Manawatu-Whanganui

Person killed in Foxton crash

UPDATED: One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a crash on Sytate Highway 1, near Foxton. Police are advising motorists to expect delays. "Police were called at 10:10am following a two-car-collision just south of Foxton. "One...... Read More

Manawatu Mountain Bike Club take out top community

The Manawatu Mountain Bike Club took home the Supreme Award at Palmerston North’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards. Voluntary groups from around the city gathered with representatives from Trustpower,...... Read More

BP station targeted in suspected armed robbery

Two people believed to be carrying a firearm and a meat tenderiser robbed a BP in Palmerston North last night. Police say the petrol station on Main Street was robbed shortly after 8:30pm on Wednesday evening. A police spokeswoman told Stuff: "Two...... Read More

Truck fire closes state highway

State Highway 3 in Manawatu is closed following a truck-and-trailer fire, reports Stuff. Police received reports of the fire about 7pm on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The Fire and Emergency Service was battling the blaze, while two police...... Read More

New app for hospital navigation

A free app for visitors to find their way around Palmerston North hospital has been released. PN Hospital can be downloaded to a smartphone or other device via the Apple Apps Store (for Apple devices) or Google Play (Android devices). It is designed...... Read More

The Birds and the bees and the traffic

Whangarei people did not have a lot of advice to give when, in July, Whangarei District Council announced it was revising its Parking and Traffic Bylaw and its Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw. Lacking a flood of enthusiastic feedback, Council...... Read More

Quits after ’error of judgement’

The deputy chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has resigned after an "error of judgment" involving an airline he part owns and a competitor. The crown entity, which oversees aviation safety, says deputy chairman Peter Griffiths...... Read More

Doctors lead WDHB’s flu vaccination result

Doctors are leading by example in the Whanganui District Health Board’s (WDHB) push for staff to have flu vaccinations. For the third year in a row, doctors have achieved the highest coverage rate of the WDHB’s five occupational groups....... Read More

Arrest made after man shot in the stomach

Police have arrested and charged a man who handed himself in following a shooting in the Palmerston North suburb of Highbury. The arrest follows an incident on Ronberg Street on Tuesday (29th August) that left a 28-year-old man with a...... Read More

Man injured in fall from horse

A man had to be airlifted to hospital after falling from a horse near Moawhango ​​​​​​, near Taihape. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Moawhango for a man in his 20’s injured in a...... Read More