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Where the easel meets the trowel

Amanda Hewlett loves being in her art studio, which will be open for the Taranaki Arts Trail.

The land means everything to a New Plymouth painter and gardener. Virginia Winder meets a woman just as happy holding a brush or a trowel.

Fifty years ago

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

Take a glance at the Taranaki news making headlines half a century ago.

The power of philanthropy

The Jessie Buchanan Memorial Rose Garden, a gift to the people of Hawera in 1968.

Generous citizens make communities better places.

Major Francis Upritchard exhibit

Shrunken heads, small mummies and rainbow-patterned sages all feature in a new exhibition by a New Plymouth artist.

Arts snippets

Lumina Dance Group

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

Arts diary

The Taranaki Bride of the Year competition will be held this weekend.

Check out what's on in Taranaki this weekend.

Ripping out a good risotto

With good preparation, making a risotto is actually quite simple

Risotto is a great meal to add to your repertoire of dishes that can be cooked within 30-45 minutes.

Q&A with Avalanche City

Dave Baxter, aka Avalanche City.

Avalanche City reveals his tips for growing a good beard.

Review: Doris Day Special

Ali Harper, performing as Doris Day.

Ali Harper's latest show tells the chilling tale of how Doris Day's first husband tried to kill their unborn child.

Review: Enso String Quartet

Melissa Reardon (viola), Maureen Nelson (violin), Richard Belcher (cello) and Ken Hamao (violin) are the Enso String ...

Allan Purdy reviews the Enso String Quartet.

A Taranaki potter refired

Patti and Brian in their workshop-studio on their Inglewood property.  One day they hope people can combine visits to ...

Moving to Taranaki rekindled Patti Cocker's work as a potter.

Fifty years ago

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

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia looks at what was making news in Taranaki in 1966.

Inside the illicit liquor trade

Hatricks' wine and spirits warehouse on the Waitara wharf on the left, the scene of a robbery of 23 cases of whisky by ...

A pair of cunning criminals and their 20th Century booze burglary.

Films, exhibitions and rock 'n' roll

The rock n roll club champs are on this weekend.

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

What's on this weekend

Taranaki's wedding show is on this weekend.

Start planning your weekend.

'I met God. She's black'

Taranaki artist Marita Green says a lot of four-letter words. Some are more confronting than others.

Two Taranaki artists have been inspired by a bunch of four-letter-words.

'Doris Day' coming to Taranaki

Ali Harper, performing as Doris Day.

New Zealand entertainer Ali Harper has spent years researching Doris Day. Now she's created a tribute to the star.

Fifty years ago

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

Enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Train whistle blowing

The 'Snake' locomotive that worked out of Auckland in the 1880s. It is similar to several that worked between Wanganui ...

The Hawera Railway station was the conduit for the riches of South Taranaki.

Leaving the rat race behind

Mike and Shonagh Hopkirk are loving life on the land at Lepperton, far away from the corporate world.

A Taranaki couple abandoned the glitz of California's silicon valley for a run-down and roofless villa on a few acres out the back of Lepperton.

Review: New Plymouth Orchestra

Pianist Flavio Villani.

"We are indeed fortunate to be able to enjoy such a high level of orchestral performance here at home."

Toxic waste dump art

Josh Laurenson installs some of the works, by using a laser, at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.

Artwork from some of the world's most toxic dump sites is hanging on walls in Taranaki.

Q&A with a fire eater

Lizzie Tollemache, left, and David Ladderman performing in Mr & Mrs Alexander.

It is 1888 in New Zealand. Mr Alexander makes objects disappear and Mrs Alexander reads minds.

What's on

Naki Run Amuck is a mud run held at Urenui beach camp every year.

It only comes around once a year - so get ready for Naki Run Amuck.

Arts snippets

Hospice Taranaki chief executive Kevin Nielson welcomes people to take a look around during open day on May 15.

Coming up in Taranaki: Fundraising events for Hospice, lunchtime organ recitals, and Stage Challenge 2016.

The truth about the carb complex

Spotswood College's Jallah Barber, left, and Simon Houghton with two dishes rich in complex carbohydrates - salad ...

Many people are confused when it comes to the topic of carbohydrates and whether they are good or bad for you.

Mowing at night can be fatal

You can mow your lawns semi-naked if you want, but you must never mow them at night.

If you mow your lawns at night you take your life into your hands.

What's on this weekend

Louise Hunt shows off the jacket to be auctioned at the Lushington and We Heart Taranaki Fashion Show.

Check out what's on in Taranaki this weekend.

Arts snippets: Jazz and Doris Day

Artist Jordan Barnes with oils of his grandfather Rudolph Gesterkamp.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki's arts world.

Fifty years ago

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

Check out the news making headlines half a century in the past.

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