80 laps for 80 years

Effervescent octogenarian Bill Devonshire has celebrated his birthday with a splash.

More user-pay to fund councils?

A looming cash crisis could see councils resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.

Cop car crashes costly

Crashes, dings, scrapes and acts of vandalism have cost Central District police almost $130,000 in car repairs.

Veterans get one last ride

A group of Vietnam war veterans has been taken on a final flight and a trip down memory lane.

High-speed chase ends in arrest

A high-speed police chase through Palmerston North ended with one arrest this evening.

Red tape threatens railway

Mayoral candidates sparred over costly council price tag for Esplanade Scenic Railway's new shed.

Vote return nudges 20 per cent

Nearly one-fifth of enrolled voters have already been processed in Palmerston North's mayoral race.

Outburst no derailer

Candidates set up rival debate

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