Horowhenua Mail

Pfeiler leads Kiwis to clean sweep

Jordyn Pfeiler, with ball, in action at last year's world championships in France.

A Kapiti canoe polo player has led New Zealand to victory in the Oceania championships.

Buried treasure found

The anchor, thought to date from as far back as the 1850s, which was unearthed from a Foxton riverbank.

A group of Foxton friends have literally stumbled onto buried treasure, uncovering an anchor that could date back to the mid 1800s.

Arrests after broken bottle threat

Two people have been arrested after a Singaporean family were robbed in Levin.

Pair charged after Singaporean tourists robbed in Levin supermarket car park.

38 years of fighting fires

Community stalwart Gary Stratford has retired as chief fire officer and volunteer fire fighter after 38 years.

In 1976 Gary Stratford joined the Foxton Fire Brigade, thinking he'd help out for a few years.

Capital Connection plan collapses

Funding to save the Capital Connection has dried up.

Capital Connection's future looks dire as regional council refuses to be left with the "$6 million baby".

Beer art among Trail selection

Levin painter Joan Keogh, whose works will be part of this year's Horowhenua Arts Trail.

Paintings created from beer are among the variety of art works to go on display in the annual Horowhenua Arts Trail this weekend.

Bard brings out dramatic talents

Horowhenua College's Paula Hau, left, and Michaela Stout, right, play Mistress Page and Ford, in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Students from four Horowhenua and Kapiti high schools delivered more than 20 performances as part of this year's regional Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.

Mixed views on capital value

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A proposal to change how rates are calculated by Horowhenua District Council has drawn more than 250 submissions.

SCL labs for three health boards

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, director of service integration and development for the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast district health boards.

Australian-owned diagnostic health service provider SCLLtd will take over Aotea Laboratories and provide Wellington laboratory services

Symphony of acts for Music Month

James Horne, 10, Eboney Taylor, and Paul King, are looking forward to Levin's NZ Music Month celebrations.

Horowhenua will be rocked by an acoustically packed intense four hours to round out New Zealand Music Month.

Near-fatality won't stop Sky climb

Levin fire fighter Dave McHattie, has battled back from a near-fatal car crash last year, to train for the Sky Tower challenge.

Dave McHattie was in a coma when his colleagues entered him in the Fire Fighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

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.

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