Manawatu-Wanganui is located in the lower half of New Zealand’s North Island, bordered to the west by Taranaki, the south by Wairarapa, and the north and west by Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay. Manawatu-Wanganui’s two main cities are Palmerston North and Whanganui, and these two centres account for a little over half of the region’s population. Other significant towns include Levin, Feilding and Dannevirke.

Manawatu-Wanganui has a strong rural culture, with over a third of its people residing in small towns or rural areas. As such, agriculture is the cornerstone of the Manawatu-Wanganui economy. A large number of the nation’s sheep are farmed there, and farming in 1996 occupied 72.5% of the region’s total land. There are areas of forestry and horticulture as well, and Manawatu-Wanganui is a significant producer of vegetables, potatoes in particular.

Manawatu-Wanganui’s landscape is varied, from mountain ranges to high rugged country on the Volcanic Plateau and the flat, fertile Manawatu Plains. The region’s rugged interior is a major training area for the New Zealand Defence Force, which has three bases in Manawatu-Wanganui – Ohakea air base and the Linton and Waiouru army camps.

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui’s largest city, is located inland on the Manawatu Plains, near the Manawatu River. The city has a population of close to 85,000, and as a university city that population is younger than the national median. Palmerston North’s important sectors are tertiary education, research, and central government (via its involvement with the Defence Force.) It’s also a city known for business innovation, with Glaxo, part of the GSK GlaxoSmithKline multinational, founded in the city in 1904. Glaxo is just one of the firms founded in Palmerston North to have found national or international success; in addition, at least a dozen large companies currently base their national head offices in the city.

Palmerston North offers a range of amenities and attractions that offer residents and visitors alike an enjoyable experience, including the New Zealand Rugby Museum and the seven-hectare park in the centre of the city known as The Square. For tourists, Palmerston North also serves as the gateway to the region’s other major attractions, including Whakapapa Ski Resort, Tongariro National Park and the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges. Day treks, cycling tours and other adventure tourism opportunities abound in Manawatu-Wanganui; interestingly, though, the region’s #1-ranked attraction according to is Kowhai Park, a family-oriented park and playground in Wanganui.

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Manawatu Garden and Lifestyle Festival

Annual Manawatu Garden & Lifestyle Festival. Many exhibitors ranging from outdoor furniture to rose plants, and most things in between featuring amazing exhibitors and of course food!! Come along for a fun weekend out with the family - a gold coin donation is welcomed as you come in.
May 1, 2016

Palmerston North's mental health ward redesign deemed 'urgent'

The ombudsman has reinforced the need for a redesign of Palmerston North Hospital's psychiatric units following a surprise audit.
April 28, 2016

The Village Night Market

The Village Night Market has been around since 2014 and has been successful in providing Palmerston North with the only monthly night market. TVNM aims to create an atmosphere for visitors where they are immersed in creativity, ingenuity and diversity.
April 27, 2016

Greedy wives to blame for corruption: Indonesian minister

Jakarta (AFP) - An Indonesian minister has suggested an unusual reason for the scourge of corruption in the graft-ridden country -- men are just trying to please their greedy wives.
April 25, 2016

Pop up Poppy Making for Collaborative ANZAC Wreath

Come and make a poppy from willow & tissue paper, to add to a collaborative community wreath being presented in Manchester Square for Anzac Commemorations on the 25th April 2016.
April 21, 2016

Challenge picked up to make owning menacing dogs more expensive

The cost of owning a menacing dog should be higher, says a Palmerston North city councillor.
April 19, 2016

Fed up with long name, Czech Republic says call us 'Czechia'

Prague (AFP) - The Czech Republic on Thursday said it was tired of its long and unwieldy name and would like to be called "Czechia" from now on.
April 17, 2016

For King and Country - Film Screening

Seventy minute screening focussing on New Zealand's experience of the First World War. Begins in pre-war New Zealand and follows through to the opening of the New Zealand Memorial at Messines. Presented in conjunction with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
April 14, 2016

Marine drone finds 'monster' in Loch Ness - but it's not what you'd expect

A high-tech marine drone scouring the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness for one of nature's most elusive beasts has found a "monster" - but not the one it was looking for.
April 13, 2016

Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude, centred near Masterton, rocks lower North Island

A 5.2 magnitude quake, which was centred west of Masterton, was near the Wairarapa town's water treatment plant.
April 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
April 10, 2016

Army basic training set to shift from Waiouru to Burnham

The New Zealand Army is set to shift basic training for new recruits from Waiouru to the South Island, downgrading the central North Island military camp.
April 5, 2016

The 'purrfect' kiss: Cat smooches owner in adorable video

The claim that dog is man's best friend may have taken a hit after a man shared a video of his adoring cat leaning in for the 'purrfect' kiss.
April 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Living well is the best revenge." -George Herbert
March 31, 2016

Palmerston North promotes law change allowing councils to fine smokers

Council staff could be given power to fine people smoking outside bars and cafes and in other designated smokefree public places if a Palmerston North proposal is supported.
March 30, 2016

The Village Night Market

The Village Night Market has been around since 2014 and has been successful in providing Palmerston North with the only monthly night market.
March 28, 2016

