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.

Latest News

Palmerston North homes demolished as Auckland gets more

While the Government announced plans to build a further 750 state houses in Auckland, Palmerston North residents were protesting the demolition of their own.
May 26, 2016

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

It's time for the Manawatu to experience the global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about. Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Nassim Soleimanpour wrote this play to travel the world in his place. Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, this 'theatre entertainment meets social experiment' is unlike anything, and will make you question everything.
May 24, 2016

More positive comments Hawera Eyecare

"This was my first time to this firm. Ross Hardey was so good. I felt like I had always known him. First class service. My glasses were back to wear in 3 days. How's that for service?" - Jo B
May 22, 2016

Wool pulled over duvet customer's eyes

Some Kiwis have had the wool pulled over their eyes after their "New Zealand-made, alpaca duvets" were found to be inferior knock-offs made in China.
May 22, 2016

Second Levin school closes due to measles

A second school in Levin has been closed due to children contracting measles, the third case of the disease in the district this week.
May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude." - Ralph Marston
May 18, 2016

Dinner With the Rt Hon Winston Peters

Get a group of friends together and come along to this fundraising buffet dinner and meet Winston Peters.
May 16, 2016

Some great feedback for Dean Smith-Pilling Electrical Limited

"I found this company excellent to work with. The quality of their work could not be faulted and after consulting with Dean had a far better lighting plan done than what was originally done by our Architect. Dean Smith-Pilling is very reasonable in his pricing and I would recommend him to anyone considering having anything done on their property to contact him." - Wendy
May 12, 2016

Beef and Lamb NZ Future Beef Hoof & Hook

FBNZ’s goal is to inspire and support the emerging farmers and leaders for the next generation by educating young people about the beef industry, and developing existing skills and passing on knowledge. This will mean that the industry remains progressive and more importantly sustainable in the future.
May 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Justice delayed is justice denied." -William E. Gladstone
May 11, 2016

Vandalism at the Dannevirke cenotaph 'disgraceful', says mayor

Hundreds of flowers have been ripped from the ground in "disgraceful" vandalism at the Dannevirke cenotaph.
May 10, 2016

Leicester's Premier League fairytale makes papers worldwide

(Reuters) - Leicester City's remarkable Premier League triumph after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders to win the title made the pages of the press around the world on Tuesday.
May 5, 2016

Roundabout dust storm on track for end of May resolution

Dust from roadworks at the Albert St/Ferguson St roundabout has coated the shelves at Grant Irvine's nearby pharmacy, and detouring traffic has clogged the quiet residential street of Stewart Crescent.
May 3, 2016

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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From contact lenses and designer frames to eye exams and more, we're sure to find the right solution for you.

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Panel Beating Manawatu/Wanganui

Colling & Gray Ltd

All makes and models can be serviced with our complete panel beating and painting services, Levin wide.

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Throughout Manawatu and Horowhenua, you can put your trust in our highly experienced house inspectors

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17th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
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17th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Plumber Manawatu/Wanganui

Henry's Plumbing Ltd

For new homes and plumbing maintenance to roofing repairs and log fire installations

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16th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui

Rod Clifton Motors

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

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16th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Optometrist Manawatu/Wanganui

Wanganui Eyecare

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

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15th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
PlumberSeptic Tanks Manawatu/Wanganui

Kiwi Green Plumbing & Drainlaying Ltd

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

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13th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Joinery Manawatu/Wanganui


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

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13th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Beauty Therapy Manawatu/Wanganui

Pure Beauty Therapy

Relaxing, natural beauty therapy that really works.

