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Singing his way to university

3:58 PM  Why work when you can play?

Dance school birthday

Alison's Studio of Dance owner Alison Patterson has just begun her 25th year of teaching dance in New Plymouth.

For 25 years Alison Patterson has been living and breathing dance.

Orcas drop in for visit

A pod of orcas got up close and personal with New Plymouth beach goers.

Chopper stops for 'I do'

A Taranaki helicopter pilot's quick eye saved a beach wedding.

A right flight mix-up

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

Quad bike rolls onto rider

A 21 year old man was airlifted to hospital after his quad bike rolled on top of him.

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Rail crossings to be checked

New Plymouth District Council and KiwiRail are reviewing pedestrian level railway crossings along the Coastal Walkway to ensure user safety

4:53 PM  Rail crossings on New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway are being given a thorough checking.

Water use soaring

4:29 PM  Stifling summer temperatures are pushing Taranaki ever closer to water restrictions.

Opened cheeseburger up for sale

Underwater restaurant driven through New Plymouth


Fitzroy top surf lifesaving club in Taranaki

Fitzroy's Sophie Crewe catches a ride to the beach in the under-16 girls' board relay.

Fitzroy is Taranaki's champion surf lifesaving club after dominating the opposition at New Plymouth's Fitzroy Beach over Waitangi weekend.

Rennie feeling Pulu's pain

Augustine Pulu was set to rejoin the Chiefs for Super Rugby but will now miss eight to 10 weeks with his broken arm suffered at the Sydney Sevens.

It's another injury in the Chiefs ranks, but their stocks are still healthy.

Bowls win for McEldowneys in mixed pairs

Grayson McEldowney had plenty to smile about after winning the Taranaki mixed pairs bowls title on Monday.

In thrilling circumstances, New Plymouth's Grayson McEldowney claimed his Taranaki bowls gold star when he combined with his wife Val to win the mixed pairs title in Hawera on Monday.

Australia stronger where it matters

John Wayne Hastings towered over some of the Black Caps at the weekend.

Aussies show mental toughness needed to win the big ones.

Hundreds arrive for Clubs New Zealand bowls tournament

Visiting skip Stu Settle knows a things or two about playing bowls in Taranaki.

The busy bowls schedule in Taranaki continues.


A church without a building

Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the oldest stone church in New Zealand, closed its doors on Sunday 31 January for earthquake strengthening.

A church is not necessarily a building, explains Anne Knox of the Taranaki Cathedral.

Waitangi Day a puzzler

New Zealand has struggled with finding an appropriate way of remembering the Treaty of Waitangi since it was signed in 1840.

It's our only true homegrown national holiday and we really don't know how to deal with it.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia explores the pages of the past.

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.


Blueberries - a super food

Scott Powell drizzles blueberry balsamic vinaigrette over a colourful summer salad.

Blueberries are more than just a shirt stainer. They're healthy too.

Resthome residents all aflutter

Rochelle Norton, diversional therapist, at Molly Ryan chats to Noel Walton, a bird enthusiast and gardener who's growing swan plants on his small terrace.

In the library at Molly Ryan retirement village over a dozen green chrysalis are taped to a bookshelf.

South Taranaki on stage

Stage productions have a long history in South Taranaki. Pictured here, from The Wizard of Oz in 2013 are Tinman (Bergen Raikes), Scarecrow (Jym Shaman), Cowardly Lion (Grayson Richards), Dorothy (Rebecca Pratt).

Arthur Fryer explores the history of stage productions in South Taranaki.

Tiny Ruins' massive talent

Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins will be onstage at Womad New Zealand.

New Zealand Songwriter Hollie Fullbrook from Tiny Ruins speaks about her music ahead of her gig at Womad New Zealand.

Opera at 4th Wall

It's not the first time Georgia Jamieson Emms, left, has starred in a production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

Cosi Fan Tutte is coming to town.

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