Horowhenua Mail

Narrow vision for Foxton

Foxton Town Centre.

Main St in Foxton could be narrowed as part of a planned CBD upgrade that may see the town's cenotaph relocated.

Foxton icon being pooped on

Pigeons sit along the blades at the deMolen windmill in Foxton.

Pooping pigeons have become an unexpected scourge at Foxton’s deMolen Dutch mill.

Burglars target small items

Sergeant Sarn Paroli said it was suspected the burglars were thought to be a group, and were targeting small items that were easy to carry.

Burglars have broken into six Levin homes while occupants were at home, police say.

Suspicious fire damages house

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A Levin house been damaged by a fire that police say is suspicious.

Catering firm repaying debts

Other Australian councils are adopting Brisbane's  hygiene rating system for restaurants.

A Horowhenua duo are slowing paying back some of their catering company's debts.

Out-of control car hits gas main

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A minor prang turned dangerous when one driver left his car in reverse and was dragged along the road.

Mobility scooter death

It appeared the woman was waiting to cross the road on her mobility scooter.

Elderly woman dies in hospital after car crashes into her mobility scooter in Levin.

Night Glow reignited

Lift Off Levin hot air balloon fiesta's 'night glow' event at Donnelly Park, Levin, has been very popular in previous years.

A nighttime balloon event could take off again at the Lift off Levin festival thanks to community support.

SH57 blackspots a concern


There are concerns a stretch of Horowhenua highway is dangerous following two recent crashes.

One killed in Levin car crash

13062012 NEWS CAMERON BURNELL/Taranaki Daily News. MVA Police Car VS Car MVC. A police car appear to have collided on Barrett Road.

Police have released the name of the 20-year-old man who died in a car crash near Levin.

Top kayaker drowns near Rotorua video

Top New Zealand kayaker Louise Jull drowned in the Kaituna River.

One of New Zealand’s top extreme kayakers has drowned in a river near Rotorua.

Officer mauled

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Police officer allegedly punched by man, then mauled by dog in Foxton this morning.

No sign of Manukau here

A Manakau road works sign, with the name of the area corrected.

What's in a letter? Quite a bit, as the NZTA quickly discovered when it mixed up a small town and a city.

Hunter shot in leg

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.

A hunter shot in the leg has been airlifted from the Tararua Ranges in a night time rescue. 

Fundraiser brings injured DJ home

Jacob Webster, in hospital in  Bali, Indonesia, after a motorcycle accident.

A Kiwi who was stranded in Bali with massive injuries after a scooter accident has flown home with help from donors.

Telephone scammer steals $20,000

Thousands of Australians might start getting telemarketing calls again, the federal government has warned.

An elderly Waikanae man is fleeced scammers who claimed to be phone technicians.

Spade attack

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A man is seriously injured after being attacked with a spade, police say.

Ministry to govern school

Foxton School Board of Trustees was dissolved in the wake of the resignation last year meaning a commissioner has been called in. Their latest ERO report shows some struggles at the school, which may contribute to it.

A Horowhenua primary school has called for government help after a ripple of resignations caused the board of trustees to break down.

A meeting of the minds

STILL GAME: The Patea Maori club perform Poi E at half time during Hurricanes v Crusaders Super 15 Rugby at Westpac Stadium.

The strains of Poi E will ring out at the Otaki-Maori Racing Club when the Patea Maori Club performs there this weekend.

Power lines get the chop

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Power lines at the centre of a decade long legal battle in Kapiti will be pulled down.

Riding the wave of success

SURF'S UP: Otaki surf instructor Pete Geers set up Epic Surf School, which is drawing people from as far away as Wellington and Palmerston North.

A summer of groundswells and gentle weather has boosted the first season of a Kapiti small business drawing people region-wide to surf Otaki.

Passenger injured in beach roll

Waitarere Beach.

A person has suspected spinal injuries after a station wagon they were in rolled on a Horowhenua beach.

Kapiti road a top priority

301014 news photo: Joel Maxwell/Kapiti observer: Kapiti Rd lights go online.

Easing congestion along a Kapiti road is the top priority in Wellington's draft regional transport plan.

Total fire ban for Horowhenua

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Dry conditions and the high risk of fires has led to a total fire ban for the Horowhenua district.

Expressway sound buffer being rebuilt

An embankment by the Kapiti Express will is been pulled down and replaced.

A length of giant, noise-reducing embankment along the Kapiti expressway will be pulled down and rebuilt after months of work.

Accused in drugs case out on bail

New laws under review.

One of the people arrested as part of a Horowhenua methamphetamine sting has been given bail.

Subdivision washed up


Years of setbacks see developers give up on Himatangi beach's second-largest subdivision.

Injured, far from home

Jacob Webster, in hospital in  Bali, Indonesia, after a motorcycle accident.

The mother of a Kiwi injured in a Bali motorbike accident has remortgaged her home and maxed out credit cards to pay for his care.

Country comes to town

TOWN AND COUNTRY: The excitable Alpaca community is expected at the Horowhenua AP& I Show this weekend en masse.

A&P shows are massive events for a simple reason - there's something for everyone, and even more if you love a good tractor.

Loom bands could have killed kitten

SAFE AGAIN: Tania Tonks believes if Pepper the kitten had not been rescued she would have starved because of loom bands wrapped round her neck by children.

Rescuers who recovered a kitten from a Levin garage were disgusted to find its throat wrapped in loom bands.

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