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Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson is editor of the Wanganui Chronicle


  • 22 Oct, 2013 7:45am
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Most people would agree that there's a blurred line between a bit of fun and a bit of bad taste.
  • 20 Sep, 2013 5:34am
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The two candidates' meetings run by the Chronicle for would-be Wanganui district councillors have been well attended and informative, sometimes inadvertently so.

Air NZ axes Wellington service

  • 5 Sep, 2013 10:09am
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Air New Zealand is axing its Wanganui-Wellington service in December.
  • 2 Sep, 2013 10:52am
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You can tell a good dentist by his smile. So Adam Durning must be pretty good, as his immaculate pearly whites were much in evidence at the Whanganui Employers Chamber of Commerce business awards on Saturday night.
  • 31 Aug, 2013 6:31am
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Tomorrow is Father's Day. The day many fathers dread. And not just because the family is trying so hard to make an effort to be nice to dad.

Our rugby boys well worth cheering

  • 24 Aug, 2013 9:33am
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All right, so it's not the All Blacks versus Australia for the Bledisloe Cup. That comes later tonight. It's not even Super 15 (though it can be "super"). But it is the Heartland Championship - and that's what counts in rugby circles around these parts.
  • 24 Aug, 2013 6:00am
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Jessica Vlaanderen had never tried pruning roses ... in fact, gardening in general was a bit of a mystery to her. But the 18-year-old Wanganui woman is a quick learner and after three weeks with her new boss she's a dab hand with the secateurs...