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I grew up in the city of Whanganui, and loved Wanganui High school that I attended from 3-7th form. The hanging flower baskets in the main city street, the olde buildings through the city and the modernisation that has taken place in the last years that has kept the charm.
While I still refer to it as a city, Wanganui ceased being officially a city in 1989 following Local Government Commission changes. Urban areas were able to call themselves a city only if they had more than 50,000 population. Wanganui has a population of around 43,500 per June 2011 estimation and so is close to being able to be designated a city again.
In December 2009 the New Zealand Geographic board recommended that the name of the city be changed to Whanganui and so the debate as to spelling of the townships name began. Various referendum were held and the majority of the population voted to retain the Wanganui spelling for the township area.
Tourism is one of the earners of the area with regular events like the Motorbike Cemetery circuit followed by the Speedboats something that I regularly take the time to travel back home for - or rather travelling home to be with the family at Christmas, and enjoying the bikes and boats while I am there.