Latest Manawatu-Wanganui Stories

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.