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Last updated 10:01 15/06/2012

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TODAY

Mums, dads and caregivers, get your art and culture fix at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery from 10am. Join staff for a talk about the video documentary exhibition True Stories: Scripted Realities. Adults $5, includes morning tea at Cafe Govett-Brewster.

Blacklistt's From The Blind Spot Tour is on at The Mayfair from 8pm. Local band Sticks n' Stones is opening for the New Zealand band, while Decortica will also support.

TOMORROW

Taranaki Fancy Dancing Association are holding their annual restricted and impromptu weekend competition at Spotswood College starting today. This competition covers the disciplines of ballet, jazz and tap. Members of the public are welcome to come and watch for a small fee. The competition starts from 8.30am each day.

Join Puke Ariki Educator Rob Groat for this fascinating geological look on Mt Taranaki at Aotea Utanganui - Museum of South Taranaki from 2pm.

The 2012 Smokefree Rockquest is on tonight at the TSB Showplace from 7pm. Head along to see some of our talented youth rocking out.

The Scenic City Rod & Custom Club's American car day will be held at the city car park on the seaside of the New Plymouth Club from 10am till 2pm today.

SUNDAY

It's "thyme" to tend to the herbs. The arrival of the shortest day next week heralds the time to tend to herbs - and home gardeners can pick up some useful tips at a free workshop at Hollard Gardens from 2pm-4pm.

Join writer, artist and curator Gregory O'Brien for a talk about Laurence Aberhart: Recent Taranaki Photographs from 2pm at Govett- Brewster Art Gallery.

Discover New Plymouth's European settlers' past. Take a guided historical walk through the central city area taking in events, developments and anecdotes about the European settlers' arrival from 1841. Goes from 1pm-3pm, meet at Puke Ariki. Bookings essential.

Sporting Trials Taranaki are holding a trial at Robert Rose's farm Lincoln Rd. Inglewood. This is an off-road hill- climbing event on rough terrain that will run from 10am-3pm.

For inclusion in this column, please email your events to hannah.fleming@dailynews.co.nz with What's On in the subject line. Please make sure you tell us what, where and when your event is, and include a contact phone number (which won't be published). Reliance on council websites and the like has led to errors and we want to deal directly with event organisers. Information must be emailed and received no later than 5.30pm Wednesday.

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