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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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