While the Government announced plans to build a further 750 state houses in Auckland, Palmerston North residents were protesting the demolition of their own.
May 26, 2016
It's time for the Manawatu to experience the global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about. Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Nassim Soleimanpour wrote this play to travel the world in his place. Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, this 'theatre entertainment meets social experiment' is unlike anything, and will make you question everything.
May 24, 2016
"This was my first time to this firm. Ross Hardey was so good. I felt like I had always known him. First class service. My glasses were back to wear in 3 days. How's that for service?"
- Jo B
May 22, 2016
Some Kiwis have had the wool pulled over their eyes after their "New Zealand-made, alpaca duvets" were found to be inferior knock-offs made in China.
May 22, 2016
A second school in Levin has been closed due to children contracting measles, the third case of the disease in the district this week.
May 19, 2016
"Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude."
- Ralph Marston
May 18, 2016
Get a group of friends together and come along to this fundraising buffet dinner and meet Winston Peters.
May 16, 2016
"I found this company excellent to work with. The quality of their work could not be faulted and after consulting with Dean had a far better lighting plan done than what was originally done by our Architect. Dean Smith-Pilling is very reasonable in his pricing and I would recommend him to anyone considering having anything done on their property to contact him."
May 12, 2016
FBNZ’s goal is to inspire and support the emerging farmers and leaders for the next generation by educating young people about the beef industry, and developing existing skills and passing on knowledge. This will mean that the industry remains progressive and more importantly sustainable in the future.
May 12, 2016
"Justice delayed is justice denied."
-William E. Gladstone
May 11, 2016
Hundreds of flowers have been ripped from the ground in "disgraceful" vandalism at the Dannevirke cenotaph.
May 10, 2016
(Reuters) - Leicester City's remarkable Premier League triumph after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders to win the title made the pages of the press around the world on Tuesday.
May 5, 2016
Dust from roadworks at the Albert St/Ferguson St roundabout has coated the shelves at Grant Irvine's nearby pharmacy, and detouring traffic has clogged the quiet residential street of Stewart Crescent.
May 3, 2016
Annual Manawatu Garden & Lifestyle Festival. Many exhibitors ranging from outdoor furniture to rose plants, and most things in between featuring amazing exhibitors and of course food!! Come along for a fun weekend out with the family - a gold coin donation is welcomed as you come in.
May 1, 2016
The ombudsman has reinforced the need for a redesign of Palmerston North Hospital's psychiatric units following a surprise audit.
April 28, 2016
The Village Night Market has been around since 2014 and has been successful in providing Palmerston North with the only monthly night market. TVNM aims to create an atmosphere for visitors where they are immersed in creativity, ingenuity and diversity.
April 27, 2016
Jakarta (AFP) - An Indonesian minister has suggested an unusual reason for the scourge of corruption in the graft-ridden country -- men are just trying to please their greedy wives.
April 25, 2016
Come and make a poppy from willow & tissue paper, to add to a collaborative community wreath being presented in Manchester Square for Anzac Commemorations on the 25th April 2016.
April 21, 2016
The cost of owning a menacing dog should be higher, says a Palmerston North city councillor.
April 19, 2016
Prague (AFP) - The Czech Republic on Thursday said it was tired of its long and unwieldy name and would like to be called "Czechia" from now on.
April 17, 2016
Seventy minute screening focussing on New Zealand's experience of the First World War. Begins in pre-war New Zealand and follows through to the opening of the New Zealand Memorial at Messines. Presented in conjunction with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
April 14, 2016
A high-tech marine drone scouring the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness for one of nature's most elusive beasts has found a "monster" - but not the one it was looking for.
April 13, 2016
A 5.2 magnitude quake, which was centred west of Masterton, was near the Wairarapa town's water treatment plant.
April 11, 2016
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
- Maya Angelou
April 10, 2016
The New Zealand Army is set to shift basic training for new recruits from Waiouru to the South Island, downgrading the central North Island military camp.
April 5, 2016
The claim that dog is man's best friend may have taken a hit after a man shared a video of his adoring cat leaning in for the 'purrfect' kiss.
April 3, 2016
"Living well is the best revenge."
March 31, 2016
Council staff could be given power to fine people smoking outside bars and cafes and in other designated smokefree public places if a Palmerston North proposal is supported.
March 30, 2016
The Village Night Market has been around since 2014 and has been successful in providing Palmerston North with the only monthly night market.
March 28, 2016
While people are preparing for a relaxing long weekend, police are urging those heading away to travel safe and give emergency services a break.
March 22, 2016
The Waitarere Beach Festival is back for 2016! Stalls, music and laughter - it's a day of fun for the whole family, out by the lakes on Waitarere Beach Rise.
