Simon Waters is News Director - Digital at the Whanganui Chronicle
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Fourteen-year-old found dead in Whanganui, police launch homicide investigation
A 59-year-old woman is currently in police custody.
Editorial: Why shouldn't you pay tax, the rest of us do?
Editorial by Simon Waters
Woman rescued from cliffs at Kai Iwi Beach, Whanganui
Emergency services responding to reports of swimmers in trouble
Editorial: The grinch who wants to steal Guy Fawkes - sort of
It's time we tackled the fireworks issue.
Nothing to fear, say police, in wake of fatal gang shooting in Whanganui
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a fatal gang shooting
Editorial: When freedom to take a photo over-steps the bounds
When taking photos in public places enters the grey zone.
Coroner finds man stepped into path of oncoming truck
Man killed by truck has mistimed approach to hitch a lift, says coroner.
Brave and Brilliant - the legacy of Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking: Born: 8 January 1942, Died: 14 March 2018 - brave and brilliant.
Editorial: Fix technology or go back to snail mail
NCEA exam results are out ... but NZQA isn't saying when
Long shifts allowed, no harm to patients, investigation reveals
An investigation into a Whanganui surgeon's 16-hour long shift is complete.