Arm broken after plea for help

David Hutchins, 69, has lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Conduct Authority after a police constable ...

He called the police for help with a property dispute, but ended up arrested, lying face down with his arm twisted behind his back.

Boom not just down to boomers

Horowhenua council's David McCorkindale says planning for growth is about more than just building houses.

Horowhenua's population is expected to swell to 51,000 by 2038 if people continue to flock to the district at the current rate.

Part of city left powerless

Powerco is investigating the cause of a power cut in Palmerston North (file photo).

Power was cut off for just over two hours in Roslyn due to a cable fault.

Pupils practise ninja skills

Roslyn School pupil Cody Harrison, front, has completed the school's ninja warrior challenge, and school-mates Ashwal ...

Roslyn School's ninja warriors swung into action to celebrate the end of term.

Tree works signal lagoon improvements

Mature trees at the Hokowhitu Lagoon have been felled.

Centennial Drive takes on a temporarily less forested look during subdivision build.

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Last ball win for Horowhenua Kāpiti

The Horowhenua Kapiti cricket celebrate their win over the highly fancied Taranaki at Pukekura Park.

Against the highly fancied Taranaki batting lineup, the Bears successfully defended a low score to earn valuable first-innings points.

Lyver's strong medal haul

Angus Lyver was the best-performed Manawatū athlete at the secondary schools champs (file photo).

Manawatū athletes recorded strong performances in the weather-hit secondary school nationals in Wellington.

Race for rentals may leave students out in the cold

Trade Me figures show Palmerston North's average rent rose to $420 in November, up 13.5 per cent from last November, as ...

More people are competing for fewer rentals this summer, raising doubts the market will cope with the influx of students in the new year.

Expanding planetary horizons

Professor Brian Cox is the articulate host of the excellent BBC Series, The Planets.

The Planets TV documentary series is the best science lesson you can have.

Manawatū women aim for sevens crown

Crystal Mayes will again be a key player for Manawatū at the national sevens championships in Tauranga this weekend.

Manawatū enter the national champs in a confident mood despite the absence of stars Selica Winiata and Sarah Hirini.

Combined maternity service created

The MidCentral District Health Board is taking over management of the privately built Te Papaioea primary birthing ...

More women are likely to have their babies at Palmerston North's Te Papaioea primary birthing centre when a New Zealand-first partnership takes effect.

Monrad carnival promoted sustainability

Monrad pupils Maddison Pearson, 12, left, and Esther Apiti-de Silva, 11, from "Recycle Works" make bags from old jeans.

Just about everything pupils at a Palmerston North school do now has the environment in mind.

Fallen rider rushed to hospital

A 15-year-old rider was seriously injured when he crashed on the Arapuke Forest Park Mountain Bike Trail (file photo).

A 15-year-old boy is receiving specialist treatment after he was badly injured in a mountain bike crash.

City commuters clog streets

Cars are likely to be banned from parking all day on one side of Russell St.

Workers in central Palmerston North are starting earlier and venturing further in search of free on-street parking.

New products from old stuff

Arohanui Hospice shop volunteer Lynn Butcher hangs another bag on the display of new bags made from recycled materials.

Upstairs at Palmerston North's central Arohanui Hospice op shop, a dozen women are working miracles with materials.


Riled over a raw deal

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Phillippa and John Martin 
The Ministry for Primary Industries last week cracked ...

A Horowhenua milk supplier says it will fight the Government over the halting of its business.

School working towards self-governance

Levin Intermediate School has been under Ministry of Education intervention for the past two years.

Pengelly reflects on Manawatū move

Last ball win for Horowhenua Kāpiti


Expanding planetary horizons

Professor Brian Cox is the articulate host of the excellent BBC Series, The Planets.

The Planets TV documentary series is the best science lesson you can have.

Let's dump New Zealand for Aotearoa

An explorer's memories of home and a mapping mistake led to the adoption of "N Zeeland". More meaning would go into ...

Whakaari/White Island is being used by the world when referring to the deadly disaster. We should all use the dual name too and every other Māori place name.

Olympics beckon Stewart

Manawatū cyclist Campbell Stewart, pictured at the World Cup in Cambridge over the weekend, is a power on the boards.

If there is a frontrunner for the Manawatū sportsperson-of-the-year award in March it must be cyclist Campbell Stewart.

Te reo place names by stealth

In October, the HMB Endeavour entered the harbour in Auckland - or should that be Tāmaki Makaurau?

It can't have escaped anyone's attention that for years a determined campaign has been under way to rename NZ.

More Family Court madness

The Family Court continues to treat fathers poorly, denying children access to their dads, writes Steve Elers.

The institution continues to discriminate against fathers up and down New Zealand while taking away the rights of children to have access to their dads.


A slice of 60s life

Comparative sizes: A broadsheet from 1965 and a tabloid Standard from this week.

Palmerston North of 1965 was a city without a museum, in need of more flowering trees and playing host to Lock Up Your Daughters.

Living through war

New Zealand troops training for an attack on Messines, Belgium. Almost 20 per cent of New Zealand's male population were ...

This latest World War I history rather glumly concludes that today there is a gulf in our understanding of the New Zealand of yesterday.

Handel's night at the Regent

The Palmerston North Choral Society, conducted by Alison Stewart, sang impressively on Saturday night (file photo).

Centennial performance hits the right notes in paying tribute to one of the greatest choral compositions of all time.

Power on the way

A look along Rangitīkei St in the 1920s towards the bustling town centre of Palmerston North.

Until electricity lines begin transmission, the Manawatū Meat and Cold Storage Co Ltd on Princess St was happy to provide "ice in any quantity".

Christmas Superstar shines over Levin

Levin plays host to a gothic-inspired pre-Christmas Jesus Chris Superstar.

The rock aria stage showdown between Jesus of Nazareth and his betrayer Judas Iscariot gets a good gothic going over in this latest local production.

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