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2008-10-07 15:00:28

The real threat to the city airport does not come from development of the Hawke's Bay airport or any other airport, as claimed by airport boss Garry Goodman last week. Instead, the threat which he does not seem to yet grasp comes from peak oil - the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. While the price of oil may go down a bit for a while, it will increasingly trend upwards. We are in...

2008-10-03 15:00:20

Hawke's Bay Airport making push for international status. ------- ------------- Hawke's Bay's push to develop an international airport is a timely reminder Palmerston North must get its act together, according to city airport boss Garry Goodman. "We need to get on with things here," he said. A company has been formed to run the Hawke's Bay Airport and there are plans to match Palmerston North's 1900-metre length runway before the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Hawke's Bay...

2008-10-02 15:01:05

By GALLOWAY, Jill Exfoliation, moisturiser, cleansers, acne and pimples were all discussed at the Girl's Day Out in Manawatu yesterday. Put together by Manawatu Rural Support Services, 32 girls aged 13 to 15 from Feilding, Marton and Palmerston North took part in the Feilding day aimed at making rural girls look and feel good. Organiser Judy Jack said each workshop was run by professionals. The four modules were Looking Good, which included skincare, makeup and clothing, Body Works in...

2008-10-02 15:00:38

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. The wounds were deep, hearts were broken, resentment filled the void. Now, OzJet chief executive Willie O'Neill is back outside our bedroom window with a couple of new 737s and the promise it'll...

2008-10-01 15:00:21

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. It could still be called off tomorrow night, depending on rainfall. Horizons Regional Council has approved the swabbing at night only if there are peak Manawatu River volumes and an abundance of rainfall to allow the water to flush into the river....

2008-09-29 14:41:10

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. Awatapu College's Tina Sims, Palmerston North Girls' High School's Melba Scott and Queen Elizabeth College's Johanna Wood joined a contingent of principals from around New Zealand at the National Library in Wellington to discuss...

2008-09-29 14:41:09

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. Meridian Energy-owned Right House donated the $18,000 mini- turbine to the school, and it's set to save them a bundle in reduced power costs. Not only that, any excess electricity will be fed into the national grid and exchanged for a cheque made out to the school. It's...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

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. The swabbing will take place after 10pm on Tuesday, but, if conditions aren't suitable the work will be delayed until the following evening. Under conditions imposed by Horizons Regional...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

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. The district council lodged an appeal last week...

2008-09-26 15:00:42

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. Do you really believe it is too dangerous for our healthy, fit and motivated kids to deliver your papers each day? Spare me, please! As for an earlier and more reliable service, I have never felt my delivery was less than satisfactory. What...