Midweek

Keep footpaths clear of sandwich boards

Kylie Wilson wants businesses to keep their sandwich boards to either side of the footpaths to make access easier.

Mobility scooter user, Kylie Wilson, struggles to get around sandwich boards, tables and chairs, and wheelie bins in New Plymouth's main street.

Living with dementia a challenge

Brian Banks, 82, with his wife, Nora, 80, who holds cards she's made for Alzheimers Taranaki.

Planning ahead, giving one instruction at a time, learning a different kind of patience, and assuming more responsibility around home life are all things that Nora Banks has done to help her husband, Brian, who has dementia.

Evening meetings for La Leche League

La Leche League leaders Hanna Andrewes, left, and Laura Richards enjoy a cuppa while watching over Georgia Gordon.

Working mothers and mums to be are invited to meet with the La Leche League for evening meetings.

New bathroom provides privacy

Pukekura Kindergarten children, from left, Neve Kerr, Levi McCall and Libby Kerr in the new renovated bathroom.

Pukekura Kindergarten children now have a brand new bathroom.

Stitching up a win on Facebook

Among the high vis gear are Sarah-Kate Thompson, left, and Graeme Beer from Top Stitch Branding Solutions with Marina ...

Walkers in Waitara will now be easier to see after dark thanks to $1000 of high visibility gear donated by Top Stitch Branding Solutions.

Popular pianist returns

The Villani Quartet

 People stop pianist in street to tell him how much they enjoyed his playing.

Change starts in your own backyard

The Sustainable Backyards trail runs from October 28 to November 6.

 Sustainable gardens attract the intrepid, those who don't mind mess.

Defib unit now at Waimea Bowling Club

Staying Alive Solutions instructor Kareen McLeod gives a training session on how to use the new defib unit at Waimea ...

Waimea Bowling Club's AED unit was paid for by the Department of Medicine Charitable Trust.

First time on stage for some

Performing Arts Collective members, from left, Lily Williams,  Karina Tamaipera, Lucy Fearnley, India Prasad, Paige ...

Performing Arts Collective wants to turn back the clock for its new production, Rewind.

Suicide awareness day coming up

Counsellor  Sylvia Huitson from Active Intentions talks about suicide in the community.

Sometimes the best thing to do when someone close to you is really down is ask that difficult question; have you thought about suicide?

Dance school's results

Tap in Pink, from left: Samara Lester, Rachel Morgan,Adison Brace, and Lucy Martin

Young dancers have impressed their examiners

Chess team off to the nationals

Spotswood College's chess team, from left, Zephan Sinclair, Chris Hobson, Kane Holmes, and Roan Upson.

Four Spotswood College teenagers are exercising their brain power.

Simple tips to help birds

A healthy juvenile tui enjoys a snack.

It's time to start taking more of an ambulance at the top of the cliff approach to protecting New Zealand's birds.

Waitara walkers rise to hikoi challenge

To mark The Waitara Weekly Hikoi Group's first anniversary, and to encourage new members, the group is holding a Hauora ...

Waitara walkers are making a positive difference in their lives.

Ups and downs of life

Beauden Barrett scores under Will Genia
Australia v New Zealand All Blacks. Rugby Union. First Bledisloe Cup and Rugby ...

OPINION

Keeping quiet contributes to violence

Family violence is not always physical.

 Despite the publicity family violence figures continue to soar.

Pottery on show at gallery

Showing their work at New Plymouth Potters exhibition are, from left, Katerina Smoldyreva, Kathryn Gates, Graham Mulvay ...

If you give someone a piece of clay, the end result will always be so different. 

Organisations discuss lowering alcohol related harm in Taranaki

University of Otago Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine Jennie Connor and National Addiction Centre director ...

Group discusses harm that alcohol does to people in Taranaki.

Get $1 hot drinks on Wednesdays

Enjoying their $1 hot drinks at Petit Paris as part of Walk to Work Wednesdays are, from left, Liz Beck, Dion Cowley, ...

It's not too late to start enjoying $1 coffee on Wednesday mornings.

More bucket rattlers wanted for Daffodil Day

Taranaki Cancer Society centre co-ordinator Christine Vickers, left, with Kara Wasley, who had her makeup done by The ...

Kara Wasley, diagnosed with breast cancer in January, has just finished her last round of chemotherapy.

Making merino hats for cancer patients

Taranaki Wool and Yarn shop owner Shona Collinson with some hats already donated for the charity project for the Cancer ...

Kind-hearted knitters donate merino hats for chemotherapy patients.

Recycle Nespresso capsules at Lodge Floral Studio

Roz Liddell of Lodge Floral Studios is collecting Nespresso cartridges for recycling.

Recycling has always been a big part of Roz Liddell's ethos.

Daffodil Day heralds spring

L-R Cancer Society staff Christine Vickers and Jan Mason.

Friday August 26 is the Cancer Society's annual flagship Daffodil Day.

'Car nut' needs radio guests

Brendan Creswell is looking for people to come on his radio show about cars.

Brendan Cresswell can't drive but calls himself a "car nut".

Combining musical talents deepens pool

Viva Jazz Quartet

New Plymouth audiences benefit from sharing of talented singers and musicians.

Cat lovers, dog owners back idea of micro-chipping cats

A cat is injected with a micro chip, a process that more and more people are supporting.

Members of the social website, Neighbourly, support compulsory micro chipping of cats.

Governance takes special skills

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young.

Governance role requires the strength and wisdom of a super hero.

Toy library holds book sale

Checking out the donations of books ahead of the Taranaki Toy Library's Kid's Book Sale are, from left, Nathan Manning, ...

Taranaki Toy Library is about to hold its annual Kids Book Sale.

Landlords responsible for smoke alarms

Landlords must ensure smoke alarms are in working order.

George Mason recognised by Friends of Pukekura Park

George Mason has been awarded life membership of Friends of the  Park.

Not all of us are aware of the extent of the involvement in the park George has had over the years.

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