Manawatu-Whanganui

Ongoing gorge closure leaves businesses in limbo

Businesses in Woodville will have to wait until Christmas before they know whether a permanent alternative to the Manawatu Gorge road will go through, or bypass the town. Since April, multiple slips have closed the gorge road that is the main route between...... Read More

The difference between a cold and flu

While Whanganui District Health Board recognises that winter illnesses can be very unpleasant, Health promotion officer Chester Penaflor says feeling unwell doesn’t always require a visit to the doctor. Concerned by reports that people are...... Read More

Woman sentenced for racist outburst

A woman who was drunk and racially abused a Muslim woman in Huntly earlier this year has been sentenced to 12 months' supervision. Megan Walton, a 27-year-old from Auckland, had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and one charge of...... Read More

Gorge hit by further slips

Another large slip has come down on the road through the Manawatu Gorge - which has been closed since April. The Transport Agency said heavy rain over the weekend was likely to be the reason for the slip, which brought down about 10,000 cubic metres...... Read More

Midwives welcome warm donation

Whanganui community midwives are busy distributing 18 beautifully made, babies’ quilts gifted to expectant mothers by Cotton On Quilters’ Whanganui group. Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) Maternity Services quality coordinator Angela...... Read More

State Highway 85 closed - Between Kyeburn and Palmerston

Police are advising motorists that State Highway 85 is closed between Kyeburn and Palmerston. Conditions are not suitable for most vehicles and there is currently a bus, as well as a truck and trailer unit, stuck in the snow. Please stay...... Read More

Information sought following burglary in Raetihi

Central District Police are seeking information from the public following the burglary of a shed belonging to a pest control company in Raetihi. The shed was on George Street, Raetihi and was broken into sometime between 12 July and 17 July. Two CRX...... Read More

Men arrested for alleged P and robbery offences

Police in Central District have received a pat on the back after arresting two men whose criminal behaviour was causing harm to the community. A 23-year-old Palmerston North man was arrested yesterday and has been charged with aggravated robbery following...... Read More

Tararua Range trampers find their way out

A group of trampers reported missing in the Tararua Range earlier today have successfully made their way out. The four trampers were initially logged as overdue, but made contact with police shortly before midday. A statement released...... Read More

Whibley provides a triple threat

Three wins from three starts and using three different bikes, Manawatu's Paul Whibley made it a triple treat in every way possible when the Dirt Guide Cross-country Series wrapped up near Tokoroa on Sunday. The former Kiwi international surprised...... Read More