It is the time of the year for getting some new pictures for my annual Wanganui Calendar, not an easy task after many years of producing it. Fortunately Wanganui is a scenic area with the sea, the river, the historic city, the countryside and a backdrop of mountains. Every couple of years I seem to end up using a picture of the paddle steamer Waimarie, such a historic sight on the Whanganui river, a recent picture found below.
Update 22 May 2015 – Due to Whitcoulls not placing an order for the 2015 Wanganui Calendar I have decided not to go ahead with it. Each year calendar numbers have been dropping (from 3,000 to 1,800), now to the point where it is uneconomic to produce them. It is a sign of the times, due in part to the younger generation using smart phones, and the increase in overseas postage costs.
There is however good demand for the small Wanganui book and we plan to replace our current edition with a new one later in the year.