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Te Pāti Māori co-leader Rawiri Waititi's members' bill to scrap GST on food has been drawn from the ballot, but a National MP says the government has other plans.
Iwi and residents of National Park have a long wait ahead for a decision on a bid to have the central North Island village renamed Waimarino.
The latest request from local iwi to change the name of National Park Village and the nearby station to Waimarino is a chapter in a long tale.
A close-knit community in the central North Island is divided over an iwi bid to change its name.
A speaker accused of insulting Winston Peters and Shane Jones at Rātana is being investigated by the government department he works for.
Local government leaders have addressed the paepae at Rātana with messages of support, laying down a plea for Māori to make their political views understood.
Iwi leader Ken Mair says the turnout in Whanganui of hundreds of people in December is just the start.
Whanganui and neighbouring iwi will travel to Ngāruawāhia to meet with the Kiingitanga over concerns about the new government.
Submissions have more than quadrupled on an iwi proposal to change the name of National Park village and railway station in the central North Island.
The country's oldest war memorial will be removed from an historic Whanganui reserve following objections to an inscription condemning upriver Māori for "fanaticism and barbarism".
It's not clear when Waimarino suddenly became just "National Park", but iwi are calling for the tourist village to be given its historic name back.
Hundreds of cancer patients each year will be saved the stress of travelling to Palmerston North for treatment with the opening of Whanganui Hospital's new chemotherapy unit.
An iwi bid to change the name of National Park back to Waimarino has been accepted by the Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa NZ Geographic Board.
Whanganui is the last council in the Manawatū-Whanganui region to establish Māori wards.
The majority of those who took part in a council survey want to see Māori wards introduced in Whanganui.
The council said it has received more than $4.2m to build resilience to the impacts of climate change and recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.
The longest suspension bridge in Aotearoa will be built as part of the infamous "missing link" of the Mountains to Sea trail in the central North Island.
Overburdened, understaffed, under-resourced, under the pump - all are words used to describe Whanganui Hospital's strained emergency department.
Iwi of the Whanganui River expect a new strategy unveiled on Friday will reform resource management in the catchment.
The long-term strategy to address the wellbeing of the Whanganui River system will be unveiled on Friday.
Regional Development and Emergency Management Minister Kieran McAnulty says the redevelopment of Whanganui Port sets the scene for continued economic growth and will build vital resilience for the…
Whanganui will have Māori wards if its council gives weight to a public meeting strongly in favour of guaranteeing Māori representation.
After decades away, one of the last survivors of the historic Hatrick riverboat fleet has returned to the awa.
Whanganui District Council is backing a forecast for high population growth as a starting point for its next 10-year plan.
Rates in some of the poorest areas of Whanganui will increase by nearly 20 percent, while affluent suburbs will see rates rise only 0.5 percent on average.