Here’s a wrap of last week’s best stories and what you may have missed.

Don’t forget we’re raising funds to help launch this site.  We’ve hit the $1000 mark but we’re aiming for $3000. Check out our fundraising page here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/fourfivehundred

YOUR PICKS: The most read stories in the past seven days 

It’s not too late to check out this exhibition at Space Studio & Gallery. One Hit Wonders is a collections of 36 works from 36 Whanganui artists. Read about it here: http://thefourfivehundred.co.nz/2016/12/05/a-snapshot-of-whanganuis-eclectic-arts-scene/

Forty-two artists collaborated on a 20 metre wood cut print which depicts the Whanganui River from the mountain to the sea. Here’s a series of close up shots of the work. http://thefourfivehundred.co.nz/2016/12/05/whanganui-river-print-up-close/

Sarah Williams says it’s important to support local artists at Christmas. Her Space Studio & Gallery hosted a night market last weekend but it’s not too late to buy from local artists. http://thefourfivehundred.co.nz/2016/12/08/supporting-local-art-at-christmas/

OUR PICK: Recommended reading and the ones you may have missed 

We’ve been getting a lot of good feedback on our interview with out-going Whanganui MP Chester Borrows. Read it here: http://thefourfivehundred.co.nz/2016/12/03/chester-borrows-politics-youth-justice-prisons-and-marriage-equality/

And we celebrated International Volunteer Day at the Duncan Pavilion. http://thefourfivehundred.co.nz/2016/12/06/helping-the-community-2-at-a-time/

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