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Sport Wanganui

Best of luck to the Wanganui Collegiate School Girls and boys tennis teams who are taking on Wellington Girls College and Scots College in the Central Zone Tennis Qualifier today.
This will be held at the Wanganui Tennis Club from 10am today – spectators are most welcome!
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Ever noticed that the road signs at Kai Iwi are written Kaiiwi? It's a mistake and NZTA plan to fix it soon:


Sign stuff-up to be corrected - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Road signs at Kai Iwi will be replaced after a spelling mistake was spotted in three of the signs. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Artists Open Studios Whanganui

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=840310576005029 local MoreFm announcers Sue & Craig popped out to see one of our studio artists Ivan Vostinar to put their hands to making their own creation. Tune in at 8.10am on 92.8 Fm to hear more!




Sue learning to work clay as part of the Artists Open Studios Whanganui weekend, find out more tomorrow. Check out all of Ivan's work here http://vostinar.com/
 

Gallery On Guyton

Janet's art looks at the difference between the advertised look and the real.

Too many of us are aware of that feeling of not quite measuring up - unfortunately - Great to have the opportunity to smile at it :-)


 

Gallery On Guyton

Deanna's mixed media lace totems are definitely worth the trip to have a cBAD WORD look...


 

A Dolls House

 

Artists Open Studios Whanganui

We've just had a flurry of new likers! We hope you all are going to make it to this years event! Welcome to the page where you will keep updated with all that this 2015 AOS Trail & Glass Festival has to offer.


 

Wanganui District Council

We’re holding a meeting on Thursday, March 5 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre to talk about the next steps in the Arts Policy review. We will also be organising more meetings and consultations on the Arts Policy throughout the year. Read more at the link below.
http://www.wanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8536


Media Releases - Wanganui District Council
www.wanganui.govt.nz
Come along to a meeting from 5.30pm...
 

River City Press

Help clean up our beaches

Beach Cleanup - Keeping New Zealand's shores free from rubbish is a great way to help ensure the safety of marine mammals. Beach cleanup kits available until March 8 at Whanganui DOC office if you wish to help out.
 

River City Press

Clothes swap tomorrow night

6-8.30pm: Love Your Body Clothes Swap. BYO clean unwanted clothing, a plate and drinks for a night of fun. YWCA, 61 Bell Street. Ph/txt 027 267 9979 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // Free!
 

River City Press

Zonta Cushions made for women with breast cancer

The women’s service club, ZONTA, has been making special cushions for women who have had surgery for breast cancer. Organiser Bobby Cave told the RCP that they make about 60 to 80 cushions per year and donate them to the Cancer Society, which gives them out. Yvonne Cuthbertson, Supportive Care Coordinator at the Society says that the “cushions are most appreciated and that the feedback is they are so comfortable and personal.” The...
 

Space Studio & Gallery

A reminder that this event had been cancelled, as announced last week. Sorry if you had planned on attending!


 

Whanganui Police

A lawn mower was located in the Carlton Avenue area on Monday the 23rd of February and an owner is yet to be found. Could everyone in the area please check their garages and garden sheds and if you happen to be missing a lawn mower, please come see us at the station or give our Intel Section a call on 06 349 0675. Hopefully we can reunite this mower with its lawns.


 

Artists Open Studios Whanganui

We are also pretty proud to support all that Progress Castlecliff are up to out at our beautiful Duncan Pavilion & Castlecliff Beach. Not only do they have a whopper of a line-up of artists & a pop-up cafe, but they are also hosting this great Driftwood Sculpture competition. Get involved by making a sculpture, or take the kids down for a family friendly activity on the first Saturday of Artists Open Studios.


 

Space Studio & Gallery

We are involved in this fantastic event and stay tuned as we reveal what you can enjoy at space during those two weekends!


Timeline Photos
We are really looking forward to kicking of this fantastic event! Starting on the 20th of March from 4.30pm with the Glass Festival & Artists Open Studios Mainstreet Exhibition. Then from 5.30pm the Starting Point Exhibition at Whanganui Arts-at the Centre (Community Arts Centre) view a taster exhibition of all the studio artists. Then we kick into the...
 

