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31 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?

8 hours ago

Be in to WIN this September at Centre City

The Team from Centre City Shopping Centre

We're celebrating Spring fashion with the chance to win 1 of 3 $1000 shopping sprees when you spend $80 or more in Centre City throughout September.

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8 hours ago

Christmas Parade 2019

Charles Thurston from New Plymouth Central Lions Club

The Christmas Parade for 2019 takes place on Saturday 30 November.
Starting at 1pm from the Clock Tower in devon Street, it will follow the route adopted last year. Travelling up Devon St to the top of the hill and turn left into Liardet St and left down to the Ariki St Bus Station.
Entries are encouraged from community groups and schools.
There is a prize pool of $2600 in vouchers from our supporters and sponsors. More FM, Devon Hotel, Carters Tyres, Resene, Toolshed and Remax Realty.
Entries can be emailed to Charles (c.thurston@xtra.co.nz) or Dave (bev.mumby@xtra.co.nz)

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