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Puke Ariki aide 'always learning'

Puke Ariki volunteer host Adrienne Nightingale has been volunteering at Puke Ariki since 2003.

After 14 years, a dedicated volunteer says she is almost 'one of the artifacts'.

A day in the life of legendary author David Hill

David Hill's latest novel, Flight Path, captures the realities of being a young man serving in the Air Force in WWII. ...

David Hill is one of New Zealand's most prolific authors of young adult fiction.

To Hollywood by motorbike

Todd Holland's work appears on motorbikes in Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell.

A small town car painting shop has made it big, with its work featuring in Ghost in the Shell, featuring Scarlett Johanssen.

A life in blue

Denise L'Estrange-Corbet with Terry Parkes at the Nice Hotel in New Plymouth.

Renowned fashion designer Denise L'Estrange-Corbet has her own personal weather.

Garden on the coastal cliffs

Stunning views of nearby Opunake Beach can be found along the walkway.

It's almost like a secret garden, a little patch of paradise, and a surprise find.

A Tank to love

Have you ever thought you'd love a dog called Tank?

His name is Tank and he might just put a bolt through your heart.

The energy burst mystery

An artist's rendering of an outburst on an ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetar is shown in this handout ...

It's finding earth after billions of years in space. But where is this energy coming from?

Fifty years ago

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

A glimpse at Taranaki's headline news from April 1967.

To war on a camel

In Egypt, after Gallipoli, some Anzacs found themselves riding camels into battle to defend the Suez Canal.

A story of the Anzacs' sometimes overlooked cameleers.

What's on in Taranaki

Don McGlashan and Shayne Carter have announced they will perform in New Plymouth in June.

What's on this week?

Jazz 'not fast-food music'

Jazz musician Kevin Clark will perform with his quartet in New Plymouth next month.

The word 'jazz' has become devalued, says award-winning jazz musician.

Review: Eugenia

Cue Theatre in Inglewood is staging Eugenia, with Kijiana Pene playing the lead.

During the play's interval people from all walks of life discussed the issues being grappled on stage, some sharing their own stories.

A late run of gold

Tayjs Russell, 5, Kobe Wildbore, 5, and Dylan Enables, 5, have been having a sun drench holiday thanks to a long run of ...

It's better than Summer but like all good things the good weather won't last.

Passionate about passion fruit

You'd be amazed what you can do if you've got a few passionfruit to work with.

Passion fruit is in season. But it tastes good any time of year.

Five days of fun

Fin and Rio Russell dug the hot dogs and chips at last year's carnival in New Plymouth.

After a hugely successful event last year, the carnival is back in New Plymouth.

'A bit shocked' by scholarship

Kylie Filbee-Cronin has been recognized with a Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarship.

Accountant come Christmas tree farmer Kylie Filbee-Cronin has received the Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarship.

Fernbirds relocation 'scientific trial'

Fernbirds are small with a distinctive long, trailing, ragged tail

"At risk" birds relocated from Taranaki with hopes to help repopulate other areas.

A brand of old memories

Graeme Duckett's mum had homemade chutneys and preserved fruit that made your mouth water.

Life was simpler but was it better in the olden days?

Rise and fall of the Southern Alps

The Southern Alps are eroding away almost as quickly as the tectonic plates are pushing them up.

Without erosion the Alps would be about six times their present height.

A Rumball in the jungle

When he's gardening Tony Rumball is often thinking about his art.

Tony Rumball has a wild side. You can see it in his garden.

'It's almost like a really healthy addiction'

Mark Thomas has been getting ready for Record Store Day for the last month.

Recent resurgence of records 'a bit of a mystery'.

An illumination of lamps

Eltham's Paul Burgham is a glass artist who is currently exhibiting work at Stratford's Percy Thomson Gallery.

"Nowadays everything is so black and grey and so anything with a bit of colour, people love it," glass artist Paul Burgham says.

Quick Five: Moana Maniapoto

The cast of My Name is Moana, Moana Maniapoto, Karlos Tunks Saunders, Paddy Free and Trina Maniapoto.

Moana Maniapoto and friends are coming to New Plymouth to perform a heartfelt tribute to the ocean.

Play follows couple's bedding competition

Cast members from New Plymouth Repertory Society Simon Buick and Catherine Jordan.

"Some would call her a gold-digger and a tramp," actress Catherine Jordan says of her character.

What's on in Taranaki

The Jordan Luck Band will perform at The Mayfair on April 29.

What's on this week?

And then there were none

The last cygnet of four born at Pukekura Park recently has not been seen for several days.

New Plymouth swan parents had four cygnets, then three. Now, there are none.

Easter Faith in Taranaki

Easter Alive, a walk-through play telling the story of Easter, was held at St James Presbyterian Church in New Plymouth.

The real meaning of this time of year.

Eat chocolate - but only if you want it

Nico, 3, and Indi, 5, try out some healthy Easter treats.

Are you eating chocolate out of habit?

Gardens grow to Oz

Fringe Garden Festival organisers, from left, John Lucas, Rose Ratahi, Anne Clough and Annette Higgs in Melbourne.

Taranaki gardens bloom in Oz.

The Englishman and the medals

Hawera Fire Brigade members training in 1984.

It started in an op shop and has culminated in a 150 day medal hunt around New Zealand.

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