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1. Puke Ariki

The treasure trove of Taranaki’s history and culture, Puke Ariki is a world-class knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are combined to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future. Setting an international benchmark in the delivery of information and heritage services, Puke Ariki has a number of exhibitions on throughout the year, and has a variety of displays, collections, and interactive technology on permanent display. A combined museum, library and information centre, Puke Ariki sets out to inspire creativity by showing stunning exhibitions that highlight Taranaki’s past, present and future. Taranaki is a region steeped in history and Puke Ariki (Hill of Chiefs) stands on an original pa site of the great Maori Chief, Te Rangi Apiti Rua around 1700. The pa was deserted and approximately 100 years later it became the landing place for colonial settlers. Puke Ariki is located opposite Len Lye’s Wind Wand in central New Plymouth. There are a number of galleries featuring contemporary exhibitions, Taranaki past life, Taranaki geology, flora and fauna, Maori collections (Taonga) and theatre featuring short films on Taranaki life. Puke Ariki is a must see for your Taranaki experience.

2. Taranaki Garden Festivals

The Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival invite you to experience the most stunning range of gardens and events in New Zealand – a festival like no other. The hospitality of Taranaki’s garden owners is what makes this event so unique. Every year visitors flock from all over New Zealand and overseas to the festival where they are encouraged to take the time to wander through the beautiful gardens and take part in many of the festival’s events. Festival gardeners show the care and dedication that only those who love growing things can provide. In 2007 the festival boasted an amazing 49 gardens, of which 17 were gardens of national or regional significance, which is the most of any region in New Zealand and something that the festival is very proud of! The events programme included the innovative Landscape Design Project by French design company L’Atelier, a glamorous twilight Garden Party, the Garden Speaker Series, Jazz & Wine in gardens, the popular Two for One day, Trees For Babies plus many more events, some of which are created especially for children and families. The Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival is happening from 30th October - 8th November 2015.

3. Pukekura Park

This 52ha inner-city park is a jewel. Stretching along a river valley from the centre of New Plymouth to near the city’s southern boundary, Pukekura Park is a Garden of National Significance that combines formal gardens with walks through native bush. Visitors to the park can enjoy the internationally regarded Fernery and Display Houses, visit Brooklands Zoo, check out the Japanese Hillside and Kunming Garden, and take a row boat onto the main lake. The park’s beautiful sportsground has been named one of the top small cricket grounds in the world by Wisden, while the natural outdoor amphitheatre of the TSB Bowl of Brooklands has attracted well-known performers over the years. And from mid-December to early February every year, Pukekura Park is transformed into an illuminated wonderland each night with the TSB Bank Festival of Lights. This free event includes nighttime entertainment and daytime activities for all ages, and is so popular that it has been voted onto the coveted Mayfair spot of New Zealand Monopoly!

4. New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

This award-winning walkway stretches almost the entire length of New Plymouth, and gives visitors a close-up experience of the Tasman Sea. Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters can travel its 7km length from the mouth of the Waiwhakaiho River in the east to Ngamotu Beach in the west, passing in front of the city’s CBD along the way. The eastern end takes walkers through a series of sand dunes, then on to Fitzroy Beach then East End Beach with its adjacent reserve and skate park. The central section of the walkway is the site of the biennial Te Kupenga Stone Symposium, with artists carving their sculptures in full public view. Adjacent to this is the central deck which features the 45m-high Len Lye kinetic sculpture, Wind Wand. On its way westward the Coastal Walkway travels in front of the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre and down to the Lee Breakwater before ending at the family-friendly Ngamotu Beach. Mobility scooters are available for hire (for free) from the aquatic centre – just call New Plymouth District Council on 06-759 6060 to book. Refreshments and ‘Wind Wanderer’ pedal carts are available at the central deck, next to the Wind Wand.

5. TSB Bank Festival of Lights

Since 1993 the TSB Bank Festival of Lights has been wowing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year with an awesome mix of events, entertainment and of course a spectacular lighting display set against the backdrop of Pukekura Park. At night, fluorescent pebble paths sparkle beneath excited feet, majestic trees and plants glow, and waterfalls and lakes shimmer and shine beneath thousands of lighting displays. But it's the features such as the talking giant, fire poi dancers or the parades that captivate the young and the not so young. Structures such as the park's water wheel, fountains and historic band rotunda are flooded with lights, while illuminated wooden rowboats offer a romantic boating opportunity like no other. So if you're looking for fun entertainment in the summer then visit Pukekura Park and immerse yourself in the magical and mystical wonderland of the TSB Bank Festival of Lights.


What's On in New Plymouth, Taranaki?

TARANAKI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

22 Aug 2011 (Mon)

TARANAKI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 4 - 21ST AUGUST

The 2011 Taranaki International Arts Festival is a celebration of some of the best New Zealand and International work.


TARANAKI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL





The programmes for the Taranaki International Arts Festival 2011 are now out, featuring 37 shows over 18 days run from August 4 to 21.


SOAP


The feature show Soap is already looking like a sellout.

