Horowhenua Mail

'Rough diamonds' of 7s wanted

Ashley Drake scores a try for the Cook Islands at the Wellington Sevens. Drake, now the H-K sevens coach, is hoping to ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti sevens coach is hoping to find the next big star through Facebook and an open training.

Bullen, Reid the main hopes for Kapiti

Brian Bullen, left, with John Robertson. Bullen will be competing in next week's North Island Croquet Championships.

Two Kapiti players will have the hopes of the district riding on their performance at the North Island Croquet Championships next month.

Te Horo firefighters honoured

Te Horo Rural Fire Service firefighters Steve Borrell, Bryan Sutton, Brent Spence, John Connolly and Peter Leckie, who ...

Five men have more than 100 years experience battling fires in rural Kapiti.

Clubs reduce carbon footprint

Palmerston North Golf Club is one of several Manawatu sports groups to benefit from a scheme aimed at cutting carbon ...

Bright new lights and recycling bins are the key to saving money and keeping club grounds clean.

Crash victim a pioneering detective

Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare was returning from a holiday visiting family in Western Australian mining country when her car ...

Woman killed in Kapiti Coast crash was first female Maori in CIB.

Fantastic female four lift titles

Kapiti Powerlifting Club national title holders Alison Fitzmaurice, Riria Ropata and Olivia Thompson. Club members ...

Four Kapiti women have qualified to represent New Zealand at the Asia/Oceania powerlifting champs in December.

NZ's most outrageous mayor? video

The Feyen family in their Pioneer House garb. From left, Stefan, Janice, Michael, Annika and Jessie.

Horowhenua's new mayor Michael Feyen is no stranger to controversy.

'Teen told me to'

Regan Pickering appeared in the Levin courthouse.

Grown man says teenager egged him into performing burnout.

Signs for crash-plagued roundabout

The Otaihanga roundabout will have new signs in place soon urging drivers to slow down.

The signs are in response to a series of truck rollovers.

Councillors won't be sworn in at 'quake risk' building

New Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen has questioned the safety of the district council building in Levin.

A new venue for Horowhenua mayor's inauguration.

Fundraiser for Tiari

Rahui will be hoping for ball carries like this one when the masters team take on the Whiti Te Ra masters in a ...

Tiari was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in July, and has been receiving treatment since.

University beckons for Emma

Levin resident Emma Beale will become the first of four siblings to attend university, thanks to a First Foundation ...

Levin's Emma Beale is the first person from her family to go to university and she has won a helping hand to get her through.

H-K chase big upset

Horowhenua-Kapiti lock William Lander crashes towards the try line against West Coast in Levin.

They must beat the undefeated competition leaders to secure a Lochore Cup place.

Arson accused in court

This Levin house burned down after allegedly being set alight by its owner, Douglas Mackay.

A man charged with the arson of his own home is yet to enter a plea.

New mayor won't enter new office

Michael Feyen has put an assessment of the building as his first job.

Horowhenua's incoming mayor says new office in Levin is an earthquake risk.

Growth plans on track

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith was re-elected, but lost colleagues in Manawatu and Horowhenua.

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith keen to work with the new regional mayors.

No votes for change at Horizons

Early results have four councillors keeping hold of their seats.

All sitting Horizons councillors likely to keep their seats, with only two new faces.

Feyen expected to claim Horowhenua mayoralty

Michael Feyen leads a tight race for mayor.

Outspoken councillor Michael Feyen expected to take mayoralty in close race.

Slow down, say police

traffic warning

Police are asking motorists to slow down as heavy rain lashes the Central District.

Green light for Levin to Waikanae bus

Horizons wants to try a Levin to Waikanae bus service.

Greater Wellington Region tweaks its plan so a new bus service can be tried.

New leads on missing man

Palmiro MacDonald was last seen in the week leading up to Easter 2016.

Police are interested in a silver 2003 Mazda Atenza station wagon with distinctive aftermarket wheels.

Payton selected for Taupo trip

Nathaniel Payton makes a break for Levin Athletic.

A Horowhenua-Kapiti teen is the only local in the Heartland under-19 team for a tournament in Taupo.

Missing man's case still open

Palmiro MacDonald, missing since March, is believed to have lived at this Hokio Beach bach, which burned down in April.

Police are still investigating the disappearance of Palmiro MacDonald.

Drink-driving with child

The Levin courthouse.

Learner driver caught nearly three times the limit had 8-year-old in unwarranted car.

Health centre woes worry residents

Foxton's Te Waiora health centre.

Wait times for a doctor's appointment have been as long as three weeks in Foxton.

Business owners split on upgrade

Foxton's Main St upgrade will begin later this month.

Street upgrade draws tepid response from locals in Foxton.

Lake campaigner appeals

Philip Taueki has long crusaded for Lake Horowhenua to be cleaned up.

Can someone arrested by police not be in police custody? One man's appeal may help clear up the issue.

Foxton Beach 'getting everyone else's toilet'

Kere Kere ward candidates spoke to the public at the meeting in Foxton this week.

Horowhenua District Council candidates broach issues affecting the region at a public meeting

Double delight for travelling support

The Waiopehu College boys' hockey team after their 5-2 final win..

Waiopehu College's hockey sides have written a memorable chapter in their school's sporting history, winning two first XI hockey titles in the same place, on the same night. 

Levin quartet heading to nationals

Shanaia Pitihira, Alice Mafi, Abbey Fa'avale and Tiarna-lee Jacobs, aka barbershop group 503_DubC.

Group secures wild card to the barbershop nationals after missing out on a spot because of the Levin measles outbreak.

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