Line-ups great prelude to Womad

  With any luck warm weather will take us through to Womad.

Stands give Womad stalwart a lift

Bruce and Dianne Richards are enjoying having elevated views of the acts at Womad.

One of the men who helped bring Womad to New Plymouth is now finding great views in the over-65s stands.

Early vaccination against flu protects everybody

Now is the time to organise flu injections.

Young paddlers rising up Taranaki canoe polo ranks

New Plymouth canoe polo student rep team made a big splash at the Atahua tournament in Palmerston North.

White-water rafting mates turn social fun into competitive sport.

Growing older growing problem

Post-war birth-rate boom is putting strain on community services more than 65 years later.

Frankley School turns up the volume on hearing disorder

From left: Grace O'Dowda 10,  Amayah Smithson, 10, Anita Scrivener, principal Damon Ritai,  Ellie Smith 9, Ava Hale, 10, ...

Frankley primary school is raising funds so all of its pupils can listen and learn in the classroom like never before.

School's sewer saga like treading dirty water

Damon Ritai, Principal of Frankley School, is frustrated over the sewer saga.

A New Plymouth primary school is still trying to resolve the school's long-running sewerage problem.

True gentleman remembered

Monty Shearer died on February 13 while playing bowls.  He was 84.

A long serving Taranaki accountant, keen sportsman and family man has been farewelled.

Most freedom campers care about our country

Many freedom campers young foreigners wanting to see the world at a cost they can afford.

Fine night for festival

Finalists line during the awards eremony at Tropfest, held at the Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, on Saturday..

Tropfest clouds cleared for the night.

Small town girls dance with urban attitude

Waitara junior Hip Hop dance crew Oryan putting in the hard yards in training to be at their peak to perform.

Waitara junior Hip Hop dance crew Orian will compete in the Street Dance New Zealand region

New season, no holds barred for Rumble Bees

Whakintawh@40+, shows why she's a roller derby forced to be reckoned with.

Taranaki Rumble Bees are set to be a brutal force this season on the rink.

Open Day to raise cash for SPCA

Mac the lovable dog is one of the lucky ones adopted out by the North Taranaki SPCA.

The Colson Road North Taranaki animal shelter holds open day to raise money.

No brakes and no gears, kids learn to ride track side

Dan Campbell pushes his boundaries on his first time on a track bike with no gears or brakes.

Beginner track-coaching sessions are open to boys and girls in Bell Block, with no previous track-riding experience necessary.

BSA bikes riding Taranaki's way

Max Goodchap, BSA buff set to take his ride on the roads again.

 Taranaki will play host to the New Zealand BSA Motorcycle Owners Club's 22nd Annual BSA Rally.

Student gets in practice for Rainbow Run

Taking part in a Rainbow Run is one of the more colourful experiences Central School pupil Samuel Bell has on his agenda.  

Double deca-dent Bus home to raise cash for SPCA

Moustache Milk & Cookie Bus follower Marika Cahill is all smiles now she has her Mo cookie.

The Moustache Milk & Cookie Bus came home during its six-week road trip, Mo Bus' Biggest Office Run.

Project Nak, a ladies' night out like no other

Anna Davies taking time-out to chill before her little one wakes.

Project Nak is exclusively for Taranaki mums and mothers-to-be of all ages.

New Plymouth's Jamie Banks invited to speak at Beehive

Jamie Banks is all smiles after his invitation to speak at the Beehive on NZ youth social issues.

Teacher wants students to be trained in transforming emotions to help solve the nation's social problems.

New faces for Taranaki netball

New Netball Taranaki staff members Karlena Schwass (left) and Mairangi Tamati.

Netball Taranaki has taken on two new staff members.

New “expert” nurse for Tui Ora

From left: Jenny Kissick with Joyleen Connell enjoying their new space at  Tui Ora Family Health.

Tui Ora's Jenny Kissick qualified to become one of only a handful of nurse practitioners operating in Taranaki.

Harpist brings Latin American vibes to New Plymouth

Eduard Klassen serenades his wife Christine Klassen with the magical sounds of his Paraguayan harp.

Renowned harpist Eduard Klassen en route to play in New Plymouth's as part his North Island tour.

Moustache Milk & Cookie Bus en route to New Plymouth

Chief cookie owner of the Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar Deanna Yang en route to New Plymouth.

Mo Bus' Biggest Office Run is coming to New Plymouth to help raise funds for local SPCA.

Bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's

The Ride to Remember team: back left, Addie Fleming, Nancy Gernhoefer, middle left;  Emmy Brouwers, Maurice Gernhoefer ...

Taranaki family will bike the length of the country to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's.

Patrons enjoying petrol competition

Gull has opened up their petrol station in New Plymouth.

Neighbourly members like the competition between fuel companies but not happy about the prices.

Male choirs combine in concert at NP Club

The Wagga City Rugby Male Choir will be joining the Taranaki Male Choir in concert.

Aussie choirs tend to have interesting names and the Wagga City Rugby Male Choir is no exception.

Parade perfect start to day of diversity

The Multi Ethnic parade precedes the extravaganza.

The Multi Ethnic Extravaganza provides colour, entertainment and food on a great day for families.

Co-ordinator has enormous shoes to fill

Marie Riordan and Taranaki Employment Support Foundation Trust, trustee and volunteer Eileen Kiffen, are rapt with their ...

As well as new digs, changes are on the horizon for Volunteering NP when ​Marie Riordan takes the helm.

Life made up of different stages

Fifty years of working and now there is time to get back on the motorbike.

Inglewood firefighter to receive double honours after 25 years

Volunteer firefighter Richard Kuklinski geared up and ready to go at Inglewood fire station.

Son continues in fire-fighting father's footsteps - for 25 years.

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