Myrtle rust

Myrtle rust is so widespread in New Zealand that the Ministry for Primary Industries will no longer be doing field work to manage it. Landowners with myrtle rust can decide how to manage their plants themselves. If infected plants are disposed of, it must be to landfill. Rules for disposal are on the Biosecurity New Zealand website.

FMG is offering two school leavers scholarships via the FMG Agriculture Scholarship programme. Those successful will get $5000for living costs for the first year of university and another $5000 towards their course fees for the remaining years of their undergraduate degrees at Massey, Waikato or Lincoln University. Go to

Naylor voted in
The final result in the election of a person to represent Palmerston North on Horizons Regional Council was announced on September 26. Jono Naylor is declared elected, with a total of 5189 votes. He will be sworn in on October 9.


Peace concert
The Armistice concert Peace At Last by combined choirs at Whanganui's Central Baptist Church is at 2pm tomorrow - Saturday, September 29. Tickets are $20, with seniors and students charged $15.