November 19, 2019
12:39 pm NZT

Welcome to Whanganui

The graceful riverside town of Whanganui (pronounced like this) has built a solid reputation as the little city with soul. Situated where the Whanganui River meets the sea after its 190km journey from Mt Tongariro, Whanganui was built as port town and its global trading connections continue today. Whanganui makes helmets for the worlds’ fire departments, ferries for Auckland, blown-glass light fittings for New York and premium lamb for the best resorts in the world.

One of the first towns in New Zealand to have ultra fast fibre connectivity, Whanganui has been named as one the world’s intelligent communities by the Intelligent Community Forum for four years running. 

Latest Whanganui Stories


Yummy Food

Business Name: Yummy Food Hometown: Whanganui. What's the name of the business owner(s)? Annette Main Years in operation:  Ten. What do you love about Whanganui? Living in Whanganui means having access to everything I need for a happy life. I can work from my commercial kitchen and office with high speed internet right next…

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Here’s Your Trip Advisor Advisor

Yesterday at the first of the #GetDigital workshops we're running in Whanganui (the second one is this afternoon), we had a bunch of tourism operators keen to know more about TripAdvisor.  You may have your website setup ad facebook sorted, but TripAdvisor is where a huge number of visitors are starting…

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Retail Therapy

If you're in retail, you've probably heard of Vend, the NZ-based, global leader in online point-of-sale. If you haven't, check them out today: basically Vend allows you to ditch your old cash register and use any device to manage your store, your inventory and your customers. It's genius. As well as…

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Learn how to use Facebook and Instagram… for free!

As we deliver our  Get Online for Peanuts workshops around the country, Facebook and Instagram are by far the most popular topics for discussion. Which makes sense: all your customers are there. To help you do it right, Facebook and AboutUs have created a free online guide to growing your business.…

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Insurance Works

The team at Whanganui-based Insurance Works have been providing peace of mind to clients all over the Central North Island for more than 17 years. Principal Richard 'Turf' Turfrey is well known in the region as a straight shooter: as well as providing insurance services, he's also  a keen surfcaster…

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Stephen Palmer Design Studio

Stephen Palmer's Design Studio in Whanganui is an institution, having been active in the District for 40 years. His award-winning buildings can be seem all around the area, from houses to public buildings to shopfronts. Business Name: Stephen Palmer Design Studio Hometown: Whanganui. And I will go to Marton, Taihape, Raetihi, Ohakune, Waverley and…

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