Park safely in front of schools or risk a fine

Police Sergeant George White.

New Plymouth District Council and Police are coming down hard on parents who park badly outside the school gate.

Free baby feeding support group to start

Having an impromptu gathering in advance of the new baby feeding support group are, from left, lactation consultant with The Nurture Centre Anne Cullen, Avrilz Maternity co-owners Kylie Hancock with son Axton and Averil Maindonald, and Art Cafe co-owner Lois Gibbins.

Mothers with questions about feeding their babies are invited to join lactation consultant Anne Cullen for coffee.

Pukekura Park's treasures uncovered during guided walk

Sisters Sorrel Hoskin and Jennifer Leece take a closer look at the Women's Suffrage centennial memorial during the Friends of Pukekura Park guided walk.

Discovering the Women's Suffrage monument, finding out about a redesigned entrance and uncovering a little-known dell were all part of a Friends of Pukekura Park tiki tour.

Worm wee for sale at Rhapsody Lifecare

Rhapsody Lifecare residents June Brannigan, left, and Rita Whitehead see how many worms are living in their worm farm.

Residents at Rhapsody Lifecare rest home have cultivated a worm farm and are now selling the wee as fertiliser.

Wanted: Rock stars with big hearts

Heart Foundation heart health advocate Elaine Jamieson and volunteer Sue Verbeet look forward to the Big Night Out For Heart event.

Organisers of the Big Night Out For Heart are looking for rock stars with a conscience.

Prayers for world peace mingle around the globe

Mervyn Chivers sings the prayer Blessed Is The Spot with Zayna James, centre, and Tamsin James.

People are invited to join in prayer, dance or music for world peace.

It’s all about working together

Australian youth employment expert David Turner spoke to careers advisers and employers in New Plymouth.

At a time when Taranaki's economy has slowed somewhat, rising youth unemployment is a concern.

Rubbish collection confusion on Hurford Rd

Hurford Road resident, Maree Wiki, was bemused she got a year's supply of rubbish bags after the New Plymouth District Council had told her they would no longer pick up rubbish in her area.

Residents on Hurford Road are getting mixed messages by the New Plymouth District Council about its new rubbish reigmeme.

Fundraising market day for postnatal support group

Bernetta Billing, centre front, leads a Kangatraining session in Brooklands Park.

Kangatraining and Taranaki Babywearers have combined forces to organise a school holiday boredom buster event for the whole family.

Fabric-a-brac event doubles its fundraising total for Hospice Taranaki

Inside one of the rooms at Hospice Taranaki are, from left, Fabric-a-brac organisers June Butt and Carolyn Ward with hospice marketing and promotions manager Rose Whitaker.

Fabric-a-brac proved more popular than ever this year.

Fine art workshop almost booked out a year in advance

Hawera woman Cherol Filbee enjoys her first time at the fine art workshop.

While adult colouring books may be all the rage, people on the annual fine art drawing course in New Plymouth were taking the concept one step further.

10-10-10 Walk For Kids to raise funds for Hart Walkers

Inglewood Lions Club publicity officer Pat Julian invites people to join the 10-10-10 Walk For Kids event.

Walkers are needed to raise funds for those who can't take a step without aid.

College students raise $18,000 for Starlit HOPE

Francis Douglas Memorial College students gather around Gabby Devine's parents Roland and Sarah at the presentation of $18,000 to Starlit HOPE charity.

 Gabby Devine's random acts of kindness will now spread a little further.

Puzzle lovers fit at Just Relaxin' On Weston

Jeni Quince sells new and second-hand puzzles for $8.50 from her shop Just Relaxin' on Weston.

You can take Jeni Quince out of the heart of Moturoa, but you can't take the love of Moturoa out of her.

Humanitarian work is beneficial despite the danger

Former nurse and Red Cross worker Philippa Parker said it's a privilege to have a positive influence in people's lives through humanitarian work.

After spending many years in war-torn countries, former nurse Philippa Parker is pleased to be back on New Plymouth soil.

Catch up with grandma on the Age Concern Taranaki walk

Age Concern Taranaki visiting service co-ordinator Aylene Hall, left, puts the groceries in the boot with shopping service co-ordinator Marguerite Burr.

