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Cafe balcony turns into stage

Juliet McLean and Renee Millner sang to the crowd.

The deck of a New Plymouth cafe was transformed into a stage on Saturday afternoon.

Pungarehu Golf Club battlers aren't sheepish video

Club secretary Sue Crowley says the club was in a strong position with an enthusiastic group of young club members.

Some golf clubs do raffles to raise funds. A rural Taranaki golf club keeps sheep on its course to sell.

Rotary Club raises $10,000 for charity

John Ritchie (R) and project leader Denise Fleming present the $8000 cheque to Rolly Devine of Starlit Hope Charity.

A community raffle raised nearly $10,000 for charity.

German DJ heading to NZ

Stefan Hantel of Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestra is performing at Womad in New Plymouth next month.

Stefan Hantel has never been to New Zealand but he's been dreaming about it for many years.

Jim Tucker: Lime scooters, being cool and getting elected

A Lime scooter - "People are now busting a lot of things to be noticed on one."

Coolness is essential, and scooters didn't rate. Until now.

A matter of life and death: Ashley Russell Sarten

Ashley Russell Sarten

A man who revolutionised farm fencing.

Finding your way back to your passion

Chauncey Flay is having his first solo exhibition at Kina in New Plymouth.

After art school he got married, had a family and started a business. It's only in the last two years he's been creating art.

Fifty Years Ago today: February 15, 1969

Steve McQueen's film The Sand Pebbles was showing at the Patea Civic. It was made in 1966, so had taken a while to get there.

Buses, motorcycles and horticulture - Taranaki in February 1969

Meet New Plymouth's chief executive

Stevenson moved to New Plymouth  after 13 years at South Taranaki District Council.

He's not just the council CE - he's a pilot-in-training, a grandad, and semi-famous for his shoes.

Family show filled with families

A large number of families will feature in the Hāwera Repertory production of Annie.

A bunch of families have got together to tell the tale of orphan Annie

In Season: Food ideas with a real summer flavour

New chef tutor Paul Sullivan cooks up a few old favourites at Witt.

Witt chef tutor Paul "Sully" Sullivan has preserved memories of summer.

NPs food truck feast

Craig Leathley's rib and briskets from his Jack Daniel's low and slow BBQ will be available all weekend at the New ...

After New Plymouth's first food truck festival last year, so many customers were inspired that they started their own food truck to come to the second.

Three-month trial for e-scooters

Ahmed Al-jumaily and Tima Al-saedy with their Blip scooters on the Coastal Walkway,New Plymouth.

The mayor's already had one complaint, but New Plymouth council is looking at a three-month trial.

A mix of comedy and tragedy

Singer-songwriter Marlon Williams will play New Plymouth's TSB Showplace February 19.

After touring the world, winning multiple awards and appearing in one of the biggest films of 2018, Marlon Williams is coming to New Plymouth.

Daffodils, onions and lions

Frank Eustace with some plastic blooms he created for a  Christmas Parade float celebrating the 20,000 daffodils ...

Their early fundraising efforts earned this club the title of the smelly club.

Royal kiwi goes home

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, met and named kiwi chicks Koha, meaning gift, and Tihei, from ...

A Taranaki kiwi got the royal treatment when she was welcomed home on Saturday.

Pumping iron at 74

Jackie Barr, 74, practices a deadlift ahead of her debut in a weight lifting competition at the Taranaki Masters Games ...

A group of Taranaki seniors are hefting barbells for a weightlifting competition.

The heatwave list of horror

Expect to sweat from places you've never sweat from before.

Those sweat patches don't look good on you mate but it's OK, we're in the middle of a heatwave.

Shredding for the wedding

Women face huge pressure to lose weight for their wedding.

I want to look my best on my wedding day, but I also want one of those pastries my colleague brought into the office.

Ready to taste the world

Womad is on at New Plymouth's Brookland's Park from March 15 - 17.

Media personality Sonya Wilson will be the new host of Womad's Taste The World programme. 

Fog finally lifts for New Plymouth

Malcolm Abraham, 11, leaps off the Waitara bridge to keep cool.

The fog that's dogged New Plymouth for days finally lifted on Wednesday.

The power of giving

Mitch likes to keep a close eye on the colourful flowers.

Sonja Slinger visits a garden harnessing the fertile power of giving.

Faith in Taranaki: Learning from history in days of global unrest

"We live in a time where climate change will probably see the world's land masses shrink in size. It will be impossible ...

We need a willingness to think beyond our own narrowest interests.

Michelle Robinson: The initial thrill and eventual panic at getting truly lost

"I felt nothing of the initial excitement I harboured when I first floated the idea of getting lost."

Getting lost isn't fun or exciting...

Back up from battling depression

Taranaki artist Paul Hutchinson works away in his Okato studio preparing for an exhibition titled Back Up.

Paul Hutchinson's painting studio at the back of a big yellow house, among a jungle, is his salvation. To find it just look for the faded red letterbox.

Toto take on New Plymouth

A crowd of 8,500 people attended A Summer's Day Live in New Plymouth on Friday, January 11 to see Dragon. Jefferson ...

REVIEW: Toto, Jefferson Starship, and Dragon party like it's 1968/77/82.

Around the world by bike

The inviting downhill run from the top of the Crown Range.

Jo Taylor has been travelling the world on her bike and has finally come home to NZ.

Secrets of South Taranaki

Steep cliffs line the 5km stretch of beach along the Ohawe Beach to Waihi Beach walkway

The district is home to some of New Zealand's best stuff, it's just not in a guide book.

A history of the electric jug

The humble kettle has had a long journey. (Photo: Gary Sartens collection)

Linked to early iron and copper kettles, which were used for cooking, these evolved into tea kettles, taking on different forms in different countries through the centuries.

A game of survival

Artist Shannon Novak has a new exhibition about his life as a closeted gay teen in Taranaki.

For artist Shannon Novak being a closeted gay man felt like carrying a disease with no cure.

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