Mike Tweed is a multimedia journalist at the Whanganui Chronicle
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What's it like hosting a cast of celebrities on a Fordell farm? Ask Spin and Joan Sutherland
Spin Sutherland's pavlova was a hit with the stars.
Many hands make light work of region's RAT distribution
An average of 12,000 tests are being sent out every day.
Eastown Timber 'digging in and getting on with it'
Most staff have now returned to work.
Unwanted visitors threaten wildlife at Ruatiti Domain
A year-round ban on dogs is being discussed
Mystery beach blobs: We know what it is, but where is it from?
A sample from Castlecliff Beach was analysed by an independent laboratory
Beach blob: Will lab test solve mystery of fat-like substance?
A Horizons officer was back on the beach on Tuesday to "assess any ongoing affects".
Arts and agriculture collide with Rangitīkei residency
"It's a chance to live out here and have the time to work on your practice".
Whanganui farmers well prepared for winter weather
A warm autumn has ensured farmers are well placed to handle winter.
What a whopper! You won't believe how much this pumpkin weighs
Crowds flocked to Sir James Wilson Park on Sunday.
Land Rover Series 1 owners have serious fun in Whanganui
The star of the weekend was the 1955 Oxford Land Rover of "The First Overland" expedition.
Poaching 'a real concern' for rural Whanganui property owners
Unauthorised access to land a "real concern for all rural property owners".
Rodney returns! Famous runaway cat finds next home after latest escapade
Rodney had been on the run since last October.
Fishers urged to clean up after themselves after 5yo gets hooked
Trip to the hospital for 'little fella' after hooks embedded in his calf.
Graham Christensen's rural recollections on display in Mangaweka
Graham Christensen became "absolutely obsessed" with painting around eight years ago.
Marton's water safe despite taste and odour issues - council
"It has to meet all the standards [or] we get into a fair bit of hot water, so to speak."
Virginia Lake turtle among world's 'most invasive species'
Red-eared slider turtles are regularly dumped as unwanted pets.
'Unscientific': Winston Peters hits back on poor Northland poll result
NZ First leader Winston Peters says he can't believe the poll is gaining any currency.
Junior Geros' weekly bonfires 'leave the light on' for lost loved ones
Junior Geros says you don't have to be a "tough guy" to deal with mental health issues.
Catchment committee hoping to maintain clean water for future generations
George Matthews is encouraged by people coming together for "the greater good".
Local duck shooters kick off 2020 season with a bang
The game bird hunting season runs for the next two months.
Free range and barn eggs back on sale on Friday at Higgins Poultry Farm
Huggins Poultry Farm still "pretty flat out."
Lightning lights up Whanganui's night sky as thunderstorm strikes
Dry weather expected to return from Wednesday onwards.