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High hopes for community art centre

Karis Evans is the new manager of the Feilding Art Centre, a combined gallery, social and creator space.

Feilding Art Society has hired its first employee in 52 years with hopes of turning the centre into a shared space for the community.

Career expo gives teens a clear idea for their future

Tararua College students Jackson Fellows, left, James Beals and Kaleb Brunton were among the hundreds of students ...

UCOL couldn’t let another year go by with students being unable to plan their career path.

Disappointing loss for Boys' High

Palmerston North Boys’ High School wing Ben Minhinnick, right, scampers down the touchline against Napier Boys’ High School.

The Polson Banner will stay in Napier for the second year in a row.

Council team of 15 the majority preference

Palmerston North deputy mayor Aleisha Rutherford argues for a smaller council.

Palmerston North needs a big council to ensure there can be two Māori seats.

Car fire blocks city lane

Emergency services rushed to a busy city intersection after reports a car had caught fire. (File photo)

The car caught fire at a busy intersection in Palmerston North.

Doctors want better pay and conditions

Striking nurses rallied outside the Palmerston North Hospital in support of their pay claims. Now senior doctors are ...

Palmerston North Hospital senior doctors and dentists stop work over zero pay offer.

Stabber 'dressed to kill'

Dean Phillip Eaton is on trial in the High Court in Palmerston North, charged with murdering Ricky Osgood.

Dean Eaton was wearing a stab-proof vest and armed with a knife when he mortally wounded Ricky Osgood. He says the stabbing was self-defence.

Village's call for a stronger voice silenced

Bunnythorpe wants its own community board. The Palmerston North City Council has said no.

Palmerston North City Council rejects a proposal for greater recognition for Bunnythorpe.

High School A finding form

High School Hockey Club A’s Tayla Hansen tries to tap the ball in during a goalmouth scramble against High School Hockey ...

A big game beckons this weekend between High School Hockey Club A and College Premier.

Cossie club to host popular pool tournaments

Fred Winter takes a shot at the Levin Cosmopolitan Club.

Hundreds of competitiors from around the country will take a shot in next year's 8-ball competitions held at the Levin Cosmopolitan Club.

Truck and car crash north of Feilding

Emergency services rushed to help the drivers of a truck and a car that collided just north of Feilding overnight. (File ...

A doctor who came upon the scene checked over one patient who was not seriously injured.

Parents secure funding for new playground

Taihape Playground Group members Charlotte Oswald, Charity Davis and Jenn Turner are upping their fundraising efforts.

A council grant has given a parent-led project in Taihape the funds it needs to turn an outdated playground into a modern facility.

Teen who attacked 90-year-old in her home remains behind bars

Grace Virtue died after being attacked in her Bath St, Levin, home in November 2019.

Girl jailed for manslaughter has taken part in programmes about mindfulness and ways to be a better person.

Bathroom camera not a breach of privacy

Students and parents at Queen Elizabeth College in Palmerston North say they should have been consulted about a camera ...

Female students say they feel violated after a camera was installed in one of the school's bathrooms.

Marist end W-League campaign with loss to classy champions

Charlotte Lancaster kicks the ball up the field in Marist’s loss to Wellington United Diamonds on Saturday.

For the second time in two years, the Palmerston North team have finished runner-up to the Wellington United Diamonds.

Sidewalk honour roll revealed in Levin

Former Black Sox softball legend Robert “Chubb” Tangaroa, and scientist Dr Phil Rolston share a moment at the unveiling ...

Notable settlers, artists and athletes dominate the figures from Horowhenua's past now found underfoot.

Youth justice allegation leads to sit-in video

A Te Au rere a te Tonga youth justice facility employee staged a sit-down protest over allegations of poor treatment of ...

An employee at a youth justice facility was fired after staging a sit-in at her manager’s office.

Linton keep home fires burning

The Linton Cobras have maintained a team even when the Manawatū club competition was in recess.

The Linton Cobras have been a constant in Manawatū rugby league.

Police chase that ended in river leaves man imprisoned

A man who crashed through a fence and into a river to run from police has been sent to prison. (File photo)

A man who crashed through a fence and into a river to avoid police has been sent to prison.

Massey fourth-placed on ladder after weekend loss in Federation League

Massey University’s game against Havelock North Wanderers on Saturday saw them narrowly lose 2-1 (file photo).

Massey University’s quest for a top-three finish in the men’s Federation League faltered at the weekend when they lost 2-1 to leaders Havelock North Wanderers.

One person hurt in Tararua crash

A single car crash has blocked one lane of the state highway connecting Tararua and Hawke’s Bay.

A car has collided with a barrier on State Highway 2 near Norsewood.

'Another year is too long'

Manawatū Tenants’ Union co-ordinator Ben Schmidt says another year is too long for family violence victims to wait for ...

Manawatū organisations are urging the Government to reconsider delaying family violence tenancy protections until next year.

Horowhenua man denies sexual offending

A Horowhenua man is on trial for dozens of charges relating to sexual offending with young boys.

The trial for a man who allegedly took advantage of sleeping boys for decades has begun.

Camera in girls' bathroom sparks privacy concern

Parents at Queen Elizabeth College are asking why they weren't told about a camera in the girls' bathroom.

A high school is reviewing the position of a security camera in a female bathroom following backlash by parents over privacy and a lack of communication.

Heat still high for lockdown success story

Marie Helleur set up her chilli sauce company Aftermath during the last year's level 4 lockdown. It was only meant to be ...

Marie Helleur started Aftermath in her kitchen during last year's level 4 lockdown and it has grown so popular she is hoping to start a factory.

Health providers need to influence change

Karleen Edwards is the new chief executive of Mash Trust Services in Palmerston North.

Former Christchurch City Council boss Karleen Edwards returns to health service.

Levin library reopens after police examine site

Police are investigating a serious assault at Levin’s library, Te Takeretagna – o Kura-hau-pō.

A man has been charged with indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection after an incident at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

Helicopter company helps student take next step

Palmerston North student Alisa Izumi has been awarded a placement with global helicopter company PHI International.

A Palmerston North student’s career is off to a flying start as the first intern to be awarded a placement with helicopter company PHI International.

Feilding through to Hurricanes co-ed final

Feilding High School are through to the Hurricanes co-ed knockout final.

The Feilding High School boys first XV is through to the final of the Hurricanes co-ed knockout competition after a gritty 28-27 win over Whanganui Collegiate School.

Man sent to psychiatric facility for sexual assaults

A man has been sentenced to a psychological facility after sexually assaulting a young girl multiple times. (File photo)

A woman sexually assaulted as a child said she didn't know it was wrong because the offender told her it was okay.

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