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BREAKING NEWS: Judith Collins has resigned as Minister:


Judith Collins resigns - National - NZ Herald News
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Judith Collins has confirmed she is resigning as a Minister from Cabinet, with the PM saying a new email raises questions about her judgement. - New Zealand Herald
 

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"We told ourselves we would be happy if we got 20 pieces. To have 117 is incredible." - Lois Smith and Julie Perkins, co-organisers of the Amazing Turakina Art Expo.


School 'blown away' by donations to art fundraiser - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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What do Prime Minister John Key, artist Dick Frizzell, musician Jordan Luck, Governor General Jerry Mateparae, and boxer Shane Cameron have in common? - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The New Zealand Secondary Schools track and field and road race championships are coming to Wanganui, and they're expected to bring an economic boost to the city:



Beds for visitors in short supply - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui is booked out. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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It's Daffodil Day, so let's get out and support our local Cancer Society!


Flower fundraising power extended - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Cancer Society staff will be at Wanganui's Riverside Market tomorrow to catch anyone who can't donate to the cause today - Daffodil Day. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The number of candidates standing in the Whanganui electorate has risen to six, with the announcement of a new Conservative Party candidate:


MacIntyre to stand locally - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The husband of high-profile Conservative Party candidate Christine Rankin is standing for the same party in the Whanganui electorate. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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After years of vandalism, the old Waverley High School site will finally be demolished:



School earmarked for demolition - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The school has been the target of vandalism and theft and will be demolished over the next two months.
 

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Shamubeel Eaqub, the economist who labelled parts of provinical New Zealand "zombie towns", is coming to Wanganui:





Expert economist accepts invitation - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Shamubeel Eaqub has given his RSVP. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The man who made a hoax call about a gunman at Churton School has been sent to jail:


Hoax caller sent to jail - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A man who made a fake call to police saying there was a gunman at a Wanganui primary school is going to jail. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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A council survey has found that most people are happy to live in Wanganui. Read the full story in today's Wanganui Chronicle:



We're happy with Wanganui - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui folk generally don't mind living here and they are generally happy with the facilities and services provided by their district council. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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UCOL students are thinking inside the box for an exhibition that opened this weekend at the Whanganui Regional Museum:



Inventive work inside the box - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Whanganui UCOL and the Whanganui Regional Museum are collaborating on an exhibition for the first time. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Head along to Jubilee Stadium this evening to cheer on Whanganui's own River City Rollers as they take on the Taranaki Roller Corps.



Roller derby: Derby teams roll up for Carnevil showdown - Sport - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Live roller derby action returns to Wanganui this evening as the local girls, the River City Rollers, defend their turf against the Taranaki Roller Corps at Jubilee Stadium for Carnevil - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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The man accused of murdering Brett Hall can be named:



Suppression lifted on murder accused - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Name suppression has been lifted for the man accused of murdering Wanganui man Brett Hall. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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BREAKING NEWS: A man has been arrested over the incident at Churton School yesterday:


Man arrested over hoax - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A man who allegedly made a hoax call to police that sparked an Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) callout to Churton School has been arrested. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"Looking towards a magic pill is often not the answer - it's about the resilience and supporting each other." - Frank Rawlinson, talking about Whanganui's rising suicide rate.


Suicide Warning - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Wanganui's suicide figures have jumped from seven deaths in 2012-13 to 11 for 2013-14 and prompted a warning we are particularly vulnerable. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Police have confirmed the incident is a hoax.


Incident at Churton School - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Whanganui Police and the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) are at a school in upper Aramoho where there are reports of a man allegedly carrying a gun on school property. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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We're not sure what's going on, but police have blocked off part of Somme Pde. The block is up at Quick Ave and they're not letting anyone past. We'll let you know what's going on when we hear more! Also, if anyone is out that way and can see any police activity, please let us know. You can PM us if you don't want to leave a comment.
 

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Here's how your can have your say on how the Wanganui District Council regulates legal highs:


Website gives locals a say on legal highs - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A website has been set up so Wanganui people can have their say on the future of psychoactive substances in the district. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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"I think this has probably provided a really good opportunity for all political parties to look at how they disseminate information." - Wanganui blogger Tony Stuart, talking about the future of his blog after the release of Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics.



Wanganui man outed in Hager's book - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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The Wanganui businessman behind a political blog has been revealed in Nicky Hager's controversial Dirty Politics book. -...
 

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"I think we do so well because we don't limit ourselves to anything small. We had high expectations." - Taihape Area School student Millie Law, who has won a wearable arts competition for the second time in three years.



Students win in style at wearable arts - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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Millie Law has proven her Evento win in 2012 wasn't a fluke, taking out the wearable arts competition for the second time in three years. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Meteor lights up the Wanganui sky early yesterday morning:


Sky 'explosion' likely a meteor - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A lightning-like flash in the sky and then a loud bang experienced in Wanganui yesterday morning was likely a bolide. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Our education reporter, Liz, would like to talk to a Wanganui young person with a disability who is unable to attend school. If this is you, or someone in your family, please call Liz on [06] 3490728 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. \n .
 

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We're pleased to tell you that after being missing for nearly a week, 13 year old Topine Horomona has been found safe and well:


Missing boy, 13, safe - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A 13-year-old Wanganui boy, missing for almost a week, has been found. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Topine Horomona, who is 13 years old, has been missing since Tuesday, and Whanganui Police are becoming concerned about him. He was last seen when he was dropped off at karate class in Ridgway St around 5.30pm. Topine is described as being of Maori descent, approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall, with dark brown hair, and brown eyes.
If anyone knows of Topine's whereabouts or has seen him please contact the Whanganui Police Station on 06 349 0600.


 

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"Personally I would be far more relaxed in a place that I know expects it." - breastfeeding mum Sarsh Eberlein.


Mum-friendly businesses get tick - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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A list of businesses around Wanganui where mothers are provided with a comfortable breastfeeding environment follows a similar list used by Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB). - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Our photographer spotted this man on Guyton St about half an hour ago, struggling with his umbrella. Wind gusts this afternoon have reached 94km/h. Although it's around 6C, those icy south-westerlies are making it feel like 0C!! If you are heading from work, drive carefully.


 

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Read the inspiring story of Amelia Keene, a former Wanganui woman who now works for the International Court of Justice:



Worker in international law home - Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui Chronicle News
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It's a long way from Wanganui to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands, but that's the journey Amelia Keene has made over the past decade. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

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Steelform Wanganui drew 7-all with Manawatu B at Cooks Gardens tonight. This was the final pre-season match for Wanganui before their first Heartland Championship game against South Canterbury in Timaru on 23rd August.
 

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Don't put away your winter woollies just yet! MetService is forecasting a truly miserable day for Wanganui tomorrow, with showers and strong, cold south-westerlies up to 90km/h. Stay warm everyone!
 

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