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Seven people injured after two-car collision on SH1 between Foxton and Levin

All patients have been airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital after the incident.

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Vehicles belonging to Massey University students were crushed after high winds brought down trees in Palmerston North.

Cars crushed after trees brought down by high winds at Massey University in Palmerston North

Westerly winds meant the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been.

RNZAF aircraft forced into emergency wheels-up landing at Ohakea

Two RNZAF personnel completed the landing without injury while doing basic night flying training.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

One person dead, four injured, after two-vehicle crash in Manawatū

Two of those injured are in a serious condition.

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Police say criminals have been targeting local dairies and service stations so officers are trying a new approach.

Spate of violent robberies spark special operation by Manawatu Police

Police say criminals have been targeting dairies and service stations so they're trying a new approach.

Man charged over 2017 serious assault after Police Ten 7 appeal

The victim suffered a serious head injury in the Palmerston North attack.

Rows of recent planted of young pine trees.

Forestry worker dies after tree falls on him in the Manawatu

A helicopter flew to Pohangina but the man died at the scene.

Man, 25, charged with murder over death of eight-month-old girl in 2016

Police say the man appeared in Masterton District Court today and has been remanded in custody.

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.

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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.

Police car

Driver dies after medical event and crash in Palmerston North

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

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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.

Magnifying glass in front of an open newspaper with paper houses. Concept of rent, search, purchase real estate.

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

It failed to lodge tenancy bonds and provide insulation statements.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
Copyright photo: Matchroom Boxing / www.photosport.nz

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".

Fire generic

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

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

Benjamin Saul Dempsey.

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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