Corrections detector dog team 'sock' it to drug smugglers at Manawatu Prison

Zena the dog uncovered cannabis oil hidden in a pair of socks in a prisoner's incoming mail.

Minister Shane Jones says the industry has enjoyed a laissez-faire set of rules for too long.

One killed, two badly injured as tree falls on car during forestry operation

The incident happened at Bulls near Palmerston North this afternoon.

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Slips, power cuts in Wellington after overnight storm

Electricity is also out in parts of Taranaki and Whanganui.

At the moment the regional centre is lagging behind others.

Whanganui on a mission to attract new residents

At the moment the regional centre is lagging behind others in the race to attract newcomers.

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Woman's 'unexplained' death in Levin being investigated by police

The woman's body was found at a property in the lower North Island town yesterday afternoon.

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Guns, drugs, cash and stolen property found at Whanganui address with gang ties

Two men have been arrested after police executed a search warrant.

Traffic backed up near Levin earlier this year.

Mayors lobby for road improvements on 'death highway' - State Highway 1 between Otaki and Levin

The Transport Agency is re-evaluating a planned four-lane state highway.

Dannevirke residents advised to boil water supply

A system failure meant water may be cloudy in appearance.

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Engineering business in Manawatu-Wanganui goes up in flames

Emergency services were called to Ohingaiti about 3.00am today.

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Passenger dies after stolen car collides with tree in Whanganui

Police are looking for the driver who left the scene.

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Woman, 28, dies in hospital after two-car crash in Palmerston North

The woman was transported to hospital in a critical condition after the crash on Turitea Road at 9:15am today.

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Serious crash in Palmerston North, emergency services at scene

Police said reports suggested two people were injured.

More than a dozen counterfeit $50 bills have been picked up by police in Manawatu recently.

Watch: Top tips on how to spot fake New Zealand bank notes

There's recently been a spate of fake $50 notes in one North Island region.

A 12-year-old girl also died in the tragic Palmerston North crash yesterday.

Most read story: 'You can't blame the police' – Heartbroken grandparents of boy, 15, who died after police pursuit speak out

Dennis Maxwell described his grandson Ihaia McPhee-Maxwell as "your typical kid" who "had a lot of potential".

'There was a young girl trapped in the vehicle' – man who rushed to Palmerston North pursuit crash describes horrifying scene

Watch: 'I feel so sorry for the family members' - first person to pursuit crash that left teens dead describes terrible scene

Dion Labaschagne was at work at O'Leary Engineering when he heard "a roar, and then a thud" before seeing sparks flying at the end of the driveway.

A 12-year-old girl, a passenger, died at the scene and the 15-year-old male driver died later in hospital.

Double-fatal crash: Eyewitness video shows police car pursuing blue Subaru before vehicle crashes in Palmerston North

A 12-year-old girl, a passenger, died at the scene and the 15-year-old male driver died later in hospital.

Feilding shop owner dives into escaping thieves' car but gets thrown out after enduring a beating around the head

Philip Pearpoint was taken on a wild ride after he tried to stop the thief at Turners Sports Store.

Counterfeit $50 notes circulating in Palmerston North - police warn

At least eight fake notes have been presented at supermarkets, pubs, and service stations since May 14.

'They've lost their family home' - Whanganui couple left shattered by battle with EQC

The dream home of English immigrants Mark and Nichola Goodier home has officially been deemed to be a "dangerous building" ever since a 2015 storm.

Man wanted after brandishing weapon during Palmerston North Cash Converters robbery

The man threatened an employee on May 3, before fleeing with cash.

One person in critical condition following crash on local Palmerston North road

Emergency services were called to the scene on Moray Place in the suburb of Highbury at 1:30am.

Teenage boy dies after two-car crash in Manawatu

The incident occurred on State Highway 1 in Rongotea at 2pm.

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Death of man in Whanganui being investigated as homicide

A second man at a Wikitoria Rd address was found with serious injuries.

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