Tony Hansen

Don't fret the small stuff

A ukulele teacher's brave venture into holding classes results in fun times and some friendly rivalry

Company makes theatrical magic look easy


HOLLY SHANAHAN - Taranaki Daily News

I don't think there is an avid theatregoer, practitioner or critic that does not have a soft spot for the glorious work of Indian Ink.

Musical talent is generational gift

ISOBEL EWING - Taranaki Daily News

Jocelyn Smith's father couldn't afford to buy her a piano - it was the Great Depression.

Respite from life's stress

In a new episode of Art of the Matter, Isobel Ewing tries her hand at humankind's oldest handicraft, and finds out who's keeping it alive.

Monkeying about but it's a true story

Jacob Rajan of Indian Ink theatre company laughs as he relays the cultural difference between performing in his home state of Kerala, South India and New Zealand.

Quiz: Famous nicknames

This week's quiz is called "Famous Nicknames" and has some famous alternative names of people from the sporting, music and business world. Good luck.

Bob Hoskins movies quiz

He may be gone but he won’t be forgotten. How well do you know Bob Hoskins movies? Try our quiz this week.

Quiz: British Royalty

Quiz: Rabbits

The Womadians

This is a banded, colourful brand of people, who like dancing, eating ethnic food and recycling their trash.

Womad organisers 'rapt'

The party's over, the park's still in good nick and the attendance numbers were pleasing.

Confessions of a WOMAD virgin

Retailers cool on Womad

Womad could be lost

Womad could be lost unless the council can prove the festival is in the public good.

Alice Cooper finds $16m Warhol painting

Rolled up in a cardboard tube, hidden away in a rock star's storage locker, lay a multi-million dollar masterpiece.

Hell yes, I'm seeing Thor

Opinion: I have a dilemma. Do I want to see Thor: Ragnarok because I'm keen on the film, or because I'm a die-hard Kiwi?

You're going to Bonnie Doon

Erotic novel not Eleanor Catton's

Did they deserve that death?

OPINION: A couple of vicious killings at the end of Monday's episode, but were they really warranted?

Delays hold up Womad stars

tdn lau strap New Plymouth did its best to hold on to its Womad stars yesterday when many of the musicians faced delays at the airport.

Organiser here to get tips

One thing Tom Corbeth can't transfer to Vancouver's Womad in 2014 is the location.

Hannah's Womad diary

Rain can't stop music

Reduce the volume, Womad

I'm a regular Womad attendee and travel from the South Island to attend it. New Plymouth is a beautiful city, Brooklands Park is a superb location and the organisation of the festival is always great.

What's on



Puke Ariki (New Plymouth): Titokowaru's Dilemma in the main exhibition gallery. Until June 10. The Art of Science exhibition in the lane and wall galleries and level 2 space. Until May 27.

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