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Anika Moa Songs for Bubbas Wednesday 12 July 2017 The Chop Chop Hiyaaa! tour is coming to the Concert Chamber on Wednesday the 12th of July for two shows at 10am and 1pm. - Where witches and taniwha try to eat little girls and little girls turn into little boys. Welcome to the terrific, wonderful and magical show of Anika Moa and the Chop Chop Hiyaaa! Tour, This is a show that will take...
 
Tuhono I Te Ao - Connecting the Worlds Expo Tuesday 29 August 2017 Main Hall Connecting the Worlds - Tuhono I Te Ao aims to provide an engaging platform that will excite and inspire Maori and Pasifika youth and communities into science, technology, engineering, architecture and design using matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge) and astronomy as a focal point. For further information call: 04 4463 5987 - email: teropuawhina@vuw.ac.nz or check out Te Ropu Awhina at Victoria on...
 

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Goodby bumpy shell rock - hello smooth concrete! The latest phase of the shared pathway from Balgownie Avenue to Gilberd Street is now complete and open to the public. The team at W&W Construction 2010 Ltd have done a brilliant job of this 2.5-metre-wide 2km stretch of pathway. And 2 weeks ahead of schedule! Amazing.
 

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Whanganui District Council is pleased to be one of six local government partners selected to be part of a Welcoming Communities New Zealand Pilot Programme (Welcoming Communities) led by Immigration New Zealand and the Office of Ethnic Communities.
 
Positive Ageing Forum Workshop Wednesday 21 June 2017, 1:00pm, Pioneer Room The Forum are reviewing the Positive Ageing Strategy and are calling for three top priorities from representatives to achieve positive ageing in Whanganui. We look forward to your valued input.
 
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” ~ Alan Bennett, The History Boys #LibraryQuotes
 
Library Services: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 While we are transition to our new library system the following services will be unavailable: - Checkout Receipts - Renewing your items - Placing Requests - Your Account features on the public catalogue - Payment of Overdue or Lost items We would also like to remind you that all library branches will be closed tomorrow as we complete the change-over. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. Nau Mai, Haere Mai.
 

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If you can plan for a music festival, you can plan for an emergency. Get all the supplies you need in one place at your place so you know, when disaster hits, everyone in your household will be OK. http://getthru.govt.nz/how-to-get-ready/emergency-survival-items/ If you are aged 18 to 30 and share this post, you will be in to win a Grab and Go emergency kit.
 
‘Set In Stone’ Whanganui Premiere, War Memorial Centre, Wednesday, June 21, 5.30pm ‘Set in Stone’ is the film made by Whanganui film makers Kevin Double and Melita Farley. It is based on Herewini Whakarua who left his Waitotara home for the battlefields of Europe over a century ago never to return. He became a hero, achieving the rank of sergeant major in the Maori Battalion before he was fatally wounded in Belgium. Set In Stone tells the story of the restoration of Herewini...
 
Puanga at the library. Thanks for coming Funhouse Learning Centre. Puanga at the library. Thanks for coming Funhouse Learning Centre.
 

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We have just developed our Active Transport Strategy and would love to hear your thoughts on it. This document contains an exciting project plan for the next 10 years that will build on out current cycleway and infrastructure. You can download a copy of the Strategy and give us your feedback on our website http://bit.ly/2rqlUSA
 

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~ NOTICE OF CLOSURE ~ Kia Ora Whanganui, All library branches will be closed on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 as we switch to a new library system. > Access to our online catalogue, digital newspapers & ePukapuka may be unavailable during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and look forward to seeing you when we resume our normal hours on Thursday, 22 June 2017. Nau Mai, Haere Mai.
 
MAY I PRESENT TO YOU.... THE CHOP CHOP HIYAAA! KIDS TOUR!!! I will be driving to a town near you, setting up my stage, putting on my ninja rat costume, bringing my witchy friend and singing for your tamariki in the July school holidays!! BIGGER VENUES, MORE LIGHTS, MORE DANCING, LESS CRYING, MORE SINGING, MORE LAUGHTER AND SO SO MUCH MORE.... Have a look at the dates and see if I'm coming to your town, whānau...(sorry South Island, next time!) Napier St Paul’s Hall Monday 10 July, 10am...
 

The weather once again did not grant us a view....

The weather once again did not grant us a view. Will try again on the 30 th June. The weather once again did not grant us a view. Will try again on the 30 th June.
 

Public Viewing of Jupiter and Saturn. Remembering...

Public Viewing of Jupiter and Saturn. Remembering that astronomical observation is weather dependant. Public Viewing of Jupiter and Saturn. Remembering that astronomical observation is weather dependant.
 

Can you please tell me when you are open next?...

Can you please tell me when you are open next? Can you please tell me when you are open next?
 

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Congratulations to the Sarjeant Gallery for attracting a $6 million conditional grant from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund - another huge step in the redevelopment project! Read more in our latest media release: http://bit.ly/2scrqq2
 

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A feasibility study presented to Whanganui District Council by Walbran Transport Analysis and Sofos on behalf of Midwest Ferries about a potential ferry service from Whanganui to Motueka in the South Island has been peer reviewed. A feasibility study presented to Whanganui District Council by Walbran Transport Analysis and Sofos on behalf of Midwest Ferries about a potential ferry service from Whanganui to Motueka in the South Island has been peer reviewed.
 
Whanganui Arts Forum Wednesday 12 July 2017 Pioneer Room - 5:30 till 7:30pm Meet the new Whanganui District Council Arts Facilitator and hear brief presentations on NZ Glassworks, Whanganui Creative Communities Scheme and Whanganui Visual Arts Symposium, Whanganui's newest event There will be lots of time for you to update the community on your work in our 'shout out' section, an update on the Arts Strategy and a shared supper to meet each other. Please bring a plate for a pot luck...
 

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The next Positive Ageing Forum will be held on Wednesday 21 June 2017, 1.00pm, at the War Memorial Centre. Chaired by Cr Helen Craig this workshop will identify key community outcomes from the previous workshop, which was held on March 29. Parking is available on the War Memorial Centre forecourt. Everybody is welcome.
 
Film Premiere - Set in Stone Wednesday 21 June 2017 FREE - Concert Chamber 5:30 start. This is your chance to see an award winning documentary made in Whanganui, about Whanganui, for Whanganui People. The Director will be at the screening for a Q and A session directly afterwards.