First-home buyers face the squeeze as investors swoop

Sara Westcott, with son James Cook and daughter Emma Cook, stand outside the Cloverlea home she has bought after months ...

A Palmerston North woman has lost count of how many open homes she attended before she had an offer to buy a house accepted.

Blue-hued find item of national significance

Te Manawa heritage collections manager Cindy Lilburn holds the adze head found in a Palmerston North gravel pit.

An intriguing discovery in a Palmerston North gravel pit may only be as big as the palm of a hand, but its provenance is intriguing.

Kerry Mountcastle prevails at Super 6s in Palmerston North

Kerry Mountcastle beat Josh Geary in the Super 6s final in Palmerston North on Sunday.

Last year he took a step back from the game. Now, he's earned his second Charles Tour win.

Warning sounded over paedophile's release from post-prison monitoring

Harold William Haley was, in the Palmerston North District Court, jailed for seven years for sexually offending against ...

Woman offended against wants people to be wary of man; says what he did didn't break her.

Double success for Wayne Hemi at Robertson Holden Speedway

591P Wayne Hemi had a great night at the Robertson Holden Speedway on Saturday.

The Red Waka proved too hot to handle on an explosive night of racing.

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A family haunted by meth video

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Leighton Cornelius on his addiction to Methamphetamine and heading to rehab.

Leighton's wife didn't recognise him, and his daughters were ashamed. But he survived.

By the numbers: Meth use increases despite fewer border busts video

More than one percent of Kiwis have reported consuming amphetamines in the past two years.

There's less meth coming into the country, but large numbers of Kiwis are still struggling with the drug.

Levin hydroslide reopens after repairs

The hydroslide, back in its glory days. It was closed more than two years ago and has reopened after repairs.

The slide was closed in February 2019 due to safety concerns. After wind-related delays it's up and running again.

Kerry Mountcastle clinches top seeding after course record at Super 6s

Kerry Mountcastle had a superb day at the Manawatū Golf Course on Saturday.

He finished tied with overnight leader Mako Thompson, but claims the top spot for Snday because he had the better third round.

Solitary start to long-term appointment in sports psychology

Gary Hermansson was one of eight men inducted into the Palmerston North Boys’ High School Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.

The 1998 Commonwealth Games were a lonely time for Gary Hermansson, one of 20 men in the Palmerston North Boys' High School Sports Hall of Fame.

One dead after single-car crash in Whanganui

One person has died after a car crash in Whanganui. (File photo)

SH4 between Whanganui and Raetihi was closed on Fridaty night; emergency services also rushed to a crash in the city.

Loss of father rocks vet student

Carmen Charls has been left with sizeable tertiary fees and is struggling to get by following the death of her father.

An international student fears her studies are in jeopardy following the death of her father and problems securing a visa.

Strange thriller intrigues post-war Palmerston North

The Square in the 1950s.

'Horror play' or unforgettable human drama — the Municipal Opera House played host to a man who lost both hands, but had new ones sewn on.

Manawatū Gorge replacement highway takes shape video

Earthworks are filling in a section of gully near Ashhurst where the new highway will run.

Across the river from the mothballed road, heavy machinery is changing the face of the landscape as construction rumbles into action.

Track and field winners found

Pavinee Watson won the long jump title at the final night of the Manawatū-Whanganui track and field championships.

The long jump, javelin 300m hurdles and 3000m titles were decided at the final night of the Manawatū-Whanganui track and field championships.

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Doctors, judges among meth users, says former dealer video

Ra Ingram moved out of her family home to stay sober after being released from rehab.

Ra Ingram spent years fuelling society's elite, and says nobody is immune from meth addiction.

Festival of Cultures spices up city centre

Amid the sound of Irish folk music and the smell of freshly made food, two women sat for lunch after a morning's work.

Meth addicts face hard road to recovery video

A family haunted by meth video

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Strange thriller intrigues post-war Palmerston North

The Square in the 1950s.

'Horror play' or unforgettable human drama — the Municipal Opera House played host to a man who lost both hands, but had new ones sewn on.

Road cone proliferation reaching pest proportions video

Infestations such as this one are prevalent on our highways, a blight on the New Zealand summer.

Asexual is the primary form of reproduction for single-celled organisms such as archaea and bacteria and, more recently, road cones.

Local body malaise cannot continue

More than 70 per cent of voters in Palmerston North didn’t cast a ballot at the recent by-election.

OPINION: The turnout in summer by-elections was an embarrassment and something must be done to reverse this trend.

Classic tournaments must endure for province's sake

Fiona Xu putting her putter through its paces at the 2020 Super 6's contest.

Let's hope there is drive within the Manawatū Golf Club to keep the NZ Super 6's tournament, or its equivalent, trucking for future years.

Students' declining ability in maths and science a concern

New Zealand students are falling behind with their achievements in maths and science, according to an international study.

OPINION: New Zealand youngsters are falling further behind, which doesn't bode well for the future.

Lifestyle

Oat and zucchini pantry cookies

These cookies utilise pantry staples and they are super adaptable.

These cookies utilise pantry staples and they are super adaptable.

Chocolate zucchini bread

As well as bread, this deliciously moist mixutre can also be made into muffins.

This is a deliciously moist bread that isn’t too sweet and keeps well for several days.

No need for pay-to-play with new Pahiātua sports club

Charlie and Trina Edwards operate Te Koha Sports Club, helping Pahiātua families who want to get involved in sports but ...

Te Koha Sports Club handles costs collectively, with pay-what-you-can fees and fundraising to ensure struggling families can play sport.

Summer crunch salad

The aim with this salad is to cut all the produce into similar sized pieces.

This salad is best served chilled straight from the fridge so to keep the crunch factor.

Roasted chicken & grapes with buttered saffron rice

Grapes, when roasted, have a unique flavour that matches well with chicken.

During cooking, the sweet and salty juices of this dish combine with the onion to create a rich sauce.

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