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Whanganui

Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and home to approximately 43,000 people, Whanganui sits at the junction of State Highways 3 and 4. We are a 2 ½ hour drive north from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, an hour and a half from Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro or an hour flight from Auckland. Most of the city lies on the northwestern bank of the historically significant Te Awa o Whanganui – the Whanganui River. The longest navigable river in New Zealand and once known as the Rhine of New Zealand, the Whanganui River has shaped the history of the city and its people. more

Whanganui is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate. There is something here for everyone!

We are surrounded by mountains, Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, a beautiful natural landscape, dramatic west coast beaches and unspoilt native bush for tramping and wilderness trips. Our vibrant community prides itself on its parks and reserves, cycle and walk ways and an abundance of creativity. Don’t be surprised to find an immediate sense of connection, an unexpected little slice of heaven, and real New Zealand authenticity. Enjoy our manaakitanga – our legendary hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to our part of the world. Come and learn more.

Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au. I am the river, the river is me.

Whanganui main centres include Taihape, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Levin.

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Daffodil Day Quiz Evening

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Call your friends, dare your work mates - enter a team of 4 - 6 people into the quiz evening. Have a great night out, test each other's knowledge, find out who is really smarter! The cost is $60 per team to enter and ...

Where: RSA Dannevirke, Dannevirke
Address: 1 Princess Street, Dannevirke

From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016

Open Mic Poetry Evening

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Enjoy an evening of engaging and entertaining poetry at Woodville Library. Bring along some poetry to recite - either your own, or your favourite poets, or both. Or simply come to enjoy the recitations. Coming? ...

Where: Woodville Community Library, Woodville
Address: 42 Vogel Street, Woodville

From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016

Cats

From: Fri 12th Aug 2016

Where: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Address: 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Friday 12th August 2016
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 27th August 2016

Manawatu Community Choir

From: Wed 3rd Aug 2016

The Manawatu Community Choir is your choir. Open to all. No experience or music reading is required. The Manawatu Community Choir aims to provide all people, whatever their background or ability, with an opportunity ...

Where: Wesley Centre, Palmerston North
Address: 264 Broadway, Palmerston North

From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2016
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 21st September 2016

New Zealand International Film Festival 2016

From: Thu 18th Aug 2016

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) returns this year to bring you an exciting array of over 50 feature films and documentaries to enjoy. The latest and brightest of international cinema direct from ...

Where: Downtown Cinemas, Palmerston North
Address: 70 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

From: 10:00am on Thursday 18th August 2016
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 4th September 2016

Better Futures: The Internet of Things Public Discussion

Wed 24th Aug 2016

By 2020, 34 billion devices will be connected to the internet worldwide, with the potential to revolutionise our homes, our cities and how we do business. That includes agriculture where sensors are already being used to ...

Where: Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Address: 4 The Square, Palmerston North

From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016

Healthy Little Eaters an Evening With Wal Herring

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Riverdale Kindergarten and Riverdale School proudly present 'Healthy Little Eaters - an evening with Wal Herring'. Wal is an author, nutritionist, holistic wellness practitioner and mum. Her book 'Healthy Little ...

Where: Awapuni Function Centre, Palmerston North
Address: Racecourse Rd, Awapuni, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016

Essential Oils 101

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Learn about natural solutions and healthy living with modern essential oils. Freebies and spot prizes up for grabs plus yummy food, tea and coffee. Bring your friends and make a night of it. Contact Rachel for more ...

Where: St Luke's Lutheran Church, Palmerston North
Address: 250 Church Street, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016

Beautiful Survivor Tour

Wed 24th Aug 2016

The Beautiful Survivor tour features award-winning Christian artist Juliagrace and former child sponsor Lillian Nakabiri from Uganda. Lillian has a remarkable story of redemption. At the tender age of 10, one ...

Where: St Mary's Family Church, Levin
Address: 120 Cambridge St, Levin

From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016

Latin American & Social Ballroom Beginner Class

From: Wed 24th Aug 2016

Try it, you’ll like it. Simple and easy to learn dance moves. Dancing is like the alphabet, once you've learnt the basics you can put them together in several combinations. It is a brilliant way to relieve stress ...

Where: Easidance Studio, Palmerston North
Address: 168 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 21st September 2016

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