Latest Manawatu-Wanganui Stories
By WEIR, James CONTACT ENERGY has filed a resource consent application with Tararua District Council for a 177-megawatt wind farm southeast of Dannevirke, and more wind farms may be built on the same hill range.
The Hamilton jockey hurt in a steeplechase accident in Foxton last week was due to fly home from Palmerston North Hospital last night, on a flight paid for by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.
By ASPLIN, Steve A wide variety of musical acts are set to visit Palmerston North during the next few months. -------------------- Live music as an art form seems to have increased in popularity over the past five years in Palmerston North.
Five schools, two medical centres, Dannevirke businesses and both Horizons and Tararua councils stand to benefit from improved internet services once fibre-optic cabling is finished, Tararua District Council corporate services manager Peter Wimsett says.
A dying patient at Feilding's Ranfurly Manor Hospital and Rest Home lay gasping for breath off and on for several days because the oxygen ran out, and had to be taken to hospital. Two elderly residents with a history of falls weren't properly assessed and kept falling out of bed.
By DUFF, Michelle It's taken a one-woman protest, but the fight to stop large chunks of metal from causing carnage on Tararua's roads is one step closer to being won.
By TORRIE, Bronwyn Horowhenua council put on notice by Horizons after contamination discovered. -------------------- Faecal contamination has been discovered where Levin's effluent ponds overflowed.
By STEEMAN, Marta Christchurch turbine-maker Windflow Technology is taking on more responsibility in the proposed Long Gully wind farm project in Wellington.
By TORRIE, Bronwyn More unwanted water was expected to inundate the already swollen and overflowing sewage ponds at Levin's wastewater treatment plant this weekend. Rain is forecast to fall through to at least Monday in the Horowhenua.
By HOWE, Jonathon Crisis teams, counsellors are put in place for distressed students. -------------------- The sudden deaths of three teenagers in the past week in the region has seen school principals set up guidance and counselling services for distressed classmates.
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