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Four great standby dishes

New Plymouth Boys' High School students enjoy the meal they prepared.

Young cooks should be able to cook each of these from scratch and cook them well.

Five picked for country's youth band

The young musicians will head to the South Island next year to train with the band.

Having five local players picked for the national band was rare, said Drew Wood.

What's on in Taranaki

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre this month.

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

Are our hormones under attack?

Hormones are more than just the mysterious things that control our sex drives.

OPINION: Hormones aren't just the sexy things in our body to do with sexual function. 

Fifty years ago today

Half a century ago artist Michael Smither was getting himself in controversy with comments about religious icons.

A lot was happening 50 years ago. Maybe you remember some of it yourself.

Spring appears at Kina

Rotorua artist Talulah Belle Lautrec-Nunes will show work in New Plymouth gallery Kina NZ Design + Art Space's latest ...

There's zero restraint when abstract artist Talulah Lautrec-Nunes puts brush to canvas.

What has history taught us?

Muskets brought to New Zealand by whalers helped changed the balance of power among Maori tribes.

OPINION: Graeme Duckett wishes he had a time machine.

A Wonder Woman of gardening

Tricia Thompson shares a laugh in the garden – many will know her as a midwife, and now a gardener.

A Taranaki midwife has grown an inspiring garden on a small plot in town.

The most valuable asteroid

An artist's conception of the Psyche orbiter mapping the massive asteroid belt object 16 Psyche.

It's worth is at least 10,000 quadrillion US dollars.

Comedy show coming to town

Melanie Bracewell will perform in New Plymouth as part of the Best Comedy Show on Earth Tour this weekend.

"I kind of just take the piss out of myself a lot while on stage, 'cos might as well."

What's on in Taranaki

Percy Thompson Gallery director Rhonda Bunyan stands beside a photo taken by Brian Brake of Chairman Mao and soviet head ...

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

The season of limes

For dessert, there are churros – or as Tane has renamed them, "churrbros".

It's the season of limes, which means it's also the season for great Mexican food.

Embracing change the key

Hunter from Future Crunch said that it was important to embrace the technological future rather than fear it.

One data scientist believes the key to a digital-dominated future is embracing change rather than fearing it.

Budget services growing

Julie Gaudin and Erica Strand are there to help anyone get their money $orted.

Don't be scared to get help for money woes

Online attention hurts young 'ballers

Guard Haize Walker and his Palmerston North Boys' High School side destroyed Hawera High School at the zone three ...

The heavy defeat was OK; the online reaction wasn't, school teacher says.

Pumice the key to happiness

When life throws you pumice, for goodness sake hold on to it.

Opinion: Here's some advice that will never let you down: pick up the pumice.

Stepping up to a sequoia paradise

Shane and Mel Hurliman light up their garden for night visitors at weekends during the Powerco Taranaki Garden ...

A New Plymouth garden was so nice, they made it twice. Virginia Winder finds out it wasn't by choice.

Artist opens rebranded gallery

Taranaki artist Steve Molloy has rebranded his gallery and is welcoming national creatives to his space.

Selected national artists can now exhibit their work at Molloy Gallery.

What's on in Taranaki

Artist Santie Cronje is featuring work at Hawera's Quirky Fox until next month.

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

Fun in a flying boat

TEAL's second Short S-30 Empire Class Flying Boat, 'Awarua', lands on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on April 3, 1940, ...

When flights to Aussie were more than a boring three hour chore.

Ten years with Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith will embark on a commemorative tour of her debut album Long Player this month.

It's been ten years since the release of the album Long Player. Now it's time to celebrate.

Blood donor record claimed

A New Plymouth man laid claim to sharing the reputation of being the country's largest blood donor.

Seventy-one year old W H Blyde's 172 pint effort saw him share top spot in the country.

Fighting for the women's vote

A pivotal moment in New Zealand history as three anonymous women enter the Tuam Street Hall, Christchurch, through a ...

Whanganui's three women candidates inherit a proud tradition of women in politics.

Dragon coming home! video

Dragon in 1974. From left: Ray Goodwin, Ivan Thompson, Marc Hunter, Neil Storey and Todd Hunter.

The first act of Womad 2018 has been revealed, and we're still in love with them.

Off the grid life, not grid lock

New Plymouth couple Desiree and Michael Avey at one of their accommodation chalets on the Pouakai Ranges, North ...

Living off the grid has benefits other than lower power bills.

Kai for a crowd

Spotswood College hosted Te Kāhui Whetū Festival so it was their job to feed everyone.

Soup has always been a real crowd feeder.

Review: The Blistered Fingers

Taranaki band The Blistered Fingers play at the spiegeltent for the Taranaki Arts Festival.

Take a musical trip back to the 60's and 70's with Taranaki blues band.

Review: Miss Jean Batten

Miss Jean Batten played at the Theatre Royal on Thursday night as part of the Taranaki Arts Festival 2017.

The show about aviatrix hero Jean Batten wasn't everybody's cup of tea.

From farm land to family garden

Liz and Leo Bennett in their garden at Inglewood, Taranaki.

Sonja Slinger visits a creekside garden

The September sky at night

Saturn will be easily visible this month.

Night Sky for September 2017

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