Horowhenua Mail

Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

School to offer bilingual class

Paraparaumu schoolteacher Gina Sarich will teach the school's new English-Te Reo Maori bilingual class, beginning next year.

Paraparaumu School are starting a bilingual te reo Maori primary school class, in a bid to revitalise the language in the district. 

Levin housing market 'on fire'

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in Levin.

Real estate agents are 'desperate' for houses as sales jump by 44 per cent.

Business booming at The Waterfront

Ricardo Reis at the Waterfront Bar.

A revamp since new owners took over last year has seen patronage figures rise.

Otaki Gorge Rd open at last video

The top batter slope is 33 metres high, and laid back at a 45-degree angle.

Access to Otaki Forks - and to one couple's home - is open again, after about seven months.

A kids' health camp? Not here

Stand Children's Services says the Milne Drive property would be like a fairytale castle for the 5 to 12-year-olds it ...

A "fairytale" site for a children's health camp hits legal hurdles and opposition from Paraparaumu neighbours.

Wheelchair basketball champs

The Mid West Sixers wheelchair basketball team that won the North Island Championship in July.

A new team has rolled into town and taken out the North Island wheelchair basketball title.

Libraries takeover to see $318,000 reallocated

Levin's Te Takere community centre and library.

No Te Takere services will be cut as a result of the change.

Man shot after argument

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A man has suffered minor injuries after being shot with an air rifle in Levin.

Designs for new Levin town centre

Visualisation of the Levin Town Centre upgrade.

More open space and laneways could be the future of the town at the heart of Horowhenua.

Man airlifted after fall from horse

A woman was airlifted from Mt Ruapehu after falling on the Round the Mountain track.

An man injured while horseriding has been airlifted to hospital.

New building for Paraparaumu School

An artist's impression of the new building at Paraparaumu School.

Construction has started on the replacement classrooms for those destroyed by arson in 2014.

'It's been an honour'

Kapiti SPCA vets John Hewitt, pictured, and wife Heather tend to a duck caught under a shed in Waikanae during a storm.

A career of pigs, alpacas, dogs and cats: Kapiti SPCA veterinary team call it a day.

Modular house takes shape

The first module is lifted into place.

The three modules that make up a house in Levin have been dropped into place by crane. 

History of Shannon war camps uncovered video

A historical photo believed to have been taken of prisoners in front of 'public works huts' that housed them, at the ...

Amateur historians have begun to uncover the 'hidden' history of prison camps at Shannon, where conscientious objectors were detained during WWII.

Kitten dies after dumping

Four kittens and a vacuum cleaner box found dumped about 300m from Waikanae SPCA. A fifth kitten was found dead.

Four surviving kittens have been taken to Wellington for monitoring after being dumped.

Wilson a cut above

Levin butcher Mathew Wilson, who won apprentice butcher of the year for the lower North Island, with his winning display ...

A Levin butcher has cut and carved his way to the regional apprentice of the year title, and a national grand final.

Hutt Labour/Greens criticised

Lisa Bridson is standing for the Hutt City Council as a Green candidate. She would like to see her fellow politicians ...

Labour, Greens, ACT spat on Hutt City Council.

Towering dunes may get the chop

Foxton Beach residents say the sand dunes block the view of the water from the carpark.

Foxton's sand dunes may get cut down in size after complaints they're blocking the beach view from the carpark.

Author to pitch novel at romance conference

Author Carole Brungar is writing her second major novel, due for release next year.

A Levin author is hoping to pitch her second major novel at the country's largest writers' conference later this year.

Wainui sports hub divides clubs

Wainuiomata's Trei Mu celebrates a first half try in a recent league encounter with Petone. The league club is ...

 Wainuiomata sports clubs disagree over sporting hub.

Rescue spanned two days

The team prepare to rescue a horse stranded on a beach by the Otaki River.

Several unsuccessful attempts were made to lead a horse from an Otaki River beach the day before she became stranded by rising waters.

Double-century for Drake

Waikanae captain Ashley Drake speaks after the 2015 Horowhenua-Kapiti premier rugby final between Paraparaumu and ...

After 15 years at the same club and four premier titles, Ashley Drake is still racking up club rugby milestones.

Waikanae scrape home

Waikanae halfback Michael Papps reaches out to score his second try during his team's 38-36 win over Toa at Te Atiawa Park.

Waikanae avoided a potential banana skin with an entertaining 38-36 win over Toa in Saturday's Horowhenua-Kapiti club rugby.

Two men arrested after Otaki burglary

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Two men have been charged with burglary after an incident at Otaki's Amazon store this morning.

Poppy plucked in river

Poppy receives emergency care after being flown out of the Otaki River on Friday.

Flying horse takes first steps after flash flood ordeal.

'It was too much pain' video

Foxton resident Ashleigh Jerard was attacked by a dog last Monday.

Ashleigh was walking home from work when a neighbour's dog latched on to her arm, and "rag-dolled" her around.

Operators checked out

Megan McKenzie holds her first-placed trophy.

New World Levin checkout operators have filled two spots on the podium at the Foodstuffs North Island Checker of the Year awards in Palmerston North. 

Mid-December finish date likely

M2PP construction manager John Palm on the Waikanae River Bridge.

Kapiti's expressway is more than a third sealed and rapidly closing in on a Christmas opening.

Teacher gave teens alcohol

Los'e said what he did was a mistake, and he is deeply embarrassed.

Horowhenua College teacher censured over behaviour on sports trip in Australia.

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