Loose livestock have proven hazardous for motorists passing through Horowhenua overnight, after a horse led police on a highway chase and a driver came off best in a two cows-versus-car collision this morning.
In the past year they have released an album, opened for international acts and won fans from as far away as Sweeden.
Canoeing down the Whanganui River, snorkelling in the Bay of Islands, mountaineering in Nepal - no, it's not the dream school holiday; it's all part of education for Palmerston North schoolkids taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award programme.
The last time Tina Grant talked to her husband, Corporal Doug Grant, she was looking out the window at the rare sight of snow on the ground outside.
Palmerston North police are cracking down on pre-loading drinkers hitting town, after a "slight" increase in alcohol-fuelled crime.
NEW Zealand's sheep are the butt of jokes overseas, but a woman on the nation's North Island has found they can also be dangerous.
There was sizzling, sniffing and chewing as the tastiest and tenderest steak was found from finalists at last night's Steak of Origin contest in Feilding.
The male driver appeared to have gotten off lightly with cuts to his face. The condition of the cow is unknown.
Short-staffing in two Palmerston North City Council units is helping to pay for unbudgeted spending on the Totara Rd wastewater treatment plant.
A vodka sozzled drink-driver who got behind the wheel after a binge was dobbed into police by his worried wife.
After eight years training firefighters how to save car-crash victims' lives, a road trip to Palmerston North gave Craig Bedford the chance to do it for real.
Palmerston North's Fiona Bradley and Lower Hutt's Claire Angliiss have attended the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women in New York representing GirlGuiding New Zealand to advocate for stop to violence against girls.
GIRLS' DAY OUT: From left, Yvonne MacNamara, Fay Costello and Kathy Douglas of Palmerston North are keen racegoers and were enjoying the racing at the Woodville-Pahiatua Racing Club's rural expo day last Thursday.
RIGHT NOTE: Putting aside her active music career for eight years was not a decision made lightly by Massey University lecturer Judith Donaldson.