Latest Taranaki Stories
A fortnight of savage seas has taken a huge toll on Taranaki's beaches, stripping metres of sand from the foreshore and toppling a building into the tide at Mokau. Campgrounds at Oakura and Onaero have lost several sites while in New Plymouth a hazard warning has been issued.
By MAETZIG, Rob WILD seas and spring tides have combined to spell more erosion damage for the owners of beachfront properties at Mokau. Many woke yesterday to discover about two metres of their land had disappeared, including retaining walls, fences and sheds.
A NEW Zealand musician who learned his craft in Taranaki returns this week as a New Zealand Music Awards Tui finalist to play at Pukeiti Garden. The Pukeiti Garden winter seminar and concert series features New Zealand songwriter Warren Love on Saturday.
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.
By PALMER, Harriet TODAY Omata School is thriving with 147 students -- five years ago it was staring down the barrel of a gun. The school was almost closed in 2003 as part of a Ministry of Education scheme which forced 15 Taranaki primary schools to shut their doors.
FORMER Taranaki musician Kathryn Baker is looking forward to checking out the talent of her peers when she returns for a gig this weekend. The Wellington-based singer songwriter is making waves herself with debut album Distrait, released in February.
By HUMPHREYS, Lyn HEALTH ACTION * August 2001: Dr Patrick O'Connor's report on illness in Paritutu and Moturoa released. * September 2002: Ministry for the Environment and ESR report on dioxin concentrations in soil in Paritutu. * March 2003: ESR community dioxin exposure assessment study.
By HUMPHREYS, Lyn WORK pressures are keeping Taranaki people away from enjoying a day at the beach. A survey has found a marked difference in the number of people able to enjoy time at local beaches, rivers and lakes than 20 years ago.
MORE than 100 people dedicated to digging up the past will attend the New Zealand Archaeological Association's (NZAA) national conference in New Plymouth this week.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.