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All these amazing people competed at our Wanganui...

All these amazing people competed at our Wanganui Barbell Push Pull "world champs" competition this morning. A full recap to come (and you can rewatch the fun on the live feeds we posted earlier today) but safe to say that MANY personal bests were broken, lots of weight was moved and heaps of fun was had by all. We want to thank each and every one of you for coming among and having a go...
 

Whanganui District Council...

Billy Webb Challenge is set to rock the river once again tomorrow from 10am! Remember to bring your sunscreen, camera's and whatever else you need to get comfy for this 2.5 hours of racing and entertainment. If you can't make it to catch the live action look out for upcoming post to the livestream link - and if you don't want to miss it look out for another post to make sure you're in draw to win the return trip for 2 on 'Air Chathams'!
 

Oh! how we like to walk our gardens in the early...

Oh! how we like to walk our gardens in the early mornings; what we see is God's creations at it's best.. 73r Oh! how we like to walk our gardens in the early mornings; what we see is God's creations at it's best.. 73r
 

Visiting artist Martin Law will paint your house....

Visiting artist Martin Law will paint your house. Visiting artist Martin Law will paint your house.
 

Wendy Fairclough’s stunningly beautiful new...

Wendy Fairclough’s stunningly beautiful new exhibition is open from today! See her breathtaking blown and cast glass works at Sarjeant on the Quay from 25 November, 2017 – 11 February, 2018 Wendy Fairclough: Common Ground Selected works 2007-2014 and Tylee Cottage residency works 2016-2017 Australian-based, Whanganui born glass artist Wendy Fairclough was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage in 2016. Her post-residency exhibition Common Ground features new cast glass and bronze...
 

Christmas Song...

Christmas Song Christmas Song
 

This photo was taken in the Wanganui basin out...

This photo was taken in the Wanganui basin out Castlecliff in 1925 and shows workers building the shellrock wall out to the SS Te Anua( Ex Union Steamship Company passenger steam ship)that had been sunk for channel work in the basin the year before in 1924(still there to this day)The Te Anua was a luxury passenger liner in her day The photo also shows the large water pipe that was to be used to drain the Balgownie swamp but latter on this idea must have been rejected as Balgownie was...
 

The Wai iti II sunk with her back broken in the...

The Wai iti II sunk with her back broken in the Wanganui river after hitting a submerged rock after her steering chain broke, as bad as this photo looks it was salvaged and back on the water within several months, This photo was taken 19th May 1924
 

William Harding photo taken around 1885? in...

William Harding photo taken around 1885? in Wanganui looking towards the town bridge William Harding photo taken around 1885? in Wanganui looking towards the town bridge
 

Early shipping scene out Castlecliff port in...

Early shipping scene out Castlecliff port in Wanganui appears to be still building the moles Early shipping scene out Castlecliff port in Wanganui appears to be still building the moles
 

Wendy Sellars, Donald Hatfull, Dan Steele and...

Wendy Sellars, Donald Hatfull, Dan Steele and Mavis Mullins are among the region's heroes Wendy Sellars, Donald Hatfull, Dan Steele and Mavis Mullins are among the region's heroes
 

Whanganui celebrates 18 years of restorative...

Whanganui celebrates 18 years of restorative practice. Whanganui celebrates 18 years of restorative practice.
 
The Making Of Cosmetics In Ancient China Credit: Video by Li Ziqi - 李子柒 Subtitles by Asiabin The Making Of Cosmetics In Ancient China Credit: Video by Li Ziqi - 李子柒 Subtitles by Asiabin
 

Four current world championship medalists lining...

Four current world championship medalists lining up to face the legend on Whanganui River Four current world championship medalists lining up to face the legend on Whanganui River
 

Friday The 24 th, November. Another nil viewing...

Friday The 24 th, November. Another nil viewing night. 🤔 Friday The 24 th, November. Another nil viewing night. 🤔
 

Find out all about Kia's new electric SUV in...

Find out all about Kia's new electric SUV in Driven in Saturday's Chronicle. Find out all about Kia's new electric SUV in Driven in Saturday's Chronicle.
 

Well-respected Whanganui muso drowned tragically....

Well-respected Whanganui muso drowned tragically. Well-respected Whanganui muso drowned tragically.
 

Summer is nearly here and you can dip your toes in...

Summer is nearly here and you can dip your toes in at one of our great local pools. Parts of the Splash Centre will be closed due to refurbishments over the Christmas period, but Whanganui East Pool is scheduled to open on Friday, 22 December to cool you down in the warm Whanganui sun! http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8871
 

***HUMANS of WRM*** Meet Sarah Hatton! This week...

***HUMANS of WRM*** Meet Sarah Hatton! This week on Humans of WRM we introduce Sarah Hatton who has been on the Whanganui Regional Museum team for about one and a half years. Her role here is as a full time Collection Assistant, so she spends her days venturing down into the basement to catalogue objects, update records, re-pack and re-house collection artifacts. Originally from Gisborne she ended up in Wellington to study architecture at Victoria University and then did a Post-grad...
 

A great first heat of the Fastest Kid on the Block...

A great first heat of the Fastest Kid on the Block yesterday. Today is Aramohos turn. See you all at Peat Park at 4pm. A great first heat of the Fastest Kid on the Block yesterday. Today is Aramohos turn. See you all at Peat Park at 4pm.