Posts Tagged ‘Whanganui’

Climate change approach tips balance for New Zealand’s only smart city

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Whanganui District Council’s approach to climate change has helped the city win international recognition as a leading model for economic and social development – for the seventh time. Whanganui has again been named a Smart21 City by US-based think tank, the Intelligent Community Forum, and is the only New Zealand town or city to make Read more

21 Baptisms at Hui Aranga

Friday, April 1st, 2016

There were 21 Baptisms at Easter Sunday Mass at the 2016 Hui Aranga gathering held in Whanganui. Several hundred people attended the event over Easter weekend this year. The occasion marked 70 years since Hui Aranga first started. Fr Phil Cody, SM, said the Baptisms were linked with Catholic Māori clubs from Whanganui and Hawkes Read more

The tar-and-feathers mob ready for Wilson

Friday, August 31st, 2012

You don’t have to be a believer to say amen to Wanganui Catholic priest David Bell’s opposition to community leaders’ plans to hound paroled sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson out of town. Mayor Annette Main’s call to shun him was not a message Christians could adopt, said Monsignor Bell, adding that those who are threatening Read more

Whanganui DHB alternative therapies trial courageous

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Warm, fuzzy media headlines are the order of the day when Police dogs or All Blacks visit hospital patients. Try introducing a trial of alternative therapies like Whanganui District Health Board is doing and the headlines become accusatory and dismissive. A range of therapies including Reiki, Christian prayer, Maori healing and massage will be on offer to Read more