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12th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Electrician Manawatu/Wanganui

Dean Smith-Pilling Electrical Limited

Master electricians making your home reliable and simpler with electrical services

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11th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
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11th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Optometrist Manawatu/Wanganui

Eyes on Victoria

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

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11th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Accommodation Manawatu/Wanganui

Wimbledon Villa

"Providing a peaceful and safe home for patients"

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11th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Safety Equipment Manawatu/Wanganui

Selous Workforce

Height safety technicians and industrial abseiling all over New Zealand

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11th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Cleaners National

Paramount Services

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

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19th May, 2016 - National
Food products National

Mexican Supplies Limited

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

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19th May, 2016 - National
Book Sellers National

Spinal Publications

Affordable self treatment for life that works

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18th May, 2016 - National
Spa and Pool Service National

Trueform Spa Pools

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

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18th May, 2016 - National
Business products and services National

Arrow Hygiene

Welcome to Arrow Hygiene - Expert Providers of Cleaning Supplies

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16th May, 2016 - National
Paving National

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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15th May, 2016 - National

Shoe Clinic

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

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15th May, 2016 - National
Storage National


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

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14th May, 2016 - National
Paving National

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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14th May, 2016 - National
Storage National

Containers Direct

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

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14th May, 2016 - National
Fire ExtinguishersSafety Equipment National

Stock Aid

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

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13th May, 2016 - National
Food products National


Gluten-free mixes, baking powder and recipes.

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12th May, 2016 - National
Transport National

KAM Transport

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

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12th May, 2016 - National
Training and Education National

Cellfield New Zealand

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

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11th May, 2016 - National
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Local Business Of the Month


Terry Lobb Colour and Design Ltd

Terry Lobb Colour and Design Ltd

I am an Interior Designer/Kitchen Designer/Personal Stylist working with my clients to create more harmonious living spaces to enhance their lifestyles. I also work with my clients to help them feel more comfortable about the colours and clothes they wear and stepping out confidently in the clothes they feel great in.

027 602 3298
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2nd April, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Accommodation Manawatu/Wanganui

B-K’s Palmerston North Motor Lodge

Internet and car parking for free

You can experience 5 star, luxury accommodations at a 4 star price.

Palmerston North accommodation at a reasonable price.

 Looking for Palmerston North motels?

Look no further than B-K's Palmerston North Motor Lodge - the best accommodation in Palmerston North.Local Palmerston North attractions?  Click here.

We will help you explore Palmerston North to make sure that you get the best out of your stay. Are you looking for a quality Palmerston North accommodation?

For those on a budget while travelling, check out our cheap, quality, Palmerston North accommodation specials.

Affordable Qualmark 5 star luxury accommodation in Palmerston North

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1st April, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Auto Repairs Manawatu/Hawkes Bay

David Jones Motors

Ensuring your vehicle gets back onto the road safely ...from trusted, highly skilled car mechanics in Hastings

Regardless your car has broken down, you will be required a new Warrant of Fitness or you are experiencing other issues with your vehicle, you can bring it on to the car mechanics at David Jones Motors.

Committed to providing you with a prompt service, along with excellent value for money, David Jones and his highly experienced team of car mechanics are your one-stop-shop for all types of car services.

Complete services from expert mechanics

You can see to it that your vehicle requirements are safe in the hands of professional and expert mechanics who have a wide experience in the industry. Pick ups and drop offs for free

We understand that both full time parents and workers does not have the time to arrange a lift to and from your vehicle.

Hasting's go-to car mechanics that you can trust 06 876 8899

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31st March, 2016 - Manawatu/Hawkes Bay

DP Tyres

For all your tyre needs and tyre related services, we're the Palmerston North specialists to go to.

Don't stress over a breakdown, just call the team and we'll be there with the equipment in no time.

For a reliable Palmerston North and Manawatu tyre supply company, DP Tyres are the ones you can depend on.

Car tyre sales in Palmerston North

The qualified employees at DP Tyres have all the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best possible tyres, and can also offer insightful advice to help you understand what's best for your vehicle.Vehicle breakdown call outs with 24/7 service.  Click here.

No matter what day of the week or what time it is, DP Tyres 24/7 breakdown service means we can come to you and have your vehicle tyres replaced or repaired in no time at all!Knowledgeable staff and the best brands available

For fitting a selection of tyre brands to commercial vehicles, tractor tyre replacement and more, DP Tyres are the Palmerston North operators that you should call.

No matter the vehicle type, when you need a tyre services or advice from an expert in Palmerston North, we're the solution.

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31st March, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Music Teaching Taranaki

NZ Modern School of Music New Plymouth

From piano or banjo, to ukelele or guitar lessons, tutors are available in New Plymouth and across Taranaki.

