New Plymouth, New Plymouth

20 hours ago

Taranaki luge track to open

Blanton Smith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

The region's first luge track will open on Saturday. Will you be checking it out?

9 hours ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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1 day ago

Another Escapee from Auckland

Neil from Hurworth

So another Escapee users his Essential Workers Permit to get out of Auckland to attend a Witt class in New Plymouth. Now he'll have to self - isolate and have multiple tests and when he is finished those and when he's clear he'll be allowed back in CLASS. That's BS, send him … View moreSo another Escapee users his Essential Workers Permit to get out of Auckland to attend a Witt class in New Plymouth. Now he'll have to self - isolate and have multiple tests and when he is finished those and when he's clear he'll be allowed back in CLASS. That's BS, send him back to Auckland and Fine him too. He has just put the whole of New Plymouth at risk not to Mention the rest of New Zealand. The Tutor did not report this to the police what is wrong with him too?

3 days ago

Call it what you like - it's your Right!

Russell from Lynmouth - Moturoa

"Reverting places names to te reo Māori origins a 'gateway to stopping racism' - Te Pāti Māori co-leader." The word racism appears to be the catchcry for anything and everything that's apparently wrong in New Zealand society today. The repetitive use of the word now … View more"Reverting places names to te reo Māori origins a 'gateway to stopping racism' - Te Pāti Māori co-leader." The word racism appears to be the catchcry for anything and everything that's apparently wrong in New Zealand society today. The repetitive use of the word now means that it has lost it's true definition. But free speech allows it so I don't condemn the people who monotonously use it. The same goes for place names - "Call it what you like...it's your right!". I was born in "New Plymouth" and so New Plymouth will always be my ancestral home and I will always call it that. Call me racist if you like (I don't care because I'm not) but Mt Egmont will also always be Mt Egmont. But now that he has taken the name Taranaki I have decided, because it is my right, to change the name of the province I live in. I reckon it is apt. Sláinte!

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19 hours ago

Donations

Annie from Westown

Saint Vincent de Paul Op Shop, Fitzroy

Thank you for your support-unfortunately we have run out of storage space so will not be accepting donations for the next two weeks while we sort what have received already. God Bless

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2 days ago

Volly Call - Festival of Lights Volunteers

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS VOLUNTEERS

We are very excited to be working with Fraser of New Plymouth District Council to help expand the volunteer numbers for this year's TSB Festival of Lights 2021/22.

Every year the Events Teams work really hard to bring together the events within our community. … View more
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS VOLUNTEERS

We are very excited to be working with Fraser of New Plymouth District Council to help expand the volunteer numbers for this year's TSB Festival of Lights 2021/22.

Every year the Events Teams work really hard to bring together the events within our community. They could not do it as well as they do without the great support of awesome volunteers - who give of their time to maintain the friendly atmosphere of these events. It is always a fun and lively experience and those who have previously volunteered most often come back year on year.

The Festival starts 18th December 2021 through to 30th January 2022. Shifts are 8.00pm – 11pm.

You are provided with a free festival t-shirt and there is a great wrap up party at the end of the festival. You have rostered nights on and you can select which nights of the week you prefer and also list dates you are not available. You are paired up for the night – so if you have a friend (who is also volunteering) and you would like to be together then you can request that too.

We are making a call out to those who have not yet registered to help. Registrations close on October 15th, 2021. If you have the digital technology to register here is the Link: festivaloflights.nz... . This will take you to the website and click on the icon with three bars on the top right hand side, which will then show Get Involved it will explain there about volunteering and then Apply Now tab to register.

We know that there are people who would really enjoy being part of this great event and perhaps have not seen it advertised or have not registered because they are not in the digital age and are not able to register on line.

We have an alternative for you - if you phone us we can take your details and register for you.

There are some criteria to volunteering:

Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be prepared to work from 8:00pm – 11pm for a minimum of 6 nights during the festival.

There are two volunteer roles at the 2021 / 22 Festival – seated and mobile.

1. Seated – Festival Hub where you meet and greet the public, talk about what’s on, hand out maps, brochures and encourage them to fill in the survey and enter the competition to WIN.

