Horowhenua Mail

The ousting which (maybe) wasn't video

Horowhenua deputy mayor Ross Campbell was appointed by mayor Michael Feyen on October 25. Councillors voted him out on ...

The deputy was voted out by councillors, then the mayor tried to reinstate him - now what?

Pinfold, Bartholomew, earn regional selection

News Central Districts players Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold at the all-weather cricket facility at Donnelly Park, ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket duo have opened the bowling together for various teams for eight years.

Tokomaru Domain re-opens for public use

Tokomaru district Scout group committee member Ian Taylor, left, and Tokomaru resident Mike Candy, right, roll up a wire ...

The Tokomaru Domain is now open for full public use after being closed off nine years ago.

Levin houses hot property

The Speldhurst retirement village development on the site of the old Kimberley Centre hospital. One of the developments ...

Levin house sales were up 71 per cent from October 2014 as the road to Wellington improves.

Skelton farewelled in Levin

Bill Skelton photographed after his last raceday ride during the 1983-84 season.

'Bustling Bill', the first Kiwi jockey to ride 2000 winners, was farewelled in Levin.

Police actions chilling

Horowhenua deputy mayor Ross Campbell is about to be rolled.

OPINION: Police explanation for call to protester inadequate.

Former mayor on health board

Former Horowhenua mayor Brendan Duffy will now become MidCentral DHB deputy chairman.

Horowhenua's recently ousted mayor Brendan Duffy will take up a new role on the region's Health Board.

Peace exhibition in Levin

Photographer Stu Robertson exhibited his Peace in 10,000 Hands project at the Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington in ...

Peace is the talk of Te Takere which is exhibiting a New Zealand photographer's global peace project.

Wet spring spears asparagus yield

The fungal disease Phytophthora rot affects the base of the asparagus spear.

A cold and wet spring has North Island asparagus growers in short supply. 

Not guilty plea in arson case

Douglas Mackay's Levin house is engulfed in flames in September. He is charged with setting it alight.

Levin man Douglas Mackay is charged with the arson of his own house.

Landfill leaching into waterways

Hokio Stream, which weaves its way to the ocean at Hokio Beach, is affected by the nearby landfill, which leaks leachate ...

The outcome of a hearing about the Levin landfill confirms leachate is getting into waterways.

Young bowlers almost secure thrilling win

Will Young, batting here for Central Districts against Canterbury, was one of Taranaki's Stags contingent tested by ...

Taranaki chase down 65 with two wickets in hand, after an assault from H-K's bowlers.

Lakes not safe to use

A health warning has been issues for Lake Dudding after potentially toxic algae were found in the water. The spot was ...

People advised to avoid Lake Wiritoa and Lake Dudding after blue-green algae found.

Police call 'intimidating'

The protest will be held in front of the Horowhenua District Council building.

Woman gets call from police after registering online support for under-fire mayor.

Foxton's water could soon run clear

Foxton resident Deyna Halidone said the tap water is brown and undrinkable and it's been like that for years.

Foxton residents could soon quench their thirst with clean water if plans to create 400-metre-deep bores go ahead.

Horowhenua councillors in 'frank discussions'

Councillors from the Horowhenua District Council attended a workshop to work though personality clashes and move forward ...

A councillors workshop was held over two days in Levin in a bid to move forward.

Health centre at capacity

Horowhenua Health Centre, 2016. The centre has outgrown its building size.

A growing patient list is putting pressure on the undersized Horowhenua Health Centre.

Residents seek to raise fibromyalgia awareness

Fibromyalgia patient Laura Mabey with her horses, Red and Otto.

Residents hope their struggles with the debilitating condition can help others.

Joint housing deal off table

The Horowhenua District Council building in Levin.

Housing New Zealand Horowhenua properties will not be sold.

Council blackout for Kaikoura

Horowhenua District Council staff wear all-black and raise money for Kaikoura.

Workers raise $755 in quake relief effort.

Community effort drives runners-up

The top Raukawa Ki Runga men's league team performing a haka.

The tribal team's dominance in touch may spill over into league.

Trampers may not have reached hut

The Tararua Ranges.

The trampers found dead in the Tararua Forest Park may have battled the elements for two nights.

Ratepayers not impressed with coup

Tracey Corbett, left, and Donna Eden said Horowhenua District Council councillors should leave the decision of who the ...

Horowhenua public have no problem with who the deputy mayor is.

New principal for Waitara

Daryl Warburton has been appointed as the principal of Waitara High School.

After teaching in Whanganui, Australia and Horowhenua, Daryl Warburton is heading to Waitara.

Schools' digital divide conquered

Teacher Carly Lanham helps Jazlyn Wells during a lesson using Te Hinaki digital notebooks, at Foxton Beach School. ​

Digital devices brought within reach of families and classrooms by a new community group.

Rainbow of runners to fill Levin video

Tracey Merson (left) and Stephanie Cook (right) at last year's reverse colour run.

In a bid to raise awareness of domestic violence, people will be covered with flour.

Parole chances melt

Adam Wallace was jailed for two years and 10 months.

Methamphetamine 'snowman' kept in jail after playing up while on remand.

Tokomaru boil water notice lifted


Boil water notice for the Tokomaru is lifted.

Mobility scooters celebrated

From left to right, Jan Reeve, Darwin Vincent and Cynthia Drake competed in a fancy hat competition at Regional Mobility ...

Mobility scooter owners from across the region rolled into the Esplanade on Friday.

Tokomaru residents urged to boil water

A tap

Tokomaru residents are being urged to boil water after heavy rainfall.

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