Oakura junior netballers win grant

Some of Oakura School's netballers and ANZ's Alicia Prentis and Kelly Munro-Elliot

Oakura School's youngest pupils will be running up and down the netball court for many years to come​ thanks to an ANZ Netball Grant worth $1200.

New wheels for disabled duck

Abner the duck in her wheelchair.

A New Plymouth family love their disabled pet duck so much they made it a wheelchair.

Hand delivered gifts for mothers

Bevege sisters, Taila, left and Olivia will hand deliver the Mothers' Day gifts.

Two small New Plymouth businesses have joined forces to raise money for Taranaki Women's Refuge this Mothers' Day.

Oldest church in Taranaki celebrates

Anne Francis in front of the 170-year-old Holy Trinity Church with her family history book.

New Plymouth's Holy Trinity Church has come a long way since smelly black beetles fell from the thatched roof on to parish members.

Hot action at the bowl

Mark Samuels with his dog Zara at the East End Skate Park.

Organisers of an event at the East End Skate Park want to set the bowl ablaze.

Beau deserves some good luck

Beau the SPCA kitten.

Beau the blind SPCA refugee is looking for a home.

Netballers ready to park and walk

Netball Taranaki general manager Steve Roberts with Let's Go travel planner Liz Beck at the Waiwhakaiho netball courts.

Netball is the first sport in Taranaki to opt into the Let's Go project.

Diagnosing dementia difficult

Bupa director of dementia care Professor Graham Stokes.

When Professor Graham Stokes started working with dementia patients it was widely believed the disease destroyed the person and left their body as a shell.

Inglewood remembers fallen heroes

In the spot where the crosses will go are, from left, Inglewood and Districts RSA president Graham Loveridge, secretary Jo Curd with Inglewood Lions Club members David Powell and Frank Bennett.

Inglewood Cenotaph will have more crosses this Anzac Day.

Vogeltown gets safer crossing gallery

Standing at the spot where the new crossing will go are Police sergeant George White, Let's Go travel planner Liz Beck and Vogeltown School teacher Rachel Pretty.

A problematic pedestrian crossing in Vogeltown is in the middle of a makeover.

Tarata remembers those who served

The Bridge of Remembrance in Christchurch nearing completion. The bridge was completed in November, 1924

Entries open to woodcraft festival gallery

Taranaki Woodcraft Festival convenor Gordon Oliver.

The Rotary Club of Waitara wants to bring talented woodcrafters out of the woodwork.

Chance meeting leads to lifetime of love gallery

Joan and Bill Loader are about to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.

A bike chain coming loose was one of the best things that could have happened for Joan and Bill Loader.

Timothy retraces steps of Anzacs gallery

Timothy Parr holds his family's poppy from the Tower of London Remembers The First World War installation called Blood Swept Lands and Sea of Red by artist Paul Cummins.

Timothy Parr is off to Gallipoli where his great-grandfather fought 100 years before.

It's the little things that matter gallery

Maureen Holmes-Woods and Marilyn Muirhead with some of the miniature items they've made with the Ikan group already.

For Maureen Holmes-Woods and Marilyn Muirhead it's the small things that count.

Timothy retraces steps of Anzacs gallery

Timothy Parr holds his family's poppy from the Tower of London Remembers The First World War installation called Blood Swept Lands and Sea of Red by artist Paul Cummins.

Timothy Parr is off to Gallipoli where his great-grandfather fought 100 years before.

School to celebrate 100 years

Looking back: Vogeltown School acting principal Mike George and centenary committee chairwoman Andrea Tait look at old photographs.

Registrations are  open for Vogeltown School's centenary.

Sponsorship funds cycle training

New trainer: BDO accountant Jane Gadsby helps Merrilands School pupil Brodie Abbott, 11, with her helmet.

Accountancy firm BDO has gone the extra mile to help children learn safe cycling skills.

Chance to make your point on child abuse

Ringing out the bell for the children are 4thekids co-ordinator Kim Clement, left, and chairwoman Carolyn Cragg.

Taranaki people can join millions around the world meeting in peaceful protest against child abuse.

Amelia makes her mark

Amelia McLorinan with her book The King Of The Jungle.

At the age of 10, Amelia McLorinan is already a published author.

Top award stuns engineer

The handover: New Plymouth Pakeke Lions Club president Geoff Marx, right, gives the Lions International Citizen of the Year Award to New Plymouth's Steve Day.

New Plymouth's Steve Day has received a prestigious community award.

Ambulance crew's busy summer

12032015. News. photo. Supplied/Fairfax NZ. St John Paramedics Bridget Dicker and Colin Tan are on their way to a job. 12-mkc-ambulance

St John volunteers have reached the other side of a busy summer season full of events.

Youth make an Impact with scheme

Peter Heard in a community orchard on the Huatoki Walkway.

Youth can now see their environmental ideas come to fruition.

Wheely good wood for sale

CHOP IT UP: Stephen Hills is selling wood to raise funds for an overseas cycling event.

Competitive racer Stephen Hills is chopping wood and selling it by the trailer load to raise funds for overseas paracycling events.

Dog-napping ring denied


Rumours that Taranaki dogs are being stolen to be used for fighting are just that – rumours, police say.

Call for vigilance on dogs


A New Plymouth woman believes people need to be made aware of underground dog fighting rings and related canine thefts.

Artists offered potluck sessions

Share skills: Artists Jan Huijbers and Rob Malin with their work.

For some Taranaki artists sharing is caring.

Animals ready to offer therapy

Cuddles: Opunake Rest Home resident Maida Rolfe, 96,  fell in love with this tiny soft-furred lop-eared rabbit at the Day V-Z Animal Therapy farm during a visit.

An animal farm aimed at providing therapy for both young and old has opened its gates for the first time.

Urenui Pa holds open day

About 300 people attended the Picnic at the Pa event in Urenui on Saturday.

A celebration of all things Ngati Mutunga was celebrated over the weekend.

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