NewsBank (Whanganui Midweek)

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  • Tips to cut sugar intake

    Gary Hayman and his wife decided to drastically reduce sugar in their diet to improve their health. Reducing sugar isn’t easy, especially when you crave it.

  • WHANGANUI DISTRICT QUIZ How well do you know our district?

    ■1. Name the Whanganui man who won a VC on the Western Front in 1917.

  • YOUR VIEWS Volunteers combat sand erosion

    Last year 5000 spinifex were planted in the big blow out dune at Morgan St, Castlecliff. A year on it is a joy to see how wonderfully well these plants have grown and how they have withstood our dry summer and wild winter weather.

  • What motivates young farmers?






  • Call out for Volunteer Whanganui helpers

    Volunteer Whanganui supports 101 not-for-profit organisations with volunteers. Here are some positions that are available:

  • Bixley — art of seeing the bigger picture book

    Donovan Bixley’s illustrative work is bold, colourful, imaginative, humorous, decorative, impressive, beautiful, ghastly and amazing. A selection of his work and books are now on show at Lockett Gallery in Guyton St, Whanganui, New Zealand’s only art gallery for illustrators.

  • Fest of Cultural Unity returning to region this spring

    After a long wait, Whanganui’s much-loved Fest of Cultural Unity is returning to Majestic Square to dazzle eyes, ears and tastebuds on Saturday, October 29.

  • REP TALK Character adds air of mystery to play

    Richard Hamblett hasn’t always been a mystery man, but he has led a varied life. Born in Dunedin and raised in Christchurch, he attended university at Lincoln College, Victoria University in Wellington and the University of New South Wales.

  • Fund puts call out on youth sport projects

    Led by Sport New Zealand and administered by local regional sport trusts like Sport Whanganui, Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa fund began in 2020.

  • Pine’s testosterone-fuelled potential

    Pine pollen containing a rare natural source of plant-based testosterone could prove a goldmine for New Zealand’s forestry sector.

  • TALKING RUGBY Big score recharges team

    Steelform Whanganui can expect strong opposition from the Wellington Centurions at Cooks Gardens on Saturday in the final dress rehearsal before the start of the Heartland championship.

  • Handspan soon to celebrate 20 years

    It was 20 years ago next month that the Governor-General of New Zealand, the Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright, dedicated the Handspan sculpture in Queens Park, Whanganui to “a culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world”.

  • incredible EDIBLE

    ONE OF MY FAVOURITE parts of the garden is edible plants.

  • Scarf Day gets Scouts talking around the world

    August 1 was World Scout Scarf Day 2022, when active and former scouts are encouraged to wear a part of their uniform to commemorate scouting. Former scout leader Bill Charnock, of Whanganui Chronicle front-desk fame, chose a scarf from the 2007 Centenary World Scout Jamboree held at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, UK.


    ■1. Corporal Leslie Andrew. At 20 he was the youngest man in the NZ Expeditionary Force to win a VC. He also served in WWII and reached the rank of brigadier.

  • New St John health shuttle ready to hit road after formal blessing

    A new Toyota health shuttle was blessed at the Tawa St headquarters of St John recently, expanding the service to two vehicles of differing use and capacity.

  • Balancing indigenous rights with recovery CONSERVATION COMMENT

    New proposals call for an overhaul of our conservation estate, placing partnership with tangata whenua front and centre.

  • Awards are a good sign

    At the recent New Zealand Sign and Display Association’s Conference and Awards Night in Queenstown, Whanganui’s Display Associates brought home some well-earned industry recognition to go on the wall.

  • Plenty of winter action to go

    The transition from July to August has been a hive of activity, with the opening week of our seventh annual Winter Wonderfest.

  • Local rockers cranking it up

    Local rockers My Damned Kind last played a gig here two years ago when they brought their sold-out Gods of Rock Metallica tribute show to town.

  • An easier way to sell your art for top prices

    For more than 50 years Henry Newrick, director of Whanganui-based Heritage Art Auctions, has been buying and selling art, rare books and photographs through his recently established, local auction house and using auction houses in Wellington, Auckland, Australia and the United Kingdom.

  • Suzuki Series is on track Platinum Homes joins as sponsor for motorcycle races

    Platinum Homes is now a major partner/sponsor with the Suzuki Series, the nationwide motorcycle races that culminate in the Cemetery Circuit at Whanganui on Boxing Day.

  • Athletic celebrate with 7-1 victory

    With the Federation League wrapped up with a week to go, GJ Gardner Whanganui Athletic could have easily gone into holiday mode on Saturday when Massey University arrived at Wembley Park for the final encounter of the season.

  • OPINION Volunteers dig in for planting day

    A huge thank you to the 50-plus people who came along to the Castlecliff Coast Care July community planting day at Morgan St. What a fantastic community turnout!

  • Negotiator: EU deal was now or ever

    Atrade negotiator involved in the just-signed free-trade deal with the European Union says New Zealand got the best possible deal and if we had not signed now the country would have gone to the back of the queue.



  • District council sets up local election information centre

    Whanganui District Council has opened a drop-in election centre for people to find out more about standing and voting in the upcoming local elections.

  • Homemade happiness

    LUCY LORD’S FOOD PHILOSOPHY is simple: if it makes you happy, you should eat it. She is known by her Instagram following for her deliciously healthy recipes — packed with fresh ingredients and full of flavour, yet accessible for the average office worker or busy family.

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