02062015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Official blessing of the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Director of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery & Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth Simon Rees speaks at the blessing.

Gallery and Centre blessed

The multi-million dollar Len Lye Centre was blessed ahead of its official opening in July.

Walkout for Facebook

New Plymouth District Council

Murray Chong walked out of a council meeting to use Facebook.

Road work needed at 'death alley'

Two men are calling for work to be done on a stretch of SH 3 dubbed “death alley.”

Booming and cracking

More thunder and lightning is on its way.

Two guys and a girl in the clink

Three young people have been arrested following a number of inner city burglaries.

Seminar highlights heart health

Before she gave birth to her daugher in 2012, Kristen Taylor had never heard of a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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News

Like Minds closes doors

Like Minds Taranaki has closed down.

Like Minds Taranaki has shut its doors.

Two guys and a girl in the clink

Three young people arrested following string of inner city burglaries.

Upgrade plans divide council

Queries over search

Sport

Coach insists he won't play for just a point

Hungary's Bence Mervo was super impressive against North Korea and will again play an important role against Brazil.

Hungary will be out to prove their dominant first-up win in the Fifa U-20 World Cup was no one-off when they meet Brazil for the first time in tournament history on Thursday.

Last minute penalty leads to another loss and grumpy coach

Francis Douglas Memorial College have suffered a second last-minute defeat in three games after they were pipped 20-19 by St Bernard's College in Lower Hutt on Wednesday.

Anna Cleland will be at centre for New Plymouth Old Boys against Tysons in New Plymouth on Thursday night.

NPOB hurting after loss to Naumai

New Plymouth Old Boys coach Leanne Matuku is expecting a much improved effort from her side when they take on premier one netball leaders Tysons in New Plymouth on Thursday night.

Opinion

The facts about those comments

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OPINION: Ross Henderson springs to the defence of Andrew Little on the superannuation debate.

Farewell to John Campbell video

OPINION: Go take a bloody well-deserved break, you marvellous bugger.

Kindness is catching, as Gabby Devine showed during her brave battle with cancer.

Kindness is catching

OPINION: Let's go viral - for good.

Lifestyle

Beetroot to beat the blues

Beetroot and goats cheese salad with toasted walnut and herb vinaigrette.

Goonjan Gupta has had a helping hand creating dishes featuring a colourful vegetable that's earthy, sweet and packed with goodness.

What's on this weekend

Cakes, crafts and country markets are just a few of the things on in Taranaki this weekend.

The Blistered Fingers are turning an artspace into an album launch on Friday, May 29, at New Plymouth's JD Reid Gallery. From left: Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick (bass) and Karl Raubenheimer (guitar/vocals).

Bottling up The Blistered Fingers

With a name that promises they'll play to they bleed, The Blistered Fingers are bottling up their sound to sell on repeat. Hannah Lee talks with the New Plymouth band about the switch from stage to studio, for the making of their debut album. 

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