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Five generations celebrate matriarch's 100th birthday

Doris Dixon with two of her sons two days before her 100th birthday.

Spirited great-great-grandmother a true matriarch.

Underworld advocates have plenty to celebrate

NZ dotterel, an endangered shorebirds spotted along the coast.

Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society celebrate 20 years of protecting Taranaki marine ecosystems above and below the water.

Botanical park inspires rap song

Central School kids who put together a petition as part of their Pukekura Park focused study, Ryan Marshall and Stan Lord.

World famous New Plymouth park inspires a rap song composed by students from Central School.

Doing the dirtiest work

After Disaster owner James Nunes-Vaz has never ever turned down a cleaning  job.

After the police and fire brigade have done their jobs at an emergency scene, the clean-up begins.

DHB campaign urging people to save ED for emergencies

Emergency, A&E, Taranaki Base Hospital.

Campaign acts as a reminder to people that ED is for serious and life-threatening illness or injury.

Taranaki gets new online tool to help people with osteoarthritis

Sandra Thomas is living with osteoarthritis and recommends the MOA online programme to others.

New health service helps people with osteoarthritis.

The problem of plastic

Doherty's beach plastic haul is both impressive and depressing.

It feels too big to ever solve but it's too important to let it carry on the way it is. Our plastic lives have to change.

Month to raise awareness of signs of cardiac arrest

Philip Martin, Erin Carter, and Leonard Morrison.

New Plymouth man thankful to be alive after his work mates quick reactions.

Soggy moggy rescued from dump

Luigi the orphan kitten is thriving after being rescued from the dump.

He was found wet, distressed and freezing cold at the dump, now this kitten has found a home.

One-stop mega op-shop

Karen Lowe happily working the shop floor at the new Salvation Army family store in Waitara.

Charity shops in Waitara reunite and open new store.

A woven tradition shared

The handmade woven flax piu piu made by Miria Patuwairua.

A permanent hub for weavers to gather to weave, exhibit their work and teach others may be what Waitara needs.

From fast lane to good life

The Lawson family are making New Plymouth their new home.

Former Aucklanders, the Lawsons have taken a leap of faith in search of the good life in Taranaki.

A most delightful Poppins

Bryony Williams is captivating as Mary Poppins.

A poppin review of Mary Poppins.

Urban farm fills gap in Taranaki market

The Freeman family, Carl, Kati and River mucking in at their urban garden.

New farm on the block produces spray-free fruit and vegetables for Taranaki Farmers market.

Rotarians embrace Maori name change

Murray Gillespie and Des Friedrich are excited about the future of their Ngamotu Rotary club.

The Rotary Club of New Plymouth is now officially the Rotary Club of Ngamotu, Taranaki.

Grace, determination inspire students

ACWS Grace Hughes from the Royal New Zealand Navy and the student leaders at St Mary's Diocesan School in Stratford ...

"Don't think second-best", students told.

Bell Block residents bring wetlands to life

Elliot Raine-Jones with his mum Deborah Jones getting set for planting day.

Bell Block planting party helps the community to love its green spaces.

Tenor horn player to play in New Plymouth

The New Plymouth Brass Band will  perform at Saint Andrew's Church in New Plymouth with guest tenor horn player Sheona White.

A star of the British brass band scene makes a special stop in New Plymouth.

Dancing another bow in soprano's repertoire

Bryony Williams is Mary Poppins in the upcoming production by the New Plymouth Operatic Society.

Singing in English makes performance easier than usual for Mary Poppins star.

Multi Sports Holiday Clinics for Taranaki kids all go

Peter Wisnewski helped pitch belter idea of multi-sports clinic to Taranaki sports fraternity to help raise funds.

Taranaki sporting fraternity kick into action to support fellow player.

Funding cut spells end of an era for Computers in Homes

Rowan Moustaid set to graduate the Computers in Homes programme.

Computers in Homes faces uncertain future after funds slashed.

Taranaki businesses ride plastic-free wave

Margaux Dupin, of the Egmont Street Deli serves up delicious takeaway food in eco-friendly packaging.

Plastic Free July hit's Taranaki.

Taranaki Stride and Ride duathlon winter series for fun

Eager participants take off during Taranaki Stride + Ride series 2016.

From July, three locations across Taranaki will play host to energy burning winter series.

Waitara tamariki commit to Plastic Free July

From left - Lorella Doherty, Jack lane, 8, Rhys Thompson, 8, Lauree Jones, Greer Collingwood, 8, and Jahlia Haseltine, ...

Tamariki from St Joseph's in Waitara are taking steps to reduce their pint sized eco-footprints in support of Plastic Free July.

Masses flock to Cathedral cafe

Community cafe volunteer, Carey Hickling has crepe making down to a fine art.

Community cafe, a beautiful example of servant ministry and social service.

Special screws outwit thieves

Making number plates hard to remove makes life harder for thieves.

Winter festival launched

The Marfell Community  op shop will have a stall at the Winter Festival, says Ruth Pfister (right), pictured with ...

A community festival will liven up Marfell this Saturday.

Bubble build's no trouble

Steve Bates from Upcycle Taranaki is the man behind the bubble house.

Vegetables, not fizzy drink, will be found in these bottles.

Fitzroy kids rock funky wigs for Child Cancer Foundation

Wairua Rangiwai, 5, stands out in the school crowd during the Fitzroy Primary School's Wig Wednesday Parade.

Wigs Wednesday a great day to attend Fitzroy Primary School.

New dawn welcomed

Nikai Maxwell-Fremantle, 3, and Milan Bhaskar, 4, look out the  window at Owae Marae during formalities at Sir Maui ...

Speakers from across the political spectrum found common ground at Sir Maui Pomare Day celebrations.

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