Election results 2020: Former Whanganui MP Chester Borrows reacts to National's disastrous loss

Former Whanganui MP Chester Borrows with Harete Hipango, who lost the seat on Saturday after one term in Parliament. Photo / File Former Whanganui MP Chester Borrows has spoken out about Saturday's election result, reacting to National's loss of the local seat, and one of the worst defeats in National Party history. Borrows, who served as Whanganui MP from 2005 to 2017, said the overall result for the National Party was tough to grapple with. "National had been such that there was no confiden

Whanganui MP Harete Hipango defends posting false Jacinda Ardern quote

Whanganui MP and National Party candidate Harete Hipango has come under fire on social media for posting a false quote criticising New Zealand's farming sector attributed to Labour leader Jacinda Ardern. The quote, posted as an image on Hipango's public Facebook page, states Ardern said "dairy farming is a world of the past" during the first TVNZ leaders' debate on Tuesday night. During a to-and-fro in Tuesday's first leaders' debate about "dirty dairying", National Party leader Judith Collins

Stan Walker on his new Whanganui home, childhood and his new book

Stan Walker said he is thriving in his new life in Whanganui. Photo / Bevan Conley From Tauranga, the Gold Coast, Sydney, and Rarotonga, Stan Walker now calls Whanganui home. The musician, who shot to fame as a 19-year-old when he won Australian Idol is adjusting back to life in provincial New Zealand after a whirlwind decade where his life was "tipped on its head". Walker was talking and performing at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre this week as part of his book tour for his new title Imp