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23rd October 2014 | River City Press
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Wanganui City

Forecast looks good enough for Labour Weekend! :)


Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

The long weekend is almost here (woohoo!) and activity number 1 on's list is to spend it skiing. Come and enjoy some spring goodness!


Wanganui Online

The Melbourne Cup, the horse race that stops a nation, is run again on Tuesday week. Got nothing planned to celebrate the big day? Check this out.....


Wanganui District Council Youth Committee

Air Jordans! DJ Sirvere! HoopNation! This weekend Sarjeant on the Quay, with the Wanganui District Council Youth Committee, are hosting an exhibition of 29 pairs of AIR JORDAN sneakers from 1985 to RIGHT NOW! This is FREE ENTRY and DJ Sirvere will be playing sets throughout the day! DON'T MISS THIS!


Visit Whanganui

Ahoy there...

Brand New Race for Whanganui River Challenge 2014

The Whanganui Multisport Club is preparing for a big day of on-the-river events early in November, kick-starting the summer season with an action-packed day of racing that promises something for everyone.

The Whanganui River Challenge is back for 2014, and this year the Plastic Fantastic race is an exciting new edition which will be an entertaining mixture of plastic-built vessels. The ‘Plastic Fantastic’ race is open to...

Springvale Garden Centre

Below are our other two colouring competition winners. For 5 and under age group Amy Parker (on the left). For over 9 years age group is Olivia Devito Jones (on the right). Congratulations girls!


Clippings of horse tail requested for memorial

Clippings of horse tail requested for memorial tapestry

Wellington based artist Cat Auburn will be the artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage from November 2014 to February 2015. Her residency project, ‘The Horses Stayed Behind,’ will reflect on the thousands of horses who left NZd for service in World War One and never returned. Auburn will create a collaborative memorial to war, community and animals by weaving a large memorial tapestry in the style of a Victoria Hair Wreath. So she is...

Wanganui Online

Around Town

Drawn to our attention by a Springvale resident.....Thanks for the warning but as a long-time ratepayer I look forward to the day when it reads: Perfectly smooth footpath, enjoy your walk..


Cyclone Cindy about to hit Wanganui! Volunteers of

Cyclone Cindy about to hit Wanganui!

Volunteers of injured and missing people required.

"From Nov. 14 to 16, Cyclone Cindy will hit the Wanganui region. It will cause widespread damage with a severity far worse than predicted. Many people will not be prepared for the extent of the devastation. Flooding and storm damage will affect many properties and will affect utilities leaving homes and businesses without power, gas and/or water. A major slip will take out the main seer line in...

Bason Botanic Gardens on its way to becoming

Bason Botanic Gardens on its way to becoming “best homestead garden in NZ.”

The Bason Botanic Gardens Trust is making good progress, in not only ensuring that the plantings at the popular picnic spot are being constantly developed and maintained, but also, in planning more practical and artistic additions.
The really exciting project, has to be the commissioning of a new sculpture.
The piece of sculpture will be placed at the bottom of the steps from the Millennium Hill. A requirement...

Wanganui Online

Now wouldn't this look great in the CBD at Christmas?
Auckland's City Council has retired its famous Santa because of installation costs and now doesn't what to do with the Fat Jolly Man.
We could take him off their hands. Ho ho ho....


Wanganui Jobs

Bar Manager
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE: Excellent general management skills, including an in depth understanding of promotions, marketing hospitality operations and d...

Wanganui News

If you love music and art then don't miss this exhibition...

Timeline Photos
Craig's exhibition "Soundtracks of My life" is on the wall and looking mighty fine... Ready for you to view, admire, buy, talk about, provide new homes for, etc... Opening - Friday 24 October at 6pm Gallery on Guyton Gallery hours - Sat, Sun, Mon 11am to 4pm A sampler - Freddy and some of his "words of wisdom"

Love Wanganui


Timeline Photos
The colours in the Cliff

Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, vandals have hit a local school:

Vandals wreak havoc at school - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
A Wanganui school has suffered potentially tens of thousands of dollars of damage after vandals broke a water pipe and flooded one of the buildings. - Wanganui Chronicle

Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

8 days left of the October early bird sale! Don't miss out on the best value for your 2015 Season Pass.


Sport Wanganui

Pop in and see us to purchase your tickets to the Ray White Wanganui Sports Awards.
Ticket sales close 7th November and are selling fast!


Boost for local refuge

Money raised during the...

Wanganui Online

Smart? You bet we are.....

“Being a Smart21 community will also help us to gain a higher global profile and be more attractive to companies searching for a place to invest.” -
The Mayor celebrates the city being named among the world's smartest communities once again.


Vandals wreak havoc at school

A Wanganui school has suffered potentially tens of thousands of dollars of damage after vandals broke a water pipe and flooded one of the buildings. The Maori language school - Te...

Mad rush as two stores open

Customers kept staff at both the new...

Hospitality industry urged to speak out

Caroline Norton, newly elected Wanganui president of the Hospitality Association of New Zealand, is urging both members and non-members to get more involved in the industry. Ms Norton said the hospitality industry faced a number of...

Whanganui Regional Museum

Timeline Photos
This is the latest series of progress photos on the Museums iconic 25pdr WW2 artillery gun. Currently, work by Wanganui Antiquities Trust is progressing on the 'traversing wheel' and its wheel rims.

'Aggressive' man pepper sprayed

Shouting obscenities at police and acting aggressively is a good way to get a face full of pepper spray, a local man has found. Rennae Phillip Patrick Burke was paid a visit by officers on Monday after he had an argument with his partner. When he found out he was...

Jobs boost as iwi plan pays off

A technology hub, a Ruapehu-style Top Town event, a housing survey and jobs are all being pursued as part of the Ruapehu Whanau Transformation Plan. It was launched by Ngati Rangi iwi in July...

Third party trust may look after housing

Social housing could come under the control of a third party trust as the Rangitikei District Council looks at handing over the running of the community asset. Mayor Andy Watson has asked for a report on the...

Conference brings range of thinkers

The A Place to Live conference next month offers a chance for Wanganui people to see some of New Zealand's best talkers and thinkers in action. They include broadcaster...

Injured driver airlifted to hospital after crash

A man in his 30s was airlifted to Wanganui Hospital after a car accident on State Highway 4 near Raetihi. It was a single-car accident with...

Wanganui District Council

For the third year running the Intelligent Community Forum has named our district as one of the world's Smart21 communities! It's a reflection of the work we are doing using broadband services to improve our economic, social and cultural opportunities. Read more:

Media Releases - Wanganui District Council
Mayor Annette Main today welcomed the announcement that Whanganui has been named one of the world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2015.