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Mercury passes directly between the sun and Earth about 13 times every century. The last time it happened was 10 years ago, in 2006. It will happen again on May 9, but then not again until November 2019. So catch it while you can, folks!
 

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Death was not quick or painless for 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri. - Rotorua Daily Post
 
Large swell at the North Mole, Castlecliff Beach, Whanganui
 
Vote for Paki Local volunteer Paki Ngaira has been recognised for his contribution to sports at Whanganui Boxon RLC as part of a national sports volunteering programme. Paki was awarded $2000 of sports gear and is now in the running to win a $10,000 team experience, but he needs your vote. The winner of the team experience will be determined by public vote. You can vote once a day for Paki at www.goodonyou.co.nz until voting closes on 15 May. The awards are part of a national...
 

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever...

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey's Lindy Hoppers from the 1941 film Helzapoppin.
 

Watch how Collective Whanganui is making a...

Watch how Collective Whanganui is making a difference to empty spaces in the CBD... Watch the full video here: http://bit.ly/1WGJsKZ
 

Wanganui KORONITI in...

Wanganui KORONITI incl. Waiherehere Meeting House - University of Otago
 

Whanganui District Council...

A severe rain warning has been issued from MetService for areas across the central North Island, including Whanganui. The rain may cause streams and rivers in our district to rise and slips could be likely so please be careful out there. If you notice lots of autumn leaves in gutters in your street or near your workplace please make sure you clear them so stormwater drains do not become blocked.
 

Don't forget to save the date for the Mitre 10...

Don't forget to save the date for the Mitre 10 MEGA Wanganui Tough Kid®, which is coming to Whanganui on Friday, 2 December this year! All the action will be taking place at Cooks Gardens. The fast-growing Tough Kid® series is proudly brought to you by Sport Whanganui.
 

Have you ever been the victim of credit card...

Have you ever been the victim of credit card fraud? One of our reporters is doing a story on the rise of credit card fraud, and would like to speak to people who have had this happened to them. You can call the reporter, John, on [06] 3490710 ext 50838, and talk anonymously to him.
 

Regarding eating fruit, we have been asked: I...

Regarding eating fruit, we have been asked: I wanted to ask I have not been eating fruits for ages as they contain sugar too but now that I have lost a bit can I start eating them again and how much? Ideally I would like to eat meat, vegetables and fruits if I do that will I still continue to lose weight? When fat loss is the goal we recommend a small consumption of fruit per day, and generally speaking this may mean 1-2 pieces per day such as a small apple and small orange/banana....
 
It was a morning of giving at The Gonville Cafe Library today. The Gonville Knitting Group had its first handover of knitted garments to our charities of choice for 2016 - The Women's Network & The Women's Refuge. 287 items were presented which included 2 magnificent peggy square blankets made by our super kids at Upokongaro School. A real sense of community, aroha and giving back filled the library and hearts of all those in attendance. Super proud!
 
If you're a sports coordinator and/or interested in assisting at the New Zealand Masters Games, which is coming up on 3-12 February 2017, then this sports forum meeting on Monday (9 May) may be for you!
 

Whanganui Police...

Police are now streamlining the process for the way infringement notices are issued for driving offences at the roadside. Instead of handing out paper infringement notices at the roadside, Police officers will now be able to issue infringements electronically through their mobile devices. These will be sent directly to the person’s postal address. Please view the video online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A71pyLM0Ot8&feature=youtu.be For more information on this go to:...
 
Chris and Mandy Cresswell's new car looks like any other small Japanese import at first glance. - Wanganui Chronicle
 
Be proud of every step you take towards your goal, no matter how big or small! Maybe today's step is signing up for our 12 week winter challenge? (Can be done at home or at Bootcamp!)
 

A great way to increase the chances of our...

A great way to increase the chances of our children going on to lead healthy, active lives is to promote and encourage active play for our infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. This - Wanganui Chronicle
 

May Donald can remember when it was her father's...

May Donald can remember when it was her father's job to stamp the cheeses leaving by boat from the port of Patea. - Wanganui Chronicle