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A puppy to love

Charlie is a puppy you could call your own.

If you like cute, you'll love Charlie.

Harnessing hydro

Mike is enthusiastic about the process and enjoys experimenting with different crops.

An introduction to growing food in water. 

Decadent delight or healthy fat?

Blueberry muffins, savoury scones and Best Foods mayo on a wrap.

Is Best Foods mayo really the best food for you?

Portion distortion

Savory scones are just as satisfying in a smaller portion.

Portion sizes are getting bigger. But how big should they be?

Coming up in Taranaki

Valentine Fernandes was 2016's Miss Taranaki.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki's arts and entertainment world.

Festival's music goes on

Albi & the Wolves

Live music continues at the Festival of Lights in New Plymouth

Don Driver sees in new year at Kina

Don Driver's work, Penny, right, has been bought by someone who was in New Plymouth for a holiday.

It's been six years since he died, but Don Driver's work rung in 2017 in a New Plymouth gallery.

Ruha heading to Chile

Singer-songwriter Rob Ruha wants to work with rangatahi Māori to prepare them for festivals.

Multi-award winning musician Rob Ruha has a bumper year ahead of him.  

BAYNK to make mark at Womad

Jock Nowell-Usticke, who performs under the stage name Baynk, is coming to Womad NZ.

"Connecting with people face to face and seeing them dance and react to the music is so important for me."

Painting with plants

There are quirky features in the Maranui St garden, but you may have to look hard.

Two good mates have created a bright garden beside the Pukekura Raceway.

The Inglewood sweet life

Mick Turton, in Enthaven, his Lepperton garden.

Sonja Slinger meets a British couple living life among the trees, bees and birds.

Getting ready for the next one

GNS scientist Kelvin Berryman says the chance of a big earthquake of up to magnitude 8 and above has increased.

Only five earthquakes greater than 7.8 have ever been recorded in New Zealand.

Our changing world

Graeme Duckett remembers a simpler time. Pictured is Thomas Borthwicks' old butcher shop in Waitara around 1981.

Anyone caught faced Constable Cavanaugh of Waitara, which meant a roasting for a starter...

Fifty years ago

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

There was plenty going on in the early days of 1967.

Where food and music link

Vietnamese musician Vân-Ánh Võ learned to cook when she was 14.

Virginia Winder goes Vietnamese with Womad performer Vân-Ánh Võ.

What's on in Taranaki

Tim Curry in his most famous role as The Sweet Transvestite, Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's entertainment scene.

Cockroaches at museum

There are 44 species of cockroaches in New Zealand.

Watch out - there's hundreds of creepy crawlies at Puke Ariki.

A garden for the grandies

Pauline and David Cruickshank bought their rural Carrington Rd property about 38 years ago.  Behind them the ...

For 38 years the Cruickshanks have been cultivating their Carrington Rd gardens. Sarah Foy visits to watch their grandkids enjoy it.

Fifty years ago

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

TV arrived in Taranaki in the early days of 1967.

The news stays the same

The Illustrated London News

An old bound volume of 19th Century newspapers tickled Arthur Fryer's fancy.

The man behind the lunar photos

William Pickering at the Carter Observatory in Wellington in 2002.

William Pickering was fair and hugely respected, the sort of boss the staff wanted to succeed.

Musicians met at a campfire

The Bollands are based in Hong Kong, but spend most of their time touring.

He was a hairy folk singer, she was a not so hairy pianist.

Womad artist sees injustice in the world

Womad artist Oumou Sangare writes and composes her songs, which often include social criticism, especially concerning ...

As a child she sang to put food on the family table.

Make the most of strawberries

Taking your kids strawberry picking can be a great family occasion.

We're knee-deep in strawberry season - here are a few expert ideas of amazing things to make with it.

Dragon return home

Dragon founding member Todd Hunter takes in some sights at one of his childhood haunts, Pukekura Park.

New Zealand rock legends Dragon are touring this summer and they've even stopped in one of their member's home towns.

Sights in the night sky

Starry wonder: The Pleiades star constellation captured by the Royal Astronomical Society of NZ astrophotography section

What to watch for in the heavens above this month.

Beach still popular despite no carnival

Emma Pixie Barrett and her hula-hoop entertained the crowds at the Seaside Markets on New Year's Day.

There was no Oakura Beach Carnival this year, so what did you do on New Year's Day?

Aroha in the garden greenery

Chris Herlihy, pictured, and Sonny Murray, are as gregarious as their Wicksteed St garden.

A New Plymouth couple have created a garden full friends. Virginia Winder meets them all.

Reflections on a year gone by

What could be nicer than a grandchild's gifts at Christmas?

But alas! This is Christmas as we know it.

Fifty years ago

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

Ambition was big in late '66. The province thought jumbo jets would soon make New Plymouth home...

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