March 21, 2016
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
March 20, 2016
Walk along the Manawatu Estuary, a world renowned conservation area with Ramsar status, and a very popular spot for bird watching.
March 17, 2016
"A leader is a dealer in hope. "
March 16, 2016
Palmerston North's iconic Anzac Cliffs will soon no longer be cliffs.
March 8, 2016
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $US100 million ($A135.80 million) for publishing a sex tape of him and the wife of a Tampa radio personality.
March 6, 2016
LONDON (Reuters) - A sharp increase in the number of deaths in Britain in 2015 compared with the previous year helped funeral services firm Dignity post a 16-percent profit increase, the firm said on Wednesday.
March 2, 2016
The weight restriction on the one-lane bridge that is the only access to the small community of Ngahere Park on Palmerston North's outskirts has been lowered even further.
February 29, 2016
This will be the 25th year that the Foxton Promotions Group have organized and run the extremely successful Foxton Easter Sunday Fair at Easton Park in Main Street, Foxton.
February 25, 2016
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
February 23, 2016
Water carriers are busy as rural tanks empty in Manawatu and Rangitikei's hot weather.
February 21, 2016
An afternoon of wine, food and entertainment in the private house gardens of the vineyard.
February 18, 2016
The Prince of Wales has met one of his biggest fans in a six-year-old English boy who insists on dressing just like him.
February 17, 2016
Schools around Palmerston North will see a higher police presence than normal while officers make themselves available to parents after an alleged abduction that took place.
February 15, 2016
Interislander Summer Festival Awapuni Races is the perfect chance to enjoy a family day out filled with Free kids entertainment, live music and thrilling thoroughbred action. There's plenty of space on-course to set up your picnic with a good view of the track. We look forward to seeing you on February the 13th!
February 11, 2016
Palmerston North's softly-softly approach to beggars has been labelled a failure, and city councillors want them declared nuisances so they can be sent packing.
February 9, 2016
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicagoans this month are less obsessed with badmouthing Mayor Rahm Emanuel or worries about their sports teams, and more focused on finding the perfect “paczki,” a rich, Polish, donut-type dessert that's taking the high-end dessert market by storm.
February 7, 2016
CHICAGO (Reuters) - If you are going to rob a photo booth, a mask might be a good idea.
February 4, 2016
Fire crews worked through the night to battle a large scrub fire near Halcombe, which continues to burn.
February 3, 2016
For the fourth year running, Te Manawa is thrilled to host Palmerston North City’s Waitangi Day celebration. It’s a day on which our community comes together to share food, experiences and entertainment.
February 1, 2016
The Ashhurst and Pohangina Lions Annual Smallholders’ Auction this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
January 28, 2016
"Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."
January 26, 2016
This is the Speedway event the bike enthusiasts have all been waiting for. The New Zealand Sidecar Grand Prix has attracted over thirty Sidecars.
January 14, 2016
(Reuters) - An Ohio man wanted for drunk driving who sent police a more flattering photo of himself because he did not like his mug shot has been arrested in Florida, police said.
January 13, 2016
Refugees living in the wider Manawatu area are successfully finding jobs, thanks to a Red Cross employment scheme.
January 12, 2016
Nightspot is the evening session of the Summer Holiday Program for all kids, youth and families. Also be sure to check out kidZone happening in the morning for all primary & intermediate aged kids and ARVOfun happening each afternoon which will be fun for the whole family!
January 7, 2016
"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved."
January 6, 2016
Manawatu lifeguards are urging confident swimmers not to be "cocky" as those with less experience could follow them and get into trouble.
January 4, 2016
Join us at Awapuni for this fantastic days racing. A tradition in the Manawatu for over 100 years this raceday promises to be exciting as ever. To keep you enteretained we will have the Big Screen operating in the middle of the course plus plenty of off-track activities as well.
December 22, 2015
"I learned the value of hard work by working hard."
December 21, 2015
The fire was well involved when fire fighters arrived, making it too dangerous to enter the building.
December 20, 2015
LIMA (Reuters) - A Canadian man killed a British man after the two took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, authorities said Thursday.
December 17, 2015
All things Chrismassy in the Square. This Concert and Carols has something for everyone with lots of Community Acts, Bands, and Carols to sing-along to.
December 15, 2015
A $1.4 million plan for the Kelvin Grove reserve's development includes a proposal to grow grass crops across 5 to 7 hectares of the reserve to help pay for future maintenance.
December 13, 2015
An awesome event for the whole whanau! Celebrate Christmas in the western suburbs of Palmerston North. The concert will showcase music, dance, cultural items, and free food.
