Manawatu-Whanganui

Truck fire closes state highway

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

New app for hospital navigation

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

The Birds and the bees and the traffic

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

Quits after ’error of judgement’

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

Doctors lead WDHB’s flu vaccination result

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

Arrest made after man shot in the stomach

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

Man injured in fall from horse

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

Whibley demolishes enduro rivals

Manawatu's Paul Whibley reckons he needs more time on his bike and so five hours in the saddle on Sunday was "just what the doctor ordered" for the semi-retired former Kiwi international. The 39-year-old from Taikorea took his Yamaha...... Read More

Man killed in motorbike crash

One person has died following a crash in Whanganui yesterday afternoon. A 71-year-old man has died after coming off his motorcycle. "The crash happened shortly before 2pm in Upokongaro, 10kms north of Whanganui," says police. "The...... Read More

Fatal crash in Otaki

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a mobility scooter in Otaki. Emergency services were called to Waerenga Rd, between Aotaki St and Kowhai Court yesterday afternoon, just after 4.30pm. "A 91-year-old man who was on the...... Read More