Anzac Cliff work resumes

Heavy machinery at work on the Manawatu river by Anzac Cliffs, earlier this year.

Horizons Regional Council's biggest construction season on record starts with work on Anzac Cliffs.

Coroner's legionellosis report ignored

Clearer recommendations around cooling towers needed, says Iain Lees-Galloway.

Workers exposed to legionella bacteria highlight the need for recommendations on cooling towers to be enforced.

School closure confirmed

After months of uncertainty, it has been confirmed Turakina Maori Girls' College will close.

Staff and students at Turakina Maori Girls' College are "devastated" by news of closure.

Donations wanted for food drive

Salvation Army food bank manager Gary Stringfellow is hoping the food bank will be brimming after the weekend's food drive.

Cans of spaghetti, baked beans, fruit and veggies are all in demand for this week's food drive.

Giving from the heart

Furniture Fair was involved as the only retail outlet in the Arohanui Hospice Hearts and Homes promotion. From left, Krissy Clegge, Therese Regan and Louisa Regan.

Hearts and Homes has had a record-breaking year.

Suburb of Takaro 'quiet and close'

Jeff Alosio, William (Wilz) Bulcraig and Richard Matthews are members of the Takaro Sports Club.

The quiet streets of Takaro are ideal for family life, residents say.

Special awards ceremony for students

Alison MacKenzie was awarded the Soroptimist Scholarship at a ceremony at UCOL.

Palmerston North tertiary student who received scholarships throughout the year have been recognised at a special awards ceremony.

Farm land protected from subdivision

Planning hearing aims to protect productive land.

Restrictions on rural subdivision debated before resource management commissioners.

CentrePort to go public?

It has been suggested that CentrePort, Wellington, could be floated as a publicly listed company.

Wellington's CentrePort is in a position to be publicly listed, after shareholders asked the question.

Older offenders causing crashes

Careless driving is the most common reason for elderly being apprehended by police.

Careless driving the common offence among the country's older offenders.

Concert series expands its horizons

The Te Manawa Concert Series is on the move after outgrowing its current venue.

Last of Te Manawa Concert Series of the year will also be the end of an era.

Climate march for Palmerston North

Hannah Higgison, left, and Kaia Costanza-van den Belt make signs for the march.

Palmerston North will march with the rest of the world ahead of climate talks in Paris.

Feilding lock down lifted

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A man has been arrested in relation to an armed offenders squad call out in Feilding.

Councillors not liable

Horizons Regional councillors will not be held personally responsible under new health and safety legislation.

Horizons Regional councillors will not be held personally responsible for health and safety of council staff under new legislation.

Car deliberately set on fire

Police car.

Police are investigating after a car was deliberately set alight.

Train goes up in smoke

Fire crews put out the blaze in the train.

Fire services were called to the Palmerston North rail yard, after a train caught fire.

Small fires dealt with swiftly

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Stoke Volunteer fire fighters rush to an emergency in a fire engine from the Stoke Volunteer fire brigade.

Smoke alarms save the day in stovetop fire.

Fonterra workers contract disease

Disease contracted at Fonterra plant in Paihatua.

Two contract workers and one Fonterra employee admitted to hospital.

Neighbour's trees breach pool rules

Renee Dekker, next to her pool that is fully fenced off but the Palmerston North City Council has an issue with the trees on the neighbour's property and the risk of children being able to climb them and fall into the pool. Dekker with daughter Indy Dekker, 7.

A Palmerston North resident may have to ask a neighbour to chop trees to comply with pool rules.

Pressure on mental health overhaul

Palmerston North Hospital

MidCentral District Health Board is being urged to keep up the pace on its mental health overhaul.

No jail for woman involved in car theft

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Woman avoids jail despite helping a gang member assault and rob a man.

Showing solidarity against violence

White Ribbon ride to raise awareness of family violence.

Tackling family violence through making change.

Pair farewell teaching after decades

Rachael Macrae is retiring after more than 40 years teaching. Her husband Dave Macrae, maths teacher at Awatapu also retiring.

A pair of Manawatu teachers with more than 80 years of experience between them say a love of learning has kept them in the job for so many years.

Recipe book born out of kindness

Kind Hearts Movement volunteers like Megan Apperley deliver baked goods from do-gooders around the region

Bakes and heart-warming stories are set to help push a Palmerston North movement international.

Maori students flourishing

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Massey University sign .

Record breaking Massey University's final graduation ceremony with two PhD theses in Te Reo Māori conferred in same ceremony.

Communities of learning for Manawatu

Victorian government promises on Gonski school funding are not in the bag.

School's across the Manawatu have joined forces as part of a Government initiative aimed at improving student achievement.

Linton St stabbing manslaughter

The crime scene at a Linton St address.

Hiding behind door and stabbing someone in the stomach manslaughter, not murder, Crown says.

Bike trails grow at Arapuke

A digger makes progress extending a network of mountain bike trails at Arapuke Forest near Palmerston North.

Arapuke trails growing.

Students jostling for top cyclist spot

Students from around the region are prepping their bikes and donning their helmets in the hopes of being crowned the Central District's Young Cyclist of the Year.

Students from around the region are prepping their bikes and donning their helmets.

No plea in Culling killing

Samuel Culling was found dead on August 6 in Palmerston North, having been shot in the head with a firearm.

Family of Samuel Culling fill public gallery at alleged murderer's court appearance.

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