Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says. Read more...

EARLY BIRDS CATCH THE PLANTING BUG

Dairy farmers know early starts well. Rob and Di Bridgeman are also early finishers. Read more...

Fiscal responsibility but can we wait for wellbeing – BERL

Budget 2018 oozed fiscal responsibility, but for many a shift to a truly wellbeing Budget cannot come quick enough, BERL chief economist Dr Ganesh Nana says. Read more...

Bumper crowds and a $5 million boost to the economy: NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights shines even brighter

A 20% rise in visitors from outside the region, a 95-year-old volunteer and two wedding proposals; this season’s NPDC-run TSB Festival of Lights dazzled. Read more...

FINDING A WIN-WIN IN THE WAITŌTARA HILLCOUNTRY

Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit on a good formula that allows him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing down nature’s wrath on himself, or indeed on communities and farms all the way down to the sea. Read more...

A trans-Tasman friendship at NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo

The newest resident at NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo has faced a tougher vetting test than most new housemates, including a trip across the Tasman. Read more...

Building a better future

The region’s course for the next decade has been laid out in a way that the Taranaki Regional Council says will ensure prudent management of resources even as bold new ambitions are confidently embraced. Read more...

Technology will make NZ rivers cleaner

Technology will soon help make New Zealand’s farms more productive while also making lakes and rivers cleaner, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Read more...

Green-fingered kids help preserve sand dunes

New Plymouth District schoolkids are doubling their efforts to curb erosion with a bumper NPDC coastal planting programme this year. Read more...

Double the delight for lovers of caramel-filled chocolate

Whittaker’s has perfected a new caramel filling and is releasing two new caramel products. As well as pairing the new creamier, smoother and more velvety caramel with Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate, Whittaker’s has also created a 62% Dark Salted Caramel. Read more...