Police urge travel caution over Easter weekend

While people are preparing for a relaxing long weekend, police are urging those heading away to travel safe and give emergency services a break.
March 22, 2016

Waitarere Beach Festival

The Waitarere Beach Festival is back for 2016! Stalls, music and laughter - it's a day of fun for the whole family, out by the lakes on Waitarere Beach Rise.
March 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." -Stephen Hawking
March 20, 2016

Manawatu Estuary Walk - Manawatu Walking Festival

Walk along the Manawatu Estuary, a world renowned conservation area with Ramsar status, and a very popular spot for bird watching.
March 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

"A leader is a dealer in hope. " -Napoleon Bonaparte
March 16, 2016

Palmerston North's Anzac Cliffs earthworks begin to turn cliffs into a hill

Palmerston North's iconic Anzac Cliffs will soon no longer be cliffs.
March 8, 2016

Jury selected in Hulk Hogan sex tape trial

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $US100 million ($A135.80 million) for publishing a sex tape of him and the wife of a Tampa radio personality.
March 6, 2016

Good year for deaths drives profit rise for British funeral firm

LONDON (Reuters) - A sharp increase in the number of deaths in Britain in 2015 compared with the previous year helped funeral services firm Dignity post a 16-percent profit increase, the firm said on Wednesday.
March 2, 2016

Weight restrictions on bridge get tighter while awaiting repairs

The weight restriction on the one-lane bridge that is the only access to the small community of Ngahere Park on Palmerston North's outskirts has been lowered even further.
February 29, 2016

Foxton Easter Sunday Fair

This will be the 25th year that the Foxton Promotions Group have organized and run the extremely successful Foxton Easter Sunday Fair at Easton Park in Main Street, Foxton.
February 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
February 23, 2016

Water tankers busy as big dry empties rural tanks

Water carriers are busy as rural tanks empty in Manawatu and Rangitikei's hot weather.
February 21, 2016

Vineyard Summer Celebration

An afternoon of wine, food and entertainment in the private house gardens of the vineyard.
February 18, 2016

Prince Charles meets six-year-old mini-me

The Prince of Wales has met one of his biggest fans in a six-year-old English boy who insists on dressing just like him.
February 17, 2016

Woman who witnessed 2011 abduction on Shamrock St looks at similarities

Schools around Palmerston North will see a higher police presence than normal while officers make themselves available to parents after an alleged abduction that took place.
February 15, 2016

Interislander Summer Festival Awapuni Races

Interislander Summer Festival Awapuni Races is the perfect chance to enjoy a family day out filled with Free kids entertainment, live music and thrilling thoroughbred action. There's plenty of space on-course to set up your picnic with a good view of the track. We look forward to seeing you on February the 13th!
February 11, 2016

Palmerston North beggars could be deemed public nuisances

Palmerston North's softly-softly approach to beggars has been labelled a failure, and city councillors want them declared nuisances so they can be sent packing.
February 9, 2016

In February, Chicago goes crazy for 'paczki' as donuts go gourmet

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicagoans this month are less obsessed with badmouthing Mayor Rahm Emanuel or worries about their sports teams, and more focused on finding the perfect “paczki,” a rich, Polish, donut-type dessert that's taking the high-end dessert market by storm.
February 7, 2016

Watch the birdie! Photo booth snaps mugshot of thief in the act

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If you are going to rob a photo booth, a mask might be a good idea.
February 4, 2016

Roads closed after large scrub fire near Halcombe

Fire crews worked through the night to battle a large scrub fire near Halcombe, which continues to burn.
February 3, 2016

Waitangi Day

For the fourth year running, Te Manawa is thrilled to host Palmerston North City’s Waitangi Day celebration. It’s a day on which our community comes together to share food, experiences and entertainment.
February 1, 2016

Ashhurst & Pohangina Lions Smallholders

The Ashhurst and Pohangina Lions Annual Smallholders’ Auction this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
January 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."
January 26, 2016

New Zealand Sidecar Grand Prix

This is the Speedway event the bike enthusiasts have all been waiting for. The New Zealand Sidecar Grand Prix has attracted over thirty Sidecars.
January 14, 2016

Ohio man who sent selfie to police arrested in Florida

(Reuters) - An Ohio man wanted for drunk driving who sent police a more flattering photo of himself because he did not like his mug shot has been arrested in Florida, police said.
January 13, 2016

Refugees are getting jobs with the help of the Red Cross

Refugees living in the wider Manawatu area are successfully finding jobs, thanks to a Red Cross employment scheme.
January 12, 2016

Summer Holiday Program Nightspot

Nightspot is the evening session of the Summer Holiday Program for all kids, youth and families. Also be sure to check out kidZone happening in the morning for all primary & intermediate aged kids and ARVOfun happening each afternoon which will be fun for the whole family!
January 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved."
January 6, 2016

Manawatu lifeguard warns 'cocky' people to swim between the flags

Manawatu lifeguards are urging confident swimmers not to be "cocky" as those with less experience could follow them and get into trouble.
January 4, 2016

