Firefighters aim to shoot some hoops

From left: Acting station officer Phil Thomas, firefighter Holly Snowdon and senior station officer Jason Crowe on the ...

Fire Service basketball players ready to fire on all cylinders at their national tournament.

Experienced performer opts for the 'old trout' roles

Jenny Bennett says she as been typecast as the nasty nanny in Mary Poppins.

 Experienced performer enjoys character roles in New Plymouth Operatic Society shows.

Iwi meet to celebrate and talk

Maui Pomare Day is held at Owae Marae in Waitara and wreaths are laid on the memorial statue of Sir Maui Pomare.

New Year celebrations combine with commemoration of first Maori doctor and discussions about Maori health today.

Leisure marchers head for New Plymouth

Raleigh Rebels marching team are on form for upcoming leisure marching event in new Plymouth.

Waitara leisure marching team set to strut their stuff during display event.

Talented young musicians nearing end of busy month

Unity Wara has been singing for 22 years and she has no plans to slow down.

Concerts, contests and musical show keep young musicians busy.

Rolling out for roof shout

Chrissi Phillips-Ryburn makes a break during a Rumble Bees training session..

It's a mix of stock car racing and rugby and it empowers women, says the coach.

Taranaki talent helps to break child shackles

Malcom and Chere McGregor, the driving force behind the upcoming Agape Dance Festival and Gala Evening fundraiser.

​Performing artists from across Taranaki are banding together in a show of force - and talent, to help stomp out child slavery.

New Plymouth teenager shows science not just for geeks

Kate Logan, future agri-scientist, takes time out from her busy day to have a wander around Puke Ariki Museum.

New Plymouth teenager proves science not just for geeks.

Topkids pumped over Healthy Heart Award

Suzanne Beenen is always up for playtime with Esme Newell, 1.

Topkids Mangorei Early Childhood Centre aims to make "the world a better place."

Airport sets expectations of what lies ahead

New Plymouth District Council have decided to further enlarge the size of the Airport terminal upgrade.

OPINION: The upgrade of the airport terminal is a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned.  It was great to see it went through the Council processes despite some submitters posting a last ditch attempt to the otherwise.

Tui Ora cars and Taxi cabs sport big purple bows to drive elder abuse message home

Tui Ora abuse prevention co-ordinator, Denise Fleming can't wait to hit the road.

Purple ribbons show support for World Elder Abuse Awareness Week.

Spotswood Primary School unveils new brand

Spotswood Primary School hall transformed during the Habitat Expo.

New Plymouth school has a new image to match its unique identity.

Life doesn't end with common eye disease

Jenny Schlup found that life didn't end when she developed macular degeneration.

A former school principal finds new life, and a new way of enjoying books, after her sight deteriorates

Taranaki charity moves with the times

Hospice Taranaki chief executive Kevin Nielsen rapt to add online trading to his organisations fundraising  efforts.

Hospice Taranaki launches into trading online.

Puaawai beats out competition to take out Pacifica Beat award

Puaawai from Opunake High School took out the Smokefree Pacifica Beats award for the Taranaki region.

Opunake High School student wins the Taranaki regions Pacifica Beats Award.

Star plays under the stars

Festival goers at work in the garden during the 2016 Parihaka Puanga Kai rau festival.

Parihaka is the place to be for stargazing, gardening and music this weekend.

Perfect match win dream wedding comp

Prize draw function when C-K Kawana- Waugh's name was drawn out as the wedding reception winner.

There's was more of a slow burning attraction.

Roundabout work to start

Drivers are being warned of roadworks in New Plymouth

A New Plymouth roundabout will close for almost a week for improvement works, drivers have been warned.

West End Te Kura O Morere celebrates pedal power

Samuel Douds-Needham and Ruby Sarsfield rapt to be riding the new track.

West End Te Kura O Morere launch new inner city cycle and pump track.

New Plymouth set to get bubble house

Steve Bates and Marie Riordan gearing up for the community build project using upcycled plastic bottles.

People of New Plymouth are invited to step outside of their bubble and join in the Marfell Bubble House Build to mark National Volunteer Week.

Youngsters ready for Big Sing

Tizane McEvoy is part of Operatunity's From Phantom to Les Mis production.

Once again June is an incredibly busy month, particularly for young musicians and singers.

Babies to benefit from generous donation

Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust chairman Bruce Findlay, left, and Taranaki Patriotic Trust chairman John More check out the ...

There's probably no more vulnerable group in our society than new-born babies.

Gayton given thanks for outstanding effort

Phil Gayton giving Spotswood College student, Unity Walters, 15, some volleyball pointers.

Phil Gayton was awarded the Volleyball Taranaki Life Membership Award for exceptional service over 20 years.

Rural Women hitting monumental milestone

Joyce Downes of the Tumahu branch of Rural Women New Zealand looks forward to the group's big reunion.

Tumahu Rural Women are celebrating 80 years of serving the Taranaki community.

Fungus threatens birds and bees

Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that is found on plants such as pohutukawa and manuka. It has been found in 12 areas in ...

OPINION: It's all about the birds and the bees really.

Taranaki charity no dumping ground

The dumping of damaged and unusable goods is also a problem at New Plymouth's Westown Hospice Shop.

Taranaki Hospice is imploring people to please stop using its back door step as a personal dumping ground.

Taranaki aluminium giant helps workers to kick habit

McKechnie employees take on the quit smoking challenge and win with the help of Tui Ora quit smoking coach George ...

Quit smoking programme a success for McKechnie employees.

Flannagan Cup set to sink

Flannagan Cup competitors take to the water at Ngamotu Beach.

One of the country's oldest swimming events is in jeopardy of being cancelled.

Elderly living in fear in their own homes

Thousands of elderly New Zealanders live in fear of family and caregivers.

Steampunk race day - whacky fun video

Andrew Butturini, hat maker and goggle extraordinaire shows his fine hat ware.

Small rural town hosts Steampunk Taranaki Teapot Racing Championships.

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