Musos' dedication rewarded

It's a real-life School of Rock at Monrad Intermediate's music class.

Late finish popular

generic, school, bag, schoolbag, pupil, student, kids, parent Parents have welcomed moves by Manawatu schools to stretch out term dates in a bid to ease the burden on families during the festive season.

Three injured in truck crash

Three people have been injured in a truck crash in Manawatu, with one man taken to hospital with serious injuries.

DHB failing in fall reductions

MidCentral DHB has dropped behind in the national falls reduction goal.

Weekdays keep rescue chopper on the go

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew eight missions and a crew training sortie in the past week.

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If you had a choice, which would you prefer on Christmas day?

A sunny, warm, breathless day

A metre of snow to play in

Thunder and rain - perfect for indoor lunch and snooze

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