Laurel Stowell is a reporter for the Whanganui Chronicle
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'A hack into hauora': Music workshop aims to build connections at Rātana Pā
A free workshop to make and play traditional Māori musical instruments is on April 22.
'Fabulous' event as artists open studios to public
Numbers were down but the artists were still pleased with the connections they made.
Environmentalist lauds new fund for climate change projects
The projects need to aim to make a community more resilient to climate change.
Horizons fields 19 odour complaints from Gonville residents
" ... it's like the smell coats your mouth. You can almost taste it in the air."
Cargo of safety helmets sent to help in Ukraine conflict
The Czech distributor of Whanganui's Pacific Helmets requests spares for the war effort.
'Phenomenal' pile of rubbish cleared from Castlecliff Beach
Food and a dance performance rewarded participants in the beach clean-up.
Whanganui region has 137 new Covid cases, four in hospital
The uptake of RATs slows at local distribution points - but is still steady.
Elevator open for visitor experience, free shuttle for commuters
It's good to have public transport from Durie Hill functioning again, the contractor says.
Swim jobs available to competent reliable swimmers
Training will be given to those applying for swim jobs at Whanganui's Splash Centre.
Course aims to help fill entry-level dairying jobs
A recruiter has been employed to find more dairy students for AGC Training
Iwi to lead Jobs for Nature project in Whanganui catchment
The project includes 290km of fencing, 630,000 plants and 100ha of pest and weed control.
'It was very good, quick work' - senior firefighter
Potentially contaminated water diverted away from Whanganui River.
Frocks on Bikes: 'Women being active in a fun way'
Ride around central Whanganui aims to open eyes to heritage and provide a bit of fun.
'We want to connect': Pop-up Race Unity Day planned
Whanganui's third Race Unity Day is a pop-up one due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Green space, food forests in plan for Aramoho subdivision
The possibility of a new housing development hangs on stormwater clearance and finance.
Plan change still needed for Marton Rail Hub project
But an economic report on the development forecasts at least 220 new jobs.
'Dire consequences' if farming emissions go into ETS
Farmers are weighing up options for paying for greenhouse gas emissions.
'She's very special': Te Ara a Maria visits Whanganui
"She's like an icon really. She's very special."
'Missing an opportunity': What is Horizons' role in economic development?
Some councillors have reservations about the council's role in local economic advancement.
Groups work together for better Māori employment outcomes
Māori employment plan works alongside advances in education, health - Katarina Hina.
'Labour of love': Owner reveals plans for city heritage building upgrade
Rejuvenation of heritage building will show what's possible - engineer owner says.
Councils seek Government funding for rail business case
The push is on to resume a service between Auckland and Wellington.
Passenger train services effectively 'gone' - campaigner
A petition seeks the reinstatement of the Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific services.
Nursing, tramping, travelling - there's no stopping Peg
Peg Walsh has accumulated enough experiences for two lifetimes during her 100 years.
Heavy rain watch: 'Fair amount of weather' on the way
Rain - sometimes heavy - is expected to fall right through this weekend.
'Together we will be stronger' - hospice shares services
People who are near death have physical, emotional and spiritual needs, a specialist says.
'Devastating' dog attack kills at least 80 lambs, many more injured
Cost of shearing and burying adds to financial loss from dog attack on lambs.
'No one left until the last dog was sold' - club secretary
People come from all over the lower North Island to buy reputable working dogs
'Neither hasten nor postpone death' - Hospice Whanganui
Hospice Whanganui sticks to its guiding principle under the End of Life Choice Act.
'It's something different': Summer Programme draws to close with Hipango Park trip
Trip on MV Wairua to Hipango Park is one of the last in this year's summer programme.
How water quality at Whanganui's swim spots stacks up
Sea swimming generally good this year - Dudding Lake and some rivers variable to poor.
Five suffer minor injuries in central Whanganui crash
There were no serious injuries in two-car collision, say police.
'You want good thoughts': The art of tukutuku weaving
Weaving is an experiential way into the richness of Māori culture.
'Not for police to tell families what they need': Top cops take knowledge to Wellington
An 'integrated community response' to home violence is making a difference.
Whanganui benefit numbers fall in 2021 driven by industry growth
Extra effort put into getting long-term beneficiaries into work, minister says.
Plan to reinstate reserve access after bridge destroyed
Rangitīkei branch of Forest & Bird maintains 100ha of reserves in its district.
Coastguard, public help in rescue after Wanganui River capsize
'Quick and calm rescue' for boat that capsized near Whanganui Port.
'Get on with it': Hospitality sector ready to tackle red light
Return to red light with Omicron is "business as usual" for one restaurant owner.
Council adviser predicts big benefits to climate change action
A council emissions audit is the first priority for its new climate change officer.
Taihape volunteer fire crew 'excited' by new station
New fit-for-purpose fire station in Taihape will attract new volunteers, chief hopes.
Horizons 'allows river to lead' protocols for navigation
The regional council is working with Iwi and Coastguard on river protocols.