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Man suffers serious head injuries in Whanganui assault and robbery

He was attacked by several people, police say.

Building blaze in Palmerston North causes person to suffer smoke inhalation

Five fire trucks are at the scene on Ferguson Street and working to extinguishing the blaze.

Gang member Kevin Ratana was shot and killed last Tuesday in Castlecliffe.

Mongrel Mob President pays tribute to 'extremely talented' member shot dead in Whanganui

"He was a young man who was able to help breach generational gaps," he said of 27-year-old Kevin Ratana.

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Driver dies after medical event and crash in Palmerston North

Nobody from a second car involved in the crash was injured.

The body of Kevin Ratana, 27, was removed from Puriri St yesterday, amid a tribute of red Mongrel Mob bandanas.

Body of gang member fatally shot in Whanganui is returned to his whānau

Police say senior gang leaders are working collaboratively with officers looking for whoever is responsible.

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Whanganui property management company fined more than $30k by Tenancy Tribunal

It failed to lodge tenancy bonds and provide insulation statements.

Police say the shooter is still on the loose, but there is no immediate threat to the public.

Rousing haka performed on Whanganui street where man, thought to be Mongrel Mob member, was shot dead

Patched gang members also gathered at a church near a property which has been under police investigation throughout the day.

Childcare expert Sarah Alexander says this could be an opportunity for children to learn social skills.

Whanganui parents frustrated teacher brings baby to class, childcare expert says it's 'an opportunity' to learn

Doctor Sarah Alexander says this could actually help children 'promote their learning'.

Police say the shooting was not a random attack and those involved were known to each other.

Friends and family of man shot in Whanganui gang killing stay at church overnight, armed police presence remains

The victim, believed to be a Mongrel Mob member, was fatally shot yesterday morning in the suburb of Castlecliff.

Police say the shooting was not a random attack and those involved were known to each other.

Police continue hunt for gunman after gang member fatally shot in Whanganui

Police have confirmed the shooting was gang related and not a random attack.

A 16-year-old male and 21-year-old female were arrested in Palmerston North, after a vehicle failed to stop in Sanson.

Teen and woman arrested after police use road spikes to end 25k chase near Palmerston North

The driver allegedly failed to stop for police on State Highway 1 in Sanson, prompting the police pursuit.

The Kiwi heavyweight is unlikely to speak at a Whanganui “closed motivational session for Māori and Pasifika boys” if changes aren’t made.

Whanganui High School opens Joseph Parker visit to 'entire school' after boxer's camp threatens to pull out

Parker was unhappy his visit was advertised as a closed motivational session for Māori and Pasifika boys and their fathers.

Joseph Parker of New Zealand during the final press conference.
Final press conference for the Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Heavyweight fight which sees the WBO International Strap and WBC Silver title in contention.
Riverside Hotel, London on 26 July 2018.
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Accusations of racism and sexism mar Joseph Parker planned event at Whanganui High School - 'That's not Joseph, that's not how he operates'

Parker said he's "really dissapointed" the event is advertised as "a closed motivational session for Māori and Pasifika boys".

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Truck and trailer carrying hazardous goods crashes, rolls into ditch near Ohakune

The crash occurred on State Highway 49 just after 3am today.

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Palmerston North man reported missing has been located

Police thank the community for their concern for Benjamin Saul Dempsey's whereabouts.

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High school rugby player seriously injured during game, airlifted to Christchurch hospital

The match was being played in the North Island town of Feilding.

Police search for 'outstanding' man involved in altercation in Manawatu settlement

The other man involved in the incident at a Himatangi Beach property is speaking to police, and has minor injuries to his hand.

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.

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.

Dannevirke residents advised to boil water supply

A system failure meant water may be cloudy in appearance.

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