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Billy Webb Challenge is set to rock the river once again tomorrow from 10am! Remember to bring your sunscreen, camera's and whatever else you need to get comfy for this 2.5 hours of racing and entertainment. If you can't make it to catch the live action look out for upcoming post to the livestream link - and if you don't want to miss it look out for another post to make sure you're in...
 

Friday The 24 th, November. Another nil viewing...

Friday The 24 th, November. Another nil viewing night. 🤔 Friday The 24 th, November. Another nil viewing night. 🤔
 
A distinctly diverse range of reading rooms. but what do our readers want most, besides a good collection resources, from library A distinctly diverse range of reading rooms. but what do our readers want most, besides a good collection resources, from library
 

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Summer is nearly here and you can dip your toes in at one of our great local pools. Parts of the Splash Centre will be closed due to refurbishments over the Christmas period, but Whanganui East Pool is scheduled to open on Friday, 22 December to cool you down in the warm Whanganui sun! http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8871
 
In order to showcase our prize-winning Explore the Collection facility, we are pleased to bring you a series of posts which will feature pieces from the Sarjeant Gallery's nationally significant collection found using this amazing online explore facility. Today we searched for ‘facial hair’ - happy Movember!
 
The Davis Library is one the first in New Zealand to install auto-return bookcases. The Davis Library is one the first in New Zealand to install auto-return bookcases.
 
In the words of Dumbledore : "though we may come from different places, and speak in different tongues, Our hearts beat as one. The bonds of friendship we made... will be more important than ever." In the words of Dumbledore : "though we may come from different places, and speak in different tongues, Our hearts beat as one. The bonds of friendship we made... will be more important than ever."
 
Whanganui District Library has named the winners of its library card design competition. Whanganui District Library has named the winners of its library card design competition.
 
And now we deliver our books by bus. they carry more reading material and are easier to feed, though not quite as fun to pet. And now we deliver our books by bus. they carry more reading material and are easier to feed, though not quite as fun to pet.
 
NaNoWriMo week the third. by now many a writer will have fallen behind, some may have even given up. but the goal should never really be 50000 words in November but as many words as one can manage forever. the worst words one writes are better than the best they did not.
 
An article from today's Wanganui Chronicle with information about our recent library card competition. An article from today's Wanganui Chronicle with information about our recent library card competition.
 

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A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening on Sunday 26 November (between 6pm and 7pm). If your life, health or property is in serious danger, an Emergency Mobile Alert could be sent to your mobile phone. Check whether your phone can receive them and find out more at www.civildefence.govt.nz
 
Christmas is coming and it wouldn't be the same without Operatunity's Christmas show. They will be in the Centre this Thursday 23rd November, bringing with them a whole lot of christmas cheer! Tickets available at https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/Have-Yourself-a-Merry-Little-Christmas/WAN/#concert-tab
 
“A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.” ― Henry Ward Beecher “A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.” ― Henry Ward Beecher
 

Never start a sentence with and, and the sky has...

Never start a sentence with and, and the sky has not cleared... 17 / 11 / 17 'Oh well, next week then.... Never start a sentence with and, and the sky has not cleared... 17 / 11 / 17 'Oh well, next week then....
 

Never start a sentence with and, and the sky has...

Never start a sentence with and, and the sky has not cleared... 17 / 11 / 17 'Oh well, next week then.... Never start a sentence with and, and the sky has not cleared... 17 / 11 / 17 'Oh well, next week then....
 

Whanganui District Council...

In relation to the firearm incident in Whanganui this morning, we would like to reassure the public that there is currently no risk to safety. Please see earlier post for full details. In relation to the firearm incident in Whanganui this morning, we would like to reassure the public that there is currently no risk to safety. Please see earlier post for full details.
 
We are proud to be hosting the Whanganui Sports Awards tonight! We are proud to be hosting the Whanganui Sports Awards tonight!
 

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17 November 2017 After more than a century, the Royal Wanganui Opera House box office is on the move to provide better access for ticket-buyers. 17 November 2017 After more than a century, the Royal Wanganui Opera House box office is on the move to provide better access for ticket-buyers.
 

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Our pest control team started a possum control operation in the Fordell, Whanganui area this week. This is part of the 1.2 million hectares that will be possum controlled across the Region this year. The Fordell operation uses bait stations filled with brodifacoum and feratox pellets and any questions can come to coordinator Jason Hart on 0508 800 800.
 
'Tis the season to be reading fa la la la la la la la la Or what is the best book you have ever received?? 📚 'Tis the season to be reading fa la la la la la la la la Or what is the best book you have ever received?? 📚