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Congratulations to our new Whanganui Electorate...

Congratulations to our new Whanganui Electorate MP, National's Harate Hipango, who has just delivered her victory speech. Meanwhile Labour's Steph Lewis has conceded. Ms Hipango has an unassailable lead with 97.3 per cent of the vote counted. She leads with 15,000 votes to 12,915 for Ms Lewis. Update: 100% vote counted. Harete Hipango 15,376, Steph Lewis 13,535. Party vote: National 15,474, Labour 12,085, NZ First 3,451, Greens 1,501.
 

With 84 per cent of the Whanganui Electorate vote...

With 84 per cent of the Whanganui Electorate vote counted, National's Harete Hipango leads the candidate vote with 12,857 votes to Labour Steph Lewis' 11,423. National also leads the Party Vote in Whanganui with 12,919 to Labour's 10,219. Nobody is calling it yet, but a National victory in Whanganui looks likely on both fronts, with Labour closing the gap on last election's results.
 

Too close to call with 20 per cent of the vote...

Too close to call with 20 per cent of the vote counted. Too close to call with 20 per cent of the vote counted.
 

Adrian Rurawhe isn't used to carrying nerves but...

Adrian Rurawhe isn't used to carrying nerves but he will be for the next few hours. Adrian Rurawhe isn't used to carrying nerves but he will be for the next few hours.
 

Browse local and regional news from the Wanganui...

Browse local and regional news from the Wanganui region - wanganuichronicle.co.nz Browse local and regional news from the Wanganui region - wanganuichronicle.co.nz
 

Daylight saving starts this weekend - and it's a...

Daylight saving starts this weekend - and it's a reminder to test your smoke alarms. Daylight saving starts this weekend - and it's a reminder to test your smoke alarms.
 

Reported robbery in Whanganui tonight. This from...

Reported robbery in Whanganui tonight. This from police: "Police were called about 8:05pm to reports of a robbery at a store on Dublin Road (Street). Two males reportedly entered the premises armed with weapons (not firearms) and stole cigarettes. They've then left the store, Police are in the area speaking to a number of witnesses and making further inquiries." The Chronicle understands the store was the Z service station, but police have not confirmed this.
 

Favourite fishing spot strewn with litter....

Favourite fishing spot strewn with litter. Favourite fishing spot strewn with litter.
 

Captain to play his 100th match in crucial away...

Captain to play his 100th match in crucial away game with Mid Canterbury. Captain to play his 100th match in crucial away game with Mid Canterbury.
 

West African drummer comes to Whanganui...

West African drummer comes to Whanganui West African drummer comes to Whanganui
 

ICYMI and best of the week: Sept 16 - 22...

ICYMI and best of the week: Sept 16 - 22 ICYMI and best of the week: Sept 16 - 22
 

Newburn reaches Bluff after length of New Zealand...

Newburn reaches Bluff after length of New Zealand run Newburn reaches Bluff after length of New Zealand run
 

Check out Whanganui's best property guide, free...

Check out Whanganui's best property guide, free with this Saturday's Chronicle. Check out Whanganui's best property guide, free with this Saturday's Chronicle.
 

Bill English's frantic 30 minute stop in Whanganui...

Bill English's frantic 30 minute stop in Whanganui Bill English's frantic 30 minute stop in Whanganui
 

Men from Whanganui died in a tragedy in England...

Men from Whanganui died in a tragedy in England 100 years ago. Read about it in 48 Hours, part of your Saturday Chronicle. Men from Whanganui died in a tragedy in England 100 years ago. Read about it in 48 Hours, part of your Saturday Chronicle.
 

Whanganui's Richard McCosh says Air Chathams went...

Whanganui's Richard McCosh says Air Chathams went above and beyond to help him. Whanganui's Richard McCosh says Air Chathams went above and beyond to help him.
 

Not everyone was happy with Hospice Wanganui's...

Not everyone was happy with Hospice Wanganui's fireworks display. Not everyone was happy with Hospice Wanganui's fireworks display.
 

A new sports trust plans to make its first project...

A new sports trust plans to make its first project a digital sports museum. A new sports trust plans to make its first project a digital sports museum.
 

A fundraising campaign aims to raise $1500 for...

A fundraising campaign aims to raise $1500 for security cameras at Rangitikei St dairy. A fundraising campaign aims to raise $1500 for security cameras at Rangitikei St dairy.
 

Paper dolls for peace....

Paper dolls for peace. Paper dolls for peace.