Artists Open Studios Whanganui

We are really looking forward to kicking of this fantastic event! Starting on the 20th of March from 4.30pm with the Glass Festival & Artists Open Studios Mainstreet Exhibition. Then from 5.30pm the Starting Point Exhibition at Whanganui Arts-at the Centre (Community Arts Centre) view a taster exhibition of all the studio artists. Then we kick into the Open Studios which span 21st, 22nd & 28th, 29th March from 10am-4pm Daily. With Glass Festival Events in the evenings: Glass Olympics on...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Good luck to Whanganui's kapa haka teams, Te Matapihi and Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana, who are heading to Christchurch today for this year's national kapa haka competition, Te Matatini:


Haka teams go south in great spirit - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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People streamed into Jubilee Stadium on Sunday night to watch the dress rehearsal of Wanganui's Te Matapihi kapa haka group, chairman Kahurangi Simon says. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Rayner Brothers Gallery

We're open again from Wednesday of this week showing Rick Rudd's latest exhibition "A Bit Gothic". Come and have a look if you're in town - it's a fantastic show.

'Poison Chalice' (4) by Rick Rudd


 

Gallery On Guyton

And the end product...


 

Gallery On Guyton

Frocks on Bikes folks popped into Gallery on Guyton yesterday and got creative... Come and see the sculpture they made from bike parts, bitsa frocks, those gorgeous flowers that were made in the gallery last week, etc...

Very creative indeed - Great collaborative work...

Man those blokes sure look mighty fine in a frock! Rocking it there!


 

Sport Wanganui

It was great to hear Rhys Watkins (Golf Development Manager, Manawatu-Wanganui Golf Association) and Norm Rapson (Manager, Wanganui Golf Club) in the More FM Wanganui studio this morning for Spotlight on Sport.
Thanks for popping in guys!


 

River City Press

Dr Moazzam Zaidi - Wanganui is his “City of Choice”

Dr Moazzam Zaidi came to Wanganui by chance. He was studying for a PhD in Occupational Health and needed a part time job to support him while he studied at Otago University. Professor Rob Griffiths from Otago arranged 15 hours of part time work with the Wanganui ACC branch, Moazzam has never looked back and in 2010 he brought his wife Fariha and their three daughters to live here.
He is so impressed with his girls’ schools - Kaitoke...
 

River City Press

Harakeke Flax Flowers
Weave beautiful flowers in harakeke flax. Friday, March 6, 9.30am - 12pm, $10 with Erena Metekingi-Anson. Held at the Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //
 

River City Press

Whanganui Film Society - 2015 Opening Night - Omar
Monday, March 2, 7pm, Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum. Palestine 2013 (R16). A hyper-tense Oscar-nominated West Bank thriller, invested with potent noir fatalism by the gridlock of Israeli-Palestinian violence. “Political cinema at its best; intelligent, thought-provoking and utterly absorbing.” - CineVue. Memberships/info: whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz
 

Embassy 3 Wanganui

50 Shades of Grey has become the highest grossing R rated film.
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/fifty-shades-of-grey-box-office-highest-grossing-r-rated-film-universal-1201444071/


'Fifty Shades' Becomes Universal's Highest-Grossing R-Rated International Release
variety.com
Sex, even of the kinky variety, apparently knows no boundaries and crosses all borders. "Fifty Shades of Grey" has become Universal Pictures' highest-grossing R-rated international release with...
 

Sport Wanganui

Check out this photo of Sue from More FM Wanganui and her amazing new bike! Sue and her husband went to Velo Ronny's Bicycle Store during Bike Wise Month and picked out a brand new bike each.
We would like to congratulate Sue who, since borrowing a bike from Sport Whanganui and attending one-on-one bike sessions with Norman, has now got the confidence to be out and about cycling safely on the Whanganui roads!
And a huge thank you to More FM and Velo Ronny's Bicycle Store for...
 

Space Studio & Gallery

We still have a couple more stall spaces for this event on the first Saturday of Open Studios- its a great way to be involved if you don't have an established studio as of yet. We will have a great atmosphere down at Space, with coffee and music, and we always get alot of visitors during the Saturdays. Get in contact today if you are interested!


 

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

Creative Commons Roadtrip – GLAM

This an opportunity for those working in the culture and heritage sector to learn about the practical applications of copyright and Creative Commons copyright licensing. We’ll also talk about how organisations can adopt Creative Commons policies to clarify the rights on their existing collection items and ensure that more of their donated works are made openly available. This talk will be of interest to those responsible for managing any type of...
 

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

Ewan Morris talks about Herewini Whakarua

To coincide with the exhibition ANZAC by photographer Laurence Aberhart the Gallery is displaying a unique statue of Herewini Whakarua that is normally sited in Pākaitore (Moutoa Gardens).

Wellington based historian Ewan Morris has undertaken extensive research into the history of this monument and for the closing day of the exhibition he will present an illustrated talk on this special local story.

Sunday 8 March at 2pm. All welcome, free...