The 170 tonne boat at Foxton Beach has been launched by using air bags to roll it in the water.
Ex-cop recalls the sorrow of investigating a child's death.
The Esplanade was packed with families and kids who were taking a break to promote mental health awareness.
Ashhurst people asked to reduce water use while water main to town's reservoir is fixed.
Hokio Beach residents have told the Waitangi Tribunal that their water is "putrid".
Stockcar driver Simon Smith can thank his flame retardant safety clothing for surviving his car's blaze.
The family of Alex Fisher, the 10-year-old-boy found dead, express their gratitude to the community.
A large cloud of smoke could be seen near the Desert Rd after a military training exercise went awry.
Manawatu volunteers have hit the streets with pink buckets and big grins in the name of breast cancer.
Students are returning to campuses after anonymous threats directed at three universities.
The search for Alex Fisher.
A first-time criminal could be off to jail for leading a man into a violent trap.
Inspector Sarah Stewart taught in Gisborne before following her dad into the police.
Palmerston North woman avoids jail for her part in the importation of methamphetamine.
Reporter Kelsey Wilkie checks out what makes Espresso 101 a coffee lovers dream.
Isabelle Gray, 3, has a rare gene condition and a heart of gold.
Alexander Fisher didn't let asthma get in the way of living an active life.
Waitarere locals "heartbroken" following discovery of 10-year-old's body on Waitarere Beach.
Three days after his disappearance, Alex Fisher's body was found on Waitarere Beach. What happened?
A Palmerston North carpenter is a finalist for a national apprentice award.
Manawatu hairdressers proved they were a cut above the rest in a national hairdressing competition.
The Hokio A Land Trust says it got a lemon instead of a Rolls Royce when it was given buildings by the Crown.
This driver slowed down to 10kmh, but still managed to hit a cyclist.
Glass bottles were scattered across a street in Palmerston North after a glass recycling truck crashed into tree.
A man arrested in relation to an assault that left another man in an induced coma appears in court.
A power cut to parts of Levin has delayed the start of the final day of this week's Waitangi Tribunal hearing.
Refugee teenagers made friends and played ball at a new sports programme.
Police have arrested a man connected to the disappearance of Levin boy Alex Fisher.
Ten-year-old Alexander Fisher has been missing for nearly 48 hours and the search will stop overnight.
The TPPA has few obvious benefits for the dairy sector, commentators say.