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Wanganui Chronicle

A legal battle may be looming for Wanganui artist Mark Rayner:


Portrait sparks legal wrangle - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A Wanganui artist's controversial portrait of a convicted murderer is a valid piece of artwork, according to a local art dealer. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Hamish McDouall and Chris McKenzie were the perferred candidates among those attending last week's meet the candidates forum:



McDouall tops Whanganui candidates - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Labour candidate for Whanganui Hamish McDouall has at least savoured one small victory over his National Party rival Chester Borrows. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Fans of Project Runway will now be able to watch Hawera designer Sean Kelly on SKY. Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:


Hawera designer on Sky TV - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Hawera designer Sean Kelly's successful run on Project Runway will be shown on New Zealand TV after all. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Do we have any Scottish folk living in Wanganui who would be keen to give us their view of the independence vote in Scotland this week? If so, please PM us with your contact details, or call our reporter Anne-Marie on [06] 3490710 ext 50839.


 

Wanganui Chronicle

"We need to know we can launch the rescue boat at any time. If we can't launch from here, we have to go from Putiki and that adds another half-hour to the time." - Wanganui Coastguard's Kevin McKenna.




Rescue boat stuck - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Coastguard Wanganui was unable to launch its rescue craft to help a stricken boat last week, prompting a call for more dredging of the Whanganui River. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Who's coming along to the meet the candidates forum at the War Memorial Hall tonight at 6pm? If you were hoping to see Conservative Party candidate Kim MacIntyre there, you're out of luck:


Candidate missing in action - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The mystery man has become the invisible man. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

Will the Wanganui District Council become the Whanganui District Council?? Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:


'H' debate back on the agenda - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui councillors will re-enter the H debate next month. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Police have now named the two women who were pulled from their burning Castlecliff home on Monday night and later died. They are GAIL EDWARDS, 68, of Wanganui and INEKE WESSEL, 73, originally of the Netherlands. Our sympathies are with their families and friends at this sad time.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Police have named one of the women who died in the house fire on Monday. She was GAIL EDWARDS, 68, of Wanganui. The name of the second woman will not be released until her next of kin have been notified.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle: neighbours pay tribute to the two victims of Monday night's fatal house fire:


Tribute to victims of fatal house fire - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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As investigators pored over the scene of Monday's fatal fire in Castlecliff, neighbours arrived to place flowers at the scene. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Very sad news tonight. The second woman rescued from last night's fire in Castlecliff has died in Wanganui Hospital.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Work is progressing on the new building on the corner of Maria Place and St Hill Street:



Store true to heritage style - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A finish replicating Wanganui's heritage streetscape is the key behind different concrete panels used in the new Farmers department store going up between Victoria Ave and St Hill - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

"We just went out for dinner about 8 o'clock for about a couple of hours. When we came back it was just destroyed." - the owner of an Ingestre St bakery, which was trashed after being open for just two weeks:



Little shop of horrors - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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An Ingestre St bakery was trashed on Friday after being open for only two weeks. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

We regret to tell you that one of the women pulled from her blazing house at Longbeach last night has died. The other woman is still in a critical condition at Wanganui Hospital.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Serious fire at Castlecliff this evening:



Two injured in fire - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Two women have been injured in a house fire at Longbeach, Castlecliff. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui District councillor Rob Vinsen is collecting signatures for a petition which calls for a pedestrian crossing on Taupo Quay. Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:


Push for zebra crossing - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui District Councillor Rob Vinsen has gathered more than 200 signatures in support of a pedestrian crossing over Taupo Quay near Drews Ave. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Check out Wanganui Chronicle photographer Bevan Conley's gallery of pictures from the 39th Cold Kiwi motorcycle rally, held at Horopito over the weekend:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/photos/news/image.cfm?c_id=1503419&gal_cid=1503419&gallery_id=145282#16546990


Gallery: Cold Kiwi 2014 - Photos - Wanganui Chronicle Pictures
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The 39th Cold Kiwi motorcycle rally was held at Horopito, organised by the Ruapehu Motorcycle Club and attended by at least 900 bikers...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Got a question for a local candidate? Now's your chance to ask it. The Wanganui Chronicle is hosting a Meet The Candidates forum at 6pm on 12 September for the Whanganui and Te Tai Hauauru candidates.
The meeting is open to all and is being held at the Wanganui War Memorial Centre.
Post your question and let us know which candidate it is for.
The candidates are:
WHANGANUI CANDIDATES
Chester Borrows (National)
Alan Davidson (ACT)
Kim MacIntyre (Conservative)
Hamish McDouall (Labour)
Heather...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Longbeach resident Ayse Brummer wants people to be more respectful of the local seal population:


Save our seals, says local - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The faint outline of a decomposing carcass is visible in the wind-swept sand at Longbeach, Castlecliff. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

He's standing for the Whanganui electorate, but Conservative Party candidate Kim MacIntyre remains a mystery:



Conservative candidate still yet to speak - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Conservative Party election candidate Kim MacIntyre remains a mystery. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

A BP service station and Wild Bean Cafe is planned for a London St site, and is expected to be open by Christmas.



New station, cafe pump up BP action - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A major shift in Wanganui's petrol retail landscape is looming and BP is at the heart of it. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Marton people got to meet the candidates for Rangitikei last night:


Good-spirited and lively debate once stage cleared of union politicking - Wanganui Chronicle -...
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What started out as a farce turned into a slick, well-fought debate as the Rangitikei candidates staked their claim for the rural seat ahead of the September 20 election. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui schools are ensuring their emergency procedures are in place after a scare at Churton School last month. Read the full story here:



Lockdown practice shows schools ready - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui schools have been checking their emergency procedures after a hoax call to police led to a lockdown at Churton School two weeks ago. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

How well off is your household by national standards?


Interactive: See how well off you are with our inequality calculator - Your Money - NZ Herald News
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If you're viewing this on mobile, please click here . - New Zealand Herald
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Eight-year-old Genea Huijs is parting with her long blonde locks for a good cause:


Genea's locks going to a good cause - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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How? An 8-year-old's inquiry about human hair being turned into wigs has led to the youngster sacrificing her own long, blonde locks next weekend. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

The latest on the shooting in Ashburton this morning, in which two people have been killed:


Shooting reported in Ashburton - National - NZ Herald News
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Police are investigating reports of a shooting in Ashburton this morning. - New Zealand Herald
 

Wanganui Chronicle

"I don't think the rest of my council see the world quite the same way that I do." - Horizons Regional Councillor Rachel Keedwell, who wants Horizons to put rules for oil and gas exploration in place.



Councillor calls for oil search guidelines - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Government offers up blocks of New Zealand for oil and gas exploration with no guidelines, then pockets all the royalties and leaves the regions to clean up any mess, Horizons region -...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

"We like the freedom that our horses have, not stuck in paddocks and just left." - Castlecliff horse owner Krissy Riordan.


'Cliff rider's plea: let our horses be - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Tighter animal control bylaws targeting horses in Castlecliff could threaten the essence of the 'Cliff, one woman says. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

BREAKING NEWS: Judith Collins has resigned as Minister:


Judith Collins resigns - National - NZ Herald News
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Judith Collins has confirmed she is resigning as a Minister from Cabinet, with the PM saying a new email raises questions about her judgement. - New Zealand Herald