Arts snippets

Auckland based sculptor and artist Chris Moore will be running a black smithing workshop at The Korver Molloy Gallery.

Taranaki's arts scene is bursting with things to do. You can learn to blacksmith, audition for a farming musical or check out embroidery panels.

Arts and entertainment diary

The New Plymouth Orchestra, conducted by Adam Jasinski performs this weekend.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki this weekend.

Where have all the men gone?

Taranaki director Bill Tate says it is becoming harder to convince men to audition for roles at the theatre.

Finding the perfect man has become a hard task for Bill Tate.

A successful musical marriage

Taranaki Male choir in rehearsal, lead by Don Boyd.

REVIEW: Taranaki Male Choir hosted the women of Living Harmony for their Jubilant Harmonies concert at St Andrew's Church last Sunday afternoon.

Ghost Writer mystifies

Morris West and Gillian Somers in rehearsal for Ghost Writer at Repetory Theatre.

REVIEW: Lately our local theatres seem to be churning out comical farces or whodunits. 

Subaru Outback's double task

Subaru's new Outback, now facing a double task.

Subaru's new Outback has a double task - to continue the model's career as a crossover vehicle, and to replace the now non-existent Legacy wagon.

Brewers aren't hogging the limelight

"Hogs" Howie and Goose toast another successful brew.

REVIEW: The Hogs home brewery is where "anything can happen".

Cauliflowers made sexy

Cauliflower and Cheddar Fritters.

What's growing in your garden or flooding the markets? In Season follows Witt’s many chefs and journalist Virginia Winder in their quest to source the freshest fruit and vegetables, and serve them up with simple sense and inspiration.

Shutter closes on life with the stars

The photo which made both John F. Kennedy Jr. and Dan Farrell famous.

Dan Farrell, photographer, was born on October 31, 1930. He died on April 13, 2015, aged 84.

Wobbly start for new Holden hatch video

We're off! A Holden Astra VXR uses a ramp to flip up on to two wheels.

Wobbly start for Holden's new hatch as Kiwi and Aussie motoring journalists experience driving it on two wheels.

A Matter of Life and Death

Alice King

A matter of life and death - Alice King

Can you help us?

Last week: The talented Melody Maids had a series of images taken before their tour in November of 1945. The lovely ladies were Myrna Moverley, June Quinlan (later Beckworth), troop leader Vi (Violet) Scott, Gwenda Kibby, Myra Hardgrave and Rona Lynch (seated in front).

Help the team at Puke Ariki put names to faces

50 years ago today

An elephant shows who is King of the Road in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Photograph by istock. Image can be re-used. SHD TRAVEL JULY 26 GUIDE.

Kruger National Park, Car, Elephant, Traffic, Nature, Republic of South Africa, Mpumalanga Province,

An elephant race down Devon St featuring a beauty queen and two rugby stars was the attraction of the day.

Word on the street – McCarthy Street, Hawera

McCarthy Street, Hawera

Discover the meaning behind Taranaki's street names. This week, it's McCarthy Street, Hawera.

What's on this weekend in Taranaki

Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Society has an open day this weekend.

There's theatre, stand up comedy and choir performances on this weekend in Taranaki.

Coming up in the Taranaki arts scene

Brendhan Lovegrove performs in New Plymouth this week.

Exhibition openings, a Charlie Chaplin show and a night of comedy are all coming soon to Taranaki.

All the dirt on the new Triton video

Absolutely caked in mud, a Mitsubishi Triton ute stands proud at Boomrock Station north-west of Wellington.

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

Stepping into Mercury's shoes

The long-running tribute show Queen - It's a Kinda Magic is touring New Zealand this April and May.

It doesn't matter which country Giles Taylor is in, it's Fat Bottomed Girls which makes the rocking world go round.

Kai with Soul: A meat lover going for gold

Takarangi Tamati has meals and medals on his mind.

Every month the Hospitality department of New Plymouth Boys' High School showcases the talents and tasty treats of the boys who take this subject at school, with a focus on lifelong skills that can be used every day to enhance the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

A matter of life and death: David Greenway

William David Fryer Greenway

William David Fryer Greenway landed in New Zealand with his wife Sarah and their four children from England.

From stone age to iron age

This Maori pataka may well have been used as a whare when this photo was taken in 1872 beside the first Waitara bridge. It was gone by 1873.

 The quest for stone was overtaken by the quest for firearms once the whalers arrived.

Ghost particles of the universe

The IceCube lab where scientists  have used  the world's biggest telescope  to try to unravel the mysteries of tiny particles known as neutrinos.  Photo: Reuteres

What are neutrinos, and why do scientists want to know more about them?

Ten brothers in the line of fire

When the call to arms rang out in 1939, 10 Richards boys answered without hesitation. Derek is pictured bottom right, Max bottom second from left, Clyde top right and Lester beside him.

As thousands of New Zealand families stop to remember those who served or fell on battlefields across the world, one is reflecting on a sacrifice like no other.

Anyone for breakfast?

Actors in New Plymouth Little Theatre's latest production, Anyone for Breakfast?, from left, Stella McCallum, Terry Darby, April Krijer, Simon Buick, Antonia Smith and Josh McKee.

REVIEW: Four doors, one set of stairs, and a series of illicit trysts.

New Subaru takes aim at Aussies

The smooth new lines of the sixth-generation Subaru Legacy. Pictured is the 2.5i version.

The biggest-ever Subaru Legacy sedan has arrived in NZ - and now it is aiming to pinch sales from the traditional Aussie large car.

Drama in onstage marriage

Gillian Somers, left, and her onstage husband played by Morris West, right, in Ghost Writer.

Morris West has clocked up more than 20 onstage wives and he's even been known to be married to two co-stars at once.

Brimming with bounty

Lance and Miranda Palmer with pet dog Monty show what is possible with a small section in New Plymouth.

A New Plymouth couple are among a growing number of people returning to the old ways – growing their own food and turning their backs on processed convenience foods.  Sonja Slinger had a taste and came away inspired.

Ready to rock 'n' roll

From left to right, Cam Blackett, Jase Karam, Craig McDonald,  and Glenn Cameron from Slotcar.

Renee Leishman wants to shake up New Plymouth's live music scene. 

Wagon with a difference now couple's dream car

South Taranaki dairy farmer Alan Campbell bought his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad after attending the Whangamata Beach Hop car festival which ignited his passion for classic vehicles.

A glistening red and white station wagon is the dream car Alan Campbell never knew he had always wanted.

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