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Williams Rx7 is back, previously ( 2016 ) this...

Williams Rx7 is back, previously ( 2016 ) this setup had produced 495hp @ 24psi. This time around we have fabricated a new stainless 3.5" exhaust system, upgraded the wastegate actuator and a few other small modifications. Back on the dyno for some additional tuning and 30psi we finished with 591hp at the tyres. This 13b Bridgeport is running 98 octane fuel and dual stage water methanol...
 

Another perfect day at the Markets in Whanganui...

Another perfect day at the Markets in Whanganui this morning. Made even more perfect with the arrival of the first of Col’s locally grown organic garlic . He has perfected these over 25 years and the brix levels are off the refractometer. What does this mean for you the customer? Because I know someone will ask. Brix readings tell you the sugar levels which reflect the nutrient density, which lets a grower know how well they are providing the correct minerals in the correct...
 

All of us at the Market who work hard to create a...

All of us at the Market who work hard to create a weekly event which always attracts a huge crowd of locals and visitors every single Saturday in Whanganui, had a wry smile when we read the comment that there was nothing on that closing the bridge on a Saturday would affect. Sure we would have coped , but it would have meant the Whanganui City Bridge would have been in heavy demand on Saturday morning as people head into town to shop and to visit the market. So good to hear that this...
 

The treasures you find at the market ! We...

The treasures you find at the market ! We couldn’t resist photographing this hand stitched tapestry and it’s gorgeous colours gracing Kirsty’s stall this morning . The treasures you find at the market ! We couldn’t resist photographing this hand stitched tapestry and it’s gorgeous colours gracing Kirsty’s stall this morning .
 

Chess is a serious game it seems...even when...

Chess is a serious game it seems...even when played outside on a summers day . Our new addition is proving very popular , some of us still need practice though! The children are cleverer than we are! Chess is a serious game it seems...even when played outside on a summers day . Our new addition is proving very popular , some of us still need practice though! The children are cleverer than we are!
 

Midweek testing & tuning at Hampton Downs. Good...

Midweek testing & tuning at Hampton Downs. Good getting on top of a couple of small issues 👌 Midweek testing & tuning at Hampton Downs. Good getting on top of a couple of small issues 👌
 

Tremaine's Altezza / 2jz conversion progressing...

Tremaine's Altezza / 2jz conversion progressing nicely, now ready for wiring & tuning. This car came in completely standard, all fabrication including exhaust manifold & custom tanks have been completed in house. Tremaine's Altezza / 2jz conversion progressing nicely, now ready for wiring & tuning. This car came in completely standard, all fabrication including exhaust manifold & custom tanks have been completed in house.
 

Nice Letter From Guests Recently we provided the...

Nice Letter From Guests Recently we provided the venue for a private function, which went well. The organisers have kindly thanked us, publicly, with a letter in the Wanganui Chronicle: "Great venue Hip hooray for Hikurangi Stay Place (a Wanganui treasure tucked into secluded native bush redolent with birdsong). We recently held a private party for family and friends. We needed somewhere with an intimate atmosphere. The perfect find was at Hikurangi Stay Place. Sean, the co-owner...
 

Due to having such a heavy work load from the...

Due to having such a heavy work load from the start of 2018 we've been a little slack on our Fb post's! So I'll start off with some of the builds that have well in progress. We have been given the task of a complete ground up build of this rx2, we have upgraded the diff, brakes, added a roll cage, custom door cards, seat brackets and a nice naturally aspirated 13b bridge port, radiator/oil coolers and new fabricated exhaust system. Next on the list will be a new injected fuel...
 

We had such a wonderful morning on Saturday as we...

We had such a wonderful morning on Saturday as we kicked off Whanganui Vintage Weekend 2018. Run off our feet ! And a lot of delicious food created by our local food vendors was devoured by those getting ready for a weekend of music, dancing and old fashioned fun. Relics of their youth were dug out of wardrobes as our stallholders went with the retro theme . And early bird visitors were rewarded with some great finds of old treasures finally released from their homes in garages and...
 

