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Council experts speak against church changes

Concept designs for enhancements to the front of Palmerston North's All Saints Church show the proposed new entranceway.

Commissioners will decide whether to allow building changes All Saints' church says are critical to its preservation.

Sidewalk extension adds to struggle

Hilton Pocock, 54, is largely paralysed on his left side and struggles to get his medicine from Unichem Terrace End ...

There is concern elderly and disabled people are not being considered in footpath extensions.

Busy Levin road to be upgraded

Roslyn Rd in Levin is getting a new cycleway, upgraded pipes and a new sewer pump station.

The upgrade to Roslyn Rd includes installing new storm water and sewer pipelines and constructing a shared path.

Success for Manawatū athletes

Angus Lyver, front, will compete in the 100 metres, javelin and long jump at the Allan and Sylvia Potts Classic in ...

A small contingent of Palmerston North, Feilding and Ashhurst athletes returned from the South Island Colgate Games with a swag of pennants.

McQueen, McCullough bolster Jets

Nikau McCullough has moved from the Franklin Bulls to the Manawatū Jets this season.

The Manawatū men's basketball team has added more pieces to its 2021 puzzle with the announcement of two new signings.

Bennett back on the road

Top Kiwi professional cyclist George Bennett will make a rare appearance in New Zealand when he rides the Gravel and Tar ...

Top road cyclist George Bennett will make a rare appearance in a New Zealand event this weekend.

Stun grenade causes serious injuries to alleged shooter video

Emergency services tend to a man who was seriously injured while being arrested after a “distraction device” was used on him.

Police say injuries caused by the device, used to apprehend a man who allegedly fired a gun at police, are very rare.

Manawatū in need of a win

All-rounder Thomas Kuggeleijn comes into the Manawatū side to play Hawke’s Bay this weekend.

A desperate need for Hawke Cup points and the association’s 125th anniversary celebrations, mean Manawatū should be firing for their clash against Hawke’s Bay.

CD cricket pioneer dies

Central Districts cricketer Doug Bowden, 93, is being remembered as a cricket pioneer.

One of the last surviving members of the side's first season has died, aged 93.

Rural Manawatū scenes inspire Mangaweka's artist in residence

Artist Graham Christensen has an exhibition showing at the Yellow Church Gallery.

Graham Christensen has an exhibition of 25 paintings at the Yellow Church Gallery, featuring scenes of rural Manawatū.

Heritage NZ opposes All Saints' changes

All Saints' vicar Nigel Dixon argues for freedom to make the church building relevant for the 21st century.

The proposed removal of All Saints' baptistery wall could scupper enhancement plans.

By-election hopefuls to pitch for votes

After hosting general election and local body candidates’ meetings, Stuff and Manawatū People’s Radio will interview all ...

All 11 city council candidates have been invited to sit down for video interviews with Stuff and Manawatū People's Radio next week, and we want your questions for them.

Vandals destroy community skate ramp

The Waitārere Beach skate ramp has been vandalised and is beyond repair.

The ramp has seen better days and the damage caused by vandals on Wednesday was the last straw.

Getting adrenaline rush behind the wheel puts man on path to prison

Daniel Ray Swan was given a dressing down in the Palmerston North District Court about his poor driving.

Daniel Ray Swan narrowly avoids prison despite driving dangerously for a rush, and having an attitude that puts the public at risk.

New mountain bike venue ready for use video

Paul Needham makes his way through the lower jumps at Manawatū’s new mountain bike venue, Greens Estate.

A paddock in Manawatū has been transformed into a new mountain bike venue.

Man arrested after fleeing crash

This stolen subaru crashed into a ute and truck along Tremaine Ave, before its driver fled the scene on Thursday morning.

One person has been arrested after fleeing a three-vehicle crash in central Palmerston North.

'Fifteen-year reign of sexual terror'

The children and former partner of a man all suffered long-lasting harm due to the sexual violence he dished out to them ...

He raped his partner and sexually abused his children for years, including climbing through a bedroom window to attack his daughter.

Five airlifted from Ruahine Ranges after spending night in the cold

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was sent to a beacon activation in the Ruahine Ranges.

The group did not make it to a hut and had to activate their beacon after spending a night in the cold.

Speedway pits to be ready for teams champs

Work to complete the new speedway pits at the Arena should be finished in time for teams’ champs.

The Arena's speedway pits will be ready for the venue's biggest event of the year.

Drunkenness, dare behind felling of Auckland pōhutukawa

The damage Alexei Hoder caused has been valued at more than $40,000.

Alexei Leandios Hodder was drunk when he cut down eight pōhutukawa, causing $40,000 worth of damage.

Gravel and Tar first big event of Palmerston North's 150th year

The Gravel and Tar Classic and La Femme races will anchor the eight-event Manawatū Cycling Spree this weekend.

The internationally-accredited Gravel and Tar will anchor the Manawatū Cycling Spree this weekend, the first of many events planned for Palmerston North's 150-year celebrations.

Preservation hinges on church alterations

Anglican retired archbishop Sir David Moxon speaks in support of alterations to Palmerston North's All Saints Church.

All Saints' plans to strengthen its earthquake-prone building depend on consent to create a new front door.

Palmerston North's Flip City to close doors after Covid impacts revenue

Flip City owner Eloise Short said revenue took a hit during last year's lockdowns and the business never fully recovered.

A subdued summer is the final straw for Flip City who are closing their doors in February.

Manawatū cricket history detailed in ex-players' new book

Newly released book ‘125 Not Out. A History of the Manawatū Cricket Association 1895-2020’ will be celebrated this week.

Manawatū's cricket history is unveiled in a new book ahead of this week's celebrations.

Search for owner of century-old medal

A silver medal won by someone at the Foxton 1-mile cycle race in 1897 has been found.

A Rotorua man found a silver medal in a collection of his late uncle’s items from 1897 and wants to find its owner.

Man who indecently assaults girls minimises offending

Kym Joffre Skinner was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court for indecently assaulting two girls.

Kym Joffre Skinner tried to explain away parts of his offending. A judge says it shows a lack of desire to change.

Tangi Utikere gets his feet under basement desk in Parliament

Tangi Utikere is on two parliamentary select committees and is working on private member’s bills as he gets his teeth ...

But the Palmerston North MP will look to get his head above the parapet as he settles into national politics.

First community meal of the year feeds hundreds

More than 200 people share food and community at the Legacy Centre in Highbury. From left; Kathy Davidson, Paula ...

It was the Legacy Church's first community meal of 2021, and more than 200 people arrived hungry and in need of a home-cooked meal.

Medal haul for martial arts club

Lionguard Club members Vanessa Hunt, left, Brittany Blencoe and Mandy Sandbrook all won national titles last month.

A Manawatū martial arts club for people with special needs is winning national titles.

Covid-19 lockdown with ex-partner ends with assaults, damage

Tangaroa Te Whaiti De Thierry was sentenced in the Levin District Court for bashing his ex-partner and damaging her property.

Tangaroa Te Whaiti De Thiery assaulted his ex-partner and smashed up her property, while being forced to live together during lockdown.

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