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On a hot summer’s day there is nothing like a day at the beach. Fitzroy Beach is where the people of New Plymouth come for respite from the heat.


Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park is a large park very close to the centre of New Plymouth CBD. It’s convenient location makes it a central part of life in New Plymouth, such as the annual WOMAD music festival & the Festival of Lights. 171 more words


Sugarloaf Island

The coast along New Plymouth is dominated at one end by Port Taranaki, Sugarloaf Island sits just off the coast from the port. There is a great pathway that runs the length of the coastline and offers great views of Sugarloaf Island.



Opunake is a seaside town about 45 kilometres from New Plymouth. Settled in the 1880’s, it was originally intended to be where a port would be built. 98 more words



Inglewood was founded in 1873, though not under this name originally. Initially Moatown it rapidly was renamed Milton, before being renamed to Inglewood in 1875 to avoid confusion with Milton in the South Island. 54 more words


12 hours in New Plymouth

I haven’t made a travel-related post for awhile, largely because I spent the last six months of 2015 stuck in London, for a variety of reasons.   597 more words


An Interview with: Michael Smither.

Critically acclaimed and publically lauded, Michael Smither is one of a group of local artists that emerged in the 1960s to take New Zealand art in a new direction, which had previously been indebted to British art. 942 more words