For fun and creative music lessons and one-to-one tutoring, contact us at NZ Modern School of Music Taranaki.

We also travel to Palmerston North for music lessons. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Learn to play any instrument you would like to!!  Click here.

NZ Modern of School of Music in New Plymouth has teachers available across the greater Taranaki region who provide fun and creative one-to-one tutelage in a range of musical instruments.Offering lessons that are both fun and useful!  Click here.

Learn everything you need to know about music and playing your instrument with fun, inspirational tutoring from the NZ Modern School of Music. From reading sheet music to creating original compositions, we teach it all.You can play and write music.  Click here.

NZ Modern School of Music students often display their skills and demonstrate how much they have learned by entering competitions and playing concerts. Some even take exams and go on to earn qualifications in music.

Taranaki wide music tutoring and lessons for aspiring students of any age at NZ Modern School of Music.

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30th March, 2016 - Taranaki
Car Trimming Manawatu/Wanganui

Classic & Custom Motor Trimmers

Classic & Custom Motor Trimmers can help in creating your dream no matter what kind of interior trip you would prefer to have.

We are your one-stop-shop when it comes to all of your interior upholstery needs. The professional team at Classic & Custom Motor Trimmers are the ones that you need to call.

With access to an extensive range of modern vinyl, leather, suede, velour and cloth, our highly experienced motor trimmers can provide upholstery repair and reconditioning services on...

Upholstery for cars

Specializing in hot rods and custom cars, we can customize your upholstery to suit your budget and requirements.Marine upholstery

We provide squabs, interior hull linings and storage covers that will suit your taste. Our marine upholstery services are of the highest quality.Motorbike upholstery?  Click here.

We provide customization and alternation to cater your needs. You can rely on our experienced professionals that provides high quality motorbike upholstery services.


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30th March, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Gasfitting Taranaki

Allgas Taranaki Limited

Looking for fast, affordable and efficient heating for your home? Gas Central Heating is your choice for a warm and cosy home

Appliances you find around the home are a huge cause of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions and demand for energy.

Huge amounts of residential energy consumption can be the fault of heating systems that aren't very efficient. Central gas heating provides a green alternative to this problem.

Efficient central heating

Allgas Taranaki installs Brivis gas central heating systems, for economical heating that doesn't consume the same huge portion of energy that electrical systems do.Continuous Hot Water.  Click here.

Replace your old hot water cylinder with a state of the art continuous flow gas hot water system. rest assured knowing the job is done right with a registered plumber and certified gasfitter. Gas Fireplaces

Great looking gas heating options for indoor or outdoor use. If you want to have the look of a fire but the ease of gas heating choose a gas space heater.

Taranaki gas heating and hot water system installation, from your local experts.

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29th March, 2016 - Taranaki
Plumber Taranaki

Flow Industries

We are a locally renown commercial company in Taranaki with expert services for gas fitting, plumbing and drainage.

With friendly and helpful service, top quality equipment and streamlined procedures, we can get the job done.

With short response times to urgent work, you'll love our exceptional and friendly services.

The local plumbing experts and specialists.  Click here.

Using great planning and efficient techniques, we keep your facilities running smoothly and at their best with our services that also are available during peak hours. Reduce the hassle of broken plumbing and call the experts today.Effective and efficient gas-fitting services

When it comes to gas-fitting services and requirements, you want a professional that can get the job done safely. Flow Industries is the solution for you, with registered gas-fitters trained and experienced in gas servicing and repairs. Contact us today!Drainage - complete solutions from system design to completion?  Click here.

With the best equipment in our possession including digital grade laser equipment and qualified drain layers, we ensure that our drainage services are completed effectively and efficiently.

Plumbing, gasfitting, mechanical and drainage solutions, servicing New Plymouth and the greater Taranaki region.

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29th March, 2016 - Taranaki
GasfittingPlumber Manawatu/Wanganui

Star Plumbing

Are you searching for a gasfitter who can install or repair your gas appliances and heating system safely?

Do you need a registered plumber, dedicated to Palmerston North, Fielding, Shannon, Bulls, and everywhere else in between?

