Palmerston North will host biggest wind farm

Minister of Energy and Resources battles the wind at Meridian's Turitea wind farm site.

1:51 PM  Mercury will fast-track the second stage of recently-started Turitea wind farm in Manawatū.

Spontaneous combustion causes fire

The fire on Fitzherbert East Rd is believed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion in sawdust or piles of wood chips.

Barren banks and trail of logs are all that remain of a roadside fire that closed part of the road overnight.

Huia Chiefs in good form

Huia Chiefs' victory over Kingswood in the men's competition the closest result in Manawatū club softball this weekend.

Manawatū club softball dominated by one-sided results; clash between Huia and Kingswood closest of the round.

Live science show ready to explode

Dr Michelle Dickinson is back as Nanogirl in her live science show at the Regent on Broadway in Palmerston North on ...

The Nanogirl Live Bring on the Noise show will take place at the Regent on Broadway, captivating the crowd with the latest in science-related fun.

One hurt in Bunnythorpe crash

Police were called to a minor crash in Bunnythorpe on Tuesday morning.

Two cars were involved in the crash.

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Strong spirit of remembrance

There was a strong turn out at Palmerston North's Armistice Day service at the Palmerston North Conference and Function ...

People from all walks of life have come together to recognise an important military commemoration in Palmerston North.

Driver charged with causing crash keeps name secret

Motorcyclist Jeanette Mary Gibbs died after being hit by a car on Saturday on this stretch of Anzac Parade

Jeanette Mary Gibbs was the woman killed in a Whanganui crash on Saturday night.

Missing man 'ripped off in drug deal' video

When Brett Hall, 47, disappeared police thought he was missing in the bush around his property, but then thoughts turned ...

 Police focused on mate when the obvious suspects were drug dealers, lawyer says.

Council warns councillor's company

Horizons councillor John Turkington's company has been issued more warnings by Horizons for breaching the Resource ...

A regional councillor already hauled before the courts by his own council is in more hot water as his company is issued more abatement notices.

Landlord remembered at charity dinner

Shelley Charles, and Kate Morland and Toby Morland have hosted a charity dinner raising money for melanoma.

Palmerston North gym business celebrates success raising $12,000 for melanoma trust.

10,000 chickens killed in fire

A poultry shed on Papaiti Rd, just north of Whanganui, was destroyed in a blaze early on Sunday morning.

Blaze tears through poultry shed near Whanganui, leaving business owners in shock at the loss.

Open homes for hospice care

Visitors on the Hearts and Home tour enjoy the lagoon-side gardens of a Jickell St home.

Arohanui Hospice's biggest biennial event, the Hearts and Homes tour, has again been declared a resounding success.

Camping tale for kids' book sequel

Author of The Dog and the Mog series Kaye Arnott, with illustrator Laura Wenden Green. The latest book in the series ...

Author Kaye Arnott says the storyline is inspired by her experiences camping with her family at Whitianga, where they got flooded.

Farm sales drying up

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Number of farms sold continues to drop as farmers come to grips with compliance laws, freshwater proposals and frugal banks.

More woe for SH4

A two-truck crash has closed State Highway 4 north of Burrell Rd.

Already damaged by a large slip, State Highway 4 is now closed near Whanganui after two truck crashed.


Candidate selection begins

Steph Lewis is vying to be selected as the Labour Party candidate for Whanganui in the 2020 General Election.

The first Labour Party candidate for the general election next year will be chosen in Whanganui this weekend

Weaving wonders on display

Artist Corrinne Larkins worked on her taniwha creation for a year before it went on display.

United roll on with another win

Courthouse needs quake work


Immobilise the police pursuit

A police pursuit in Masterton ended in the arrest of an 18-year-old Masterton man suspected of the armed robbery of a ...

Let's cut through the debate about whether police should engage in high speed chases and make cars harder to steal.

'Straight Forward' straight backward

Thrills, spills and convolution dominate Kiwi drama Straight Forward.

Convoluted, confusing, almost chaotic drama is not as simple as it sounds.

Peaking at the right time

Jordie Barrett and team mates after losing the Rugby World Cup semi-final to England.

It all went bung for the All Blacks after they plastered the supposed threat, Ireland.

Between a rock and Hong Kong

Massey University students from Hong Kong are surprised and disappointed their posters, appealing for solidarity with ...

Moral high ground of free speech easily eroded by revenue stream of international students.

Time for fresh ABs coaching regime

Steve Hansen's designated successor Ian Foster's stocks should have taken a hit after the loss to England.

We need a mastermind who can concoct a game plan to to combat northern hemisphere stranglers instead of our men lining up as sitting ducks.


The little theatre that could

Centrepoint Theatre general manager Kate Louise Elliott says the theatre is her baby.

They've been treading its boards for 45 years. It's the equivalent of 900 human years, they tell us.

You said what?

I didn't know whether to be mortified or proud of my boy's humorous call.

The teacher was telling the class a story about a king who turned orange. I knew where this was going.

Review: Manawatū Sinfonia

Members of the Manawatu Sinfonia rehearsing with the youth orchestra. (File photo)

The programme was significantly a showcase for the conductor and violin soloist Martin Riseley.

Children of little Poland

A New Zealand soldier lifts a child into the air after their arrival in Pahīatua.

The story is woven into folklore, retold as each anniversary comes up: how 733 Polish children ended up in rural New Zealand.

Best royal interview yet

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Graca Machel, widow of the late Nelson Mandela in ...

While they didn't bare their souls, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey did see the couple open up more than ever.

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