Juliette Meehan and groom Mark Dodunski had their wedding at the base of Paritutu Rock, hours after a huge fire on its summit.

Helicopter stops for 'I do'

A Taranaki helicopter pilot's quick eye saved a beach wedding .

A right flight mix-up

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

Quad bike rolls onto rider

8:12 AM  A 21 year old man was airlifted to hospital after his quad bike rolled on top of him.

Hawera water tower re-opens

Strengthening work has been completed and the Hawera water tower is open to the public again.

Super Bowl fans cheer on teams

Fans from the U.S. found their own little corner of home in New Plymouth.

Merger for Stratford clubs

The Stratford Club is set to live on but in a new location.

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Hannah wants to inspire

Hannah Moore, 15, is out to inspire other young women that girls can do anything.

 Hannah Moore was second runner in Miss Teen Taranaki, but there is a lot more to the story.

New sights at seaside

Artists are painting a mural on the public facilities building at Patea's Mana Bay.

St Joseph's presbytery on the move

Items stored carefully at Puke Ariki


Bowls win for McEldowneys in mixed pairs

Grayson McEldowney had plenty to smile about after winning the Taranaki mixed pairs bowls title on Monday.

In thrilling circumstances, New Plymouth's Grayson McEldowney claimed his Taranaki bowls gold star when he combined with his wife Val to win the mixed pairs title in Hawera on Monday.

Australia stronger where it matters

John Wayne Hastings towered over some of the Black Caps at the weekend.

Aussies show mental toughness needed to win the big ones.

Hundreds arrive for Clubs New Zealand bowls tournament

Visiting skip Stu Settle knows a things or two about playing bowls in Taranaki.

The busy bowls schedule in Taranaki continues.

Little between Old Boys and Woodleigh after day one

New Plymouth Old Boys veteran Jamie Watkins was the mainstay in their first innings against Woodleigh, scoring 60.

Things are pretty even between New Plymouth Old Boys and Woodleigh after day one of their two-day match.

Marist United lose to Napier Tech in semifinal

New Plymouth Marist United batsman Sam Fastier was one of only three from his side to score 20 or more against Napier Tech.

Marist United beaten by seven wickets in CD club semifinals.


A church without a building

Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the oldest stone church in New Zealand, closed its doors on Sunday 31 January for earthquake strengthening.

A church is not necessarily a building, explains Anne Knox of the Taranaki Cathedral.

Waitangi Day a puzzler

New Zealand has struggled with finding an appropriate way of remembering the Treaty of Waitangi since it was signed in 1840.

It's our only true homegrown national holiday and we really don't know how to deal with it.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia explores the pages of the past.

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.


Resthome residents all aflutter

Rochelle Norton, diversional therapist, at Molly Ryan chats to Noel Walton, a bird enthusiast and gardener who's growing swan plants on his small terrace.

In the library at Molly Ryan retirement village over a dozen green chrysalis are taped to a bookshelf.

South Taranaki on stage

Stage productions have a long history in South Taranaki. Pictured here, from The Wizard of Oz in 2013 are Tinman (Bergen Raikes), Scarecrow (Jym Shaman), Cowardly Lion (Grayson Richards), Dorothy (Rebecca Pratt).

Arthur Fryer explores the history of stage productions in South Taranaki.

Tiny Ruins' massive talent

Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins will be onstage at Womad New Zealand.

New Zealand Songwriter Hollie Fullbrook from Tiny Ruins speaks about her music ahead of her gig at Womad New Zealand.

Opera at 4th Wall

It's not the first time Georgia Jamieson Emms, left, has starred in a production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

Cosi Fan Tutte is coming to town.

Weekend entertainment diary

Xavier Rudd is returning to Taranaki.

Start planning your weekend by checking out Taranaki's entertainment diary

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