Person hurt in house fire

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One person has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Palmerston North.

Man safe after Napalese quake

A Whanganui man barely knew there was an earthquake as he travelled away from Kathmandu as the Nepalese earthquake hit.

Prisoners given dictionaries

Manawatu prisoners have been gifted dictionaries in the hope of boosting literacy.

Lundy to appeal

Convicted double killer Mark Lundy is set to appeal his conviction for the murder of his wife and daughter.

Mental health update

Palmerston North Hospital's mental health service has reported a steady decrease in the use of restraint and seclusion during the past year.

Council advocates for local values to be protected

Palmerston North has become the 10th council to speak up for local democracy values it wants to be protected in whatever form the TPPA finally takes.

Government should do more

A $100,000 price tag has put Palmerston North City councillors off developing an action plan to encourage more city residents to stop smoking.

The art of charity

Photo: 630772770: Palmerston North Boys' High School student Colson Verdonk is organising a fundraising art sale and exhibition with the help from art teacher Kelly Pfeffer-Marshall.

Senior students' art from Palmerston North Boys' High School will not only be on show at the Square Edge Community Gallery, it will also be for sale for a good cause.

Lundy to appeal

Mark Lundy

Convicted double killer Mark Lundy is set to appeal his conviction for the murder of his wife and daughter.

Flooding woes far from over gallery video

Mud covers Wright St in Wellington's Mt Cook.

Heavy downpours overwhelm some homes and infrastructure in the capital.

Council defers parking decision

Free parking for over-65s in Palmerston North has been delayed.

Palmerston North's over-65s will have to wait for an extra hour's free parking.

Remembering workers

The Workers' Memorial Day commemoration at Memorial Park, Palmerston North drew about 50 people.

The Kiwi "she'll be right" attitude is placing workers at risk of death or injury in the work place, says a union delegate.

Students brew a business

Palmerston North Girls' High School students Rebecca Bleackley, 17, Danielle Deans, 17 and Georgie Allpress 17 launch their new product for the young enterprise scheme.

Budding entrepreneurs are brewing up new business ideas, including a body scrub made from used coffee grounds.

Horizons seeks feedback

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Less than a week remains for residents wanting to make submissions on Horizons Regional Council's draft Long Term Plan.

Evicted after meth discovery

Methamphetamine (Ice)

A man felt "victimised" when his HNZ tenancy was terminated after methamphetamine was found contaminating the property.

Urgent development needed in city

Palmerston North city generic. Fitzherbert Avenue viewed from Summerhill Drive, showing the recent tar sealing going on. Palmerston North city view

Palmerston North is in urgent need of housing development or affordability will be at risk, an expert says.

Mixed views on capital value

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A proposal to change how rates are calculated by Horowhenua District Council has drawn more than 250 submissions.

Gorge alternatives costly

Constructing an alternative route to replace the Manawatu Gorge would cost between $120 million and $1.8 billion, depending on the option chosen.

Images of destruction tough to watch

Bikram Pandey from Napal talks about the recent earthquake that has claimed the lives of many Napalese.

Bikram Pandey, his family and his friends crowded around the television in his Palmerston North home, watching images of the destruction from Nepal's devastating earthquake.

Gallipoli firsthand

Caleb Berry and partner Greer McDonald.

'I didn't weep physically… I wept in my heart.'

Wartime diaries give insight

Manawatu Police acting area commander Inspector Dave White, wearing his grandfather's medals, and pin for service in Gallipoli.

On April 25, 1915, Manawatu Police Inspector David White's grandfather was on a ship, destined for Gallipoli.

Gorge to close

A slip closed State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge on April 9.

The Manawatu Gorge will be closed to motorists on Wednesday for the installation of rockfall protection.

Winston Peters to visit

NZ First Leader Winston Peters.

Winston Peters, fresh from his victory in the Northland byelection, will be in Palmerston North on Friday.

Manawatu's French connection

Frederic Leturque, mayor of Arras, France, gives the haka a try while visiting the New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North.

A delegation from the French city of Arras has made a whistlestop visit to Palmerston North's rugby museum.

Bountiful birds at sale

The Manawatu Avicultural Society's annual bird sale

The Manawatu Avicultural Society held their annual bird sale on Sunday, attracting aviarists from throughout the North Island.

One critical following crash

Two women were taken to Palmerston North hospital after their vehicle rolled on State Highway 3 near Mt Stewart

One person is in a critical condition after a car rolled on State Highway 3 near Sanson.

Anzac service draws thousands video

Crowds bow their heads in remembrance at the Anzac Day dawn service at the cenotaph in Palmerston North.

Thousands of people gathered in darkness in Palmerston North's The Square to see in the rising sun and commemorate the Anzac centenary.

Seed drill a Rolls Royce system

Dr John Baker and his innovative cross-slot seed drill which promotes healthy soils.

Feilding soil scientist and inventor is on a mission to save the world's soils and has created the "Rolls Royce" of direct drill seed machines.

Heartfelt heartland Anzac service gallery

Bagpipers lead the parade from Taihape's Town Hall to the War Memorial.

 A clear, starry sky greeted those in attendance of the Taihape dawn parade on Saturday.

Birthday bugle call for the fallen

For the last two decades, artist Jack Register on the morning of his birthday has blown the bugle over soldiers graves at the Kelvin Grove cemetery.

Artist Jack Register has his own way of marking Anzac Day. For a start, April 25 is his birthday,

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