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Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, newspaper delivery man Bob Caldwell tells of being attacked and beaten while at work on Tuesday:



Paperman tells of attack - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A Marton newspaper delivery man who was dragged out of his vehicle and beaten before the attackers stole his car, initially thought his assailants were joggers. -...
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Meet artist and design Daniella Sasvari, whose elaborate garment won honours in the World of Wearable Arts Awards:



Artist's grand design a labour of love - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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It took 72 days to make, and is big enough to fill an entire room. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Whanganui Police are appealing for the public's help after a hit and run in the city on Monday night.


Motorcyclist in hospital following hit and run - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A man is in hospital following a hit and run in central Wanganui last night and police are appealing for public help in locating the driver of a car involved. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

The Melbourne Cup paid a flying visit to Wanganui yesterday:


Cup on a gallop around city - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The most sought after prize in horse racing toured Wanganui yesterday as locals had the opportunity to hold and have photos with the Melbourne Cup. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

"Zombies" march through the streets of Wanganui:


'Zombies' march in support of their city - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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People had a chance to show they feel good about Wanganui in a march along Victoria Avenue on Saturday. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Sleeping pods are now available in Wanganui, allowing newborns to sleep safely in their parents' bed:



Newborn safety pods distributed to parents - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The wait is over for Wanganui parents wanting Pepi-Pods for their newborn babies. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

TVNZ may consider giving Whanganui the opportunity for right of reply over the "zombie town" label:



We'll be back, says TVNZ - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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TVNZ has indicated it's prepared to revisit Wanganui in the wake of the Sunday Zombie Town programme which has sparked an outcry in the city. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

"We're no zombie town!" Read the reaction to the Sunday programme here:


Wanganui demands right to reply to TV show - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui's mayor and its local MP are leading the chorus of outrage about the Sunday TV programme which zeroed in on Wanganui as a zombie town. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui Chronicle photographer Bevan Conley took this picture of a stormy north mole this afternoon. Winds are currently blasting through Wanganui at nearly 90km/h, and the Desert Road is closed due to snow. We hope you're all managing to stay dry and warm! How are things at your place? Any damage?


 

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Wanganui Chronicle

What did you think of TVNZ's piece on Whanganui, the "zombie town"? Fair or not?
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Hamish McDouall has conceded defeat to Chester Borrows.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Chester Borrows has just arrived at the National Party gathering in Hawera to an enthusiastic welcome from his supporters. His lead in Whanganui is now more than 2,600 votes.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

More than 100 people have gathered at Ratana Pa tonight to support Labour's Adrian Rurawhe, who currently has a 400-vote lead over the Maori Party's Chris McKenzie.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

The surprise dark horse of the Whanganui election so far is the Conservative Party's Kim MacIntyre, who is currently in third place.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

With a quarter of the votes counted, Chester Borrows' lead over Hamish McDouall has extended to around 1,600 votes.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

There's a relaxed atmosphere at the Grand Hotel as around 60 supporters of Labour's Hamish McDouall gather for the evening.


 

Wanganui Chronicle

With 15 per cent of the party votes counted, National is on 48 per cent, Labour 24 per cent, the Greens 10 per cent, and New Zealand First 9 per cent.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In Te Tai Hauauru, Labour's Adrian Rurawhe has a small lead over the Maori Party's Chris McKenzie, while National's Ian McKelvie has a comfortable lead so far.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Supporters are currently arriving at the Hawera Club where Chester Borrows is having his election night gathering. Mr Borrows has been in Whanganui with his team, but is heading to Hawera now.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

The polls have closed, and counting has started. With 13 per cent of the Whanganui vote counted, National's Chester Borrows is leading Labour's Hamish McDouall by about 1000 votes.
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

Tomorrow is election day [in case you hadn't noticed]. Not sure where to vote? Here's all the information from the Electoral Commission about voting in the Whanganui Electorate. We will have updates on the Whanganui, Te Tai Hauauru and Rangitikei elections from 7pm onwards tomorrow so make sure you check in regularly.



Information for voters in Whanganui
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Below you’ll find all the information you need to make voting easy.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Prostate cancer survivor Roger Whiting shares his story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:



Cancer survivor highlights options - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Roger Whiting was diagnosed with prostate cancer and didn't get treatment for five years. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui voters are most concerned about jobs, according to data released by Google:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11327538


Jobs the main focus for voters - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui voters care more about jobs this election than anything else, Google search data reveals. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, Grunta's VW is finally given to his family. Read the full story here:



Wellwishers give Grunta's VW new life - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The beloved Volkswagen that Wanganui man Grant Sutherland always wanted to restore is finally back on the road. It is a dream project that Mr Sutherland - known as Grunta - did not - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, read the inspirational story of 7-year-old Natalie Johnston, who doesn't let being blind stop her from living a full life:



Blindness no bar for Natalie - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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She gets by with a little help from her friends ... although 7-year-old Natalie Johnston can do many things with no help at all. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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