We’ve made it through our first full week! Here’s a wrap.

YOUR PICKS: The most read stories of the week.

Whanganui escaped major damage from Monday morning’s 7.8 magnitude but that doesn’t mean we always will. So we thought it was a good time to ask Whanganui District Council senior emergency management officer Tim Crowe what the risk is here and how we should prepare? You can read that interview here. 

Canadian under-19 cricketer starred in Wanganui’s Hawke Cup match against Taranaki last weekend. We caught up with him to find out how he has ended up in Whanganui for the summer. 

Whanganui band Kessel played their debut show on Saturday night. Frontman Jason Lane spoke with us ahead of that show at The Arena.

OUR PICK:

Whanganui photographer Devyn Staines put together this photo essay. Using photographs from the Harding & Denton collection at the Alexander Heritage and Research Library, she re-shot six frames and placed them over each other to create a double exposure. It shows how Whanganui has changed (and not changed) in more than a century.

Click here to check them out. 

 

Looking North along Ridgway Street circa 1900s/2016. Alexander Heritage and Research Library, Harding & Denton Collection and Devyn Staines.

Looking North along Ridgway Street circa 1900s/2016. Alexander Heritage and Research Library, Harding & Denton Collection and Devyn Staines.