Hey everyone, welcome to this week's edition of the Whanganui Chronicle's weekly podcast.

It's a wrap of some of our biggest and favourite news stories with a bit of insight into the Chronicle newsroom and what goes into producing your local news.

News director Zaryd Wilson and reporter Lucy Drake host the show this week.

On this episode we talk about local climber Rachel Māia who is heading to the world paraclimbing championships in France just months after having her lower leg amputated; Rory Smith who has sold Tamara Riverside Lodge after operating the backpackers for 25 years; and Whanganui Girls' College principal Tania King who is leaving to take up a new role with Whanganui-based New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy.

We also discuss DoC's message to beachgoers as fur seals come ashore; the first candidates - both in their 20s - to declare they're standing for this year's local body elections and Rangitikei District Council's proposal to create an industrial zone south of Marton.

Listen below and check out some of the stories discussed in the links further down.

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Reporter Lucy Drake and news director Zaryd Wilson host this week's show.
Reporter Lucy Drake and news director Zaryd Wilson host this week's show.

As discussed this week:

Tania King resigns as Whanganui Girls' College principal

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standing for election