It wasn't a party, cake and presents. But getting out and helping others showed these teenagers "more of what's out there".
Head of art at Rangitikei College for 35 years, Bruce Rennie was a flamboyant anomaly for his time.
First MidCentral threatened to cut off a 96-year-old, now two more women suffer similar treatment.
Car crashes are keeping Manawatu emergency services busy.
Police are investigating a suspicious car fire after a car left in a ditch after a crash was set alight.
Palmerston North's Library of the Future will be easier to access.
Palmerston North looks for a partner to help build much-needed housing.
A dog used to attack someone set to get an 11th-hour rescue from death row.
Attempts have been made to exchange fake cash at Manawatu/Whanganui banks.
A hammer and machete were used to demand cash at a minimarket in Palmerston North.
Recently arrived members of a refugee family from Syria have decided to festively decorate some Palmerston North shop windows.
The Rodger Fox Big Band is to headline the Christmas in The Square entertainment
A Palmerston North high school has had its first ever international dux.
The Central Stags welcomed back their power hitter for Knights clash.
Robber admits to police driving a car full of stolen goods was "dodgy".
Hopes that new sandwich and salad bar will be habit forming in Palmerston North.
Cannabis dealers need to be denounced for their work as long as cannabis stays illegal, judge says.
Santa parachuting out of a tree is one of the many Christmas light displays enchanting Manawatu people.
Man whose life turned around thanks to kidney donation from his sister will now inspire others.
A sea of Santas returned to The Square to dash for charity.
A car which hit a tree left seriously injured people trapped.
Significant fighting and a pervasive bullying culture at Manawatu Prison - ombudsman's report.
Wayne Bishop is deputy mayor at the Horowhenua District Council - for now - but the mayor is seeking legal advice.
New houses are popping up everywhere around Palmerston North.
Police suspected Tararua meth dealer laundered drug money through TAB.
Some of the businesses on Cuba St are lukewarm on streetscape plans
The Horowhenua Health Centre is struggling to recruit a doctor to fill a pending vacancy.
Arthritis New Zealand fears a national shortage has hit Manawatu.
Prehistoric sleepover with Palmerston North museum's dinosaur exhibit.
Former MidCentral DHB chief executive joins the Arohanui Hospice board.