The scene of the crash at Ohau, where a motorist died when their car collided with a northbound train.

Car and train collide

A car driver died after a crash with a train on State Highway 1, south of Levin.

Car catches fire

The car caught fire on Napier Rd, just out of Palmerston North.

4:04 PM  Smoke was seen coming out from under the bonnet moments before the car caught fire.

No more snooping

The Horowhenua District Council is changing the way it screens emails.

83-year-old dies in crash

The man died on Monday after his car collided with a truck in Levin.

Birthing centre delivered

Pink or blue lights will flash when a new baby is born at Palmerston North's new centre.

The one poll that matters

OPINION: The debates have been robust, but the arguing is nearly over.

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News

Storm costs council $3.5m

Pine trees block Table Flat Rd near Āpiti in July.

5:24 PM  The Manawatū District Council will borrow $1.1m to fix damage to the district's roads.

Teacher struck off, two others probed

4:24 PM  One teacher struck off and two others investigated for inappropriate relationships with students.

Welcome to town: Colyton video

Action for global Peace Day

Sport

Hype horses to deliver

Gingernuts is a much better chance on Saturday than he was in the Tarzino Trophy.

Don't believe the hype... well actually, we think you should in the Windsor Park Plate.

Turbos' super aspirations

Jason Emery has made a successful return from his achilles injury and now is in the hunt for a Super Rugby contract.

The National Provincial Championship has hit the halfway point which means the clock is ticking for players to turn on displays good enough to warrant Super Rugby contracts.

Family ties for Signify

Kate Cowan is congratulated by her father Snookie following Nashville's Winter Cup victory.

Mum owns, Dad trains and their daughter rides, it's a family day out with Group I sprinter.

Cyclones return home

The Manawatū Cyclones will be keen to bounce back against Waikato on Friday after getting thrashed by Canterbury last ...

The Manawatū Cyclones have their first home game of the season on Friday.

Two in a row for Boys' High and Hinds

Courtney Keech, centre, of Mumba Hinds tries to drive through the robust Palmerston North Girls' High School defence of ...

This year's club basketball finals were the same as last season.

opinion

The one poll that matters

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Bill English say the 2017 election race is very tight.

OPINION: The debates have been robust, but the arguing is nearly over and we should soon have a better idea of what it all means.

The perils of Government

From left, National candidate Adrienne Pierce, Money Free Party candidate Scott Andrew and Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway ...

OPINION: National's candidate was ganged up on and faced tough questions.

Debate strikes useful balance

The Manawatu Standard candidates debate was broadcast live on Facebook.

OPINION: Election campaign meeting mixes information with humour and differences.

A strange clash indeed

Lewis Marshall of Manawatū stretches to take a pass during the round five Mitre 10 Cup match between Waikato and ...

OPINION: I have seen many bizarre Manawatū rugby matches and Saturday's win was right up there.

Trump delivers chaos and uncertainty

Donald Trump has had a chaotic presidency of the United States.

OPINION: Donald Trump has had enough time to show he's fit for office.

Lifestyle

Ballet fest fits the bill

The Regent on Broadway hosted the A Festival of Russian Ballet.

REVIEW: Russian ballet festival presented with outstanding technical mastery, writes Stephen Fisher.

Hobnobbing with Hobnail

Hobnail is stopping off in Palmerston North during its new album tour.

Kiwi band Hobnail is touring a new album.

Documenting a tough subject

Gwen Isaac filming with her 4-month-old daughter Hope. "She cost me a lot of money in soundmixing with her gurgling."

A film screening in Feilding follows a real-life love story.

A big little theatre

Damian Thorne and Gayle Haining Ede in Palmerston North's new performance space, The Rare Theatre.

Palmerston North's newest theatre space is diminutive in size but big on ambition.

Interweaving te reo Māori video

Ronald Nolan, from Lytton Street School, reads in te reo to his class.

Manawatu parents are happy to see te reo Māori interwoven into their kids' education.

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