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Whanganui District Council...

The rain we’ve had near the headwaters of the Whanganui River over the weekend has made the awa fuller than usual, but the water level begun dropping overnight and will continue to do so following high tide this morning. As a precaution, the Kowhai Park gates will be shut until around 10.00am today as the water is lapping onto the road. Whanganui District Council and Horizons teams as...
 

Hi guys! I have been lucky enough to be selected...

Hi guys! I have been lucky enough to be selected to represent NZ at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa on the 12th of September 2017. I have been working towards this for the past 9 months so its exciting to know I've finally made it! Powerlifting in NZ is a self-funded sport, and competing internationally is not cheap so we will be running a strength event to raise the profile of the sport and also to have some fun. There will be the option to...
 

EMERGENCY ROADING UPDATE There has been a slip on...

EMERGENCY ROADING UPDATE There has been a slip on Whanganui River Road between Ranana and Jerusalem which has blocked and closed the road. Our roading team are working on the slip at the moment. We will also be putting signs up at either sides of the road to inform drivers about the closure. We are hoping to have it fixed by Tuesday, July 25, but should have more information on Monday. As State Highway 4 (the Parapara) is also closed, this will affect traffic travelling between...
 

Whanganui District Council...

NZTA update: State Highway 4 from Kakatahi to Raetihi continues to be closed due to a slip. The Whanganui River Road from Ranana to Jerusalem is also closed and Fields Track is inaccessible due to slips. Please check the NZTA page for information on State Highways.
 
IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Whakapapa Team Bookings have been postponed today and are now on tomorrow in the Pioneer Room from 10:30am. The Road Show is still going ahead tomorrow as planned. IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Whakapapa Team Bookings have been postponed today and are now on tomorrow in the Pioneer Room from 10:30am. The Road Show is still going ahead tomorrow as planned.
 

Whanganui District Council...

WHANGANUI: Our duty staff have been monitoring the current weather event, with heavy rainfall elevating river levels in the Whanganui River. The peak is currently passing through Pipiriki. Based on current predictions, the Town Bridge will peak at 10pm tonight. That level is expected to be below the trigger point and therefore the flood barriers at Kowhai Park will not be activated at this time. Our staff will continue to monitor river levels throughout the day, and will advise if...
 

Hi folks, sorry the track is closed today due to...

Hi folks, sorry the track is closed today due to the track being too wet Hi folks, sorry the track is closed today due to the track being too wet
 

RIVER ROAD SLIP The River Road between Ranana and...

RIVER ROAD SLIP The River Road between Ranana and Jerusalem is closed following a slip. Whanganui District Council is onsite working on the slip and will be putting signs up at either side of the road. Council aim to have the road open by Tuesday. As the Parapara (SH4) is also closed, travel between Raetihi/Ohakune and Whanganui will be affected. Please check the NZTA website for information about which State Highways are open.
 

Whanganui District Council...

EMERGENCY ROADING UPDATE There has been a slip on Whanganui River Road between Ranana and Jerusalem which has blocked and closed the road. Our roading team are working on the slip at the moment. We will also be putting signs up at either sides of the road to inform drivers about the closure. We are hoping to have it fixed by Tuesday, July 25, but should have more information on Monday. As State Highway 4 (the Parapara) is also closed, this will affect traffic travelling between...
 

A supposedly easy week as Whanganui sides gear up...

A supposedly easy week as Whanganui sides gear up for business time A supposedly easy week as Whanganui sides gear up for business time
 
Fantastic last day of the holidays at the Gonville Cafe Library. Thanks to everyone for your support over the last 2 weeks. Here's some white rabbit and cheshire cat fun to bring the holidays to a close. Fantastic last day of the holidays at the Gonville Cafe Library. Thanks to everyone for your support over the last 2 weeks. Here's some white rabbit and cheshire cat fun to bring the holidays to a close.
 

Please check that you have your keys and not an...

Please check that you have your keys and not an extra set as one poor darling is leaving tonight without her keys. You could ring 0275618668 Please check that you have your keys and not an extra set as one poor darling is leaving tonight without her keys. You could ring 0275618668
 

Telling the story of the Watson family and...

Telling the story of the Watson family and Spookers Telling the story of the Watson family and Spookers
 

In The Netherlands researchers are growing meat in...

In The Netherlands researchers are growing meat in a lab and Americans have made a vegetable hamburger that oozes something that looks and tastes like blood. - The Country In The Netherlands researchers are growing meat in a lab and Americans have made a vegetable hamburger that oozes something that looks and tastes like blood. - The Country
 

Whanganui District Council...

The Metservice has issued a weather watch for Whanganui for the possibility of heavy rain (70mm in 12 hours) from tonight until Saturday afternoon. Our emergency management team is keeping an eye on the weather forecast plus our river levels, which are reasonably low, in case anything changes. Please take care when travelling and we will update you if the situation changes.
 
Ngāi Tahu Road Shows are being held throughout Te Ika-a-Māui and Australia from May to September this year. These are an opportunity for Ngāi Tahu whānau to come together and celebrate Ngāi Tahutanga and whanaungatanga, learn about the Settlement, find out about their whakapapa (genealogy) and hear…
 

Truck crash closes one lane of SH3...

Truck crash closes one lane of SH3 Truck crash closes one lane of SH3
 

Perfect weekend for start of free park and ride...

Perfect weekend for start of free park and ride service Perfect weekend for start of free park and ride service
 

Two Whanganui sisters are rowing from Ibiza to...

Two Whanganui sisters are rowing from Ibiza to Barcelona for HPV cancers. Two Whanganui sisters are rowing from Ibiza to Barcelona for HPV cancers.
 

Whanganui athlete Mignon Stevenson wins silver...

Whanganui athlete Mignon Stevenson wins silver after chalking up the miles Whanganui athlete Mignon Stevenson wins silver after chalking up the miles