December 11, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old man suspected of burglarizing homes in Florida was killed and partially eaten by an 11-foot (3.4 meters) alligator after he waded into a lake, apparently to avoid detection by law enforcement officers pursuing him, police said on Tuesday.
December 9, 2015
As the Government consults with the public about the use of sunbeds, a Palmerston North dermatologist says they are not going far enough with the recommendations to tighten up the rules.
December 7, 2015
A wonderful fun filled family day out. Parade starts from the corner of Huia and Hautapu streets (SH1)
All welcome to enter a float, you can also entry a walking float. Returning this year will be the best decorate bike, trike or scooter.
December 4, 2015
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'"
December 2, 2015
Missing out on winning the overall national figure prize title last year spurred Palmerston North bodybuilder Sarah Malthus on to win the Ms Universe title.
November 30, 2015
Marton Market day is on again, bigger and better than ever before! The street comes to life with stalls, entertainment, and bargains galore.
November 26, 2015
In the middle of a huge police anti-terrorism operation in Brussels, many were surprised to see the Belgian media fall silent and Twitter filling up with cat pictures.
November 24, 2015
Doctors are alarmed at the unprecedented discovery of a superbug found in chickens that has now jumped across to infect people around New Zealand.
November 22, 2015
Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s leading festival of short films. Something kiwis are acknowledged as world leaders in. Did you know that we are the country after France to have the most short films screened in competition at Cannes? Kiwi short films are in demand for festivals around the world, so it’s great that Show Me Shorts provides a way for New Zealanders to see them here too.
November 19, 2015
Economic statistics for the Manawatu-Whanganui are among the worst in the country.
November 18, 2015
"Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life."
November 16, 2015
The best kiteboarders in the country converge on Foxton Beach for a 4 day blowout of epic proportions!
November 12, 2015
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Authorities said on Wednesday that a zombie apocalypse had not occurred in central Wisconsin despite the discovery of an empty casket along a rural highway over the weekend.
November 11, 2015
Progressive Enterprises' plans to build a Countdown supermarket and shopping centre on Palmerston North's Pioneer Highway have been rejected.
November 9, 2015
A family night of fireworks and entertainment
November 5, 2015
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
November 3, 2015
Leaving the Feilding floodgates permanently semi-open could be looked at, but Horizons Regional Council says it will not be a silver bullet.
November 1, 2015
Head down the Whanganui Regional Museum this Halloween for a spook-alicious evening of tricks, treats and surprises! Experience the Museum's haunted trail filled with skeletons, ghosts and many more creepy creatures waiting in the shadows.
October 29, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Loud or sleeping people will soon be asked to leave buses and light rail trains in Sacramento under new rules approved by transportation officials Monday night, though efforts to ban smelly riders did not pass.
October 28, 2015
The positive effects of proposed work at Lake Horowhenua would outweigh adverse effects, Horizons Regional Council lawyers have argued.
October 26, 2015
Got To Get Out is a group which is all about getting people active, outdoors, making new friends and having adventures! (check out www.facebook.com/gottogetout)
October 22, 2015
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
-Henry Ward Beecher
October 20, 2015
The Manawatu-Whanganui economy is underperforming in almost all areas, with its areas of strength all having less jobs on offer for young people.
October 18, 2015
This is a comical, heart-warming show which comments on the situation rural communities are currently having to face with the influence of globalisation and urbanisation.
October 15, 2015
The US woman who attempted to sue her nephew for breaking her wrist said she had "no choice" but to sue the 12-year-old claiming she was "reluctant" in doing so.
October 14, 2015
The North Island's been shaken all night long after Pongaroa's 5.8 quake - and GeoNet warns aftershocks could follow for weeks, some as large as magnitude 5.
October 12, 2015
The 3rd annual New Zealand Burlesque Festival is set to be even larger than previous years, with a another stellar line up from New Zealand and further abroad.
October 8, 2015
"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
October 6, 2015
Palmerston North Hospital's main entrance was cordoned off after an unidentified chemical was brought to the front doors by contaminated workers.
October 4, 2015
This Spring Hӧpt Soda is fizzed to bring you the 2015 Hӧpt to it Comedy Grapevine Tour!
Daffodils are coming out of the ground, blossoms are appearing on the trees, Nick Rado is coming out of a cake, Urzila Carlson is doing her first national tour, Steve Wrigley is dressing up as a native bird and singing - you know, the usual spring stuff!
October 1, 2015
Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.
September 30, 2015
A young person has died in Manawatu after contracting meningococcal disease.
September 28, 2015
Three years ago Big Daddy Wilson, originally from North Carolina in the USA, toured New Zealand for the first time in a well received and successful tour all across the country. Finally he's back again, with plenty of new songs and a brand new CD to bring along for the ride.
