Whanganui Midweek

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  • Camaraderie among competing musicians

    The winning group in last week’s NZCT Schools Chamber Music Contest goes on to represent Whanganui in the regional finals in Wellington on July 2, in the Adams Concert Room at the NZ School of Music.

  • Choir and singers join voices for concert

    The Whanganui Male Choir, currently with 21 choristers, was formed in 1898.

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  • EXTREME SURPRISE EXTREME SURPRISE

    Aspate of damaging extreme weather events — including three big deluges in recent months — has left even MetService meteorologists surprised.

  • Artist done with bowing and scraping

    Take a short trip to Drews Ave and have a look at Orphic Gallery.

  • Candidate throws his hat in the ring

    In his “war room” in The Treasury, the building owned by Andrew Tripe and his wife, Carolyn Nicklin, Andrew gets down to the nitty gritty, the reasons he’s taking on the incumbant, Hamish McDouall, and running for the office of mayor of Whanganui.

  • REP TALK Young writers urged to enter contest

    We’ve got an exciting playwriting competition which began on June 1 and will be open until August 31, so there are more than two whole months to sharpen your pencils and get your great ideas on to paper.

  • MIA boss: Let’s celebrate our gains

    It is time to celebrate. That s the message from Meat Industry Association chief executive Sirma Karapeeva to all levels of the red-meat sector, as she visited North Otago, the birthplace of New Zealand’s frozen meat industry.

  • Standing up for local democracy

    It is election year for local government, and Whanganui District Council wants to see people take full advantage of the process and the opportunities it offers — standing for office and being part of the voting process.

  • Young cast takes on musical drama

    Ian Jones, Amdram stalwart, behind-the-scenes worker and official photographer, says the attraction of Amdram’s new show is “youth” and the fact that “most adults and kids will know the storyline”.

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