Laurel Stowell is a reporter for the Whanganui Chronicle
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Iwi to lead Jobs for Nature project in Whanganui catchment
The project includes 290km of fencing, 630,000 plants and 100ha of pest and weed control.
'She's very special': Te Ara a Maria visits Whanganui
"She's like an icon really. She's very special."
Groups work together for better Māori employment outcomes
Māori employment plan works alongside advances in education, health - Katarina Hina.
'Devastating' dog attack kills at least 80 lambs, many more injured
Cost of shearing and burying adds to financial loss from dog attack on lambs.
Five suffer minor injuries in central Whanganui crash
There were no serious injuries in two-car collision, say police.
'You want good thoughts': The art of tukutuku weaving
Weaving is an experiential way into the richness of Māori culture.
'Not for police to tell families what they need': Top cops take knowledge to Wellington
An 'integrated community response' to home violence is making a difference.
Whanganui benefit numbers fall in 2021 driven by industry growth
Extra effort put into getting long-term beneficiaries into work, minister says.
Plan to reinstate reserve access after bridge destroyed
Rangitīkei branch of Forest & Bird maintains 100ha of reserves in its district.
Coastguard, public help in rescue after Wanganui River capsize
'Quick and calm rescue' for boat that capsized near Whanganui Port.
'It was a good save': Marton volunteers contain house fire
Two Marton fire trucks attend Wing's Line house fire.
Flood-prone Anzac Parade homes: What's the answer?
Massey University team researches facts for Horizons' Anzac Pde flood solution.
'We feel so honoured': Marae project makes new tukutuku panels
Making tukutuku panels keeps skills alive and brings people together, organiser says.
'Sharp minds' chosen to negotiate Mōkai Pātea treaty claims
Iwi from the Taihape area have announced their negotiators.
The Monday Q&A: Tireless environmental worker Graham Pearson enjoys the seaside life
"Sticky date pudding at the Rutland Arms Inn is my go-to outing."
'Unworkable regulations' focus of Groundswell protest
Protesters against farming regulations have again driven around Whanganui.
'I'm one of the lucky ones' - Woman beats one of the deadliest cancers
77-year-old former farmer defeats dangerous cancer through proactive approach and surgery.
Seabed mining ruling: Trans-Tasman Resources sees clear legal pathway to having consents re-approved at EPA
Mining firm sees clear legal pathway to consents, despite Supreme Court rejection.
Cup-winning Kiwi to be immortalised in town's main street
Council stumps up $155,000 for bronze casting, community to raise money for plinth.
'It was horrid' - Woman tricked by lockdown scammers
Public warned to look out for scammers operating during lockdown.
City's Women's Refuge busier during level 4 lockdown
Women's Refuge Whanganui staff are busy, but coping, manager says.