Soren's beggar problem

The Palmerston North City Council has tried various approaches of dealing with begging, but nothing has really worked.

Soren Olsonmale was walking through downtown Palmy when a man called him a derogatory name and demanded his kebab.

Home is where the words are

Thom Conroy is the editor of Home: New Writing.

What home means to some of New Zealand's best writers is housed in a new book.

Tramper rescued from Ruahines

18042016. News. Photo supplied / PALMERSTON NORTH RESCUE HELICOPTER

A woman was tramping in the Ruahine Range when she fell and injured her leg.

Future of universities discussed

Panelists discussing the future of tertiary education, from left, Green MP Gareth Hughes, Professor Chris Gallavin, ...

Increased competition from private education providers is a key issue for universities.

Motorcyclist in crash

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after the crash.

A motorcycle and car collided at a busy Palmerston North intersection amid rush hour traffic.

New flats tackle housing shortage

An impression of the new Papaioea Place flats to be built in Palmerston North.

Palmerston North will get up to 30 new social housing units.

700 new jobs needed

Bidfoods assistant general manager Adam Rapson shows work experience pupils Reece Hodgson, right, and Josh Alexander the ...

Quick action is needed to make sure Manawatu is ready for logistics boom, CEDA says.

Convicted killer forces rule change

Convicted murderer Stephen Hudson appeared by audio-visual link at the High Court in Wellington to argue his own claim ...

A judge agrees with a convicted murderer that his legal papers can't be withheld.

Student dealer back behind bars

The Parole Board has recalled Benjamen Belmont to prison, after finding he was an undue risk to the community.

Strangling his partner and breaching parole ruined the former drug dealer's early release.

Glimpsing alcohol OK

Melody's New World's proposed alcohol display area passes the test.

Impulse booze buying not encouraged by shoppers catching a look at packaging.

Man downplaying confrontation, says defence

Joseph Kurene in Palmerston North District Court is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to injure.

He can't remember racial abuse being yelled from the car, from right next to him.

Feltex factory now 'playground'

The old Feltex Carpet Factory site in Foxton.

New owner says site is new ownership group's "playground".

Deer heads speared on branches

The deer heads were found near the Vinegar Hill Camp ground in Rangitikei.

Deer heads were speared on branches and a pile of guts and hooves left at a popular camp spot.

Flying high in Norway

Eve-Ellen Skewes took her title against much older competitiors

Eve-Ellen Skewes - Norwegian junior snowboard kiting champ.

Black to Blues, West to Canes

Otere Black is leaving the Hurricanes to join the Blues.

First-fives shuffle for Super Rugby 2018 with Ihaia West off to the capital and Otere Black to Auckland.

Elderly fear road crossings

Joy Carter and Doreen Broadbent lead a group of elderly residents across the Kimbolton Rd and Aorangi St intersections.

Elderly residents are crossing the road in fear as concerns about the volume of traffic in Feilding grow.

Son claims share of dad's fortune

Paul Van Moeseke made a will about six weeks before he died (File photo)

An eminent economist had wanted to leave his millions to animal rights groups.

Accused claims self-defence

Joseph Kurene.

Man suffered fractured skull and was in hospital for a month.

Closing time at 2am

Lew Findlay has labelled Palmerston North's draft alcohol policy a disappointment.

Palmerston North draft local alcohol policy labelled a huge disappointment.

Manawatu muscle behind cup win

Olympic medalist cyclist Simon van Velthooven was to the fore as Team New Zealand chose pedal power instead of ...

Simon van Velthooven is exhausted and excited after the long, successful America's Cup campaign.

Manawatu Gorge costs mount

Workers clear one of the slips that have kept the Manawatu Gorge closed since late April.

More slips plague the unstable Manawatu Gorge hillside, as cleanup costs surge towards $1 million.

Keep Feilding Beautiful needs new leader

Keep Feilding Beautiful will look for a new chairperson when Reena Wallis moves to Palmerston North.

Chairwoman Reena Wallis will end her four-year association to work with Afghanistan refugees.

EziBuy is sold again

Woolworths found Ezibuy to be an uneasy fit with its business.

It first operated in Palmerston North in 1978 with a black and white mailer, and is now a major Australasian fashion store.

Checking the river without getting wet

Technology to monitor the level of the Manawatu River is backed up with a massive ruler.

UNDER THE RADAR: The Manawatu River gives up its secrets.

History comes alive

The Fantasy in Lights display returns to Feilding this month, but with a new host.

Bright lights will dawn on the Coach House Museum in this year's Fantasy in Lights display. 

Truck on fire

Fire at Hokio Beach.

Early morning blaze lights the night sky in Hokio Beach.

Fire scare at FMG

Two fire trucks from the Palmerston North Fire Brigade responded to an alarm at the FMG Building, but could not find a fire.

Two fire trucks turned out to the FMG building, but it was a false alarm.

World scrum record attempt

Black Ferns fullback Selica Winiata in action against Australia  in Christchurch during the International Women's Rugby ...

There's a three-day Winter Festival tapping into the Lions tour.

Brawl outside bank

Police are speaking to one man, they believe to be a victim of an attack that sparked a  four to five man brawl outside ...

Police were called after up to five men were seen fighting on Broadway Ave.

Horizons parries Palmer's criticisms

Horizons Regional Council chief executive Michael McCartney said Sir Geoffrey Palmer had every right to make his ...

Regional council will change its consents process, but stands by its environmental record.

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