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Published: 24 Jan 2019 - - Author: Newsroom
7th February 2019
Wanganui To Become 'Refugee Resettlement' Location
Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway was in Whanganui today to announce the city would be one of five new refugee settlement locations around New Zealand.
Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall said " ..... the city had a long history of welcoming immigrants.
"We're a small intimate community where we take care of each other. We are not a xenophobic community in any way," he said.
McDouall expected many refugees would be "extremely well qualified" and find vacant jobs to fill. "There are employers along Heads Road screaming for specialists."
It is reported that refugees would start to be introduced to Whanganui in March 2020 and would scale up to 3-5 families every six-eight weeks. That represents about 110 per year.
1st February 2019
NZ Masters Games Opens
The 30th NZ Masters Games opened in Wanganui today.
With 50 sports and an anticpated 400 participants, a great time will be had by all over the next 9 days.
24th January 2019
According to a report on the Council Facebook page (at midnight), they had received "a large number of notifications from mostly Castlecliff residents saying their water is discoloured this evening". Transpires it is affected all areas in Whanganui, to some degree.
They believe this is due to work on the water main yesterday.
22nd January 2019
Man alleged to have stabbed 5 people in New World carpark, one who subsequently died Click here for more information
Photo/ Lewis Gardner, NZ Herald
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