Declining godwit numbers in Foxton

Bird researcher Jesse Conklin marks godwits with coloured bands to follow their migration from Foxton to China every year.

Declining numbers of godwits at the Manawatu Estuary has been put down to environmental changes.

House fire in Dannevirke

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Investigators to will be looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a Dannevirke house.

Singers show panache and sensitivity

Singers Craig Beardsworth and Megan Corby returned to Palmerston North for the Globe Concert Series.

REVIEW: Returning to the city where they refined their singing, two performers from Palmerston North showed their class.

Marton family train with All Black

All Black Ben Smith.

A rugby-mad Marton family has won a training session with All Black Ben Smith.

Stone the crows in Marton

Barry Wright makes bird feeders from old vinyl at his stand.

Marton almost doubled in population as people flocked to the town's annual harvest fair. 

Family law quick fix criticised

People in family court disputes are struggling to get legal aid in Masterton.

Temporary fix for family lawyer shortage in Masterton described as "a band aid to fix a broken leg".

Cricket-mad school amongst the runs

Kairanga School pupils and teachers were delighted to receive new cricket gear from ANZ.

Palmerston North's Kairanga School scored with new ANZ Dream Big cricket gear for its keen players.

Claims of police brutality probed

Police are looking for a person who allegedly slashed the tyres of a tourist's campervan following a crash near Nelson.

Police to review arrest footage amid claims of excessive force.

Witness horrified by attack

An attack was near the corner of Main St and Princess St in central Palmerston North.

A woman who saw a man and his son getting pummelled with baseball bats thought they would be killed.

Get into the grooves

Matt Davies is bringing his Black Plates Record Fair to Palmerston North for the third time.

Black Plates record fair finds new home in Palmerston North bar.

Getting Manawatu on its feet video

Christina Wallis is training to do her first ever half marathon in a new programme called Run 21, run by Chris Sanson, ...

Want to run a half marathon but are puffed after a kilometre? New course could be for you.

Begging response returns to Plan A

The search for a begging solution has come full circle in Palmerston North.

A new begging bylaw, or a revised one, is back on Palmerston North's agenda.

Hospital changes not a sign of cost-cutting

Palmerston North Hospital.

Leadership changes at Palmerston North Hospital are not signs of future cost-cutting, says management.

Devil, dead man told him to do it

Hemi Te Poono heard the voice of a man he was accused of murdering when he attacked prison guards and inmates.

Echoes of the man Hemi Te Poono was accused of killing led him to attack prison guards and inmates.

Multi-instrumental teen a bagpipe fan

Niko Tofa, 13, has shown dedication to practising the bagpipes.

Niko Tofa, 13, is in love with music, especially bagpipes.  

A life of drugs and violence

Hemi Te Poono, 33, appeared at the High Court in Wellington and was sentenced to eight years and six months jail for ...

At 14 Hemi Te Poono was sent with CYF approval to live at a Mongrel Mob HQ. That sent him on a path of destruction.

Dannevirke store robbed

A man armed with a crowbar stole cash from a Dannevirke store on Saturday night.

A man armed with a crowbar has robbed the Dannevirke Four Square.

Body image movie to screen in city

Australian Taryn Brumfitt directed a documentary about herself and her search for the perfect body image. Her reverse ...

Body shaming and body loathing is about to be confronted by a screening in Palmerston North.

Palmy Rocks make Square Edge debut

Creative Journeys artists with the Easter themed Palmy Rocks painted for the Square Edge Easter market day from left ...

The Creative Journeys crew get into Palmy Rocks for the Square Edge Easter market day.

Annual expo for disability sector

Lenore Beck completes a passion audit on the Hope For The Future heart at last year's Navigate Your Future disability ...

The annual Navigate Your Future disability expo is on in Palmerston North's Centennial Convention Centre.

Retro sale attracts 540 people

Nicola Temby and Liane Rowe explore the treasures at the Methodist Goodwill annual retro sale.

Methodist Social Services pockets $18,000 from annual retro sale.

Otaki-Levin road clear

Traffic is backing up between Otaki and Levin.

Traffic now flowing easily between Otaki and Levin.

Man and son beaten with baseball bats

The attack was near the corner of Main St and Princess St in central Palmerston North.

A man, his teenage son and their dog were pulled from a vehicle and attacked.

ACT aims to claim balance of power

ACT leader David Seymour aims to rebuild the party to hold the balance of power.

ACT party faithful plan revival of political fortunes.

Manawatu women's cricket pioneer dies

Manawatu and Central Districts women's cricket stalwart Pamela Harvey, here in her playing days, died earlier this month.

There were two deaths in the Manawatu sporting fraternity recently.

Age doesn't stop 103-year-old

Ruth Hodgson enjoys her birthday greetings, but says 103 is just a number.

"I never think of my age. If I want to do something, I just get up and do it."

Top cats strut their stuff

One of the best, chocolate sphynx "Nudelicious Humphries Bare" was judged the best neutered or spayed kitten at the ...

A sphynx kitten grabbed a top-four prize, but a blue burmese won the show.

Perfect attendance scores for new councillors

Three of Palmerston North's newest councillors, Lorna Johnson, Gabrielle Bundy-Cook and Brent Barrett, have started ...

New councillors off to an unblemished start for showing up every time.

Early morning power cut

Power was cut in Bulls on Sunday morning.

Bulls residents affected by power outage after crash.

Man in Bulls crash named

Hayden Tahau, 26, died as a result of a crash in Bulls on Thursday.

The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Bulls was 26-year-old Hayden Tahau.

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