Ritmata transcends genres


Ritmata really brought the international to the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Photos: That's a wrap, folks gallery

Architects of Air's Exxopolis was a hit with the young and the young at heart. Ian Bond, 98, was one of many who explored the realms of fantasy hidden inside the colourful, tent-like maze.

The 13th Taranaki International Arts Festival has come to an end.

Doctor discusses Gallipoli at Arts Festival

Dr Damien Fenton.

Taranaki International Arts Festival

Lady Rizo rolls out the unexpected

Lady Rizo performed in the Spiegeltent during the Taranaki Arts Festival.

Taranaki International Arts Festival

Puppy puppeteer steals hearts

Actor Rick Conte performs The Man Who Planted Trees at New Plymouth's TSB Showplace.

A bundle of hessian was brought to live in the Taranaki International Arts Festival performance of The Man Who Planted Trees.

One-man sound machine

Beat Boxer Tom  Thum is a one man sound machine.

As a hyperactive teenager Tom Thum started putting his restless energy into beat boxing.

Smaller towns sell out their arts festival shows

The Modern Maori Quartet have delighted audiences around Taranaki

Taranaki's rural towns have come out in full force to support a series of shows that have been touring the region.

A night of dazzling deception

L to R Adam Mada, Brett Loudermilk, Ben Hanlin,  James Galea of the Band of Magicians.

Four dapper performers hoodwinked a near full house at the TSB Showplace.

Director's 'sleeping super power'

Taranaki International Arts Festival technical director Bonnie Burrill inside the TSB Showplace.

Arts festival technical director Bonnie Burrill's can take a nap almost anywhere - even during sound check.

New engine to boost Prado

The facelifted Toyota Prado.

Shhhh - don't yell it to the rooftops, but one of Toyota's most popular SUVs has gone all whisper-quiet.

Sleight of hand on show video

The Band of Magicians, made up of Adam Mada, left, Brett Loudermilk, Ben Hanlin and James Galea, are on stage in New Plymouth this week.

Reporter Taryn Utiger was duped by a Band of Magicians

From Peter Pan moment to marine biology training

Farrell Robertson, 18, has his artwork displayed in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.

Farrell Robinson didn't want to grow up, so he painted his way to a career path he hopes will help him travel the world.

Fun on two wheels

Motorbikes are fun, but warrant respect, says Graeme Duckett.

Motorbikes are fun, but warrant respect, says Graeme Duckett.

Fifty years ago

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

Find out what lottery tickets and beer had to do with worker safety in Taranaki 50 years ago.

Review: BonaNZa quartet shines on a wet day

Trombone quartet BonaNZa perform a lunchtime concert at The Famous Spiegeltent in New Plymouth.

The BonaNZa Trombone Quartet took to the stage in cowboy attire.

Arts snippets: Coming soon to Taranaki

Scottish preform Isla Grant is coming back to New Plymouth for one last time.

A harpist, an international film festival and a Scottish singer are coming to Taranaki.

What's on in Taranaki

Band of Magicians will be performing in the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Taranaki audiences are spoiled for choice this weekend.

Whipping up a winning combo

Witt hospitality students Nerys Whelan, 18, and Abbey Warner, 25 cook salmon ravioli, and sirloin steak.

In Season follows Witt's many chefs and students in their quest to source the freshest fruit and vegetables, and serve them up with simple sense and inspiration.

Little hatch rides on rails

The rear of the Giulietta is clean in its design.

The romantic-sounding Alfa Romeo Giulietta is getting a little long in the tooth now, but it's still a lovely drive.

Ring out a thousand years of peace

The Ars Nova Choir.

The New Plymouth Orchestra with Ars Nova and Schola Sacra choirs combined to give an outstanding performance of "The Armed Man".

Eggs and acrobatics video

Natano Faanana practices his routine ahead of the Knee Deep performance at the Taranaki International Arts festival on Saturday.

Natano Faanana was 30-years-old before running away with the circus.

Racism and love in a multilingual mooncake story

Katie Wolfe left school in the seventh form to go to university and since them has seen New Plymouth grow into a thriving arts hub.

New Plymouth born actor and director Katie Wolfe talks to reporter Taryn Utiger about racism, storytelling and bringing to life a multilingual script.

Gardening on a blank canvas

18082015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. Garden Pages. Flowers. Settlers Close, Whalers Gate. Yvonne and Brian Phelan in their garden

Flowers and foliage to pick dictated the development of this New Plymouth garden where one couple opted to go larger, not smaller, in their later years.

Video: Entertainer exposed gallery video

Yana Alana performs at the Taranaki International Arts Festival on Thursday.

It's the false eyelashes which can be make or break for Sarah Ward.

Raw, real and unapologetic

Australian performer Yana Alana at the Taranaki Festival of Arts.

There is nothing quite like a performer who challenges Kiwis' stoic prudishness. 

Cultures collide in a tale of love

Katie Wolfe is directing The Mooncake and the Kumara, a play that will be onstage at this year's Taranaki International Arts Festival.

After a 20 year hiatus Katie Wolfe has returned to the Taranaki Arts Festival with a new show.

'Music gigs making a difference'

Former Taranaki musician AND World Vision ambassador Bryce Wastney will perform a free gig at New Plymouth's Starbucks at 7pm on Friday.

In the depths of the night Bryce Wastney found himself lying at the bottom of an Australian ditch with a busted shoulder.

Review: Adam Page deserves to be sold out

Adam Page is in Taranaki for the International Arts Festival

There is so much to like about this man and his music I don’t know where to begin.

Review: Swansong for Rohe shows off his best

On the New Plymouth Repertory Society set of On Golden Pond are director Nicci Smith, back, and Sharon Robinson and her husband David Rohe.

Jo Hills reviewed On Golden Pond, a tender, heart warming story at New Plymouth's Repertory Theatre.

Mazda's top-selling CX-5 facelifted

The facelifted Mazda CX-5 Limited diesel, showing off its new nose.

Mazda's most popular passenger vehicle is the CX-5 SUV is an even better car after a facelift which also includes updated safety specs.

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