Needle-in-a-haystack success

Raewyn DeRose is about to cross the Tasman to visit her best friend.

Long-shot search for sick woman's best friend goes viral.

New hockey turf confirmed

Palmerston North is to get a new hockey turf.

A brand spanking new hockey turf is announced for Palmerston North.

ACC radiation bid likely to be 'peanuts'

ACC will pay compensation for 2008-2011, but Work and Income will get first dibs.

Optimism turns to despair as compensation is expected to be slim.

For the love of God video

Kim Rusden is walking the length of New Zealand with a cross, he's pictured on the Coastal Highway near Mapua.

Have you seen a man on the road carrying a cross on wheels?

Assaults immediately denied

The Palmerston North courthouse.

A man accused of groping boys in mosques blamed children moving in their sleep for any alleged inappropriate touching.

Encouraging girls into engineering

Hello Cafe organiser Jane Goodyer talks over the projects involved in the workshops with 10-year-old Kera Mather and her ...

New initiative geared to get more young women interested in engineering.

Musical tribute to fallen heroes

Arcadian Singers' musical director Helen Gordan studies the program for the upcoming 'Farewell Zealandia' concert.

Singers join forces for a musical afternoon with a twist.

Theatre calls for community memories

The Majestic Theatre in Taihape is gearing up to celebrate its centenary.

Ahead of its 100th birthday, the Majestic Theatre's history is being compiled.

Mash calls for more funding

For the first time, Manawatu's MASH Trust is in deficit, its annual report shows.

For the first time, Manawatu's Mash Trust is in deficit, its annual report shows.

Badjelly the Witch hits school stage

North Street school's Badjelly the Witch lead actors Joshua Fyfe, Taylor-Rose Wratten and Lydia Hollin.

Spike Milligan's Badjelly the Witch will be the first production for North Street School in five years.

Major passion for mini-bikes

Feilding High School students Tom Garner (driving) and Hannah Brew (swinging) take a sidecar for a test run around the ...

 Feilding High School's engineering students are fuelled up and ready to race their personally made mini-bikes.

Taonui pupils dig in for environment

Taonui School pupils, from left, Oscar Taylor, 8, MacKenzie Keenan, 12, Fergus Errol-Booth, 11 and Callum Taylor, 10, ...

A 12-year-old conservation project has been revived by Taonui School students.

Job has a room with a 360 view

Sela Ahio Fonua taking control in the tower at Palmerston North Airport.

"Sneaking" a part time job resulted in an unexpected career

More than just 'Big is Good'

Levi Vaoga, left, and Jamie Dunn, who has made a documentary about the strongman competitor.

Documentary reveals strongman Levi Vaoga's life outside of the Mitre 10 slogan.

Givealittle, but lost a lot video

Rachel Humphries set up a Givealittle page to raise money to help her compete in the world western riding champs in ...

They wanted to raise cash so Rachel could compete overseas. The kind act backfired.

Council takes aim at grave art video

The Cemeteries and Crematorium bylaw will be reviewed following complaints about the amount of decorations put on ...

Glitter, decorations and "funny colours" could be scrubbed from graves at a cemetery - because they make the place look "untidy".

Putting their skills to the test

Leading aircraftman Daniel Cornwall, 22, and aircraftman Harry Averill, 23, are going to compete at the national ...

 Two Defence Force personnel from Ohakea are putting their skills to the test in a national competition.

MidCentral DHB slips $1m into deficit

Palmerston North's hospital board has found itself $1 million in deficit after only two months.

After only two months, MidCentral DHB is $1 million in the red.

'Groped' in mosques

A man is on trial in the Palmerston North District Court, charged with indecently assaulting four boys at mosques.

Children who went to mosques for religious festival and camp say they woke to find a man groping them.

Tough Kids shine in Ohingaiti race

The water slide near the end of the course was enjoyed by all.

Nearly a thousand children battled in the mud to see who was the "Toughest Kid".

Dancing at Disneyland

Waiopehu College pupil Shavaun Tohill, 14,  is about to travel to Disneyland to take her shot at a career in dance.

Shavaun Tohill eats, sleeps and breathes dance, and this school holidays it will take her to Disneyland.

Dog trapped after crash

Dog trapped after crash.

A dog is trapped after a stock truck and van collide near Rongotea.

Celebration of Quilts

Helen Pedersen, Tarnia Hodges, Chrissy Sheed, Alison Green, Colleen Blair, Mary Hawkes, Robynne Fellows, and Christine ...

Quilting in Palmerston North is a hugely popular pastime and it's set to be celebrated.

Wildlife advocate taking mission overseas

Palmerston North wildlife advocate Fiona Gordon is going to lobby the Australian Environment Minister on behalf of ...

Palmerston North wildlife advocate Fiona Gordon is about to take her 'save the elephant' mission to a larger stage.

Teens launch flower wall business

High school students Jessica Frank, Caitlyn Avery, Leah McGrath Casey-lee Cranston,and Jasmine Nugent at the launch of ...

A group of teen entrepreneurs are saying it with flowers - and walls.

Dubious pleas for parent donations

Palmerston North Boys' High School rector David Bovey.

Schools caught misrepresenting voluntary donations as fees.

Hey small spenders

Voting has started in October's local body elections.

Palmerston North city council candidates reveal their spending plans.

Wedding options on a shoestring

Wedding ideas and bargains were on display and for sale at the wedding garage sale.

Hundreds searched for bargains at wedding-themed garage sale.

Thousands enjoy spring festival

Lining up the costume and the blossom for the perfect shot are Hanh Bui, left, and Anh Trinh at the Spring Festival.

Cherry blossoms arrived on time for this year's Spring Festival.

Lifesaving awards for Manawatu

Palmerston North Surf Lifesaving Club won a commendation at the local Trustpower community awards in 2015. From left: ...

Three service awards and a life membership are bestowed on surf life savers.

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