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Standing up to violence video

Richard Shaw, with the Massey University team, strides out holding the baby, ahead of Sam Stewart, from the army.

One balloon released for every 100 incidents of reported domestic violence a year.

Dystopian series gets reboot

Arlo Macmillan shot most of The Tripods in Palmerston North.

Young film-maker delves into the world of sci-fi, set in Palmerston North.

Horowhenua mayor shrugs off dictator label

Doubts are mounting about the Horowhenua District Council's ability to continue without Government intervention.

Michael Feyen is likely to face a vote of no-confidence from the council he leads.

Climbing road toll worries police

Nathan Karatau is one of 38 people to die on Central District roads this year.

This year's road toll already exceeds last year's total.

Local heroes recognised

Manawatu's Local Heroes 2017. Back row, from left: Wendy Sellars, Shane Rufer who collected medal on behalf of partner ...

Deserving spotlight for 18 generous toilers in the community.

Children see indecency

Tina Reiri pleaded guilty in the Palmerston North District Court to committing an indecent act by masturbating in front ...

Woman masturbated in front yard while children walked to school.

Coder claims start-up prize

Feilding coder Paul Simpson has spent years developing a "machine learning" algorithm that learns to predict the exact ...

Paul Simpson is one step closer to taking his predictive stock-room software to the world.

'Terrorist handbook' charges laid

Jordayne Evan Thomas Madams is charged with possessing terrorism propaganda and child sex abuse images.

Man allegedly found with beheading videos and book giving instructions on how to make bombs.

A debt lovingly repaid video

Daphne Sowerby raised $100,000 for Arohanui Hospice after losing her husband 26 years ago.

Widow grateful for hospice knitted items for 25 years to raise $100,000.

Drink-driver blitz begins

Central District police are setting up drink-driving checkpoints this weekend.

Manawatū, Whanganui and Taranaki drivers under the microscope this weekend.

Horowhenua councillors walk out

Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton, left, with Michael Feyen when he was sworn in as mayor ...

Few people stayed to listen to mayor Michael Feyen talk about his horrible year.

Weaving through life

Levin artist Radha Sahar at her exhibition at Foxton's Flax Gallery.

A Levin artist has created her own way of working and it's eye-catching.

When the sirens sound

The Salvation Army's Peter Barton in a depleted foodbank warehouse.

Call on neighbourhoods to respond to festive food drive.

School's name corrected video

Kade Kareko, 10, and Halle Williamson, 11, have been learning about the significance of the school's name change.

Tiritea School becomes Turitea and puts the meaning back in its name.

Wannabe cop's appeal fails

An air force employee tried to get a discharge without conviction so he could join the police force in three years' time ...

But judge says drink-driving a youthful transgression and man would make a great cop.

Students pine for increase

​Marne St students will benefit from a $50 a week increase in student allowances and loans: Bryce Trass, front, and ...

Top-ups set for New Year's Day, but students won't splash out on booze, they say.

Officials mull pathway

The Palmerston North to Longburn shared pathway could be extended to Himatangi Beach.

Plans are advancing for a City to Sea Rail Trail from Longburn to Himatangi Beach.

'Robbed' by mate

Stephen Rauhihi says he fled towards Foxton's Mobil service station after allegedly being robbed by a childhood friend ...

One mate says the car was stolen. The other mate says it was handed over.

Keeping memories alive

Trista Burn says her cancer meant she might die before her 18-month-old son Micah could form real memories of her. So, ...

Knowing she might die before her son could form lasting memories of her, Trista Burn had an idea.

'Ghost train' haunts Taihape

Taihape Engineering's Jason Peed activates the train steam whistle.

The steam train whistle in Taihape sounds for no train - just smoko breaks

Car and bus collide

John F Kennedy Drive in Palmerston North was partly blocked until 6.30pm on Tuesday as emergency services cleared debris ...

The car and bus smashed into each other in Palmerston North just before 5.10pm

First baby born

Alicia Gibbs, Jon Murray and Amelia Murray, 3, with Jack, the first baby born at Te Papaioea Birthing Centre.

A Feilding mother was the first to give birth at Palmerston North's new birthing centre.

Back country in the city

Fiona Burleigh and Anthony Behrens sit in front of their tribute Forest Service hut in their Palmerston North backyard.

A tribute Forest Service hut has popped up in suburban Palmerston North.

Black Friday a red-letter day for retailers

Retailers don't seem to be missing out on many customers through online Black Friday sales.

Kiwis embracing Black Friday, but not leaving small stores in the cold, retailers say.

Stories of discrimination

Three of the authors, from left, Janice Gordon, Gretchen Good and Joanna Taylor helped write the report.

Seven mothers of children with disabilities share experiences of exclusion.

Popular path shut

Erosion on the Manawatū River bank at Victoria Esplanade has come close to undermining the shared pathway.

Work to save the Esplanade pathway will divert walkers away from the river.

Hip hop legends in town

Che Fu and King Kapisi performing together as Hedlok.

King Kapisi and Che Fu are heading to Palmerston North.

Bonsai poised for release

Rebecca Fitzpatrick holds an azalea bonsai plant, one of a collection bequeathed to the Palmerston North City Council.

UNDER THE RADAR: A forest of tiny, but perfectly formed trees are thriving out of view in the city.

Dairy owner stares down pistol barrel

All Alexander St Food Market owner Chetan Patel could think about as his dairy was robbed was the safety of his wife and ...

All he could think about was his wife and daughter in the next room.

Investors hold on to properties

Palmerston North property accountant Shane Storey says investors are sitting on their properties because banks are ...

Investors aren't borrowing as much after LVR restricitons, but they're not selling as much either.

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