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Ooops! Everyone has had that moment. That stomach-lurching moment when you’ve just left the car and are about to step into your house and as you reach down into your purse or pocket for your keys, you're completely dumbfounded when you grab a full load of.... nothing. Today we had that moment at the booksale and we would like to say a very - Big Thank You - to those customers who waited...
 

A 3 *billion* solar mass black hole has been found...

A 3 *billion* solar mass black hole has been found screaming out of a galaxy at nearly EIGHT MILLION KILOMETERS PER HOUR. And the story just gets better from there. I write about a lot of cosmic phenomena, so trust me: This one is a mind-crusher. http://fw.to/Sv1R94Z
 
Unfortunately the mobilie library needs further work and will be off the road again next Tuesday 28 March. We will endeavour to assist customers with book drops etc. There is also another possible "off road" on Wednesday afternoon, we will let you know Monday.We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to be running normally soon.please don't hesitate to phone if you have any questions.
 

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Take part in New Zealand first online census trial! Census data provides us with a valuable profile of our community that is really helpful in developing the polices, plans and bylaws that shape our district. The more people that take part in this trial the better. To find out how you can take part in the trial visit https://census.govt.nz
 

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Planned maintenance on the sealed area between the Whanganui Multisport Club and the Wanganui Motor Boat Club will start on Monday, March 27 and continue for three weeks. During this time, the sealed area will be closed to vehicles and for several days the boat ramp at the Motor Boat Club will also…
 
Our (not quite) Quarterly Booksale is on this Weekend! Saturday, 25 March – 10am to 3pm Sunday, 26 March – 10am to 12pm 41 Victoria Avenue (Next to Wanganui Furniture / opposite Embassy3). Come grab a bargain - EFTPOS is available. Nau Mai, Haere Mai. https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/41+Victoria+Ave,+Whanganui,+4500/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x6d4003bcce0efeeb:0x193c30c166b04fde?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXpKOry-3SAhVIOJQKHS7UAksQ8gEIGTAA
 

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Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall has labelled as just extraordinary Whanganui's part in the iconic Ganges River in India being accorded the rights of a human being. - Wanganui Chronicle Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall has labelled as just extraordinary Whanganui's part in the iconic Ganges River in India being accorded the rights of a human being. - Wanganui Chronicle
 
We at the Whanganui District Library, atop our perch in Queens Park would like to add to the list of library virtues another quote: “A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.” ~ Lemony Snicket
 

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Here's Mayor Hamish McDouall helping out Whanganui and Partners' Paul Kjoss and Billie Lawson at the Covi Supershow in Auckland during the weekend. It was great that all three were able to get amongst New Zealand's largest annual motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo to promote Whanganui and invite visitors to our district.
 

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Due to cooler temperatures, the Whanganui East Pool is closed for the summer season. Thanks to the people in the Whanganui East community and beyond who used the pool over the summer months and we look forward to next summer when it opens once again. To keep warm in the wintery months and work on your swimming and fitness, the Splash Centre is open year-round. www.splashcentre.co.nz
 
The NZ Blood Service are back in the Pioneer Room TODAY. 1pm till 5:30pm. The NZ Blood Service are back in the Pioneer Room TODAY. 1pm till 5:30pm.
 
Councils threaten libraries with closure and then rely on volunteers to keep them open. But professional librarians are the key to a healthy library Councils threaten libraries with closure and then rely on volunteers to keep them open. But professional librarians are the key to a healthy library
 

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A big thanks to all the artists that took part in Colour in the Park at Victoria Park yesterday. Here's a few of the stunning entries we received. A big thanks to all the artists that took part in Colour in the Park at Victoria Park yesterday. Here's a few of the stunning entries we received.
 

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Just a heads up on scheduled road sealing works State Highways 3 and 4 within Whanganui: - SH4 Red Lion WB approach to traffic signals – Friction Seal – 20th March – Night time. - SH3 London Roundabout SB approach – Friction Seal – 20th March – Night time. - SH3 Carlton Ave (Alma to Pharazyn) – Reseal – 20th March – Night time. Check out NZTA's website for more details.
 

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Sigh. Sigh.
 
The Main Hall is looking beautiful ready for the Community Ball this evening. If you haven't got a ticket but would still like to bid on their auction items, check out the link below: http://auction.communityball.co.nz/page.asp?auctiontype=1
 
Thank you Whanganui Montessori Pre-School. Becky and I had a lovely morning reading stories about turtles and meeting Georgialina. Thank you Whanganui Montessori Pre-School. Becky and I had a lovely morning reading stories about turtles and meeting Georgialina.
 

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Come to Victoria Park and help brighten the place up by taking part in our chalk art competition. Join in and create an artwork about your favourite Whanganui park - we’ll supply the chalk. - Each family will be allocated a space of approximately 1.8m x 1.8m - Spot prizes will be given out - Go to our Facebook page to register your interest, as there are limited drawing spaces available
 
We would like to share this true story of hope, courage, struggle, compassion, friendship and love with you all. A powerful visual experience with a captivating narrative. It will truly capture your hearts. Happy reading everyone. We would like to share this true story of hope, courage, struggle, compassion, friendship and love with you all. A powerful visual experience with a captivating narrative. It will truly capture your hearts. Happy reading everyone.
 

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Hundreds of Whanganui people will be at Parliament on Wednesday for the third reading of the bill settling one of New Zealand's oldest Treaty of Waitangi claims. - Wanganui Chronicle Hundreds of Whanganui people will be at Parliament on Wednesday for the third reading of the bill settling one of New Zealand's oldest Treaty of Waitangi claims. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Unfortunately the Bergonia House at the Bason Botanic Gardens will be closed fro​m 20 March for approximately 1 week while planned painting work is undertaken.​ Luckily there's still plenty more to see and enjoy at this premier park. Unfortunately the Bergonia House at the Bason Botanic Gardens will be closed fro​m 20 March for approximately 1 week while planned painting work is undertaken.​ Luckily there's still plenty more to see and enjoy at this premier park.