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Six more measles cases

Nine cases of measles are now present in the Horowhenua.

Six additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Horowhenua.

NZ troops return from Iraq

About 70 New Zealand Defence Force troops arrive home on Thursday night.

About 70 New Zealand Defence Force soldiers have returned home from service in Iraq.

Regions still lack housing video

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People gather to protest the demolition of state houses between ...

Not enough homes for Palmerston North's need, let alone Auckland's homeless too.

Police still seeking truck driver

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Police are still seeking a truck driver involved in a collision with a power pole in Bulls.

MidCentral gets unexpected boost

MidCentral District Health Board's coffers have had a larger-than-expected boost in this year's Budget announcements.

Budget addresses disadvantage in schools

Queen Elizabeth College created a breakfast club to help ensure all kids are fed before school. Devon Lewis tucks into ...

Primary and secondary school principals are relieved there is more money for at-risk students in this year's Budget.

Mum on benefit doubtful of change

Donna Barclay, with 7-month-old son Elijah Barclay-Jeffcoat, struggles week-to-week to keep up financially.

This mother-of-three was not expecting much to change after this year's Budget announcements.

Budget: 'A patchwork of half-baked ideas'?

Finance Minister Bill English's 2016 Budget is either sensible or a patchwork of half-baked ideas, depending on who you ask.

Budget 2016; "sensible" or "a patchwork of half baked ideas"?

Gunners battle in soggy Square

163 Battery fires the winning shot in 16 Field Regiment's gun run held in The Square to celebrate the 300th anniversary ...

A gun run duel between two Linton Army artillery batteries became a soggy hard-fought slog in the rain in Palmerston North city.

Prison Christmas dinner 'confession'

A man says Daniel Rei confessed to taking guns to the property where James Whatuira died, while Rei was behind bars.

Prisoner says a leftover Christmas dinner was the trigger point for a jailhouse confession from an alleged murderer.

Debate nudges rates rise up

Civic administration building , Palmerston North City Council building.

Palmerston North city councillors have made more additions than cuts to the budget for next year.

$15m innovation investment on right track

Dr Jason Wargent, co-founder of  BioLumic Ltd, shows off his light treatment technology, which stimulates plant ...

A Massey economist says Government innovation initiatives are on the right track, but New Zealand needs more funding to build a robust start-up sector.

Judge Les Atkins QC dies

Judge Les Atkins QC, pictured at his last hearing in the Palmerston North District Court, has passed away.

Les Atkins, Palmerston North defence lawyer, district court judge and Queen's Counsel, has passed away.

'Something wrong' with killer brother

Eric Baden McIsaac appearing in Levin District Court on charges relating to the death of his brother, Alex Fisher.

Eric McIsaac, who killed his 10-year-old brother Alex Fisher, bore a grudge against his parents and "wanted to make them pay".

Town adjusts after killing video

Eric McIsaac (left) and Alex Fisher.

10-year-old Alex Fisher's death felt like a "tidal wave came through" the beachside community.

Street Feast postponed

Thursday Night Eat Feast in Wellington is extending into Palmerston North.

Palmerston North's inaugural Thursday Night Street Feast has been put off.

Who was Alex Fisher? video

Alex Fisher was polite, determined, and well-mannered, his school principal says.

He was just a normal Kiwi kid - loved sport, tried hard at school, was loved by his family.

Warnings about Alex's killer ignored

Alex Fisher, 10, was killed in Waitarere, west of Levin, last October.

Peter McIsaac had long thought his son Eric was dangerous. No one heeded his warnings.

Five days of hope and despair video

Alex Fisher.

As police and rescuers searched for missing boy Alex Fisher, they hoped for a good outcome. It didn't come.

Alex Fisher murder: guilty plea

Alex Fisher's body was found three days after he was murdered by his half-brother at Waitarere Beach.

Judge hails "courage" of family for coming to court, as boys' mother weeps at conviction.

Railway would be electrified under Green

Green transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

The railway line between Waikanae and Palmerston North would be electrified under the Green Party's freight policy announced this week.

Council leadership needed over sugar

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Sugar Tax

A prominent anti-sugar lobbyist is calling on the Palmerston North City Council to show leadership.

Warning signs highlighted at uni talk video

A big crowd turned out to listen to Lesley Elliott speak.

A mother whose daughter was murdered eight and a half years ago says it never gets easier to talk about.

More delays planned for projects

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Civic administration building , Palmerston North City Council building ...

More than $10 million worth of projects planned for next year are likely to be put off in light of an $18m backlog of work not completed this financial year.

Kids' riverbank planting goes on in storm

Riparian planting was also carried out at the same spot by school children this time last year.

Learning care for our waterways became an immersive experience for children carrying out environmental work in yesterday's storm. 

State housing protest on Budget day

These units at Rugby St in Palmerston North have been demolished. Units at Raleigh St await the same fate.

A protest is to be staged in Palmerston North as state housing units are being prepared for demolition.

KiwiRail 'may shut Palmerston line'

NZ First leader Winston Peters says KiwiRail are looking to close rail tracks in Manawatu.

 Winston Peters claims to have inside information that KiwiRail may close Palmerston North rail line.

Tornado tears up caravan site

Damage to the hall and a campervan at the Manawatu Caravan Club in Foxton Beach as the result of a tornado that occurred ...

Debris was scattered up to 400m away after the tornado ripped through.

The nephew, the uncle, the prison van

Daniel Rei is one of five men on trial for the murder of James Poto Whatuira, who died in January 2015.

A Dannevirke man and his nephew discussed allegations that they took guns to a Woodville property where a man was killed by a shotgun blast.

Leaking library needs new roof

Attempts to stop Palmerston North library's glass rood from leaking prompt $1.3m replacement proposal.

The distinctive glass roof covering the walkway to Palmerston North Library might have to go in a $1.3m replacement job.

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