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Strolling on a sunday...

It rained most of the weekend, but with a break in the weather on sunday afternoon, it was time for a walk along the coastal walkway and stretch the legs. 13 more words


Sharyn Smart talks with Nigel Latta

Nigel Latta’s new TV series is focusing on the big issues currently facing our country and aims to get everyone talking.

The first episode titled “The new haves and have nots” aired on Tuesday 29th July with immense positive feedback from the public. 1,702 more words

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Inglewood art gallery changes with the times

Ironically two of the artists who were part of the first exhibition held at the Fritz Reuter Gallery could also well be the last.

Taranaki photographers Margaret Bake and Derek Hughes were joined by Adam Buckle and Helen Wilkin ten years ago at the official opening of the gallery named after a ship which brought the Polish settlers to Inglewood in 1876. 354 more words

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Sharyn Smart talks with Dean Probyn

“I don’t let my chair dictate my life.”

Dean Probyn lives his ‘One Life, One Decision’ motto every day since a car accident in 1990 left him a tetraplegic. 1,927 more words

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Sharyn Smart talks with Guy Vickers

My unexpected ‘flight’ while exploring Mt Taranaki

A year after a serious accident on Mt Taranaki Guy Vickers reflects on the accident that he feels could have easily cost him his life. 3,319 more words

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Support Artists for Water and Peace: SCANZ 2015

SCANZ2015:water*peace brings together tangata whenua, artists, scientists, and technologists with the local communities of Parihaka and Nga Motu New Plymouth, for a two week three weekend residency. 198 more words


Why you should explore your own country

This past weekend I took a solo road trip from Auckland to New Plymouth to see my friend perform in a show.

For those of you not from New Zealand, here is a map outlining the trip… 859 more words