Air ambulance trust aims for new plane

The Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust's existing plane, a Cessna 421C, outside the hangar.

A night of glitz and glamour will kick-start the Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust's newest project.

Dancer fifth best in the world

Highland dancer Kayla McQuoid is ranked fifth in the world.

Highland dancer Kayla McQuoid has taken her craft to a new height.

Learn yoga with the bros

Yoga instructors Jody Samuel, left, and Alex Rodger invite men to their Broga Yoga workshops.

Instructors say many men would benefit from practising yoga.

Let's Dance night for charity

Having a spin in the mini Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter are, from left, Mike Parker, Ray Hayward, and Andy Cronin.

Raybern Entertainment is about to put on another do for the helicopter crew.

Volunteers an important part of brigade

Outside the New Plymouth West Volunteer Fire Brigade are, from left, Murray Andrews, Max Rogers, Mike Fabish, and Jeremy ...

Volunteers are a crucial part of operations within the fire brigade.

Students show eggceptional talent

New Plymouth Boys' High students Hayden Chittenden and Ethan Corry won the I Love Eggs category in the Just Cook Challenge.

Hayden Chittenden and Ethan Corry are eggsperts at cooking.

Health board candidate 'voice of hope'

Dr Rose Bruce is standing for the Taranaki District Health Board.

When Dr Rose Bruce saw there were no other primary care doctors standing for the Taranaki District Health Board she decided to do something about it.

Feed hungry mouths, not the ground

Community Fruit Harvesting New Plymouth co-ordinator Remy Zyngfogel wants to hear from people with abundant fruit on ...

Core group of volunteers pick fruit that is excess to owners' needs.

Cathedral organist begins new series of concerts

The London Conchord Ensemble play in the Theatre Royal on Sunday, October 16.

Christopher Luke will play lunchtime organ concerts at St Joseph's as well as in the Interim Cathedral.

Get a prostate cancer diagnosis faster

Members of Rotary clubs and Taranaki District Health Board team with the transrectal ultrasound machine.

Machine enables Taranaki men to have

Ups and downs of life

Donald & Robyn Johnson are set to reopen their Airport drive avocado stall after a bumper season of growing the fruit.

Thumbs down:

Petition gathers momentum

Moturoa residents, from left Christine and David Castle, Jenny and Colin Shackleton, and Charles Le Breton want the ...

More than 1000 people have signed a petition to keep the walkway between lower Calvert Rd and Ocean View Parade open.

Bees the tip of the iceberg

A bee and a butterfly share a flowering leek.

 Creating a friendly environment for bees makes sustainable sense.

Hundreds sing at choir event

The New Plymouth Primary Schools Music Festival was held at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth.

Hundreds of children sang out when they took part in the New Plymouth Schools' Music Festival at the city's TSB Stadium.

WOF the kitty wants to go home

This six-month-old puss was found in the engine of a car going through its warrant of fitness.

The newest resident at the North Taranaki SPCA had a lucky escape.

Healthy hearts

Beststart ABC New Plymouth celebrated getting the Heart Foundation's Pa-Harakeke healthy heart award by dressing in red.

Beststart ABC New Plymouth have earned a healthy heart award.

Charity art auction coming up

Adair Valentine-Robertson with the piece she's submitting to the Taranaki Women's Refuge art auction.

Promising artist Adair Valentine-Robertson's has donated a painting to a charity auction.

Taranaki volunteer finalist in Purina awards

Amy Lewis with one of the puppies at the North Taranaki Midweek.

Nominee plans to give part of her prize away if she wins.

Ballot papers arriving

Voting papers are soon to arrive in New Plymouth letterboxes.

Voting papers are due to begin arriving in New Plymouth letterboxes this Friday.

Alz Cafe to start again

Alzheimers Taranaki manager Ana Parks, left, and field worker Delwyn Wallace, right, with Tea House On The Lake manager ...

Alz Cafe is an opportunity for people be in an environment where others understand the challenges and changes presented by dementia.

Moturoa postal services move

Postal services in Moturoa, New Plymouth, are moving.

Postal services are changing address in a New Plymouth suburb.

Drumming workshops start soon

Anne Cullen and her son Max enjoy drumming lessons through the Performing Arts Collective.

The sound of drums beat through the family home as boys join Mum in making music.

Winter warmer in Waitara

Waitara has enjoyed less rain and more sun this winter than last.

Weather site shows that winter in Waitara was warmer this year.

Calvert Rd petition growing

Moturoa residents, from left, Colin and Jenny Shackleton, Charles Le Breton, and David and Christine Castle want more ...

Moturoa residents want a popular pathway reopened despite the council's safety concerns.

Astronomical society prepares for its 100th jubilee

Nick Gladstone with the first minutes book of the New Plymouth Astronomical Society.

Nick Gladstone is looking for community input into a book he's writing for the 2019 celebrations.

Lynette Tippett to lead Memory Walk

Alzheimers Taranaki manager Ana Parks invites people to the Memory Walk on September 18.

Alzheimers Taranaki is about to hold its Memory Walk.

Holly Shanahan directs another youth production

Members of the West Coast Youth Theatre cast for The End of the Golden Weather.

West Coast Youth Theatre is about to make a bold statement.

SPCA reaps the rewards of Cupcake Day

Residents from Radius Thornleigh Park Rest Home and Hospital visited the North Taranaki SPCA to drop off the $130 they ...

While the day is held around the country on August 15, it's so popular in New Plymouth the shelter extends it to the weekend of August 20 and 21.

Cinderella cake takes top prize

Carol Robertson and her award winning  cake.

With a little magic and lot of hard work, Carol Robertson earned a gold medal for her amazing Cinderella cake.

AED machine now available at 4th Wall

Outside the 4th Wall Theatre are, from left, owners Brett Carter and Raewyn Greig, with ITL staff members Pam Livingston ...

More and more AED units are being made available for use by the public around the mountain.

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