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Terrier looking for a friend

Mocha, a highland terrier/poodle cross, loves going on walks and would love another dog to walk with.

Mocha is looking for a new walking companion after losing her best friend.

Skills for a healthy future

Carol Wham PhD NZRD
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Massey

Does your intermediate child know how to cook a basic, healthy meal? And why does it matter.

Contented in Tikorangi

The cave had mysterious myths abut it but turned out to be a simple earth-moving creation.

This garden is a treasure as are the people who created it.

A very musical Hawera

HMS Pinafore was first performed in Hawera in the late 1800s.

How nation-wide employers helped Hawera's musical awakening.

50 years ago today

Dogs on the loose drove  211 sheep off a bluff into the Waingongoro River 50 years ago.

Fifty years ago Cardiff farmer, Mr J E Cave lost 211 of his sheep after dogs chased them over a bluff into the Waingongoro River.

A modern look at Gallipoli

Motivated to commemorate WWI in a different way, playwright Dave Armstrong penned Anzac Eve.

"What have we really learned over the last 100 years?"

Darby's comedic offerings

Cast and crew from New Plymouth Repertory Society's latest production, Key for Two, are busy rehearsing for next month's ...

He prefers directing comedies but it's not without its risks.

What's on in Taranaki

Former New Plymouth District Councillor will get roasted on Saturday Night.

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

A sit down with Astar

120717 News Photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF
Astar from the old Good Morning show is here to launch the garden festival.

She may just be the most likable schemer you will ever meet. You can call her Astar.

Is beauty really only skin deep?

Pat Kinevane plays an unloved, scarred corpse from beyond the grave in the Fishamble's production, Underneath.

"...If we don't laugh, we don't cry. We have to laugh at our pain in order to suffer it."

What's on in Taranaki

Auditions will be held at the Val Deakin Dance Theatre on Saturday, July 15 for parts in the company's upcoming ...

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

Comedy Club celebrates eight years

Comedian Vaughan King is proud the Taranaki Comedy Club he founded with mate Ben Hurley has been such a success.

Aw guys, this is a bromance some mates could only dream of.

We go to NZ-made underwater eatery gallery video

It's slightly distracting in this restaurant.

NZ's talented designers and builders have brought to life one of the best travel experiences on Earth.

Mary Poppins 'a mountain of fun'

Bryony Williams as Mary Poppins, Simon Cannell as Bert.

Without revealing too much, it's practically perfect in every way.

Opinion: Keep warm and carry on

Characters from the movies Predicament, Cedric (Hayden Frost), Mervyn (Heath Franklin) and  Spook (Jemaine Clement).

Opinion: ‚ÄčI had never known coldness such as this.

Science behind how yachts fly

The aerodynamic principles of making an America's Cup catamaran 'fly' are the same as those for planes.

OPINION: Impressive win is testament to the design and engineering skills in this country.

A Hawera butchery history

At one time Hawera had as many butchers as it did pubs.

Remember those days when every street had a butcher?

A closer look at Kettle Korn

Kettle Korn might be all natural, but it's not as healthy as you'd think.

A dietitian takes a look at Kettle Korn's label.

Singing out about sexism video

All proceeds of MC Tali's latest track, Powerful, will go to the Women's Refuge.

MC Tali's latest track speaks out about how patriarchal the music industry can be.

Flying in the face of danger with Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis plays Jean Batten in eponymous solo show celebrating the aviatrix.

The woman playing Jean Batten in a one-woman show talks about how she flew in a Tiger Moth to prepare for the role.

What's on in Taranaki

Miss Taranaki 2017 Jenna Bellve is holding a variety show as part of Miss Universe New Zealand entrepreneurial challenge.

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

Ex-rugby player rises to the challenge

Terrence Dunn  got fed up with being overweight so he did something about it.

Former rugby player morphs into fitness fanatic and triathlete.

Tropical New Plymouth

Sharolyn Croton, from Tropical Treasures Taranaki, at her home in New Plymouth.

Growing tropical plants - in Taranaki

What is indigenous?

What is indigenous to Aotearoa New Zealand?

OPINION: Who can lay claim to New Zealand?

A fascination that doesn't fail

Flooding was a big problem for much of Waitara's history.

Waitara wasn't built in a day and neither were its roads.

Perfect '60s time capsule gallery video

Powell says the blue ceilings are the only things that haven't needed to be painted in 57 years. The blue is the same ...

All the colours match the original - this Mid-century gem for sale in Hawera has had just two owners in 57 years.

The elephant test

The lovely Te Rewa Rewa Bridge over New Plymouth's Waiwhakaiho River is made of steel.

How do you know if that bridge is safe to cross?

50 year ago today

Half a century ago New Plymouth's railcars were the best in the country, for comfort.

What were you doing 50 years ago?

Planet Key musician coming to town video

Blues man Darren Watson will play with his band The Dangerous Experts in New Plymouth next week.

Planet Key wasn't only an oasis of golf courses and vacations, but a place of ponytail pulling and child poverty.

Story of Parihaka coming to festival

Poropiti: Prophet was the brainchild of Mara TK who was inspired by the rise of capitalism.

It's a melting pot of song, sound, movement and the story of Parihaka and its prophets.

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