News

Wed 15 Feb 2017
| Columns

A COUPLE of weeks ago, in his first major announcement of this election year, Prime Minister Bill English unveiled a significant government investment in police and the wider justice sector.

Wed 1 Feb 2017
| Columns

I MUST say I have really enjoyed getting out and about in the Rangitikei and the greater Manawatu Whanganui region over the past month or so.

Wed 21 Dec 2016
| Columns

NO TWO WEEKS are ever the same in politics, and the last couple of weeks have certainly proved the point.

Thu 15 Dec 2016
| Columns

Our region is alive and well and heralding the arrival of the festive season with market days and Christmas parades.

Wed 23 Nov 2016
| Columns

JUST after midnight on Monday, November 14, New Zealand was struck by another severe earthquake. Initially recorded as a 7.5, it turned out to be magnitude 7.8. At 16 kilometres deep and centred near Hanmer Springs, it was felt throughout much of the country, including here in Whanganui and the Rangitikei.

Thu 29 Sep 2016
| Columns

In the Asia Pacific region, closer economic integration through trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will help bring us together. They will make our region and people better off by setting the conditions for more open and transparent trade.