Man arrested after fleeing crash

This stolen subaru crashed into a ute and truck along Tremaine Ave, before its driver fled the scene on Thursday morning.

14 min ago  One person has been arrested after fleeing a three-vehicle crash in central Palmerston North.

'Fifteen-year reign of sexual terror'

The children and former partner of a man all suffered long-lasting harm due to the sexual violence he dished out to them ...

1:37 PM  He raped his partner and sexually abused his children for years, including climbing through a bedroom window to attack his daughter.

Speedway pits to be ready for teams champs

Work to complete the new speedway pits at the Arena should be finished in time for teams’ champs.

The Arena's speedway pits will be ready for the venue's biggest event of the year.

Drunkenness, dare behind felling of Auckland pōhutukawa

The damage Alexei Hoder caused has been valued at more than $40,000.

Alexei Leandios Hodder was drunk when he cut down eight pōhutukawa, causing $40,000 worth of damage.

Gravel and Tar first big event of Palmerston North's 150th year

The Gravel and Tar Classic and La Femme races will anchor the eight-event Manawatū Cycling Spree this weekend.

The internationally-accredited Gravel and Tar will anchor the Manawatū Cycling Spree this weekend, the first of many events planned for Palmerston North's 150-year celebrations.

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Man who indecently assaults girls minimises offending

Kym Joffre Skinner was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court for indecently assaulting two girls.

Kym Joffre Skinner tried to explain away parts of his offending. A judge says it shows a lack of desire to change.

Tangi Utikere gets his feet under basement desk in Parliament

Tangi Utikere is on two parliamentary select committees and is working on private member’s bills as he gets his teeth ...

But the Palmerston North MP will look to get his head above the parapet as he settles into national politics.

First community meal of the year feeds hundreds

More than 200 people share food and community at the Legacy Centre in Highbury. From left; Kathy Davidson, Paula ...

It was the Legacy Church's first community meal of 2021, and more than 200 people arrived hungry and in need of a home-cooked meal.

Medal haul for martial arts club

Lionguard Club members Vanessa Hunt, left, Brittany Blencoe and Mandy Sandbrook all won national titles last month.

A Manawatū martial arts club for people with special needs is winning national titles.

Covid-19 lockdown with ex-partner ends with assaults, damage

Tangaroa Te Whaiti De Thierry was sentenced in the Levin District Court for bashing his ex-partner and damaging her property.

Tangaroa Te Whaiti De Thiery assaulted his ex-partner and smashed up her property, while being forced to live together during lockdown.

Police continue to investigate possible new cold case leads

Police are looking at possible new leads into the disappearance of Feilding shearer Bevan Wright 13 years ago.

Feilding man Bevan Wright went missing 13 years ago this month. His disappearance has proved a mystery.

Motorbike slips from Desert Rd

One person has been moderately injured in a motorbike crash on Desert Rd. (File photo)

A motorcyclist is injured after their bike slipped off the Desert Rd near Waiouru Military Camp.

Motorists to keep following yellow-flecked road

The spill, pictured in November, has faded significantly over the past three months.

The remains of a paint spill will stay on a Palmerston North street, after officials decided removing it could damage the busy commuter route's pavement.

Interclub wins for Takaro and Johnston Park

Takaro’s Dean Gilshnan bowls in the men’s interclub final against Palmerston North.

Takaro held off a late challenge to become the new Manawatū men’s interclub champions.

Child rapist declined release

Repeat sex offender John Robert Alexander Innes, also known as Jonathan, is serving 12 years' prison for raping a girl.

John Robert Alexander Innes, who raped a girl repeatedly over five years, has been declined parole.


Manawatū cricket history detailed in ex-players' new book

Newly released book ‘125 Not Out. A History of the Manawatū Cricket Association 1895-2020’ will be celebrated this week.

Manawatū's cricket history is unveiled in a new book ahead of this week's celebrations.

For the love of cricket

Brannavan Gnanalingam is a sports fan, but no sport compares to his beloved cricket.

Clean-bowled at a young age, Brannavan Gnanalingam's passion for the gentleman's game has only grown over the years.

Memory Lane: Rumage through old photos reveals history of early bus service

A stumble across an old photo album has revealed details of the district's early bus services.

Stewart's profile rises above a year to forget

2020 was a big year for Campbell Stewart. He is pictured winning stage 5 of the Tour of Southland in November.

Most of us enjoy Twenty20 cricket and would love to have 20-20 eyesight. But as for the 2020 year in sport, to quote Hilary Barry, it can ''b..... off”.

Manawatū rugby needs uplift to keep doubters at bay

The Turbos had a win over Southland this season, but there wasn’t much else to get excited about on the field.

OPINION: In such turbulent times, there is always a risk the blacks suits at New Zealand Rugby will get jumpy and a team losing each week by 40 could end up as road kill.


Manawatū shearer convicted for attacking partner and step-daughter

Joseph Patrick Simeon, 41, was sentenced to five months’ home detention in the Palmerston North District Court on ...

Joseph Simeon will serve five months' home detention for swinging ex-partner by hair and kicking her daughter.

Prawn salad

This Laotian-style prawn salad is a perfect hot weather dish.

When the weather heats up this fresh summer salad goes down a treat.

Prawn cocktail

Take your prawn cocktail to the next level with paprika, tarragon and tiger prawns.

Elevate that guilty pleasure with a few ingenious ingredients and the biggest tiger prawns you can find.

Gazpacho and Greek salad

Fresh, chilled gazpacho is the answer when it feels too hot to eat.

Cool down with two fresh Mediterranean summer classics.

Al pastor with pineapple salsa

Al pastor and pineapple salsa.

These shepherd-style pork tacos are ideal for hot Kiwi summers. Just give yourself a bit of time to let the meat marinate.

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