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Whanganui River Traders Market

After a very busy Christmas market last Saturday our stall-holders have been busy making, picking, processing and packing lots of new stock for this Saturday 27th December, our last market for 2014.
Look forward to seeing our visitors down on the riverfront enjoying the friendly atmosphere.

Gallery On Guyton

Thank you so very much for your followings and support throughout this very full-on year. It's been great having you participate in our ventures.
We are closed until mid January when our first exhibition opens.
If you are interested in being a part of the exhibitions next year get in contact - 027 310 2055

Be safe on the roads :-D


River City Press

Whanganui Summer Programme 2015 running January 3 to 31

Over 30 different activities are available for Wanganui residents and visitors to experience during January. They range from local walks such as the ‘Durie Hill Ramble,’ ‘Historic Putiki,’ ‘Green Belt Walk,’ over St Johns Hill to full day bus based trips and evening talks.
The talks are always popular and cost only $4. Travel based presentations include one by Ridgway Lythgoe on an overland trip Georgia to Kyrgystan following part...

River City Press

Kitten Rescue needs help

Kitten Rescue is as busy as ever rescuing kittens but is in need of donations of kitten/cat food, kitty litter, pet milk or even financial donations to help reduce her vet account.
Robyn Dandy who runs Kitten Rescue, encourages people not to dump kittens, but contact her instead so she can give them a chance at life. She gives a voucher for discount desexing with each kitten or cat that is adopted. All the kittens that Robyn has rescued have survived and gone...

River City Press

18th December 2014 | River City Press
Having trouble viewing our online edition? View the PDF here

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

Season’s greetings! The sun is out, the Sarjeant staff have eaten far too much chocolate and 2014 has been a banner year for us here in Whanganui. We wish you all the happiest of holidays and a reminder that the Sarjeant is open every day, except for Christmas day, over the holiday period.

Frank Denton, 'Dear Father Christmas', circa 1907


Gallery On Guyton

Some of the unique gifts you can find at Gifted2 open 11am to 4pm 24 December.


Artists Open Studios Whanganui Have you seen this fantastic video made last year at the end of the 2014 event, it features some of the artists involved in our 2015 trail, Enjoy!

Whanganui Artists Open Studios 2014

Gallery On Guyton

The very last day for the year oh wow!

Rere Sutherland opens the gallery at 11am tomorrow. Here are some of her amazing Kaitiaki prints on harakeke paper - Exquisite!
AND there are still a couple of her incredible handmade harakeke necklaces available - Rere made them from scratch using petals, leaves and such for decoration Awesome as huh?...


Wanganui District Library

Adults Only..... Summer Reading Project - SRP!
Why should the kids have all the fun in
the library this summer?
The SRP is aimed at adults with an emphasis on relaxed participation and igniting the love of reading over the summer months.
It’s easy, simply register at any of our libraries, read any adult book, be it fiction or non-fiction and complete our simple book review form, return the review form to be placed into a weekly draw for some fantastic prizes!
Promotion ends 5th...

P.P.R.E Pulse Performance Race Engineering (OFFICIAL)

Check out my buddies page Mazda Rotary Appreciation Society

River City Press

Ian and Merlyn Mealings celebrate 50 years of marriage

On Friday, December 19, Ian and Merlyn will have been married 50 years but they celebrated with friends and family back on Labour Weekend. As Merilyn says “who wants to have a party so close to Christmas?”
They met at the Kaiapoi Methodist Church and married when Merlyn was 18 and a trainee teacher and Ian was 20 and a ‘spinner’ in the Kaiapoi Woollen Mills.
Travelling overseas has been one of their highlights with seven visits to...

River City Press

December 27 - See you there!


River City Press

Wilson Street upgrade – have your say
The Wanganui District Council will be giving Wilson Street a major upgrade and we invite the community to give us their input.
Some of the infrastructure on the street, including drainage, intersections, kerbs and footpaths, is more than 100 years old and in need of renewal.
The project also provides an opportunity to update underground infrastructure such as stormwater, gas and power as well as consider how street trees, some of which are more...

Wanganui Chronicle


Wanganui District Council

Season's greetings. Our main offices will be closed from Christmas Eve until January 5 but our wonderful parks and reserves, swimming pools, libraries, Sarjeant on the Quay and other facilities will be open most of the holiday season. Check out our website for opening hours:


Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, read about Cilla Te Ua Wiri's homemade coffin:

Cilla's DIY coffin affordable option - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
Cilla Te Ua Wiri knows who she is and what she likes and she wasn't prepared to spend a lot of money on a coffin that didn't suit her. - Wanganui Chronicle

Space Studio & Gallery

Well you'll now find the gallery doors shut and the lights off as we finish up for 2014, it's time to don a pretty dress and enjoy the festivities! Thank you for your support and I very much look forward to giving you a great 2015 enriched with many great upcoming shows! Merry Christmas everyone!


Gallery On Guyton

"Gallery on Guyton" will be open 11am to 4pm on the 24th, Christmas Eve day, for everyone who would like to get some amazing unique last minute pressies. Even though Gallery wasn't open today there were peps begging to be let in to hand over money and buy treasures... Great Yayyy

Wanganui District Council

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for someone, but not quite sure what to get? Why not give them a backpack with some basic items for their emergency getaway kit?
More information (and potential gift ideas!) at…/emergency-survival-items

Imlay Butcher Shop

Wow, just three sleeps to go until Santa comes down the chimney and delivers all sorts of goodies. We hope you all have a wonderful, happy, fun and safe Christmas. If you are driving somewhere to celebrate festivities please be careful on the roads.

Now for a bit of a sing song, in the style of Meghan Traynor "It's all about the ham, 'bout the ham no salad". :)

KIWI Christmas Champagne Ham 8-11kg $16.45 per kg
- Certified 100% NZ Pork

Imlay Butcher Shop

Our hours for the next two weeks are:

Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday and Friday Closed
Saturday 7am -2pm
Sunday Closed

And from all the staff at Imlay Butcher Shop

Merry Christmas and Warm Wishes
for a wonderful Holiday Season
and a very Happy New Year

Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace,
the miracle of Christmas which is...