Manawatu Standard Boxing Day Races

Join us at Awapuni for this fantastic days racing. A tradition in the Manawatu for over 100 years this raceday promises to be exciting as ever. To keep you enteretained we will have the Big Screen operating in the middle of the course plus plenty of off-track activities as well.
December 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I learned the value of hard work by working hard."
December 21, 2015

The fire was well involved when fire fighters arrived, making it too dangerous to enter the building.
December 20, 2015

Canadian man kills Brit in psychedelic ceremony in Peru's Amazon

LIMA (Reuters) - A Canadian man killed a British man after the two took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, authorities said Thursday.
December 17, 2015

Christmas in the Square

All things Chrismassy in the Square. This Concert and Carols has something for everyone with lots of Community Acts, Bands, and Carols to sing-along to.
December 15, 2015

Linklater Reserve could be Palmerston North's welcome mat

A $1.4 million plan for the Kelvin Grove reserve's development includes a proposal to grow grass crops across 5 to 7 hectares of the reserve to help pay for future maintenance.
December 13, 2015

Christmas in Takaro Park 2015

An awesome event for the whole whanau! Celebrate Christmas in the western suburbs of Palmerston North. The concert will showcase music, dance, cultural items, and free food.
December 11, 2015

Florida burglary suspect eaten by alligator after fleeing police

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old man suspected of burglarizing homes in Florida was killed and partially eaten by an 11-foot (3.4 meters) alligator after he waded into a lake, apparently to avoid detection by law enforcement officers pursuing him, police said on Tuesday.
December 9, 2015

Proposed sunbed legislation 'not going far enough'

As the Government consults with the public about the use of sunbeds, a Palmerston North dermatologist says they are not going far enough with the recommendations to tighten up the rules.
December 7, 2015

Christmas Parade

A wonderful fun filled family day out. Parade starts from the corner of Huia and Hautapu streets (SH1) All welcome to enter a float, you can also entry a walking float. Returning this year will be the best decorate bike, trike or scooter.
December 4, 2015

Quote of the Day

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'"
December 2, 2015

Missing national title spurs Malthus on to win Ms Universe bodybuilding crown

Missing out on winning the overall national figure prize title last year spurred Palmerston North bodybuilder Sarah Malthus on to win the Ms Universe title.
November 30, 2015

Marton Market Day

Marton Market day is on again, bigger and better than ever before! The street comes to life with stalls, entertainment, and bargains galore.
November 26, 2015

Belgian police grateful after #BrusselsLockdown raids

In the middle of a huge police anti-terrorism operation in Brussels, many were surprised to see the Belgian media fall silent and Twitter filling up with cat pictures.
November 24, 2015

Superbug found in chicken 'dangerous'

Doctors are alarmed at the unprecedented discovery of a superbug found in chickens that has now jumped across to infect people around New Zealand.
November 22, 2015

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s leading festival of short films. Something kiwis are acknowledged as world leaders in. Did you know that we are the country after France to have the most short films screened in competition at Cannes? Kiwi short films are in demand for festivals around the world, so it’s great that Show Me Shorts provides a way for New Zealanders to see them here too.
November 19, 2015

Manawatu-Whanganui economic statistics 'amongst the worst in New Zealand'

Economic statistics for the Manawatu-Whanganui are among the worst in the country.
November 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life."
November 16, 2015

NZ Kiteboard Nationals 2015

The best kiteboarders in the country converge on Foxton Beach for a 4 day blowout of epic proportions!
November 12, 2015

No zombie apocalypse in Wisconsin, just casket falling from a boat

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Authorities said on Wednesday that a zombie apocalypse had not occurred in central Wisconsin despite the discovery of an empty casket along a rural highway over the weekend.
November 11, 2015

Consent for Pioneer Countdown supermarket in Palmerston North denied

Progressive Enterprises' plans to build a Countdown supermarket and shopping centre on Palmerston North's Pioneer Highway have been rejected.
November 9, 2015

Rongotea Volunteer Fire Brigade Fireworks Night

A family night of fireworks and entertainment
November 5, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
November 3, 2015

Leaving Feilding floodgates opening to be considered

Leaving the Feilding floodgates permanently semi-open could be looked at, but Horizons Regional Council says it will not be a silver bullet.
November 1, 2015

Head down the Whanganui Regional Museum this Halloween for a spook-alicious evening of tricks, treats and surprises! Experience the Museum's haunted trail filled with skeletons, ghosts and many more creepy creatures waiting in the shadows.
October 29, 2015

Sacramento OKs ban of loud or sleeping people from buses and trains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Loud or sleeping people will soon be asked to leave buses and light rail trains in Sacramento under new rules approved by transportation officials Monday night, though efforts to ban smelly riders did not pass.
October 28, 2015

Positives of lake work 'outweigh adverse effects'

The positive effects of proposed work at Lake Horowhenua would outweigh adverse effects, Horizons Regional Council lawyers have argued.
October 26, 2015

Got To Get Out Climbs Mt Ruapehu

Got To Get Out is a group which is all about getting people active, outdoors, making new friends and having adventures! (check out
October 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. -Henry Ward Beecher
October 20, 2015

Job opportunities thin, wages low across Manawatu-Whanganui

The Manawatu-Whanganui economy is underperforming in almost all areas, with its areas of strength all having less jobs on offer for young people.
October 18, 2015


