Arts snippets

Nelson artist Barbara Franklet will showcase her work at Kina NZ Design + Artspace.

There are art exhibitions galore in Taranaki.

What's on in Taranaki

Devilskin will perform at The Mayfair on Saturday night.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki at the weekend.

Is your weight keeping you awake?

Poor sleep could sabotage your attempts to lose weight.

Lack of sleep can sabotage our efforts to lose those jiggly bits.

Do I smell something fishy?

Chuck some Sealord Tuna Pockets in with your groceries for when you're time poor.

Eating real food is generally a good mantra but every so often we may need to stray to the convenience of package foods.

Giving up for Gran

Reporter Taryn Utiger spent two hours with a clinical hypnotherapist to try and become smoke free.

Reporter Taryn Utiger is giving up smoking, again. This time she’s determined to kick the habit and has started the challenge with a session of hypnotherapy.

Welcome to Mary's Place

Mary Dickson uses a 67-year-old sack trolley made by her husband to move a pot of heuchera.

A south Taranaki woman has only missed one year of opening for the annual Garden Spectacular.

The science behind the meth

The hit tv show Breaking Bad took the world of methamphetamine manufacturing mainstream.

Breaking Bad made meth manufacture mainstream. Roger Hanson examines some of the the science.

Feeding the family during school holidays

Spotswood College students Jessica Gibson, left, and Molly Lumb, both 17, busy preparing a honey and ginger beef stir fry.

School holidays can be a blast, they can also be stressful. Make sure you eat right to make the most of them.

Five acres of uplifting garden

One of the daffodil flowers that survived this 
week’s strong Taranaki winds. 

Fringe Festival garden Belle Maison will mark its second year in the Taranaki festival this October.  Sarah Foy and photographer Charlotte Curd were wowed by the produce and 

Superbugs a health timebomb

The hunt is on to find ways to destroy superbugs.

There is a health time bomb threatening the world and the clock is ticking.

Fifty years ago

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

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

Local music still tops the bill

Taranaki band The Chinese Checkers, left to right: Simon Carstens, Joss Candy, Claire McCaffery, Dave Sharrock.

Graeme Duckett recalls his rock n rolling years.

Artist exhibits her inner voice

Opunake visual artist Viv Davy has used materials from an everyday domestic setting to create her exhibition Liminal Sites: Materialising An Everyday, currently on display at Stratford's Percy Thomson Gallery.

Opunake artist Viv Daly looks at how the public and private domains intertwine in her recent exhibition.

Arts snippets

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will soon perform in New Plymouth.

An exhibition, a ukulele concert and a fundraising evening is coming up in Taranaki.

Citrus season

Kristen McCormack knows just what to do with all that citrus fruit growing in her back yard.

Kristen McCormack looks at some delightful options for that citrus explosion in your backyard.

Couple prepares for war

Cat and Jeremy will be representing Taranaki on The Block NZ: Villa Wars.

Taranaki couple Cat and Jeremy are one of the four teams selected for The Block NZ.

Fixing nitrogen

Adding fixed nitrogen fertilizer in the form of ammonia or nitrates, such as that made at Kapuni, can significantly increase crop yields.

Nitrogen is vital to all living organisms. The key molecules of life, proteins and nucleic acids, contain nitrogen.

Fifty years ago

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

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

A wooden symbol of the law

Hawera's courthouse is set back from Princes St by its lawn and trees.

Early communities wanted a respectable looking courthouse in which to transact land transfers or sue their neighbours over boundaries or the loss of animals.

The darling buds of September

Shirley Greenhill can't wait for her garden to come to life, which will be in time for Garden Spectacular.

A Stratford gardener sees her garden like a giant floral art work. Virginia Winder meets an octogenarian who's forever on the go.

Exploring ‘Impermanence’

Xanthe White will create an abstract work on New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway as part of the Power Taranaki Garden Spectacular

The theme of impermanence will be explored by Xanthe White during Taranaki's upcoming garden festival.

Swans triumph over evil

The Russian National Ballet Theatre performed Swan Lake at the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth on Tuesday night.

Swan Lake, presented by the Russian National Ballet Theatre played to a full house on Tuesday.

What's on in Taranaki

Beau Monga will perform at the YMCA, New Plymouth on Saturday.

There are many exciting events happening around Taranaki this weekend.

Arts snippets

Pohutukawa Bookshop in Strandon will celebrate Alice in Wonderland's 150 year anniversary with an exhibition.

Both nationally renowned musicians and art exhibitions spoil Taranaki's arts and entertainment buffs in coming weeks.

Two artists, one exhibition

Taranaki artists Alby Carter, left, and Kevin Betteridge are holding a joint exhibition on Devon St West.

Two well-known Taranaki artists have teamed up to present a joint exhibition of regional delights.

Making food to share

NPBHS year 13 student Zane Roach, 17, sits down to enjoy his spaghetti puttanesca.

Aaron Lock talks with Zane Roach about his thoughts on kai and how it benefits his soul.

Inked model returning

Sabina Kelley is gearing up to return to this year's New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival.

The countdown to Australasia's biggest tattoo celebration has begun.

Fifty years ago

Ross Brown and Richie Coles return to New Plymouth with the Ranfurly Shield in 1963. The province held it until this day 50 years ago when they lost it to Auckland in 1965.

Fifty years ago today, Taranaki mourned the end of one of the great Ranfurly Shield eras.

Birth of the boy racers

Granny's new Hillman Hunter provided plenty of fun for Graeme Duckett and his mate Don.

Back in the day we had cars that could barely hit 60 mp/h let alone drop a decent wheelie.

Farming is the new surfing

Jodi Roebuck with two new lambs.  He plans to add colour to the flock next season with the addition of some black stock.

The Roebuck's Omata farm is not your average farm.

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