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The third generation of the Whanganui Huijs family head into battle at the NZ Midget champs
January 23, 2020

The third wave of Team Huijs has been sent into battle, with the 2019-2020 AccessMan New Zealand Midget Championship in Christchurch the end game. Three generations of the Whanganui family have now... Read More

Government proposes raft of tenancy law changes
January 22, 2020

Araft of new law changes for rental homes will see landlords under greater scrutiny when attempting to evict bad tenants. Under the current law, landlords may end a periodic tenancy for any reason as... Read More

Whanganui rider Richie Dibben extends his lead in the national 600cc title chase
January 22, 2020

Dibben wins five of first six races to take big Superbike lead. The signs are looking ominous for rivals of Whanganui motorcycle star Richie Dibben in this year's national championship series. With... Read More

Suzuki Series: Gixxer Cup success as top rider inclusion didn't stop youngsters making podium
January 22, 2020

The decision to allow top riders to compete in Suzuki's fledging Gixxer Cup competition has only grown and improved the development series, which was designed to serve as motivation and inspiration... Read More

Hamish Crawshaw's big win at Crown Poker
January 22, 2020

Congrats to our #AussieMillions Event 22 NLHE Shot Clock Turbo Champion Hamish Crawshaw taking home $72,070 & the #ANTON Championship ring!! Well done Hamish! Read More

Cricket: Action reply for final?
January 21, 2020

Unless they make a gentlemen's agreement to just face each other once, Property Brokers United and Whanganui Collegiate will play twice on February 1 as the uncatchable top two teams in the Bullocks... Read More

Homegrown talent James Musa heading back to US major league
January 21, 2020

Whanganui's former All White defender James Musa is going back to the show in the United States football system, with the news of his signing with Minnesota United FC in Major League Soccer (MLS) late... Read More

Athletics: Strong performances and junior stadium records at Cooks Classic
January 20, 2020

Athletics guru Alec McNab had to dig into the kitty for incentive awards quite a bit at the 2020 Cooks Classic tonight, although some stadium records remained elusive for the talented group of young... Read More

WHS athletics team at the Cooks Classic
January 19, 2020

Part of the WHS athletics team that competed in the Cooks Classic in Wanganui on Saturday. The main event for the WHS team was the medley relay. WHS entered 4 teams, 2 girls and 2 boys in a mixed... Read More

Lee Williams: It takes a village to dress rising opera stars for Whanganui big finale
January 18, 2020

When you have to outfit 21 opera singers along with their accompanists and conductor within a week, who you gonna call? When Whanganui Opera Week draws to a close this Saturday night with students of... Read More

Netball: Whanganui's Kara Adrole and Hannah Kelly off to NNZ Development camp
January 17, 2020

Whanganui High School's Kara Adrole is among 50 players invited to attend Netball NZ's National Development Camp in Auckland this weekend. The invited players from NNZ's five zones will be divided... Read More

‘Waste’ becomes art at Holiday children programme
January 16, 2020

Sustainable Whanganui organised another art workshop for children at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre, assisted by funding from Creative Communities. Art teacher, Esther Topfer, has been... Read More

Fashion through the ages part of variety show
January 15, 2020

"The girls are having fun aren't they?" Mike Boag said as shrieks and giggles rang out from the wardrobe next door. We were sitting in the adjoining 'props' room surrounded by the usual... Read More

Cycling: Five Whanganui medallists at West Coast North Island track champs
January 14, 2020

The Cooks Gardens Velodrome was another hive of activity on Saturday for the 2020 West Coast North Island (WCNI) Track Championships. Riders from New Plymouth through down to Wellington converged on... Read More

Whanganui's Richie Dibben dominates Supersport at first round of NZ Superbikes
January 14, 2020

What a difference a year makes – from a zero result to maximum points in just 12 months signifying a remarkable turnaround for Suzuki hero Richie Dibben in Supersport 600 competition. The... Read More
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