This is a comical, heart-warming show which comments on the situation rural communities are currently having to face with the influence of globalisation and urbanisation.
October 15, 2015

The aunt sueing her nephew for a broken wrist claims she had 'no choice'

The US woman who attempted to sue her nephew for breaking her wrist said she had "no choice" but to sue the 12-year-old claiming she was "reluctant" in doing so.
October 14, 2015

Small aftershocks continue overnight after 5.8 earthquake hits lower North Island

The North Island's been shaken all night long after Pongaroa's 5.8 quake - and GeoNet warns aftershocks could follow for weeks, some as large as magnitude 5.
October 12, 2015

NZ Burlesque Festival King and Queen of the Festival

The 3rd annual New Zealand Burlesque Festival is set to be even larger than previous years, with a another stellar line up from New Zealand and further abroad.
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
October 6, 2015

Three workers hospitalised after mystery chemical incident

Palmerston North Hospital's main entrance was cordoned off after an unidentified chemical was brought to the front doors by contaminated workers.
October 4, 2015

The HOPT To It Comedy Grapevine Tour

This Spring Hӧpt Soda is fizzed to bring you the 2015 Hӧpt to it Comedy Grapevine Tour! Daffodils are coming out of the ground, blossoms are appearing on the trees, Nick Rado is coming out of a cake, Urzila Carlson is doing her first national tour, Steve Wrigley is dressing up as a native bird and singing - you know, the usual spring stuff!
October 1, 2015

Belgian scientists look for biofuel clues in panda poo

Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.
September 30, 2015

Two cases of meningococcal disease in Manawatu

A young person has died in Manawatu after contracting meningococcal disease.
September 28, 2015

Big Daddy Wilson

Three years ago Big Daddy Wilson, originally from North Carolina in the USA, toured New Zealand for the first time in a well received and successful tour all across the country. Finally he's back again, with plenty of new songs and a brand new CD to bring along for the ride.
September 23, 2015

Mike King talks about suicide prevention at Massey

Comedian Mike King wants to help prevent suicide by encouraging discussion and changing societal attitude towards mental health.
September 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
September 20, 2015

Now you see it, now you don't: invisibility cloak nears reality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.
September 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
September 16, 2015

Weather improves and about time, say farmers

It is starting to feel like spring after a hard long winter and farmers say they are now getting some much needed pasture growth.
September 14, 2015

Rugby World Cup Calcutta

Come along and enjoy good company and great fun at the Marton Rugby club as we get in the spirit of the Rugby World Cup.
September 10, 2015

The man who hasn't showered in 12 years

For many people, a soothing shower is one of life's luxuries - but not Dave Whitlock, who hasn't showered in 12 years.
September 8, 2015

Manawatu prisoners becoming more aggressive

Corrections staff have been subjected to an increasing number of assaults at Manawatu Prison.
September 6, 2015

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome optician for new eyeglasses

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday evening to make a surprise visit to a Rome optician's shop to get a new pair of eyeglasses, insisting that his old frames be re-used and that he would pay for them.
September 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."
September 1, 2015

Fatigue blamed for Rimutaka crash

A driver who slammed his car into the rock near the top of the Rimutaka Hill Rd yesterday morning may have been fatigued, say police.
August 30, 2015

Lower North Island shaken by strong earthquake

A strong 4.4-magnitude earthquake near Eketahuna has rattled the lower North Island.
August 30, 2015

Village Night Market

If you're looking for a night out with a Palmerston North vibrant and friendly atmosphere then this night market is for you! We are a community based market with all sorts of creators, crafters and makers. From hats to shoes, books to art works, second hand to home made, sweet treats to savoury food, we have it all. Our monthly market debuts local up and coming musicians who will serenade your soul. Come down and check it out!
August 27, 2015

L.A. County leaders wash cars two-three times a week amid drought: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Despite a devastating four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local newspaper reported.
August 26, 2015

Two single-car crashes keep emergency services busy

Emergency services have been called out to two separate single-vehicle car-crashes in Manawatu.
August 24, 2015

Tehezib Lathiff Tenor in Concert

In Concert with Guy Donaldson, O.K Chorale, Linsey Yeo,
August 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
August 18, 2015

SH57 closed at Shannon for maintenance

State Highway 57 is now open after being closed at the Mangaore Stream bridge at Shannon in Horowhenua.
August 16, 2015

Unity in Diversity - Talent Fusion

Experience Massey University students' creative side and enjoy an evening of performances by groups as diverse as the PNG Community Club, the Pacific Island Club, Fire Club, the Smashocytes Vet Band, Manawatahi, the Checkmate Dancers, Canta Conmigo and our entertaining MC Abi Symes and Co.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Friends are the siblings God never gave us."
August 12, 2015

Still cleaning up after floods

Insurance claims for more than $35 million in damage have been received as the cost of the June floods continues to be counted.
August 10, 2015

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton.
August 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
August 4, 2015

Spring in Manawatu to be colder, drier than usual

Spring may be in the air, but any cleaning that Mother Nature decides to do will be colder and drier than normal.
August 2, 2015

