Did you say free?

Topshop customers wait for free vouchers.

Say no more, New Zealand. When something's free, we'll be there (in droves).

The story of Nan Russell

Nancy Russell was one of Hawera's most notable citizens.

Nancy left school to look after her father, brother and sister but she was not to be thwarted in her desire to achieve academic success.

Practically perfect Mary Poppins cast announced

William Broadmore, 9, Imogen Hodge, 10, Bryony Williams, Hannah Liggett, 12, and Charlie Betts, 8, have all been named ...

Bryony Williams will pick up the role of Mary Poppins in the New Plymouth Operatic Society's latest production.

Simple but special festive food

Just add the roasted almonds to the potatoes and herbs and you have a real Christmas treat.

​A quick and easy potato salad and Indian inspired ice cream are great options for festive gatherings.

Coming up in Taranaki

Hollie Webster performs in the Gnomes and Blossoms section in the 2014 Val Deakin Dance School recital.

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

Grease is a slick production

Grease is on tour

Grease comes to New Plymouth with not a hair out of place.

Womad artist wants to make you dance

The East Pointers are said to be a "freewheelin', roof rattlin' trio".

"This is dance music where we come from, so our ultimate goal is to make people at Womad New Zealand bust a move."

Swing into the mood

Produced by the New Plymouth Operatic Society, Swing The Mood is on until December 17.

There's music, singing, dancing and food - what more could you want.

Fitfty Years Ago Today

It has been 50 years since East End Surf Club opened in New Plymouth.

Fifty years ago today a young Paul Newman was burning up the silver screen.

A surprising history

A collection of old photographs has given Graeme Duckett more than a surprise or two.

Sometimes history bubbles to the surface just when you think it is gone for good.

A loveable Strawberry

Strawberry is shy but lovable and needs you to take her home.

Strawberry is too shy to say hello but she wants you to take her home.

New national anthem? video

Scott Armstrong and Mark Armstrong formed the Slacks back in 1999.

"John Key couldn't change the flag, but let's see if he could change the national anthem."

A not naughty note video

New Plymouth mother Jess Callaghan has made cards to explain that her child Lydia Callaghan, 3, is not "naughty", but ...

"It's about time that a parent stood up and said that it is not OK to treat us like that."

All he wants for Christmas...

Mark Robert Williamson appeared in the New Plymouth District Court facing 11 charges. to get out of prison to see his newborn son.

Review: Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

They used to be called the New Plymouth Orchestra, but they have re-branded as the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra.

"Full-blooded tuttis, gossamer high strings, brassy horns and trumpets - it was all on..."

Ready, set, hunt

Womad showcases music from throughout the globe.

I'm going on a treasure hunt, and I'm not scared.

Gallery's new draws

Len Lye in 1979.

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is preparing its new exhibition of the artist's work.

Summer Lovin' coming to town

Olivia Newton-John  and John Travolta wowed us with Grease the movie. Now the stage version is coming to town.

Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion.

Coming up in Taranaki's entertainment scene

New Plymouth soprano singer Bryony Williams is holding two intimate concerts.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki.

Q&A with Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive are coming back to New Zealand this summer.

"I consume other people's music pretty ravenously and study the parts of it that move me the most..."

Wanted: A nanny

Associate choreographer Kate Lahood teaches some moves at the auditions for Mary Poppins.

You must be kind, you must be witty, very sweet, and fairly pretty...

Dominatrix and transvestite play impresses

New Plymouth Little Theatre's latest play is about a funeral parlour turned brothel.

A funeral parlour turned brothel? Now that's interesting

Grandeur in the blend

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Joanna and Pete Godwin take us on a tour of their beautiful gardens just ...

Sonja Slinger discovers symbols of new life and good health in a New Plymouth garden.

Oh 'honey', this sounds sweet

James Annabell and his partner Fanny Retailleau are opening the doors to their CBD shop on Monday.

A new retail shop offering liquid gold aims to be the next 'buzz' of the town.

Fifty years ago

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

In 1966 you could buy a three bedroom home in central New Plymouth for £3820!

Art in his heart

Marcus King's June Afternoon, Wellington in The Full Spectrum exhibition at the Suter Gallery.

Thorugh his art, Marcus King taught New Zealanders and others how to see this progressive and colourful country.

Why they get the big bucks

The competitive instinct is strong in humans. Harnessing that can be lucrative - just ask Steven Adams.

An alien visiting Earth might be perplexed by the seemingly pointless activity of sport.

Coming up in Taranaki

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company's The Nutcracker is coming to town.

There's arts, crafts and fun for the whole family.

Shortbread is flavour of the month

Classic shortbread.

A short guide to making the very best shortbread.

Just one look and we could hear Abba

Following more than 4000 international performances, The Abba Show's NZ tour takes in an exhausting 22 different venues ...

Mamma mia, there were some Dancing Queens in town this weekend.

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