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Buildings' AA rating

The silver star winning AA building on the corner Victoria and Broadway avenues was the first commercial project Isles ...

Prominent Broadway offices win top national award.

Bringing tattooing into the light video

Mikal Carter works on a kea tattoo for a client.

In the Shade is an art studio where two creative souls meet.

Man in hospital after fire

Fire service attending fire in Whanganui.

A man has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Whanganui.

Low rates rise option undermined by river work

The cost of permanently protecting the Ashhurst Domain from further erosion by the Manawatu River has blown a hole in ...

Palmerston North rates rise likely to dip below 3 per cent despite river work.

Neighbours from Hell?

Hells Angels has set up base in the Palmerston North suburb of Hokowhitu.

A Hells Angels gang pad has sprung up in an upmarket area of Palmerston North.

Ex-Black Cap to artist

Ex-Black Cap Chris Martin's painting of 36 ducks in the Four Square colours, is a tongue and cheek celebration of his NZ ...

Black Caps' cult hero takes time out from grocery store to paint a work of art.

Typhoid spreads south

Typhoid has spread to Palmerston North.

A child in Palmerston North is infected in case linked to deadly Auckland outbreak.

Failed burglary leaves bloody mess

A Palmerston North woman had to clean up after a thief tried to break into her house in Takaro.

GRAPHIC: Woman left to clean up after "scumbag low-life" who cut himself while breaking in.

Flood complaints spark review

Tangimoana is one of Manawatu's worse flood-affected villages.

Stormwater drains in all of Manawatu's villages will soon be reviewed to prevent flooding.

Horowhenua residents 'stonewalled'

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen wants more public consultation before council-owned pensioner housing is potentially sold off.

Possible sale of pensioner housing is discussed behind closed doors and Horowhenua residents are unimpressed.

Illegal Aussie now in captivity

A fugitive Australian Water Dragon (Physignathus lesuerii) was captured in Papaitonga Scenic Reserve north of Kapiti.

Fugitive Aussie water dragon captured after jaunt around Horowhenua.

Museum without walls

Andy Lowe, from Te Manawa, accepts the inaugural Arts Access Museum Award.

Te Manawa wins prestigious award recognising the museum's diversity.

Foxton flooding

Loma Betty, stands in front of her Cook St property.

An overnight deluge has left some sections in a Horowhenua town looking like a lake.

What does the DNA prove?

The Palmerston North courthouse.

The Crown says DNA evidence shows man took part in assault. The defence says it shows the opposite.

Petrol returns to Pongaroa

Pongaroa will soon have its own petrol pumps.

The tiny hamlet of Pongaroa has bucked national trends by fundraising for its own petrol station.

Feilding park upgrade on hold despite plea

Dog shows are one of several events hosted by Feilding's Timona Park.

Work to spruce up Feilding's Timona Park will be put on hold.

Blood, hammer found in car

The Palmerston North courthouse.

Weapons found after brutal assault left man with a caved-in head.

Square Edge evacuated

Square Edge was closed on Tuesday after an electrical fault triggered a fire service call-out.

Businesses and community groups were closed down on Tuesday.

Cry for help unanswered

Rex Rosacker rang mental health services for a family member, but they said they couldn't help.

He rang mental health services. He rang police. But he had to rescue a family member from attempted suicide himself.

Fast food fan misfire video

UCOL student Jack Townend was surprised an open letter to McDonald's on his Facebook page, complaining about being ...

A complaint on social media needn't be accurate to cause maximum damage.

Hospital fails pregnant woman video

A baby was stillborn after the MidCentral District Health Board failed to see signs of a life-threatening condition.

Slip-ups from the district health board led to a woman's unborn baby dying.

Cloverlea School bike track opens

Makaiah Jennings tries out the new bike track.

Kids are riding rings around their teachers at Cloverlea School on a new bike track.

Tenants' Union holds protest

The Manawatu Tenants' Union is urging other to join with them to demand more state homes, and affordable rent. Pictured ...

Too many trapped on waiting lists or paying "unaffordable" rents, Union says.

Wife could be next - husband

Police investigate a robbery at the Rangiora Mini Mart in Palmerston North.

Manawatu man fears his wife could be in danger as thieves raid Manawatu dairies.

Spruce-up for Pohangina park

The Pohangina Community Committee want to see the domain restored so it can hold family events, like the Pohangina Big ...

Plans to spruce up the Pohangina Recreation Reserve will be funded by the council.

Elderly fugitive appears in court

William Harding is accused of fraud.

Alleged conman William Harding, 77, enters no plea to charges.

No horsing around for Culverwell

Geoff Culverwell of Harper Road Equestrian with horses Via Dolorosa and Audi.

Geoff Culverwell is a remedial equine muscle therapist.

Thumbs up for Makino car park

The Makino Aquatic Centre car park in Council Place is up for a rebuild.

The community has agreed to expand the Makino Aquatic Centre car park. 

RSA overhaul after allegations

The Ashhurst RSA is working with the Department of Internal Affairs on a probe of its accounts.

Poor procedures lead to a damning review and leadership changes at Ashhurst.

No longer acting

New agency chief executive Linda Stewart.

Linda Stewart takes the helm of economic development agency permanently

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