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Congratulations to our new Whanganui Electorate...

Congratulations to our new Whanganui Electorate MP, National's Harate Hipango, who has just delivered her victory speech. Meanwhile Labour's Steph Lewis has conceded. Ms Hipango has an unassailable lead with 97.3 per cent of the vote counted. She leads with 15,000 votes to 12,915 for Ms Lewis. Update: 100% vote counted. Harete Hipango 15,376, Steph Lewis 13,535. Party vote: National...
 

With 84 per cent of the Whanganui Electorate vote...

With 84 per cent of the Whanganui Electorate vote counted, National's Harete Hipango leads the candidate vote with 12,857 votes to Labour Steph Lewis' 11,423. National also leads the Party Vote in Whanganui with 12,919 to Labour's 10,219. Nobody is calling it yet, but a National victory in Whanganui looks likely on both fronts, with Labour closing the gap on last election's results.
 

Too close to call with 20 per cent of the vote...

Too close to call with 20 per cent of the vote counted. Too close to call with 20 per cent of the vote counted.
 

Adrian Rurawhe isn't used to carrying nerves but...

Adrian Rurawhe isn't used to carrying nerves but he will be for the next few hours. Adrian Rurawhe isn't used to carrying nerves but he will be for the next few hours.
 

What an awesome day at the Wanganui Road Rodders...

What an awesome day at the Wanganui Road Rodders clubrooms. We had Cal Thorley here filming our cars for a club feature on an upcoming TV show. I didn't realise how many supercharged cars we have, every second car seems to have a blower on it.
 

Browse local and regional news from the Wanganui...

Browse local and regional news from the Wanganui region - wanganuichronicle.co.nz Browse local and regional news from the Wanganui region - wanganuichronicle.co.nz
 

TANGERINES (Mandariinid) Screens Monday 25th...

TANGERINES (Mandariinid) Screens Monday 25th September, 7pm at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum Zaza Urushadze • Estonia/Georgia • 2013 87mins • M violence & offensive language In Russian and Estonian, with English subtitles This poignant and slyly witty drama set in the war-torn, former Soviet Republic of Georgia was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015. “Magnificent… Remarkable piece of anti-war cinema.” – Wall Street Journal Memberships & more info at
 

A group exhibition curated by Rachael Garland...

A group exhibition curated by Rachael Garland A group exhibition curated by Rachael Garland
 

We're open today until 1pm so do drop by if you're...

We're open today until 1pm so do drop by if you're around Glasgow Street. Lots to see in our fabulous exhibition 'Blue' including this amazing work by Katherine Claypole. 'Destination Moon' by Katherine Claypole We're open today until 1pm so do drop by if you're around Glasgow Street. Lots to see in our fabulous exhibition 'Blue' including this amazing work by Katherine Claypole. 'Destination Moon' by Katherine Claypole
 

Whanganui Riverboat crews “WANTED”...

Whanganui Riverboat crews “WANTED” Whanganui Riverboat crews “WANTED”
 

Daylight saving starts this weekend - and it's a...

Daylight saving starts this weekend - and it's a reminder to test your smoke alarms. Daylight saving starts this weekend - and it's a reminder to test your smoke alarms.
 

Reported robbery in Whanganui tonight. This from...

Reported robbery in Whanganui tonight. This from police: "Police were called about 8:05pm to reports of a robbery at a store on Dublin Road (Street). Two males reportedly entered the premises armed with weapons (not firearms) and stole cigarettes. They've then left the store, Police are in the area speaking to a number of witnesses and making further inquiries." The Chronicle understands the store was the Z service station, but police have not confirmed this.
 

Favourite fishing spot strewn with litter....

Favourite fishing spot strewn with litter. Favourite fishing spot strewn with litter.
 

Captain to play his 100th match in crucial away...

Captain to play his 100th match in crucial away game with Mid Canterbury. Captain to play his 100th match in crucial away game with Mid Canterbury.
 

We are starting our journey home today and can't...

We are starting our journey home today and can't wait to see you all again! We thought this would be a bit of fun.... Yay someone who has motivated you to improve your life..... it could be health/fitness or another area of your life. We are starting our journey home today and can't wait to see you all again! We thought this would be a bit of fun.... Yay someone who has motivated you to improve your life..... it could be health/fitness or another area of your life.
 

West African drummer comes to Whanganui...

West African drummer comes to Whanganui West African drummer comes to Whanganui
 

ICYMI and best of the week: Sept 16 - 22...

ICYMI and best of the week: Sept 16 - 22 ICYMI and best of the week: Sept 16 - 22
 

When is the Observatory open? Other than special...

When is the Observatory open? Other than special events or private groups booking a viewing time. It is the intention to be open for public viewing on the following dates. ~~ That viewing sessions are arranged as to best fit the first quarter Moon., and on a Friday night. ( a week before a full moon.) ~~ Astronomy viewing is ALWAYS weather dependant. September: 29 th. October: 13 th. and 27 th. November: 10 th. and 24 th. December: 1 st. and 8 th and 22 nd. Membership of the Society...
 

Newburn reaches Bluff after length of New Zealand...

Newburn reaches Bluff after length of New Zealand run Newburn reaches Bluff after length of New Zealand run
 

Like nothing we've seen before....

Like nothing we've seen before. Like nothing we've seen before.