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When is the Observatory open? Other than special...

When is the Observatory open? Other than special events or private groups booking a viewing time. It is the intention to be open for public viewing on the following dates. ~~ That viewing sessions are arranged as to best fit the first quarter Moon., and on a Friday night. ( a week before a full moon.) ~~ Astronomy viewing is ALWAYS weather dependant. September: 29 th. October: 13 th. and...
 
Not long now till this fantastic event. Don't leave it till the last minute to get your tickets!! Not long now till this fantastic event. Don't leave it till the last minute to get your tickets!!
 

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Check out our partnership with the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre and SeatSmart to recycle child car seats in Whanganui. http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8848 Check out our partnership with the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre and SeatSmart to recycle child car seats in Whanganui. http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8848
 

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The Whanganui District Council is in the process of reviewing our Significance and Engagement Policy and wants you to share your thoughts. The Whanganui District Council is in the process of reviewing our Significance and Engagement Policy and wants you to share your thoughts.
 

🌞🌞You really get the feeling that summer is...

🌞🌞You really get the feeling that summer is just waiting in the wings once daylight saving starts!! It snuck up on me this year - it's THIS WEEKEND!! 😲 So, don't forget to TURN YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD 1 HOUR at bedtime on SATURDAY, SEPT 23 (or 2am SUNDAY, SEPT 24) - or else you'll be an hour late for work on Monday - and that would be very uncool ;) #Wanganui #Whanganui #OurBeautifulPlace #DaylightSaving
 

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MEETING POSTPONED Tomorrow's scheduled meeting of the Statutory Management Committee for Traffic and Speed Bylaw deliberations has been postponed to a later date to be advised. MEETING POSTPONED Tomorrow's scheduled meeting of the Statutory Management Committee for Traffic and Speed Bylaw deliberations has been postponed to a later date to be advised.
 

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Local photographer Ken Graham, President of Whanganui Camera Club, recently travelled to Japan and visited our Sister City, Nagaizumi-cho. With his camera Ken captured the amazing cultural diversity of Japan. His work will be on show upstairs at Element Cafe, 26 Victoria Avenue, over the weekends of 7/8 and 14/15 October - well worth a look!
 

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Spring is here and the kōwhai trees at Virgnia Lake are in full effect, attracting some boisterous kākā (native parrots) over the weekend. Spring is here and the kōwhai trees at Virgnia Lake are in full effect, attracting some boisterous kākā (native parrots) over the weekend.
 

Cassini is headed toward a fiery death on Saturn....

Cassini is headed toward a fiery death on Saturn. It taught us so much: http://nyti.ms/2gTcpIp Cassini is headed toward a fiery death on Saturn. It taught us so much: http://nyti.ms/2gTcpIp
 
Just two of our lovely knitters, trying to hide behind the blanket we knitted for our very own little readers at the Gonville Cafe Library, they also meet on Wedndesday mornings to read, so we knitted them a story book rug to sit on! Turns out this blanket is so popular that now the main Whanganui District Library wants one too...If you are interested in contributioning, these rugs are made from chunky 10 or 12 ply knitted in a 30 stitch square, you can make them plain, stripped...
 

It is our intention to be observing Saturn this...

It is our intention to be observing Saturn this Friday evening from 7 pm onwards. The 15 th September. As the Cassini orbiter plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn on Friday night. ~ No. we would not expect to see any of that event. and the weather may spoil the being open plan. If the Planet is viewable we will be open.
 

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71 Victoria Ave, Whanganui, 4500 71 Victoria Ave, Whanganui, 4500
 

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Here's lighting technician Wayne (Beano) Benny from Strong Electrical Ltd with some sparkly new LED street lights ready for installation. Whanganui District Council have replaced 2500 street lights so far and are aiming to replace another 3000 by June next year with funding assistance from NZTA. This will save thousands of $$$ in annual electricity costs. Read more in our latest Community Link → http://bit.ly/2h1T8Vf
 
We are hosting the Positive Aging Forum in the Pioneer Room tomorrow from 1pm - 3.30. Come along to have your say. We are hosting the Positive Aging Forum in the Pioneer Room tomorrow from 1pm - 3.30. Come along to have your say.
 
Mobile Library. Due to temporary unavailability of staff our services will be reduced over the next few weeks. Wigs has made every effort to keep our customers informed and cater for needs. Public stops affected are: Springvale: Tuesdays 19 September and 3 October. Ladysmith flats and Aramoho Shopping Centre 20 September and 4 October. Caversham Park and Mowhanau Beach: Thursdays 21 September and 5 October. Wanganui East Shops and Kitchener St: Fridays 22 September and 6 October. We...
 
Ever wondered what the life of a nanoscientitst is like? Wondering what it would be like being a female scientist in physics, chemistry or engineering - areas of science largely dominated by men? Coming to Whanganui is the free annual MacDiarmid Regional Lecture Series, this year focusing on Women in Nanoscience. These are personal stories, told by women scientists from the MacDiarmid Institute. This free public talk will take you on a tour of the realities of life as a scientist and...
 

The boys performing the Haka....

The boys performing the Haka. The boys performing the Haka.
 
Upokongaro School kicking off Te Wiki o Te Reo at the Whanganui District Library. Upokongaro School kicking off Te Wiki o Te Reo at the Whanganui District Library.
 

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'You can do anything if you're from Whanganui' Kicking off Māori Language Week, Mayor Hamish MacDouall talks to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tupoho tauira about some of Whanganui's tānganta rongonui (famous personalities) featured in the Council Chambers' stained glass windows. The tamariki then blew those windows right out of their frames with some powerful waiata and haka. Ka mau the wehi!
 
Morena Please join us at the Davis City Central Library to celebrate Te Wiki O Te Reo. Morena Please join us at the Davis City Central Library to celebrate Te Wiki O Te Reo.