Latest Palmerston North Stories

2008-07-22 15:00:21

Palmerston North was one of the first regions a patient was diagnosed with an extremely rare sexually transmitted disease. There have been two cases of Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) - a disease spreading among gay and bisexual men in Europe and the United States - recorded in New Zealand.

2008-07-21 15:01:02

By RANKIN, Janine Some pregnant Wanganui women will have to travel further afield than Palmerston North for specialist birth care while their own obstetric and gynaecology service is closed.

2008-07-18 15:00:30

By MILLER, Grant Company is to seek consents for up to 131 turbines. ------------- ------- Mighty River Power plans to build up to 131 wind turbines in Palmerston North's Turitea Reserve and on neighbouring properties.

2008-07-17 15:00:39

A powercut six weeks ago, that saw 1900 homes left in the dark, was caused by a faulty cable. An investigation into the June 4 black- out has revealed a cable joint failed, Powerco network operations manager Ross Dixon said yesterday.

2008-07-17 09:00:36

Regarding: "It's restoration not vandalism'' (Letters, July 11). Dr Perrie has missed two points. The first problem has been inadequate communication, as was clearly explained in the original article (Row erupts over work at estuary, July 8).

2008-07-04 15:00:16

Freyberg High School student Charles Annear-Henderson, 17, will be among more than 40 top New Zealand and Australian science high school students to attend the New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin, from July 5.

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By RANKIN, Janine Palmerston North pathologist Cynric Temple-Camp has returned to the MidCentral District Health Board's table in a new role.

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By HILL, Ruth HEALTH Minister David Cunliffe has denied any "secret plan" to downgrade regional hospitals, but Hawke's Bay leaders fear that without an elected board they will be unable to fight for local services.

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.

2008-06-26 15:02:43

By DYKES, Mervyn When Adam Gibb took his first flight he was only 3 years old, but by the time his feet were on the ground he knew he wanted to be back in the sky.

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