The breakfast battle

Spotswood College student Thaddeus Poole, 18, whips up some scrambled eggs.

Encouraging students to eat breakfast before they come to school is a constant challenge.

Latte art serious business video

Ozone's Nico Refiti has helped organise Taranaki's first ever Latte Art Throwdown which will run on Friday night.

Taste will take a back seat to design at Taranaki's first ever Latte Art ThrowDown.

Night sky for August

The Cape Egmont Observatory's Tom Whelan takes a look at August's astronomical highlights.

The Cape Egmont Observatory's Tom Whelan takes a look at August's astronomical highlights.

Fifty years ago

50 years ago tdnfeatures

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

Surviving on pigeon eggs

We need to get recycling for our children's sake, just like the old days, says Graeme Duckett.

The rising cost of living makes me wonder where it's all going to end up? Those renting houses are paying now what could be mortgage payments for their own homes.

The mission to Europa

An image of Jupiter's moon Europa, rising over the planet, taken by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2011.

Could life in the solar system exist on Europa?

Juggling brush and microphone

Artist Jordan Barnes is set to release an album of live recordings which exhibits a painted self portrait as the album cover.

Renowned Taranaki artist Jordan Barnes is releasing a self-titled album.

Theatre at breakneck speed

These four actors perform at break-neck speed in a 4-D version of Little Shop of Horrors.

Magical mastery, impressive percussion, physical finesse, theatre at breakneck speed – Taranaki International Arts Festival is coming.

What's on in Taranaki

Zirka Circus.

Check out what is going on around Taranaki this weekend.

Arts snippets

UB40: Mickey Virtue, left, Astro and Ali Campbell

An art exhibition, art auction and shortlisted artists are a few of the exciting events happening in the arts' community.

'It's always the season for chocolate'

WITT Chef Joachim Ogden works his magic with chocolate.

In mid-winter chocolate can warm the coldest of days, a Witt chef tutor believes.

Lexus puts the sport into SUV

The Lexus NX200t F Sport - powered by a very good turbocharged engine and offering specially sporting ride and handling.

The sporting version of the Lexus NX200t range is the model appropriately badged F Sport.

Finding grace in the garden

Valda and Pip take a rare moment to stop a while in the garden.

A long time festival garden still manages to retain its wow factor.

Len Lye's life

Artist Len Lye at work.

The multi million-dollar Len Lye Centre opens this weekend. Reporter Taryn Utiger spoke with Lye's biographer to discover the man behind the art.

Tributes flow for 'squeegee bandit'

Kyle Cresswell in action washing car windows in New Plymouth.

The sudden death of New Plymouth's former "squeegee bandit" leader has sparked online debate.

Riding round the mountain

Taranaki's now famed "Round the Mountain" cycle race was born in 1911.

Arthur Fryer looks at the history of circumnavigating the mountain.

Fifty years ago

50 years ago tdnfeatures

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers for a trip back in time.

Songs 'filled with fun and mischief'

Lady Rizo plays a mix of clever originals and songs made famous by the greats.

When American cabaret star Lady Rizo steps on stage she’s in charge.

Opening the doors to maximising the Mini

The new five-door version of the BMW Mini. It's got a longer wheelbase, greater bodyshell length - and more room in the back seats.

Motorists with a good few years under their belts will know that the single biggest fault of the famous Mini was its lack of rear-seat room.

Toyota's smallest hybrid facelifted

The facelifted Toyota Prius C with its new-look nose.

NZ's least expensive hybrid has just been facelifted and while it doesn't amount to much, there's still plenty that keeps this little hatch appealing.

Show us your jazz hands

Words with the Birds trio will make a guest appearance at the Taranaki Jazz Club's 20th birthday celebrations. Left to right, Samantha Nicholas, Cambel McGregor-Fernee and Kimberley Fenton.

The Taranaki Jazz Club is celebrating its 20 year anniversary with a Jazz Jamboree.

"Food is life"

Former NPBHS hospitality student Vince Kalsakau, 18, whips up banana and caramel crepes.

Aaron Lock, talks with former NPBHS student Vince Kalsakau about what food means to him.

Arts snippets

01/05/2013 -PIC jONATHAN cAMERON - Taranaki Daily News -- New Plymouth ,  Val Deakin dancers ,

A rock and metal band collaboration, vintage market and a dance performance are some of the many events happening around Taranaki.

What's on in Taranaki

With a voice like Elvis, Andy Stankovich will be rocking  the stage in New Plymouth this Saturday.

Check out what is going on around Taranaki this weekend.

Exchange of music and culture

Taranaki band Te Kohikohinga Kohatu is heading overseas to promote New Zealand's indigenous musical flavours. From left, Hinenui Bryant, Urs Signer, Tonga Karena, Morgana James, Simon James and Wayne Morris.

Taranaki band Te Kohikohinga Kohatu is tripping abroad to promote New Zealand's indigenous music.

Hooked on house music

Taranaki's Cameron Meads is a music success in the making.

Taranaki DJ Cameron Meads is on the cusp of making it big.

A jungle garden goes bananas

Reaching for an azure winter sky, these banana palms add a tropical feel to the Budleigh St garden.

A New Plymouth subtropical garden has some fruity surprises in mid-winter.

Fifty years ago

50 years ago tdnfeatures

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

No forgiveness from the sea

Waipapa Beach can have a lovely covering of sand sometimes, but at present all the rocks are exposed by the recent stormy weather. It's amazing how it changes constantly.

For many years Graeme Duckett has taken an interest in the way our coastline is eroding.

In Praise of Engineering

You may not think of it this way, but the construction of the Waiwhakaiho Bridge is a marvel of modern engineering, Roger Hanson says.

OPINION: A well managed engineering project runs with the precision of a military operation - nothing ever goes to plan.

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