Horowhenua Mail

'Heartbreak' as home lost video

Heather Gregg's house bus is left uninhabitable after it caught fire in Foxton on Tuesday night.

A Foxton woman with terminal cancer is devastated after watching her home burn to the ground.

'He was always smiling'

Dr Sanjay Sigera, Shannon's first fulltime GP, died on August 6 aged 50, after contracting pneumonia. He had been ...

Horowhenua community turns out to mourn first full-time GP, who died after contracting pneumonia.

Money to grow on trees

Behind the Hedges ticket holders will see sights like this garden from last year's trail.

The events will be held in November and February.

Bloomin' brilliant horticulturalist

Moore's Valley Nusrseries employee Daniel Howard will compete against horticulturalists from around the country, after ...

Daniel Howard will now compete to become New Zealand's best young horticulturalist.

Whiti Te Ra seek four in a row

Whiti Te Ra captain and hooker Manaia Osborne.

It will be the Otaki club's fourth regional title in a row if they win this Saturday.

Candidates confirmed

The candidates have been announced for the Horowhenua District Council elections.

Candidates confirmed for Horowhenua council elections.

Regional boundary stops bus

A proposed Levin to Waikanae bus service is held up.

Greater Wellington District Council puts brakes on Levin to Waikanae bus service.

Woman injured in fall

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Otaki after a woman was injured falling ...

A woman in her 30s was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital after falling from a horse.

Nine people killed crossing region's train tracks video

Rail Safety Week runs from Monday August 15, encouraging a second look at level crossings.

Nine fatals and 14 collisions at crossings in Manawatu and Whanganui.

Auckland bridge has Levin roots

Techlam production manager Greg Dunford on the near-complete pedestrian and cycle bridge.

Two Levin companies have had a hand in the design and construction of the Matakana Bridge.

Horowhenua set for mayoral race

Horowhenua District Council, Levin, 2015

Four candidates will contest the Horowhenua mayoralty during this year's local body election.

Dead worker 'one of the family'

Police investigating an accident on a farm.

Man killed in farm incident was a long-term employee.

'Its fin rubbed my right shoulder'

The whale came into contact with the kayak, and briefly with Thomson.

Southern right whale followed a kayaker for an hour off the Kapiti Coast.

Foxton courts Dutch royalty

Dutch Oven chef Priscilla Stillborn, left, De Molen windmill volunteer Wayne Duncan and Dutch Oven barista Ali Thurston ...

Why would the Dutch King and Queen visit Foxton? To see the town's windmill, of course.

Acidity alteration in Foxton

Foxton resident Christina Paton complains about the water quality in 2014.

The acidity of Foxton's drinking water will be changed to stop it from being discoloured by lime-scale build-up. 

Small house fire at Foxton Beach

Nobody was hurt in a small electrical fire at a Dawick St building early Wednesday morning

Firefighters put out a small house fire at Foxton Beach early Wednesday morning.

Kidnapping trial beings

The Palmerston North courthouse.

An order of assault with a side of kidnapping was not the takeaway a Foxton man expected.

Footpaths a problem in Horowhenua

Levin, Horowhenua District, 2016

Satisfaction survey shows footpaths are a point of division, but residents agree on cemeteries.

Replacement pool to open soon

Hydrotherapy pool campaigner Carroll Cumming, centre, was given a sneak peek at the pool's progress by council aquatics ...

The pool is part of a $1.68 million Levin Aquatic Centre development.

Coastlands expands into car park

An artist's impression of the Takiri House upgrade at Coastlands.

Work on new $3 million, two-storey building will begin later this month.

HV softball history documented

Mark Sorenson is held high by his Cardinals team mates after playing his last game for the team, before “retiring”  in ...

Documentary maker looking at Hutt Valley softball history.

Social houses on the block

Housing New Zealand tenant Lyle Walker and his daughter Amy Walker, 2, at their Otaki home.

Plans to sell hundreds of state and council homes north of Wellington have tenants worried.

Killer refused parole

Brayden Windley, who was involved in the killing of Michael Valentine, has been declined parole for the second time.

One of the killers of Michael Valentine, who bled to death on his front lawn after being stabbed, has been declined parole.

Beervana nirvana

15082015 Photo:Ross Giblin/FairfaxNZ
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.

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