Whanganui in all its glory is to be unveiled in a superb new coffee table book later this year.

The book - From the Sea to the Mountain - offers a wonderful insight into the region's many attractions.

Beautifully designed, it features stunning photos from a range of local photographers who have captured Whanganui's natural charms, its heritage buildings and many activities that go on here.

A number of well-known local writers and journalists have contributed articles, and the book is likely to become a treasured keepsake in many households.

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It is being published by Whanganui resident Henry Newrick, a noted businessman, founder of the National Business Review.

The 224-page hard-bound book will be the perfect gift to send overseas to family and friends - and Whanganui-ites living abroad - taking the message of what a special region this is far and wide.

Publisher Henry Newrick with a draft copy of the new book
Publisher Henry Newrick with a draft copy of the new book

Similar glossy publications usually retail for around $50 or more, but From the Sea to the Mountain will be priced at $24.95.

And we have a great offer for Chronicle readers who can order copies online for only $19.95, using our special promotion code.

Newrick said his aim was to "spread the word and promote the Whanganui region far and wide - to all corners of the earth".

The book had the backing of Whanganui District Council - which has pre-ordered 500 copies - and Whanganui & Partners and the Chamber of Commerce. Five per cent ($1.25) from the price of each pre-ordered copy would be donated to a local charity.

Special offer for Chronicle readers
From the Sea to the Mountain is due to be published in November and go on sale for $24.95.

But between now and September 15, Chronicle readers can get it for just $19.95.

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Local charities will get $1.25 of that sum, and those who buy four copies will get a fifth one free.

To order, go to the website — www.SmallCityBooks.com — and use the promo code CHRON3 to get your Chronicle discount.

From the Sea to the Mountain -- wonderful Whanganui in a 224-page 'coffee table' book
From the Sea to the Mountain -- wonderful Whanganui in a 224-page 'coffee table' book