Jared Smith is sports editor of the Whanganui Chronicle
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Rugby: Whanganui Collegiate narrow loss to New Plymouth Boys High
Visitors get payback for last year's defeat on their own Gully Ground.
Football: Whanganui Athletic stay undefeated in Federation League with narrow away win over Red Sox Manawatu
Perry Stewart scores for third game in a row.
Football: Wanganui City upend Whanganui Athletic Reserves in Premiership derby
City veterans remember derby intensity while Athletic's young players still finding feet.
Football: Narrow Whanganui loss to Taradale in Women's Federation League
Attackers can't get enough time in front of the net to force an equaliser.
Football: Second shutout win for Whanganui Athletic in Federation League
Part of another club double as Athletic Reserves make big comeback in Premiership win.
First XV Rugby: Whanganui Collegiate kick off belated preseason with win
Live rugby returns to Whanganui after Covid-19 delays.
Football: Wanganui City veterans set up comfortable win over Massey Reserves
Next week against Whanganui Athletic Reserves should be a cracker.
Football: Whanganui face strong Moturoa team in Women's Federation League opener
Brazilian striker takes control against home side at Wembley Park.
Football: Winning start to Premiership by Wanganui City and Whanganui Athletic Reserves
Comfortably victories set them near the top of the table after Week 1.
Harriers: Whanganui's Virtual Series concludes with multiple repeat winners
Club will now return to hosting regular events.
HoopNation Junior to become Easter event after Covid-19 cancellation
Shifting from a three-day weekend to four could allow tournament to expand numbers.
Harriers: Christian Conder regains top spot from brother Ben in Virtual Series
Last race of series starts on Saturday around the town bridges.
Picked up cycling over lockdown? Go win some prizes...
Record the number of laps you do around the loops and get more entries in prize draw.
Cricket: Blocks at Victoria Park get complete renovation
Next season should start as normal with the pitches in a state of readiness.
Harriers: Ben Conder finally beats brother Christian in the Whanganui Virtual Series
Sibling rivalry heats up in the third challenge at Kowhai Park.
School sports: Churton School wins first Battle of the Bubbles challenge
Second challenge will involve how long you can keep a ball off the ground.
Hockey: Whanganui teams adjust to post-Covid realities
While no representative play, top secondary school tournaments still a chance
Greyhounds: Public welcome back on Hatrick on Friday
Using same rules as restaurants under Level 2.
Pathway to senior women's cricket still open in Whanganui
Representative side returns with veterans leading youngsters.
Pukekohe, NPC, and the legend of the 48m drop goal
It's something for us all to look forward to - the big 'homecoming'.
The New Year's phenomenon for Wanganui - bad before, brilliant afterwards
More of a lead in to the representative campaign could prove the right mixture.
Whanganui Girls College dominating Isolation Champs
Students and teachers record their physical activities to clock up hours for their banner.
Survey released for sports groups to show how they're holding up
Local body wants as much information on current situation as possible to help recovery.
Bring regional rugby back to the forefront post Covid-19
With all the financial losses, NZ Rugby needs to get back to the grassroots.
Basketball: HoopNation still optimistic for June go ahead in Whanganui
Big tournament might still be viable if New Zealand's alert levels for Covid-19 lower.
The fun Saturday morning fitness routine for when we get back to normal
The worldwide phenomenon 'parkrun' coming to Whanganui.
Rowing: Marton's Georgia Nugent-O'Leary home with 15 months to wait for Olympics
Marton rower has already battled back from serious injury, so can handle Covid-19 delays.
Cricket: Wanganui Year 6 reps enjoy their season in the sun
Matches played against teams from Auckland to Levin.
Rowing: Whanganui Collegiate rowers on longlist for World Champs after Covid-19 postpones trials
With no ability to hold trial for final team, Rowing NZ hopeful August's world champs a go
Armed soldiers, 24 hour prayer demonstrations, chemicals dousing, and cancelled flights: All for some cricket
Locals happy to be home, even if in isolation for a fortnight.
Cricket Wanganui to investigate allegations of unacceptable sledging by Wanganui United after two team complaints
Tech Old Boys and Wicket Warriors both lodge complaints from seperate grades.
Jetsprints: Waikato drivers provisionally win all three NZ titles after final Whanganui round cancelled
Season finishes one round early, as large gatherings prohibited by Covid-19 pandemic.
Cricket: Wanganui Renegades sweep Premier 2 season titles after Pro 40 final cancelled
Being top qualifier gifts them title with Covid-19 ending Premier 2 season a week early.
4x4 Trials: Extreme Challenge in Turakina and final round of national series both postponed
Taupiri's Greg McDell likely to be named national champion if season permanently off.
Cricket: Ontario Cricket Academy continues Sri Lanka tour with Whanganui players
Tour starts with Twenty20 matches in 39 degree heat.
Half a round for preseason, then two rounds that count
COVID-19 stand down means draw will stay the same, but remaining Round 1 has no points.
Rally: Strong turnout for first Fordell Gravel Sprint since 2017
Back on schedule as part of six round Central series.
Bowls: Wanganui BC's Clint Park wins four titles on Open Finals day
Clean sweep including men's singles title he barely missed last year.
Rowing: Gold for Whanganui Collegiate's Blake Hogan and Leo Hanna at North Island Secondary School champs
Nine medals claimed by locals at Lake Karapiro.
Golf: Whanganui's Tara Raj 10th at New Zealand Strokeplay
Big group chases dominant South Korean winner home.
4x4 Trials: Turakina's Dan Cowper third in C Class at fifth round in Waikato
Also, the Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge going ahead subject to govt rulings on COVID-19.
Renegades and United do the business in Pro 40 semis
Straight forward run chases to make Saturday's final.
Cricket: Otago Volts chase down Central Stags in Plunket Shield
Three wicket win with just an over remaining in Dunedin.
Premier have three bruising rounds and full finals series to find champion
Season kicks off on March 28 on the road to the Grand Finals on July 25.
Swimming: Taking the plunge at the Whanganui Bridge to Bridge Swim this month
The down stream dash from Aramoho to town.
Cycling: Whanganui's Jack Overweel wins Time Trial gold at the Age Group Track Nationals
The transition from Under 15 to Under 17 level was successful.
Cricket: Canadian exchange players to shift from Whanganui to Manawatu club cricket next year
Allegations of games between rival clubs getting too personal cited as reason for shift.
Cricket: Two Whanganui junior players off to tour Sri Lanka with Ontario Academy
Joining team with three players who have played in Whanganui on excursion.