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Exploring Taranaki

Taranaki Stories: TSB Festival of Lights

Hayley Olliver’s eyes light up as she recounts favourite childhood memories of wandering wide-eyed around New Plymouth’s famed TSB Festival of Lights at the city’s iconic Pukekura Park. And it’s with the same enthusiasm that

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Taranaki Stories: West End Precinct

Daniel Fleming’s enthusiasm is palpable. There’s pride for the world-class accommodation, hospitality, retail and arts precinct that has been created at the western edge of New Plymouth’s CBD, and excitement for the growth and development

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Taranaki Stories: Multi Ethnic Council

The aromatic scent of exotic flavours drifts across the air, while not far away a group of women draped in beautiful, brightly coloured traditional dress captivates the crowd with a mesmerising dance. It’s a celebration

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Taranaki Stories: Americarna

For a few magic days each February, red, white and blue drapes the region, the smell of motor oil and car polish hangs in the air, and the roads rumble with the purr of hundreds

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Taranaki Stories: Tawhiti Museum

History comes to life in incredible detail at Nigel Ogle’s Tawhiti Museum. Musket-wielding British soldiers and Māori warriors clash after traversing rivers and valleys, a waka sits at the bush-clad edge of a river, a

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Taranaki Stories: Egmont Honey

The world is abuzz about the health properties of mānuka honey, and a Taranaki company is building a strong international market for its unique Kiwi brand. Award-winning South Taranaki-based Egmont Honey, founded by father and

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Taranaki Stories: Sustainable Taranaki

There’s a new movement growing in backyards across Taranaki – a movement that’s green, creative, and innovative. We’re talking sustainability, and now dozens of individuals, families, organisations and schools are working away to scratch out

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Taranaki Stories: Juno Gin

BeGin Distillery, most known for their international award-winning Juno Gin, is a shining example of a company that has an impact across the full value chain, creating economic benefits that extend beyond the craft spirits

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Taranaki Stories: Ozone Coffee Roasters

Karla Gichard reckons there’s more than just good coffee being brewed at Ozone Coffee Roasters’ funky Bean Store cafe in the heart of New Plymouth’s fashionable West End Precinct. “There’s a real energy and positivity

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Taranaki Stories: TOI Foundation

Like artisan weavers of tukutuku panels that work in partnership, Toi Foundation has for more than 30 years been working alongside the Taranaki community to support the region and its people to thrive. Known previously

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Taranaki Stories: Ara Ake

It’s an expression that sits easily with Taranaki’s pioneering spirit and the energy of the region’s people to succeed and thrive. It’s also a name befitting an organisation that’s helping lead the region, the country,

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