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2008-10-08 15:00:37

Te Manawa Trust's Lisa Foggin shows Emma Gerke from Kimbolton how to break out of an arm grip. They were at Girls' Day Out, organised by the Manawatu Rural Support Services for rural girls aged 13 to 15. The girls came from Manawatu and Rangitikei and most live in rural areas, but a few brought city-dwelling friends. Organiser Judy Jack said the day was about young women feeling good about themselves. As well as covering skin care, make-up, hair and clothing, the girls also had...

2008-10-08 15:00:29

By HOWE, Jonathon Metal pipes and cylinders taken from three empty rural houses. -- ------------------ Copper theft continues to plague the Manawatu, with a group of meticulous thieves stripping down three rural houses in the latest string of attacks. Two houses on State Highway 3, near Sanson, and one on Sandon Road, Mt Biggs, were targeted by thieves last week. Hot-water cylinders, copper pipes and pumps were stolen from inside and outside the empty houses. Feilding Acting...

2008-10-02 15:01:05

By GALLOWAY, Jill Exfoliation, moisturiser, cleansers, acne and pimples were all discussed at the Girl's Day Out in Manawatu yesterday. Put together by Manawatu Rural Support Services, 32 girls aged 13 to 15 from Feilding, Marton and Palmerston North took part in the Feilding day aimed at making rural girls look and feel good. Organiser Judy Jack said each workshop was run by professionals. The four modules were Looking Good, which included skincare, makeup and clothing, Body Works in...

2008-10-01 15:00:21

Insufficient rain has delayed the swabbing of the water main from The Square to Fitzherbert Bridge. The Palmerston North City Council had planned to swab the plan tonight, but it will not take place until tomorrow night at the earliest. It could still be called off tomorrow night, depending on rainfall. Horizons Regional Council has approved the swabbing at night only if there are peak Manawatu River volumes and an abundance of rainfall to allow the water to flush into the river....

2008-09-29 14:41:09

By CUMMINGS, Michael S tories about wind turbines get a lot of people's blood boiling round these parts, so it was pleasing to see one receive a universally warm welcome at Sanson School in yesterday's Manawatu Standard. Meridian Energy-owned Right House donated the $18,000 mini- turbine to the school, and it's set to save them a bundle in reduced power costs. Not only that, any excess electricity will be fed into the national grid and exchanged for a cheque made out to the school. It's...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

More rotten weekend weather has hampered storm-lashed Horowhenua's clean-up efforts. Levin, Mangaore, Tokomaru and Shannon residents still need to boil water, and should conserve it where possible. Horowhenua District Council's communications officer Colleen Sheldon said the main issue was high groundwater levels. Water seeping into waste-water treatment systems was a problem, and the council needed residents to report when it happened. Residents could also help by clearing any...

2008-06-27 15:02:39

Manawatu District mayor Ian McKelvie looks set to become a TV star. Mr McKelvie has started filming monthly mayoral reports on Pahiatua-based station Tararua TV. The report is the only fixed Manawatu show on the station. Mr McKelvie, who has filmed two reports, said it provided a good opportunity to promote the Manawatu District. Tararua TV can be accessed on UHF Channel 40. -------------------- (c) 2008 Evening Standard; Palmerston North, New Zealand. Provided by ProQuest Information...

2007-08-16 15:23:40

Results from Manawatu's regional Mathex event at the Palmerston North Convention Centre last Friday. Year 5: Cornerstone Christian School, first, Carncot School, second and Russell Street School 1, third. Year 6: Tiritea School, first, Winchester School, second and third equal were Linton and Whakarongo Schools. Year 7: Ross Intermediate 1, first, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School 2, second and Monrad Intermediate, third. Year 8: Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, first,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'