Manawatu-Whanganui

Witnesses sought after Riverside assault

Manawatu Police are investigating an assault in a car park at the end of Riverside Drive, off Te Matai Road. During the incident, which took place at around 4pm on Thursday, a man sitting in his vehicle at was threatened by another man brandishing...... Read More

SH1 reopens after Waiouru vehicle fire

Police have advised that State Highway One, south of Waiouru, has now reopened in both directions following an earlier vehicle fire.  Reports of a fire involving a stationary vehicle at the junction of Deacons Road and State Highway One were received...... Read More

Woman seriously beaten in burglary

A woman who came home to find her house being burgled was viciously assaulted. The 26-year-old woman sustained facial and skull fractures when she was assaulted at a Keith Street address in Palmerston North yesterday morning. Acting area commander...... Read More

Man arrested following armed robbery

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following an aggravated robbery this morning at dairy on Rhodes Drive in Kelvin Grove. The man entered the store and presented a pistol at the staff member, before leaving with tobacco products. The offender...... Read More

Palmerston North crash results in serious injuries

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries this evening after a two-car collision near Palmerston North. The crash happened in a 100kmh zone on Roberts Line's rural section, between Kelvin Grove Road and Railway Road, shortly before 4pm. A...... Read More

Whanganui Feb tourism bucks the trend

Whanganui’s number of guest nights for February 2016 increased by 16.7 per cent, compared to the previous year - an increase of 3000 people and likely to be the result of hosting the NZ Masters Games. National guest nights for the same period...... Read More

Whanganui February tourism bucks trend

Whanganui’s number of guest nights for February 2016 increased by 16.7 per cent compared to the previous year – an increase of 3,000 people and likely to be the result of hosting the NZ Masters Games.  National guest nights for the...... Read More

Need for water conservation continues

Woodville residents are being asked to continue to conserve water after the recent heavy rainfall. The Tararua District Council asked residents to conserve water last Friday due to the Mangapapa Stream being in high flow, affecting  the council’s...... Read More

New community hub underway

Work is well underway on the upgrade of the Woodville i-SITE/library/service centre and public toilets. Project manager Violet Christison says work on the new building - which began at the beginning of the year - has progressed smoothly, thanks to the...... Read More

Air NZ problem plane inspected at Palmerston North

An ATR aircraft that made an emergency landing at Palmerston North Airport will remain on the runway until it has been inspected by engineers, Air New Zealand says. As a result, nine remaining Air New Zealand services into and out of Palmerston North...... Read More