Manawatu-Wanganui

Motorists warned to drive with caution after surface flooding hits Manawatu region

Police say the flooding mainly affects Levin and Palmerston North.

Man dies following crash involving car and truck near Palmerston North

Police were called to the scene in Bunnythorpe just before 10.30am today.

Woman in serious condition after car collides with truck in Whanganui

The crash happened outside the Four Square on Anzac Parade Road.

Girl, five, hit by ute while crossing road and critically injured in Palmerston North

Emergency services were called to the scene on Highbury Ave at 3.15pm.

Shand Cotgrove, left, and Jesse Hayne

Victims of fiery Levin crash were two brothers and their friend

The young men died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a parked truck.

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Residents looked on in horror as both vehicles burst into flames.

'It just exploded' - local resident tells of witnessing horror fiery Levin triple-fatal crash

The car was quickly engulfed in flames after it slammed into a parked truck which was loaded with paper rolls.

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The main link between the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay has been closed since April.

Labour promises new $120m road to replace slip-plagued Manawatu Gorge

Andrew Little says National is dragging its feet on the problem.

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The main link between the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay has been closed since April.

Decision on future of the Manawatu Gorge not due until Christmas

The main link between the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay has been closed by slips since April.

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The gorge is less stable than previously thought following a series of slips, delaying a decision on the future of the route.

No decision on slip prone Manawatu Gorge road until Christmas

The major route connecting Hawke's Bay with Manawatu has been closed since April.

Fresh push to restore power to 1300 Manawatu-Whanganui homes

High winds and heavy snow last week caused an estimated $2million damage to the power network.

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Families have been enjoying the snow in the central North Island as the storm moves north.

Video: Polar blast turns Mt Ruapehu's famous Chateau Tongariro into winter wonderland

Families have been enjoying the snow in the central North Island as the storm moves north.

Police emergency scene

Police open investigation into historic sex offending in Whanganui

The offending could have taken place over a period of 30 years, police say.

'We felt it' - more than 3000 people feel 4.4 magnitude quake centred near Masterton

The shake was centred at a depth of 20km, 15km west of Masterston.

Two people dead after Manawatu crash

The single car crash occurred on Pryces Line in Halcombe.

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1758 people from the region, young and old, as well as some Lions fans took part in the record breaking attempt.

Scores of rugby-mad people take on world's largest scrum challenge in Palmerston North

1,758 people from the region, young and old, took part in the record attempt.

Missing Palmerston North man Simon Oakley.

Fears for safety of Palmerston North man missing since Saturday

Simon Oakley has been missing since June 24.

Liquor store assistant hit with a slasher during robbery

Police are still hunting the four robbers of a Palmerston North Liquorland.

Youth charged over Palmerston North mini mart hold up nearly six months ago

The 17-year-old is expected to appear in court today.

The BP service station on Main Rd in Pahiatua

Pahiatua petrol station robbed by knife-wielding woman

Police say a woman entered the business yesterday and demanded cigarettes and cash.

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The gorge was on track to open last week but with bad weather comes more debris and more frustration for locals.

Major clean-up taking longer than expected as Manawatu Gorge slip becomes 'very frustrating' for locals

Last year there were three closures on the gorge, the year before there were nine.

Community rallies to support family of teacher who died aged 30 with cancer

More than $8,000 has so far been donated to support the family of Palmerston Boys' High teacher James Crosswell.

Watch: Palmerston North Boys' High students farewell beloved teacher who died of cancer with emotional haka

James Crosswell, 30, passed away on Friday after he was diagnosed with Leukemia last month.

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