Mouth watering Mexican treat

Checking out Old El Paso's Chicken Tinga taco kit.

This meal works out at around $1.50 per taco, so it's not cheap, but is definitely convenient.

Are veggies really too expensive?

Vegetables aren't expensive when you grow them yourself, like dietitian Suzie Konijn and her family.

Vegetables aren't unaffordable when you grow them yourself, like dietitian Suzie Konijn and her family.

What's on in Taranaki

The 7 Days cast, from left, Paul Ego, Josh Thomson, Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood, Jeremy Elwood, Urzila Carlson and Jeremy Corbett, will be in New Plymouth on Friday.

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

Leaving a lifetime of memories

Jenny Atkinson and her horse Buck at her garden on Mountain Rd.

An Inglewood couple are about to begin a new chapter, farewelling a beautiful garden and a cherished life on historic family land.

Fifty years ago

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

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

No better cure for a grumpy hubby

Preparations have begun for the Park Bowling Club centennial and Bill Batchelor sits beside the parking meter that gathers fines.

Hawera's second bowling club has been going strong for close to a century.

I just need somebody to love

Peanut the horse is looking for a home.

Meet the animals looking for homes at the North Taranaki SPCA.

Swiss musician releases album

Musician Sam Hagmann will launch his first album before leaving Taranaki to return to Switzerland.

Swiss musician Sam Hagmann felt welcomed to Taranaki as soon as he stepped onto Parihaka land.

DSCOVR-ing the Sun

The DSCOVR satellite captured this image of the far side of the moon as it passed between the satellite and Earth.

Three remarkable features of the DSCOVR satellite mission.

How to grow deciduous azaleas

Unnamed deciduous azalea seedling at the Jury garden in Tikorangi.

The deciduous azaleas do add vibrancy to the late spring garden. They are not all so breathtakingly unsubtle.

Arts snippets

The Operatic Society will hold a pre-audition evening for their 2016 production of Sister Act this weekend. Members of the Operatic Society, left to right, Robyn Tate, Angie Trigger and Carolyn Johnston gear up for the big event.

Check out what is coming up around the region.

The gift of kai at Christmas

Healthy food is one of the best Christmas gifts you can give. Spotswood College student Lucy Stinson, 15, shows off her healthy Christmas platter.

Recipes for all those Christmas functions rolling around fast.

What's on in Taranaki

US pin up model Sabina Kelley will return to New Plymouth for this weekend's NZ Tattoo & Art Festival.

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

Orchestra's milestone

Conductor Adam Jasinski Leads the New Plymouth Orchestra in rehearsals ahead of a performance in 2010.

Reviewer Allan Purdy recounts the New Plymouth Orchestra's weekend performance.

Living history in the city centre

Rachael Borostyan and her husband Michael wanted a place their two children could consider home, after years of living overseas.

Jet-setting couple become stewards of a treasured city home.

I just need somebody to love

Wilson the cat just wants somebody to love him.

Wilson is a magnificent cat and as the handsome male in a run with a bunch of cute feline girls he really thinks he is something special (don't worry all the cats are desexed!) 

Word on the street

Sole Road in Ngaere was named after a prominent Stratford surveyor.

How Ngaere's Sole Rd got its name.

Hurt so good

Sex can be dangerous - so why does the brain make it feel so good?

Understanding the differences - and similarities - of pleasure and pain.

Fifty years ago

Time flies when you're having fun.

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes a trip down memory lane.

The characters of Waitara

The infamous Captain Monty Scott was a real Waitara character.

Like them or loathe them, Waitara has been blessed with some real characters over the years.

The beauty of the boil up

A qualification at the Western Institute of Technology is teaching students about kai in the marae.

Arts snippets

Albi & The Wolves will perform in New Plymouth next month as part of a Christmas Dance Party.

Check out what is coming up around the region.

What's on in Taranaki

Blues legend Midge Marsden will be performing at the 4th Wall Theatre in New Plymouth at the weekend.

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

The Naked Truth of pole dancing

The Naked Truth is on at New Plymouth Little Theatre until December 5.

Jo Hills reviews Little Theatre's The Naked Truth

Grasping infinity

Infinity is a phenomena that the science of today struggles to come to terms with.

Later in his life, poor Georg Cantor had to be carted off to an asylum. Thinking too hard about infinity apparently, can do that to you.

Not the average backyard plant

Pukeiti's big-leaf rhododendrons are the pictorial stars of the new book.

A new book documents one of Taranaki's most-treasured trees.

Aussie Car Muster in NZ

Graeme Scown, left, and Wayne Jacobsen, organisers of the Aussie Car Muster which will be held during the final weekend of November.

Special Taranaki event to highlight Australia's storied vehicle assembly industry and some of the interesting cars that have come from across the Tasman.

Louie Knuxx campaigns for album

Hip hop artist Louie Knuxx has called on his fans for help with the release of his latest album.

Former New Plymouth musician Louie Knuxx has called on his fans to help his latest album come to life.

Review: Band sparkled beyond their attire

David Bremner performed with the Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass at the weekend.

A review of the Devon Hotel New Plymouth's latest offering.

Arts snippets

The Taranaki Steam Band will play at The Mayfair in New Plymouth this weekend.

Check out what is coming up around the region.

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