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In late January, the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Representative Challenge took place in Gisborne in perfect conditions, bringing together teams from all over the North Island. The Taranaki team, sponsored by Todd Energy, represented the region with pride and raced to the best of their ability says Taranaki team manager, Ross Lilley. “Last year the...
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In late March more than a hundred people came together to play in the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Taranaki annual golf fun fundraiser, held at the Ngamotu Golf Course in New Plymouth. With 22 five-person teams, the event is a big one for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Taranaki, says Project Leader –...
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Originally posted on WOMAD and republished with permission WOMAD’s zero waste results have increased by a monumental 26 per cent in three years and are now reaching record breaking heights. In 2018 WOMAD organisers, along with the help of more than 100 zero waste volunteers, recycled and composted a record breaking 90 per cent, or 23,060...
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Some of New Zealand’s most challenging coastline will be significantly safer thanks to the Taranaki Surf Life Saving Emergency Call Out Squad’s purchase of a brand-new, custom rescue water craft (RWC), which launched to the water for the first time last month. The RWC – a welcome addition to the Squad’s existing rescue equipment –...
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At Todd Energy, our approach to community partnerships targets the sponsorship of local fundraising initiatives and events that contribute to community wellbeing, and we always enjoy being able to support events that we know are contributing to a healthy and active community. In late February, the Taranaki Triathlon Club will host its Todd Energy Waitara...
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Each year, New Plymouth’s Special Children’s Extravaganza plays host to a selection of children from across Taranaki and Whanganui, providing them and their families time out from the stresses of their day-to-day lives. Many of these children are living with a life-threatening illness, physical challenges or other adversity, and the event is all about letting...
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Graham Northcott at the Taranaki Indoor Sheepdog trials 2018 July saw Hawera play host to the 10th annual Taranaki Indoor Sheepdog trials, with the event running across three days from Friday through until Sunday. 113 people took part with a record 236 dogs competing, herding sheep through eight obstacles in the indoor sand arena at...
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Todd Energy’s new state-of-the-art McKee Mangahewa Operations Facility will be officially opened today by Minister of Energy and Resources, the Hon Dr Megan Woods. The $12m operations facility is located at the McKee Mangahewa Production Station in Tikorangi, North Taranaki, and will house Todd Energy’s production station employees. The project was completed over the last...
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Undoubtedly one of the toughest adventure races for high schools students is the Hillary Challenge. The 18th annual challenge to find the top secondary school outdoor adventure team took place recently, 7-11 May. Spread over five days the gruelling competition saw 12 of the best national adventure racing school teams competing in a series of...
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Described as a ‘local sanctuary’ and developed in response to the silent tragedies of depression and suicide in our community, Taranaki Retreat provides a safe place for community members needing support and time out from the pressure of their current circumstances. The brain child of Jamie Allen and his wife Suzy who set up the...
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