Age Concern Taranaki invites people of all ages to join them in celebrating International Day of Older Persons with a stroll around Pukekura Park.

Roof shout rewards Skills Squad

Skills Squad members (left to right): Kevin Parker (NPBHS), Luke Gould (Inglewood HS), Chris Gibson (Tutor), Cruze Mills-Lewis (NPBHS), Vinnie Marriner (NPBHS), Cody Whittaker (Inglewood HS), Jasmine Martin (NPGHS), Caleb Stachurski (NPBHS), Jacob Fletcher (Inglewood HS), Jayden Mancer (Spotswood College).

It was a roof shout with a difference at Witt last week.

Pat Swanson heads to Mishima for teacher exchange

Deputy principal and teacher at St Pius X School Pat Swanson is farewelled by his class as he sets off to Japan as part of the Mishima-New Plymouth sister city teacher exchange.

Pat Swanson has stocked up on Whittakers chocolate, New Zealand related pins and a whole lot of licorice for his trip to Japan.

Brain expert visits Taranaki

Centre for Brain Research director Professor Richard Faull holds two real brains. One is a normal brain and the second, inside the container, is affected by Alzheimers.

Professor Richard Faull credits his upbringing in Taranaki for the outlook on life that's helped him help people with brain disease.

Walk to raise awarness of dementia

Professor Richard Faull leads people along New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway for Alzheimers Taranaki Memory Walk.

Despite the nasty gale-force winds and rain about 180 people donned purple T-shirts and walked along New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway for the Alzheimers Taranaki Memory Walk.

Milestone for Women's Centre

Getting ready for the New Plymouth Women's Centre open day are Janice Taylor, left, and Gallia Therin.

New Plymouth Women's Centre has just celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Learn environmental leadership at the free Impact Energiser event

Peter Heard, Impact programme co-ordinator, in a community orchard on the Huatoki Walkway.

Youth will learn how to make a positive impact on the environment during a free two-day eco event held during the school holidays.

Red Cross centenary celebrations start

New Zealand Red Cross national president Dr Jenny McMahon praised the efforts of members in Taranaki during her visit.

 New Zealand could double its yearly refugee quota, Red Cross national president Dr Jenny McMahon says.

Helicopter crew do will raise dosh to save you

At the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter hangar are, from left, helicopter spokeswoman Michelle Zehnder, Berna and Ray Hayward from Raybern Entertainment, and helicopter administration officer Marie Manley.

Raybern Entertainment is about to put on A Bit of a Do For The Helicopter Crew.

Chairwoman leaves parent support group

Taranaki Neonatal Parent Support Group outgoing chairwoman Philippa Gray, left and incoming chairwoman Kelly Fryer with children Orla and Larry Gray, and Oscar and Ollie Fryer.

Three years after co-founding the Taranaki Neonatal Parent Support Group, chairwoman Philippa Gray is stepping down.

Cardboard box, car or couch are beds

The Salvation Army New Plymouth community ministries director Robert Adams gets his cardboard ready to sleep on for World Homeless Day.

New Plymouth's The Salvation Army is encouraging people to sleep rough on World Homeless Day.

Players often forget the finer points

Famous "underarm" bowling incident by Trevor Chappel to Brian McKechnie during match New Zealand V Australia in Melbourne, 1981

So much is made of those five words, and yet, despite all my searching, I can find only one sport that comes close to defining it. Many sports make mention of it, even in their laws, but stop short of actually defining it. Ironically, the one sport that comes close to a definition is golf, a sport that relies heavily on the players to know the rules and police them themselves.

Calorie counting takes a break

Holistic Performance Nutrition founder and chief executive Cliff Harvey will speak in New Plymouth on October 8.

Cliff Harvey wants to cut through the confusion of fad diets and offer solid advice on how to be healthier without calorie or macronutrient counting.

Nominations sought for Christmas fundraiser

Santa's Choice Christmas Trees owners Pip McVicar and Luke Webster get into the festive spirit for their community fundraiser.

Christmas has come early at Santa's Choice Christmas Trees in New Plymouth.

Inglewood man remembers Korean war

Robert Jagger with his book Korea: A Kiwi Gunner's Story written by Sue Corkill.

Robert Jagger from Inglewood has released a book about his experiences as a gunner in the Korean war.

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