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Advance voters celebrate Suffrage Day

Sandy Wilde casts her vote on Suffrage Day.

New Zealand women were the first in the world to vote in national elections. They're celebrated on Tuesday by voting.

Arrest after fleeing police

Police chased a stolen car on State Highway 1, near Sanson, after it failed to stop.

Two police pursuits in two days after drivers in stolen cars fail to stop.

Which woman will win?

Distinctively Whanganui.

The river-city electorate is in for a new MP. We look at the candidates.

Housing struggle for residents

Peter Hughes wants a home, but says it's a struggle to find anything to rent cheaply in Palmerston North.

A new resident in Palmerston North says it is a struggle to find a cheap house to rent.

Te reo could help revive Brazilian languages

Brazilian academic Marcia Nascimento, left, and her Maori counterpart, Mari Ropata-Te Hei, are working together on an ...

Te reo Māori could help breathe life back into endangered languages in Brazil.

Food truck sizzle fizzles out

There will be no more regular food truck events in The Square, Palmerston North.

Palmerston North will not have food truck events in The Square any more.

Keeping the workshop tidy

Te Manawa volunteer Charles Reggers with Greg Bloomfield's Koru Warrior.

A tidy workshop is a productive one and, thanks to Charles Reggers, Te Manawa's is exactly that.

Tennis club rebuilding after court loss

The Feilding Lawn Tennis Club still has seven courts, despite the council selling its four asphalt courts.

The Feilding Lawn Tennis Club is fighting for its future after losing four asphalt courts.

Soldiers got high on medication

Cyclone Winston caused widespread damage in Fiji.

They were kicked out of the Defence Force after getting high on prescription medication while in Fiji for relief work.

Building consents flood in

Palmerston North City Council staff, like Bryan Clark, pictured, are having to deal with huge stacks of building consents.

Consent applications hit record high in Palmerston North due to housing surge.

Sugary drinks not restricted

Rangitīkei mayor Andy Watson and Manawatū mayor Helen Worboys won't be restricting the sale and supply of sugary drinks ...

Manawatū and Rangitīkei mayors won't be restricting the sale or supply of sugary drinks.

Last look at city's candidates

Issues pertinent to voters in the Palmerston North electorate will be broached during the Manawatū Standard debate.

Five Palmerston North candidates will tackle the issues during the Manawatū Standard political debate.

How to pour the perfect beer

Saffron Tenant bartends at Murrays Irish Public House in Feilding.

Feilding bartender Saffron Tennant talks us through the nine-step beer pouring technique.

Woman harbours young offenders

Pamela Dianne Tepurei admitted a range of charges in the Palmerston North District Court.

Children in the care of Oranga Tamariki used one-bedroom flat as "base" for offending.

City's house prices hit 20-year high

Palmerston North median house price hit $385,000 in August, the highest it has been in over 20 years.

Almost half of Palmerston North homes cost more than $400k.

High speed police chase

Kimberley Road, near the State Highway 57 intersection.

The driver of a stolen car reached dangerously high speeds trying out outrun police through Levin. 

Delays left skull injury untreated video

Donne has been left with a small crater in her forehead and intense headaches after her referral to hospital was sent ...

Two-month wait for surgery after back-and-forth between woman's GP and DHB.

One dead in crash

A car and a truck crashed at an intersection in Levin.

A car and truck have collided in Horowhenua and one person is confirmed dead.

Teacher 'made kids look at poo'

A South Makirikiri School teacher is being investigated for allegedly forcing pupils to look at poo.

North Island school teacher under investigation for allegedly forcing pupils to look at poo while they ate.

Raceway motorbike lands on road

A motorcyclist had a serious crash at the Manfeild racing circuit in Feilding.

A man is in hospital after a serious crash at the Manfeild race track on Saturday.

No wet walks

Palmerston North valet parking concierge John Wapp collects a customer's car from the indoor drop-off area.

Palmerston North Airport steps upmarket with a valet parking service.

Esplanade money worries

Part of the Manawatu Riverside shared pathway at the back of Victoria Esplanade is fenced off.

Council opts to protect Esplanade against river erosion, but how will it pay?

Dam gets new consent

Justice David Collins decided the dam consent needed to be looked at again by the Environment Court.

Long saga to get dam problems sorted comes to an end.

App to tackle schoolyard angst

Lily Holder-McFlinn, 18, left, and Rawan Al-Sakkaf, 17, have designed an app to help teens feel socially included at school.

An app could help teenagers find more friends at school.

The final countdown

Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway is working to get voters in Labour strongholds to the polling booths.

Getting people voting the key focus in the final week of the election campaign.

Adult learning needs funds

Yuri Toleafoa, left, and Miranda Cradock use one of the learning tools at Arohamai Literacy Centre, in Levin, which ...

A Horowhenua adult learning centre is screaming out for more funding.

Terrific trilogy from performance troupe

Viv Aitken and Kristin Reilly in "Breaking News".

A community-based production of three original plays justified its starring place on the Centrepoint Theatre stage.

Three car crash partly blocks road

Three cars have collided at the intersection of Kairanga Bunnythorpe Rd and Milson Line.

Three cars have crashed on a rural road near Palmerston North, leaving it partly blocked.

The muddiest Mudder yet gallery video

The soap slide was as scary as it was fun.

Event organisers say it was the muddiest course in the five years it's been running.

If you build it, they will come gallery

Matthew Broadley, 9, with an automated Lego Star Wars AT-AT walker, which he helped his dad build.

Lego lovers of all ages cast their eyes on the massive and the minuscule.

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