Freight train derails in Central North Island

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A freight trail derailed as a result of Heavy rains on Monday night across the region. The incident occured just south of Hunterville about 11pm on the North...

Water restrictions in place for Taupō

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Use your sprinklers and fixed irrigation systems on alternate days - that’s the message for the Taupō district community, as Level 1 water restrictions kick in from...

Taihape Town Hall closed indefinitely

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This article was originally published in the Whanganui Chronicle. Taihape's Town Hall has shut its doors indefinitely after an engineer's report identified the building as high risk in...

COVID 19 found in Taumarunui

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A single case of Covid 19 has been detected in the Ruapehu Region. Mayor Don Cameron said that Taumarunui is well prepared for its first positive case...

Whanganui locations of interest following first delta case

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Whanganui residents are keeping the Covid-19 testing stations busy, in the wake of a confirmed case in the district emerging over the weekend. Two locations of interest visited...

Detour in Whanganui: Taupo Quay roadworks

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This article was originally published in the Whanganui Chronicle  Overnight roadworks will be taking place on a section of Taupo Quay in Whanganui until December 2. Contractors will complete...

Whanganui announced as New Zealand’s only UNESCO City of Design

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This article was originally published by Whanganui Chronicle  Whanganui has been officially recognised as a UNESCO City of Design. That means Whanganui gets a place in the UNESCO (United...

PM cancels appearance in Whanganui due to protesters

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Jacinda Arden canceled two scheduled stops in Whanganui due to protesters. It comes a day after Arden stopped a media conference in Northland due to a protester. It's...

‘Super Saturday’ locations in the Central North Island

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The nation is preparing for the "Super Saturday" vaccination drive. The nationwide vaccination event was announced by Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden as a way to encourage further...

Whanganui vaccination rates by suburb

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This article was originally posted on the Whanganui Chronicle.  Gonville and Castlecliff have the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates in Whanganui, according to Ministry of Health data on rates...