Mall store's major facelift

Facelift for Vodafone store

Vodafone is in the process of doing up its Palmerston North store in The Plaza. The store will be shut until September 19. Until then, staff will be working out of a big red truck parked near Farmers.

Plumber bowing out

Bruce Marchant, the man behind plumbing business A Marchant & Co, is set to leave the industry. He and his wife are looking to retire.

 Domino's manager a winner

Cameron Gray took out the Franchise Manager of the Year award at the Domino's Pizza awards recently, for his hard work managing the pizza chain's Terrace End store.

Company in liquidation

Goshen Automotive Ltd, which was based in Shelly St and run by Wai Peng Ng, has been put into liquidation by the High Court at Palmerston North. Companies Office records show the company owes creditors at least $115,665.

Prices holding steady

The median price of lifestyle blocks in the Manawatu-Whanganui area has not changed. The median selling price of a block was $330,000 in the three months to July this year, REINZ figures show. In the three months to July last year, the price was also $330,000.

New building awards

A new national award programme has been established for commercial building projects. The New Zealand Commercial Project Awards are open to all New Zealand commercial contractors and partners, including architects, engineers and property owners. Entries open today - more information at www.commercial

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