2. Mobile role – Various locations including the Fernery – hang out at the various interactive features and engage the public, talk about the feature, artist and show them how to use it! – You get a chance to spend the night at 2/3 features over the course of the night in this role.

So please, if you think you would like to help or just want to know more, contact Wendy at Volunteering New Plymouth on (06) 758 8986, email: admin@volunteeringnewplymouth.nz or phone or text 022 571 4228 so that she can register your interest to help

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21 hours ago

Nissan Dualis 2008 2lt R20 Engine

Malcom from Spotswood

Runs ok when cold, has a compromised head gasket and starts missing when warmed up.
193,000 kms
Could be repaired or used for parts.
Includes coil’s, plugs, water pump, tensioner, flex plate and inlet manifold.

Price: $295

1 day ago

Masks

Te Ana from Hillsborough - Lepperton

Med-for kids or small adult face.
large- for Adult
XL- for bigger face
2 layers. Can post with a fee or you can pickup or if I’m out and about I can drop off. Phone 027 226 3396

Price: $5

1 day ago

What's On: Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail

Brittany from Blagdon - Marfell

Learn from some of the most inspiring backyards in Taranaki! From solar panels to bio-intensive vegetable gardens and orchards, the Trail offers a wide range of examples for sustainable lifestyles.
Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail
  • Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail 2021
1 day ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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1 day ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Plymouth

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Volly Call - GIRLGUIDING NZ Taranaki - Leadership Opportunity

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

Here is an absolutely fabulous opportunity for fun loving, artistic or sporty volunteers from all backgrounds of life and with skills to share, to step up and become Leaders for Girl Guiding Taranaki.

Are you passionate about providing girls and young women opportunities to build resilience, … View more
Here is an absolutely fabulous opportunity for fun loving, artistic or sporty volunteers from all backgrounds of life and with skills to share, to step up and become Leaders for Girl Guiding Taranaki.

Are you passionate about providing girls and young women opportunities to build resilience, confidence and a strong sense of identity? Are you available for one of the following:

Hawera- -

Mondays 5pm-7pm for Guides,
Tuesdays 5pm-6.30pm for Pippins or Brownies, or
Wednesdays 5.30pm-7.30pm for Rangers ?

Then read on…

We want more good people to come and do great things with us. Join our passionate and supportive team in a well-established, long standing organisation with growth potential.

We love what we do which is why we work so hard to ensure that we provide great opportunities for our girls. In this volunteer role you will be a part of a team who provide a fun, challenging and exciting programme which enables girls to achieve the awards in the girl programme and meet the mission and vision of the organisation.

You will also help facilitate opportunities for girls to contribute to the planning of future programmes and activities and ensure that there is a strong girl voice in the unit and that girls are heard and listened to.

Contribute to a respectful culture in the unit with regard to leading girls and appreciating their individuality. Participate in the successful planning and delivery of local team events and activities.

Communicate effectively with parents regarding the programme, their daughter’s achievements, and opportunities for their involvement with activities.

Join a community of passionate volunteers across New Zealand. Full training and ongoing support provided.

To find out more and start the conversation then I would encourage you to contact Wendy at Volunteering New Plymouth on (06) 758 8986, or phone or text 022 571 4228 or email admin@volunteeringnewplymouth.nz so that she can register your interest to help.

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2 days ago

Get support before you need it!

Workbridge

Workbridge provide a range of free employment support services for both job seekers and employers, individually tailored to suit every individual’s needs.
Our office in Toptown Complex is OPEN for appointments now that we are in Level 2 - just give us a call beforehand to pre-book your … View more
Workbridge provide a range of free employment support services for both job seekers and employers, individually tailored to suit every individual’s needs.
Our office in Toptown Complex is OPEN for appointments now that we are in Level 2 - just give us a call beforehand to pre-book your appointment. If you are a new client, our details are on the door or call us free phone 0508 858 858.
Check us out on Facebook and like our page

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3 days ago

New Plymouth Little Theatre

Mary from Bell Block

👩🏻‍⚖️Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special 🎄
Don’t miss out
November16th to December 11th
Tickets on sale now at iticket

3 days ago

Free 4 burner gas BBQ

Trina from New Plymouth

goes well, no bottle, 0210764349 need ute or trailer pick up..

Free

3 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
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