Are you looking to add an addition of a bathroom or kitchen? We can help you plan and design plus build you perfect kitchen or bathroom.

 Highly experienced gasfitting services

Install and maintain your gas with the expertise of specialist gasfitters, and love the peace of mind that comes with working with true professionals. See us for all your home, commercial and industrial gasfitting needs!  Bathroom and kitchen renovations

Take the stress out of your bathroom and kitchen renovation! Not only can we complete the plumbing and gas for your renovations, we can also project manage it, giving you the fun of renovation minus the stress.


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28th March, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui

National Business Of the Month

Gifts and Souvenirs National

Artworks of New Zealand

A wide range of genuine Kiwi souvenirs and gifts.

Are you looking for a unique New Zealand gift? This website can be the one that you are searching for!

If you can’t find what you are looking for, we will find it for you. Tell us what you want and we will take care of it.

Jade and Gemstone?  Click here.

Pounamu, New Zealand Greenstone, Nephrite JadeBirthday 21st keys.  Click here.

The Key towards a Memorable 21st Maori carving art and design

Carvings with a special meaning...


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1st April, 2016 - National
Storage National


The New Zealand Cold Storage Associations is made up of companies in the storage and transport of chilled and frozen meat, dairy, seafood, horticultural and other products requiring controlled temperature storage environments.

Associate membership is open for companies or individuals providing goods, services or technical proficiency tat complement the industry.

Membership Benefits & Enquries

Enquiries and Benefits of Sign up Look for a cold storage facility

Look for a Cold Storage Service Provider!  Click here.

NZ's membership organisation for cold storage and logistics businesses...

Representing New Zealand Cold Storage & Logistics Businesses

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1st April, 2016 - National
Printing National


With over 42,000 unites sold since 1995, trust in us to get the right display stand for your trade show conferences or in store use right.

As easy as 1,2,3 and of value and quality.

Prompt callback response for enquiries and a 24hr* emergency print service for those ultra desperate jobs.

Get more than from what you pay for with BANNERBUG..  Click here.

At 2.2m, you can make all their heads turn at your premium pull-up banner. Keep things light with a light weight pop up and a light price.

Economical 'Pull-Up' display solution for the budget conscious.

For a conference, presentation or trade shows use a amazingly colourful portable display

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31st March, 2016 - National
Awnings National

Shade Systems

At Shade Systems, we strive to reduce the risk of skin cancer by designing and installing safe shade structures that protect local communities from the sun.

We design our products to feel open and free, with enough room above so as not to feel claustrophobic and so you can still enjoy the pleasure of being outdoors.

Keep enjoying the outdoors and stay safe from the sun with Shade Systems, contact us today to find out more information or make an enquiry.

Caring for the current and next generations

What we’re here to do is work with our customers to improve their lifestyles. In fact, we don’t consider what we do to be selling goods. We’re selling solutions – working with you to make your life that little bit easier, that little bit better.  Initial ideas to final solutions

Our fabric sun shade system solutions are more than simple products, but safeguard against the harms of the sun. You can enjoy time outdoors and remain safe with our sun shades at Shade Systems NZ.Shade Systems strive towards a safer future.  Click here.

Our mission is to protect the well being of current and future generations by providing our customers with long lasting, great looking shade structures.

Services for the installation, manufacture, design and repair of sun shade structures.

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30th March, 2016 - National
Bakers National


We make 100% organic, hand-baked bread that is good for the body and also good for your appetite.

Here at Purebread we are experts in the field of banking organic pizza bases, bread and other yummy treats. We make a huge range of gluten free breads as well, so that you can stay healthy!

We make extraordinary products because you are extraordinary people and we believe in challenging, growing, sponsoring and keeping up with you and our precious planet.

Eat food made the way mother earth wants it.  Click here.

Our foods are certified organic that is the best alternative instead of consuming foods that has undergone processing and synthetic stabilisers and enhancers. Start planting organic seeds

With every pack of organic pizza bases or Young Buck gluten free loaf sold we donate seeds to schools and kindergartens so that they are able to plant organic. Buy gluten free food that will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Get more selections of tasty and healthy gluten free breads and pizza bases.

Great taste. Good health.

