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Wanganui Chronicle

Meet one of Whanganui's Pride Of NZ nominees:


Loud praise for music man - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Gavin Herdman believes everyone can learn to play a musical instrument and he has helped many people in Wanganui find their perfect pitch. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

A "kick in the backside" for local business is how McVerry Crawford manager David Wilson described Rangitikei District Council's decision to give the roading contract to Higgins:


'Kick in backside' to businesses in Marton - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Downer has lost its roading contract with Rangitikei District Council in favour of Manawatu company Higgins. The council announced yesterday it and two other district councils (Manawatu -...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

BREAKING NEWS: Here's some bad news for fans of Campbell Live:


John Campbell leaves Campbell Live - Entertainment - NZ Herald News
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John Campbell will leave Campbell Live. A current affairs show will continue four days a week under a new name with two presenters - New Zealand Herald
 

Wanganui Chronicle

This is a neat idea.


Buggies ideal for group trips - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui pre-schoolers from the Funhouse Learning Centre were on a mission to buy new oxygen weed for their fish tank yesterday - riding in style in bye bye buggies. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In today's Wanganui Chronicle, more people are getting married in Whanganui than ever before:


Couples say 'we do' to Wanganui - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Getting married in Wanganui was a no-brainer for old girl and former Wanganui Collegiate School teacher Yvette Douglas. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Meet the Whanganui firefighters who plan to take on the Sky Tower this weekend:


City quartet eye top of Sky Tower - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A quartet of Wanganui firefighters will take on the 1103 steps of Auckland's Sky Tower on Saturday. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Rick Warren says pictures on his wall swing every time large trucks go down his Wanganui East street:


Residents fed up with big truck shakes - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Heavily-laden logging trucks traversing one Wanganui East street have residents up in arms. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Plunket Wanganui is on the move:


Plunket moving clinics to one hub - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A move to new premises will bring nearly all of Wanganui Plunket's clinics under one roof. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The woman who stole thousands of dollars from a disabled man has appeared in court:


Caregiver of disabled man admits thefts - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A woman who stole thousands of dollars from the disabled man she was taking care of will be sentenced next month. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, there's good news for heritage building owners:


Quake rule easing welcome but queries remain - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Pending changes to regulations affecting earthquake-prone buildings appear positive but major questions are still to be answered. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

We would love to hear from local people who have submitted, or are planning to submit, a flag design to the New Zealand Flag Committee. If this is you, please contact our reporter Anne-Marie on [06] 3490710 ext 50839, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // .
 

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Good morning Whanganui! In today's Wanganui Chronicle, check out our photographer Bevan Conley's pictures from yesterday's Property Brokers Round The Bridges fun run:


2015 Round the Bridges Fun Run - Photos - Wanganui Chronicle Pictures
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The 2015 Property Brokers Round the Bridges Run. Photos Chronicle Photographer Bevan Conley
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

It's raining heavily out there. We've just heard there are slips on SH3 between Whanganui and Turakina, so please take extra care if you are travelling in this area. Anybody else got any flooding or other damage to report?
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Have you made it to the Beyond Broadband Expo yet? Ultrafast Fibre is celebrating the completion of the Wanganui fibre broadband network which Communications Minister Amy Adams officially launched this morning- but not before being questioned by Carlton School pupil Jaxon Gaudin. Head down to the Whanganui UCOL atrium today and tomorrow to check it out.


 

Wanganui Chronicle

A correction from today's Wanganui Chronicle: the Wanganui Ratepayers Association meeting will NOT be held tonight.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Here's a few more photos from the big day:


Photos: Prince Harry in Whanganui - Photos - Wanganui Chronicle Pictures
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All the highlights from Prince Harry's visit to Whanganui, 14th May, 2015.
 

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Whanganui war veteran Ken Newton once shook the hand of King George Vl. Yesterday he shook the hand of the late king's great-grandson. Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:


Veterans proud to share their stories - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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It was a handshake that spanned almost 70 years when navy veteran Ken Newton met Prince Harry in Wanganui yesterday. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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We'll have all the details of Prince Harry's visit in the special souvenir edition of the Wanganui Chronicle tomorrow. Photo: Stuart Munro


 

Wanganui Chronicle

After paddling down the Whanganui River Prince Harry admitted he was "absolutely knackered".


Prince Harry 'absolutely knackered' after waka journey

Prince Harry completed a windy 40 minute waka journey, becoming the first royal to paddle the Whanganui River.Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11448473&ref=NZH_FBpage
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

Here's a wrap-up of Prince Harry's visit to Putiki Marae. If you are keen to see the Prince in person, remember he'll be doing a walkabout at the War Memorial Centre forecourt at 2.30pm.


First royal to paddle the river - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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With a cheer from the crowd, Prince Harry became the first royal to paddle along the Whanganui River. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

More from Prince Harry's visit to Putiki Marae:


Prince Harry's cultural immersion continues - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Prince Harry has arrived Putiki Marae iN Whanganui wearing a korowai, where he is being welcomed with a powhiri. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

And he's arrived...


Prince Harry's cultural immersion continues - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Prince Harry has arrived Putiki Marae iN Whanganui wearing a korowai, where he is being welcomed with a powhiri. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Prince Harry is visiting Whanganui today. We will be keeping you updated throughout the day on Facebook, Twitter and our website:


Road closures for the Prince's visit - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A number of streets in the city will closed at various times tomorrow while Prince Harry visits Wanganui. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Our condolences go out to the family of Matthew Beaven, who was killed earlier this week in a quad bike accident. Mr Beaven's death is the sixth death by accident in our region in less than a week.


Quad bike victim named - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The Marton man who died in a quad bike accident on Monday was Matthew Beaven, 41. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"We are so proud of him, he was a credit to us." - Judy Hill, mother of Joshua Hill who was killed in a hunting accident at Ruatiti over the weekend.


Farewell to Joshua on Friday - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The mother of the 21-year-old Wanganui man killed in a hunting accident says he would be devastated to be the cause of our pain. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Meet the Turakina veteran who is looking forward to Prince Harry's visit tomorrow:


Royal treat for old soldier - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Pike Terewi will be wearing all his medals when he meets Prince Harry tomorrow - and he plans to have his invitation framed. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Grey Power would like the Wanganui District Council to freeze rates for a year. What do you think?


Council asked to freeze rates for year - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Grey Power Wanganui has told the Wanganui District Council to hold its spending so there was a nil rates increase in the coming year. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Good morning Whanganui, we hope you're managing to stay dry on this gloomy morning! There are no heavy rain warnings in place for our area at the moment, but MetService is forecasting steady rain to fall on Whanganui for most of the day. Please drive carefully if you are travelling - we've had too many deaths on our roads in the past week.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Unfortunately we have another tragic incident to report. Yesterday a young man received a fatal gunshot wound while hunting at Ruatiti:


Man fatally shot while hunting - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Ohakune police are investigating how a 21 year old man received a fatal gunshot wound to his chest yesterday afternoon near Raetihi. - Wanganui Chronicle