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2008-06-30 09:03:01

Wild weather batters parts of New Zealand WELLINGTON, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Snow, rain and gale force winds closed roads, halted interisland ferry travel and threw the plans of some air travelers in Wellington into disarray on Sunday. Roads in the central North Island were closed because of snow and ice around Mount Ruapehu, the New Zealand Press Association reported. And in the South Island, police warned drivers to be cautious as snow and ice made roads in the central and southern...

2008-06-27 15:02:39

Manawatu District mayor Ian McKelvie looks set to become a TV star. Mr McKelvie has started filming monthly mayoral reports on Pahiatua-based station Tararua TV. The report is the only fixed Manawatu show on the station. Mr McKelvie, who has filmed two reports, said it provided a good opportunity to promote the Manawatu District. Tararua TV can be accessed on UHF Channel 40. -------------------- (c) 2008 Evening Standard; Palmerston North, New Zealand. Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-06-26 15:02:41

By BONNEVIE, Christian From the papers to the big screen - Duncan Evenson and his shopping trolley are on the path to stardom. Media worldwide are clamouring for a piece of the 19-year-old mechanic and his motorised cage, among them an American producer who wants him to appear in a feature film. It's been a hectic 48 hours since Evenson first hit the Manawatu Standard front page with his home- built machine on Monday. He has been interviewed on radio and television and was today...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

Hopefully deputy editor Michael Cummings's negative editorial (June 19) about the proposal to build a lake for the people of Palmerston North will provoke some positive action and comment. As he says, the idea has been around for a long time. It is tempting to suggest that we run another survey to gauge public opinion. However, in the interests of economy and efficiency I suggest that we refer to the large number of reports that have already been produced. Seventy-five percent of our...

2008-06-20 15:00:15

By CUMMINGS, Michael P almerston North's decade-long flirtation with the proposal to build a recreational lake at Aokautere must come to an end. The Manawatu Standard first ran a story about the concept of building a lake near the city in 1999, and ever since the plan has been put on and taken off the Palmerston North City Council's agenda. After being given the council's approval for funding, it has been repeatedly pulled or deferred, then reapproved, then once again put back in the...

2008-06-20 15:00:15

By CHAPMAN, Katie Landowner says he is reaching the end of his tether. ------------ -------- Palmerston North's proposed lake project is set to be sunk unless a firm decision is made this year. Developer Titan 1, landowner Steve Hopcroft, and the Palmerston North City Council are in the midst of talks about the future of the proposed lake at Aokautere. The discussions come after the project hit another speed-bump in the shape of a one-year funding deferral through the council's draft...

2007-08-16 15:23:40

Results from Manawatu's regional Mathex event at the Palmerston North Convention Centre last Friday. Year 5: Cornerstone Christian School, first, Carncot School, second and Russell Street School 1, third. Year 6: Tiritea School, first, Winchester School, second and third equal were Linton and Whakarongo Schools. Year 7: Ross Intermediate 1, first, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School 2, second and Monrad Intermediate, third. Year 8: Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, first,...

2007-08-10 15:04:36

By MILLER, Grant It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Members of Foodstuffs will browse two buildings' worth of food today and tomorrow so they know which products should be in most of our nation's supermarkets. "There's going to be a lot of tasting going on," says event co- ordinator Joanna Fifita. One hundred and fifty exhibitors will display meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, bread, liquor and other products at the national expo. The annual expo at Arena Manawatu has...

2007-01-29 18:00:39

By WETTON, Krysti `There's no risk of being run over on the main street, except for maybe a stray horse' -------------------- * With talk of new coal mining and tourism ventures, Ohura is refusing to die. KRYSTI WETTON went to meet the resilient locals ALONE dog wanders along Ohura's broad main street searching for company. The blue-heeler trots past abandoned shops on the deserted road, failing to find a friend. A car whizzes through the once bustling King...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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