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No milk spilt at Tea and Tunes

Tea and tunes on the Bowl of Brooklands stage in New Plymouth. Pat Baker from Jean Sandel Retirement Village and Susan ...

The Bowl of Brooklands was an idyllic backdrop for the Summer Scene staged outdoor Tea and Tunes with entertainment, canopied by the arched shade.

No underdogs in workforce bike challenge

Aca Audsley already knows the benefits of cycling as she bikes down New Plymouth's cycle-friendly Coastal Walkway.

New Plymouth's workforce is challenged to pick up the bicycle gauntlet against the rest of the nation.

Army horn player stoked to be caught off-guard

David Froom blows his tenor horn outside the New Plymouth Brass band rooms.

New Plymouth man receives last-minute inclusion into the National Youth Brass Band (NYBB) 2017.

Fat & thin in the food aisles

Where you linger in a supermarket while food shopping depends on whether you're overweight or thin, says John Sargeant.

OPINION: Can body shapes can determine where shoppers spend the most time in supermarkets?

Dance camp to raise funds for national championships

Morgan B School of Dance students Tali Ishihara, Janelle Alchin, and Paige Crofskey practising Highland dance.

Taranaki dance association teams up with adventure centre to host a fun-packed dance camp.

Camping not all doom and gloom

From left, Evie Newman, Plod Vincent, Paul Newman, Sid Newman, 5, and Sonya Newman are OK with the rain.

Despite the break in the sun run of the century, holiday parks in the region say campers still out in force.

Smokers need help, not criticism

People who want to stop smoking need help, not snide comments from the self-righteous.

Hunt for a fish near the Bowl

Emily Symon, 3, and her big brother Oliver Symon, 6, took little steps through the park so she could keep up to take in ...

No cryptic clues for the scavenger hunt to find a cute fish somewhere in the park.

Taranaki kids play ball with Playball Taranaki

Devon Heremaia, 9, going in for the slam dunk at the TSB Stadium with the help of Coach Mike.

Family fun challenge not hard at all.

Saxophonists coming for summer school

Saxcess will be performing at the  Puritawa Estate (Lepperton) on Friday, January 20.

City will swing to the sound of the saxophone summer school participants.

55 things to do in New Plymouth

Koru Pa  is thought to be one of the first Maori settlements in Taranaki.

Website finds 55 places of interest in New Plymouth, which may surprise many of us who live here.

New Plymouth teen songstress set to take off

Budding singer songwriter Laura Griffiths looking back on a wonderful year.

New Plymouth school girl has more than enough for a conversation starter.

Mini cape cottage too cute

Janet Falk, Ron Thompson, and Annette Jackman enjoying the Bayly road seaview from the new dinky cottage.

Historic Cape Light and Museum volunteers have a new office that is too cute.

Small towns doing their bit for the mother country

The war memorial at  Ararata.

Rural communities farewell more young men who answered the call to arms.

Kiwi link to super-base

Dr Berwyk Poad doing great things in the chemistry world.

He's from Taranaki and he's helped find the world's strongest base. Naturally.

Kiwi icons get arty for kids

New Plymouth's Casey Gilbert,16, used her drawing skills to help illustrate a children's book while in  Starship ...

Casey Gilbert had never dreamed of illustrating a children's book, until she got sick.

Central School kids win bangin prize

New Plymouth Central School's kids celebrating their  win with a pots and pans jam session.

New Plymouth's kids win music competition with a difference.

Tui Ora services with a smile

Neil Holdom and kaumatua Sonny Murray in front of winning Christmas tree.

Neil Holdom takes his mayoral duties seriously, but has a funny side too.

A box of Christmas gold

Christmas came early for Leo Jacobsen and KJ Katene-Awhitu at Westown School.

They came into the hall and sat down. Then the curtain went up and all hell broke loose.

A lifetime of saving lives

Cascade Price, 16, is singing the praises of being a St John youth cadet.

New Plymouth's Cascade Price knows how to save your life. And play 11 instruments.

'Books for Babies' Waitara bound

Kanye, Latoya, and Jahziah are three Waitara kids on their way to being well-read.

Free books are set to be delivered to young families in Waitara.

'Giving Tree' for kids in need

Little helpers from Fitzroy school rapt to be giving.

Fitzroy School's giving tree keeps growing by the year.

Frankley, she gave a damn

Frankley School deputy principal Jan Hawkins is retiring and has a swivel chair to prove it.

Retiring Frankley school deputy principal strove to get the best out of kids.

Obituary: Ian Dalgleish

Ian Dalgleish - his jewellery shop was a New Plymouth landmark for many years.

As the son of a New Plymouth jeweller, and who continued the family business for decades, gold was in Ian Dalgleish's blood.

Goat gift for Christmas

ChildFund New Zealand is buying goats for families overseas.

People in Taranaki have gifted 151 goats to families in developing countries over the past decade, while 8,000 were paid for across the country.

Close shave at busy city mall

Andrew Jordan, set to shave for a good cause.

New Plymouth man raises money for charity in his own way.

Strollers out to reduce cot death

Buggy walkers converge at Pukeariki Landing.

Buggy walkers converge on Pukeariki Landing. 

Simple but special festive food

Just add the roasted almonds to the potatoes and herbs and you have a real Christmas treat.

​A quick and easy potato salad and Indian inspired ice cream are great options for festive gatherings.

'New Horizons' for at-risk Taranaki youth

Tyrone Whitehead and Joel Faga, proud of their handy work

A boy's mentoring builds more than bridges.

Award catches basketball umpire off guard

Steve McKean (left) with Sport Taranaki's volunteer of the month, Tony Eldershaw.

 

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