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2009-05-26 16:43:27

A local official in New Zealand says it's time for Palmerston North to join other cities by allowing the number 13 for street addresses. It seems absurd to me in 2009 that we still should be deciding street numbering policy or anything else on superstition, Palmerston North City Councilor Chris Teo-Sherrell told the Dominion Post. It's one of those things that keeps getting turned over because nobody says `hey, that's stupid.' Teo-Sherrell noted that Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton and...

2009-04-06 16:37:10

District councilors in Wanganui, New Zealand, have voted to allow the citizens to decide whether the city's name should instead be spelled Whanganui. The councilors decided Monday to put the question to the voters after the local Geographic Board said 10 days earlier that the current spelling, which omits the h, was the result of a mistake 150 years ago, Radio New Zealand reported Monday. The district council said a historian will be hired to research the issue and help voters made an...

2008-10-10 15:00:15

By DYKES, Mervyn Winter still has a sting or two in its tail, warns the operations manager at Horizons Regional Council, Alan Cook. Strong winds and heavy rains earlier this week have left the region battered and in many areas extremely water-logged. With more rain forecast, a close watch is being kept on known trouble spots in the region. Yesterday morning, fields surrounding a section of highway near Opiki had become a lake so deep that only the top few centimetres of fence posts...

2008-10-09 15:00:33

The electricity supply company, Powerco, says there are just a handful of Manawatu people still without power, and it expects to get them back on-line today. "There are perhaps a dozen clients without power today. Yesterday there were 1200, but we have fixed the major faults and there are just a few left," company spokesman Neil Holdem said. There were 6000 customers left without power after severe weather lashed the North Island yesterday causing widespread damage to power lines from...

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...

2008-10-08 15:00:24

By SHAILER-KNIGHT Wendy REVIEW Hi-5 Circus Yesterday, Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North. Reviewed by Wendy Shailer-Knight. -------------------- There was so much saccharine sweetness and hyped-up happiness in this show, it was hard to avoid feeling good. Certainly the hordes of preschoolers and primary-aged children were drinking in the positive energy in an almost full Regent Theatre. It was mainly the girls who joined in with the singing and dancing routines as urged on by the...

2008-10-08 15:00:21

Foxton farmer Ian Easton said his involvement with the Ballance Farm Environment Awards as both an entrant and a judge helped him clarify his goals for the long term sustainability of his Manawatu farm. Mr Easton, wife Gayle and son Jason run a mixed cropping operation on 340ha of flat land between Shannon and Foxton. Their business finishes bought-in cattle and lambs and grows a diverse range of crops, including potatoes, onions, maize silage and broccoli. In 2005 the Eastons won the...

2008-10-03 15:00:20

Hawke's Bay Airport making push for international status. ------- ------------- Hawke's Bay's push to develop an international airport is a timely reminder Palmerston North must get its act together, according to city airport boss Garry Goodman. "We need to get on with things here," he said. A company has been formed to run the Hawke's Bay Airport and there are plans to match Palmerston North's 1900-metre length runway before the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Hawke's Bay...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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