Latest Manawatu-Wanganui Stories
By DUFF, Michelle Colleen Carr hasn't been paid a cent for her work in the past nine years. Along with 30 other volunteers, she works at the LUCK drop-in centre in Palmerston North, a refuge for people living with psychiatric illness.
Plans for a possible medical centre at Feilding's former Clevely Hospital including GPs and other health services on one site are moving forward with costings, design and concept plans ready to be presented to the interested parties over the next few weeks.
By DUFF, Michelle The Puketoi ranges in the Tararua could be the location for a new wind farm if plans by Contact Energy to build up to 65 turbines are approved.
By TORRIE, Bronwyn Two massive cranes dangled a 23-tonne steel machine over cowering staff at Smiths Steel in Levin yesterday. The structural and general engineering business imported the $150,000 steel folding machine from China.
By RANKIN, Janine Palmerston North stands to lose one of its two private hospitals, with Southern Cross and Aorangi both struggling to make a dollar.
Manawatu's help-line for people trying to enrol with a GP is proving to be a stress buster, says Manawatu Primary Health Organisation manager Nicky Hart.
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.
A NEW Zealand musician who learned his craft in Taranaki returns this week as a New Zealand Music Awards Tui finalist to play at Pukeiti Garden. The Pukeiti Garden winter seminar and concert series features New Zealand songwriter Warren Love on Saturday.
A Foxton couple have been arrested and charged for raping a teenage girl. Levin CIB Detective Sergeant Todd McLoughlin said the complainant had been invited to a party at her friend's partner's home on Friday, June 13.
At least three people were reported killed in one of the worst storms to hit the North Island of New Zealand in years. The body of James Moore, a 33-year-old rafting guide, was recovered Sunday, The New Zealand Herald reported.
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