Scam warning

Police are warning about scam phone calls claiming to be from freight company DHL.

The automated call, in an accent, says DHL has goods waiting for the phone user and that they need to press 9 to discuss it.

If the phone user presses 9 the call goes to a person who asks for personal information.


Anyone who believes they are a victim of any crime, in person or online, should report it to their local police.

Pastor talk
A pastor who had a "life after death" experience in Mauritius is giving two talks in Whanganui this weekend.

Pastor Ian McCormack had his life changing experience in 1982 and has been frequently travelling the world for evangelism and missions.

McCormack will speak at Christ Church on Saturday night and on Sunday evening at the Central Baptist Church.

Spell it write
A new punctuation night class starts on Wednesday, May 16, with Whanganui's grammar vigilante Margi Keys giving the low down on Effing Apostrophes.

The three-week course runs at UCOL on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8pm and will teach the apostrophe rules in a light-hearted and effective way. Enrolment is through Community Education Whanganui.

Pink brekkie
Victoria's T 4 2 café in Victoria Ave will host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The breakfast is from 9am on Saturday, May 19. Contact the café on 347 1294 to book a table.

Historian talks future
Historian Catherine Knight will speak about "Our Rivers: complex histories, hopeful futures" at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum, at 5.30pm on Tuesday, May 15. It is part of the WH Oliver Humanities Research Academy Whanganui Seminars 2018. Entry is free.

Watch the skies
Metservice has issued a severe weather watch for areas including Taihape and Taumarunui. The watch is for the possibility of rainfall reaching warning criteria in the 14 hours between 10pm Saturday, May 12, and 12pm Sunday, May 13. People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case the situation changes.

Fun run
A Mother's Day fun run is scheduled to take place at Virginia Lake from 10am - 12noon Sunday. Sponsored by Jennian Homes it is one of 32 funs runs throughout the country.