SpontaneoUS - Eat, Prey, Laugh

What do you want from life? Unsure? Unfulfilled? Uninterested? Then come along to Eat, Prey, Laugh. Let us fill your brain, soul, and heart with food for thought, laughs for joy, and prey for… dinner? Come and experience the life lessons you never thought you needed as we test the old saying - “laughter cures everything."
July 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.
July 29, 2015

Farewell haka at Palmerston North teacher's funeral popular online

A respected Palmerston North teacher has been farewelled with a powerful haka.
July 27, 2015

Dave Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist

As seen on TV3's "Campbell Live" programme, Dave Upfold is known for his energetic, engaging and enthralling live shows. Dave's shows feature audience participation and utilise the power of the mind and suggestion .
July 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
July 21, 2015

Fragile Manawatu Gorge again causing frustration

Yet another Manawatu Gorge closure has fuelled frustration about the fragility of Manawatu's freight links to Hawke's Bay.
July 19, 2015

Turbostill EP Release with Diamond Sutra, Slotcar, ATWR

On Friday 17th July at The Willow Park Tavern on Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North, Turbostill will be releasing our new ep "Red River" with 3 other awesome bands playing too.
July 16, 2015

Bridge wash-out and flooding in Horowhenua slow State Highway 1 project

The end is in sight for road works stretching kilometres along State Highway 1 in Horowhenua.
July 15, 2015

Qoute of the Day

When I get bored, I'll zone out, and I'll just sit in front of my computer and start writing any random song that comes to mind. Read more at
July 15, 2015

Alien Weaponry July Tour

Alien Weaponry live with Ceder and Deadset at the Royal Hotel Palmerston North.
July 15, 2015

Qoute Of the Day

When I was a kid - and I don't know why, it's the most random thing - I wanted to be a speech therapist for little kids. I knew I wanted to do something with kids.
July 15, 2015

Manawatu Gorge open again as tanker drained of animal blood and lifted out

A tanker carrying a load of animal blood that plunged over the side of the Manawatu Gorge has been lifted out of its perilious position.
July 15, 2015

Zirka Circus

Zirka Circus is proud to bring you its 4th tour of New Zealand, our new show "Cross the ocean" and it's more spectacular than ever!
July 15, 2015

Qoute of the Day

I'm quite a rational person, but I'm drawn to the irrational. I love coincidences, and I like to question that in fiction: 'Is this random, or is there something working underneath?' Read more at
July 14, 2015

Animal hoarders keep menagerie in squalid conditions

Two brothers have been called "animal hoarders" and compared to crazy cat ladies, after they were caught keeping an assortment of animals in squalid conditions
July 14, 2015



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Hawera Eyecare

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Colling & Gray Ltd

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N Z House Surveys

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Henry's Plumbing Ltd

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Natural Coconut Oil Products, treat that someone special in your life or have a little fun by yourself.

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JRE Business Solutions

Kapiti based professional services helping businesses develop and expand all over New Zealand.

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27th March, 2016 - National
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Paramount Services

Our 24/7 call center. 0800 cleaner (253 263)

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The Yarn Queen

Online knitting store in New Zealand

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Spinal Publications

Affordable self treatment for life that works

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Flag and Banner

Catering nationwide for premium quality flags, banners and banner stands Guaranteed best price for all NZ made flags and banners

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Mexican Supplies Limited

Worldwide distributors of NZ grown, GM free corn chips and other Mexican food products

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25th March, 2016 - National
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Trueform Spa Pools

Take time to rest in a luxury spa pool, made locally by New Zealand manufacturers.

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24th March, 2016 - National
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Arrow Hygiene

Welcome to Arrow Hygiene - Expert Providers of Cleaning Supplies

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23rd March, 2016 - National
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West Stone Quality landscape Products

Decorative Stones, Sandstone Products, Retaining Walls, Schist Stone, House Bricks, Patio & Driveway Paving and so much more...

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Local Business Of the Month

Window Tinting Manawatu/Wanganui

Autotint Manawatu

Need more privacy within your home, business, or car? Would you like to lessen your heating costs and get protected from the Ultra Violet rays? How about improving your car and property's value?

Autotint Manawatu's expert team can do it all for you!

With long years of experience and always being professional in the industry, Autotint Manawatu is the perfect company you can call to solve all your window tinting issues.

Residential tinting?  Click here.

Autotint Manawatu can help you with your home tinting needs right form your room up to the whole house. With tinted windows, you will surely have the privacy you desire and lessen your heating bills and reduce glare at the same time.Business tinting!  Click here.

Improve your business through commercial glass tinting. With different films to help your business, rest assured that your daily issues such as security, anti-graffiti, safety and privacy will be addressed effectively. Car window tinting

From private cars to trucks and everything in-between - we can assist with all your car tinting needs. We have films to not only add privacy, but bring comfort to occupants.


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23rd March, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui

Rod Clifton Motors

Providing a wide range of choices from vehicle rental, vehicle maintenance and servicing. Also offers a New Zealand wide transportation.

Are you looking for a dependable and inexpensive vehicle rental service nationwide?

Do you need thorough, efficient vehicle repairs in the Kapiti or Horowhenua region?

