Parents of Carterton balloon crash victim Alexis Still criticise police and coroner handling of her body.
Killer Mark Lundy is thought to have spent his first night as a returning prisoner in an ''at-risk'' unit at Rimutaka prison.
It's been a hard year for yellow-eyed penguins and Massey University's Wildbase Hospital has stepped in to help.
Clean drinking water is flowing in Tokomaru 10 years sooner than residents were once told to expect it.
The community is rallying to support Feilding Promotion, which faces a mergers with two Manawatu organisations.
The New Zealand Army have set up camp at a Feilding school as part of an Anzac Day education programme
Palmerston North bottle stores are opposing a District Licensing Committee move to force customers to leave their children outside the door.
Leading squash professional Kashif Shuja will donate most of his prizemoney this year in an effort to see SquashGym Palmerston North survive.
OPINION: Mark Lundy is a salesman who's tried to sell one thing for 15 years - his innocence.
Dairy prices have tumbled another 10.8 per cent, meaning many farmers will not break even this season.
Police have made arrests following a string of rubbish fires throughout Palmerston North's city centre.
Mark Lundy is back behind bars and the reaction in Palmerston North is that the jury got it right.
A 23-year-old man is being taken to Wellington Hospital after being stabbed in Palmerston North.
A banner that reads 'Workers Unemployed Rights Centre' was found inside a collection bin at the Salvation Army.
Massey University is holding off on plans to increase parking fees at its Manawatu campus after a backlash from students.
Creditors of a collapsed Manawatu wastewater pipeline company will be hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket, the final liquidation report says.
A man who blamed his criminal offences on a legal-high addiction has been described as a classic case of "you can lead a horse to water, but can't make it drink".
Manawatu mums say an extra two weeks of paid parental leave will be valuable.
A man who broke into a car to sit inside and have a smoke and led police on a wild chase, has been jailed.
Why drive our streets when you can play them? Google has turned every one of our towns into a game of Pac-Man.
A man found with two dodgy shotguns has been called "stupid" not to have handed them in.
Hundreds of bookworms from around the Manawatu region have battled it out in the annual Lit Quiz.
MidCentral District Health Board is threatening to reveal the identity of retailers who sell tobacco to minors.
Crews are working to complete the Palmerston North flood protection project before winter.
One of the country's biggest squash clubs is in danger of going into liquidation with a $700,000 debt.
Palmerston North council urges parents to "extreme caution" as playground is revamped over the holidays.
A session on Tuesday night put Palmerston North's nine councillor candidates on the spot.
Elderly woman dies in hospital after car crashes into her mobility scooter in Levin.
Mason Dunlop's need for speed comes from a family connection to powerboat racing.
Tararua's ocean could be explored for oil and gas, but it may not make money, critics say.