30 days ago

Slavko, The Veggie Man.

Irene from Frankleigh Park

Slavko died last week! Really sad! I don't know if people realise that he donated the impeccably engineered Pukekura Children's Playground fountain.One day he asked me,out of the blue at the Car Boot Sale "You have car? And a camera?"....I was wondering where he was going to go with this.... He explained that he had neither and he needed to go somewhere and do something. So I picked him up from his house. He directed me to go to Pukekura Park whereupon he proceeded to take me to the "Fontana!'. He asked me to take a few photos,including him and one of the children present. He explained that this fountain was his present to the people of New Plymouth. That he had researched it thoroughly, had it designed and made out of the best stainless steel possible so that it would last a long time. I remember the price was exorbitant! Somewhere in the many thousands. Apparently he wanted to show his family what he'd given to New Plymouth by photo. Somewhere with the fountain is the plaque with his name.

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6 days ago

Fix our ROADS

Karl from Spotswood

Can anyone tell me when the NPDC is going “FIX OUR ROADS” Especially on the truck routes!
While driving around my little town, I notice streets with sections full of roadwork signs and cones, but there’s no apparent work being done so why are these road cones and signs left behind. Then there’s potholes with no signage or cones.
And can someone please let me know what is happening with the stadium?

4 days ago

What's On: plant Collecters Fair

Alison from New Plymouth

rare and excotic plants for sale starting at 10 am finishing 3pm so get there on time for the best selections
plant Collecters Fair
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12 hours ago


Wendy Smith from Pukekura Toastmasters

Wednesday 18th September 7:30-9:30pm
Bellringer Pavilion, Pukekura Park
At our meetings you can experience the supportive and encouraging environment that is Toastmasters, and make new friends. Toastmasters is for everyone - eg. working professionals, students, stay-at-home parents, retirees - and we at Pukekura Toastmasters are an interesting mixture of fun, friendly people of varying ages and backgrounds.
Come along, bring a friend, meet a new friend, solve the mystery and discover what we’re all about.
Refreshments provided.
Image credit: Maurice Betts, The Taranaki Sketchers
'Bridge at Fountain Lake', Pukekura Park, July 2013