Inexpensive rental vehicles in the Kapiti and Horowhenua regions!  Click here.

For all your rental vehicle requirements, cars, small and large furniture removal trucks, small tip trucks, furniture trailers, horse floats, and tandem trailers for transporting cars and other goods at very reasonable prices.Vehicle servicing!  Click here.

For all your vehicle servicing or Warrant of Fitness on any make or model, new or old, our experienced workshop manager Kent, will help you with all your requirements. Furthermore, to ensure you are still mobile, we have a courtesy car available for use. Vehicle transportation in the whole New Zealand

Providing New Zealand wide transport of vehicles, machinery, caravans and small boats on trailers. We also do almost every job that requires moving.

Machinery and vehicle workshop. Offers a wide range of rental vehicles and trailers. Offers services for all makes 7 models.

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25th February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
PlumberSeptic Tanks Manawatu/Wanganui

Kiwi Green Plumbing & Drainlaying Ltd

Installation and maintenance of septic tank – eco friendly, clean and leak free septic tanks.

Water tanks - top quality water tanks in a wide range of sizes.

Plumbing services - plumbing repairs and installations for the Kapiti region.

The best septic tank options

No need for a big an heavy concrete tank, Our RX plastic septic tanks give you a great light weight product that will stand the test of time.Eco friendly water tanks

Various sizes of water tank that you are looking for, we can provide it along with a full service from the installation to pip, pumps and water filters installation. Plumbing repairs and installations

We can offer you every service you need when it comes to plumbing. With a full range of plumbing and drain laying services, we are the only team you will need.

Experts in water and septic tank installation catering in Wellington and Manawatu.

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24th February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Optometrist Manawatu/Wanganui

Wanganui Eyecare

We provide full replacement warranties for all of our new lenses and frames from our optometrists.

Come in for a prompt and thorough assessment of your eyesight and be done within the hour.

Come see the eye care specialists at Wanganui to find out the best treatment for your eye health and vision.

 Coloured lenses available from us first

As the first optometrists in New Zealand to offer coloured lenses, Wanganui eye care strives to provide solutions to eye health problems, bad vision and help with certain conditions such as Migraine and Meares-Irlen Syndrome.Your local eye care specialists in Wanganui!  Click here.

For half a century our optometrists have offered quality eye care services for the Wanganui locals, and continue to strive for the best results and most effective solutions available.Wanganui eye care offering a range of eyesight solutions and services?  Click here.

Whether you are after a pair of prescription sunglasses glasses, or if you want to see our variety of new designer frames, just come down to our location in Wanganui and see what eye care solutions we have to offer.

Your Wanganui eye specialists, let us help you find the right eye solution today.

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24th February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Beauty Therapy Manawatu/Wanganui

Pure Beauty Therapy

Choose from our huge selection of treatments, from facials hair removal, IPL, waxing, Brazilian waxing, electrolysis, body treatments, massage, spray tan, infra-red sauna, acrylics and much more.

Let go of the stress from the week with body therapy treatments and pampering in a peaceful environment.

Get first access to our new products, beauty specials and member-only discounts via online, if you join the Pure VIP Club.

Worrying about aging skin??  Click here.

Reduce the aging signs with facelifts and deep cleaning facials. The results show us that using our non surgical approach to aging really works and can give you great results. IPL Hair Reduction Treatment

Sick of waxing and shaving, only to have hair grow back a week later? You can get 50% off your first IPL permanent hair reduction visit.Massage therapy!  Click here.

30 years of development brings you a state of the art cellulite removal, firming and toning treatments for the face and body.

Relaxing, natural beauty therapy that really works.

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22nd February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Electrician Manawatu/Wanganui

Dean Smith-Pilling Electrical Limited

Talk to the Master Electricians at Dean Smith-Pilling Electrical Limited for commercial and new home wiring & rewiring.

Commercial and new home wiring & rewiring... Electrical installations, repairs & maintenance... C bus home automation installation & wiring...

Fill out the form to the right for a free electrical services quote!

 Reliable wiring jobs for home and commercial buildings

Building new or renovating? Get a prompt and reliable new home wiring service for your property or check your existing property's wiring system. All services electrical

From electrical repairs to electrical maintenance, our Master Electricians can get your products running safely. Home device automation controllers

Control all of the devices in your home with a new c bus home automation installation by our approved installers.

Master electricians making your home reliable and simpler with electrical services

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22nd February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Joinery Manawatu/Wanganui


In operation since 1956, Hansens is your industry leading manufacturer of all residential kitchens and bathrooms and office fit outs.

Either for a commercial furniture, retail or corporate fittings or a new kitchen or bathroom for your house, give it to Hansens.

Here at Hansens we have a highly skilled and trained workforce with new age technology to get the perfect result for you every time.

Commercial furniture

Commercial furniture, including: refurbishments, reception counters, credenzas, desking soutions, seating, walling partitions, interior design features.Business and workplace fit outs

Shop and workplace fittings that includes shop fit outs, retail merchandising, point of sale, fast food, restaurants, bars, office and corporate interior fit outs, re branding projects.Expert Guarantee!  Click here.

Worry no more with "No Surprises" Guarantee that will help you save time and costs.

