Latest Palmerston North Stories

2008-09-26 15:00:36

A retired Massey University associate professor in computer science who went back to school has won a top undergraduate prize as a student of the School of English and Media Studies.

2008-09-26 15:00:25

By DUFF, Michelle A "dangerous" discussion that verged on perverting the course of justice was silenced by mayor Maureen Reynolds at a Tararua District council meeting yesterday.

2008-09-15 15:00:30

By DUFF, Michelle A protest to stop the proposed Contact Energy wind farm on the Puketoi ranges is fast gathering power. A group of locals dead-set against the $500 million wind farm on the ranges east of Pahiatua are demanding the Tararua District council take their objections seriously.

2008-09-15 15:00:21

By FISHER, Stephen REVIEW Shane Cortese: '50s Jukebox Tour. Regent on Broadway, Friday, September 12. Reviewed by Stephen Fisher. ------------------ -- I was fortunate enough to be involved with theatre here in Palmerston North when Shane Cortese was taking his first nervous steps onto the boards.

2008-09-11 15:00:24

Your comments last week for Mrs Nicholas to "pull your head in'' (Editorial, September 2) when she said she intended to oppose Clint Rickards' application to be admitted to the bar were uncalled for.

2008-09-04 15:00:21

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.

2008-09-04 15:00:13

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.

2008-09-01 15:00:21

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.

2008-09-01 15:00:16

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.

2008-08-22 15:00:51

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.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.