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Wanganui Online

Wanganui on the telly...Sunday Tv1 Wanganui becoming a Zombie Town.?....

Zombie towns….It's a bleak diagnosis by one of our senior economists.Will our small towns have to shut down? Is it too late for Heartland New Zealand and should the last person out flick the switch? This week on SUNDAY.

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Election 2014

Whanganui final result..

National Party 15,481 BORROWS, Chester NAT 17,306
ACT New Zealand 141 DAVIDSON, Alan ACT 194
Labour Party 8,102 McDOUALL, Hamish LAB 12,928
Conservative 1,629 MacINTYRE, Kim CNSP 810
Democrats for Social Credit 52 SMITH, Heather Marion NZDSC 197
Māori Party 167 TUAINE, Nancy MAOR 531

Elsewhere Hone Harewera was well beaten by the Labour candidate Kelvin Davis in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate.

Wanganui Chronicle

Hamish McDouall has conceded defeat to Chester Borrows.

Wanganui Online

Tv3 experts calling it......John Key's Government back for a third time.... disastrous night for Labour.....

Wanganui Online

All over bar the shouting..... Chester Borrows set for a fourth term as Whanganui's MP . After 80pc of the votes counted he has 14,262 votes against Hamish McDouall's 10,400....Hamish had indicated he won't run for a third time if beaten today.......

Wanganui Chronicle

Chester Borrows has just arrived at the National Party gathering in Hawera to an enthusiastic welcome from his supporters. His lead in Whanganui is now more than 2,600 votes.

Wanganui Chronicle

More than 100 people have gathered at Ratana Pa tonight to support Labour's Adrian Rurawhe, who currently has a 400-vote lead over the Maori Party's Adrian Rurawhe.

Wanganui Chronicle

The surprise dark horse of the Whanganui election so far is the Conservative Party's Kim MacIntyre, who is currently in third place.

Wanganui Online

Election update for Whanganui....Third of the votes counted......

National Party 5,669 BORROWS, Chester NAT 6,253
ACT New Zealand 54 DAVIDSON, Alan ACT 63
Labour Party 2,713 McDOUALL, Hamish LAB 4,380
Conservative 559 MacINTYRE, Kim CNSP 251
Democrats for Social Credit 29 SMITH, Heather Marion NZDSC 77
Māori Party 55 TUAINE, Nancy MAOR 149

Wanganui Chronicle

With a quarter of the votes counted, Chester Borrows' lead over Hamish McDouall has extended to around 1,600 votes.

Wanganui Chronicle

There's a relaxed atmosphere at the Grand Hotel as around 60 supporters of Labour's Hamish McDouall gather for the evening.


Wanganui Chronicle

With 15 per cent of the party votes counted, National is on 48 per cent, Labour 24 per cent, the Greens 10 per cent, and New Zealand First 9 per cent.

Wanganui Chronicle

In Te Tai Hauauru, Labour's Adrian Rurawhe has a small lead over the Maori Party's Chris McKenzie, while National's Ian McKelvie has a comfortable lead so far.

Wanganui Chronicle

Supporters are currently arriving at the Hawera Club where Chester Borrows is having his election night gathering. Mr Borrows has been in Whanganui with his team, but is heading to Hawera now.

Wanganui Chronicle

The polls have closed, and counting has started. With 13 per cent of the Whanganui vote counted, National's Chester Borrows is leading Labour's Hamish McDouall by about 1000 votes.

Wanganui Online

Voting in the election has ended.... we'll have the results as soon as they land ...


City Library

The last of our Inked @ the library live demonstrations was held today at Gonville Cafe Library, with our Facebook competition winner Polli and tattooist Nigel Hamahona. Great turn out and it was a true privilege to see this beautiful Taa Moko being created.


Wanganui Online


A win's a win for struggling Wanganui even if it's against a team as poor as East Coast

Wanganui | Your online source for events, things to do, business services and more |...
A win's a win but Wanganui will be playing in the second tier Lochore Cup it seems

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Wanganui Rugby
David Ogilvie watched Wanganui’s Heartland Rugby Championship victory at Cooks Gardens today. Result and full report on this link:


Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

FYI for all shareholders attending the AGM today - the venue has moved to the conference room at The Tongariro Chateau. The meeting will start at There will be a bus departing from LBC at 4.30pm and returning after the meeting. :)

National holds Whanganui, Rangitikei

Incumbent Whanganui MP Chester Borrows knows only too well the pain of losing so winning the seat for National a fourth time gave him a definite satisfaction.

Labour takes Te Tai Hauauru

Adrian Rurawhe has wrested the Te Tai Hauauru seat back for the Labour Party. The Ratana man won 7092 votes with the Maori Party's Chris McKenzie getting 5639. The race...

Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

Winter is not only back; it's back with a vengeance. Turoa received 15cm of fresh snow and Whakapapa received 20cm!! When the weather clears here it's going to be on!!! This is a photo last night at Whakapapa


Live results: New Zealand election 2014


Art everyone is talking about

A "conversation" between the Whanganui Regional Museum and a group of local artists was the...

Exhibition sketches life-time of creativity

Patsy Trail's first solo exhibition looks back over a life-time of making art. Her exhibition, My Art Story, opens today at the...

Croquet: New summer season rolls into town

The season has opened for the Wanganui Croquet Club with the current membership of over...

Small space sees wide vision

Joyce Young calls it her little piece of dirt - her townhouse garden at the end of a quiet cul de sac, a stone's throw from the New Plymouth racecourse. Joyce is an "original", one of those first to be...

Re-run of festival likely after success

THE first Whanganui Latin America and Spain Film...

Plunket Wanganui

If you've had a baby in the last month or two and would like to meet other mums, come along on Tuesday morning. Please PM us for catering and goodie bag purposes! thanks


Plan to bring trade to waterfront

A joint venture to run Wanganui's port is quietly confident it can generate some trade over the wharves.The joint venture was signed off this week and will see the port operated by a partnership of the Wanganui District Council,... The "crew" behind the joint venture at Wanganui's port (from left) Wanganui District Holdings chairman Matt Doyle, Mayor Annette Main, councillor Rob Vinsen, Tupoho Trust members John Maihi...