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The night sky for May

The nights are getting noticeably longer - here's what you might spot in the heavens above.

The nights are getting noticeably longer - here's what you might spot in the heavens above.

A reawakening at Katere

Glen Skipper in the marae vegetable plot.

Asleep for 60 years, the gardens at Katere Marae have been awakened.

Rarely seen memorials

The Waingongoro viaduct in South Taranaki.

Hidden from the eyes of people travelling the main highways are magnificent railway viaducts often still in regular use.

Fifty years ago

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

The news that made Taranaki's headlines half a century ago.

In her father's footsteps

Fleur Coombe is the director of How the Other Half Loves, a play to be shown at the Repertory Society starring Morris ...

Eight years ago her dad died of a brain tumour, now Fleur Coombe is picking up where he left off.

From rusty keyboard to grand piano

Flavio Villani is coming to town.

 Flavio Villani has spent months preparing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. In May he will bring it to life in the New Plymouth.

Arts snippets

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is in New Plymouth in May.

Taranaki is a hotbed of musical entertainment. Coming soon we have orchestras, quartets and bogan jazz folk.

Full audience for Brass band

Rodney Greensill, 79 plays the trombone in New Plymouth's Brass Band.

Check out the latest review for the Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass.

'Was he the enemy dad?'

Maurice Betts "Someone's Son" exhibition was inspired by words and pictures from his father Stan.

When Stan Betts returned from war his young son didn't know who he was.

The thing with cars

Graeme Duckett and his Ford 10 Prefect.

It was too late to stop an almighty crash! The policeman inside was not a happy chappy.

Biggest exhibition of its kind

Emanations curator, Geoffrey Batchen stands infront of a piece of cameraless photography by Christian Marclay.

What is cameraless photography you ask? Well, take a look. 

Finding art in the natural world

Linda McFetridge paints leaves at an old pub lean-to table outside under cover at Oakura.

Linda McFetridge the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Fifty years ago

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

Join former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia on a trip down memory lane.

Start planning your weekend

Learn how to workout with tango at the West End Scout Den on Friday night.

Check out what's on in Taranaki this weekend.

Comedy, Cheshire cats and country tunes

Alice, of ALice in Wonderland fame, will soon be on stage in New Plymouth. This Alice is from Disney's 1951 animated ...

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki.

Q&A with Raybon Kan

We think Raybon Kan would make a dapper Bachelor. What do you think?

One of the most recognisable faces in the New Zealand comedy scene is coming to the Taranaki Comedy club for the first time.

Brass mad band player

Rodney Greensill, 79 plays the trombone in the Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass.

It was 1947 and Rodney Greensill was about to find his lifelong passion.

New Weet-bix offering goes under the spotlight

If you want a biscuit with your cup of tea that is tasty and has some fibre, then give these a go, although Jackie ...

Classic Weet-bix still a better breakfast bet, say dietitian.

A good gut feeding

Dietitians recommend that half of our dinner plate should be made up of vegetables, or salad.

If you haven't heard about it yet, the gut microbiome is the trillions of healthy and not-so-healthy bacteria that live in your digestive tract.  In fact, we can carry up to two kilograms of these bacteria in our gut. 

Fifty years ago

Former Daily News editor Denis Garcia checks out the news making headlines half a century ago.

Spider bites and boats adrift offshore - join former Daily News editor Denis Garcia on a trip down memory lane.

"The autumn palette stirs the soul"

The detail of Francine Thomas' winning design bears close scrutiny.

Floral artists battle for a creative crown.

The Dance success

Musician Juliet McLean with her album called The Dance.  The cover art is from Juliet's father, artist John McLean.

Album review: The Dance By Juliet McLean.

From beasts to bridal wear

Ainslie Alexander, left, and Mike Brotherson play the roles of Angela and Toby in Duets, which opens at Hawera Repertory ...

Animals have been calling to Ainslie Alexander for as long as she can remember.

Songs in Stratford

The Stratford Singers, with director Peter Copeland, in white.

Peter Copeland has been playing music for almost 70 years.

Beer, music, and movies

The Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival is on this weekend in New Plymouth.

Check out what's on this weekend in Taranaki, and start planning.

Good food for growling tummies

Jessica Bryant and TK Tohu make Moroccan lamb kofta skewers.

The Cooking Room is often a tease for students in the nearby rooms as delicious aromas waft through.

Q&A with Swamp Thing

Michael Barker, left, and Grant Haua, from Swamp Thing, will perform in New Plymouth this weekend.

Swamp Thing, who call themselves a blues roots juggernaut, are playing in New Plymouth this weekend. Drummer Michael Barker talks about his dream dinner and the King himself; Elvis.

A story about Tomato Pete

There is nothing easy about dog trialing but some people love the challenge.

Sometimes you have to fall off the rails to get back on the right track.

Garden centre going 'boutique'

Derek and Wendy Gibson are slowly making Fairfields Garden Centre their own.

Wendy and Derek Gibson are following in the footsteps of Taranaki gardening greats.

Birds and their habits

Take time to look at the nature around us, it's a world most of us have forgotten, Graeme Duckett says.

Graeme Duckett enjoys bird-watching... the avian kind.

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