On the bus for World Car-Free Day

Stuff reporter Brianna Mcilraith gets on board the New Plymouth free bus service driven by Helen Best on world car-free day.

Buses are free in Taranaki on September 21 and 22 to mark World Car-Free Day.

WITT's acting CEO named

Outgoing WITT chief executive Barbara George and deputy chairman of the board Lyal French-Wright, who will stand in ...

Former Boys' High principal Lyal French-Wright is to step in as acting chief executive of WITT.

Taranaki photo in Nat Geo exhibit

Natasha Blackbourn with her winning photo of her son Joshua Blackbourn, 10, and his mate Vindylin Stanway, 10.

A photo of two Taranaki farm boys is hanging alongside some of the most famous photos in the world in a new exhibition. 

Jim Tucker: Ever tried pitching a tent on asphalt?

New Plymouth District Council His council "still can't decide what to do about preventing this summer becoming another ...

Our freedom camping debate may be the first local evidence of what Sunday Star-Times writer Shamubeel Eaqub calls "overtourism", the downside of having too many visitors.

Remember when?

Washrite was advertised as the best washing machine in the country

I could fill my first vehicle's tank for $5.

Dr Roger Hanson: In a land of extremes

A church in Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is a spectacular country. Here's why.

News from fifty years ago

Paritutu. Our ancestors seriously considered blowing it up.

Only public outcry and luck saved Parititu rock from being blown up, we learned.

Sonja Slinger: Gardening for the love of it

Snatching a moment in the sun Joy manages to keep Maggie May still for 10 seconds to pose for a photo.

Slowing down or downsizing in the garden has never been a plan for Joy Parker, in fact, she is doing just the opposite.  She talks to Sonja Slinger about her love of gardening and grandchildren.

The fear of moving home video

Mitchell lived in New York, Edinburgh, and Vancouver and visited 40 countries while away.

OPINION: Who would have thought moving to New Plymouth was scarier than moving to New York?

Kai with Soul: Sausage rolls

Year 13 student Ben Willis 17,  samples the goods.

You like sausage rolls, don't you?

Hope for Len Lye Centre yet

Renowned New Plymouth art collector and businessman John Matthews is impressed with the Len Lye Centre's latest exhibits ...

John Matthews has changed his mind about the 'boring' art gallery after the director left and a new exhibition opened.

Taranaki to Washington, D.C.

Gaither said the feedback she'd received on the photo had been very positive with a lot of people thinking the colours ...

A photo taken on an iPhone 8 of a sunset in small town Urenui, north of New Plymouth, is on display in an exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Looking for love

Steve Lukather (far right) hopes he might find love when Toto come to New Zealand in January.

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather hopes he might be lucky enough to find a nice kiwi girl to settle down with when the band tours New Zealand in January.

One helluva party

Before the show starts garlands, scarves, and bindis are handed out to make sure the audience look the part for the role ...

At Mrs Krishnan's Party you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll dance, you'll eat.

Where we get our good energy

The chicken and bacon caesar salad.

It's been good to see some factual nutrition stories getting air time as well as the usual nutrition fads. 

Are protein bars really worth it?

The 'Nice and Natural' Protein Nut Bars were the best of the bunch tested by dietitian Maggie Radich.

Protein is "sexy". When we hear, or read, the word protein we automatically link it to big muscles. 

Blessed be the frock

The Supreme Award winning entry at the Taranaki Fashion Art Awards 2018. The Power She Holds by Bronwyn Olley made ...

Bronwyn Olley's A Handmaid's Tale-inspired dress used 7kg of glue and took four months of weekend work make.

Taranaki man not eating for 40 days

By going through the fast James hopes to use it to help people with terminal illnesses.

Alby James hasn't had a single bite to eat in 23 days and still has another 17 to go until he can.

New barrel-aged gin

Styx Aged Gin a new collaboration between Juno Gin and artist Phil Jones.

Award-winning New Plymouth gin Juno have teamed up with artist Phil ' Suspect' Jones to release a limited edition barrel-aged gin.

Coffee, art and workshops in one place

Scott, one-year-old son Avery and Monica Willson are opening Ōpunake's newest art gallery Kete Aronui on September 1.

A not-so-traditional art gallery is opening its doors in Ōpunake.

The story of Dave Gifford

Dave Gifford in action on the track in England.

Graeme Duckett tells the story of one of New Plymouth's racing greats.

Fizzing with fun and frivolity

The orchard is fairly new but some established macadamia trees are producing nuts.

A new garden in this year's Taranaki Fringe festival is about creating memories for a growing New Plymouth family.

Vegetables for all courses

This gluten-free beetroot brownie is the creation of hospitality programme leader Andrew Brooking.

Chefs use vegetables in soup, salad and even dessert - a beetroot and chocolate brownie.

Party and a show

Mrs Krishnan's Party comes to New Plymouth September 6 - 8.

If you're planning to attend Mrs Krishnan's Party be prepared to help stir some onions.

The changing face of nursing

Debra Burton has retired after 48 years of nursing - 27 of which were at the Powderham Medical Centre, hence the various ...

When Debra Burton started nursing in a hospital at the age of 17 she'd had six weeks of training - learning how to make beds, wash patients and serve food.

The art of faith

Margaret Springett received a life membership from the Lysaght Watt Gallery commitee for her work in establishing and ...

There's more to an involvement with art than simply pretty pictures.

A settler ship's stench

There were 147 passengers on the William Bryan.

It's 1840, you've just set sail for Taranaki but you've got to make it through the stench of vomit and dirty laundry first.

Remembering The King video

All Shook Up - KD Wasley inside his private Elvis Presley museum in Hāwera.

Kiwis can't help falling in love with the memory of Elvis Presley, who died more than four decades ago.

Roger Hanson: A few facts about camels

A typical Australian roadsign warns of camels, wombats and kangaroos at Nullarbor Plain, Australia.

animal, arid, ...

Camels are increasingly important in the desert.

Arts snippets

The Len Lye Centre Cinema screens The Party, where host Janes attempts to celebrate her new promotion but nothing goes ...

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

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