NewsBank (Whanganui Chronicle)
Hydrangeas are summer stars
HYDRANGEAS HAVE SURGED in popularity in recent years. They are on trend as classic, no-fuss old-world plants.
Covid wave an
New Zealand’s new Covid-19 wave is rising at the most inconvenient time.
hapū team up
for Appeal Court
Some hapū of Ngāruahine are heading to the Appeal Court with Greenpeace to seek tighter controls on a plan to make hydrogen from wind-powered electricity in South Taranaki.
ASB Classic signingsTennis: Tournament director Nicolas Lamperin has unveiled all his signings for the women’s ASB Classic but remains hopeful one or two more box-office players will enter before next week’s deadline. Entries close Tuesday with the full field unveiled Wednesday. Czech teenage sisters Linda and Brenda Fruhvirtova are the latest to commit, joining world No7 Coco Gauff, former US...
Beginner’s guide to the Civic Type R
The Honda Civic Type R must be one of the most delightfully nerdy hot hatches around. To be immersed in the Type R world you have to know your generations, factory codes and lots of other model minutiae. It’s a key part of the culture.
Tough Kid course
tests young athletes
Around 2800 school children from across Whanganui ran, climbed, crawled and slid their way around Cooks Gardens across two days in 2022’s edition of Mitre 10 Mega Tough Kid.
Job interview that will shock
Starlink might be in the air
to provide rural broadband
Remote rural properties still lacking fast broadband can now apply for a $2000 grant “towards set-up and installation costs of a suitable broadband solution” — and Elon Musk’s Starlink is an eligible provider.
MY PERFECT WEEKEND
Walk, coffee, and catchups
Aperfect weekend for me would start with a two-hour walk through Whanganui on Saturday morning with my walking group The NevaBeans.
Gritty return to
Infertility journeys laid bare
When Sex is Not Enough: Three Fertility Journeys
PLANT OF THE WEEK
This new Hydrangea is an absolute knock-out. Among a group of garden centre owners on a tour we first spotted and admired it’s unique blooms several years ago and after successful propagation we finally have plants to present to you.
Rustic garden delights
I’VE NEVER BEEN a fan of brown. This may have stemmed from the fact that I have brown eyes and brown hair and when I was a child my mother often dressed me in brown because she said it suited me.
Four arrestedPolice have taken four people into custody after responding to reports of a stolen car in the early hours of yesterday morning. Whanganui residents reported hearing police sirens moving from St Johns Hill to Castlecliff between 3.40am and 3.55am. A police representative said they responded to reportsof a stolen car. Upon sighting the vehicle, officers did not initiate a pursuit but...
William weighs in Prince William has weighed in on a royal racism scandal that has engulfed Buckingham Palace. Ahead of a trip to the US, the Prince of Wales said he was “really disappointed” to hear of racism claims about a senior royal aide. She allegedly repeatedly asked a British black palace guest where she was “really from”. Lady Susan Hussey, a lady-in-waiting of the late Queen, resigned...
Helping to light up Whanganui
People living in energy hardship in Whanganui will be able to able to access help next year with the launch of a new energy saver initiative.
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Quake leaves residents rattled
Central North Island residents were woken by a late-night earthquake, with dozens of aftershocks also reported.
Illness leaves England struggling to make up numbers
England’s preparations for their first test in Pakistan for 17 years were thrown into turmoil on the eve of the match by a vomiting bug afflicting the touring party.
Confidence slumps near GFC lows
The latest ANZ Business Outlook survey shows confidence slumped in November with falls in both the wider economic outlook and firms’ expectations for their own activity.
Suitcase murder case: Kids’ mother appears in court
A 42-year-old woman arrested in Korea after the bodies of her two children were found abandoned in suitcases in Auckland has appeared in a New Zealand courtroom for the first time on the murder charges.
‘Carnage ... and then it was over’
Wild weather has lifted a roof, downed trees and caused power outages in the Waikato.
Trial looks at putting whenua first
The Mangatea Stream that passes through the farm of the same name has always been a food source for Māori of the area, yet its significance runs even deeper than its ability to sustain the people.
‘Loan with a difference’ setto lift sustainability
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has partnered with Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation for its first Māori agribusiness sustainability linked loan.
WTF? Where’s the finance? Or food?
WTF has been translated at COP27 as Where’s the Finance? New Zealand should be asking the same question.
higher than predicted
Overseas tourists are coming back in greater numbers than a leading sector group forecast, but New Zealand’s biggest foreign exchange earner will take three years to get close to full recovery.
Water bores have ‘room to improve’
Horizons Regional Council is urging people to check their wellheads are secure to prevent contamination by harmful substances.
‘This is pretty black and white’Meeting to discuss future of Repertory Theatre building
Aspecial general meeting has been called to discuss the future of Whanganui’s Repertory Theatre building.