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Shakespeare in the park...on Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February, Bason Botanic Gardens will close early at 4:30 pm for performances of The Tempest. The gardens will be closed all day on Saturday 24 February for the matinee and evening performances and will re-open on Sunday at 8.00am. If you want to join Shakespeare at the gardens, check here: http://bit.ly/2o9k7im
 

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Cooks Gardens has reopened this morning. A piece of flashing on the Whiskas Grandstand roof was starting to lift in the heavy winds last night. An assessment was arranged first thing this morning and we’ve organised a contractor to secure it. We're good to go!
 

It's today! We're excited! See you soon!...

It's today! We're excited! See you soon! It's today! We're excited! See you soon!
 

Whanganui District Council...

We're heading home now as wind speeds are definitely starting to drop in Whanganui. We have staff remaining here at the Council through the night though so if you have any concerns you can call us on 06 349 0001. If you want to report a power issue, you will need to contact your electricity provider. Hoping we might be through the worst now - stay safe everyone.
 
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that Cooks Gardens is closed until further notice as the high winds are causing a bit of havoc. An assessment will be carried out in Wednesday morning once the wind drops. Thanks for your understanding. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that Cooks Gardens is closed until further notice as the high winds are causing a bit of havoc. An assessment will be carried out in Wednesday morning once the wind drops. Thanks for your understanding.
 

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Cooks Gardens is closed and gates will be locked until further notice, due to concerns about the roof of the Whiskas Grandstand in these high wind gusts. An assessment will be carried out tomorrow morning, once the wind has dropped. Cooks Gardens is closed and gates will be locked until further notice, due to concerns about the roof of the Whiskas Grandstand in these high wind gusts. An assessment will be carried out tomorrow morning, once the wind has dropped.
 

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There's another tree down just above 32 Wairere Road. Road is still passable but take care as you go. There's another tree down just above 32 Wairere Road. Road is still passable but take care as you go.
 

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A tree has fallen on Rangitatau East Road, about two km from State Highway 3. A roading crew is attending but in the meantime there is no access between SH3 and Brunswick Road. A tree has fallen on Rangitatau East Road, about two km from State Highway 3. A roading crew is attending but in the meantime there is no access between SH3 and Brunswick Road.
 

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Winds are starting to come up and we're monitoring the situation carefully. Here's our latest advisory information on the weather situation: As Cyclone Gita arrives in New Zealand, high winds are starting to be experienced in the Whanganui District. Winds have been logged at nearly 70 km/hr at Whanganui Airport and we may have winds gusting up to 120 km/hr into the evening and early hours of Wednesday 21 February. Strong wind gusts may damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures...
 
Frocks on Bikes is back this Sunday! Registration is from 1:30pm at the Ladies' Rest in St Hill Street. This Family friendly, fun event is a great way to get active, an opportunity to dress up and enjoy a sweet ride around our awesome town and there's some clues to solve along the way! #whanganuievents #funthingstodo #familyfun #biking #outdoors #dressup #keepactive
 
I confess my first thoughts upon reading this were along the lines of 'but don't all grown ups re-read their childhood favorites?' but then my reading (or rather listing) habits are far from usual. Do any of our readers have a favorite story that they will always fine their way back to? Or whats the best word one has found within a book?
 

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CYCLONE GITA UPDATE Metservice has issued a strong wind warning for Whanganui, Taranaki and Taihape from 3.00pm tomorrow (Tuesday, February 20) onwards. We may be in for 140kp/h gusts which could damage trees and powerlines. Today is a good time to make sure your emergency supplies are well-stocked, your family and workplace emergency plans are sorted and trampolines and outdoor furniture are secured. We are also expecting some rain which could mean surface flooding and rapidly rising...
 

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Metservice has issued a warning for large waves in the Horizons region – from the west coast of Waitotara to Otaki. A Northwest swell is expected to rise to 4.5 metres between Rangitikei River and Foxton Beach and to 5.5 metres south of Foxton Beach late Tuesday evening. Winds are expected to rise to northerly 35 knots Tuesday evening, possibly rising to northwest 45 knots Tuesday night. This would result in combined waves of about 5 to 5.5 metres between Rangitikei River and Foxton...
 
Counting down to Day 1 of the Thrive Expo - this Wednesday! If you haven't got tickets yet, get in now! Some Day 2 activities will sell out. We can't wait to see you! Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/nga-tai-o-te-awa-15862306294
 

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SPLASH CENTRE FULLY REOPEN - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 The Splash Centre will fully reopen tomorrow, Saturday, 17 February 2018, following additional work on the new floor surface of the leisure area, which is now complete. SPLASH CENTRE FULLY REOPEN - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 The Splash Centre will fully reopen tomorrow, Saturday, 17 February 2018, following additional work on the new floor surface of the leisure area, which is now complete.
 

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Severe Weather Outlook - up to the minute Weather Warnings from all across New Zealand including Weather Warning maps at MetService.com Severe Weather Outlook - up to the minute Weather Warnings from all across New Zealand including Weather Warning maps at MetService.com
 

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The Youth Committee needs you! Applications for six new youth councillors close on Monday, 19 February, so if you are aged between 12 and 24, apply now at: www.whanganui.govt.nz/YCapplications The Youth Committee needs you! Applications for six new youth councillors close on Monday, 19 February, so if you are aged between 12 and 24, apply now at: www.whanganui.govt.nz/YCapplications
 
ARTS REVIEW SUBMISSION FORM! The 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Arts Review is coming! Opening night is March 9 and submissions day is 27 Feb. Find the all important entry form via this link and good luck! ARTS REVIEW SUBMISSION FORM! The 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Arts Review is coming! Opening night is March 9 and submissions day is 27 Feb. Find the all important entry form via this link and good luck!
 
Whanganui boasts some of our country's most iconic event venues, including the War Memorial Centre, Cooks Gardens and the Royal Whanganui Opera House. Now you can request a booking for any of these superb venues using our online booking enquiry service. Visit http://bit.ly/2GdvtIu to book your next event.
 

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Forecasted wet weather has again disrupted plans to resurface the Dublin Street Bridge. The bridge will now be closed on Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 6.00am to 5.00pm. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. The work was rescheduled to take place this weekend (Sunday 18 February) but the forecast for wet weather from this coming Monday is not looking ideal. We need a couple of dry days after the work's completed so we don't compromise the new surface.