Cost of online voting cancels trial

Voting in 2019 local body elections will remain off line.

0 min ago  Nine councils, including Palmerston North, abandon trial scheduled for 2019 local body elections.

Sign farms scrapped

The sign farm near the Fitzherbert Bridge will be gone by the end of 2019.

3:35 PM  But no immediate replacement through which Palmerston North community groups can advertise.

Story behind Stairway of Tanē shared

Rangitāne representative Chris Whaiapu, Palmerston North City Council leisure assets officer Brian Way, council senior ...

Popular Palmerston North stairway recognises Tāne Mahuta's achievements and the spirit of active living.

Scientist slams lake cleanup 'scam'

Dudding Lake in Rangitīkei has an outbreak of blue-green algae.

Prominent freshwater ecologist says a plan to use carp and mussels to clean up polluted lake will do anything but.

Passing on Sunday knowledge

A walk around Carly Thomas' garden offers plenty of colour.

As Carly Thomas continues to tame her unruly garden, she learns how tips were passed through the generations.

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Housing complex transformed

The first block of new eco-friendly flats nears completion in Papaioea Place.

The first set of brand new Palmerston North City Council flats at Papaioea Place are taking shape.

Mental health ward given priority

A concept of what the new acute services building at the Palmerston North Hospital could look like.

Wait for word on "urgent" project, and longer wait for acute services block at Palmerston North Hospital.

Five-day wait until sex offender moved

Reviews carried out after a child sex offender was placed in a motel where children were staying have revealed problems ...

Corrections officials knew man with criminal history was in motel around children, but didn't immediately act.

Couple chalked up decades of teaching

Manawatū College teachers Kevin and Sandy Brown are retiring after decades of service.

Husband-and-wife teachers Kevin and Sandy Brown have taught their last classes. They're retiring at last.

Going the distance

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Hunterville's lime running track will soon have 10 fitness stations where pupils can do exercises.

New studio takes flight

Trina Rofe in her new Feilding photography and art studio.

A new art space takes over a vacant spot in Feilding.

Book dives into prolific artist's life

Carly Thomas, at the launch of her book Verve: 60 Years of the Art of Bruce Rennie, with Bruce McKenzie, at Bruce ...

Carly Thomas' study of Bruce Rennie delves into his devotion to his craft.

Mega bowls club proposed

Palmerston North's bowls clubs are planning a merger.

Terrace End Bowls Club plans to move to a new combined facility.

Fisherman's body believed found

Police have found a body believed to be  missing fisherman Peter Koziol.

Police believe a body found in the Waipawa River is missing fisherman Peter Koziol.

Manawatū CanTeen closing down

Manawatū CanTeen co-ordinator Jean Thomas sifts through years of young cancer patients' mementoes as she packs up the ...

The branch, which supports more than 100 young cancer patients, will close on Wednesday.

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Top tennis player in town

New Zealand No 1 Paige Hourigan will be on the pro circuit full time next year.

3:52 PM  New Zealand's top woman trains in Palmerston North.

Christmas lunches not hard to come by

Grab a Christmas cracker and a joke, tuck in and share the spirit of the season.

Pollution model under scrutiny

Horowhenua Kāpiti wins local derby

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No 'taking the edge off' in 2019 video

People who choose not to drink alcohol sometimes have their motives questioned.

OPINION: I started looking forward to drink o'clock a bit too much in the past year.

Manawatū's growing list of legends

Businesswoman Linda Jenkinson is one of the first on the list of Te Aho Tāmaka, a scheme to inspire a new generation of ...

OPINION: It is not often that we recognise or talk about how our time in a place has helped to shape who we are, until now.

Two great New Zealanders

Anne-Marie Brady has made headlines as a victim, but she has determination and guts.

OPINION: Brains and brawn abound in Kane Williamson and Anne-Marie Brady.

Chairman's outburst nothing new

Bruce Gordon's cavalier approach to good governance has run its course.

OPINION: Horizons Regional Council chairman Bruce Gordon has turned on staff at his own organisation.

Broken bones fail to keep pair off course

Great survivor Peter Creighton is still shooting beneath his age at Royal Auckland and Grange.

OPINION: Manawatū golfing legends don't let a few knocks and bumps keep them away from the sport.

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Passing on Sunday knowledge

A walk around Carly Thomas' garden offers plenty of colour.

As Carly Thomas continues to tame her unruly garden, she learns how tips were passed through the generations.

No 'taking the edge off' in 2019 video

People who choose not to drink alcohol sometimes have their motives questioned.

OPINION: I started looking forward to drink o'clock a bit too much in the past year.

New studio takes flight

Trina Rofe in her new Feilding photography and art studio.

A new art space takes over a vacant spot in Feilding.

Women in a man's world

A suggestive lipstick ad.

MEMORY LANE: A woman's world is displayed in print, 64 years ago.

Three paths lead to Te Manawa

Pam Vernon's paintings and mixed media works are exhibited in the same room as her son's and just around the corner from ...

Three people who share history are exhibiting in the same space at the same time.

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