Horowhenua Mail

Dancing with death

Death row prisoners in the Dead Wrong production, Raiha Kiriona, left, lead actor Jamiee Harris, middle, and Connor Parker.

A dramatic stage piece about the death penalty takes out student Stage Challenge award.

Kura kids share thoughts on language week video

Te Rito kura students, from left, Mangaia Pasene-Hughes, Iriaka Pasene-Grennell, Marara Metekingi, Manihera Tehei and Niwareka Kiriona.

Kids who started life in te reo share thoughts in language week.

Art trail price hike slammed

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Chasing ghost in post-apocalyptic Wellington

Writer Hamish Clayton, whose second novel, The Pale North, is set in an earthquake-ravaged Wellington.

Hamish Clayton's second novel is a romantic ghost story set against the backdrop of an earthquake-devastated capital city.

DC-3 comes in for landing

Leo Cooney's model DC-3 inspired a display at Te Takere about early air travel in New Zealand.

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

Schools' Pasifika passion shines

Taitoko School students performed for the opening of the Pasifika Fusion festival in Palmerston North.

Horowhenua schools claimed top two places for cultural performance at annual festival.

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

The oily sludge discovered in Wainui Stream on Sunday.

A man used rubbish gloves and an icecream container to "bail out" sludge from a Kapiti stream.

Serious motorcycle accident in Horowhenua

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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges late yesterday afternoon to assist NZ Police in the search and rescue of a 52 year old Wellington man.  
The man was unable to make his own way out of the ranges and was suffering from exhaustion when located by the NZ Police SAR Team.  The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was directed to Field Hut where the onboard Crewman was able to safely extract the man using the rescue hoist.
The mission was completed at last light and Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Pilot and Base Manager, Chris Moody, was delighted by the performance of his new helicopter, 'The hoist mission was conducted with ease using the increased capabilities provided by the newly commissioned Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.???

A teenager has life-threatening head injuries after falling off his motorbike.

Seriously injured person trapped in car

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the horse that was killed in a multiple-car crash north of Foxton, which remained in front of Vicki Morgan's property.

Two people were taken to hospital and horse was killed after causing a three-car pile-up near Foxton. 

Speed limit glitch kept secret

Kapiti Rd in Paraparaumu, a local road covered by Kapiti Coast District Council speed limit controls.

Council told to "keep quiet" about speeding glitch so that NZ wouldn't become boy-racer heaven.

Trash warrior chosen for WOW

Paraparaumu WOW artist Rebecca Bond, with her entry from last year, Boys will be Buoys, which now hangs in her kitchen.

Kapiti's only World of Wearable Arts finalist Rebecca Bond says this year she promised herself she'd just submit a simple entry, but the bug got to her.

Shield try one to remember

Sam Gard'ner celebrates after scoring a try in the Ranfurly Shield challenge. Photo: Photosport

Sam Gard'ner dreams of playing professional rugby, but whatever his future holds, he's unlikely to forget scoring a try for the amateurs in a Ranfurly Shield challenge.

Kapiti picks up triple at cross country champs

A combination of starters, including under 18 men and women and masters women, fight for space as the gun goes off at the Wellington Cross Country Championships.

Kapiti takes three wins from regional cross country champs.

Puppy finds lost seal pup video

A seal pup discovered on the banks of the Waikanae River in Kapiti.

SPCA says there's little they can do for a "really tired" baby seal found 5km inland.

Rock slip cuts off road video

Digger operator Shane Foxley with, from left, nephews Victor and Osca Perkins at the slip site on Friday.

Digger driver, who once scooped a flood victim to safety, helped clear a rock slip to reach houses north of Wellington.

Hawke's Bay down plucky Horowhenua-Kapiti

Hawke's Bay No 8 Joseph Penitito was impressive during his side's Ranfurly Shield defence against Horowhenua-Kapiti.

Horowhenua-Kapiti push Hawke's Bay all the way in Ranfurly Shield challenge.

Cafe fire: A century of memories

Alan Stead, who owned the store for about 17 years.

Peter lived at the store from age seven, after his father bought it off the Scarf family in 1952.

Hazy future: Red House in ashes gallery

Te Horo fire chief Byran Sutton says there was little hope for the tinder dry Red House Cafe once the fire was established.

A week after fire gutted the historic Red House Cafe, its owners are left unsure of the future.

SH1 work nearly done despite floods

Safety improvement work on State Highway 1 in Manakau on Wednesday.

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

Bid to dump arts councillor

The public art panel for Kapiti, from left,  Tane Moleta, Deb Donnelly, Janet Bayly, councillor Jackie Elliott, and Tracey Morgan.

Kapiti's mayor suggests dumping councillor as arts funds gather dust instead of being spent.

Looking to avoid Ranfurly robbing

Jared Tanira is hoping his Horowhenua-Kapiti team aren't robbed during their Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier on Thursday night.

Horowhenua-Kapiti were robbed during their last Ranfurly Shield challenge. It's a fact sitting in a police file.

Delta Goodrem 'loves' Kiwi's voice

Caleb Jago-Ward puts his vocal chords into the Queen anthem Somebody to Love, on The Voice.

Delta Goodrem has declared her love for a Horowhenua lad – or at least his voice.

Teens with knife 'chased chooks'

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Chickens in Horowhenua have been found dead after teens were seen chasing them.

Cafe fire not suspicious

Firefighters and investigators search through the remnants of the Red House Cafe in Kapiti.

Fire that destroyed Red House Cafe is devastating for owner and community, but not suspicious.

Driver's brake job was deadly

Levin teen Te Rehira McGhie, 13, was killed in a crash north of Otaki in November last year.

Te Rehira McGhie was killed in Subaru Legacy that had been traded for a PlayStation 4.

Fire razes historic Kapiti cafe gallery video

Fire has destroyed Kapiti's Red House Cafe.

Te Horo's historic Red House Cafe has been burned to the ground.

Kapiti man builds hands-free wheeler video

Kevin Halsall on his Ogo - a hands-free electric wheelchair created from a rebuilt Segway.

The 'Ogo' comes with additional wide wheels that allow it to become "an off-road monster".

Park upgrade delayed by flooding

The new 8 metre replica boat set for the Maclean Park playground.

Playground upgrade includes boat hull made by real boat-builder.

Former rugby player turns powerlifting champ

Josh Tukua in the gym preparing for a bench press.

Young powerlifter clinches medal in worlds.

Golden lining for Canes fan, age 10

Alex Hall with his  grandfather Graeme Hall at the Super 15 rugby final in Wellington.

A hard hat made for half-time happiness for one young Hurricanes fan from Auckland.

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