Open fire season once again for Manawatū-Whanganui

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Fire and Emergency have announced they've moved the Manawatū-Whanganui District back to open fire season as of 8 am this morning. The move comes just 13 Days after...

Winner at Whanganui Lotto store – Was it you?

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The $28 million dollar Powerball prize was won on Saturday Night with the winning ticket being purchased from a news agency in Henderson, West Auckland. Closer to home,...

Person transported to Whanganui Hospital following single-vehicle incident

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One person was transported to Whanganui Hospital after a single-vehicle crash between Ohakune and Raetihi on Friday morning. Police were alerted to the crash on Raetihi Ohakune Rd...

Get involved with the Ruapehu Destination Management Plan!

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Over the coming months, Visit Ruapehu and Waihuia Ventures Ltd will be working on the Ruapehu Destination Management Plan. To make sure this plan is designed with the...

Emergency services respond to scene of Taupo building blaze

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Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews have extinguished a fire in an industrial building in Taupō. A police spokeswoman said police received a request for assistance from FENZ in...

Manawatū-Whanganui District returns to restricted fire season

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As of 8 am this morning (Thursday 17 March) the Manawatū-Whanganui District has returned to restricted fire season. Fire and Emergency announced the restrictions come as a result...

Fire crews battle blaze just out of Whanganui

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Fire and Emergency New Zealand and Whanganui Rural fire crews have been battling a vegetation fire near Fordell. FENZ was notified of the fire on Denlair Rd just...

New payment options for parking in Whanganui

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A major upgrade to parking meters in Whanganui’s town centre is about to begin. Now that new parking meter base plates have been installed, work has begun on...

Taupō District Council drop vaccine pass requirements

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The requirement for members of the public to provide a valid My Vaccine Pass upon entering certain Taupō District Council facilities - Including the Superloo and AC...

Durie Hill elevator reopens, but only to visitors

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Whanganui's Durie Hill elevator can't offer full service until at least March 25 - but visitors can still experience the trip through Durie Hill and its tunnel. Operator...