The council won't divulge won't possible upgrades the TSB Showplace may receive.

Refresh for TSB Showplace

The TSB Showplace will undergo a refresh, but council won't say what.

TET grant saves arches

These gates to the Eltham primary school remember the dead in both World Wars.  Originally they stood at the entrance to an adjoining recreational reserve, but they were moved after the school was built.

"It's a long haul, and we've had a lot of red tape to get though."

Two dead in crash

Two people are dead and three others had to be cut from a vehicle after a head-on crash near Whanganui.

Stream has high E coli level

Signs have been put up at the mouth of the Timaru Stream, near Oakura, advising people not to swim or collect kai moana in the area.

Drunk man crashes after tangi

After leaving a tangi drunk and upset, a young man has driven someone else's car into a cement brick wall.

An isolated opportunity

Taranaki's isolation could be just the thing international tourists are looking for.

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Man rescued from burning house

Heroes Tama Woods, 21 left, and James Hickford, 21, jumped the fence when they saw smoke coming out of the windows of a house and rescued an elderly man.

The heroic actions of a quick-thinking group of young men saved the life of an elderly man.

Power outage after car hits power pole

Power was out in Oakura, Omata, Spotswood and Whaler's Gate after a car hit a power pole on Saturday afternoon.

Bicycles, beards and barbers

Wilde shines in the wild

Sport

Wilde shines in the wild

Competitors get going at the start of the 2016 Coast to Coast race.

Hayden Wilde impresses in first Coast to Coast

One survivor from Hinds' final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

Chiefs beat Tahs, more injuries

Chiefs winger Glen Fisiiahi on his way to the try-line against the Waratahs at Rotorua.

Late try secures scrappy win for the Chiefs, who suffer more injury setbacks.

Manurewa fours wins Clubs New Zealand bowls title

Manurewa's Neville Hill bowls during the final of the Clubs New Zealand men's fours tournament at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth on Friday.

Manurewa's Neville Hill prevailed to win the Clubs New Zealand men's fours at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth on Friday afternoon.

Inline hockey world champs qualifier in New Plymouth

Inline hockey on show in New Plymouth in April.

New Plymouth will host the Inline Hockey Asia-Pacific IIHF world championship qualifier in April. 

opinion

Beach not government's affair

Abel Tasman beach for sale story in Guardian.

What's the difference between a beach and a scrubby piece of bush, asks Sargeant.

Blokes save beach

Awaroa Inlet and Awaroa Bay in Abel Tasman National Park has been put up for sale by the owners.

Blokes with a good idea rule, says Henderson

Let's talk technology etiquette

What was supposed to be a 45-minute drive to a hotel ended up becoming a six-hour journey in the opposite direction for one GPS-trusting tourist in Iceland.

Technology is your window to the world but can blind you to what's at your feet.

Zika not the apocalypse

In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4000 Zika cases in Brazil.

Gwynne Dyer thinks we need to all stop worrying so much about the zika virus

Lifestyle

Endless organic edibles

Patricia Blatti tends tomatoes in a glasshouse at the top of the Veale Rd property.

Leaving Auckland has been a boon for Patricia and Richard's taste buds

Mullet memories

Fishing for kahawai at the Waitara river mouth is as popular as ever.

Graeme Duckett reminisces on a boyhood fishing in the Waitara river.

Who was Monica Brewster?

Monica Govett photographed at Haslemere Surrey, England circa 1912.

This week was the 130th birthday of Monica Brewster. Tara Shaskey looks into the life of the founding patron of New Plymouth's contemporary art museum.

Katchafire take 'world stage', again

Katchafire will be onstage at Womad New Zealand in New Plymouth on the weekend of March 18 to 20.

Katchafire returns to Womad New Zealand for the second time around.

Weekend entertainment diary

The Andrew London Trio, from left, Nils Olsen, Kirsten London and Andrew London, will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre on Friday.

Start planning your weekend by checking out Taranaki's entertainment diary

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