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  • Council’s plan may be unfundable

    The biggest driver of Palmerston North City Council’s proposed rates increase is servicing the debt used to fund the proposed new infrastructure.

  • Passion for shearing pays dividends

    Philip Morrison was only 22 when he joined the Pahīatua Shears committee.

  • Rate rises a disaster in the making for years

    If you have paid any attention to current affairs in the past month, you will know that most New Zealanders are in for a shock when they receive their rates bills for 2024-25.

  • Council decisions cause concern

    Most council decisions are made in an open and accessible but quiet room. Some are subject to heated discussion between councillors but aren’t widely known. Two recent decisions have reached into small talk across workplaces, sports field sidelines and cafes.

  • IN BRIEF

    Intersection roadworks Parts of the Botanical Rd/College St intersection in Awapuni will be closed for two weeks from today. Palmerston North City Council is upgrading the traffic signals at the intersection. Each side of the intersection will be closed for a couple of days to enable Fulton Hogan to install a right-turn arrow. The work is being done during the school holiday to minimise disruptions. The first section is in Botanical Rd on the side of West End School. The second section is in College St by the West End School side. The third section is in College St at the Awapuni end.

  • Lasting love blooms at flower farm

    Flower farmer Martin Wilson is used to his Wilflora blooms bringing joy, and sometimes romance, to others, especially since his farm is the setting for his own love story.

  • Growing kai and communities

    Kāinga Ora customer and mum of two Sazshia is raising vegetables alongside her children thanks to a partnership between Manawatū Food Action Network, UCOL Te Pūkenga and Kāinga Ora.

  • Neighbourhoods in support

    Partnerships are key to safer communities and Senior Constable Phil Robinson knows first-hand the importance the police liaison officer (PLO) role plays in this.

  • Anzac Day services announced for Palmy

    Anzac Day holds a special place on Palmerston North’s event calendar.

  • Learning to live with eczema

    Meet Mitchell, a boy who is part of the one in five children living with eczema. In Mitchell Itches, we learn about his experiences with this condition, including the common triggers and stresses of managing it, while also understanding his resilience, the support he gets from his friends and family, and the self-care he practises to manage his symptoms.

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