Manufacturing interior joinery that specializes in commercial and residential furniture, kitchens and bathrooms.

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22nd February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Builder Manawatu/Wanganui

Saul Maintenance and Construction Ltd

Do you need a qualified and experienced builder? Does your property need painting and decorating?

Do you own a commercial property that needs repair or maintenance?

The whole work can be project managed which means you would spend less time arranging contractors and you have more time enjoying your home!

 Repairs, extensions, or new homes

If you are renovating or altering your home or building new, you need to know you are working with a highly skilled and qualified team! You can trust us to build you a safe, strong home for you and your family to enjoy.  Top quality painting finish & decorating

Does your home look old and gruesome? You can bring it back to its new look and extend the life of your home. Your residential property can look amazing outside and inside, when it is painted & decorated professionally with the help of our experienced team.  Maintenance services for commercial properties

If your commercial property requires some repairs or maintenance, you must anticipate that there will be a little disruption to your small business! Talk to us if want effective repairs, renovations or maintenance for your commercial property.

Wanganui Region

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21st February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Accommodation Manawatu/Wanganui

Wimbledon Villa


Wimbledon Villa is privileged to offer a dementia care facility in a fully secure homely type environment, with staff trained to a high standard.

Based on "Eden Care" principles, the facility is encouraged to maintain one's "spark of life".


Wimbledon Villa is located near the heart of the town. The center is built around the 1880's homestead, fully modernized with purpose-built amenities and bedroom wings. Many of the original style and design has been retained - our dementia care units have a warm friendly ambiance.PHILOSOPHY OF WIMBLEDON VILLA

We believe that our residents, with a lifetime experiences and choices, have formed distinct unique interests, relationships and characteristics. We, as a team and individuals, will work together in maintaining and nurturing these achievements, even with any limitations brought by illness or disability.

"Providing a peaceful and safe home for patients"

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20th February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Optometrist Manawatu/Wanganui

Eyes on Victoria

With help from our staff, find yourself the perfect pair of glasses, frames or lenses from our range of top brands.

Eyes on Victoria, are an exclusive stockist of top brand Ray-Ban optical frames and sunglasses in Wanganui.

Come see us in our store to see for yourself, the massive variety of creative eyewear, top brands and eye care solutions.

Largest sunglasses selection in Wanganui

At Eyes on Victoria, we always keep a massive selection of sunglasses and creative eyewear with a large variety of brands, styles and sizes for everyone.Finding the right prescription glasses for you

With Eyes on Victoria's extensive selection of prescription glasses, you are certain to find the pair that best suits your requirements with designer glasses and the top featured brands as options. For eye exams in the heart of Wanganui

Think you may need glasses? Book an eye examination at Eyes on Victoria for a comprehensive and reliable checkup. We also offer a warranty for new lenses and frames you buy from us.

For stylish sunglasses, creative eyewear and prescription glasses and eye exams in Wanganui.

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20th February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Safety Equipment Manawatu/Wanganui

Selous Workforce

Increase your business’ efficiency with well-organized access to your work place… And make sure that you are safe and observant with OSH

Selous Workforce provides you with certified and highly specialised rope access technicians for all industrial abseiling services, fall protection, height safety access equipment and height safety training.

Through this, productivity is improved, lower the costs and ensures that the business meets all fall protection and working at heights regulations.

Design and installation of fall protection and height access systems ?  Click here.

Let us assess your current workplace to design a height safety system that promotes efficiency from employees whilst ensuring your business is compliant with fall protection and height safety regulations. Get all height safety products, including safety and rope access anchors, walkways, ladders & PPE equipment.Rope access and industrial abseiling technicians.  Click here.

Need to get to those hard to access places? Have a job that is out of your normal height worker's capabilities? Our rope access technicians have gone through a huge amount of rope access and height safety training and can meet your requirements. Are you looking for an abseiler for a one off job?

We are part of a wide network of industrial abseilers and rope access technicians and if you are looking for a technician for a one off service, we can get them for you. The technicians we provide will be suited for your job, certified and provide expert service.

Height safety technicians and industrial abseiling all over New Zealand

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20th February, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui

National Business Of the Month


Shoe Clinic

At Shoe Clinic, we back up our quality products by offering a 30 day money back guarantee on footwear bought from the store.

Take the potential risk out of online footwear shopping with our 60 day returns policy.

From free instore podiatry appointments to free instore fitting services, Shoe Clinic gives you everything you need.

Finding the shoe that best fits you!  Click here.

Perform at your best and feel comfortable with the perfect shoes from Shoe Clinic. Our qualified staff will know the exact kind of footwear you need and can help, provide advice and more. Join the Advantage Club

Want more out of your purchases? At the Shoe Clinic Advantage Club, when you join your are rewarded with our loyalty reward scheme, which offers a variety of discounts and more.Have your school join the Shoe Clinic reward system

Shoe Clinic gives back to the community, offering to donate $10 for every pair of school shoes sold to schools that participate in our reward scheme. Join today by visiting you local Shoe Clinic.

NZ’s leading chain of sports footwear & apparel stores with nationwide delivery.

