Mac attack

Ruamarama Mark Pompey used a knife to assault a worker at McDonalds on Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North.

Nothing says you're not lovin' it like trying to stab a McDonald's worker.

Pop-up Palmy Rocks takes over the Esplanade

Olivia Stewart enjoying the sun and the painting during the Palmy Rocks op-up picnic in the Esplanade.

Young rock painters and their "staff" descended in droves on Palmerston North's Esplanade playground for a city council sponsored pop-up Palmy Rocks session.

Timber strewn on Linton road

The wood and nails were found on Tennent Drive, near Linton.

Timber scattered on the road has caused punctures for two cars' tyres.

Marching for science

A crowd of 234 people joined Palmerston North's March for Science.

Scientists urged to get out of the lab and spread the good word about what they do.

Picketing for a pay rise

KFC workers protesting on Rangitikei St on  Saturday.

Restaurant Brands staff go on strike demanding higher pay, as company profits rise.

Internet ultimatum 'discriminates'

This could be the future of Correspondence School learning, to the chagrin of those in remote New Zealand.

Rural NZ has slow internet and power cuts. With internet-based home schooling on the rise in NZ, what happens to rural families?

Dramatic dash through the flames

Phyllis Maihi and her three children made it out of their burning house without injury.

The flames were so hot it fused Phyllis Maihi and her kids' washing to the basket - and she thinks it was deliberately lit.

Dog down a drain


The Foxton canine was quickly hauled to safety.

Sub-optimal service ends

Miscommunication, long wait times and having to see many different specialists were complaints of the old urology service.

Urology patients will no longer fall through the gaps as hospitals combine powers.

Pharmac rejection disappoints

Pharmac has said "no" to subsidised tampons.

Government drug-buyer will not be funding or subsidising sanitary items for women.

Screwdriver attack

Detective Andy Livingston asked anyone with information about the attack, or the identities of the potential witnesses ...

Victim manages to fend weapon-wielding attacker off in daylight attack.

Bird causes blackout

Hundreds of Kelvin Grove homes were without power, thanks to a bird.

Kelvin Grove was without power for more than 90 minutes.

Flipped car blocks traffic

Cordons were in place to divert traffic around a car crash south of Woodville.

Two people were injured in the crash, and taken to hospital.

Why baking feels so good video

Because she loves baking, Seini Pifeleti of Palmerston North, bakes brownies, cakes and biscuits for others who ask, ...

Baking is more than satisfying a sweet craving, it's providing happiness and healing too.

Two-car smash at intersection

No-one was seriously injured in a crash at the Cook and Main St intersection, but both cars needed to be towed from the ...

No-one was seriously injured in the crash.

Car careens into Cloverlea Four Square

Hari Parsad, manager of the Beer Barrel, which is across the road from Four Square, says it was just luck that nobody ...

Witnesses said car smashed into a street sign and carried it right across the road into the shop's wall.

NH90s down for Anzac Day

The air force's NH90s have been criticised for its design flaws and inability to be used in various conditions.

The effective grounding of helicopters prompts calls to change how military equipment is bought.

Instagram tips to rise to fame

Palmerston North woman Julie McEwen promotes fashion, skincare and make-up products to her 30,000 followers on Instagram.

Cyber celebs share their tips and tricks on how to get followers.

Burst pipe cancels hockey

10092013 news photo  Martin de Ruyter / Nelson Mail

Generic photograph of crossed hockey sticks

But all-weather turfs should be back in action next weekend.

Recovering water from waste

The Manawatu River, looking upstream from near the wastewater discharge.

Public forum hears options to turn wastewater into a resource.

Recovery Centre under way

Mayor Grant Smith, right, Central Energy Trust chairman Rod Titcombe, centre, and Manu Kawana, from Rangitane, during ...

The first sod has been turned at the Wildbase Recovery Centre in Palmerston North

Love me not

Awatapu College has introduced the Loves Me Not programme. From left, year 12s Sara Hill, Drake Bennett, Rebekah ...

School pupils taught about the dangers lurking behind closed doors.

Reading in the buff

Palmerston North woman Hannah Pratt will be baring it all for a show in which women read naked.

A Palmerston North woman is reading naked in a show aimed at normalising female nudity.

Diversions lift after crash

Police attended a car crash on Opunake Rd, near Stratford, Taranaki on Wednesday morning. (File Photo).

A truck crash in rural Manawatu closed part of Halcombe Rd for some time.

Ref puncher back in court

Pasa Paisami was banned from rugby for life after knocking out a referee in an unprovoked on-field attack.

Man who knocked out a rugby referee back in court for not completing his sentence.

Gorge lookout closed

The Manawatu Gorge Big Slip lookout remains closed until December.

The Big Slip Lookout in the Manawatu Gorge will remain closed until the end of the year.

'Go balls out' for cancer

A penis drawn via GPS at Bill Brown Park for Testicular Cancer Month.

Men are getting their privates out in public, but it's not what it sounds like.

A nod to greatness

Dave Dobbyn, pictured here in 2016, kept the crowd entertained in Feilding on Thursday night.

Dave Dobbyn pays tribute to Murray Ball and John Clarke.

'It feels like it's a control thing'

Civilian employees of the Defence Force went on strike in The Square in Palmerston North over pay.

New Zealand Defence Force civilians have gone on strike over pay.

Booze ban for supermarket

Pahiatua New World was caught in a police sting and suspended from selling booze.

Pahiatua New World can't sell alcohol until the weekend after failing police sting.

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