All Black Rugby Legend is Dead – Aged 40

Bell Block Rugby fans are in shock….Jonah Lomu has passed away at age 40, today, Wednesday 18th November 2015. He will forever be remembered as a legend of the game of Rugby. Rest in peace.

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Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite! 🇫🇷 #prayforparis

All Residents of Bell Block supports France in overcoming these terrible events and attacks on freedom in the free Western World.

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Signs start going up in Bell Block for the All Blacks

Bell Block is starting to go 2015 Rugby World Cup Final Crazy. With the big game only a day away……5am Sunday 1st November NZ Time. Here is the largest sign that has gone up on Mangati Road….

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Bell Block School Fundraising Quiz Night – Book Now

Support Bell Block School, come along to their Quiz night on Thursday 19th November 2015. Tickets available from the school office $15 each (or $ 80 for a team of 6). The Venue is the Amazing New Plymouth Golf Club in Bell Block!

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Bell Block

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake which hit Bell Block and Taranaki on Wednesday 28th October was described by Geonet as strong and reported it struck 30km north-west of Opunake at a depth of 6km at 1.49pm. Reports showed the quake was felt as far south as Wanaka along with the West Coast and as far north as Piopio.

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2016 Cheif’s Rugby Squad announced

This morning, Wednesday 28th October 2015 The Cheif’s Rugby Franchise are excited to announce their squad for the upcoming 2016 Investec Super Rugby season. Get all the info on the new squad at #20YearsStrong

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Retro Rockers hold 15th Year Celebration in Bell Block

The 15th annual Retro Rockers’ “Show & Shine” event was held in Bell Block on Sunday 25th October 2015 with dozens of car and motorcycle enthusiasts flocking to the Bell Block Rugby Club at Hickford Park to take in the shine of polished chrome of the vintage vehicles. A great turnout, with extra special celebrations to mark the 15 year milestone, including a change in venue were the order of the day.

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The teams have been found for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final

Congratulations to the All Blacks and Wallabies for making it through to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final! Bell Block sports fan await a classic encounter.

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4th Week in Bell Block of New Rubbish Collection

Bell Block Residents are now into the 4th Tuesday of putting out their rubbish under the new Rubbish Collection System. No doubt the biggest issue is changing the collection day from a Friday to a Tuesday. It appears the dividing line for Bell Block is Mangati Road, with half of Bell Block getting their Blue Bins and red rubbish sacks collected today, while the other half getting their green bins and red rubbish sacks collected. May the force be with you, and you put out the correct blue or green bin today.

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Have a happy and safe 2015 Labour Day

Have a happy and safe 2015 Labour Day, enjoy you day off from all us here at

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All Black’s Reach Back 2 Back World Cup Rugby Finals

The AB’s do it again! Bring on the final ‪#‎RWC2015‬

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Bell Block Benefit’s from New Rubbish Collection Set Up

The fast growing Bell Block Industrial area has benefited from the new, New Plymouth Rubbish Collection Service. A large area has been set up for the 20 our so trucks, offices and workshops on Corbett Road for the company called Enviro Waste.

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Soil dumped at Bell Block’s Mangati Reserve

The New Plymouth District Council is asking that people dispose of their green waste responsibly following several incidents of illegal dumping in parks. In the past two weeks there had been piles of soil dumped at the Mangati Reserve in Bell Block. While three feral men had been spoken to by Bell Block police in relation to the disposal of dirt, it was a timely reminder for others who were thinking of using a public reserve as a dumping ground.

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Bell Block Stream Under Attack

The pollution of a Bell Block stream is being investigated after a report of foaming in the water. On Sunday, October 18,2015 Taranaki Regional Council was alerted to foaming on the Waitaha Stream catchment, between Wills Rd and Airport Dr, off State Highway 3. A monitoring programme for the Waitaha Stream catchment has been in place since 1994, to oversee the discharges from industrial companies into the area. People can report a pollution incident by calling the council’s environmental hotline on 0800 736 222. The council has a 24-hour, seven day a week response to environmental incidents.

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Wellington Phoenix 2nd Home Game – Saturday 24th October

New Zealand’s only Professional football team, the Wellington Phoenix is playing tonight, Saturday 24th October 2015 at 7.15pm at Westpac Stadium. The last time Brisbane were in Wellington we beat them 3-2!. You will be able to watch it live on Sky TV, or come on down to Peggy Gordons on Egmont Street, New Plymouth and watch it there.

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Where you can watch the All Black’s Semi Final in Bell Block

Well there is no public event being put on in Bell Block to watch the All Blacks play South Africa on Sunday Morning 25th October 2015. This is partly to do with the very early kick off, NZ Time of around 4.30am.

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Sharp Earthquake Hits Bell Block

Bell Block was rocking this morning, Thursday 22nd October 2015 when a strong earthquake was felt. Here are the Quake Details: NZ Daylight Time,Thu, Oct 22 2015, 9:05:45 am,Depth 18 km Magnitude 4.8,Location 20 km north of Opunake,Latitude, Longitude -39.28, 173.88. Reports of damage have been few apart from items falling from shelf’s.

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25 years ago – 10,000 people visit Bell Block’s Airport in one day

Airborne Spectacular NZ 1990 Air Show took place at the Bell Block based New Plymouth Airport,and will be remembered as the 50th Anniversary formation of British Airborne Forces from United Kingdom and a celebration of New Zealand’s 150th Anniversary.On the day a crowd of over 10,000 were treated to aerial activities that included Warbirds aircraft Mustang and DC Dakota used as a parachute jump aeroplane. One of the mass parachute jumps was to capture a scene similar to the ‘D’ Day Landings during WWII. RNZAF Andover and Hercules aircraft, helicopter and civilian aero-clubs were participants. The military parachutists came from New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, USA, France, Poland. Also, taking part were civilian parachutist from throughout New Zealand Clubs. This event had all kinds of activities from brass bands, pipe bands, static activities to marching girls with many clubs and groups from local community taking part. The Air Show was opened by John Proffitt, Air Show Director and David Lean, Mayor of New Plymouth with a special blessing of the airfield from Te Aroa Taranaki.

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Wellington Phoenix Win First Away Game in Perth

Bell Block Football Fans are smiling after the Wellington Phoenix in Round 2 were able to snatch a late win 2-1 against Pert Glory at Nib Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. After disappointing losses in Round 1 both were seeking redemption and much-needed points as Kenny Lowe seeked to outwit Ernie Merrick in Sunday’s ‘Distance Derby’ in Western Australia. The game was played live on Sky Sport 4. Read more at

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Vote now for Bell Block Marist Dragons Rugby League Club

The high flying Bell Block Marist Dragons Rugby League Club have made it into the top 5 of the ITM Clubroom Cleanup. The other 4 clubs are Eltham Rugby Club, NP Old Boys Swimming and Surf Club, NP Yacht Club, Fitzroy Golf Club Juniors. They now need YOUR help to decide the winner of the Clubroom Cleanup and which club will be cleaned up thanks to the team at New Plymouth ITM. The New Plymouth ITM Clubroom Cleanup is run also by Adam and Eryn on The Hits Taranaki. Visit the link below:

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