Following a farming lifestyle in North Taranaki, retirement to the city seemed a logical step for Reg and Kathleen Trowern.
They weren't always welcome but today, volunteer gardeners at The Gables keep it lovely.
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
When I first came to New Zealand almost 40 years ago, I worked for the Duncan and Davies nursery out at Brixton.
Autumn is nature's best planting time as it gives plants a good long period to establish so they can gain optimum growth before next spring.
In a little under three weeks, 16 new Kiwi beers will be launched.
Each fortnight we showcase the culinary skills of students at two Taranaki schools.
Partial water restrictions began in the New Plymouth and Stratford districts last week and water conservation is urged.
Sarah Foy visits an Oakura garden, once open to the public, that is being revived.
Taranaki hosts the annual national Citroen Rally this weekend - and what makes this year's event so special is that it celebrates the 80th birthday of the Traction Avant. Rob Maetzig talks to an owner of one of these famous French cars.
It only took one blat around the track and Keith Finnerty was hooked.
"When you buy property here, you become part of a community rather than just moving in."
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