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Lyric Singers’ last concert
November 13, 2019

Lyric Singers (including WHS international student Karlotta Hartz) will present their end of year concert, Piece by Piece on Saturday, November 23, 2pm, at Christ Church, Wicksteed St. This concert... Read More

Theatre is a family affair
November 13, 2019

Anyone involved in Wanganui theatre will be familiar with Kieran Spence, the fourth generation of a notable theatre family. Kieran’s mother, Debbie, is well known as a dancer and a delightful... Read More

Wanganui Rugby Awards winners announced for 2019
November 12, 2019

It was a strong night for the Taihape club at the 2019 Wanganui Rugby Awards at the Barracks Bar on Saturday evening – picking up four major individual awards along with the official presentation of... Read More

Speedway: Hot night at Oceanview as busy season continues
November 11, 2019

Summer paid a visit to Whanganui on Saturday, and a hot day led to a hot night of action at Fast Lane Spares Oceanview Family Speedway. Despite the warmth of the day, Mike Annabell and his track crew... Read More

New Whanganui business provides hands-on experience for young hospitality students
November 11, 2019

A group of keen hospitality students are loving the experience of preparing fast food the slow way in Whanganui. Infuzion - Food on the Go is a new takeaway food shop on Victoria Ave where chef Dean... Read More

Wat’sOn Building staff benefit from IAG Trades Scholarships
November 7, 2019

IAG offer trade scholarships in building and other trades to cover the cost of doing an apprenticeship. These scholarships cover the cost of books, paperwork and exams organised by the Building... Read More

Whanganui High School's top Scholars for 2019!
November 7, 2019

Massive congratulations to our top school Scholars of 2019! 🎉🎉 Our 3 Prestigious Award winners at last nights Year 13 Prizegiving were given to: 🏆 Ahimsha Saravanapavan - DUX of the School... Read More

Athletics Whanganui wins the first round of the Regional Athletic League
November 7, 2019

Fewer than 30 athletes travelled to Inglewood at the weekend and exceeded all expectations by winning the first round of the Regional Athletic League competed for by clubs throughout the lower and... Read More

Whanganui motorcyclist Richard Dibben dabbles with danger
November 6, 2019

Richie Dibben is praying for a change of luck as he eagerly awaits the start of the Suzuki Series in his homeland after being shunted out of contention in the final round of the ASBK Australian... Read More

Cricket: Great start, poor finish
November 6, 2019

Manawatu women claimed the Mike Shrimpton Trophy with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Anndion Lodge Whanganui at Victoria Park on Sunday. Chasing Whanganui's impressive 193 lead set up by skipper... Read More

Sure-shot McDowell off to US
November 6, 2019

There is much more to cowboy action shooting than guns and cowboy hats - just ask reigning New Zealand age group champion, Mitchell McDowell. The 13-year-old Year 9 Whanganui High School student... Read More

Suzuki International Series kicks off soon
November 6, 2019

It could again be mate versus mate when the Suzuki International Series kicks off soon. Suzuki threesome Daniel Mettam, Sloan Frost and Scott Moir have between them dominated the New Zealand superbike... Read More

A perfect fit for panto
November 6, 2019

With her impish grin and upbeat personality Freyja Wrigglesworth is the perfect fit to play Buttons in Repertory Theatre's forthcoming production of Cinders: the True Story. Buttons, of course, is the... Read More

Sailing: Fun on the water for the Open Skiff Cup at Pauri Lake
November 5, 2019

Whanganui's Luke Squire was the pick of the young sailors at the 2019 Open Skiff Cup held on Pauri Lake at the weekend. Hosted by Sailing Wanganui, youngsters in over 15 boats, separated into three... Read More

Big Bang Adventure Race 2019
November 4, 2019

On Saturday 2 November four of our students took part in the Big Bang Adventure Race 2019. It was a beautiful day in the Kapiti region. The race started at 8am with a mountain bike, then on to foot... Read More
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