Pedestrian injured following hit & run in Whanganui

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Whanganui Police are seeking information following a hit and run on Wednesday morning. The incident took place near the Alma Rd & York Street intersection around 10.30 am. Sergeant...

Taihape Health Centre on the move!

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Progress is being made to transfer the Taihape Health Centre to the former hospital building on the same grounds. The practice has been operating out of its current...

Inferno at Whanganui Timber yard

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Eastown Timber & Fencing in Whanganui East was engulfed by a huge fire early Friday morning. The fire reportedly started between 5am and 6am. Police have cordoned off...

Water restrictions lifted for Taupō

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Good news for Taupō!  Today the Taupō District Council announced that water restrictions have been removed. The Taupō district entered level one water restrictions on December 13 in...

Two children in the Ruapehu flown to hospital

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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to two separate calls in the Ruapehu on Thursday. The first callout took place Thursday morning, with the rescue chopper flying to...

Manawatū-Whanganui district returns to open fire season

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The Whanganui-Manawatū area has returned to open fire season as of 8am on Wednesday morning. Whanganui-Manawatū area covers Whanganui, Rangitikei, Ruapehu, Horowhenua, Manawatū district council areas, in addition...

Taupō crowned NZ’s most beautiful large town!

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It's a special part of the Central North Island, and now Taupō is officially New Zealand's most beautiful large town! The lakeside town took the title on Thursday...

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...