Halloween Train screams into action

All manner of frights await those who dare take a ride on the Halloween Train.

Willing victims can have a frighteningly good time on the Esplanade train this week.

Region one of best for young home buyers

Penelope-Ann Peck, 27, has bought a house in Takaro, Palmerston North.

Manawatu/Whanganui has been named as one of the best regions for young home buyers

Siblings shoot for the smallbore stars

Sarah, David and Meaghan Reesby compete alongside each other in smallbore rifle shooting.

Three siblings say a little family competition isn't a bad thing in smallbore shooting.

Boy hurt as bike hits cow

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter at the scene of the accident, near Hunterville.

Eleven-year-old flown to hospital after injury on Rangitikei farm.

Gymnasts bring back medals

​From left, gymnasts Michelle Ngan, Alice Te Rangi and Caitlyn Leach each won a medal at the National Gymsports ...

Three Manawatu teens have medalled at the 2016 National Gymsports Championships in Invercargill.

'Trying her best to be uncontactable'

Shannon McKenna, Hayley McKenna, Lisa Henare and Lillian Kane are just some of the Eketahuna pub staff incorrectly paid ...

Company behind Tararua town's only pub ordered to pay former staff $30,000 - but owner can't be found.

Social workers set to deal with begging

Beggars to be introduced to other lifestyles.

Palmerston North social workers will begin to tackle the city's begging problem this week.

Globe series to finish on a high

Leading Kiwi pianist Ludwig Treviranus provides the finale for the 2016 Globe Sunday Matinee concert series.

Leading NZ pianist Ludwig Treviranus brings to a close the first year of the Globe Sunday Matinee concert series

Hit-and-run court appearance

Police were investigating a brawl outside the Red Lion Inn when a man was hit by a car.

Man appears in court after allegedly using car as a weapon against someone after pub brawl.

Annual summer concert series needs musos

Three members of the four-piece band, The Bing Turkby Ensemble playing during the Sounds of Summer 2016,  from left; ...

The call has gone out for local musical participants in the annual Sounds of Summer concert series.

Duo pay tribute to tenor Mario Lanza

Lindsay Perigo, broadcaster and author has written a biography of singing great, Mario Lanza.

Karl Perigo and his uncle, well-known broadcaster Lindsay, perform together in Operatunity's homage to Mario Lanza

Paul Ubana Jones returns

Paul Ubana Jones returns to entertain at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club.

Paul Ubana Jones is back to perform at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club

Bike built for three helps wind back the clock

Olive Tree residents Betsy Bruere and Helen Holterman with Dorthe Pedersen from Cycling Without Age, and pilot Mike ...

Cycling Without Age introduced to Palmerston North recently, is a new concept in companionship for elderly people, and helps them rediscover the joys of bike riding.

Business with $1 reserve cleans up

Chris Scott says he wants the market to determine what his cleaning product business is worth.

A cleaning product business listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve has hit $36,700.

Blind bowls in Feilding

Sarah Welsh from the Counties Manukau bowls club takes part in the womens' singles competition at the 63rd national ...

Feilding hosted the 63rd blind and visually impaired national indoor bowls championships.

Celebrating 60 years of markets

Abbe Watson demonstrates some of the skills she has aquired at Zero Gravity Cheerleaders at the Lions market day, ...

Palmerston North's community has seen 60 years of knick-knacks, trinkets, clothing and crafts.

Feilding, beautiful and diverse

A multicultural morning tea was held in Feilding to celebrate New Zealand's ethnic diversity. From left; Jessica Yap, ...

Feilding ethnic groups gathered over a cup of tea and cake to celebrate diversity in the town.

Rallying to restore railway station

The derelict Woodville railway station.

Woodville residents are rallying to keep and restore the town's railway station.

Suicide calls on the rise

Palmerston North police are responding to a growing number of suicide threats and attempts in the city.

Palmerston North police are responding to more 'crisis' suicide attempts and mental health calls.

LGBT community gathers

Lee Ekland from the New Zealand Aids Foundation addresses the topic of HIV at Manawatu's Glittfab Symposium.

Palmerston North's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities gather for a three day conference.

Black Ferns game a Manawatu benefit

Black Ferns magician Selica Winiata makes another break through the Australia defence at Eden Park on Saturday. She ...

GOOD SPORTS: Selica Winiata has been at it again.

Man arrested after hit-and-run

The CIB and Serious Crash Unit are investigating hit and run near the Red Lion pub in Whanganui.

Accused driver in Whanganui incident was unlicensed and banned from driving, police reveal.

Ewen Macdonald's got a new girl

Ewen Macdonald no longer has strict parole conditions.

Feilding farmer acquitted of murdering Scott Guy has fallen in love.

Car rolls down hill

A car crashed and rolled down a hill on Pahiatua Aokutere Rd, coming to a stop against a fence at the bottom of the slope.

A car has crashed and rolled down a hill south of the city.

Refugee community grows video

A Palestinian family, who lived in Syria, recently arrived in Palmerston North. From left: Abir Ramdan Tamim, Mohammad ...

Palmerston North's refugee community is growing as another 35 people move to the city.

Fallen line cuts power

Police and firefighters directed traffic around a Powerco crew as it worked to fix a fallen powerline on Cloverlea Rd.

Power on Cloverlea Rd was cut after reports of sparking lines.

Armed police callout

A man will appear in court on a disorderly conduct charge after armed police were called to Broadway Ave on Friday Morning.

Man arrested after he was seen walking down Broadway Ave with a firearm.

Manfeild plays home away from home

Peter Clark outside his 1993 Mitsubishi Rosa, called Guappa.

"Explosive" house prices mean more people are buying mobile homes.

Spring cleaning begins outdoors

Having gutters clear and allowing rainwater to flow away was important to keep the house watertight, and its timber ...

Don't just kill the mould, get outside to stop the damp from seeping back in.

Taxpayer money boosts river project

Newly-elected Horizons regional councillor Wiremu Te Awe Awe, Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie, Tu te Manawa spokesman Manahi ...

Manawatu River clean up gets $534,000 cash injection.

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