Jared Savage takes the stand for SPEAKEASY Writers Fest

New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets globally. Over the past 20 years, the dealers have graduated from motorcycle gangs to Asian crime syndicates and now the most dangerous drug lords in the world – the Mexican cartels. Jared Savage is an award-winning investigative reporter at the New Zealand Herald. […]

Cultural vibrancy and why arts matter here in Taranaki

Rebecca Johnson (TAFT Marketing Communications Manager) talked to Bryan Vickery about the importance of cultural vibrancy and how lucky and privileged Taranaki is to have the key ingredients (infrastructure, sponsors, supportive councils, creative visionary people…. the list goes on) that ensure that culture and events flourish in our province. TAFT has presented over 60 festivals […]

Welcome back WOMAD NZ!

WOMAD, the world’s festival, is delighted that following New Plymouth District Council’s announcement of a host city agreement with WOMAD International, New Zealand’s premier international festival will return to its home of the last 18 years in the stunning Brooklands Park in Taranaki in 2022.   After a year off in 2021 due to the […]