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King Charles’ coronation: The Whanganui man with ties to British royal history
Another jewel of royal family heritage found in Whanganui.
Te Ōranganui starts 'new journey' as premises officially opened
Te Ōranganui provides health, family and social services in and around Whanganui.
Te Miringa looking to return her knowledge to her people
This will be the first international business engagement for Te Miringa.
Fenz helping locals stay warm but safe this winter
Have you had your electric blanket tested?
Rural Marton school gearing up for 150th jubilee weekend
Anyone can attend the daytime events on Saturday at South Mākirikiri School.
Te Matatini mauri handed over in ceremony at Rātana
"It can now rest in the hands of another special rohe."
Talisman for Te Matatini festival to be welcomed to Rātana Pā this weekend
Kapa haka has a longstanding history in the region, one of trial and tribulation.
Tūwharetoa housing strategy foundations taking shape; first affordable rentals up
Five of the 14 brand-new homes destined for Te Iwiheke Place in Tūrangi are in operation.
Māori voters urged to consider electoral roll options
A campaign is under way to provide information on options to Māori voters.
Rotokawau Virginia Lake Supporters Group makes plea for volunteers
"Two Thursdays a month is all that we ask for."
Whanganui City College lead success at waka ama champs
Two Whanganui schools claim victories at waka ama national championships.
Shot Bro: Seminar on real-life fight with depression heads to Marton
"It will inspire our community."
Waimarino Shears brings international shearing back home
The Waimarino shears competition is coming this Saturday.
Rural sportspeople celebrated at Norwood NZ Rural Sports Awards
Alabaster broke the eight-hour strong wool lamb shearing world record in December.
'They looked terrified': Norwegian TV personalities take on jetsprinting in Whanganui
Two Norwegians tried jetsprinting in Whanganui for a TV show they're making.
New community hub for whānau along the Whanganui River to open
The grand opening of the River Valley Community Hub will take place on Saturday, March 4.
Esteemed Whanganui kapa haka groups finish competition on a high
Te Reanga Mōrehu O Rātana won the choral section at Te Matatini.
The Chronicle Q&A: DC Harding talks books, voter turnout and gym playlists
Daniel (DC) Harding of Ngāi Tahu answers questions from Te Kakenga Kawiti-Bishara.
How to prepare for a natural disaster: Is Whanganui ready?
Local residents on how prepared they are for future natural disasters.
Bulls kapa haka group ready to hit the national stage
Bulls kapa haka group gear up for National Competition.
The Chronicle Q&A: Te Akerautangi Toataua on youth, the arts and local delicacies
Te Akerautangi Toataua talks youth, art and sport.
Stan Walker: A superstar returns to his spiritual home of Rātana
Aotearoa singer Stan Walker keeps the faith with his Ratana roots.
The Ratana Pā kitchen is run like a military operation
Behind every big event there's a team of volunteers.
Winston Peters takes centre stage as Ratana faithful arrive
The Ratana faithful prepare for two days of celebrations.