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Puke Ariki launches Taranaki Stories

News Release - for immediate release

14 September 2006

Puke Ariki launches Taranaki Stories

A quirky and distinctly Taranaki book with a difference was launched at the Inglewood Public Library last Wednesday.

Taranaki Stories, published with funding from the Taranaki Electricity Trust (TET), is not just another history book. It’s a book about people – human tales of guts and glory, death and danger, peace and power.

The Puke Ariki produced book, co-authored by Sorrel Hoskin and Rhonda Bartle, contains 20 stories that bring some undiscovered spirits of Taranaki alive to tell little-known tales of the region.

Among the diverse stories are tales of rugby players, a man with a pyramid in his back yard, a bridegroom who was a woman and the truth about the Swanndri. Taranaki Stories is on sale for $35.00 at Vivid Retail Store at Puke Ariki, and selected Paper Plus outlets.


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