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Teen suspect in 20 burglaries

Police said the arrested teen was believed to be responsible 20 burglaries in the West End and Roslyn areas.

A teenage girl is believed to have been involved in 20 burglaries throughout the city.

'Scariest 15 minutes ever'

A motorist reported the driver of this campervan to police.

A campervan on the wrong side of the road in the Manawatu Gorge left those in the trailing car "terrified".

Pahiatua gets its skates on

Raana Te Hau soars through the air on a scooter at the new wheel park.

Pahiatua's partially finished wheel park is already ringing with the sound of skateboards.

Feilding RSA future unclear

Feilding RSA secretary treasurer Dawn Nolan and vice president Patrick Nolan fear the association will be left without a ...

The Feilding RSA is without a home and scrambling ahead of ANZAC Day. 

Safety slips hurt council

Council workers have been avoiding serious injury but minor incidents have added up to thousands of hours of lost work.

Small slips cause days of pain for council staff.

Pongaroa crash victim named

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.

David Jeffrey Thomas from Tauranga died in a crash near Pongaroa on Saturday.

Rubbish bag price to drop

The cost of Palmerston North's official rubbish bags is going down.

The Palmerston North City Council is cutting the price of its rubbish bags.

Who we are

Shannon Mihaere with models of skulls from human ancestors. She's fascinated by how our history informs our present.

Bright Young Thing: Teen scientist hooked on forensics, spends summer in the lab.

McKelvie wants third term

Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie is gearing up to defend his seat.

Rangitikei MP sees environment and earthquake-prone buildings as important rural issues.

Council housing sale 'shortsighted'

Labour deputy leader Annette King urges Horowhenua District Council to keep its pensioner housing.

Labour deputy leader Annette King aghast at council plan to kill off pensioner housing.

Burglaries continue to plague city

Community Patrols NZ district support officer Toni Ferris, Sergeant Mike Yates and Neighbourhood Support Awapuni suburb ...

Though slightly down, the city's burglary rate continues to frustrate police and affect neighbourhoods.

Book lovers to bag bargains

Bargain hunters are expected to descend on City Library for this weekend's annual book sale

The annual City Library book sale is a much anticipated event. On over the weekend from Friday, the three-day event is expected to attract bargain-hungry crowds

MEET keeps sports meets on track

Phil Pirie from the Manawatu Events Equipment Trust and the trailer load of gear required to support the Super Sevens.

The Manawatu Events Equipment Trust is one organisation that keeps community events going.

Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

Bowls extraordinaire Goston dies

Golfing legend Bob Charles will be playing the pro-am at the New Zealand PGA championship in Palmerston North next month.

GOOD SPORTS: Bowls Manawatu has lost one its long-serving members.

Warriors wow in rare outing

A Warriors fan laps up the side's strong performance against the Gold Coast Titans in Palmerston North.

They came, they won, and left league fans delighted.

Rangitikei Club to close

The Rangitikei Club is expected to close on Thursday.

The Rangitikei Club will close with at least $59,000 of unpaid debts.

Pay rises: Attitude as important as economy

Attitude and planning are key when it comes to pay rises, says
DKSH managing director Russell Wilson.

Want a pay rise? Do your homework, say Manawatu employers.

First time buyers frustrated

REINZ Manawatu spokesman Andy Stewart said first home buyers face a discouraging search but can still find relatively ...

Manawatu-Whanganui house prices are the highest in decades and still rising, frustrating first home buyers.

A dog's life - 150 of them

Researcher Naomi Cogger with working dog Donna. Cogger hopes to give farmers and vets more information about the health ...

150 dogs about to be fitted with electronic tracking collars to see what life and work on the farm is really like.

Wave clouds are simply stunning

Wave-like clouds photographed over Palmerston North.

Beautiful clouds roll and break like waves in the sea over Palmerston North.

Dinner date diplomacy

It's the annual trans-Tasman dinner date.  Prime Minister Bill English and wife Mary take a water taxi with Australian ...

Malcolm Turnbull and John Key got on like a house on fire. The Bill English relationship might need work.

Orientation week kicks off

Kiwipaarie Jain, 6, tries her hand at mixing a chemical science experiment at one of the display stalls.

The fun and hijinks of orientation week has begun in Palmerston North.

Festival to appeal to mixed appetites

A Taniwha lantern makes it's way through the square at the 2016 lantern parade.

Festival of Cultures returns with a fresh emphasis on ethnic diversity.

Helicopter couldn't reach crash

The rescue helicopter could not reach the crash site in poor weather conditions.

Bad weather hampered rescue of two survivors after a fatal smash near the remote Tararua township of Pongaroa.

New measles case on campus

measles vaccine

 A new measles case has been discovered at a tertiary campus in Palmerston North, days before control measures shutting classes is due to lift.

The heart of rural post video

Ron Lawrence's last day on the job after 20 years.

After 20 years of being a rural postie in Manawatu, Ron Lawrence has done his final round.

Got what it takes?

Every training is different and in 2016 the team took part in a steep-angle exercise at Vaucluse Heights, near ...

Getting buried in a pile of rubble is all part of the training for search and rescue teams.

One hundred nights and counting video

Jonty Skerman, 7, loves camping so much, he's become a Macpac tent tester.

Jonty Skerman doesn't go camping on holiday. He goes camping every day.

Car flips near Ashhurst

A police spokeswoman said St John Ambulance hadn't needed to be called as the driver of the flipped car made it out of ...

A car has partially blocked traffic after flipping onto its roof near Ashhurst.

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