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Link learning to earning

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Kiwis are not turning educational achievement into workplace productivity.

Media putting spotlight on New Zealand's shame

Jurell Taherea, 3 was part of the March for Moko outside New Plymouth district Court house.

This week, Stuff relaunches the Faces of Innocents project and introduces a new concept - the Child Victim Toll.

Marching team holds sausage sizzle

Helen Drummond leads the New Plymouth Troopers, a leisure marching team for older women.

New Plymouth Troopers, a leisure marching team for older ladies, is seeking new members.

Pokemon brings community together

Kirsten Green, 18, from New Plymouth was near the Wind Wand  catching Pokemon with her Pokemon Go game app.

New game craze is getting people off the couch and on to the streets.

Family violence message key to job

Katy Wilson from the Taranaki Safe Families Trust.

Co-ordinator aware of how much work is still to be done around family violence.

Operatic's latest show lives up to hype

Akina Edmonds as Dolores, left, is lectured by Stacey Mankelow, Mother Superior.

 

Saying thanks with heartfelt gifts

Pakeke Lions Club members Greg Nicholas, left, and Peter Gaines with the Puff 'n Stuff train that helped raise money for ...

 Lions clubs' contributions push We Heart Taranaki campaign above $1.2 million.

Maternity Roadshow coming to Waitara

Jendi Coxhead holds her son Rydge Ward, with Taranaki District Health Board maternity quality safety programme consumer ...

Finding out what services are out there will be easier when the Maternity Services roadshow launches in Waitara on Wednesday August 3.

Log your nature encounters online

Project Hotspot leader Dr Emily Roberts, left, and Nga Motu Marine Society chairwoman Anne Scott spot some native birds ...

Dr Emily Roberts will talk about Project Hotspot during the Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society's annual meeting.

La Leche League plans Latch On event

Donna Hardgrave holds on to three-week-old Mikella.

Breastfeeding mothers are invited to join La Leche League for the Latch On event at the Len Lye Centre on August 5.

Descendants of Amelia Thompson settlers wanted

Anne Francis with some of her research about the Amelia Thompson.

Imagine packing your belongings into a box or two and spending six months cramped in a boat headed towards the other side of the world. these were the conditions faced by settlers of New Plymouth in 1841.

Monte meets a kiwi

Monte with Pukaha's Conservation Manager Todd Jenkinson checking out a DoC250 trap at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre.

Eight-year-old boy raises money to save kiwi and gets a chance to meet one, up close and personal.

Community angel in disguise

Community Angels Facebook page founder Louise Godfrey with her children Jesse, 8, and Anika, 5.

Louise Godfrey is looking for more generous people to link into her Community Angels Facebook page.

Walk to Work Wednesdays starts soon

Ozone Bean Store manager Christy Oakenfull, left, and chief executive Karla Gichard can't wait for Walk to Work ...

From Wednesday July 27 people can sign up for their Walk To Work $1 hot drink card at participating cafes.

Mind what you say

Jamie Banks performs during the Japanese national final of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest held in Osaka.

New Plymouth-born man, Jamie Banks, makes it to Japan's national Toastmasters finals with his speech about racism.

Giant soft toys turned into cycles

Bode Poulton enjoys his ride on the new Ponycycles at Rumpus Room.

 Rumpus Room in New Plymouth is about to launch Ponycycles in child and adult sizes.

It's time to set TIML record straight

The PIF payments released to Mayor Peter Tennant's council  were in line with the expected returns from the fund.

Time to tell the truth about the Perpetual Investment Fund.

Sister Act coup for Operatic Society

Amy Hunt (left) Akina Edmonds (centre) and Krystal Leuthard (right) in rehearsal for Sister Act opening tomorrow night.

Sister Act makes history in New Plymouth.

Youngsters write their own album

Performing the creation The Song Inside are, from left, mentor Missie Moffat with Hum Little Birds, Ella Treacy, Skylar ...

Twelve children joined four prominent Taranaki musicians for a three-day songwriting workshop at Access Radio Taranaki.

Classical guitar gem in local cultural scene

The Taranaki Classical Guitar Society organises the  Summer School every two years.

Classical guitar music thrives in New Plymouth.

Rotary hoists hospice up

Standing with a patient hoist are The Rotary Club of New Plymouth members Des Friedrich, left, and Murray Gillespie, ...

The Rotary Club of New Plymouth is calling all golf enthusiasts to take part in the Harcourts Charity Golf Tournament on November 11.

The Wellness Project is opening soon

The Wellness Project founders, from left, Zara Brouwers, Michelle Yandle and Meegan Care.

Throughout her career as a pharmacist, Zara Brouwers was constantly meeting clients who wanted more support to wellness.

Fix your own wheels at Bike Kitchen

New Plymouth Bike Kitchen user Martin Pugh and co-ordinator Liang Chen inside the new base at Escape Coffee.

New Plymouth's Bike Kitchen, a place where people learn to fix their own bikes, starts again at Escape Coffee.

Young animal enthusiasts wanted

Kids' Club organiser Maria Carroll with the SPCA shelter cat, Stirling.

North Taranaki SPCA is about to start its first after school kids' club.

New Plymouth needs challenging art programme

The Len Lye Centre is one of 10 NZ designed buildings to make the finals of the 2016 World Architecture Festival.

Nice is OK but we can do much better.

Branching out to find family

Maximillian Williams, 25, is photographing his reunion with his Romanian birth parents.

"When I meet my parents, I want to be able to communicate the things I want to communicate."

Winter warmer project now an annual project

Among the 70 winter warmer Red Cross packs are, from left, Noeline McCready, Mike Bell, Marie Adamson, Denise Wood ...

Red Cross Taranaki keeps community warm.

Community knits 154 jerseys for charity

Wool and Yarn Taranaki owner Shona Collinson, left, and Taranaki Women's Refuge administrator Vicky Christensen with ...

Charity benefits from knitters' skill.

Bright notice pleas for parents

Billy McEwen, 7, emerges from a web of rope while parents cheer him on.

Do you have some spare time?

New Plymouth leads the way again in youth initiative

Some of the graduates and mentors who attended the Accelerator Programme celebration.

 

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