Gardens galore to see

La Vie En Rose, Barbara Valintine and Mark Bellringer's Eltham garden, is one of 10 new gardens in the Taranaki Garden ...

Taranaki gardeners are a friendly lot - 116 of them are welcoming visitors this festival season.

The food nobody wants to use

Jade Austin tucks into some frozen banana and mango "ice cream" at Spotswood College.

Katy Roach works wonders with squishy bananas and surplus sausages. 

Review: Wow wasabi snow

Richard Ponder is hoping to follow in his brother Freddie's footsteps and take out a national gong in the Silver Fern ...

Richard Ponder is hoping he can live up to the bar that was set by his twin brother.

A night at the opera

Sir Harry Lauder, with pipe, pictured here with three Christchurch Rotarians.

Hawera's Opera House saw many great entertainers 100 years ago.

Review: Forget Me Knot

Lindsay Franklin, Simon Buick, Karlina Nickson and Katherine Patricia Wolfe star in Forget Me Know.

Amnesia, police truncheons and a saucy temptress come together to make Forget Me Knot memorable.

Album review: This Little Badge

This Little Badge is made up of, left to right, Dave Ritchie Smith, Adam Colless, Dave Pope, and Hamish Cameron.

"By this stage you should find yourself reaching for your air guitar."

Coming up in Taranaki

Dave Ritchie Smith and The Affordable are raising money for Hospice Taranaki next weekend.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's entertainment scene.

Dancers coming to Taranaki to surf

Claire O'Neil, choreographer of Footnote Dance's show Lifeworld, talks about how the dancers help make the story and ...

Taranaki waves are calling some top New Zealand talent.

Gardening 'takes you out of yourself'

Barbara Valintine, dressed as bright as a rose garden, enjoys sitting in different places for fresh views of her garden.

Barbara Valintine's interior design finesse has flowed out the back door and into the garden.

Fifty years ago

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

Taranaki's headline news from 50 years back in time.

Pills and potions

A range of pills and potions from the 'good old days'.

OPINION: Oh for the days when a cure for a migraine was to roll down a hill.

Preaching style

Reverend Jacqui Paterson in her office at St Mary's Diocesan.

Leather jacket, purple nail polish, lipstick, and a reputation for being feisty…

Taranaki musicians praised

The Frank Burkitt Band plays original music that is heavily influenced by jazz, country, bluegrass, swing and Scottish folk.

"That's the wonderful thing about music - it is a universal language."

Coming soon to Taranaki

The Gruffalo is coming to New Plymouth.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's entertainment scene

For the love of lemons

13102016 News Photo ANDY JACKSON/Fairfax NZ.  In Season at WITT, fresh lemon.  Nicky Findlay makes, sunshine smoothie, ...

Lemons have a special place in Nicola Findlay's heart, her tree was planted over the family dog.

Lineup for music festival announced

Every year Womad brings together artists from all four corners of the globe.

Artists from Brazil, Jamaica, South Africa and Spain are coming to New Zealand for a rip-roaring three day music festival.

Q&A with Celtic Illusion -

Celtic Illusion have been dazzling audiences across Australia.

Celtic Illusion is magic and Irish dance all rolled into one.

Review: London Conchord Ensemble

London Conchord Ensemble

"This was a wonderful display of the contrasting colours of the instruments, expressively flexible phrasing and superb control of dynamics."

A walkabout garden

Alison and Neil Fagan's garden is in the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival, which runs from October 28 to November 6.

"I tend to move things around," gardener Alison Fagan says

Art snippets: What's coming up

The Kugels play klezmer, which is a Jewish style music originally played at weddings.

Get these events in your diary.

South Taranaki's four month PM

Sir Thomas MacKenzie at the time of his election to the Egmont Electorate in 1911.

Thomas Noble Mackenzie was made PM in a parliament on knife's edge.

Fifty years ago

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

Even back in the good old days, vandalism was a problem.

Supergroup heading to town

Emily Pailthorpe plays the oboe in a UK classical music supergroup.

"It's our first baby and has brought us closer together."

Himalayan spirit in New Plymouth

From the top deck, the new festival garden flows down a slope densely planted with shrubs chosen by Bindu.

A little hint of India is growing in a New Plymouth garden.

All for a song

Graeme Duckett has been working with Andre Manella of Sonic Delusion in recent years.

Love me do by the Beatles was the start of Graeme Duckett's love affair with music and words.

Fifty years ago

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

Taranaki's headline news from half a century back in time.

Piece of picture story to sell

The painting is a part of a series John McLean has also written a book about.

"There is far too much violence in our society at large and particularly against women."

Arts diary: What's on this weekend

Musician Juliet McLean is performing twice this weekend.

It's time to start planning your weekend

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

Mary Poppins

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's arts and entertainment scene

Review: Impressive show from youngsters

West Coast Theatre director Holly Shanahan.

"The actors from West Coast Theatre displayed a raw talent that was channelled into a refined performance."

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