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Petition calls for heads to roll

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton, left, and mayor Michael Feyen are deeply divided over ...

Boss of snooping council and deputy mayor must go, says petition organiser.

Bridal gowns from the ages

Aimee Perrett models Miranda Polson's 1976 wedding dress.

Some of the region's finest bridal gowns of the last century were in a unique display.

Expo earns plenty of party favours

Mia Tutaki, 5, has her face painted with a unicorn by Jeanette Poulson from Feral Face Painting and Body Art.

The country's first children's party expo a riot of cake, fairies, games and colour.

SH4 to Whanganui still closed

State Highway 4 between Whanganui to Raetihi remains partially closed until at least Saturday.

State Highway 4 between Whanganui to Raetihi remains closed due to a slip.

Former NZ paediatrician jailed in UK

Jonathan Walsh is in jail after pleading guilty to 17 charges relating to the making and distributing of indecent images ...

Paediatrician who worked in New Zealand hospitals jailed in the UK for making indecent images of children.

Raking in the money

CEDA conventions executive Phil Hildred said Palmerston North had proven track record for hosting big conferences, like ...

Three major conferences will provide a big boost to the Palmerston North economy

Gloves on for gang fight

Te Kai Po Ahuriri will strap on the gloves on Saturday.

Gang chapter leader says he's turned his life around.

Thieves rob forestry worker

A Manawatu forestry worker had three chainsaws stolen from the back of his ute (File photo).

He becomes the latest victim in a string of reports of car break-ins in Feilding.

Crank It Cycles targeted again

Crank It Cycles owner Steve Pedley is frustrated his store has been targeted again.

 A window was smashed in the attempted burglary, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Two to tango

Rómulo Castro recorded songs for a new Massey University course when he visited New Zealand earlier this year for a ...

A new Massey University course uses the popular dance as a teaching aide.

Get 'n' Give celebrates one year

Marton's Get 'n Give celebrate their first birthday.

A Marton organisation that aims to alleviate poverty in Rangitikei is celebrating its first birthday.

Water levy lucrative

The Green Party has suggested introducing a 10-cent per-litre levy on water bottling and exports.

The Green Party's proposed charge could give Horizons $53,000 a day extra.

Tennis court for sale

Feilding's four asphalt courts will be sold despite five submissions opposing the sale.

Feilding's four asphalt courts will be sold despite strong opposition.

Residents want 'bickering' to end

Horowhenua ratepayers want mayor Michael Feyen and the council to get on with their work.

Horowhenua ratepayers are fed up with a council that clashes.

Rare seal put down

A rare seal washed up on Waikawa Beach on Sunday. The Department of Conservation, which took four days to inspect it, ...

A rare seal was left on a beach for four days before it was checked, then euthanised by DOC.

Two-car crash in Woodville

A two-car crash in Woodville injured three people.

Three people are in hospital, one with serious injuries, after a two-car crash in Woodville.

Link broken by neglect

The Saddle Rd is restricted to one east-bound lane during the day as upgrades are carried out.

Massey University academic blames a lack of planning for the current Manawatu Gorge woes.

Slip closes part of SH4

The NZ Transport Agency has closed part of State Highway 4 until at least Friday afternoon.

State Highway 4 between Whanganui to Raetihi is closed while a large slip is assessed.

Woman injured in crash

A van, ute and truck have collided on Kawakawa Rd near the Awahuri Feilding Rd intersection.

A three–vehicle crash has injured and trapped a woman in a ute near Feilding

Bus driver slams Saddle Rd

Saddle Road near Ashhurst.

If the Saddle Road collapsed under the weight of a full bus, there could be carnage, bus driver says.

Email interception confirmed

Chief executive David Clapperton and Mayor Michael Feyen are at loggerheads over email blocking revelations at the ...

Emails to councilors not blocked but "quarantined and vetted", council says.

Greening the gullies up

The Mangaotane Reserve on the outskirts of Palmerston North in 2015 showing the results of native planting by the Green ...

A native planting project had matured into a winner with the birds.

Historic marae preserved

Children gather at the Aorangi Marae for a holiday course about Maori traditions.

A small band of enthusiastic workers are striving hard to preserve a piece of Maori heritage. 

One date, two deaths

Mark Dixon wept in the Palmerston North District Court while being sentenced for careless driving causing the death of ...

A loved sibling dies. Years later on the same day, another family member is killed.

Mayor wants council boss stood down

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen wants the council chief executive to stand down as email-screening practices are investigated.

An internal draft audit leaked to the media reveals emails were intercepted by chief executive David Clapperton.

Manawatu Gorge closure anger video

Neil Brumby, of Woodville Lions Club, has his say on the Manawatu Gorge closure.

Resentments threaten to boil over during fiery meeting as major route's closure nears three months.

Big just got bigger

Shahanna Tahere, right, rehearses a waiata for the opening performance. Dancers behind, from left, William Greenway, ...

Evento: Wearable Arts Awards have come of age, turning 21.

Manawatu Gorge closure ire

One of the last views into the Manawatu Gorge before the NZ Transport Agency pulled repair workers out because of ...

Frustrated residents meet authorities as main route closure nears three months.

Email interceptions 'astonishing'

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton screened or blocked some emails to both staff and elected ...

Council staff should not get in the way of elected members communicating with constituents, expert says.

Mayor to CEO: Stand aside

An under-fire Horowhenua District Council called of its scheduled council meeting on Wednesday.

An investigation is needed into Horowhenua council's email interceptions saga, says mayor.

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