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Donation makes more care packages

Forever Present co-founder Catherine Hewson, left, holds some hand painted memory boxes with artist Brenda Cash in her studio.

Warea mother Catherine Hewson has turned personal tragedy into an avenue to help others.

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

Hawera Rural Women celebrate milestone

Hawera Rural Women president Nancy Riddick holds the birthday cake at the organisation's 90th birthday celebration. With her, from left, are national president Wendy McGowan, past national president Val Tarrant and Hawera branch treasurer Barbara Rogers.

Hawera has the oldest branch of Rural Women NZ still operating in the country and celebrated its 90th birthday with a big party.

Police back farmers' rural crime fight

Taranaki Federated Farmers rural security chairman Joe Menzies, of Mangamingi, Whanganui MP Chester Borrows, and national community policing co-ordinator Alasdair Macmillan, of Wellington, discuss ways to encourage farmers to report rural crime to the police.

Police bosses are taking notice of the efforts of Taranaki farmers fighting rural crime.

Trust retains dairying confidence

Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station supervisor Debbie McCallum and chairman Brendan Attrill want the farm to be profitable within the confines of scientific research.

The trust operating Taranaki's agricultural research station has confidence in the future of dairying, despite two years of projected low payout.

Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Preaching the miracles of hemp

Greg Flavall says the inner woody core of hemp makes great mulch, especially between vegetables like this broccoli.

A cousin to marijuana is believed by many to be a wonder crop.

Rilkoff Files: Molly under fire

A cat and a baby don't always play friendly.

OPINION: Man is a hunter. It is our very core. The reason we are put on this earth.

The cars we used to drive

Graeme Duckett and his FJ Holden in 1974

Everyone's got a story about their cars. Graeme Duckett recounts some of his.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki this weekend

Jeremy Corbett will be at New Plymouth's Basement Bar on Saturday night.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki this weekend

Art Snippets

Elvis Presley

The king of rock and roll, brass bands and lip sync battles are just a few of the events coming up in Taranaki.

Doctors Orchestra deliver a "sunburst" of sound

New Plymouth Doctor Raimond Jacquemard and his son Dominic, 16, performed in the Doctors' Orchestra on Sunday.

REVIEW: The New Zealand Doctors' Orchestra wowed a large crowd at the TSB Theatre Royal last Sunday afternoon.

Hot laps on ice in new Holden video

Holden's Insignia VXR in action on the South Island ice during last week's media introduction.

Holden wheels in a V8 Supercars star for hot laps on South Island ice at the launch of a new AWD turbocharged sedan.

Fifty years ago

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The latest news headlines from... fifty years ago.

Director takes silver at festival

Taranaki film maker Hendrikus De Vaan's character from his award-winning stop motion film, DISAPPEAR.

Hendrikus De Vaan's passion for the film industry has taken him far away from his home in Ratapiko, near Inglewood. 

Orange goodness - It's no pulp fiction

Witt's Evan Michelson uses the whole orange when creating dishes with the citrus fruit.

Nothing goes to waste when Evan Michelson gets cooking with oranges.

A touch of the tropics in Taranaki gallery

Dick and Joan Wills

A jam-packed New Plymouth garden is so rich in tropical planting it's created its own microclimate

Betty, a Golden Oldie no more

Betty Dawson has just retired from her post as musical director for the Golden Oldies choir.

The curtain has fallen on Betty Dawson's time in the Golden Oldies singing group.

Affected families in film about suicide

Filmmaker Paora Joseph is making a documentary aimed at dispelling myths about suicide.

Five Maori families affected by the suicide of a family member are participating in Paora Joseph's new film.

Arts snippets

Celia Lashlie.

Check out what is coming up in Taranaki

Check out what's happening in Taranaki this weekend

Musician Ben Dixon will preform at this Friday's Singer Songwriters' 10 year anniversary concert.

What's happening in Taranaki this weekend

Kina exhibition wraps up

Luella Raj, left, and Katie O'Neill from New Plymouth's Kina NZ Design + Art Space.

It is the end of an era for an annual Kina NZ Design + Art Space exhibition.

The cannons of Waterloo

Historical re-enactors play out the Battle of Waterloo in 2015.

The 19th century cannon was a brutal weapon. Roger Hanson traces the weapon's history and mechanics in the 200th anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo.

Fifty years ago today

50 years ago tdnfeatures

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

Can you help us?

The four generations of females from last week were identified as; Elizabeth Walker (left), Joy Crow (back), Meryl Kerr (right) and Megan Harrison.

Help the Puke Ariki team put names to faces.

Tracing the origins of a pioneer era home

Te Ramanui in Princes St, Hawera, built for Charles Edwin Major, his wife Julia and family in 1904.

The Russell family wanted to find out more about their interesting Hawera home.

You'll never slow her down

Jocelyn Vickery

Perky 82-year-old Jocelyn Vickery reminisces with writer Sonja Slinger.

Kai with Soul: Butter chicken and naan

Butter chicken and garlic naan.

Kai with Soul this week features NPBHS student Cody Walker, his thoughts on food and his recipe for butter chicken.

Coming out in the art world

Amanda Crehan looks like she's stepped into her oil painting of blue cinerarias.

Virginia Winder talks to a woman whose garden is created in oils.

Fracking inspires Clark's art

Tikorangi artist Fiona Clark's fracking inspired sculpture made the finals of the No. 8 Wire National Art Award at the Mystery Creek fieldays last week.

Activity at a Waitara oil and gas well site inspired No. 8 Wire National Art Award finalist Fiona Clark’s fracking sculpture

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