The magic of Meccano video

Anderson's diorama includes a crane, a train, a tractor, a port, a wind turbine and a racetrack.

9:44 AM  Before Lego there was Meccano, a construction toy that keeps enthusiasts entranced well past their childhood years.

Playwright has stories to tell

The Gift Shop and Caution, Wet Floor will both be performed at Little Theatre from April 3 to 13.

Shona Edwards is directing a double-bill of her own work next month.

NPBHS headmaster's final weeks

In 2017 Verić made national headlines when he talked of the importance of loving each other in a speech to students ...

Paul Verić isn't sure if he's left a mark on New Plymouth Boys' High School but is certain it has left a mark on him.

Terror attacks see war day postponed

Pioneer Village's War Years Day fundraiser has been postponed due to its gun demonstrations. In previous years, Jonathan ...

Police told organisers the event, which features army tanks and gunfire that "shakes half the town", could put people on edge.

A response for life

Karl Taylor has terminal lung cancer and is selling everything he owns to pay for drugs to prolong his life.

Huge flow of donations give father-of-six a chance to keep living.

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Farm animals could leave New Plymouth Zoo

A consultant's report has suggested replacing farm animals at Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth with native species such as ...

Taranaki's only free zoo could lose its farm animals in favour of more native species.

St John looking for new base in New Plymouth

St John will have moved into a new base in New Plymouth before the end of the year.

St John is moving on from Taranaki Base Hospital to new premises.

Black Power not involved in New Plymouth brawl, police say

Members of the Whanganui Mongrel Mob were involved in a a brawl in New Plymouth in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police say they were disappointed with how a group of Mongrel Mob members behaved themselves in New Plymouth during the weekend.

Assaults at Taranaki card night

A man who assaulted two people at a card night has been sentenced. (file photo)

A man was pushed into a recycling bin, another punched in the face and a poker set container thrown at a New Plymouth card night.

New directors for famous gallery

Couple Johan Lundh and Aileen Burns have been appointed as co-directors of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.

A couple who have run art galleries around the world hope to make New Plymouth fall in love with theirs all over again.

Thank God for Womad

Womad NZ, Held at Brooklands Park in New Plymouth, brought thousands of people together in the wake of the Christchurch ...

Faith in Taranaki for 25th March 2019 – submitted by Revd Rob Baigent-Ritchie:

Caring for the dead

Jacqueline Cox, 54, says being a funeral director is a very rewarding role.

Jacqueline Cox talks to the people in her care. "You're building a relationship with them in death," she says.

Run and ride for Christchurch's dead

Allan Gu, 36, of Bell Block, ran 50kms on Sunday in memory of those who died in the Christchurch terror attack. He is ...

A group of cyclists rode 50kms and a runner ran the same distance to show solidarity with Christchurch.

Man died and was revived at funeral

Phil Hoskin (centre) was brought back to life after nearly being electrocuted at a funeral. His best friend, Josef ...

Last week Phil Hoskin died at a funeral. Then he came back.

Rival gang fight and gunshots reported

A still taken from a video of the brawl in New Plymouth in the early hours of Sunday, March 24.

Police are seeking witnesses after gunshots were reported in an area of New Plymouth on Saturday night. 

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Heavy rain on its way

It's going to get wet on Wednesday afternoon. (File photo).

19 min ago  Rain could reach warning levels on the mountain and it will be wet in New Plymouth too.

Car crashes into SH3 barrier

After hitting the barrier the car spun into the middle of the highway, blocking traffic heading into the city.

Punch thrown at petrol pumps

Inmate didn't want parole

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Thank God for Womad

Womad NZ, Held at Brooklands Park in New Plymouth, brought thousands of people together in the wake of the Christchurch ...

Faith in Taranaki for 25th March 2019 – submitted by Revd Rob Baigent-Ritchie:

'Most grown-ups don't need guns'

The government is looking at gun laws and the ownership of semi-automatic rifles.

The Prime Minister is commended for sticking to her promise.

Celebrate our differences after Christchurch

A candlelight vigil was held in Bell Block, Taranaki, on Sunday in memory of the people killed in the Christchurch attacks.

A lot of questions are being raised in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack. 

A future of love and light

New Zealand has been shocked by the horror of the hate that fueled the killings of 50 people in Christchurch.

OPINION: Some things must never change. Some things need to change forever.

Lifestyle

Tuna and snapper abound

Auckland kayak fisher Paul Rountree with two large hapuka weighing 20kg and 18kg which he caught in the 13th annual ...

Perfect weather conditions greeted kayak fishers for the annual Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic.

Farm animals could leave New Plymouth Zoo

A consultant's report has suggested replacing farm animals at Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth with native species such as ...

Taranaki's only free zoo could lose its farm animals in favour of more native species.

More hotel beds for New Plymouth

King and Queen Hotel Suite general manager Daniel Fleming said growing number of independent travelers are visiting ...

Hotel operators in New Plymouth are eyeing up more accommodation developments as visitor numbers grow.

Celebrate our differences after Christchurch

A candlelight vigil was held in Bell Block, Taranaki, on Sunday in memory of the people killed in the Christchurch attacks.

A lot of questions are being raised in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack. 

Review: Proper Crunch Corn

Proper crunch popcorn is a healthy, tasty snack, dietitian Lisa Wynter says

This is a healthy choice for an on-the-go snack, which is high in fibre and low in salt and tastes sensational.

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