Pipeline to cost millions - who pays?

Manawatū District Council chief executive Richard Templer says who will pay for an Ōhakea water scheme is not yet sorted.

Tensions simmer over who should pay for new water supply for people affected by firefighting foam contamination.

Fly-fisher reported missing

Missing man Peter Koziol, last seen by friends on December 9.

Peter Koziol was believed to have been fishing in Hawke's Bay.

Simon Bridges wins quote of the year video

Simon Bridges' Paula Benefit gaffe is Massey University's quote of the year.

Calling Paula Bennett "Paula Benefit" sees National Party leader grab prestigious title.

Triple jump record smashed

Anna Thomson beat her own stadium record at Arthur Eustace Memorial Meeting (file photo).

ATHLETICS: Anna Thomson beats her own stadium record at Arthur Eustace Memorial Meeting.

Police investigating suspicious fire

Police are investigating a suspicious fire on Apollo Parade.

Two people taken to hospital with burns.

Family housed with predator - again

Jeanette Buckley wants compensation for twice being housed with child sex offenders.

A Palmerston North mother wants compensation after Corrections twice placed paedophiles in her emergency accommodation.

Stand starts to come down

RACE chief executive Al Robertson in front of the soon-to-be-dismantled Ascot Stand at Awapuni Racecourse.

The wood from an old stand at Awapuni Racecourse will be recycled.

Quake risk shakes library

Palmerston North's city library heritage building has been deemed earthquake-prone.

Earthquake-prone notice for building prompts shelving of Library of the Future plans.

Meetings about expressway route

The approved route for the Ōtaki to north of Levin expressway is shown in green.

Dozens of meetings will be held with landowners affected by the Ōtaki to north of Levin expressway.

Greg Murphy wins Neil Nelson award

Neil Nelson, former Manawatū Standard journalist, whose memorial trophy for motoring personality of the year has been ...

Memorial trophy for Manawatū Standard former motoring reporter awarded to Greg Murphy.

Water restrictions in Horowhenua

Water levels in the Ōhau River are low. (File pic)

Water levels have been dropping in the Ōhau River.

Meningitis case in Palmerston North

Public health nurse Margaret Connolly prepares for the first day of free MenW vaccinations at Kerikeri High School.

Warning about meningococcal disease risks follows hospital admission.

Money for nothing, but votes aren't free

Jono Naylor won the Horizons Regional council by-election, despite not being the biggest spending candidate.

Top spender during Horizons by-election comes second.

Counselling tradition lives on

Paulette and Brian Berryman have handed the money left over after 30 years of counselling to Te Manawa Family Services.

Palmerston North counsellors have cleared their accounts with a gift to another service.

Skyhawk fears grounded

A crashed Skyhawk jet has been ruled out as the cause of Bulls' water being contaminated. (File pic)

Crashed plane ruled out as cause of town's water supply contamination. It's a different story for a nearby air force base and a landfill.

Woodville's Food Barn wraps up

The Food Barn is a family affair for the Huangs, but with the three kids about to head off to university the store is ...

The Huang family to close the Food Barn after 13 years to move to Auckland.

Horizons chairman's dual role questioned

Horizons Regional Council chairman Bruce Gordon sees no problem with weighing into a debate about how Dudding Lake ...

Horizons chairman blasts his own council for sending out bad "messaging", but he is criticised for a potential conflict of interest.

Lake set to flip

Budding anglers at a 2015 competition at Lake Dudding, north of Bulls. The lake is at risk of "flipping" to being ...

Scientists say Rangitīkei lake may become one of New Zealand's most polluted, if nothing is done.

Prized Jimmy Hunter jersey back from Italy

New Zealand Rugby Museum director Stephen Berg, with the prized Jimmy Hunter 1905 All Blacks jersey.

NZ Rugby Museum director Stephen Berg is back from his tour of Italy with 100-year-old All Blacks jersey.

The right side of the road

Working in a restaurant as a teen gave Kevin Westwood a taste for hospitality. He's now living his dream on the side of ...

A Hunterville man is turning his teenage dream of opening a restaurant into a reality.

Passing on the lessons of success

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

Manawatū's successful exports to the world being called on to inspire others.

Drone can home in on penguin nests

Massey University PhD student Chris Muller won the Innovate 2018 competition for drone-based technology.

Chris Muller's project Drone Ranger, which could revolutionise the monitoring of wildlife, won him the Innovate 2018 award.

Taihape park spruce-up

The Rangitikei District Council is looking at the future of Taihape's Memorial Park grandstand in the wake of a new ...

New facilities for Memorial Park include showers, toilets and changing rooms.

Tararua District councillor prepared for return

Former Tararua District councillor Kerry Sutherland is preparing for his return as Ernie Christison's replacement.

Kerry Sutherland's appointment expected to be confirmed this week.

Sister city potential developed

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith says links with Missoula provide great opportunities.

Trip to the United States was ratepayer money well spent, Palmerston North mayor says.

Expressway route revealed

Peter Staples says the state will need to buy his farm, which has been in his family for four generations.

Affected Horowhenua residents have received a letter revealing the route of the Ōtaki to Levin expressway.

Santa cruises into carols concert

Santa chats to his helper, Clive Robertson.

Santa arrives at a Palmerston North school on a motorbike.

Lifeguards start summer shorthanded

Shaun Sayer from Foxton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

Surf lifesaving club has only a quarter the number of lifeguards it should.

More equality, less competition in education

Freyberg High School principal is "hugely supportive" of changes to the New Zealand education system.

Some parts of the Tomorrow's Schools review have been well received.

Marbecks goes off the boil

Marbecks Cafe closed down and being cleared out.

Remnant of coffee and music 'concept' store closes in Palmerston North.

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