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Animals in WW1

animals in ww1July - October 2015
These colourful memorials currently adorning Victoria Avenue have been made by students from Keith Street School, Okoia School, Carlton School and St Mary's and remember the animals that were vital in supporting soldiers and the war effort during World War One. Horses, dogs and pigeons all played an important role. Horses carried officers into the field or hauled heavy loads of supplies. Dogs worked as sentries, scouts, ratters, casualty finders, messengers and mascots. Pigeons, called the "winged wireless", carried messages and with their speed and strength had a 95% success rate. We honour the memory of these animals.

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and Mainstreet Wanganui

Whanganui Festival of Cultures

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Majestic Square
Mainstreet Wanganui is once again proud to be part of the Whanganui Festival of Cultures, an amazing celebration of vibrant diversity. Head down to Majestic Square to enjoy a whole day of free entertainment including  food stalls where you can sample food from around the world, competitions, demonstrations and non-stop entertainment. The full programme of entertainment will be out soon.


Halloween at the Museum

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Costumes! Scary stories! Tricks! Treats!
5pm-6pm Suitable for ages 5 to 10. 6.15pm-8pm suitable for ages 10+


Christmas Parade

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Saturday 21 November 2015
2pm, Victoria Avenue
The annual Christmas Parade is the biggest community event on the calendar and a great way to showcase your organisation, group, club to the rest of the city.

Float entries are open now and it costs just $20 to enter your group.So get your thinking caps on and get creative. Click here for further information and to download a float entry form.

Mainstreet Service Awards 2015

colouredCongratulations to all our winners
Mainstreet Service Award winners. Best Hospitality - Stellar Restaurant and Bar. Best Retail - Farmers. Best Professional Services  - The Edge Beauty Studio. Best over all went to Farmers

Click here to download the results of the Best of the Best poll and the Mainstreet Service Award winners.

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