Manawatu-Wanganui

Dozen people arrested for 'disproportionate amount of criminal activity' in Manawatu

A 10-month operation has led to a range of charges, from drug possession to money laundering.

Mark Lundy murder conviction appeal: Defence claims 'brain tissue' test which helped put Lundy away was flawed

Found guilty at a 2015 retrial,Lundy is serving life in jail for murdering wife Christine and daughter Amber.

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Pesi Tuivai was killed in the horrific crash on her way back from being blessed at an Auckland church event.

'She was like a sister' - friend of Taupo car crash victim gives emotional interview as a community mourns

Olivia Halaifonua has paid tribute to Pesi Tuivai, saying she was "happy and she loved her children".

Whanganui crash: Teen driver in critical condition was not wearing a seatbelt

"It's a sobering reminder of the consequences of not buckling up," police said.

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

More than a dozen options considered for slip-hit Manawatu Gorge

The important road has been closed due to numerous slips.

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Two men in the small town of Bulls gave the National Party leader a warm welcome.

Watch: Too young to vote 17-year-old gives rousing haka to Bill English in Bulls

"I couldn't give you my vote so I decided to give you something else."

Watch: Incredible footage of lightning striking New Plymouth art structure

New Plymouth's Wind Wand bore the brunt of a ferocious lightning strike during a thunderstorm tonight.

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The Labour leader asked the large group of people dressed as pirates to join her crowd of supporters.

Watch: 'Ahoy! This is a first' – Jacinda Ardern interrupted by group of passing pirates in New Plymouth

The Labour leader asked the people dressed as pirates to join her supporters in the crowd.

Chess pieces stuffed with cannabis found in mail to prisoners

Corrections staff and a detector dog made the discovery at Manawatu Prison this morning.

Man on the run after police chase ends in car crash

The drama unfolded in Palmerston North earlier this afternoon.

One person in serious condition after car leaves the road in Manawatu crash

Police say they were called to the scene on SH56, Tiakitahuna around 1:30pm.

The NZ Educational Institute wants to raise the wages of 20,000 early childhood workers to the same level of kindergarten staff.

Heat pump wiring at kindy sees building firm and worker fined over $20,000

The firm's employee wasn't licensed to install the wiring at the Palmerston North kindergarten.

Person killed after being hit by passenger train in Palmerston North

Police say they were called to the scene around 7:30pm, where they found a body on the tracks.

Cyclist dies in collision in Palmerston North

Emergency services were called to the scene on Featherston Street shortly after 3pm.

The government relaxed its standards to measure contamination levels in houses where meth smoked and manufactured.

Palmerston North man arrested in relation to manufacturing meth

Police say the 45-year-old man was arrested without incident following a search warrant today.

Helicopter reportedly crashes on farm near Levin

Police say the crash happened around 1:30pm on farm land near Drake St, at Waikawa Beach.

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In the end Zain Collins went along to the ball which has a "no date, no attendance" policy.

'Can't wait to go!' - Teen finds a date and attends Palmerston North Boys' High partners only school ball

In the end Zain Collins went along to the ball which has a "no date, no attendance" policy.

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One woman in a critical condition after crash near Palmerston North

Emergency services said the incident was reported at 9.18am.

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Parents at the school aren’t happy, but the principal says if every boy who wanted to attend did, the ball would become a weekend party.

Teen banned from attending Palmerston North school ball tonight because he has no date

Zain Collins and family bravely spoke out to Seven Sharp in hope of change, but the school's standing firm.

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.

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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 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.

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