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Artists Open Studios Whanganui


Beautiful milieu just a perk of job - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
Dalwyne Wotton has been meticulously cleaning the Sarjeant Gallery for the past 16 years. - Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui Online

Holiday skiers blown away

SKIERS will be hoping for a fresh dump of snow this weekend, Strong winds have kept Mt Ruapehu’s upper slopes closed for the first week of the school holidays, in a delayed start to the ski industry’s peak season.
The snow base on the upper fields has been deep enough to ski since Tuesday, but strong winds have stopped the skifield from opening any of the upper lifts. Whakapapa’s Happy Valley and Turoa’s Alpine Meadow are open but all other slopes remain closed.

Rayner Brothers Gallery

We installed Andrea du Chatenier's 'Hollow Man' exhibition this afternoon, and boy, these ceramic works are stunning! Hope to see lots of visitors at the opening tomorrow evening - kick off is 5.30pm.

'Headpiece' and 'AK47' (1 and 2) by Andrea du Chatenier


Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

Beautiful milieu just a perk of job - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
Dalwyne Wotton has been meticulously cleaning the Sarjeant Gallery for the past 16 years. - Wanganui Chronicle

Rayner Brothers Gallery


Embassy 3 Wanganui

This weeks movies starting the 10th of July, With the page almost at 1000 likes give this photo a like and go in the draw for a prize, (probably a double pass, but could be more)


River City Press

Wanganui gets highest temperature in NZ today with 19 degrees :)

Wanganui Chronicle

Winter seems to have temporarily deserted Wanganui today. We were the warmest place in the country, with a balmy 19 degC.

Wanganui Online

A quad bike rider has died after an accident in Wanganui

The 38-year-old man was injured in the single-vehicle crash at 12.35pm on Hood Street in Castlecliff.It is reported that he was not wearing a helmet, and the bike was not certified for road use.

He was taken to Wanganui Hospital for surgery but died as a result of his injuries, police confirmed.

Witnesses to that crash are urged to call constable John Redley at the Whanganui Police Station.

He has not been named

Optiv101 Fine Arts and Multimedia Studios

Aaron Potaka, Ricky Rambo Potaka-Coltman, 2014, Acrylics on cardboard

Optiv101 Studio Artist Aaron Potaka

River City Press

Director of digital forensics to discuss criminal cases

A leading digital forensic expert, Dr Brian Cusack, will address a public meeting organised by the Science and Technology Group of U3A Whanganui on Wednesday afternoon, July 16, at 2pm in the St Andrews Auditorium, 42 Glasgow Street.
Dr Cusack is the Director of the Digital Forensic Research Laboratories in Auckland and a Professor at the Security Research Institute in Australia. He has specialised in Digital Forensics and Computer...

River City Press
Check out the latest local news :)

10th July 2014 | River City Press
Can't view our online edition? View the PDF here

Wanganui Online

Not a moment too soon you'd have to say ...

Central government plans for a Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Growth Study that will prioritise investment and economic development opportunities for the Horizons region has been welcomed by the region’s leaders.

Spearhead Manawatu spokesman Craig Nash, who leads an agribusiness working group from across the Manawatu-Whanganui region, says they have been working hard behind the scenes with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)...

Wanganui Online

Happy birthday Matt!

Timeline Photos
Happy Birthday TOMORROW to Countdown Trafalgar Square's iconic trolley collection manager MATT. We know your not working tomorrow so had to get in today HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!!!

Wanganui Chronicle

We have heard that a 38-year-old man was killed in a quad bike accident on Hood St, Castlecliff, about 12.30pm today. Does anyone have anymore information about this sad event?

Wanganui District Council Youth Committee

If you are turning eighteen before September 20th, then you are eligible to vote in this year's general election! Check if you're enroled or enrol now at and have YOUR say in New Zealand's future.

Electoral Enrolment Service
Enrol or update here! If you have previously chosen to update your enrolment details electronically you can use your igovt logon.

Wanganui Astronomical Society

After being asked for information... I will post this monthly..

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, July 2014
This month's night sky is full of cosmic wonders including planets and other celestial objects galore. Find out what's up in your night sky and how to see it in this stargazing guide.

Springvale Garden Centre

Just arrived Daphnes galore! Every home needs a daphne. Delightful fragrance to waft around the yard. Pink or white varieties available.


Embassy 3 Wanganui


Monday the 14th of July. 6.30am doors open 7.00pm kick off

Germany vs Argentina

You all know the thrashing the Germans gave Brazil, can they do it to the other South Americans in the final? Or will Messi show why he was voted best player in the world 3 years in a row.

Come down and see the game on the big screen, I have been at both semi's and the atmosphere is pretty cool even for the 0-0 draw in semi 2.

$10 a ticket

Wanganui Online

Byelection update

Nine days from the deadline for voting in the Wanganui District Council byelection and the number of returns so far is very positive. Almost 30 percent of eligible voters have exercised their democratic right. Voting closes Saturday week. Eight candidates are chasing the seat vacated by Michael Laws.

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui


Rayner Brothers Gallery

At the gallery, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Andrea du Chatenier's fantastic ceramic works, which will feature in her 'Hollow Man' exhibition - opening tomorrow at 5.30pm. In the meantime, here's another sneak preview of what's to come...

'The Man from Mururoa' by Andrea du Chatenier


River City Press

Kitchen Tour Fundraiser this Saturday

The Kitchen Tour Fundraiser in support of Bushy Park is happening this Saturday, July 12 from 1 to 5pm with nine top kitchens to visit.
Tickets are available from Petre House (the gift shop) in the Rutland Centre for $15 a single and $25 for a couple.

River City Press

Our front page story on ‘Wanganui builds on Intelligent Community successes with national forum’ is something that we should take pride in. To be in the top 21 Intelligent Communities in the world, two years in a row, the only New Zealand city to be nominated, and to have one of the co-founders of the Foundation, giving a presentation here, is a huge achievement.

The Hits Wanganui

What one girl did to transform a mirror selfie is incredible

Mirrors are Imagination Playgrounds!

Plunket Wanganui


Mainstreet Wanganui

Our awards were profiled in Retail News this month. Check it out...

Space Studio & Gallery

Don't forget we have some dreamy studio spaces currently availiable for rent, from $37.50 per week (includes WIFI & Power), work alongside other creative individuals, added opportunities to exhibit through Space, 2 minute walk to town & cafes.


Wanganui Chronicle

The Football World Cup finals have been decided, as Argentina has just beaten the Netherlands on penalty shots. The final will be held next Monday morning [NZ time] between Argentina and Germany. We would love to hear from any German and Argentinian football fans living in Wanganui. Please private message us with your contact details.

Sport Wanganui

Keep those e-card nominations coming for the Lotto Sport Makers campaign - we know there are plenty of sport volunteers out there who could still be thanked.
Each month two volunteers from our region win $500 worth of merchandise and everyone who accepts their e-card nomination stays in the draw for a full 12 months!
It only takes five minutes to send an e-card but may mean the world to that volunteer.
Lotto Volunteer Foundation

Lotto NZ Volunteers
Thank a Sport Maker...

Wanganui Online

So we have our World Cup finalists: Germany v Argentina on Monday morning after Argentina beat the Dutch on penalties today: Who's your pick and are you still in the office sweep?