Manawatu-Whanganui

$10.2 million win for Lotto Powerball player

It will be a night to remember for a lucky player after scoring $10 million with Powerball First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The $10.2 million prize is made up of $10 million from Powerball First Division and $250,000 from Lotto First...... Read More

Driver locks himself in train cab during overnight attack

A KiwiRail driver has been attacked on his train in the Manawatu town of Feilding. The rail operator's chief executive Todd Moyle said the lone driver was attacked by two people who had boarded the train illegally shortly before 3am. He said that...... Read More

Two critical after car hits tree and another car

Two people have been left critically injured after a car crashed into a tree and a parked car in Palmerston North. Emergency services were called to the scene on Napier Road in the Palmerston North suburb of Terrace End shortly before 5pm. The police...... Read More

Vision of military’s future to be set out

The Defence Ministry says it won't be long before a road map - outlining the future needs of the military - will be released. Last year, the government announced $2.3 billion for new planes to replace the ageing Orion fleet. 2018 - A year of highs...... Read More

Whanganui stabbing: Psychiatric report sought for accused

A judge has asked for a psychiatric report to be prepared on a 36-year-old man accused of the stabbing rampage in Whanganui yesterday. One person was killed and five others injured during the incident at a property on Wicksteed St and the neighbouring...... Read More

Five injured, one dead after Whanganui incident

A 36-year-old man will appear in the Whanganui District Court this afternoon facing five charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one charge of murder. These charges have been laid after an incident on Wicksteed Street yesterday...... Read More

Whanganui stabbing: Witnesses describe horrific scene

It's a calm and eerie morning in Whanganui after multiple people were stabbed on Tuesday. One person is dead and five others are in hospital and police have launched a homicide investigation following Tuesday's incident. A security guard and...... Read More

Five people in hospital after Whanganui stabbing

Two people are in a critical condition after five people were injured in a stabbing incident in Whanganui. Multiple police cars flocked to Wicksteed Street about 4.15pm after reports of stabbings. Witnesses told RNZ the incident appears to have taken...... Read More

Missing man’s body found

  Police have recovered the body of missing Carterton man Finn Yeats.   The 20-year-old was reported missing from his home on January 15, says police. “His body was located in the Tongariro area yesterday afternoon.” Concerns...... Read More

Water sent to Marton after town supply turns brown

A water shortage and a treatment mistake in the Rangitīkei town of Marton has forced the district council to bring in a water tanker to provide clean drinking water. The treatment issue resulted in brown, foul-smelling tap water for the town's...... Read More