A weather expert has been onsite at the Bowl to give advice about the possible impact of Cyclone Lusi.
Taranaki Daily News photographers Charlotte Curd and Andy Jackson caught all the action at the first day of Womad 2014.
The tents are going up, the tarpaulins are out and the umbrellas are dotted around the Bowl.
LATEST: It was an explosive start to the day for one camper at New Plymouth racecourse today.
Inflationary pressures and higher interest rates to counter them are the price to be paid, presumably, for having a rock-star economy.
Events, once set in motion, tend to build a frightening independence of momentum that makes the outcome impossible to predict.
OUT OF LEFT FIELD
The date has been set. The campaign engines are starting. It's a Le Mans start, and so far the two main parties have suffered small stumbles, but not enough to decide the result.
IN HIS OWN WRITE
In the red corner we have Labour's economic development spokesman Shane Jones.
ACC is stepping boldly into the minefield of sex education, amid claims that schools are failing to teach teenagers the meaning of "no".
Light rain started in the Brooklands area about 9.45 this morning and is set to continue right through the day and night.
Daisy Noble honed her negotiating skills around the kitchen table with her 14 siblings and now she is just three steps away from finalising a multi-million dollar settlement for her South Taranaki iwi Ngaruahine.
Life cannot survive without liquid water and yet we are still not sure where the Earth's water came from.
Everything you need to know and various things that aren't even that useful. Matt Rilkoff takes you through the A to Z of Womad.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Thank you Daily News for publishing the articles on science by Roger Hanson every Saturday.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I wanted to clarify some facts about our seafood business.
The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter winched an injured woman off Mt Tongariro yesterday.
League legend Tony Kemp dropped in to Waitara High School yesterday to inspire the kids whose parents he grew up with.
A green house has taken shape on the green corner of Devon St West and Lorna St.
A helicopter ride, artworks and signed rugby jerseys are being sought for an auction fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation.
Philanthropy has an important role to play in a community.
A Taranaki police officer was one of six to receive a prestigious new award this week for outstanding service to his community.
Charlie and Jody McCaig were second-time winners at last night's gala Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards in Hawera.
Twenty more Fitzroy Yachts staff were given their marching orders this week.
Last night thousands packed the TSB Bowl of Brooklands to soak up a world of music.
Quirky show delights audience
With a giant fluffy coat and the voice of a star Kimbra took Womad by storm.
Womad 2014 kicks off
New Zealand great Tim Finn has opened Womad with an ode to Parihaka.
Check out the tweets, photos, facebook statuses, social media gems and news from Womad 2014.
Everything's looking great for tonight but the latest forecast for Womad weekend is predicting wind gusts of up to 110kmh.
Retirement to the farm has not lasted long for after the former All Blacks hooker agreed to fly to France this week to trial for Toulon.
Here is a link to a PDF of Womad 2014.
It will be an auction with a difference.
TARYN UTIGER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe number of parking tickets dished out in New Plymouth has skyrocketed since the introduction of a $1.2 million sensor system.
The diminutive exterior is deceiving - inside and out back is a stylish garden and classy hosts.
It's that wonderful time of year again - Womad time, the best three days of the year for me. I just love new music, and what better place to discover it than Womad.
From a grey wasteland to an ebullient ray of light, temporary gardens are popping up in the City of Gardens in the most unlikely places.
FROM THE LEFT
Let's get one thing straight: John Key has just called a snap-election - albeit in slow motion.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Taft provides the NPDC councillors with free tickets to Womad, these are not purchased from us.
Unreported doesn't like starting out with a telling off, but we think there is no avoiding it today.
Veteran journalist Jim Tucker is still waiting for online publication of his research into the state of Taranaki's waterways.
The number of people complaining to the health and disability commissioner about medical issues had increased considerably over the last four years.
More endangered blue duck have returned to the slopes of Mt Taranaki.
The stench caused by rotting buttermilk has taken its toll on Eltham residents, the head of the South Taranaki District Council says.
Investigations are under way into two major central city gas pipeline leaks in central New Plymouth.
Two men accused of sexually violating a 17-year-old at an Oakura party, an incident filmed and shared online, given continued name suppression.
A woman who stole a handbag was caught by a phone app.
A third New Plymouth councillor has now turned his back on $498 worth of Womad tickets.
Mr Hall suggested showering with a bucket and then using the water collected for gardens
Showering with a bucket would help New Plymouth get through its water woes, says council water boss Mark Hall.
Waitara was transformed into a melting pot of the world's cultural diversity.
It's going to be a wet Womad with Taranaki forecast to taste the wild weather from Cyclone Lusi.
Waterways were not much more than industrial drains for blood, whey and effluent
Taranaki's waterways have cleared since their pollution was exposed more than 40 years ago by journalist Jim Tucker.
How much would you pay for a seat on the coastal walkway?