Preaching the miracles of hemp

Greg Flavall says the inner woody core of hemp makes great mulch, especially between vegetables like this broccoli.

A cousin to marijuana is believed by many to be a wonder crop.

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Jeremy Corbett will be at New Plymouth's Basement Bar on Saturday night.

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Elvis Presley

The king of rock and roll, brass bands and lip sync battles are just a few of the events coming up in Taranaki.

Doctors Orchestra deliver a "sunburst" of sound

New Plymouth Doctor Raimond Jacquemard and his son Dominic, 16, performed in the Doctors' Orchestra on Sunday.

REVIEW: The New Zealand Doctors' Orchestra wowed a large crowd at the TSB Theatre Royal last Sunday afternoon.

Hot laps on ice in new Holden video

Holden's Insignia VXR in action on the South Island ice during last week's media introduction.

Holden wheels in a V8 Supercars star for hot laps on South Island ice at the launch of a new AWD turbocharged sedan.

Director takes silver at festival

Taranaki film maker Hendrikus De Vaan's character from his award-winning stop motion film, DISAPPEAR.

Hendrikus De Vaan's passion for the film industry has taken him far away from his home in Ratapiko, near Inglewood. 

Orange goodness - It's no pulp fiction

Witt's Evan Michelson uses the whole orange when creating dishes with the citrus fruit.

Nothing goes to waste when Evan Michelson gets cooking with oranges.

A touch of the tropics in Taranaki gallery

Dick and Joan Wills

A jam-packed New Plymouth garden is so rich in tropical planting it's created its own microclimate

Betty, a Golden Oldie no more

Betty Dawson has just retired from her post as musical director for the Golden Oldies choir.

The curtain has fallen on Betty Dawson's time in the Golden Oldies singing group.

Affected families in film about suicide

Filmmaker Paora Joseph is making a documentary aimed at dispelling myths about suicide.

Five Maori families affected by the suicide of a family member are participating in Paora Joseph's new film.

Arts snippets

Celia Lashlie.

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Musician Ben Dixon will preform at this Friday's Singer Songwriters' 10 year anniversary concert.

What's happening in Taranaki this weekend

The cannons of Waterloo

Historical re-enactors play out the Battle of Waterloo in 2015.

The 19th century cannon was a brutal weapon. Roger Hanson traces the weapon's history and mechanics in the 200th anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo.

Fifty years ago today

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

Can you help us?

The four generations of females from last week were identified as; Elizabeth Walker (left), Joy Crow (back), Meryl Kerr (right) and Megan Harrison.

Help the Puke Ariki team put names to faces.

Tracing the origins of a pioneer era home

Te Ramanui in Princes St, Hawera, built for Charles Edwin Major, his wife Julia and family in 1904.

The Russell family wanted to find out more about their interesting Hawera home.

You'll never slow her down

Jocelyn Vickery

Perky 82-year-old Jocelyn Vickery reminisces with writer Sonja Slinger.

Kai with Soul: Butter chicken and naan

Butter chicken and garlic naan.

Kai with Soul this week features NPBHS student Cody Walker, his thoughts on food and his recipe for butter chicken.

Coming out in the art world

Amanda Crehan looks like she's stepped into her oil painting of blue cinerarias.

Virginia Winder talks to a woman whose garden is created in oils.

Fracking inspires Clark's art

Tikorangi artist Fiona Clark's fracking inspired sculpture made the finals of the No. 8 Wire National Art Award at the Mystery Creek fieldays last week.

Activity at a Waitara oil and gas well site inspired No. 8 Wire National Art Award finalist Fiona Clark’s fracking sculpture

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

Taranaki film maker Paora Joseph's new movie will screen at The Yoga Space this month.

A one-man puppet show, a film screening and a zumba fundraiser are just few events happening around Taranaki.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki this weekend

Don McGlashan will perform at The Mayfair on Sunday night.

What's happening in Taranaki this weekend

Hawera man part of singer song writing celebration

Hawera man Ben Dixon is a record deal in the making.

Hawera’s Ben Dixon will perform at the Singer Songwriters New Plymouth 10 year anniversary show.

Yoga helped me to heal myself

New Plymouth's Allan Hall has been a committed Yogi, someone who practices yoga, for the past 17 years.

Allan Hall now knows Yoga is not only for girls.

50 years ago today

50 years ago tdnfeatures

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip down memory lane.

In the heart of winter

Revellers chant incantations as the sun rises during the winter solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England December 21, 2012. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night of the year. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

The threat of invasion

The Waitara Territorials practiced rifle and machine gun training just north of Waitara at Birdlings Bay.

The coast of New Zealand was as much under threat as any other country in the Pacific during World War II. The northern end of Australia was on full alert with the Japanese taking control of many nearby islands.

Little Mazda SUV an appealing drive

Mazda's little CX-3, a new entrant in the burgeoning compact SUV segment of New Zealand's new vehicle market.

Mazda's new CX-3 is an impressive little car quite capable of being a dominant player in the compact SUV segment.

Alcohol: all the energy and no nutrition

On hot days it's hard to beat a tart apple cider.

Which has more energy? Monteith’s apple cider, Old Mout Boysencider, a Tui, red wine and Fuse Ice, a ready to drink (RTD).

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