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I do believe that the only thing better than snuggling up in bed to read a good book, is to snuggle up in bed and have someone else read a good book too you. for those of us who can no longer convince our parents to read us a bed time story: Audiobooks.
 

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Check out the winners of our library card design Competition. Congratulations Olivia Bedwell, Glenn Armitage, Amy Mauchline and Maia Kaua! #whanganui #library #design #winning #reading #art #competition Check out the winners of our library card design Competition. Congratulations Olivia Bedwell, Glenn Armitage, Amy Mauchline and Maia Kaua! #whanganui #library #design #winning #reading #art #competition
 

Whanganui District Council...

Check out the winners of our library card design Competition. Congratulations Olivia Bedwell, Glenn Armitage, Amy Mauchline and Maia Kaua! #whanganui #library #design #winning #reading #art #competition Check out the winners of our library card design Competition. Congratulations Olivia Bedwell, Glenn Armitage, Amy Mauchline and Maia Kaua! #whanganui #library #design #winning #reading #art #competition
 

Mother in 40s and 11 year old boy rescued from rip...

Mother in 40s and 11 year old boy rescued from rip Mother in 40s and 11 year old boy rescued from rip
 

Frocks and the Ladies Who Wore Them Rachael...

Frocks and the Ladies Who Wore Them Rachael Garland, Whanganui Regional Museum Events Coordinator Davis Theatre, Watt Street Wednesday 24 January 2018 Midday session 12-1pm Finger food and refreshments provided Free entry – koha appreciated To support the Whanganui Summer Programme, the Whanganui Regional Museum will hold a series of lunchtime talks about local stories and local history. We will be providing some small offerings for lunch so come along, and/or bring your own lunch...
 

Consents granted for Maui...

Consents granted for Maui Consents granted for Maui
 

Is banning the sale of Bulldogs the beginning of a...

Is banning the sale of Bulldogs the beginning of a ban on the breed? Is banning the sale of Bulldogs the beginning of a ban on the breed?
 

Community mourns drowned boy....

Community mourns drowned boy. Community mourns drowned boy.
 

Rain has helped ease potential drought conditions...

Rain has helped ease potential drought conditions across much, but not all, the district. Rain has helped ease potential drought conditions across much, but not all, the district.
 

Oh my goodness we started setting up the Market...

Oh my goodness we started setting up the Market Fair today and there are so many treasures. Head down to the old Farmers Home Building, 131 Victoria Ave Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st, 10.00am - 4.00pm. $2 donation to the Vintage Trust. This is a massive space which will chocka full of goodness, retro, vintage, steam punk and so much more.
 

Are you ready to be terrified.... TheHitchcock...

Are you ready to be terrified.... TheHitchcock Horror - The Birds is coming to Caboodle this Saturday. Get your tickets now... strictly limited! https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/vintage-outdoor-movie-hitchcock-horror/whanganui Are you ready to be terrified.... TheHitchcock Horror - The Birds is coming to Caboodle this Saturday. Get your tickets now... strictly limited! https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/vintage-outdoor-movie-hitchcock-horror/whanganui
 

Feast your eyes upon with wonderful lineup of...

Feast your eyes upon with wonderful lineup of events on offer to support the Summer Programme, keep an eye out as more events get included! And dont forget VINTAGE WEEKEND!! We'll be there :-) as part of the Caboodle in the Main Street
 

As part of the Whanganui Summer Programme and as a...

As part of the Whanganui Summer Programme and as a follow-up complementary discussion to support the previous day's bushwalk, the Whanganui Regional Museum's Curator of Natural History Dr Mike Dickison will be hosting the following talk: What’s going wrong with NZ conservation? DOC’s conservation policy has to be driven by what New Zealand people care about. But there is a mismatch between the public’s concerns and what is actually under threat. The Museum’s Curator of Natural History...
 

The late Morrie Gibbons was a man of may layers....

The late Morrie Gibbons was a man of may layers. The late Morrie Gibbons was a man of may layers.
 

This smaller type riverboat was used on the...

This smaller type riverboat was used on the Wanganui river around 1905 and was one of Mr Nixons small launches this one looks like the ALERT This smaller type riverboat was used on the Wanganui river around 1905 and was one of Mr Nixons small launches this one looks like the ALERT
 

To support the Whanganui Summer Programme, the...

To support the Whanganui Summer Programme, the Whanganui Regional Museum's Curator of Natural History Dr Mike Dickison will be sharing his expertise during the following bushwalk: Pryce’s Rāhui Reserve Monday 29 January, depart 8am; return about 4pm Adult $20, Child $12 Reasonable fitness required Sturdy footwear, warm clothing & rain gear needed; walking pole helpful BYO lunch, snacks & drinks This 13ha reserve near Marton has a range of vegetation from kahikatea-matai forest to...
 

Hot off the press! We now have a series of...

Hot off the press! We now have a series of postcards available for purchase from Sarjeant on the Quay to celebrate our exhibition “Wendy Fairclough: Common Ground” — This exhibition, featuring Fairclough’s exquisite blown and cast glass works, has been very popular so get yours quick before they sell out! — The exhibition runs until 11 February Photography: Richard Wotton #sarjeantonthequay #wendyfairclough #blownglass #castglass #commonground #postcards
 

This photo taken in 1962 on the Wanganui Queens...

This photo taken in 1962 on the Wanganui Queens Park memorial steps is of the NZFKU conference held here in Wanganui This photo taken in 1962 on the Wanganui Queens Park memorial steps is of the NZFKU conference held here in Wanganui
 

Frocks and the Ladies Who Wore Them Rachael...

Frocks and the Ladies Who Wore Them Rachael Garland, Whanganui Regional Museum Events Coordinator Davis Theatre, Watt Street Wednesday 24 January 2018 Midday session 12-1pm Finger food and refreshments provided Free entry – koha appreciated To support the Whanganui Summer Programme, the Whanganui Regional Museum will hold a series of lunchtime talks about local stories and local history. We will be providing some small offerings for lunch so come along, and/or bring your own lunch...
 

A privately owned Climax Locomotive in the King...

A privately owned Climax Locomotive in the King Country area , Photo was taken by Albert Percy Godber around 1920 A privately owned Climax Locomotive in the King Country area , Photo was taken by Albert Percy Godber around 1920
 

Wanganui Victoria Ave around 1914, this photo was...

Wanganui Victoria Ave around 1914, this photo was taken by F G Radcliffe Wanganui Victoria Ave around 1914, this photo was taken by F G Radcliffe