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The Library Quiz, episode 6: more Classic Nursery Rhymes Message your answers via Facebook by midnight on Wednesday 28 February to be in to win a pack of children’s books. Answers (and explanations) will be posted on Thursday 1 March together with episode 7. 1. A wind-powered bassinet Followed by A fractured limb 2. Festive fare Followed by Fruit extraction 3. Excess of progeny Followed by Corporal punishment 4. A literal myriad Followed by Indeterminate position 5. Trespassing...
 

Viewing of the Moon and with a ISS pass., and...

Viewing of the Moon and with a ISS pass., and maybe the Humanity Satellite can be found. Viewing of the Moon and with a ISS pass., and maybe the Humanity Satellite can be found.
 
Book Sale is coming soon, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of March. Get in quick to nab a bargain. Book Sale is coming soon, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of March. Get in quick to nab a bargain.
 
We had the pleasure of presenting Mrs Topia from Upokongaro School with her prize for winning our Nursery Rhyme/Fairy Tale competition. It was lovely to see that the class knew their nursery rhymes. Well done Mrs Topia. We had the pleasure of presenting Mrs Topia from Upokongaro School with her prize for winning our Nursery Rhyme/Fairy Tale competition. It was lovely to see that the class knew their nursery rhymes. Well done Mrs Topia.
 

Whanganui District Council...

Clear skies over Whanganui today mean work on resurfacing Dublin Street Bridge will go ahead as planned for tomorrow, Saturday 24 February. The bridge will be closed from 6.00am to 5.00pm. Thanks for your patience. Clear skies over Whanganui today mean work on resurfacing Dublin Street Bridge will go ahead as planned for tomorrow, Saturday 24 February. The bridge will be closed from 6.00am to 5.00pm. Thanks for your patience.
 
Whether by horseback or donkey cart or bow of boat, Librarians have been finding ways to get the books to the borrowers. Whether by horseback or donkey cart or bow of boat, Librarians have been finding ways to get the books to the borrowers.
 
The Library Quiz, episode 6: more Classic Nursery Rhymes Message your answers via Facebook by midnight on Wednesday 28 February to be in to win a pack of children’s books. Answers (and explanations) will be posted on Thursday 1 March together with episode 7. 1. A wind-powered bassinet Followed by A fractured limb 2. Festive fare Followed by Fruit extraction 3. Excess of progeny Followed by Corporal punishment 4. A literal myriad Followed by Indeterminate position 5. Trespassing...
 
The Library Quiz, episode 5: answers Thanks for all your responses, and congratulations to this week’s winner Liana Topia. Answers (and explanations) are below. Episode 6 - more classic nursery rhymes – is coming shortly! 1. Medical journey Followed by Semi-submergence. Doctor Foster (a) …went to Gloucester (b) He fell in a puddle right up to his middle 2. Bleating interrogation Followed by Fleecy apportionment Baa, baa, black sheep (a) Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? (b) One...
 
It’s time to get the gang back together! Our group donation programme is called Team Red, and we’d love to see your team! Get your fellow blood donor mates together and book your next donation today. It’s time to get the gang back together! Our group donation programme is called Team Red, and we’d love to see your team! Get your fellow blood donor mates together and book your next donation today.
 

Whanganui District Council...

Shakespeare in the park...on Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February, Bason Botanic Gardens will close early at 4:30 pm for performances of The Tempest. The gardens will be closed all day on Saturday 24 February for the matinee and evening performances and will re-open on Sunday at 8.00am. If you want to join Shakespeare at the gardens, check here: http://bit.ly/2o9k7im
 

Librarians, list your Shush 📚...

Librarians, list your Shush 📚 Librarians, list your Shush 📚
 

Whanganui District Council...

Cooks Gardens has reopened this morning. A piece of flashing on the Whiskas Grandstand roof was starting to lift in the heavy winds last night. An assessment was arranged first thing this morning and we’ve organised a contractor to secure it. We're good to go!
 

It's today! We're excited! See you soon!...

It's today! We're excited! See you soon! It's today! We're excited! See you soon!
 

Whanganui District Council...

We're heading home now as wind speeds are definitely starting to drop in Whanganui. We have staff remaining here at the Council through the night though so if you have any concerns you can call us on 06 349 0001. If you want to report a power issue, you will need to contact your electricity provider. Hoping we might be through the worst now - stay safe everyone.
 
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that Cooks Gardens is closed until further notice as the high winds are causing a bit of havoc. An assessment will be carried out in Wednesday morning once the wind drops. Thanks for your understanding. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that Cooks Gardens is closed until further notice as the high winds are causing a bit of havoc. An assessment will be carried out in Wednesday morning once the wind drops. Thanks for your understanding.
 

Whanganui District Council...

Cooks Gardens is closed and gates will be locked until further notice, due to concerns about the roof of the Whiskas Grandstand in these high wind gusts. An assessment will be carried out tomorrow morning, once the wind has dropped. Cooks Gardens is closed and gates will be locked until further notice, due to concerns about the roof of the Whiskas Grandstand in these high wind gusts. An assessment will be carried out tomorrow morning, once the wind has dropped.
 

Whanganui District Council...

There's another tree down just above 32 Wairere Road. Road is still passable but take care as you go. There's another tree down just above 32 Wairere Road. Road is still passable but take care as you go.
 

Whanganui District Council...

A tree has fallen on Rangitatau East Road, about two km from State Highway 3. A roading crew is attending but in the meantime there is no access between SH3 and Brunswick Road. A tree has fallen on Rangitatau East Road, about two km from State Highway 3. A roading crew is attending but in the meantime there is no access between SH3 and Brunswick Road.
 

Whanganui District Council...

Winds are starting to come up and we're monitoring the situation carefully. Here's our latest advisory information on the weather situation: As Cyclone Gita arrives in New Zealand, high winds are starting to be experienced in the Whanganui District. Winds have been logged at nearly 70 km/hr at Whanganui Airport and we may have winds gusting up to 120 km/hr into the evening and early hours of Wednesday 21 February. Strong wind gusts may damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures...
 
Frocks on Bikes is back this Sunday! Registration is from 1:30pm at the Ladies' Rest in St Hill Street. This Family friendly, fun event is a great way to get active, an opportunity to dress up and enjoy a sweet ride around our awesome town and there's some clues to solve along the way! #whanganuievents #funthingstodo #familyfun #biking #outdoors #dressup #keepactive