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Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

Lights Out at The Sarjeant! Saturday 5th September, 8:00 - 9:30 pm, 38 Taupo Quay. Everybody Welcome! To celebrate the completion of refurbishments to the Gallery at Sarjeant on the Quay and before we install our exciting new exhibitions, the Gallery is hosting the popular No Lights No Lycra dance event. It’s been a long winter so this is a good chance to celebrate the arrival of...

Come down the the @LoveThisPaper Home Show and say

Come down the the @LoveThisPaper Home Show and say hi to @ultrafastnz @myrepublicnz @WandPartners and heaps of others!

We are at the @LoveThisPaper home show again

We are at the @LoveThisPaper home show again today. Pop in and say hi. Gold coin entry and heaps on! #Whanganui

Sport Whanganui

McDonald's Mud Muster 2015 - Have you entered yet? McDonald's Wanganui Shelter View Jet Sprint Park

Space Studio & Gallery

A captivated audience at tonight's opening! A big congratulations to Leigh for such a gorgeous show. Leigh will be performing her puppet performance again on Wednesday at 12.30pm, it is truly magical!

River City Press

‘Wat’s On Building Ltd’ wins Gold A house built in Millward Street, Wanganui East by Wat’s On Building Ltd has won Gold in the ‘New Home Up to $300,000’ category, in the Manawatu Wanganui regional finals of the Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year awards. Owner Mike Watson says “We don’t enter every year but we had something special in this property,” adding that “it was probably the exceptional fit-out of this home that swayed the judges.” The judges actually asked to...

River City Press

Sisters going to Kansas City to follow basketball dream Leila Blackburn at 17 years and sister Roimata at 18, are heading off to Wichita, Kansas City, USA to attend Life Preparatory Academy, where they will compete against some of the best basketball players in the state and hopefully be picked up by one of the scouts to go on to University on a full basketball scholarship. They have been given a partial basketball scholarship to attend the Academy but need to raise enough funds to...

The Cameron Blockhouse in Whanganui is a rare

The Cameron Blockhouse in Whanganui is a rare surviving example of a privately constructed redoubt from1868. The double-skinned tōtara walls were filled with clay to protect against bullets and the threat of fire, and the roof was corrugated iron. Designed to withstand a 24 hours siege, fortunately it was never used in anger. Go check it out next time you #visitwhanganui !

River City Press

Stephanie Santigo – from Malaysia - Volunteering in NZ Stephanie Santigo is an educational co-ordinator for an Animal, Projects and Environment group called APE Malaysia. She came to New Zealand last year on her honeymoon and decided that she would apply for one of the 1100 holiday work visas available for young Malaysians to come to New Zealand for up to six months. Stephanie says that all 1100 visas were taken in two hours. Her intention was not to work but to volunteer and so the...

Wanganui Chronicle

Steelform Wanganui have been pipped at the post, conceding a last second try in a 28-30 loss to Mid Canterbury at Cooks Gardens this afternoon.

Space Studio & Gallery

A reminder that we have the gorgeous Leigh Anderton-Hall opening tonight at 5.30pm. Leigh will also be doing a puppet performance during the opening, should be another great evening at Space.

Wanganui Chronicle

The second half is underway at Cooks Gardens. Steelform Wanganui trail Mid Canterbury 11-16.

Whanganui Police

Protection orders should have an expiry date, MPs have recommended.

Space Studio & Gallery

We are also stoked to be featuring paintings and ceramics tonight in our gallery shop by local Artist Mike Marsh. Lots of lovely spring colours, Mike is joined by other ceramic artists, Mark Rayner, Paul Rayner, Craig Williams, Shane Gallagher, and a selection of Leigh Anderton-Hall's wonderful cups! There is plenty to see at Space!

Whanganui Police

Wanganui has had its share of bad press in recent years but a survey of how others see us shows that many of those negative perceptions are being cast off. - Wanganui Chronicle

Space Studio & Gallery

Absolutely stunning work once again by Leigh Anderton-Hall. And tonight we get to see her new puppet theatre in action as she'll be performing at the opening. Join us tonight from 5.30pm!

We are at the @LoveThisPaper Home Show today! Come

We are at the @LoveThisPaper Home Show today! Come down and say hi! @ultrafastnz are here too. #smartwhanganui

Sport Whanganui

Don't forget to get your teams organised for the 2015 Mitre 10 MEGA Wanganui Corporate Challenge! Limited team spaces available so get your entries in quick! For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // or phone 06 349 2318.

Whanganui River Traders Market

Another busy Saturday morning, last Saturday of Winter! And after the Market there is still time to head to your favourite cafe for a leisurely lunch, check out the central city shops and then to the Home Show. Phew, busy day in Whanganui!

Whanganui Police

TAG in town tonight following boy racers. Don't drink and drive.

Rayner Brothers Gallery

"Mostly Clay" is proving to be a very popular exhibition. We're back open tomorrow from 10am to 1pm with lots of fabulous ceramics to see... 'Teapots' by Rick Rudd

River City Press

Bouquet of the Week Wanganui people will remember when Kyle McGillivray recently went missing over the weekend. Kyle’s mother Jaime, contacted the RCP to nominate the two ladies who found him and stayed with him till help arrived. The two are Shonae Jones and Kimberly Kelly. Jaimie says “I understand they had been helping with the search during the night and returned first thing Sunday morning. They had taken time out of their own lives to help out complete strangers. We will never be...

River City Press

Come and support our team this Saturday!

Going way, way, back here, folks - This beautiful

Going way, way, back here, folks - This beautiful watercolour from c1850 depicts the Old Putiki Church in Whanganui and features one Rev. Richard Taylor, an early missionary and very influential man in the region. It is said that in his heyday he baptised 'perhaps two thirds of Whanganui'! For the curious the full story can be read here: Image source:

Sport Whanganui

It's the last Friday of the month so you know what that means....end of month activity for the Sport Whanganui team! Our numbers were small so we jumped on the bikes and headed along the Mountains to Sea trail. An awesome afternoon

Maripi Tuatini Rangatahi Iwi Scholarship Programme

Maripi Tuatini Rangatahi Iwi Scholarship Programme The Dates for our Rangatahi Scholarship Programme has been confirmed. The first programme starts on: 28 September - 4 October 2015 Whangaehu Marae Please see panui attached to this post. An Application form, Programme and Pamphlet can be downloaded from our website: Applications close at 12.00pm Friday, 7 September 2015. "Naumai, Haere mai, Hoki mai"

Suicide prevention is everyone's business - that's

Suicide prevention is everyone's business - that's the message Karney Herewini wants to get across to the community and he hopes to see a reduction in suicide statistics. - Wanganui Chronicle

Hello, Whanganui! See you at @LoveThisPaper's Home

Hello, Whanganui! See you at @LoveThisPaper's Home & Lifestyle Show tomorrow!