Latest Manawatu-Wanganui Stories
By CUMMINGS, Michael L ike an episode in a tumultuous teenage love affair, OzJet is once again making suggestive overtures to the people of Palmerston North. After a steamy courtship that saw much mutual fawning, OzJet got cold feet three days before take-off and left us standing at the alter.
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.
By TORRIE, Bronwyn Education Ministry praised for consultation over new scheme. ---- ---------------- Palmerston North principals are backing the new government scheme to abolish early exemptions for 15-year-olds and raise the school-leaving age to 18 by 2014.
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.
The next swabbing of the water main from The Square to Fitzherbert Bridge is likely to take place on Tuesday night. Palmerston North City Council water and waste services manager Chris Pepper said steady rain was forecast early next week, making conditions look promising to clean out the main.
Results of samples taken from Lake Horowhenua by Horizons Regional Council are being withheld from the public because they might be needed for evidence in the Environment Court, chief executive Michael McCartney said "Horizons is analysing lake water samples and is seeking its lawyers' advice on whether it is appropriate to make the results public, in view of Horowhenua District Council's legal challenge to the abatement notice," he said.
I understand you are considering changing the Manawatu Standard paper deliveries by paper boys and girls to adults using scooters. I am really disappointed to hear this, but even more incredulous is the reason given as to why: health and safety.
By DUFF, Michelle A "dangerous" discussion that verged on perverting the course of justice was silenced by mayor Maureen Reynolds at a Tararua District council meeting yesterday.
By DUFF, Michelle A protest to stop the proposed Contact Energy wind farm on the Puketoi ranges is fast gathering power. A group of locals dead-set against the $500 million wind farm on the ranges east of Pahiatua are demanding the Tararua District council take their objections seriously.
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