Play keeps audience laughing

Sarah Wagstaff, Jarrod Campbell and Gillian Somers are members of the cast of First Things First.

First Things First is a comedy that delivers the laughs.

Tattoo taboo in Taranaki? video

Chiquita Ngeru, 20, is surprised her tattoos have affected her chances of getting a job in the region that hosts the ...

Despite living in the region that holds Australasia's biggest tattoo festival, a psychology graduate with tattoos struggled to get a job.

Waterspouts spotted

John Karl Erickson, of Gobel Farm, Greenwood Rd, Oakura, South Taranaki, photographed a waterspout that appeared off the ...

Farm assistant John Karl Erickson wasn't surprised to see a water spout appear at 6.30am.

Tributes to acclaimed photographer Peter Peryer

Peter Peryer at his home in Vogeltown, New Plymouth in 2006. (file photo)

Tributes have been paid to one of New Zealand's foremost photographers, Peter Peryer, who has died at the age of 77.

Can you help us

Last week: Joseph Swainson took this photograph of the Allen wedding party in the 1920s. Can you help us identify these ...

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Roger Hanson: 100 Years of astronomy in New Plymouth

New Plymouth Observatory with Mount Taranaki in the background.

Next year sees the centennial of the founding of the New Plymouth Astronomical Society (NPAS).

Would we go to war again?

New Zealand graves from World War One at the Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.

OPINION: On whether we'd rush off to war again.

Waitara White Ribbon Poker Run

Looking to kickstart the beginning of the end of men's violence towards women with a round the mountain poker run this ...

Waitara White Ribbon campaign riding to end men's violence towards women.

From a corporate life to teaching gardening

Whenua Warrior Kelly is on a mission to help all New Zealanders grow their own food.

Meet the whenua (land) warrior.

Kai with Soul - some ideas for a balanced meal

From left, Vaughn Te Huki, Emil Hofmann, and Kobi Hislop enjoying the beef stir fry.

Each fortnight Spotswood College and New Plymouth Boys' High School showcase the talents of food and nutrition students. This week, Spotswood College teacher Katy Roach offer healthy lifestyle tips and recipes.

Roger Hanson: Facts about climate change

Nasa recently took this photo of a rectangular iceberg floating off the Antarctic ice shelf.

It's not going to be pleasant. What can we do to to stop it?

They bought a zoo - and so can you

Pouakai Zoo owners are selling the zoo after four years as owners.

 If you've ever wanted to buy a zoo, now is your chance.

Take a chance on us

Fat Freddy's Drop, pictured, and Six60 would do great at The Bowl.

OPINION: It's time for concert promoters to get on the Bowl bus.

Is exhibition illusion or real?

Chloe MdeWen, 11, and Sakinah McElderry, 11, fascinated by an exhibit at the Illusion exhibition at Puke Ariki

New exhibition will only be on show in New Plymouth.

Fifty years ago - November 10, 1968

A 1968 view of New Plymouth with Paritutu in background

The Taranaki Civilian Amputees' Association opened a new slot car track at New Plymouth

Me and my iBlankey

Mitchell says she uses her iPhone when she's feeling awkward and anxious in a social situation and for avoiding Green ...

The iPhone security blanket works in all social situations, writes Stephanie Mitchell.

A story of trees and roading repairs

Logging is an increasing issue on Taranaki's roads.

On Thursday the 4th of October the headlines in our Daily News read, "one million spent on roads in two months". This was an article about damage caused by heavy logging trucks in Taranaki and in particular the huge roading repair costs to the Stratford District Council.

Baskets go missing from supermarkets

Julianne Stolte loads her grocery filled reusable bags into her car. She was surprised to hear some shoppers had been ...

Baskets vanish from supermarkets after single-use plastic bags phased out.

In Season: Some options for asparagus

WITT chef Sue-Ellen Annane at work.

It's a good time to use asparagus in the kitchen.

Jefferson Starship wants to come back

David Freiberg of Jefferson Starship has never been to New Zealand and admits most of what he knows about the country ...

David Freiberg of Jefferson Starship has never been to New Zealand but he already knows he'll want to come back.

Artist's win a contact high gallery

Walters Art Prize judge Adriano Pedrosa and winner Ruth Buchanan.

When Ruth took to the stage at Auckland's art gallery, she had one thing to say: "Holy f..."

Waving wands to be 'idiot proofed'

The wands will be re-engineered to be 'idiot proof'. (file photo)

After repeated bouts of vandalism, East End's waving wands will be re-engineered to a more robust model.

What makes a CBD tick

David Langford, NPDC infrastructure manager, talked about their draft plans at the forum.

Retail expert Chris Wilkinson told Taranaki businesses what a healthy, thriving business district should look like.

Seriously happy dreams

Tullett, Ruys, and Duckett moved to New Plymouth from Wellington to form the band with Egli.

 If everyone in your band has a dream you should be called Serious Happiness, it's probably a sign.

Waitara bill not home just yet

This billboard appeared in New Plymouth not long ago. At last an end may be in sight.

OPINION: An end is in sight for a controversial Taranaki land saga.

Roger Hanson: How Surfers Saved the Moon Mission

How Surfers Saved the Moon Mission

Fifty years ago - November 03, 1968

What was showing at The Mayfair 50 years ago. (Cinema seen in 1984.)

The Inglewood Greyhound Racing Club's new track was officially opened

Graeme Duckett: Remembering days of grass track thrills

Old racers, from left, Bill Yeates, Hugh Rowe, Henrik (Henry) Moller seated on Norton Motorcycle, and Bill Allen. The ...

"I've always had a fascination for grass track racing," writes Graeme Duckett.

The Sky at Night: November

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, they said.

It's a busy month above us.

How I became a feminist

Germaine Greer put feminism in the national consciousness more than 40 years ago.

Opinion: In my early 20's I never saw the need to be a feminist, as I never experienced inequality.

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