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SEEKING LOCAL MUSICIANS! Thursday Night Street...

SEEKING LOCAL MUSICIANS! Thursday Night Street Feast is coming back and we need local talent Thursday 9th March 2017. If you are a musician and want to showcase your talent to the crowd that is attracted to the Thursday Night Street Feast, ring Geoff at Mainstreet on 06 3480157 or pop into the Mainstreet Office – 36 Ridgway Street to book your spot. There is great prizes up for grabs to...
 

Have you ever been to the Waitahinga Dam?? A few...

Have you ever been to the Waitahinga Dam?? A few bootcampers are heading out there this weekend to check it out, it's almost our second birthday and each year we do a little walk with whoever wants to come along! Fingers crossed the weather is good!
 

Come and see the amazing 'Nita Gini Collection' by...

Come and see the amazing 'Nita Gini Collection' by Lauren Joan Lysaght. Opens at Rayner Brothers Gallery tomorrow, Friday Feb 24th, at 5.30pm. 'Coffee Mug Tree Homage' (detail) by Lauren Joan Lysaght Come and see the amazing 'Nita Gini Collection' by Lauren Joan Lysaght. Opens at Rayner Brothers Gallery tomorrow, Friday Feb 24th, at 5.30pm. 'Coffee Mug Tree Homage' (detail) by Lauren Joan Lysaght
 

So looking forward to our first opening for 2017 -...

So looking forward to our first opening for 2017 - 'The Nita Gini Collection' by Lauren Joan Lysaght opens tomorrow at 5.30pm. So looking forward to our first opening for 2017 - 'The Nita Gini Collection' by Lauren Joan Lysaght opens tomorrow at 5.30pm.
 

Whanganui District Council...

Express your park-love this March with Pics in the Park photo competition! Throughout Parks Week 2017 send us photos of you, your friends and family hanging out in one of your world class parks and include the words 'love this park' in there somewhere. You could win a family picnic hamper! Check out our event for more details: http://bit.ly/2lMtQLh
 

On a temporarily constructed downtown runway, New...

On a temporarily constructed downtown runway, New Zealand's pole-vaulting sweetheart Eliza McCartney prepared to launch herself skyward ... or as close to the sky as the shopping mall's - New Zealand Herald On a temporarily constructed downtown runway, New Zealand's pole-vaulting sweetheart Eliza McCartney prepared to launch herself skyward ... or as close to the sky as the shopping mall's - New Zealand Herald
 

Sport Whanganui has had a very generous lady paint...

Sport Whanganui has had a very generous lady paint these rocks for us. They will be hidden in various places sometime this afternoon so please keep an eye out for them. If you find one, bring it into our office and you will either receive a prize! Sport Whanganui rocks prize: Free session of 'Bubble ball' for you and your friends/family. David Jones Suzuki Triathlon Champs rocks: Lotto Sport Maker cap.
 

race 2 at sprint cross 2016, riding kx 85 rider:...

race 2 at sprint cross 2016, riding kx 85 rider: james rountree race 2 at sprint cross 2016, riding kx 85 rider: james rountree
 

Whanganui District Council...

Come to Victoria Park and help brighten the place up by taking part in our chalk art competition. Join in and create an artwork about your favourite Whanganui park - we’ll supply the chalk. - Each family will be allocated a space of approximately 1.8m x 1.8m - Spot prizes will be given out - Go to our Facebook page to register your interest, as there are limited drawing spaces available
 
Getting giddy about the fab #whanganui festival welcome! #LaFiesta17 In the paper!! 😆📖💥See you today! Tks… https://t.co/XyA09c4Myx
 

Our morning crew smashing their fitness testing...

Our morning crew smashing their fitness testing retest yesterday! 💪👌👍 Next intake starts this Monday 27th Feb 😀 Our morning crew smashing their fitness testing retest yesterday! 💪👌👍 Next intake starts this Monday 27th Feb 😀
 

NASA just made its big announcement and this is...

NASA just made its big announcement and this is the crux of it: The dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which is located about 39 light-years from Earth, is orbited by 7 (yes SEVEN!) Earth-sized planets, three of which could harbor oceans of water, making them possible homes for life. Exciting news, right? Read our full report: https://goo.gl/5BiRCM
 

Have you joined our FREE health and fitness...

Have you joined our FREE health and fitness support group yet? We attempt to debunk some of the popular health and fitness myths and answer any questions you may have. Ask to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wanganuihealthnutritionsupport/
 

It's been a buzy day in Wellington for Event...

It's been a buzy day in Wellington for Event Coordinator Sarah Williams & CEO Whanganui Events Trust Kathy Cunningham as we sing the praises of Whanganui and ofcourse Artists Open Studios! Personally delivering catalogues to the CEO of Te Papa, the Dom Post, Parliament & Creative New Zealand. So great to discuss ideas for future collaboration for Whanganui and future Events.
 

Kaierau Netball Registration and Trials for the...

Kaierau Netball Registration and Trials for the 2017 season... See the poster for trial dates :) Trials are for all teams this season - new and existing members, competitive (incl Premier 1) and social. If you cannot make the trial dates for whatever reason, please can you let us know - either through email (kaieraunetball@hotmail.com) or private message us through the Kaierau Netball facebook page. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
 

Whanganui District Council...

We’ve compiled the most common questions and answers about environmental issues, funding, partnerships and recreational and commercial activities and more. We’ve compiled the most common questions and answers about environmental issues, funding, partnerships and recreational and commercial activities and more.
 

Only a few more days to get your entry in! Entries...

Only a few more days to get your entry in! Entries close Monday 27th. Only a few more days to get your entry in! Entries close Monday 27th.
 

Next Monday 27 Feb: Before the 2017 Season begins...

Next Monday 27 Feb: Before the 2017 Season begins we have a public screening of OUR LITTLE SISTER - the latest film from the director of I WISH and LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON - crowd favourites from our 2015 line-up. OUR LITTLE SISTER was a hit with audiences and critics alike at the 2015 New Zealand International Film Festival and was released around the country last year. This is its first (and probably only) showing in Whanganui. All are welcome! We are raising funds to cover rising...
 

The Field Museum released a video on February...

The Field Museum released a video on February 17th, Day of Facts, to remind the public that facts matter. How will your institution educate the public on: Taxonomist Appreciation Day (March 19th) Earth Day (April 22nd) other? Help me here with dates as opportunities to show how relevant natural history collections are.
 
The Blood Service are in the Centre today with their new hours of 1pm to 5.30pm. For more information about whether you are eligible to give blook check out their website http://www.nzblood.co.nz/ The Blood Service are in the Centre today with their new hours of 1pm to 5.30pm. For more information about whether you are eligible to give blook check out their website http://www.nzblood.co.nz/