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    Taumarunui-made Solvej swings on Kardashian's Christmas wishlist

    Taumarunui-made Solvej swings on Kardashian's Christmas wishlist


    Wooden toddler swings made in a small town near Taumarunui have become a favourite of American reality television star Kourtney...

    Wooden toddler swings made in a small town near Taumarunui have become a favourite of American reality television star Kourtney Kardashian.
    Palmerston North family opens plastic-free greengrocers

    Palmerston North family opens plastic-free greengrocers


    A Palmerston North family is putting the green in greengrocer as they open an environmentally friendly...

    A Palmerston North family is putting the green in greengrocer as they open an environmentally friendly store.
    First step toward the return of milk delivery in Wellington

    First step toward the return of milk delivery in Wellington


    The return of milk delivery in the capital is one step closer with the firing up of a Wairarapa bottling...

    The return of milk delivery in the capital is one step closer with the firing up of a Wairarapa bottling line.
    Wellington's Memphis Belle coffeehouse closing after eight years

    Wellington's Memphis Belle coffeehouse closing after eight years


    One of Wellington's favourite caffeine joints is set to close its doors next month, ending an era in the Wellington coffee...

    One of Wellington's favourite caffeine joints is set to close its doors next month, ending an era in the Wellington coffee scene.
    Science fair project turns into a thriving business for 12-year-old

    Science fair project turns into a thriving business for 12-year-old


    Most people her age are busy enough getting a handle on school and life, but a Palmerston North girl is getting a grip on running her own...


    Most people her age are busy enough getting a handle on school and life, but a Palmerston North girl is getting a grip on running her own business.
    Hunterville man chases his dream to a food cart on the side of state highway

    Hunterville man chases his dream to a food cart on the side of state highway


    A Hunterville man whose body could no longer endure the stress of physical labour has turned his teenage dream of opening a restaurant into a...

    A Hunterville man whose body could no longer endure the stress of physical labour has turned his teenage dream of opening a restaurant into a reality. 
    Council begins search for new market venue

    Council begins search for new market venue


    A popular fruit and vegetable market could be on the move to make way for a development on the banks of the Hutt...

    A popular fruit and vegetable market could be on the move to make way for a development on the banks of the Hutt River. 
    Marbecks Cafe in Palmerston North closes down

    Marbecks Cafe in Palmerston North closes down


    A Palmerston North coffee shop that was once a focal point for music lovers has served its last cup of...

    A Palmerston North coffee shop that was once a focal point for music lovers has served its last cup of java.
    Apartheid era flag on display in Tawa shop window

    Apartheid era flag on display in Tawa shop window


    An apartheid era flag displayed in the shop window of a Wellington suburb has been labelled "racist" by...

    An apartheid era flag displayed in the shop window of a Wellington suburb has been labelled "racist" by locals.
    Mixed reaction to strip club and brothel plan for New Plymouth's main street

    Mixed reaction to strip club and brothel plan for New Plymouth's main street


    A businessman facing the prospect of a strip club, and possibly a brothel, opening next door says adult entertainment has no place on New Plymouth's main...

    A businessman facing the prospect of a strip club, and possibly a brothel, opening next door says adult entertainment has no place on New Plymouth's main street.
    Manawatū coder takes stock as his company goes global

    Manawatū coder takes stock as his company goes global


    A ManawatÅ« computer programmer is grinding his way to fortune with a little inspiration and a lot of hard work, as his artificial intelligence software spreads across the...

    A ManawatÅ« computer programmer is grinding his way to fortune with a little inspiration and a lot of hard work, as his artificial intelligence software spreads across the world.
    $1.2 million owed to creditors by Fowler Homes Taranaki

    $1.2 million owed to creditors by Fowler Homes Taranaki


    A collapsed Taranaki building firm has been reborn under a new boss after its predecessor went into liquidation owing creditors more than $1.2...

    A collapsed Taranaki building firm has been reborn under a new boss after its predecessor went into liquidation owing creditors more than $1.2 million.
    Community stalwarts bid farewell to business after 34 years

    Community stalwarts bid farewell to business after 34 years


    While never put off by naysayers, retiring business owners Tony and Betty McGreal did use a trick or two to give their fledgling venture the air of...

    While never put off by naysayers, retiring business owners Tony and Betty McGreal did use a trick or two to give their fledgling venture the air of success.
    Palmerston North fitness trainer opens his dream gym

    Palmerston North fitness trainer opens his dream gym


    When a Palmerston North man couldn't find his perfect gym for love nor money, he decided to build it...

    When a Palmerston North man couldn't find his perfect gym for love nor money, he decided to build it himself.