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Rescue underway for injured tramper on Mt Taranaki

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:26:36 +1300

A Taranaki woman has fallen and hit her head while climbing down from the summit of Mt Taranaki.

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What it's like to attend New Plymouth's Womad for the first time

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:59:51 +1300

OPINION: Although I grew up in Taranaki where Womad New Zealand has been based for the last 14 years, I had never attended until this year. 

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Womad 2018 - Day 3 at New Plymouth Brooklands Park

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:28:49 +1300

The third and final day of Womad has kicked off in New Plymouth with a performance by Lemon Bucket Orkestra on the Bowl stage and Nano Stern on the Gables.

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Civil Defence and NPDC conduct reivews on New Plymouth's February water crisis

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:33:30 +1300

Taranaki Civil Defence is undergoing an investigation on how well it handled New Plymouth's February's state of emergency water crisis.

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Red Cross rubber ducks try to swim against the tide

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:31:25 +1300

They say time and tide waits for no man - nor do they wait for yellow rubber ducks.

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Plenty of foot traffic keen to try South Taranaki's newest walkway

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:48:22 +1300

South Taranaki's newest walkway got the stamp of approval from a cheerful and gaily dressed crowd on Sunday.

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Camping at Womad a whole different experience of the three day festival

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:12:03 +1300

Womad is known for its world music, Hungarian fried bread, and one of the letters from the sign usually being stolen.

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The Slacks' Womad gig ends seven year drought of Taranaki talent at festival

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:25:17 +1300

Taranaki feel-good band The Slacks reached the pinnacle of their career at Womad on Saturday.

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Rescue team reaches pair of climbers trapped on Mt Taranaki overnight

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:11:14 +1300

An injured woman and her partner were successfully brought off Mt Taranaki after an overnight rescue operation.

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Being different is now an asset for transgender personality Mary Haddock-Staniland

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:19:18 +1300

Being different once caused pain and bullying for Taranaki-born transgender personality Mary Haddock-Staniland, but now it's a great asset.

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Womad 2018 - Day 2 at New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:01:56 +1300

It took a couple of years but Womad has finally grown on Shaun Bliss.

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Rampant Brodie Retallick paves way for Chiefs' confidence-building comeback

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:50:57 +1300

The last time Brodie Retallick can remember dotting down twice in one game?

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Womad 2018 - Day 1 at New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:41:58 +1300

It was a brillant first night of the three day Womad festival at New Plymouth's Brooklands Park on Friday.

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Mistake in council plan had event organisers reaching for the panic button

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:14:49 +1300

A mistake in the New Plymouth District Council's draft district plan briefly had one event organiser worried iconic events such as the Easter Surfing Masters competition and even Womad were under threat.

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Chiefs sneak past enterprising Bulls in Super Rugby clash in Hamilton

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:12:19 +1300

Mark it down as another character-builder.

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Bulls coach John Mitchell unhappy with referees' calls as Chiefs kick on to win

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:08:54 +1300

It wasn't the happiest of homecomings in the end for Bulls coach John Mitchell, who was left decidedly unhappy with some refereeing calls in his side's gallant Super Rugby loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday night.

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'Strange' 111 calls aren't rare, says a New Plymouth sergeant

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:25:24 +1300

Police have to deal with a wide variety of situations, from the horrific to the bizarre.

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Womad kicks off with hundreds of punters in character

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:57:44 +1300

Mike McGirr doesn't miss an opportunity to morph into character.

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Festival reminders to make the most out of Womad

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:52:56 +1300

It's a big wide world brimming with eclectic music, art installations, global food, tasty brews, dancing bodies and happy vibes. Womad New Zealand is back for its 14th instalment and Tara Shaskey has compiled some festival reminders for you to get the most out of your three-day experience.

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Rotting feet, hallucinations, broken bones fail to halt competitors in GODZone event

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:57:19 +1300

Trench foot, hallucinations, sleep deprivation and broken limbs - it was all part of completing the annual GODZone expedition event held in Fiordland.

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