Never be late for your bus in Palmy again!

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A Massey University computer science student has designed a website to help classmates find out when the next bus is due. Taylor Hamling’s Late for the Bus website pulls data from the regional council’s website. Students enter a travel time and preferred route to see when the next bus is coming to or going from the university

Hamling’s work has impressed Horizons transport officer Denise Webber, who said she liked its simplicity for student users.

“A large proportion of Palmerston North bus users are Massey students and staff. This web application cuts out the noise for these users and allows them to filter the timetable based on their needs,” Webber said.

Horizons will link to Hamling’s site from the passenger transport section of its own website for the next three months. Traffic will be monitored during this trial period to see how popular the application is among users.

The website can be found at

Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge

Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is a landmark of awe-inspiring legend, geographical magnificence, and cultural wealth.


The scenic divide between the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges that border the Manawatu Region, Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is a magnificent geographical structure formed over thousands of years by the Manawatu River. It is the only place in New Zealand where a river begins its journey on the opposite side of the main divide to where it joins the sea. With its native bush and wildlife, Te Apiti is a time capsule that preserves the bush that once covered Manawatu, a place frozen in time.

A land stepped in legend. A land shrouded in myth. A land of the people. It doesn’t matter how you experience its wonders – by foot, by rail or water. The only thing that matters is that you experience it for yourself. To experience Te Apiti, is to experience the spirit of a region.

Plan your trip to Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge at


Wildbase Recovery Centre

Palmerston North’s Victoria Esplanade will soon be home to a native wildlife rehabilitation centre where you’ll be able to watch the journey of NZ’s most endangered species as they recover from illness and injury after treatment at Wildbase Hospital.

Specially designed recovery aviaries, a support facility for vet care, and an education centre will enable animals to be viewed by the public, and promote conservation of some of our most endangered species through world-class rehabilitation practice by Massey University’s veterinary wildlife specialists.


Threats such as habitat loss, invasive species, disease and global warming mean many of our unique species are endangered. Even our common native birds are rare by world standards.
Wildbase Hospital is New Zealand’s only dedicated wildlife hospital for the medical and surgical treatment of native wildlife. 50% of animals treated at the hospital are threatened or endangered species.

Despite its importance to a number of recovery programmes, Wildbase Hospital does not have the full rehabilitation facilities needed for animals’ release back into the wild. As a result, wildlife are held in hospital for longer than ideal.

Wildbase Recovery will provide purpose-built aviaries, designed to help individual native fauna recover from illness and injury, through world-leading care by Massey University veterinary staff.

Public will be able to view patient journeys back to wellness, connecting generations of New Zealanders directly with the conservation of some of our most endangered species.


Wildbase Recovery Centre Philosophy

We believe Wildbase Recovery will directly contribute to the conservation of some of New Zealand’s most endangered species. The world-leading recovery facility will provide gold standard rehabilitation of injured and ill native wildlife – ensuring their best chance of survival once released back to the wild. In turn, this will mean many of these animals will go on to breed and contribute to the success of their population and species.

Wildbase Recovery will be built under the following principles:

Provide specifically designed facilities for the recuperation of ill and injured wildlife, with the animal’s health and wellbeing at the forefront of operational decisions.

Develop a national level educational experience that provides learning experiences around the wildlife in Wildbase Recovery’s care, as well as the wider messages associated with their species and what we as New Zealanders can do to contribute to their conservation.

Provide for the development of veterinary staff working with New Zealand wildlife, and set best practice benchmarks for recovery centres worldwide.



Wildbase Recovery Community Trust is a Charitable Trust tasked with raising funds which will be granted to Palmerston North City Council for the sole purpose of building, operating and maintaining this community funded wildlife recovery centre.

In a unique collaboration, Wildbase Recovery will be built and owned by Palmerston North City Council and co-managed by Massey University’s Veterinary School.

With your support, we can give our native species the best chance of survival.

To Donate and find out more about to this exciting project click this link


Just Zilch – Palmerston North’s Free Store

Here’s a small insight into the great work local organisation Just Zilch do for the Palmerston North community, and how you can help them in their mission to reduce waste whilst making sure that no member of our community goes hungry.
Company Overview

Palmerston North’s Free store! We are a faith based organisation that redistributes surplus food from retail and wholesale outlets, individuals, and our own garden to those in need.

We are at 14 Fitzherbert Ave and there will be someone at the store from 1pm if you want to drop goods off. Alternatively you can take goods to the Fitzherbert St Cutting Bar just a few doors down from Just Zilch, or to either The Discount Tyre Shop (Palmerston North) at 773 Tremaine ave or the corner of Botanical and Pioneer Hwy


Just Zilch is a free store that receives surplus goods from various suppliers and our own garden, and makes them available to those who determine themselves to be in need. Just Zilch works alongside other organisations in Palmerston North to ensure that surplus food is being accessed and redistributed appropriately. Just Zilch fills a gap in the community where surplus goods are not already being used productively.

Our garden is run and maintained by volunteers, which helps to provide produce for the shop, and when there is surplus, to other community based organisations.

General Information

If you would like to volunteer for Just Zilch or you know of food that is surplus or going to waste please contact us on the email below.
If you wish to donate to Just Zilch our bank account number is:
01 0745 0314717 29

We are at 14 Fitzherbert ave and there will be someone at the store from 1pm if you want to drop goods off. Alternatively you can take goods to the Fitzherbert Ave Cutting Bar just a few doors down from Just Zilch, or to either The Discount Tyre Shop (Palmerston North) at 773 Tremaine ave or the corner of Botanical and Pioneer Hwy

Student Job Search


SJS is a kick-ass employment service just for tertiary students! We’ve been finding New Zealand students jobs since way back in 1982!

Our mission is to help NZ grow by:

•Enabling current and intending tertiary students to earn sufficient income throughout the academic year and or during holiday breaks to be the best they can be at their chosen course of study;

•Improving domestic employment prospects for graduates;

•Supporting communities, businesses and New Zealand remain vibrant and grow.

Company Overview

• Student Job Search (SJS) helps tertiary students in New Zealand find work.
• If you are a tertiary student, SJS can help you to gain skills, work experience, career opportunities and financial freedom.
• Register now at


Our vision is to improve the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting tertiary students to develop the skills and will to drive New Zealand’s economic, political, and social prosperity.

Student Job Search will help you to gain skills, work experience, career opportunities and financial freedom by giving you student friendly advice, linking you to job opportunities that fit around your study and giving you a competitive advantage over other job seekers.

Radio Control 99.4FM, get involved!

Get involved with your local alternative student radio station!

Just call up to the Radio Control offices on Massey campus, or email Dave on Its a great chance to play some cool tunes and get experience in a real life radio station.

Or if you just want to keep up with the freshest in music and whats going on locally, tune in to 99.4FM or online at

Any and all the info you need can be found at

Radio Control