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More than 2000 students test their mettle in Tough Kid challenge
'I felt really proud of myself.'
Struggling to sleep? Here's four bad sleeping habits to break
“It’s all about slowing the mind down."
Why are parents declining vaccinations for their children in Whanganui?
Rates are below pre-Covid levels.
Why not having a power of attorney could mean a longer hospital stay
Planning ahead could prevent such difficulties for older patients.
Hunterville woollen brand takes out top spot at Rural Women Business Awards
The wool from this couple's Papanui Estate farm is turned into designer bags.
The elephant in the room: The hidden sleep condition behind loud snoring
'It’ll be happening for years and they just won’t realise.'
'Tastetival is just weird': Rebrand for Marton Festival gets axed by council
The name change didn't go down well with locals.
'Not harmful': Complaints over brown, dirty water coming from taps in Springvale
Council says issue likely bacteria or micro-organisms forming slime inside the pipes.
Ongoing resistance to cervical screening and HPV vaccinations
"If somebody has a bad experience, then they’re unlikely to return.”
Ongoing presence of respiratory illnesses and Covid at Whanganui Hospital
"They’ve struggled at home with multiple siblings that are sick."
'It was just horror': Five-minute scam call drained 86yo's savings for son's funeral
"I’ve been sick and my son who lived with me has just recently died."
Bill Milbank remembered for his brilliant eye as former Sarjeant Gallery director
"Rest in peace, dear Bill. You’ll always be with us."
'The wounds from that time are still present': NZ author on staying 'real' in small cities
“When you write fiction, it’s like you’ve got a mask on."
More people choosing cremations over burials in Whanganui
“There’s been quite a large uptake.”
'It’s bad enough': Cancer patients still can't get chemotherapy treatment in Whanganui
“An hour can be a long time if you’re not feeling well.”
Whanganui comedian Luke Tawi wins Raw Comedy title
“It’s putting our little city on the map.”
Inside the country's largest alarm monitoring business
'It's a hidden success story, people just don’t realise what we do.'
'If in doubt, don't go out': Coastguard warns of dangers of bar crossing
“There’s three types of bars: dangerous, very dangerous and extremely dangerous."
Long-term housing found for people camping in public areas
“It’s ever-changing and there’s a long waiting list for people.”
'It's going to be huge': 25 years for iconic Hunterville Huntaway Festival
The race in which shepherds eat disgusting things has hit a milestone.
Wool a winning ticket for Hunterville designer brand Honest Wolf
“It is such a premium product and the price doesn’t reflect that."
'It really is just enabling of the Pacific community.': Pasifika expo supporting community health needs
“It really is just enabling of the Pacific community."
'It's pretty good news': Mostly fine weather for Whanganui's Labour Weekend
'Pretty good news for everyone” - mostly warm and dry for holiday break.
GPs looking after non-urgent referrals to ease Whanganui Hospital workload
"They need to monitored to make sure no other serious issue happens.”
A real stayer: Wanganui Jockey Club celebrates 175 years of racing
“It’s still hard going because racing is a tough game.”
'We are in crisis here': Rest homes running at capacity
“We will be having to turn people away."
Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni drops into Whanganui
"We always believed that it was possible for us to get over the line at this election."
“Prolonged and unnecessary suffering”: Te Whatu Ora Whanganui apologises to patient over surgical mesh pain
“New Zealand clinicians were not, and should not have been, oblivious to this.”
Ōhakune social housing going ahead despite council, community dispute
'You can consult until the cows come home, but you’ll never satisfy all parties.'
'There's a lot more involved': New Marton vet clinic as population grows
"People will do a lot more work on sick animals."
Rates are due but some residents haven’t received their bills
“If I hadn’t communicated with them, they wouldn’t have communicated with me.”
Taco Bell's arrival to this Kiwi town remains a mystery
Building consent a year ago was for a Taco Bell with drive-through and 51-seat restaurant.
‘It’s really sad’: WWI monument in Whanganui National Park vandalised
'It looks like they’ve taken an axe to it.'
Minister of Health says hospital occupancy needs to improve
“It’s never desirable to have people waiting."
'It was a really good day': The Hoff greets fans in Taihape
Between 50 and 100 people flocked to the filming location to meet the Baywatch star.
'Gardening is not like putting wallpaper up': Gordon Collier on crafting a successful garden
The 88-year-old Taihape garden designer has some tips for first-time growers.
Student aims to set up photography business in Whanganui
“It can make people do a double-take because they won’t recognise the place at first."
City Mission and Rotary Club fired up for annual foodbank drive
'There’s less money available, but often that’s when people are most generous.'
Iraq war hostages: Kiwi journalist continues fight for justice
Stephen Davis will discuss his investigation at the Whanganui Literary Festival.
'Alarming and worrying': $12.3m lost to pokie machines in Whanganui
"I think there’s a lot of shame around it," says anti-gambling co-ordinator.
Construction beginning on $50m-plus Whanganui Port revamp
“Investment like this is still crucial because it creates jobs and boosts wages."
'People are afraid of illness': Artist on painting as distraction from chronic fatigue
“I am physically limited, but I can still paint."
'Sometimes bad things happen': First greyhound death since Hatrick Raceway reopening
"Sometimes bad things happen,” says greyhound racing chief as dog breaks leg.
Suffrage Day being celebrated at Whanganui Regional Museum
"That means telling women’s stories as much as the usually more well-known men’s stories."