September 23, 2015
Comedian Mike King wants to help prevent suicide by encouraging discussion and changing societal attitude towards mental health.
September 22, 2015
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
September 20, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.
September 17, 2015
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
September 16, 2015
It is starting to feel like spring after a hard long winter and farmers say they are now getting some much needed pasture growth.
September 14, 2015
Come along and enjoy good company and great fun at the Marton Rugby club as we get in the spirit of the Rugby World Cup.
September 10, 2015
For many people, a soothing shower is one of life's luxuries - but not Dave Whitlock, who hasn't showered in 12 years.
September 8, 2015
Corrections staff have been subjected to an increasing number of assaults at Manawatu Prison.
September 6, 2015
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday evening to make a surprise visit to a Rome optician's shop to get a new pair of eyeglasses, insisting that his old frames be re-used and that he would pay for them.
September 3, 2015
"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."
September 1, 2015
A driver who slammed his car into the rock near the top of the Rimutaka Hill Rd yesterday morning may have been fatigued, say police.
August 30, 2015
A strong 4.4-magnitude earthquake near Eketahuna has rattled the lower North Island.
August 30, 2015
If you're looking for a night out with a Palmerston North vibrant and friendly atmosphere then this night market is for you! We are a community based market with all sorts of creators, crafters and makers. From hats to shoes, books to art works, second hand to home made, sweet treats to savoury food, we have it all. Our monthly market debuts local up and coming musicians who will serenade your soul. Come down and check it out!
August 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Despite a devastating four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local newspaper reported.
August 26, 2015
Emergency services have been called out to two separate single-vehicle car-crashes in Manawatu.
August 24, 2015
In Concert with Guy Donaldson, O.K Chorale, Linsey Yeo,
August 20, 2015
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
August 18, 2015
State Highway 57 is now open after being closed at the Mangaore Stream bridge at Shannon in Horowhenua.
August 16, 2015
Experience Massey University students' creative side and enjoy an evening of performances by groups as diverse as the PNG Community Club, the Pacific Island Club, Fire Club, the Smashocytes Vet Band, Manawatahi, the Checkmate Dancers, Canta Conmigo and our entertaining MC Abi Symes and Co.
August 13, 2015
"Friends are the siblings God never gave us."
August 12, 2015
Insurance claims for more than $35 million in damage have been received as the cost of the June floods continues to be counted.
August 10, 2015
Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton.
August 6, 2015
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
August 4, 2015
Spring may be in the air, but any cleaning that Mother Nature decides to do will be colder and drier than normal.
August 2, 2015
What do you want from life? Unsure? Unfulfilled? Uninterested? Then come along to Eat, Prey, Laugh. Let us fill your brain, soul, and heart with food for thought, laughs for joy, and prey for… dinner? Come and experience the life lessons you never thought you needed as we test the old saying - “laughter cures everything."
July 30, 2015
One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.
July 29, 2015
A respected Palmerston North teacher has been farewelled with a powerful haka.
July 27, 2015
As seen on TV3's "Campbell Live" programme, Dave Upfold is known for his energetic, engaging and enthralling live shows. Dave's shows feature audience participation and utilise the power of the mind and suggestion .
July 23, 2015
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
July 21, 2015
Yet another Manawatu Gorge closure has fuelled frustration about the fragility of Manawatu's freight links to Hawke's Bay.
July 19, 2015
On Friday 17th July at The Willow Park Tavern on Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North, Turbostill will be releasing our new ep "Red River" with 3 other awesome bands playing too.
July 16, 2015
The end is in sight for road works stretching kilometres along State Highway 1 in Horowhenua.
July 15, 2015
When I get bored, I'll zone out, and I'll just sit in front of my computer and start writing any random song that comes to mind.
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July 15, 2015
Alien Weaponry live with Ceder and Deadset at the Royal Hotel Palmerston North.
July 15, 2015
When I was a kid - and I don't know why, it's the most random thing - I wanted to be a speech therapist for little kids. I knew I wanted to do something with kids.
July 15, 2015
A tanker carrying a load of animal blood that plunged over the side of the Manawatu Gorge has been lifted out of its perilious position.
July 15, 2015
Zirka Circus is proud to bring you its 4th tour of New Zealand, our new show "Cross the ocean" and it's more spectacular than ever!
July 15, 2015
I'm quite a rational person, but I'm drawn to the irrational. I love coincidences, and I like to question that in fiction: 'Is this random, or is there something working underneath?'
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July 14, 2015
Two brothers have been called "animal hoarders" and compared to crazy cat ladies, after they were caught keeping an assortment of animals in squalid conditions
July 14, 2015