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25th February, 2016 - National
Storage National


Have greater return on your investment

Business storage solutions and shelving systems

Make sure that your storage systems will work well with your business and suit perfectly with logistic needs so that you can handle your business easily.

Industrial storage?  Click here.

Introducing HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIAL Storage Light and commercial industrial storage

Introduction to COMMERCIAL and LIGHT INDUSTRIAL Shelving Institution and education shelving


Storage technology and shelving systems for businesses in New Zealand. Offers global distribution.

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25th February, 2016 - National
Paving National

West Stone Quality landscape Products

Durable House bricks!  Click here.

Durable and high quality house bricks available in wide variety of stylish colorsDriveway pavers

High quality, drycast driveway pavers available in many styles and colorsTimeless Patio Pavers!  Click here.

Ageless, wetcast patio pavers that are available in a wide range of colors and styles

Decorative Stones, Sandstone Products, Retaining Walls, Schist Stone, House Bricks, Patio & Driveway Paving and so much more...

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24th February, 2016 - National
Fire ExtinguishersSafety Equipment National

Stock Aid

For Quality P2 masks, get in touch with us.  Click here.

We have the latest shipment of Respirator Masks, Super Low Price- Amazing quality, AS/NZS 1716:2003 Approved.Huge range of Chemical & Oil spill kits.

High quality, best rates and quick delivery of absorbent products and spill kits. Great for home or office – get it now! New-PVC Safety Signs

Broad range of top quality PVC Safety &Information signs.

New Zealand's Premium Online Store for First Aid, Safety, Hygiene and Protective Products

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23rd February, 2016 - National
Food products National


Gluten Free Goodies' high quality, dry ingredient mixes make it incredibly easy for you to bake, delicious gluten-free bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits, pancakes, pikelets and waffles!

And to make it even easier, you can experiment with the dozens of free recipes on this site. Now there is no need for you and your family to go without your favourite foods!

Find a retail store near you or let us deliver Gluten Free Goodies at your door if you shop online.

Tasty gluten-free recipes for all occasions

View our wide range of gluten-free receipes for every day meal or for special occassions.What is gluten-free diet!  Click here.

Seeking for advice and helpful tips on baking and preparing gluten-free foods?Where to buy?.  Click here.

Shop online for our Gluten Free Goodies or find retail shops in your region.

Gluten-free mixes, baking powder and recipes.

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23rd February, 2016 - National
Storage National

Containers Direct

Whether it's for residential, commercial or agricultural use, we can supply and ship it across NZ from Christchurch.

We have been heavily involved in supplying modified containers for various uses following the Christchurch earthquakes.

Need container housing, chemical storage or custom modified containers? At Containers Direct our modified containers have a range of uses.

Storage of chemicals

Containers Direct Intertrade have been a leading New Zealand manufacturer of chemical stores for over tens years. Our container chemical storage range is diverse providing the chemical storage solution for Major industries and more. Regular Storage

No matter what shelving you want, what ventilation options you want and what extra modifications you want such as side doors, we supply it. At Containers Direct you can choose from a new or owned container that will fulfill all your storage needs.Custom modified homes from containers

Need an affordable, quality home that also looks appealing and comfortable? Look no further than Containers Direct! For years we have been building, customizing and personalizing a range of container homes perfect for flats, worker accommodation and holidays.

Containers Direct has been at the forefront of container modifications in New Zealand for over 15 years.

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23rd February, 2016 - National
Training and Education National

Cellfield New Zealand

For fast results in reading development and comprehension, learn more about our dyslexia treatment programme.

Learn more effectively with testing comprehension and reading programmes that are enjoyable.

For professionals with the right qualifications and proven dyslexia treatment, contact Cellfield today.

 Results that are guaranteed

With Cellfield centres and a huge staff working all throughout New Zealand, the team at Cellfield specialize in helping individuals of all ages with learning issues and dyslexia read and are also trained practitioners.Why and how our programme is effective

With advanced computer technology and eye examinations, Cellfield uses thorough dyslexia testing to ensure the best results are achieved. With this scientific approach, we guarantee faster and more effective improvements. Learn about our reading programmes

No matter what your difficulties in learning are, if you are dyslexic and want to catch up or excel, the programmes at Cellfield can help you to achieve your goal.

Helping dyslexic readers throughout New Zealand with our proven computer based reading programme.

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21st February, 2016 - National
Transport National

KAM Transport

From meat and aquaculture to the primary industry, you can depend on our professional supply chain logistics.

Our experienced management and administrative teams have extensive experience in inter-island cartage and transport.

As an MPI registered company, our primary sector product distribution is unparalleled in the region and in the country.

Our goal at KAM Transport.  Click here.

With low prices, efficient service and a friendly, helpful team, KAM Transport is the obvious choice of transportation and supply chain logistics specialists. Make the right call and contact us today.Skilled Drivers!  Click here.

We ensure the security of our efficient transport services by employing the best drivers to operate our vehicles, which have also all been fitted with new GPS systems. Our superb service

At KAM Transport we deliver to a variety of clients, companies, warehouses, factories and farms with an even larger variety of products including bulk farm goods, animal by-products and more.

Experienced Wellington transportation company transporting products and goods from door-to-door.

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21st February, 2016 - National

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