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Kiwi sacrifice in WWI France remembered

Stuart Turrill is heading to France as part of a project recognising New Zealanders' contributions there during WWI.

A young historian is reviving memories of Palmerston North soldiers' contributions to WWI. 

Gang member sentenced

The Palmerston North courthouse

Dannevirke's only Black Power member will be confined to his house for almost a year for driving offences.

Cyclists unfazed by weather warning

2016 Winter Series bike race organiser Phil Stevens on the Mountain Bike course at Raumai Reserve.

Neither wind nor rain could keep the keen mountain bikers from racing in the 2016 Crank-It Winter Series.

Competition for Maori and Pasifika to address obesity

Shane Ruwhiu exercises with a taiaha as part of the Ka Mau Te Wehi competition for Maori and Pasifika.

A competition has been launched to help reduce obesity rates in Maori and Pacific people.

Fatal house fire in Manawatu video

An Ashhurst man died after a fire at his Wyndham St house on Monday morning. The Fire Service is investigating the cause.

A man has died after a house fire in Ashhurst, near Palmerston North.

Historic kiln needs helping hands

Hoffman Kiln on Featherston Street has been re-roofed, but the weeds are taking over the bricks.

Gumboots and clippers are needed for Hoffman Kiln working bees.

Agri-app boosts data access

Ballance general manager of sales Campbell Parker, left, and Hill Laboratories commercial general manager Bart Challis.

Manawatu farmers' planning could benefit from more data thanks to Ballance and Hill Laboratories new partnership.

Police seeking Jamie Kissling

Police are still searching for Jamie Kissling.

Horowhenua police are appealing for information on Jamie Ronaki Kissling, who has a warrant to arrest.

Wild weekend weather

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Bad weather forecast for most of New Zealand --about to hit the overnight. weather ...

Palmerston North didn't quite manage to escape the wild weather on the weekend.

Little trains attract big crowds

Sherry Joe, Andrew Joe and Jayden Joe, 3 ge absorbed in the model railway world create at Rail-X.

Hundreds of people visit the Palmerston North exhibition of railways in miniature.

Return of bottle drives supported

Glass and Plastic bottles stacked for recycling.

Palmerston North's call for refunds on returns of beverage containers has won 90 per cent support from New Zealand councils.

Sallies will provide fewer beds

The Salvation Army Men's Hostel in Lockhart Milson is facing closure.

The Salvation Army is cutting down on the amount of accommodation it provides in Palmerston North.

Who wants to be mayor of Palmerston North?

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith is yet to be challenged for the job.

There is keen competition to be a Palmerston North city councillor, but so far, no one wants to be mayor.

Michelle Feldberg wins gallery

Miss Teen Manawatu Hannah Sowman and Miss Manawatu Michelle Feldberg were crowned at a pageant at the Regent on Broadway.

Manawatu Standard's beauty does it.

Pipers and drummers go world class

The Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band will compete at the world championships. The front rank at the street march at nationals ...

A youthful Manawatu No 1 pipe band is off to compete in the world championships in Glasgow.

Auckland solutions not for regions

Whakarongo is Palmerston North's next housing area.

Solutions to Auckland's housing shortage could harm Palmerston North's growth.

Region tops country for jobs growth

Manawatu-Whanganui's labour force was 5.84 per cent bigger in the first quarter of 2016 than in 2015.

The latest jobs figures show Manawatu/Whanganui is "the power house of the central North Island," Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith says.

What happened to Mary? video

Police are seeking help from the public to locate 63-year-old Mary Berrington, who has been reported missing by her family.

After four days of searching, police consider scaling back efforts to find Mary Berrington.

Women in police take a bow

Celebrating 75 years of women in the New Zealand Police force are (from left) Constable Charlotte Edwards, Karen Shannon ...

Torch visit marks 75 years of women in New Zealand Police.

Fabric art Matariki puppets enthral

Artist Ron Te Kawa makes, creates and performs with puppets, quilts and backdrops to entrance his audience in the FX ...

Fabric artist Ron Te Kawa has been enthralling school holiday audiences with his colourful tales.

'You're a recruit, you have no rights'

The Defence Force says its instructor selection process has improved.

More than half of army recruits have been verbally abused by instructors, a report shows.

Man injured by steer

The Palmerston North rescue helicopter was needed to take a 50-year-old man, who was injured by a steer on Friday, to ...

Te Horo man taken to hospital after being injured by a steer.

Food truck tuck in gallery

Street Feast co-founder Simon Bowen, of Three Little Birds Jamaican food  truck, cooks up some Jamaican jerk pork.

Levin jumps into the food truck scene with both feet as 2000 people roll up for the town's first food truck festival.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle

A vehicle hit a pedestrian on SH1,  north of Himitangi, just before 9pm on Friday.

A pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle on State Highway 1.

Wild weather for Central District

Police are urging motorists to take care on the roads, with wild weather expected to hit the Central District region ...

Police are warning motorists to take care on the roads this weekend.

Killer's bizarre short trial video

Phillip John Smith allegedly escaped to Brazil while on temporary release.

In an unusual move, the Phillip John Smith pleaded not guilty but asked jury to find otherwise.

Four soldiers discharged for drugs

Major General Peter Kelly, pictured during Somme Centenary Commemorations in France, has previously spoken out about ...

Four soldiers discharged from the army after taking prescription medication while deployed to Fiji.

Making globe-friendly choices video

Harvey Jones' Ashhurst garden is an illustration of how some residents are choosing to be more self-reliant and lessen ...

City council considers how to make it easier for householders to make green-minded choices.

Tararua rejects Amendment Bill

The Tararua District Council have made a submission in opposition of the Local Government Amendment Bill.

Tararua District Council against a Local Government Amendment Bill.

Superheroes come to the city

Library staff Rhonda Chenery, Helen Dailey and Alan Dingley, preparing for a night of storytelling about the superheroes ...

Masks, superheroes and computer coding part of the school holiday entertainment at libraries.

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