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New degree first to focus on local government management

Massey University is launching Australasia’s first Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree focused on local government management. The new MPA programme is designed to broaden the skills of current managers and those moving into management roles in local government organisations.

Unusual Cyclone Owen now 'severe' but unlikely to directly affect NZ

Cyclone Owen is now a Severe Category 3 Tropical Cyclone and Australian forecasters say it may peak at Category 4 today before making landfall in northern Australia and then sliding down the Queensland coast as a significant rain event.

Please look out for your neighbours - council

As the holiday season gets into full swing Safer Napier and Napier City Council ask that you spare a thought for your more vulnerable neighbours.

Investigation into death of Shayne Heappey continues

By to Detective Inspector Corrie Parnell

Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Shayne Heappey, who was admitted to Christchurch Hospital about 11pm Saturday, and died of his injuries.

Abatement notice issued to Whanganui Council for unauthorised discharge

Horizons Regional Council has issued Whanganui District Council an abatement notice due to unauthorised wastewater discharge into the Mowhanau Stream at Kai Iwi Beach.

Police seek information for missing fisherman Peter Koziol

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for information in relation to a missing 55-year-old Palmerston North man, Peter Koziol, who was last seen on Monday 10 December 2018.

Peter left Palmerston North early Monday and planned to fish the Waipawa River.

Final design decided for Orakei Basin balustrade

The NZ Transport Agency is pleased to announce that following a second round of public feedback the design and materials of a replacement balustrade for the Orakei Basin boardwalk has been selected.

Move It interschool competition winner announced

An inter-school competition designed to encourage children to be more active has had a successful first year, with Clive School announced the inaugural winner.

Board Chair appointed for Central Economic Development Agency

Palmerston North City and Manawatū District Councils are pleased to announce the reappointment of Malcolm Bailey to the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) Board, and also as the Chairperson, for a further three year term.

Superbugs found in overseas pork products

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Spain, Brazil and Thailand. The routine overuse of antibiotics is propping up low-welfare practices in pig farming and contributing to the superbug crisis.