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Local news for Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

14 hrs ago | Southland Times

Council clamps down on prank

TECHNICALLY WRONG: Ryan James' attempt at injecting a little humour into car parking has fallen flat with the city council.

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20 hrs ago | The Otago Daily Times

Nearly 50 years of ruling the roost

Brian Glassey doesn't really know how many birds he has on his property just out of Ashburton, but he estimates the number is about 400.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Southland Times

Court upgrade behind schedule

Upgrades designed to keep conversations between Palmerston North criminal lawyers and their clients safe and confidential are nearly half a year behind schedule.

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Southland Times

Home fire bombed

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Emergency services were called to an address in Charwell Pl, Palmerston North, after a molotov cocktail was thrown at a house.

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Southland Times

Clean up begins

Powerco expects to restore power to all properties affected by yesterday's severe winds by the end of the day.

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Southland Times

Cases closed

The popularity of internet downloads has claimed Palmerston North's largest independent video store after more than 30 years of drama, suspense, horror and comedy.

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Water Restrictions in Palmerston lifted

This week's wet weather has allowed for Level Two Water Restrictions in Palmerston North and Linton to be lifted.

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The Otago Daily Times

Knox minister comes home

More than 30 years after finishing his theology training in Dunedin, the Rev Dr Kerry Enright has returned to take up a position as minister at Knox Church.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Meth traces in state house for sale

Housing New Zealand has tested 19 of its houses in Wanganui for the presence of methamphetamine after traces of the drug were found in three properties.

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Hutt man finalist in World's Biggest Speaking Competition

On the 29 March 2014, Sean Au won the Division J Toastmaster International Speaking Competition with a speech titled 'Keep it Simple'.

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Rain ends prohibited fire season

Rain and lower temperatures have reduced the fire danger in Palmerston North sufficiently and as at midnight Thursday 17th April 2014 an Open Fire Season will be declared.

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Southland Times

Woman admits stealing

A Palmerston North woman has admitted defrauding a playcentre of thousands of dollars, and abusing her position of power when arranging accounts to try cover her tracks.

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Southland Times

Checkpoints give car seat advice

Palmerston North parents with badly installed car seats or who were unsure about the rules have been given advice rather than tickets by Plunket, police and the Horizons Regional Council.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Appointment to progress AgResearch campus hub plans

New Zealand's agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm.

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The Otago Daily Times

Father jailed for child porn

A Palmerston North man has been jailed for a year for possessing more than 1000 objectionable images and videos of children.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Ruataniwha dam: Resource consents approved

A board of inquiry has approved resource consents for the $275 million Ruataniwha dam and water storage scheme proposed for Central Hawke's Bay.

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Dunne on Ruataniwha Decision

UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne says today's draft decision on the Ruataniwha Dam is a partial win for all New Zealanders and the environment we hold so dear.

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Southland Times

Cessna passenger stable

The passenger of the Cessna training plane that crashed into a digger on a transporter while coming in to land at Taonui Aerodrome remains in Palmerston North Hospital.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Adelines gather from near and far

Choruses and quartets from throughout the country will compete in the annual Sweet Adelines regional competitions at the Vodafone Events Centre on May 2 and 3. The country's first competition was held in 1984 in Auckland.

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Southland Times

Blood moon unlikely over Manawatu

BLOOD MOON: The moon as the earth's shadow falls on it during a total lunar eclipse in December, 2011.

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