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Wanganui Chronicle

Wanganui District Council has just voted to apply to the Geographic Board to have the H added to Wanganui. We believe the vote was 9-3 in favour, although that is yet to be confirmed. Edit: the vote was 10-3.
 

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She's so far raised $4000 for Starship Hospital - and she has a lot of ground to cover yet:


Country-long run for charity - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Mina Holder will go a long way for charity - the length of the country in fact. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, a Whanganui man has been charged with assisting a convicted murderer and sex offender escape New Zealand:


Local man linked to Smith's escape - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A Wanganui man has been charged with helping murderer and child molester Phillip Smith flee New Zealand. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

A warning for our readers living on the Central Plateau: MetService is forecasting bursts of very heavy rain this afternoon and into Thursday. They have issued a severe weather watch for areas from Taumarunui to Raetihi.
 

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The H debate - it just won't go away:


About-face on 'H' by councillor - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The H is back on the table and will be subject to more debate when the Wanganui District Council meets at 2pm this Friday. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"Christmas has come upon everyone faster than we all thought." - Country Lane Originals owner Tracy Hawker.


Rush has tills jingling - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The Christmas rush is on in Wanganui - with more instore purchases during November than at the corresponding time last year. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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BREAKING NEWS: The Whanganui District Health Board has voted to change Wanganui Hospital's name to Whanganui Hospital. It was a convincing 9 - 2 vote. [Please note that abusive or offensive comments, or those containing bad language, will be deleted.]
 

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A prisoner escaped from Wanganui Hospital overnight.


Prisoner escapes from Wanganui Hospital - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A male prisoner escaped from Wanganui Hospital last night. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"I've been looking at the beach for 70 years and I've never seen anything like it." - resident Potonga Neilson, who is concerned about erosion at Mowhanau.


Mowhanau cliff erosion causes alarm - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Erosion of sea cliffs south of the Mowhanau settlement has disturbed one man - but nearby residents are unworried. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"We could tell you some stories that you couldn't print in the Chronicle." - 102-year-old golfing buddies, Nancy Francis and Clarrie Chambers.


Rounds of 102 for old golfing friends - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Nancy Francis of Aramoho turned 102 on Monday and yesterday she was celebrating with her friend Clarrie Chambers, also 102, and others at the Cosmopolitan Club. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Whanganui fire service is heading back to its Maria Place base:


Firefighters report back to HQ - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The Wanganui Fire Service has begun the shift back to its refurbished headquarters. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"Factors which have arisen during the process to finalise the design mean we simply don't have enough information and certainty at this time to be able to give the go-ahead for work to start." - Wanganui Mayor Annette Main, on delays at the wastewater treatment plant:


Sewage plant delay - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A potential blowout in operating costs has forced the Wanganui District Council to delay its planned multi-million-dollar wastewater...
 

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Funeral directors James Forrest and Julie Kenny say they have been concerned about security at Wanganui Hospital for several years. Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:


A tragedy waiting to happen - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The attack on a female security officer at Wanganui Hospital on Monday morning was a tragedy waiting to happen. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"New Zealand people have been so friendly and kind ... I think I just got too relaxed." - German tourist and robbery victim, Julia Werner.


Thieves swipe even tourist's teddy bear - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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German visitor Julia Werner is usually cautious about keeping her possessions with her at all times ... - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, read the full story of the attack on a security guard at Wanganui Hospital:


Hospital security woman bashed - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A female security officer was left unconscious after being seriously assaulted at Wanganui Hospital yesterday. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Wanganui Chronicle

BREAKING NEWS: There has been an assault on a security guard at Wanganui Hospital. The security guard, a woman in her 30s, is currently being treated at the hospital's emergency department. Unfortunately we don't have any more details at this stage.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Good news for Waverley as local iwi, Nga Rauru, announces it has purchased the former Waverley High School site.


Blank canvas for iwi after site acquired - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Kaumatua gave a round of applause when Nga Rauru kaiwhakahaere Anne-Marie Broughton announced their iwi had bought the former Waverley High School site. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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New Zealand's best young track and field athletes will descend on Whanganui this weekend:


Wanganui to field medal hopefuls - Sport - Wanganui Chronicle News
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MORE than a handful of Wanganui athletes have emerged as genuine medal contenders at the 42nd New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships on home turf this weekend. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In today's Wanganui Chronicle, read the full story of the Wanganui District Council's 'H' debate. [Please note that offensive or abusive comments, or those containing bad language, will be deleted.]


Iwi pull the plug - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Tears and a clear message of relationships damaged greeted a vote by Wanganui District Council that quashed a bid to change the spelling of the Wanganui district. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

BREAKING NEWS: Wanganui District councillors have voted against adding the H to the council's name and changing it to Whanganui District Council. Full story in tomorrow's Wanganui Chronicle.
 

Wanganui Chronicle

"It is time for the council to make a firm decision which will provide certainty to the community and iwi." - Whanganui Mayor Annette Main.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11367341


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Wanganui Chronicle

For those of you wondering what happened to job seeker Stephen Laidler, here's an update:


Gutsy Stephen back in a job - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A week ago he was standing on a street corner, holding a sign and hoping for a break. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"This march very clearly shows Wanganui is against domestic violence." - Deputy mayor Hamish McDouall, speaking at yesterday's White Ribbon march.


Youth strong presence in anti-violence march +photos - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Supporting the message family violence is not okay should not be something a community recognises on just one day of the year. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, read about why injured jockey Thomas Russell is positive about his future:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11363910


Jockey backs positive attitude - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Thomas Russell can't remember anything about the freak accident that left him paralysed from the neck down. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

Lower petrol prices are back in the news - how far would you go to get cheaper petrol?
 

Wanganui Chronicle

In case you missed Saturday's Wanganui Chronicle, here's Laurel Stowell's feature story about some of the ethnic food available in Whanganui, and the people who cook it:


Catering to Kiwi palates - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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AS a Kurd Yunus Ozturk can remember a degree of persecution in Turkey. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

A law change means the number of people granted name suppression at the Whanganui District Court has dropped sharply:


Harder to get secrecy in courts - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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People in Wanganui are finding it harder to get their names suppressed in the Whanganui District and High courts. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Wanganui Chronicle

The Wanganui Chronicle is running a series called Home For Christmas, where we talk to people who are returning to Whanganui for Christmas. Do you know someone who is returning to Whanganui for Christmas? Or are you yourself returning to Whanganui? If so, please message us with your contact details, or call our deputy editor, Anna, on [06] 3490728.