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Man found unconscious in spa

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The Palmerston North based Rescue ...

An Ohakune man has been airlifted to hospital after being found unconscious in a spa pool.

Floods leave indelible mark

Wiremu Te Awe Awe with daughter Nuwyne Te Awe Awe and her son Rakena Te Awe Awe Mohi, 7, outside his flooded house in ...

It has been a long journey to restore homes after the 2015 floods, and the difficulties continue.

Invertebrates; what's hiding in the backyard

Neve Robertson, 6, takes a magnified look at an earth worm.

A group of people have delved into the tiny world of invertebrates at the Ashhurst Domain.

Big Manawatu contingent for Rio

Manawatu and All Blacks rugby player Nehe Milner-Skudder was named the best Maori sportsperson at the inaugural Matariki ...

Manawatu could be one of the best-represented provincial centres at the Rio Olympics.

Risk for houses built on floodplain

Generic shot of floodgates at Motua, not feilding

Houses being built on a Feilding floodplain are causing concern for Horizons Regional Council.

Re-think over Otaki to Levin state highway plans

The State Highway 1 upgrade through Levin is being delayed to take into account growing traffic volumes.

Increasing freight and traffic volumes force NZTA to re-investigate SH1 plans.

Bunnies bring the crowds out gallery

Ronan Redwood-Jones, 5, of Sanson with his rabbit Flopsy Big, a Flemish Giant breed.

Giant rabbits, dwarf rabbits, floppy-eared rabbits and fluffy rabbits have featured in the North Island's biggest-ever bunny show.

Missing woman found

Feilding woman Sali Tomai has been found in Wellington after going missing on Tuesday.

Feilding woman missing for four days found in Wellington suburb.

Making NCEA credits fun

Massey University staff member Julian Rosser, who headed the team that developed the NCEA Credsta credit calculator app.

A new app has been designed to help students see their progress through the qualifications system.

The last shift before Rio

Palmerston North firefighter Anne Cairns celebrates her last shift before she heads to Rio to represent Samoa at the ...

As Olympic athletes make final preparations, one had to finish a shift at the fire station first.

Expats divided over Brexit results

Manawatu's British expat community is just as divided by Brexit as those back in their homeland.

The UK's decision to exit the EU has drawn mixed reaction's from Manawatu's expat community.

Housing at 'crisis' level

Kevin Reilly from the Manawatu Tenants Union says housing is a growing issue in Palmerston North.

Palmerston North's emergency and social housing is at crisis level, housing union says.

SH57 gets $10m safety upgrade

The scene of a crash that killed,Grant Jackson, 56, of Shannon on State Highway 57.

State Highway to get a $10 million upgrade after three fatal car crashes in just over 12 months

Students box for charity

Organiser Joel Fleet-Stephenson, 17, with two First XV rugby players, Taina Keelan, 18, and Wesley Veikoso, 17, who will ...

Students are donning gloves, belts and headgear for a charity boxing match.

Palmy to 'march for Moko'

Moko Rangitoheriri, 3, was killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa.

Manawatu residents concerned about violence against children and a pattern of murder charges being downgraded to manslaughter are set to make their voices heard.

Bracelets A-OK at Monrad Intermediate

Monrad Intermediate pupils, from left, Maia Thomas,12, Amaru Hubbard ,11, Emma Tennent,11 and Mikai Wilson,12, show off ...

Bracelets are in at Monrad Intermediate, where multicoloured wristbands recognise great behaviour from students. 

Jail possible over tax fraud

The Palmerston North courthouse.

Manawatu man may go to jail for failing to pay nearly $140,000 of income tax.

Students stitch new life into dated clothes

Feilding High textiles students Anya Dicksbourne and Britany Blencoe put up their "upcycled" garments on  mannequins in ...

Feilding High School students "upcycled" dated clothes to be more modern challenging their budgeting and creative skills.

Measles case negative

A suspected case of the measles at a Levin primary school has returned a negative result.

A suspected case of the measles in Levin has come back with a negative result.

Parking longer to be encouraged

Palmerston North Parking meter.

Palmerston North's proposed more relaxed parking regime is likely to be  supported by a $40,000 marketing campaign to boost the city's shopper-friendly image.

Election warm-up starts

Palmerston North City Council is encouraging more people to consider standing for election.

Party candidates first to launch into local body election campaign mode.

Taranaki engineers sought after

Garry Northcott needs some workers to help build boats at his new workshop in New Plymouth.

"It's about not putting all your eggs in one basket."

'Bear' destroyed for attacking man

Phillip McLean suffered serious leg injuries after being attacked by Bear the dog.

Bear the dog should have been muzzled while out in public, but attacked a man after his owner lost control.

Missing woman caught bus

Feilding woman Sala Tomai, last seen on Tuesday, is believed to now be in Wellington.

A Feilding woman who not seen since Tuesday is believed to have bused to Wellington.

'We weren't allowed to arrest'

On August 30, 1957, Maureen Fenton was the 155th New Zealand policewoman sworn in.

Maureen Fenton joined the police force in 1957, and it was a different world back then.

Farmer nicks neighbour's cows

A group of Hereford/Fresian cows were at the centre of a theft case involving a Mangaweka farmer.

A Manawatu farmer has failed to overturn his theft conviction for stealing a neighbour's cows.

'Slaying the stigma' of PTSD video

Former soldier Dion Jensen has written a book aimed at helping those with post traumatic stress disorder.

"You're not damaged, you're not broken," says former soldier to his fellow PTSD sufferers.

Family pays for son's aftercare

Anders Mikkelsen in his hip spica chair that allows him to sit up on his own.

Their disabled son had just had surgery, but a DHB mix-up saw a family shell out thousands for his aftercare equipment.

Dog attacks rise

The Tararua District Council is promoting education to the public about what to look for and do to prevent dog attacks.

The Tararua District Council is educating the public on dog-attack prevention as injuries in the area increase.

Brewed locally? Yeah right

The Small Town, Big Sounds concert at the Mangatainoka Tui brewery attracted a big crowd in 2010. The brewery is ...

Tui has been brewed on the banks of the Mangatainoka since 1889 but by next week much less of it will be.

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