Latest Manaia Stories

2008-07-22 15:00:36

By WOODD, Richard NEXT time Taranaki man Mike Woodhead uses his computer he'll get a weather forecast first. A bolt of lightning which struck near his Ohangai home south- east of Hawera on Saturday night has put the 36-year- old local school caretaker on edge. He was using the family computer with earphones on, his daughter Leah standing next to him, when there was a huge flash in the middle of a storm. "I felt a shock which was 20 times worse than an electric fence pulse," he said....

2008-07-21 15:01:02

By HUMPHREYS, Lyn ELDERLY Bill Green remains without a doctor amid clear signs that the community is fighting back over deepening concerns at the spreading GP crisis. The family of the 82-year-old amputee, a new resident of Stratford's Maryann Residential Care Home & Hospital, has been unable to find a GP for him, despite pleas to practices from Inglewood to Hawera. And now it is revealed Manaia has no doctor. Communities are starting to gather force to question what is...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.