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

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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
 

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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
 

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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.


 

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"It's a beautiful old villa, and I was so looking forward to having it, you know - it was going to be repainted for summer." - Tony, whose house was destroyed by fire.


Fears fires linked - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Police are looking at a possible link between two fires at opposite ends of London St in the early hours of yesterday morning. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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A man armed with a pistol didn't get what he wanted from this dairy owner:


Dairy owner foils gunman - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A brave Wanganui dairy owner has thwarted an attempted robbery by a man believed to be armed. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Little has been chosen as the new leader of the Labour Party.
 

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"My goal is to be employed again by Friday." - Job seeker Stephen Laidler.


'I expected to be shamed' - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Stephen Laidler was made redundant last Friday. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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What happened when a former traffic cop and his old car were re-united:


Cop back in old patrol car, 25 years on - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Lance Patterson and his old traffic patrol car Turbo have been reunited after 25 years. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Who felt the quake? It was a magnitude 6.5km, centred off the East Cape at a depth of 31km.
 

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Read about broadcaster Kim Hill's visit to Whanganui over the weekend:


Kim Hill probes 'zombie town' label - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The zombie town label was given another airing during broadcaster Kim Hill's Saturday Morning programme broadcast from the Royal Wanganui Opera House. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Are there any students that have used student job search, or are you an employer who uses students? Our reporter Regan would love to hear from you on 027 807 8345.
 

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It's finals time on Homai Te Pakipaki, and we have two local groups performing. Good luck to Harmony Showdown and We Three!


Local backing lifts groups for TV finale - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Today is the grand final of Homai Te Pakipaki, and two local groups will be among those aiming for the title. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Read the story of a Whanganui woman went to extreme measures to attract attention after crashing her car and being stuck down a bank:


Driver set car on fire - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A woman who crashed her car down a 20-metre bank in the Parapara spent 14 hours alone with the wreckage before setting the vehicle on fire with a lighter to attract rescuers. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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A major Red Cross exercise will be held in Whanganui and Rangitikei this weekend:


Disaster teams in major drill - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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This weekend 120 Red Cross disaster welfare and support team volunteers will take part in a major multi-agency exercise across Wanganui and Rangitikei. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The Serious Crash Unit are investigating the accident.


Fatal head-on crash near Whangaehu - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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An elderly woman is dead after her car had a head on crash with a courier van along State Highway 3. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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BREAKING NEWS: An elderly woman is dead after her car and a courier van had a head-on crash near Whangaehu. The driver of the van is in a serious condition.
 

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BREAKING NEWS: There's been an accident on SH4 at Upokongaro. We understand a car has gone into a ditch. The road is closed on both sides. We'll bring you more details as they come to hand.
 

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How much do you know about TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) ? Does it concern you?
 

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The mayor of Gisborne has some advice for Whanganui:


How to avoid becoming 'zombies' - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon is excited to come to Wanganui for a conference that aims to grow rural New Zealand. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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It's not a garden ornament, it's a live bomb...


Bomb Alert - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The discovery of a bomb saw a street cordoned off on Saturday as explosive experts moved in. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Wanganui Chronicle Classifieds Team are searching for Pet Idol 2014
Enter your pets to win a $250 Pet Hamper from New World Wanganui!
The winner will be decided by a reader poll. Photos can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // or come in and see us at the Classifieds Counter and we can scan your photo.
Entries cost $10 per pet and close on 14th November, 2014.


 

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Wanganui man Brian Rhodes wants to liven up Whanganui by painting the four bridges in bright colours. What do you think of this idea?


Colourful idea to liven up city - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Talk of zombie towns has certainly inspired Wanganui's most passionate supporters. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has copped a hefty fine for a diesel spill at Mt Ruapehu last year:


Company fined for diesel spill - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has been fined $300,000 for a diesel spill on Mount Ruapehu. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The Royal Wanganui Opera House will be brought up to earthquake-strengthening standards next year. Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:


Quake fix urgent - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui's grand old lady, the Royal Opera House, is first in line for major earthquake strengthening - but the contractor who wins the contract has only three months in which to do - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Very sad news from Wanganui City College today. The school has just posted this statement on its Facebook page. Our condolences to the whanau, friends and school family of Eruera Heitia-Ponga:

"It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our much loved and respected Head Boy, Eruera Heitia-Ponga. Eruera was a larger than life figure in our school and in the wider Whanganui community. His loss will reverberate throughout the entire city.

Eruera passed away yesterday...
 

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BREAKING NEWS: A big congratulations to the O'Learys of Whanganui, whose horse, Who Shot Thebarman has just taken out third place in the Melbourne Cup!
 

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In this morning's Wanganui Chronicle, Earl Bamber of Whanganui has claimed the Porsche Supercup Series Championship - the first New Zealander to do so. Congratulations Earl!


Wanganui motor ace powers into record books - Sport - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui's Earl Bamber has achieved what no other New Zealand motor-racing driver has done, claiming the Porsche Supercup Series Championship in Austin, Texas, yesterday morning. - Wanganui Chronicle