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2008-10-09 15:00:24

By ROOKES, Felicity KIWI music legend John Rowles will be in New Plymouth next month for an intimate show-and- tell of his musical life. The 61-year-old reckons the dinner show at the Quality Hotel on November 9 will feature his famous songs and a photo essay of his life as a worldwide performer. "It will be like being in your living room, a close-up of my lifetime journey - and it has been a wonderful journey," Rowles says. He will also be promoting his new album, The Singer and...

2008-10-08 15:00:31

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. ---------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ZEALAND science education is under the microscope and the results aren't good. A survey of primary school students shows they are losing interest in the subject and two science educators have found fundamental flaws in what students are being taught at...

2008-10-08 15:00:18

By RILKOFF, Matt WATCHING recycling can be a heartbreaking experience. Especially if you are self-confessed computer geek Jay Mclean, 17, and you have sneaked into a massively popular computer recycling depot in New Plymouth hoping to snare a few free bits and bytes. The huge success of Saturday's eDay computer recycling effort in Taranaki surprised everyone but the organisers. More than 80 volunteers were needed in New Plymouth alone to cope withthe hundreds of carloads of obsolete...

2008-10-06 15:05:00

By EVANS, Ryan SAUSAGES, blankets, blotter pads and pillows will soon be protecting New Plymouth's waterways from oil and petrol spills. It's not a ramshackle collection of old homeware, the items are all part of three new environmental spill kits donated to the New Plymouth Fire Brigade by the New Plymouth District Council on Thursday. Costing about $700 each, the spill kits are designed for keeping small to medium sized spills from entering stormwater systems through gutter drains. New...

2008-10-03 15:00:11

By MCLEAN, Glenn BAIL has again been denied for the Uruti man accused of shooting at his neighbours. Colin McLellan, 42, made his second appearance in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday to answer charges of discharging a firearm, possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, cultivating cannabis and dangerous driving. Defence counsel Kylie Pascoe said McLellan maintained he was innocent on all the firearms charges and would be defending any allegation he fired at...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

After 10 weeks on dry land the fishing boat Gleaner was put back in the water at Port Taranaki marina in New Plymouth last night. The 15-metre boat suffered major hull damage in July when it broke its moorings in heavy swell and smashed into rocks before coming to rest on Ngamotu Beach. Initial plans to refloat it were scuppered amid pollution fears and two cranes lifted it out off the beach and on to a transporter. Although it is now back in the sea it will be close to Christmas...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

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. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEW Zealand is the land of plenty. The challenge now is to use what we've got, says GNS principal scientist Ian Graham. He is the editor of a just- released book called A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. The 387-page book...

2008-10-01 15:00:00

By HULBERT, Jayne THE red carpet is being rolled out in New Plymouth next month when Hollywood and the movies come to town. The city is hosting the New Zealand premiere of Show Of Hands and organisers are promising a glamorous night out. It's hoped the star of the film, New Plymouth-born Hollywood actor Melanie Lynskey, will be in town for the premiere along with co-star Craig Hall and director and writer Anthony McCarten, who also hails from Taranaki. Endurance Films spokeswoman...

2008-09-30 15:00:36

LAST Wednesday night my wife and I were privileged to be invited to hear 800 pupils in full heart and soul delivering a wonderful variety of song, dance and instrumental items that certainly brought back many memories and kept this old fella a-toe tapping to the rhythm. What a night of entertainment, so smoothly organised by so many individual teachers, who made such a powerful team. To the conductors and accompanists of both the massed and individual school items, I commend you for...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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