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River City Press

Whanganui‘s top makeup student named

Springvale beauty student Sommer Breeze has been named Whanganui’s top makeup student for 2014.
Sommer – a level five beauty therapy student at UCOL’s Whanganui Campus – won the local area section of the 2014 Wendy Hill Cosmetics National Student Award for Professional Photographic Bridal Makeup.
She was one of almost 200 beauty therapy, cosmetology...
 

River City Press

Valda Long achieves 200 Caravan Rallys

Valda Long was a foundation member of the Rivercity Caravan Club Wanganui 39 years ago. Initially it was her husband who did the driving but when he died, Valda who had never towed a caravan in her life, rose to the challenge. Recently she was awarded a certificate to show that she has completed 200 rallies. A couple of others have also achieved the milestone. They are Heather Spooner, and Darcy and Doreen Hermond.
The club would do about nine to...
 

River City Press

Churton School opens up new bike track

The idea of a bike track at Churton School was a Board of Trustees initiative but it brought together the PTA, staff, students and parents in its construction.
The students were involved right from the design process with students asked to come up with how it should look. Fortunately a parent had a loader, others had plants and everyone had enthusiasm.
Over a ten week period there were ten working bees and on the last day of school it was...
 

River City Press

Ken and Eunice Newton to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Ken and Eunice will celebrate 70 years of marriage on December 30 but have known each other for about 80 years. Eunice used to live in St Hill Street and observed Ken coming to the skating rink, which was where Briscoes used to be. Ken would hand out the skates and “kept the best skates for the best skaters” and that included Eunice.
That was just before WW2 and when Ken was 20, he volunteered for the New Zealand navy.
Ken...
 

Wanganui District Library

 

Wanganui District Library

 

Wanganui District Library

Heres the photos from our Reading Rhythm and Rhyme Christmas party! Tag and share so everyone can find their photos :)

Computer Clubhouse Wanganui
Wanganui District Council Youth Committee
Wanganui District Council
FOR OUR KIDS


Reading Rhythm And Rhyme Christmas Party!
 

Wanganui District Library

 

Rayner Brothers Gallery

A reminder that tomorrow is the final day of our last exhibition for 2014, "Double Vision". If you haven't already seen this show, do come along tomorrow. We're open from 10am to 1pm.

'Nostrums for Sanity' by Karin Strachan


 

Whanganui Police

Organising a party? Don't bring your mates Sam! We would appreciate a quiet Christmas too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idYL5oMgHes


Ease up on the drink - Sam - New Zealand Drinking Commercial
 

Wanganui District Library

Hey Kids (Ages 5-13)

Think you can read 6 books in 6 weeks? Want to win cool prizes for reading?
If you said yes to both then we think we have the perfect challenge for you. Its our 'Summer Reading Challenge'

All you have to do is read 6 books in 6 weeks, complete the challenges on the flipside and your all set up to go in to the draw to win cool prizes such as, Splash Centre Passes, Book Prizes, Little Goodies and our major prize a Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite (Tablet).

All...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui District Council has just voted to apply to the Geographic Board to have the H added to Wanganui. We believe the vote was 9-3 in favour, although that is yet to be confirmed. Edit: the vote was 10-3.
 

Wanganui District Library

Well its that time again, trying to find something for the kids to do this holiday? Why not check out what we have for kids and young people these summer holidays.

We have a Summer Reading Challenge that kicks off on the 20th of December, all you have to do is pick up a form from any branch of the Wanganui District Library and follow the intructions its that easy. We have lots of cool prizes up for grabs too!

In January we have a load more of activities going on as well, so check out...
 

Whanganui Police

Party Register - When organising a party please visit the Police Website for helpful tips. Well organised and planned parties don't tend to attract trouble or Police attention. We are here to help with advice. Leave a message for us here on the FB page or contact Constable Thomson, our Alcohol Harm Officer for more advice.

http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/drugs-and-alcohol/hosting-party-safety-tips


Hosting a party – safety tips | New Zealand Police
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Tips for...
 

