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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. Health officials believe the cases in Palmerston North and Auckland were connected, it was reported. "These cases were only noticed because the clinicians involved were alert to the possibility and...

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. Palmerston North Hospital won't be able to take them all, says MidCentral Health acting general manager and group manager for women's health Nicholas Glubb. The Whanganui District Health Board decided on Thursday to suspend its service for the foreseeable future because the Medical Council won't...

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. The state-owned company confirmed yesterday it will seek resource consents for the wind farm, which could potentially generate up to 360 megawatts of electricity for the national grid, enough to power 150,000 houses. Consistent wind speeds at the northern end of the...

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. Since then, Powerco has replaced the entire cable along that section of the Pioneer Highway to ensure improved reliability of electricity supply for customers in the area, he said. (c) 2008 Evening Standard; Palmerston North, New Zealand. Provided by ProQuest...

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). At no time has any Foxton Beach community group with an interest in the Manawatu Estuary ever been informed by way of a report as to the type of tree that would be felled, apart from the fact that they would be green. That report is held by the...

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. They'll participate in the 2008 Youth Australia, New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Forum. They beat out 500 other top students to get a place, and have demonstrated passion for science and intend to study it at tertiary level. Some of the festival...

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. An unsuccessful candidate at last year's local body elections, Dr Temple-Camp had served a three- year term as one of the Health Minister's appointments to the board, but was not re-appointed in December. He's now been appointed to be an external member of the board's hospital advisory committee. Two newcomers have also been appointed to...

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. The Dominion Post revealed yesterday that a draft report, prepared for the region's six district health boards, suggested moving from a system of three main acute hospitals to a "dual hub" by 2020. The report put forward Wellington Hospital and a hospital in either...

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 15:02:43

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. "It's all I've ever wanted to do," he said yesterday a few minutes after receiving his wings at a Massey University school of aviation ceremony in Palmerston North. He also received two of the three special awards - one for academic achievement and the other for his knowledge of aviation systems. "My first flight was a...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.