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Tara Raj – Champion Golfer at 12. Tara Raj was introduced to golf by her mother Arlene, when she was “about six or seven.” Now aged 12, the Wanganui Intermediate student, recently won the 2015 Ricoh Wanganui Open Women’s Golf Championship. Tara is one of five sisters and she was following the example of two older sisters who were playing golf. It was not love at first sight. She says her interest in the sport “came slowly” and improvement “didn’t come easily.” However, her handicap...
New Hair Salon opening Scarlet Grace Hair and Beauty is opening on Monday in the Top Block at 194A Victoria Ave. It is a dream come true for owner/hairdresser Carrie Sutton, who has 12 years experience in the hairdressing industry in Wanganui. It is also the style of salon recommended by many of her clients and family, who told her what they wanted in a hair dressing salon. It serves both men and women. Carrie invited Blaque Cate, with whom she had worked with, to be the Salon...
Congratulations to the 12 ensembles who performed during the National Finals weekend of the 2015 NZCT Chamber Music Contest! The overall winners were Trio Glivenko from Wellington, who played Shostakovich's first Piano Trio.Click here to find out who won the top prizes this year.
- Category: Community
- Created: 30 August 2015
Enjoy birdwatching? Well this obviously well-fed Kereru (Native New Zealand Wood Pigeon) was spotted by@adamsinclaire40 on the downtown Whanganui Riverbank... #visitwhanganui to share your pix with us!
Fathers Day is coming!!! One week away today. Buying him 4 packs of socks from farmers? Why not, for about the SAME price, let him fly a plane! I feel like we just saved you from an embarrassing fathers day and instead gave you the goods for a Brilliant Fathers Day! You're welcome See link below for more details :) http://www.wanganuiaeroclub.co.nz/menu/
Lights Out at The Sarjeant! Saturday 5th September, 8:00 - 9:30 pm, 38 Taupo Quay. Everybody Welcome! To celebrate the completion of refurbishments to the Gallery at Sarjeant on the Quay and before we install our exciting new exhibitions, the Gallery is hosting the popular No Lights No Lycra dance event. It’s been a long winter so this is a good chance to celebrate the arrival of spring and christen our rejuvenated space. No Lights No Lycra is an international dance community...
‘Wat’s On Building Ltd’ wins Gold A house built in Millward Street, Wanganui East by Wat’s On Building Ltd has won Gold in the ‘New Home Up to $300,000’ category, in the Manawatu Wanganui regional finals of the Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year awards. Owner Mike Watson says “We don’t enter every year but we had something special in this property,” adding that “it was probably the exceptional fit-out of this home that swayed the judges.” The judges actually asked to...
Sisters going to Kansas City to follow basketball dream Leila Blackburn at 17 years and sister Roimata at 18, are heading off to Wichita, Kansas City, USA to attend Life Preparatory Academy, where they will compete against some of the best basketball players in the state and hopefully be picked up by one of the scouts to go on to University on a full basketball scholarship. They have been given a partial basketball scholarship to attend the Academy but need to raise enough funds to...
The Cameron Blockhouse in Whanganui is a rare surviving example of a privately constructed redoubt from1868. The double-skinned tōtara walls were filled with clay to protect against bullets and the threat of fire, and the roof was corrugated iron. Designed to withstand a 24 hours siege, fortunately it was never used in anger. Go check it out next time you #visitwhanganui !
Stephanie Santigo – from Malaysia - Volunteering in NZ Stephanie Santigo is an educational co-ordinator for an Animal, Projects and Environment group called APE Malaysia. She came to New Zealand last year on her honeymoon and decided that she would apply for one of the 1100 holiday work visas available for young Malaysians to come to New Zealand for up to six months. Stephanie says that all 1100 visas were taken in two hours. Her intention was not to work but to volunteer and so the...
We are also stoked to be featuring paintings and ceramics tonight in our gallery shop by local Artist Mike Marsh. Lots of lovely spring colours, Mike is joined by other ceramic artists, Mark Rayner, Paul Rayner, Craig Williams, Shane Gallagher, and a selection of Leigh Anderton-Hall's wonderful cups! There is plenty to see at Space!
- Category: Chronicle
- Created: 29 August 2015
Another busy Saturday morning, last Saturday of Winter! And after the Market there is still time to head to your favourite cafe for a leisurely lunch, check out the central city shops and then to the Home Show. Phew, busy day in Whanganui!