New Plymouth’s first respite centre

Carers at Harmony House Te Whare Marire – a new centre for New Plymouth residents battling mental health and addiction issues – have “walked the walk”. The Whalers Gate facility which opens today (August Friday 17) is the first peer-supported respite centre in the city. “We’re not there as councillors, we’re there to let people […]

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Taranaki Smokefreerockquest 2012

Progressive instrumental metal band Noriac was the surprise winner of the Taranaki Smokefreerockquest at the TSB Showplace on Saturday night. The four-piece from Francis Douglas Memorial College won over the judges and a packed house with their textured guitar melodies and the impressive work of lead guitarist Ryuki Hon, 14, whose playing replaced vocals. Hon […]

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