Latest Mount Taranaki/Egmont Stories

2008-09-24 15:00:56

A BONANZA of oil and gas exploration activity is set to take place throughout Taranaki, with explorers poised to spend at least $100 million conducting seismic surveys and drilling wells. Associate Energy Minister Harry Duynhoven announced last night nine onshore exploration permits covering at least 50 per cent of Taranaki's land area. While some of the permits have been taken up by existing energy players, including Todd Exploration and Greymouth Petroleum, other permits involve...

2008-07-30 15:00:49

By HILLS, Jo THE Taranaki Regional Committee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation, KCL Property and Pukekura Breakfast Rotary Club combine to present the 2008 Youth Performing Artists Showcase. Following last year's sell-out success, the event this year will run over two days with an evening show on Saturday, August 16, followed by a matinee on Sunday, August 17, both at the TSB Showplace Theatre Royal. Special guests are Dame Malvina Major and the Michael Taylor Jazz Combo. Michael is...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By WINDER, Virginia This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ---------------- IT could be happening right now, this moment, as cloudbursts turn the mountain into a torrent. A rain- triggered lahar may be forming, ready to slow- roar down the slopes in a tumble of rock, sand, water and shingle. This is all part of the ongoing erosion highlighted on the front page of the Taranaki...

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