River City Press

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152944947986303




If you even remotely like Star Wars, then you'll be obsessed with this home in Newark, California.Credit: http://youtu.be/z5dfpe_-Lgg
 

Whanganui Police

Have fun and be responsible. Remember to look after your mates and ensure you have organised getting home safely.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11376641


Police pledge big Christmas presence - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Police won't be making any apologies for handing out fines over the holiday period. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

She's so far raised $4000 for Starship Hospital - and she has a lot of ground to cover yet:


Country-long run for charity - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Mina Holder will go a long way for charity - the length of the country in fact. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Gallery On Guyton

But wait there's more...

Lots of fabulous gifts bought today - Lucky, Lucky receivers.
Great surprises to find under the Christmas tree :-D


 

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

Current Tylee resident Cat Auburn is giving sneak peeks into her project on her Facebook page. This work is getting more and more exciting! There is still plenty of time to donate horse tail hair, go to http://catauburn.tumblr.com/thehorsesstayedbehind to see how you can contribute.


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Thanks to Wyuna Stables for donating tail hair from Pablo!
 

Space Studio & Gallery

Don't forget we have our doors open this evening until 7pm with some new exciting stock! Come and find your Christmas pressies at Space!


 

Embassy 3 Wanganui

Some people may have read already that Sony is pulling the release of the film The Interview. This is in fact true we had is scheduled for release the 22nd of January but Sony is no longer releasing the film due to threats made to the company.
 

Embassy 3 Wanganui

New movies this week


 

Whanganui Police

Good on ya Vodafone!
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11376018


Phone shop steps in to help tourists - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Police are impressed with a Vodafone employee who was quick to help a distressed German couple contact their seriously ill daughter. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Whanganui Police

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11376019


Local man linked to Smith's escape - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A Wanganui man has been charged with helping murderer and child molester Phillip Smith flee New Zealand. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Space Studio & Gallery

Just arrived on the courier from Craig Williams in Wellington just in the nick of time before we shut up tomorrow for Christmas, these items are cash and carry from our gallery shop and we'll be open til 2 this afternoon and then back again from 5-7 for the late night shopping.


 

Space Studio & Gallery

Great news, Sarah will have the doors open for the late night shopping night tonight until 7pm, come on down and browse the wonderful works on display, cash n carry in our retail area, and works from the show will be available for collection tomorrow from 3pm, so still well in time for Christmas Presents!


 

FORDELL STOCKYARDS

Lyndon (NZ) posted a photo:
 

Space Studio & Gallery

We've already had a number of people sign up to be a part of this wonderful event, don't miss your chance, get in contact with us today.


 

Artists Open Studios Whanganui

As we wind down for Christmas and just a few months til the Artists Open Studios event March 2015, Event Facilitator Sarah Williams continues to get a cBAD WORD look at the artists Involved in the event, she had a wee chat with local Jeweller Frances Stachl:

Just a stone-throw away from the I-Site, 37 Moutoa Quay, is the creation point and home of many exquisite jewellery pieces lovingly and pain-stakingly created by Frances Stachl. The terms ‘lovingly’ and ‘pain-staking’ couldn’t ring...
 

Whanganui Police

Whanganui Police are wanting to locate Blaze Kereopa. Mr Kereopa has a Warrant to Arrest and any information can be passed onto us through Crimestoppers or by calling our Intel Section on 06 349 0675
https://www.police.govt.nz/stolenwanted/wanted-arrest/blaze-kereopa_35603


Wanted to arrest OR to be identified | New Zealand Police
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Blaze KEREOPA is wanted for arrest by Central (Manawatu - Taranaki) Police. Blaze KEREOPA is dangerous, do not approach.
 

Whanganui Police

Whanganui Police are wanting to locate Huatahi Tawhana. Mr Tawhana has a Warrant to Arrest and any information can be passed onto us through Crimestoppers or by calling our Intel Section on 06 349 0675
https://www.police.govt.nz/stolenwanted/wanted-arrest/huatahi-robert-tawhana_35604


Wanted to arrest OR to be identified | New Zealand Police
www.police.govt.nz
Huatahi Robert TAWHANA is wanted for arrest by Central (Manawatu - Taranaki) Police.