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2010-12-14 15:07:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian listed, New Zealand oil and gas producer TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX-V: TAO), announced today that the Company has completed the acquisition of a 20% interest in offshore exploration Permit PEP 52181, which covers a 42,379-acre area in the main Taranaki oil and gas discovery fairway. PEP 52181, operated by a subsidiary of Australian-based Roc Oil Limited (http://www.rocoil.com.au/), is located just 8 km from shore and is in close proximity to existing...

2009-12-10 18:02:00

Winchester Permit 38748 has significant oil discovery potential: centered in a proven prolific discovery fairway VANCOUVER, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - New Zealand oil and gas producer TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX-V: TAO) announced today that pursuant to an agreement between TAG and the Receivers for Austral Pacific Energy, the Company has completed the acquisition of the remaining 66.67% interest in Petroleum Exploration Permit 38748 (the "Winchester Permit") located in the heart of the onshore...

2008-10-10 15:00:21

CHRISTIAN rock musician Grant Norsworthy will perform his only Taranaki concert in Stratford on October 14. The show at the War Memorial Hall is being hosted by Stratford's Mountainview Vineyard Church. Formerly a member of the Australian band Paul Coleman Trio and later million-selling Sonicflood, Norsworthy will be accompanied by a Kiwi band on his 15-gig tour around the North Island. The show, at 7.30pm at the Miranda St hall, is fundraising for Tear Fund. (c) 2008 Daily News; New...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

By VAN BEYNEN, Martin About $300,000 of public money in the Charles Upham movie is at risk after the company making the film collapsed. Fat and Thin Productions Ltd, the original vehicle for the $18 million film on the double- Victoria Cross winner, went into voluntary liquidation on Monday. The company owes a six- figure sum to creditors. The Ashburton District Council promised the project $150,000 cash, as well as other benefits, and has so far paid $50,000 to Fat and Thin....

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

By HILLS, Jo THE Rainmakers perform today at 8pm at Lepperton Bowling Club. This group comprises Jane Thompson and James Rigby (from acclaimed Australian folk group Blackwood) with their three daughters, Maggie, 15, Elsie, 13, and Naomi, 11. The Rainmakers' repertoire crosses many genres, from acapella originals and close harmony songs from the Pacific to songs of peace and justice from here and abroad. They play various instruments, from marimba and ukulele, to guitar, fiddle, melodica and...

2008-09-26 15:00:00

By HUMPHREYS, Lyn AN EXTENSIVE campaign calling for South Taranaki people to avoid the Hawera Hospital emergency department unless seriously ill is doomed to fail. Since August 1, changes to Hawera Hospital's emergency department have meant there are no longer GPs on duty to see non-acute patients. The Taranaki District Health Board was aware the changeover could cause problems for the emergency department and launched an extensive campaign. In letter drops and media advertising...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.