Whanganui's 2018 Vintage Weekend is set to be...

Whanganui's 2018 Vintage Weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever. Whanganui's 2018 Vintage Weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever.
 

It’s takes real artisan skill to create these...

It’s takes real artisan skill to create these useful and highly beautiful out door wood stoves and hand forged works . They are really worth a look and Josh is here on site to show you his work . It’s takes real artisan skill to create these useful and highly beautiful out door wood stoves and hand forged works . They are really worth a look and Josh is here on site to show you his work .
 

It’s fresh fig time and look at these juicy gems...

It’s fresh fig time and look at these juicy gems grown locally . They won’t last long so come down to Lovely Food next to the Dragon pizza . It’s fresh fig time and look at these juicy gems grown locally . They won’t last long so come down to Lovely Food next to the Dragon pizza .
 

Our regular Saturday morning Market takes on a...

Our regular Saturday morning Market takes on a retro theme for Whanganui Vintage Weekend . So if you have some forgotten treasures to sell , or make some of those old fashioned things we used in the past , email us at rivermarketsnz@gmail.com to book a site for the first daytime event of this busy weekend.
 

Our stallholders go to a lot of trouble to set the...

Our stallholders go to a lot of trouble to set the scene for their clever products . Here Wilding Co. show off their beautiful handmade children’s clothes with a backdrop of their collection from a past era . That’s why this is no ordinary market. It’s a window to view a slice of a creative and entrepreneurial community . That community is Whanganui . All you need, and then some .
 

Our last Market before Christmas was such a...

Our last Market before Christmas was such a success these images were a common theme from late morning . We love that so many Christmas tables featured the fresh local produce, the handmade bread, the Christmas cakes and the many condiments and specialty items our stall-holders lovingly create. And that many a Christmas tree sparkled with handmade decorations while underneath unique and creative presents were waiting for a new owner. All made by the wonderful tiny businesses who will be...
 

Music from the Jazz Big Band at the Market this...

Music from the Jazz Big Band at the Market this morning....and it’s not Christmas Carols , although they did slip a couple in! Music from the Jazz Big Band at the Market this morning....and it’s not Christmas Carols , although they did slip a couple in!
 

What a great way to finish the year, another turbo...

What a great way to finish the year, another turbo quad ready to be shipped. Very happy with how this setup has come together in a short period of time! we are also running a number of new components on this particular setup that are working very well, super responsive and running very clean. I'd also like to say a big thanks to our team, it has been a really good year, big changes, great customers and many awesome jobs! Thanks Vaughan, Ben, Max & Tennessee 👌 Merry Christmas & Happy New...
 

Another 26b turbo engine package almost ready,...

Another 26b turbo engine package almost ready, final wiring and plumbing all finished. This is the best part, fitting all the fabricated parts and adding the final touches. All our complete packages come wired, preconfigured and run up on our bench before being sent out.
 

Very excited to be returning home for Christmas -...

Very excited to be returning home for Christmas - I’ll be bringing my little family and new venture The Hat Lady this time! Over the years I’ve been collecting friendships with wonderful artisans around the world - Australian Hat Makers, Japanese based umbrella designers, old world quality textiles from Tradition Textiles (Australia /India). Then there’s the fabulous Camilo of the Original Panama Hat Company Australia/Ecuador ... Camilo fashions stylish hats in natural tones of tea...
 

Who needs Christmas decorations when the whole...

Who needs Christmas decorations when the whole riverbank where we run our market is lit up with the foresight of an earlier generation? Little did they know these pohutukawa trees would provide a stunning backdrop for our Christmas Markets this week and next . We are open until 2 today so an extra hour to discover something new from the huge array of stalls . Some are only here today and next week so it’s worth popping down if you haven’t already .