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Ar­rests for thefts

Two peo­ple have been ar­rested af­ter items stolen from around Manawatu¯ were dis­cov­ered at a prop­erty in Feild­ing. A 27-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were ar­rested yes­ter­day and charged with dis­hon­esty of­fences. Se­nior Sergeant Steve Craw­ford said many of the items they found were trade tools, which they be­lieved were stolen from con­struc­tion sites and trade ve­hi­cles in the Palmer­ston North and Feild­ing. He en­cour­aged peo­ple to se­cure their valu­ables. The ar­rested pair will ap­pear in the Palmer­ston North District Court on Thurs­day.

Crash has un­usual re­sult

A car ended up perched on a fence af­ter a driver’s at­tempted at a u-turn went wrong. Emer­gency ser­vices were called to a two-car crash just af­ter mid­day yes­ter­day on Ran­git¯ıkei Line. Po­lice were called to the scene by am­bu­lance staff, who said the car had rolled be­fore get­ting to its fi­nal po­si­tion – its back end rest­ing on a fence – while the front was on the road­side. No-one was trapped or se­ri­ously in­jured and the oc­cu­pants were treated at the scene, a po­lice spokes­woman said. Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Thou­sands given in grants

Manawatu¯ -Whanganui and Horowhenua or­gan­i­sa­tions have been given thou­sand of dol­lars in grants from the New Zealand Com­mu­nity Trust. The cen­tral re­gion row­ing de­vel­op­ment trust re­ceived $70,000, the Fox­ton golf club re­ceived $6,274 to­wards chem­i­cals for course main­te­nance and North Street School re­ceived $5,000 to­wards play­ground equip­ment. Over all, 36 Manawatu¯ -Whanganui and Horowhenua or­gan­i­sa­tions re­ceived grants worth more than $420,000.

Falcon pair’s un­usual home

A pair of New Zealand’s only na­tive falcon have cho­sen Manawatu¯ ’s Massey Univer­sity cam­pus as their hunt­ing ground. A male and fe­male ka¯rearea of­ten sit on one of the tallest build­ings on cam­pus, the vet tower, where they can eas­ily view their prey. Agri­cul­ture and en­vi­ron­ment as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor Phil Bat­t­ley said the fal­cons were the talk of the cam­pus. ‘‘We are prob­a­bly the only univer­sity in New Zealand to have res­i­dent fal­cons, which is pretty amaz­ing as most peo­ple never get a chance to see the birds up-close in their lives other than on the $20 bill. The birds feed on live prey, so they were act­ing as pest con­trollers,’’ Bat­t­ley said. ‘‘It is un­usual to find them in ur­ban en­vi­ron­ments.’’

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