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2008-06-25 15:02:34

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. It is tempting to suggest that we run another survey to gauge public opinion. However, in the interests of economy and efficiency I suggest that we refer to the large number of reports that have already been produced. Seventy-five percent of our...

2008-06-24 15:02:48

By CHAPMAN, Katie Passenger numbers do not justify an international airport in Palmerston North, a witness told an independent commissioner yesterday. Dr David Stone gave evidence during a two- day hearing to consider a notice of requirement for a land designation for a block of land on Richardson's Line. The hearing concluded yesterday when Commissioner Chris Mitchell reserved his decision, with the intention of releasing it within 15 working days. Palmerston North Airport Limited...

2008-06-20 15:00:15

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. The Manawatu Standard first ran a story about the concept of building a lake near the city in 1999, and ever since the plan has been put on and taken off the Palmerston North City Council's agenda. After being given the council's approval for funding, it has been repeatedly pulled or deferred, then reapproved, then once again put back in the...

2008-06-20 15:00:15

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. Developer Titan 1, landowner Steve Hopcroft, and the Palmerston North City Council are in the midst of talks about the future of the proposed lake at Aokautere. The discussions come after the project hit another speed-bump in the shape of a one-year funding deferral through the council's draft...

2008-06-19 15:00:00

By ASPLIN, Steve Tonight at The Stomach, Palmerston North's community recording and practice venue, an auction is scheduled to take place. Renovations will soon begin at the Lombard Street site and some of the items donated over the years, as well as some of the more ancient equipment, will be going under the hammer. Long-time Palmerston North musician and former Stomach sound engineer Hayden Sinclair will be the auctioneer. The proceeds raised will go to equipping the future practice...

2007-08-16 15:23:40

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. Year 6: Tiritea School, first, Winchester School, second and third equal were Linton and Whakarongo Schools. Year 7: Ross Intermediate 1, first, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School 2, second and Monrad Intermediate, third. Year 8: Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, first,...

2007-08-10 15:04:36

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. "There's going to be a lot of tasting going on," says event co- ordinator Joanna Fifita. One hundred and fifty exhibitors will display meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, bread, liquor and other products at the national expo. The annual expo at Arena Manawatu has...

2004-11-26 15:00:12

TOO many papers plus not enough students equals decline -- that's why Massey University's College of Sciences is planning to shed 60 of its 600 staff next year. College of Sciences pro vice-chancellor Robert Anderson's paper on why the jobs have to go is now being considered by staff. Of the 60 jobs to go, 40 positions will vanish to save money. The other 20 positions may be held, to be filled by people who have the qualifications to match the university's future strategic science...


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