There is a sing-along show, impersonating Danny Kaye from the 1940s and 50s. Dance and theatre reach new heights with Back of the Bus. Performed on a bus that departs from the TSB Showplace, it tells the story of three passengers.

Pecha Kucha will be out of the ordinary, because it is a multimedia concept, as is Oliver Driver's Carnival of the Souls.



The visual arts are represented with many artists, both local and others, featured in exhibitions around the town. Also, there is an exciting show called Rita and Douglas, which combines theatre, music and art. It mixes the acting talent of Jennifer Ward-Lealand with the musical brilliance of Michael Houstoun as the letters of artist Rita Angus and composer Douglas Lilburn are adapted for the stage by Dave Armstrong.



Eddie Perfect, of the TV show Offspring, is an Australian actor, comedian and musician. He mixes songwriting and performance in his show, Misanthropology.



Our own Taranaki Singer Songwriters and Gumboot Tango also feature in the Festival.



The Power of Words programme brings us writers like Patrick Evans, Joseph Romanos, Frances Walsh and poet Dinah Hawkin.



A forum on the rise of graphic novels will encourage lots of discussion. A group of guest panelists discusses the future of books in this digital age.



Lunchtime Bites take place in the Spiegeltent for those wanting shorter lunchtime entertainment.





LIGHTS BY NIGHT PUKEKURA PARK

1 Oct 2011 (Sat)

LIGHTS BY NIGHT PUKEKURA PARK 10TH - 30TH SEPTEMBER

New Plymouth's iconic Pukekura Park is transformed after dark to lights by night. New Plymouth offers more than great rugby in September.


LIGHTS BY NIGHT PUKEKURA PARK









New Plymouth's iconic Pukekura Park is transformed after dark as Light by Night — Pukekura Park Light Trail showcases the Park's waterfalls, lakes and trees, and paths shine with thousands of colourful lighting effects.


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The Festival, a major summer attraction for the city since 1993, is being extended to coincide with the three Rugby World Cup 2011 games in Taranaki.

TARANAKI BOAT SHOW

14 Oct 2011 (Fri)

TARANAKI BOAT SHOW 29TH OCTOBER - 30TH OCTOBER

THE NAKI'S SHOWCASE OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
The latest in boating, camping and fishing


TARANAKI BOAT SHOW 29TH & 30TH OCTOBER 













All the family are invited as this year we are trying something a little different - seafood, wine & cheese festival for the ladies, fishing competition for the kids*, and the grand prize for the dads - the boat package!





The Naki's showcase of NZ's great outdoors! If it's boating, fishing, tramping, hunting, diving, hiking, camping and entertaining






Family fun and a great weekend of entertainment awaits all.





This year there is an open fishing competition, with a caught & tagged fish released off the harbour with a whopper of a prize attached to it's catch - a $40,000 package.





Sat 29 Oct, 9.30am - 6.00pm





 





Sun 30 Oct, 9:30am–4:00pm  





Where:TSB Stadium, Mason Dr, New Plymouth 





















 

AMERICANA 2012

26 Feb 2012 (Sun)

AMERICANA TARANAKI 2012

It's official Americana is coming home.
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 - Saturday 25th February 2012

AMERICANA TARANAKI










 IT’S OFFICIAL - AMERICARNA IS COMING HOME!





The event is returning to home ground and the dates have been set for 22nd – 25th February 2012.  We are thrilled for Americana to be back, cruising the Taranaki province and can’t wait to have you join us! 





Book now for accommodation to avoid dissapointment.




Americana 2012




If you can’t find the answer to your questions on the website, please feel free to contact .





Toni Fabish 




Email: toni@americarna.com




Phone: 06 7590027





FOR:




- Event Planning / Information 




- Event Registration




- Membership




- Website





http://www.americarna.com




New Plymouth Events

12 Dec 2012 (Wed)

New Plymouth Events and Activities

With Taranaki’s epic surf, spectacular gardens, great events, legendary mountain & countless outdoor adventures it’s easy to see why the region prides itself on being a destination 'like no other'.


New Plymouth Taranaki EventsNew Plymouth, Taranaki Activities and Events



With Taranaki’s epic surf, spectacular gardens, great events, legendary mountain and countless outdoor and cultural adventures it’s easy to see why the region prides itself on being a destination ‘like no other’.



Visiting New Plymouth:

http://www.newplymouthnz.com/VisitingNewPlymouth/



Event Finder:

http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/whatson/events/new-plymouth

HYUNDI NATIONAL OPEN BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

26 Jan 2013 (Sat)

HYUNDI OPEN BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

BAYCOURT THEATRE TAURANGA

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16 JULY 2012

Paritutu Bowling Club Dec 2012 - Jan 2013


HYUNDI NATIONAL OPEN BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS





December 2012 - Jan 2013






Time: All Day





Location: Paritutu Bowling Club New Plymouth













Take up the opportunity to see or play against our countries top bowlers.  Meet up with fellow bowlers from around the country and enjoy this unique event 




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