Horizons Regional Council, 2015

Tararua councillor John Barrow said he was "uneasy" with the consultation with Fish and Game

Horizons bus app launched

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Horizons new bus app getting tested by Rachel Keedwell , Horizon's councilor .

A new bus app will tell Palmerston North users the easiest way to plan their journey.

Victims recorded at scene

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Constable Jesse Singh with an I-Phone 6 plus that will be used to record video in domestic abuse cases.

Palmerston North police trialling recording statements at the scene of family violence incidents.

Smith set to return home

Simon Smith was transferred to Hutt Hospital on Monday as his burns continue to heal.

Badly burnt Palmerston North stockcar driver Simon Smith expects to be home by the end of the week.

Young foodies get creative

Ray Su opens his ginger beer bottle to an expectant audience including mayor Margaret Kouvelis, after learning how to make ginger beer through a technology programme at Feilding Intermediate School.

Feilding Intermediate School pupils are Masterchefs in the making, as they learn about food engineering.

Spate of bin fires

Rubbish bin fires.

Five rubbish bins set on fire in the early hours of the morning.

Pirate ship to put imagination into education

Connor McLoughlin, 6, plays the pirate in the ship built by his father.

Tiny tykes in Manawatu will be shining up their swords and donning eye patches.

Politicians hit back at report

Darroch Ball

A new report, which ranks politicians on how they performed in 2015, is released showing low scores for Manawatu's politicians.

Countdown decisions appealed

Hopes are revived that Palmerston North will get another Countdown supermarket like this one planned for Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua.

Hopes for a Countdown supermarket in Awapuni remain after an appeal from Progressive.

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