Whanganui mayor accepts blame for delays to Upokongaro Cycle Bridge

The Mayor of Whanganui says he accepts responsibility for delays in the construction of the Upokongaro Cycle Bridge on State Highway 4 – a crucial link in the Mountain to Sea and National cycleways. The structure has been parked in a paddock on the western riverbank since late 2018 – and is now jokingly referred […]

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Crucial link in shared pathway network officially opened

Minister of Transport, Hon. Phil Twyford today officially opened Whanganui’s 2.3 kilometre long Te Tuaiwi shared pathway, which runs from Whanganui Intermediate School to Whanganui City Bridge connecting Taupō Quay to London Street via St Hill Street and the central rail corridor. A shared pathway is a route designated for shared use by people who […]

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Somme Parade raised platform to improve safety

Crossing Somme Parade at Cornmarket Reserve is set to become safer for pedestrians and shared pathway users with the addition of a raised platform. The section of Somme Parade between Pitt Street and Dublin Street will be closed from Monday, 18 November to Friday, 6 December, 2019 while the raised platform is built. Whanganui District […]

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New Castlecliff bus shelter to feature images of nearby plant and insect life

A bus shelter covered in art that represents the suburb it will serve is to be installed outside the Rangiora St library in Castlecliff. Glass on the shelter will be engraved by local artist Claire Bell, with a design inspired by the plant and insect life found in the Castlecliff sand dunes. Horizons Regional Council […]

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Lights On Bikes performers set to dazzle

Performers around Whanganui and beyond are preparing to entertain the community with illuminated performances during the upcoming Lights On Bikes parade. Lights On Bikes Event Organiser, Shanti Sibbing, says six great local performance groups will light up the night and renowned dancer and choreographer Chloe Loftus will bring two performances – Out of the Blue and The Arboreal […]

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Sustainable infrastructure growing

Whanganui’s sustainable transport infrastructure continues to grow with the addition of an electric vehicle charging station on Drews Avenue, bike racks in the central business district and signs on the St Hill Street shared pathway. The charging station, supplied by Tesla free of charge, is located on Drews Avenue opposite the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. […]

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Lights On Bikes art workshops open

Community art workshops for the Lights On Bikes parade are underway, with the first workshop held last weekend and several more workshops open for bookings. At the first workshop held at Sarjeant on the Quay on Saturday, 31 August, participants used card, bubble wrap, and ribbon to create illuminated jellyfish with seed lights spiralling down […]

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