New Plymouth, New Plymouth

17 hours ago

Taranaki prepares for a new future. How will you contribute?

The team Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Carbon emissions have grown 20 per cent in the past decade, and we need to be paying attention. We need to be asking what we will be driving, where we will be working, and what we will be eating, to change our lifestyle by 2050.

Educational institutions, such as Taranaki's Western … View more
Carbon emissions have grown 20 per cent in the past decade, and we need to be paying attention. We need to be asking what we will be driving, where we will be working, and what we will be eating, to change our lifestyle by 2050.

Educational institutions, such as Taranaki's Western Institute of Technology will be handed a role of upskilling an already highly skilled workforce during the transition towards a low emission economy.

Current ideas include having a car-free day each week, switching to LED lighting and turning appliances off at the wall. What do you currently do to help reach zero carbon? Do you think it's an issue we need to be putting more importance on NOW?

stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/114246720/waimate-community-garden-group-reaches-out-with-tearoom

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7 hours ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/626243601206686/

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10 hours ago

CYCLISTS WANTED - CYCLE OF HOPE 2019

Joel from Brooklands - Vogeltown

Daffodil Day is Friday 30 August, and we need cyclists to take on the 200 km challenge and raise donations for the Cancer Society.

There is NO expectation for riders to complete all 200 km, with a van and car available for resting riders. That said, there are many stops, free catering, and an easy… View more
Daffodil Day is Friday 30 August, and we need cyclists to take on the 200 km challenge and raise donations for the Cancer Society.

There is NO expectation for riders to complete all 200 km, with a van and car available for resting riders. That said, there are many stops, free catering, and an easy pace.

Set yourself a target, step up and help us to help others. If you are willing and able, or have any qq, PM me directly.

Cheers,

Joel.

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12 hours ago

Bradley Original Smoker

Lynn from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Brand new - won in fishing comp but already have a couple.
Worth $789 (Marine Deals). Still in box with manuals. Offers over $500
Model BS611EUB-240V

Negotiable

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13 hours ago

Rugby Park Conspiracy Theory

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

See the government has just changed the law so earthquake prone buildings no longer need to be fixed unless they are being up-graded/altered. Does this mean we are off the hook with $50m for re-building Rugby Park. I may be wrong but the question was worth asking.

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17 hours ago

Its going to rain in Taranaki - surprise, surprise

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

The often exaggerated reports we get these days on weather and other events in my opinion have reached the stage where people are getting turned off. So much of the time the event never happens or is no worse than usual weather patterns. My recommendation is to just view the local weather map. If … View moreThe often exaggerated reports we get these days on weather and other events in my opinion have reached the stage where people are getting turned off. So much of the time the event never happens or is no worse than usual weather patterns. My recommendation is to just view the local weather map. If there is a high coming it will likely be good to reasonable weather and if the isobars are close together and accompanied by a front it is probably going to be windy and wet.

In one case recently we were warned of huge 8 metre waves but the small print said in the Chatham Islands. I appreciate they are trying to help and bad events do happen (often without warning such as our recent tornado) but please a little common sense.

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14 hours ago

EasyBuild Taranaki

Curtis from Frankleigh Park

Check out the new show home on Walsh Road.
Quality housing at affordable prices.
Open Wed-Sun 1pm-4pm.

www.neighbourly.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Musical Instruments and vinyl records wanted. Vinyl

Cole from Oakura Coastal

Hi everyone,

I just moved to the area and am after any interesting musical instruments or electronics and also any vinyl records from yesteryear, particularly singles but also lps. I’m after all genres and will pay cash.

Kind regards,
Cole

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16 hours ago

Search is on for newspaper front pages of Moon Landing

Matt Rilkoff Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Hi there - calling all hoarders and/or history buffs - We are looking for newspaper front pages from the Moon Landing in 1969. If you got one and you don't mind us coming around to take a photo, please reply to this message. It doesn't matter from which paper. Taranaki Herald, Daily News,… View moreHi there - calling all hoarders and/or history buffs - We are looking for newspaper front pages from the Moon Landing in 1969. If you got one and you don't mind us coming around to take a photo, please reply to this message. It doesn't matter from which paper. Taranaki Herald, Daily News, something else entirely. We'll consider them all. Thanks in advance.

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7 days ago

Misleading unsolicited mail about bequests

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Received a letter today congratulating me on a commitment to leave a gift in my Will. No such commitment was made but I acknowledge the organisation involved is legitimate. Some people might think they have made a commitment and act accordingly. With the number of people getting caught by scams I … View moreReceived a letter today congratulating me on a commitment to leave a gift in my Will. No such commitment was made but I acknowledge the organisation involved is legitimate. Some people might think they have made a commitment and act accordingly. With the number of people getting caught by scams I thought a warning warranted.

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