New Year's Eve gig for festival

An invited audience was given a preview of the TSB Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth.

A New Year's Eve party in the park has been added to New Plymouth's Festival of Lights.

Faith in Taranaki: Beginning to believe

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.

Every day we are invited to be utterly loved and adored by our Creator

Womad Q&A: Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras will play Womad 2019.

For drummer Jose Guadalupe Cruz Cano a 5am run makes him happy.

Christmas treats galore

This alternative Christmas cake needs to be beaten and beaten to make sure it rises.

In this Christmas In Season, a hospitality allrounder tames the Grinch, taps into a fantastical tale, and promotes a Michael Jackson hit.

Womad Q&A: My Baby

My Baby will play Womad 2019.

Why is it important for the people of the world to hear different styles of music?

New shop, old horse

Tracey Haskell and husband Brent O'Sullivan have set up a new shop in Whangamomona and are also revamping the town's ...

The Republic of Whangamomona now has its very own souvenir shop.

Pohutukawa proves durable after vandalism

A hole was drilled into the trunk of the pohutukawa and herbicide poured in, residents say.

What is a view of the sea worth for residents if public trees are vandalised and poisoned?

Holly, jolly Christmas Parade

Children on floats wished parade-goers a Merry Christmas.

The new route was like walking in a winter wonderland for the New Plymouth Christmas Parade.

The sky at night: December

December brings a new moon.

Meteors and comets make the sky an interesting place.

We look so young and blissful

This week I celebrate nine years of marriage.

Looking back on nine years of marriage.

Ready for a storm of writing

Smither and Hill met through a friend in 1963. (File photo)

One of Taranaki's most prolific writers is still in full flight. Virginia Winder talks to David Hill.

Finn Andrews Q&A

Finn Andrews, front man for The Veils. For Womad Q&A.

Peaches and poetry are just a couple of the things that make Finn Andrews happy.

Lunch box ideas

Homemade hummus keeps in the fridge for two weeks.

If packing your child's lunch box gives you nightmares, these tips might help...

Back track on Back Beach video

The stairs were replaced with a $7000 viewing platform.

Council steps back over Back Beach steps decision.

History remembered at A & P Show

Firemen had to drag a fire hose during the competition.

There were ancient tractors, the familiar carousel and a reminder of life in a former time.

What's in a street name? video

Gloria Webby reads from a book of Shakespeare beside a Shakespearean mural of the bard's works in the TSB Bank in Stratford.

Calling all Shakespearean enthusiasts to take a crack at naming a street in Stratford.

MAFS star's new strange tattoo video

Former MAFS groom Gareth Noble and New Plymouth woman Sarah Ardern spun the wheel for a tattoo and got unusual results.

MAFS star Gareth Noble played tattoo roulette and ended up with an unusual tattoo.

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 ...

Help us

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.

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