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Special ceremony to return mouri from Expo 2020

Returning the Mouri to WhanganuiA special ceremony has been held in Whanganui this week that recogni…

He Awa Ora - Living River Exhibition Opens

He Awa Ora - Living RiverA major new exhibition He Awa Ora – Living River has opened at the Whanganu…

Whanganui River makes international impact

Whanganui river makes international impact

When Jasmax, the architects behind New Zealand's pavilio…

Our e-pānui for Poutūterangi is out

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui e-pānui for Poututerangi 2022

The third and final reading of the Te A…

Celebrating 5 years since Te Awa Tupua Act became law

Celebrating 5 years since Te Awa Tupua Act became lawNancy Tuaine at the signing of He Ruruku Whakat…


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