Manawatu-Whanganui

Information sought following burglary in Raetihi

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

Men arrested for alleged P and robbery offences

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

Tararua Range trampers find their way out

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

Whibley provides a triple threat

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

Medical emergency in Ohakune

A man in his 20s had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering from a medical emergency. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ohakune at around 1am on Sunday to retrieve the man. “He was stabilised by St John paramedics...... Read More

Youth addiction programme is working

A new youth Alcohol and Other Drugs prevention programme in Pahiatua is already showing positive results. Funded by MidCentral DHB through the Tararua Health Group, and run by MASH Trust, the two year programme began in January and focuses on young...... Read More

Youth Ambassadors impress

Waimarino-Waiouru Youth Ambassadors (WWYA) Mac Madsen, Samantha Reyes and Emma Burnard from the Ruapehu’s award winning Youth Council impressed councillors at their Ohakune meeting on Wednesday. The WWYA were attending the meeting to present...... Read More

Music Planet launching new store

Music Planet New Zealand is excited to announce the grand opening of its new Palmerston North Super Store this weekend. After 10 successful years in their previous Palmerston North Location, Music Planet Palmerston is moving across the street to 100...... Read More

Better services for elderly proposed

MidCentral has released a report this week includes proposals for the medical workforce at the Horowhenua Health Centre in Levin. The proposals address issues with medical cover for the inpatient beds whilst also providing a base for the ongoing...... Read More

Elderly man dies after tree fall

An elderly man died yesterday after falling out of a tree in central Taranaki. The emergency services were called to Stanners Street in Eltham shortly after 2pm on Saturday afternoon. The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter also attended...... Read More