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29th March, 2016 - National
Safety Equipment National

Gaprie Ltd

Site safety regulations are changing. Do you know how the new rules will affect your business?

Found out how your business is potentially affected by the changing NZ building industry with our free seminar.

Gary Priestley from Gaprie will explain the recent and upcoming legislation changes and what the impact will be for your business

Safety Nets- Sales / FASET Training

When working with cladding, roofing and/or steel erection, worker safety is always a priority and when working in the building industry running a business you know the importance of employee safety from falls and falling debris. An extensive range of safety netting

Worldwide safety net supplier Rombull Ronet, is a family owned business in Europe and manufacture the biggest range of quality safety nets to be shipped across the world. They keep up with the safety standards in the global building industry. Heavy machinery training

As a Gold Card trainer for HIANZ, approved trainer for Competenz, AMS Group and Skills Organisation, Gary Priestley is Gaprie Ltd's approved trainer and assessor for cranes, forklifts, EWPs and other similar heavy machinery.

Worksafe NZ required and FASET approved safety net training and supplier of safety nets

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28th March, 2016 - National
Gifts and Souvenirs National


Keep your skin, hair, head and body in great condition with natural coconut oil based products.

Smoooch products are designed to suit everyone - all ages, all genders and all skin types.

Whether you want skin care treatments, an exfoliating coconut scrub or sensual massage oil, Smoooch has you covered.

 Get great gifts from Smoooch online

Perfect for a Valentines gift, birthday present or just about any other occasion, Smoooch products make an excellent choice for your partner, family or even friends and that hard to buy for person. Supplying superb products to retail outlets

At Smoooch, whether you run a salon, massage parlour, gift shop or souvenir store, we can supply our exceptional products right to your shelves!Making an effort to minimize rubbish

At Smoooch, we strive to reduce the waste in the world, and so we make an effort to offer our products in recyclable yet appealing packaging, with shredded paper protection.

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

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28th March, 2016 - National
Financial Advice National

JRE Business Solutions

Our small business Support Package "Biz Buddy" starts from as little as $250 per month!!

Let us help you develop your business with professional specialised services and business solutions.

We offer personalised business solutions to best support your company or corporation and allow them to develop to their full potential.

 Need Health and Safety Support?

Support your business with Health & Safety support from JRE Business Solutions. We've got all aspects covered from the documentation and processes of Health & Safety to the full implementation and continuous support.All your business management software sorted!  Click here.

We are also proud distributors of the Prosper business control and compliance software. Simplify your compliance requirements from as little as $60 a month with Prosper software.Make an Enquiry

Not sure what the best options are for your business? Lacking the software and equipment? Contact us online at JRE Business Solutions to get your free half hour discussion on your business now!

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

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27th March, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

The Yarn Queen

"Wow! Did you knit that?!" That's what your friends will be saying when they see what you've created.

The Yarn Queen have what you need from yarns, patterns, accessories and knitting needles – all can be purchased online.

For the worlds top quality knitting gear from books to yarns and needles, look no further than the Yarn Queen.

Thick Gabbiano

An exciting new knitting yarn which is amazingly light weight and super soft! Enjoy the added warmth of wool from this quality yarn Made in Italy.The Chunky CONNEMARA ?  Click here.

Connemara Chunky is a tweed effect yarn which has been created for a rugged and beautiful look inspired by the West Coast of Ireland. INDIE super chunky yarns

A gorgeous, light and lofty yarn with a riot of magnificent colours in every ball - the fabulous colour effect appears as you knit!

Online knitting store in New Zealand

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27th March, 2016 - National
Printing National

Flag and Banner

Reaching out to your customers has never been easier

Flag and Banner are committed to making your business look good

Recognizable flags.  Click here.

Invest in the finest quality flag designs and eye catchy for customers. Striking designs and strong materials are great for an effective marketing. Easy to set up banner stands

With easy to fit banner stands, you can make the most of your business marketing and designs. Meet our flag and banner makers and talk about the best banner stand to display for business marketing.Cost effective and efficient banners

We're true experts in banner design and printing, and can help create a banner that best markets your business. This is a great, inexpensive way to showcase your business.

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

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26th March, 2016 - National

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