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Comedian Rhys Darby is returning to New Plymouth where he's looking forward to hanging out by "that big needle by the waterfront".

It's time to order four flat whites, Kiwi-style

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Roger Hall has a gift for not just writing funny comedies, but comedies that reflect Kiwi life and mannerisms.

Recital becomes circus

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A hilarious work centred on, in, under and around one of the most magnificent of all musical instruments, the grand piano, is to be staged in New Plymouth next month.

Engineering, art fusion

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Combining engineering design and movement into an eye- catching kinetic art form has inspired a former winner to re-enter the Kinetika festival.

On the beat with policewomen

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Even when she was knee high to a grasshopper, Sergeant Caroline Martin always told her parents and friends she was going to be a policewoman.

Quiz: Rabbits

Its Easter time and I thought a quiz called "Rabbits" might be a bit of fun.

Quiz: Thirteen

This week's quiz is called "Thirteen" and all the questions have a link to that "lucky for some" number.

Quiz: Lost

Quiz: All Blacks captains

The Womadians

This is a banded, colourful brand of people, who like dancing, eating ethnic food and recycling their trash.

Womad organisers 'rapt'

The party's over, the park's still in good nick and the attendance numbers were pleasing.

Confessions of a WOMAD virgin

Retailers cool on Womad

Womad could be lost

Womad could be lost unless the council can prove the festival is in the public good.

Big Bieber misstep in Japan

Justin Bieber Nothing may have quite prepared the pop star for the global scale of the situation he just got himself into.

Fight to the finish

Making Half of a Yellow Sun cost writer-director Biyi Bandele six years of his life and affected his health.

A bellyful of laughs

Guest Blog: Steve Earle's I Feel Alright

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Jodie Foster has married photographer and actress Alexandra Hedison.

Delays hold up Womad stars

tdn lau strap New Plymouth did its best to hold on to its Womad stars yesterday when many of the musicians faced delays at the airport.

Organiser here to get tips

One thing Tom Corbeth can't transfer to Vancouver's Womad in 2014 is the location.

Hannah's Womad diary

Rain can't stop music

Reduce the volume, Womad

I'm a regular Womad attendee and travel from the South Island to attend it. New Plymouth is a beautiful city, Brooklands Park is a superb location and the organisation of the festival is always great.

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Puke Ariki (New Plymouth): Titokowaru's Dilemma in the main exhibition gallery. Until June 10. The Art of Science exhibition in the lane and wall galleries and level 2 space. Until May 27.

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