Midweek

Fans struggle to support Chiefs

Crowd shot from the Chiefs v Sharks game played at Yarrow Stadium.

Sports writer pays for his own ticket.

Congratulations, council, for consultation

Kids enjoy the last of the Summer heat at Todd Energy Aquatic Centre swimming pool. Byron Knowles, 13, from NP, on the ...

Ratepayers should say yes to everything.

Art exhibition at Mokau Museum

Rob Shewry in front of a painting he did of some pukekos he came across while working in the garden.

 Rob Shewry holds his first solo gallery art exhibition in Mokau.

May's galaxy month at the observatory

New Plymouth Astronomical Society president Leith Robertson in front of some of the photos he's taken through the new ...

New Plymouth Astronomical Society is holding focus months so people see something new each time they visit the observatory.

Childcare children care for Fiji after cyclone

Tavua Muslim Primary School in Korovou Village after Cyclone Wintston.

Children at The CubbyHouse Childcare centre are helping people in cyclone-ravaged Fiji.

Free hot drinks on the main street

Drug-Arm Street Vans New Plymouth is parked on Devon St on Friday nights.

As winter closes in, the volunteers working on Drug-Arm Street Vans New Plymouth will be out on the streets giving away free hot cups of soup and drink.

Easy to get caught fouling

Willie Le Roux (R) of the Sharks and Jason Emery of the Highlanders clash in the Super Rugby match between the ...

With all the cameras at sporting events these days, and considering their zoom quality and picture definition, it is beyond me why players still continue to commit serious fouls and also take dives

Photos without a lens

Inside his dark room,  Andrew Beck demonstrates how a sheet of glass picks up light.

People can make photographs without a camera.

Walk with mum on Mother's Day

Kirsten Taylor and her daughter Charlotte get in the spirit of the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk for Heart ...

Kirsten Taylor has marked the date for the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run or Walk in her diary. 

Young performers wanted

Holly Shanahan wants to hear from people interested in joining her West Coast Youth Theatre.

Taranaki-raised actress Holly Shanahan is restarting the West Coast Youth Theatre to help youngsters get involved in the performing arts.

Bigfoot book helps kids in need

Tori Lilley uses her book to help in her hunt for Bigfoot.

 Tori Lilley's fascination with Bigfoot will benefit Taranaki children in need and their families.

Leon gets going for challenge

Winner of a Let's Go Get Going challenge $250 restaurant voucher, Leon Vasey.

Leon Vasey travelled 414.8 kilometres doing active exercise during March, despite going on holiday for a week.

Beau gets his happy ending

Beau the cat, with his owner Fiona Siketi.

When Beau came into the care of the SPCA in November 2014 as a wee kitten, his prognosis wasn't looking particularly positive.

Wheely long volunteer service

Meals On Wheels volunteer for 40 years, Josephine Kelly, left, with service co-ordinator Noeline McCready

Age is just a number for Josephine Kelly.

Quirky hedgehogs popular at gallery

Sareena Cowie with the hedgehog letter and business card holders she's made.

All Sareena Cowie wanted was a chance.

Film club heads to Japan

The Len Lye Centre

Members of The New Plymouth Film Society will be treated to Japanese tea and sushi ahead of their next screening.

Business mentors helping youth

Francis Douglas student Matthew Browne (left) meets his mentor at the launch, Port Taranaki chief executive Guy ...

 Last Wednesday almost 200 people attended the launch of Accelerator.

Sporting drama one of life's highlights

Jordan Spieth of the United States takes his first drop on the 12th hole as caddie Michael Greller looks on during the ...

OPINION: Drama is generally something that you don't want in life, and it is a big part of theatre, but there is little than can beat true sporting drama.

Support to quit smoking

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network new Taranaki Quit Coach Jan Stewart wants to help people quit smoking.

People have more success putting down the cancer sticks when they're supported.

Books in every child's backpack

Phoenix Patea, 10, and Jai Allen, 10, show off the new book bags and library cards they received as part of Puke Ariki's ...

The young bookworm population is increasing in Waitara because of an initiative offering the school children an enhanced library experience.

Learn self defence for free

Shinkyokushinkai Karate sixth dan black belt Peter Lowl.

During the school holidays the Shinkyokushinkai Karate and Kick Boxing Club members want to share their love of martial arts with the community.

Fertility focus on men in May

Fertility New Zealand Taranaki Support Group founders Katie Bollond, left, and Michelle Wildermoth.

Just as it takes two to tango, the journey of fertility treatments has two sides to the story.

Wandatrak service seeks support

Alzheimers Taranaki manager Ana Parkes holds one of the Wandatrak pendants.

Alzheimers Taranaki is seeking sponsorship to support its Wandatrak service

Gift for Witt students

From left, Mathew Weel discusses advances in motors with Toyota representatives Michael Ripien , James Crighton, Will ...

Toyota representatives were at Witt on Friday to see how their donation of a long block common rail diesel motor was helping students.

Ooooby for organic food

Ursula Bil-Teitink wants to restore the local food production system through Ooooby.

Ooooby, a business that links organic food growers and consumers, is coming to Taranaki.

Masters ultimate golf tournament

Bernhard Langer of Germany putts on the sixth green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta ...

OPINION: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the issue of equal pay for women in sports and was surprised that it didn't receive a bigger reaction. I took this to mean that most agree or that few read the column … I prefer to think the former. Those who did object did so rather vociferously, although I feel they must have stopped reading as soon as they thought I was misguided.

Muddy fundraiser for Coastguard Taranaki

Competitors enjoy the mud during Naki Run Amuck event in Urenui.

 Naki Run Amuck is coming up next month.

Take a bow, North Taranaki

Kelsey Scarr, national manager of Neighbourhood Support New Zealand, discusses the operations of  North Taranaki ...

                                 By Barry Easton

Fun night out at Rural Ball

Dancers enjoy last year's ball held under the theme of Winter Wonderland.

Taranaki's rural community is invited to a knees-up to put a smile on their dials.

New telescope at observatory

New Plymouth Astronomical Society president Leith Robertson with the new Celestron C14 telescope.

Taranaki people are one step closer to the stars.

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