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20 min ago | Manawatu Standard
Palmerston North's distinctively shaped Globe Theatre is growing wings as a $2.1 million rebuild heads toward a relaunch of the community facility in May. City council project manager Rob Cuff said the building work was about 60 per cent finished, with the shell of the new 100-seat auditorium and the new roof line substantially complete.
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20 min ago | Manawatu Standard
A policy born out of kindness toward grieving families is likely to cost an extra $80,000 at Palmerston North's Kelvin Grove Cemetery in the coming year.
8 hrs ago | Geekzone
IT & Technology: Systems engineers The position is based at the Palmerston North Campus in the Business Systems Support section of Information Technology Services.
13 hrs ago | Southland Times
Boarding schools in the Manawatu-Whanganui region are assessing the implications of a court ruling that could result in hostel workers receiving back payment for sleepover shifts.
17 hrs ago | Southland Times
Massey University veterinary surgeons in Palmerston North spent several hours this afternoon operating on a young red panda from Wellington Zoo.
The desire to make a difference to the world was a recurring theme reiterated by all of the winners at the Defining Excellence Awards, held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Wednesday night.
A fish and chip worker who wrongly thought she was sacked for stealing from the till has been awarded more than $10,000 in compensation and lost pay.
Wind flow during the season was quite variable with a weak northerly flow present in December, followed by a strong southwesterly flow anomaly in January.
Labour's Phil Twyford says Housing Minister Nick Smith is the worst culprit when it comes to damaged and vandalised state houses.
The prospect of Palmerston North stretching in two directions at once and running $300 million into debt in 20 years has city councillors worried and arguing.
The aviation sector in Palmerston North has welcomed new regulations aimed at restricting access to laser pointers they say could have catastrophic consequences if pointed at aircraft.
The Manawatu Curtain Bank, which lends curtains to low-income families in a bid to warm cold homes, is re-opening next week.
Religious instruction policies will not be altered, despite some schools making changes after complaints from parents, the Ministry of Education says.
Helping people with disabilities is what Enable New Zealand is all about. This Thursday at the Navigating Futures Transition Expo, in Palmerston North, Enable New Zealand will be available to discuss and provide information about their services.
Forty of the state-owned company's locomotives were taken out of action following the discovery of the potentially deadly material in a soundproofing compound inside one of the vehicles on Thursday.
OPENING DOORS: Nats Subramanian with his wife, Uma Natarajan, are setting up a tourism business to bring people from India to Manawatu to live in rural home-stays.