Check your plate or face a fine

Angelina Benn and her son Austin with their new supplementary registration plate.

People snapped with bikes obscuring number plates on the back of vehicles could face a fine of up to $200.

Donations wanted for monster sale

With the donations on offer in the Monster Garage Sale are, back row from left, Emily Rose, Annie Hales, Bob Goodyear, Rae O'Grady, Maaike McKernan, front row from left, Dawson Fernandes and Rosie Hau.

People can snap up a bargain and support a good cause at the Monster Garage Sale.

Hospice auction a nail-biter

Rose Whitaker from Hospice Taranaki with the Marilyn Monroe bust, which sold for $260 in the auction.

New Plymouth HospiceShops Antiques and Collectibles auction, held on Sunday May 17, set a record for money raised.

Young Ayrshire enthusiast has long pedigree

Robyn Gordon gets up close and personal with one of her
pets, Kenmure Eetty Oma Bon. 15 year old Robyn is a keen Ayrshire advocate, as she is a fourth generation breeder, and lives on the same Durham Rd, Inglewood, farm where her great grandfather, Jim Gordon, established the Kenmure stud in 1938.

As far as 15-year-old Robyn Gordon is concerned Ayrshires are the only breed worth farming.

Pick up a bargain and support a charity

Adventure Healing Wellness Trust trustee Alex Nash.

A new charitable trust in North Taranaki is starting an op shop in New Plymouth.

Pub quiz raises funds for Nepal

Nepal Earthquake Quiz Fundraiser organiser Eloise Pollard with Red Cross Taranaki Service Centre co-ordinator Jess Burrows and The Good Home owner David Stones.

As soon as New Plymouth woman Eloise Pollard found out about the Nepal Earthquake she was on the phone trying to organise a fundraising event.

Nurses' day links with the past

Among the historical nursing items on display at Taranaki Base Hospital are, from left, registered nurse Edna Wilson, Witt student nurse June Sto Domingo, enrolled nurse Janice Rowlands and Witt student nurse Nimei Sioli.

Hospital display celebrates the role of nurses down the decades 

Taranaki wartime nurses recognised 100 years later

Taranaki Nurse Graduates Association members, from left, Heather Lofthouse, Mary Levett, Julie Mace, Molly Batten and Jan Hanover with the canvas, left, and an artwork featuring 19 poppies for the New Plymouth nurses who served in World War I.

Nurses from New Plymouth who served in World War I have finally been recognised.

Marine programme now on wheels

Enjoying the new trailer are, from left, Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society chairwoman Anne Scott with St Pius X School pupils, Maria Christina Passmore, Flynn Taylor and Hamish Gibson.

Getting wetsuits and equipment to Experiencing Marine Reserves programme events just got easier.

Bell Block Playgroup celebrates 30 years

Wendy Leathley helps her granddaughter, Addison Leathley, into a toy at Bell Block Playgroup.

Bell Block Playgroup is about to celebrate 30 years.

Art projects lead to expedition

Bethanie Luke, 9, wearing her award-winning t-shirt.

Two St Pius X School pupils have won their spots in a trip to the Poor Knights Islands.

Air patrol takes off

Taranaki Air Patrol's new volunteer Kerry Bulman with chairman Ron Thompson.

When Taranaki Air Patrol put out the call for fresh volunteers earlier this year, more than 40 people came forward to become eyes in the skies.

Handy Red Cross packs for those in need

With the packs are, from left, New Plymouth Emergency Shelter Trust men's shelter custodian Larry Olliver, Red Cross Taranaki Service Centre co-ordinator Jess Burrows, volunteer Jodie Reed,  Taranaki Women's Refuge relationships manager Lee Brumley and Red Cross service centre administrator Jennie Reed.

Taranaki Women's Refuge and New Plymouth Emergency Shelter Trust clients have been given a further hand-up from Red Cross.

Janet Hunt's a true kelp-hugger now

Janet Hunt with her book Our Big Blue Backyard.

Inglewood author Janet Hunt wants to share her newfound love of the sea.

Kiwi encourages safe swimming

Ayla Dunlop-Barrett, Coastal Aquatics'  owner, left, and Swimming New Zealand's Taranaki and Wanganui education adviser, Cecilie Elliott, right, with Koru the Swimming New Zealand Kiwi Swim Safe mascot.

Children in the learn to swim class at Coastal Aquatics had a big, blue surprise visitor.

If you like it, 3D print a ring for it

Brownson Jewellers co-owner David Brownson with a prototype resin ring.

A New Plymouth jeweller has taken "try before you buy" to a whole new level with a 3D printer.

Groups unite for Mayday

At the Mayday event are, from left, Chris Whitmore and Chris Rolston from Taranaki Down Syndrome Association, David Lloyd and Esther Tan from Tui Ora, Marama Simeon from Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre and Lisa Abraham from AccessAbility.

 Various health groups gathered to mark Disability May Affect You Day, otherwise known as Mayday.

Crucial meals service seeks volunteers

Meals on Wheels volunteer Gay Clough, left, and volunteer co-ordinator Noeline McCready with Red Cross Taranaki Service Centre co-ordinator Jess Burrows.

Meals on Wheels needs more helpers.

Laura sings her way to Los Angeles video

Singer Laura Griffiths with the autographed photographs she's raffling off to help pay for her trip to the A Cappella Academy in LA.

Laura Griffiths is about attend an international singing course.

Flying high in Puke Ariki

Eliot Millar King in Royal Naval Air Service Uniform.

Puke Ariki's latest exhibition gives people the chance to step into the shoes of a war hero.

Crackdown on child car seats

Plunket car seat service manager Gabrielle Patten puts in a car seat while Police Sergeant George White looks on.

Child safety in cars is the focus of Worldwide Global Road Safety Week. 

Cyclists urged to lighten up

Bike Barn co-owner Hasely Lobb prepares for the Glow light your bike night.

New Plymouth will soon be glowing from the light of cyclists.

Everybody in for potluck art

Artist Jan Huijbers from The Potluck Art Club helps Holly, left, and Donna Nicholas with their art at The Seaside Market.

Potluck Art Club wants to everyone to have a go at art.

Sprightly Alma reaches 100

The cauliflower sisters together, from left, Alma Gilbert, Iris Allemann, Kathleen Lilley and Norah Goodchap.

Alma Gilbert knows the secret to a long life.

Bringing art to the people

Artists, from left, John Schumacher, Renate Verbrugge, Jan Huijbers and VolcaNo View Restaurant owner Joep Vergroesen.

Joep Vergroesen wants to help people connect with Taranaki artists.

Upbeat Glee turns three

Upbeat Glee Club members, from left, Thomas Kehely, 6, Ngareta Kearns, 8, and Zac Dannefaerd, 5.

In just three years Upbeat Glee Club has gone from a small choir to myriad child voices.

Inglewood family help their former helper

Sarah Lucas, back, and her son Benjamin Broughton with Sanju Thapa.

 An Inglewood family have started a Givealittle page to support their friend in Nepal.

Friendly bus driver retires at 85

Ray Lock, 85, behind the wheel of a Tranzit Coachlines bus.

Ray Lock, one of the oldest bus drivers in the country, has retired.

Find a bargain in charity pop-up shop

Outside the venue for the Dress for Success New Plymouth pop-up shop are, from left, Brenda Regan, Dianne Herbert and Christine Bridgeman.

Dress for Success New Plymouth is opening a pop-up shop.

New approach to dementia care

Chalmers Home manager Donna Hitchcock.

Donna Hitchcock is about to learn how to ignite the Spark of Life in alzeimers patients.

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