Anzac exhibition opens

Puke Ariki's manager of heritage collections, Andrew Moffat at the Bringing it Home, Taranaki and World War One exhibition, which is about to open.

Uruti's Jack Rea knew he was too young to enlist for World War I so he stowed away on a ship to take him all the way to Europe. 

Trees and Tarata

Jenny Bielawski  has a beautiful Garden on Otararoa Road, Tarata.

Standfirst: A Tarata gardener loves looking upwards. Writer Virginia Winder meets a woman in love with tall trees.

Lexus NX gets world first turbo tech

The NX continues Lexus' push to boost its cred using edgier design - and it's working.

Lexus expects adding a turbo petrol model to the NX range will give the funky SUV a sales spark.

Max's wild ride with Jackie Stewart

Paddock to Podium - a book full of interesting history including Max's 'ring ride in its full glory .

A visit to the famed Nurburgring is exciting for most - but Max Rutherford's time at Green Hell was a genuine thriller

50 years ago

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Take a trip down memory lane.

Word on the street

Hobson Street, New Plymouth

There are many land marks named after the first Governor of New Zealand – William Hobson.

Can you help us?

This week: This man was photographed in 1976 in a series of images in the Inglewood Milk Powder Factory, Can you identify him?

Help the Puke Ariki team put names to faces

A matter of life and death

William Archibald Corbett and his wife Clara.

William was born in 1876 and was the son of Archie and Martha Corbett.

From Taranaki to the Sphinx

The QAMR reinforcements from South Taranaki visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx during in 1915. Back Row: Craig, Grantham, Gordon, McGorrey, Dahl, Perrot, Corbeth, Cuff, Gates, Judson, Summerhays, Jaun, Curry, Monahan, Guide. Front Row:  Gamlin, Lehmann, Souness, Marsh, Kidd, Nash, Eliot, Elmslie, Kidd.

Now that memories and names of the Great War of 1914 – 1918 are being told on television and newspapers; many families are looking through dusty photograph albums and the contents of old suitcases where all kinds of 100-year-old memories are coming to light.

Somebody to Love

Muffin the teenage kitten just needs somebody to love.

Look, this is what little kittens do - they turn into big kittens!

Hubble: 25 years of clear views

The Hubble Space Telescope attached to the space shuttle Atlantis' robot arm with the earth in the background in this image from NASA TV May 13, 2009. The STS-125 crew will perform five spacewalks as they work to refurbish, restore and renew the space telescope.    REUTERS/NASA TV (SCI TECH) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

New Mondeo: Better late than never

The new Ford Mondeo's front  is its most outstanding design feature, with a large grille flanked by slimline headlights.

The new Mondeo has been on sale elsewhere for two years - but we've caught up now.

Jews Brothers Band in town

The Jews Brothers Band's Hershal Hersher (left), Peter Scott and Linn Larkin.

The world's only one-handed saxophone is coming to New Plymouth.

Arts diary: What's on this weekend

200 tickets have been sold to the Taranaki Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival this Saturday.

There's Abba, art and even beer on offer in Taranaki this weekend. Check out the latest entertainment diary.

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

A creature from the exhibition StUF, at Kina, New Plymouth

Check out some snippets from Taranaki's arts scene

Anzac on stage

Clive Cullen is directing Anzac at Hawera Repertory Theatre.

Clive Cullen is hoping his latest play will honour his great uncle John Rayner, who was killed in action in 1917.

Film festival entries open

The Rialto Channel 48 Hour Film festival will be back in Taranaki this year, with Anand Rose as the Taranaki regional manager.

For 48 Hour Film Festival all you need is an iPhone, imagination and a disregard for bedtime.  

A reward for cleaning up

The Coastal Relish is ideal served with a cheeseboard. Photos: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ.

Each fortnight we showcase the culinary skills of students at two Taranaki schools.  Spotswood College and New Plymouth Boys' High School take turns about as they prepare healthy and exciting meals.  This week the budding chefs at Spotswood College take centre stage.

Loyalty key to plumb success

Owner Stan Juchnowicz stands outside Zip Plumbing's new showroom on Oropuriri St in New Plymouth.

$2.5 million has been invested in Zip Plumbing over the last 12 months.

Joint venture grows fashionable

Owner operator of 22onDevon Kara Northcott, left, and Martin Tompson, owner of Palmers Garden Centre are teaming up for a fashion show.

Owners of clothes shop and garden centre collaborate to set up flowery fashion show.

A garden fit to feed

09042015 NEWS Photo: Charlotte Curd / Fairfax NZ. Garden feature at 189 Corronation Ave with Kathy Tenny. living in a small flat on a busy main road does not stop Kathy from growing her own fruit and vegetables.

You have to enjoy every day. That's Kathy Penny's philosophy.

Mobile workforce keeps Taranaki ticking

Dr Mark Worthington is a regular commuter to New Plymouth and said the whole experience added value to his life back in Auckland.

For some people, life on the road is part of the reality of working in Taranaki.

Scientific mistakes

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Scientific Mistakes

Last defeat for Sheriff Roscoe

James Best, actor who played Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzard.

Character actor best known for entertaining TV audiences as hapless Sheriff Rosco in the Dukes of Hazzard

Dancing queens gear up

Duchesne Markham gets her makeup done for Mamma Mia.

Kelsey McEwan is getting used to being a dancing queen, young and sweet, in Operatic's production of Mamma Mia.

Peugeot’s clean-living 308 diesel hatch

The Peugeot 308 BlueHDi - the most expensive Pug, but it has plenty to appeal.

The only diesel in the latest Peugeot 308 selection is the most expensive of the range but there's plenty to like about the hatchback.

Deeper in debt? Not in London

A terrace of residential properties in Belgravia  - but what's underneath?

The deeper the rich dig, the more neighbours complain

Songwriting strikes in strange places

New Zealand songstress Jamie McDell.

Kiwi songstress Jamie McDell can be anywhere when an idea for a song starts whispering in her ear. 

Parsons' new album is reflective and dreamy

Singer-songwriter Mel Parsons.

Heartfelt tunes you can sing along with mean listeners won't be disappointed with Mel Parsons' latest album.

Murder mystery leaves questions

The cast of The Game's Afoot in rehearsal at Inglewood's Cue Theatre. From left, Elizabeth McCafferty, Helen Cloke, Dixon Lobb, David Rohe (centre back), John K Butler (centre front), Karlina Nixon, Valda Hinz, Maree Spurdle.

REVIEW: The Game's Afoot, Cue Theatre, Inglewood, April  7-19, Reviewed by Jo Hills.

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