LUCY TOWNEND - © Fairfax NZ NewsFeilding's skate park is on the move and the community is being asked to choose its new home.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTwo Manawatu schools are to undergo extensive work to leaky buildings built in the past 20 years.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsMarton builder Brian Stafford is giving back to the industry that has given him so much.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsAs seen on television, the best cooks need plenty of experience to win a competition.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsHaving learnt dance in its various forms since they started school, seven senior students from Carmen Davidson's Dance Unlimited dance school have been raising money to travel to Sydney to further explore their chosen art form.
TALIA SHADWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsRangiwahia School, with only two children left on its roll, is earmarked for closure.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsA Chill Zone for Feilding's youth should be up and running shortly in one form or another thanks to a group of young people making it happen.
© Fairfax NZ NewsMatthew Telfer, a Feilding Intermediate teacher, is undertaking a Primary Science Teacher Fellowship learning about apiculture, bioactive manuka honey and kiwifruit pollination.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsDehlia Mataki of Whanau Ataahua Beautiful Families Trust appreciates the hours spent at the trust's centre in Fergusson St by volunteer receptionist Jan Strahan.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe countdown is on to the digital switchover for Manawatu and Rangitikei television watchers.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSynthetic cannabis cannot be bought over the counter in Feilding, and those opposed to legal highs are celebrating.
© Fairfax NZ NewsAfter a glorious summer, June 1 marked the start of winter and the first Air Training Corps Community Market held indoors at Feilding Civic Centre.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsMuch of the success of the Feilding Little Theatre's recent season of Grease was due to the groundwork laid by Tricia Gray.
© Fairfax NZ NewsPolice say a man threatened a woman at Scissors Hair Design in Fergusson St with a bottle, demanded money and then took off with an ANZ cloth bank bag last Thursday.
The use of land at Sanson Domain, which is largely unused at present, is all Manawatu Radio Controlled Car Club asked for in its recent submission to the Manawatu District Council.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsDonors who paid $1000 towards the cost of two seats in Feilding CBD ten years ago were relieved to hear that the heritage style seats may be saved.
Long-time Kitchener Park supervisor Gavin Scott is delighted to know Manawatu District Council is to set up a trust to manage the native plant reserve.
LUCY TOWNEND AND BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsNothing much happens in Sanson without Del Parker having a hand in it.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsFresh concerns a cap on gaming machines in Rangitikei would disadvantage new businesses could not stop the Rangitikei District Council adopting its new gambling policy.
LUCY TOWNEND - © Fairfax NZ NewsFarmers and rural residents say they're going to struggle to meet Manawatu District Council's rates rises.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsBulls Toy Library needs more committee members to stay open.
SANDRA CROSBIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsFeilding's Rangitikei Club is in good health, in spite of rumours implying otherwise.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsAmong the submissions to Manawatu District Council's Draft Annual Plan is one which gives a youthful view.
LUCY TOWNEND - © Fairfax NZ NewsFrom the ashes of an arson attack that destroyed a Feilding church has arisen forgiveness and reconciliation with the man responsible.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsMany years ago, the river access at the end of Almadale Rd was a popular picnic area and swimming site.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsBuilding and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson was in Feilding on Friday preaching calm over earthquake strengthening work.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThis year's Feilding Excellence in Business Awards have a new name and new categories.
© Fairfax NZ NewsFeilding was filled with school-aged bookworms on Friday as bibliophiles battled it out to find Manawatu's top literature whiz.
LUCY TOWNEND - © Fairfax NZ NewsHunterville's controversial wastewater system, which allows treated effluent to be pumped into Porewa Stream, has been debated, but is still unresolved.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsAchieving the balance between being available to everyone at all times, and making it economical is a challenge for Feilding's Makino Aquatic Centre (MAC).
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsSince Manchester House Social Services took over running the Bowen Street Senior Centre nearly three years ago, the intention has been to turn it into a "one stop shop" for Manawatu District's older citizens.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsKnown as the singing church, for the beautiful harmonising in the congregational singing, St John's Lutheran church will fall silent when the last four members of the congregation say farewell to their beloved building.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsStuart Atkins wants to know why the Manawatu District Council is worrying building owners with details of heritage significance and requiring resource consent for any alteration, strengthening or demolition when Central Government guidelines have not been released.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsHow heartbreaking to see your beautiful 18-month-old daughter have her lower leg removed, and then, when she is fully recovered and back to her mischievous self, to find she also has a rare liver cancer.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsInitial moves to the make a deadly bend on Halcombe Rd near Feilding safer have been put in place following calls from the public for authorities to act.
LUCY TOWNEND - © Fairfax NZ NewsPlans are afoot to make Manfeild the top spot in New Zealand for driver training, with international interest already being shown.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsAlready with a vacant chair because of the resignation of Steve Gibson, Manawatu District Council is looking for at least four new councillors after the October local body elections.
JONO GALUSZKA - © Fairfax NZ NewsAn American biofirm has decided to build a multimillion-dollar factory in Feilding after a three-year search across New Zealand.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Secret Garden Childcare in Feilding has been sizzling sausages for lunches to help raise funds to support the parents of one their pupils.
ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsFeilding police believe they are on the right track in dealing with youth crime and hope measures they have in place will prevent youth offending now and as today's youth reach adulthood.
© Fairfax NZ NewsTen volunteer firefighters from Halcombe returned tired but triumphant from the 2013 Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge last weekend.
JONO GALUSZKA AND ZARYD WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOpponents of synthetic cannabis have welcomed a ban on a version of K2 but suppliers and Palmerston North's MP are cautioning against the prohibition of all legal highs.
JUDITH LACY - © Fairfax NZ NewsJoe Beattie can't imagine sitting still, which is handy as he is "Joe-of-all-trades" at the Coach House Museum.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsAn unexpectedly fine and warm weekend made all the difference to the Manawatu Garden and Lifestyle Festival last weekend.
BOBBIE NICHOLLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsA new Feilding resident has established a private movie theatre to raise funds for Feilding St John.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe biggest Feilding pipeline project in a generation should go a long way to improving the town's northern stormwater network.
LUCY TOWNEND - © Fairfax NZ NewsA $40,000 repair of a well-trodden Feilding footbridge will see the revamped walkway open again soon.
© Fairfax NZ NewsIt took 14 years before Pauline Harwood gave up the police force and plunged into the world of lavender.
JOAN FORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsMothers and daughters have a special bond and sometimes they create work for each other, helping each other in business.
JOAN FORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsUntil 1953, Cambodia had been under French colonisation and the food culture of the French has remained.