Fire victim grateful to saviours

''It was very traumatic.''

Eileen Thomas will never be able to thank Taranaki's firefighters enough for pulling her to safety from the burning balcony of her Ngamotu Rd home.
Eileen Thomas,

Low profile, big impact

5:00am Kura Denness enjoys a relatively low profile, but you're probably living with the consequences of her decisions.

Big tally of hopefuls in Taranaki

5:00am The number of candidates standing in Taranaki's four electorates has risen to 22.

Family upset, Selby gets 10 years

5:00am Relatives yelled expletives when Steven John Selby was given 10 years in jail for the rape and sexual abuse of an intellectually disabled teenager.

It's a maths double

5:00am Maths is easy as 1,2,3 for Spotswood College's young mathematicians.

Hawera brings kapahaka to life

5:00am A chance to see Taranaki school children shine on the kapahaka stage was on offer at a cultural festival held in Hawera yesterday.

Young star in 'remarkable' group

mercy While other young girls are stringing together loom bands, emerging musician Mercy Jones is threading through a Beethoven piece on a grand piano.

Clearing the way for City to Vickers project

Motorists travelling north of New Plymouth city tomorrow should allow more time to get to their destinations.

Fabulous views of sea and mountain

Fire victim grateful to saviours

Cody Rothwell, 15, left, with schoolmate Colby Wall

Teens get look at army life

Colby Wall has had his eyes set on joining the army since he was a child.

Taranaki checks casualty ward

James Marshall Taranaki delay naming their side until today for their national provincial championship crossover match against Bay Of Plenty.

Change of position for Waaka

Taranaki NPC squad member Beaudein Waaka has been asked to fill a new role when he shifts into second five-eighth for the development side against Counties-Manukau tomorrow.

Responding to request

Coach lauds 'new man'

Lloyd McLoughlin

Central role for rover

Lloyd McLoughlin has enjoyed a successful August in his sport and he hopes the run will continue at a much higher level.

Results play out like a pub band

Stock market NZX Our economy is the envy of the world, prompting an economist to label it a "rock star". But have NZ's listed companies lived up to this billing?

Death overshadows results

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's annual financial results release yesterday afternoon was overshadowed by the death of a port worker just 24 hours earlier.

Farmers milking technology

Milk is the go for firm

Lani Evans

Pay it forward

Lani Evans is an entrepreneur motivated not by profit but generosity. It pays, she says.

No more Mr Nice Guy

Duncan Garner John Key won't last forever. At his best he was unbeatable. But time marches on.


Unreported starts this week with a little bit of New Plymouth District Council history.

Letter: Seal attack warnings

Letter: Quite alien to Kiwi way of life

Getting on with what really matters

While politicians and the news media focus on the upcoming election, we here in Taranaki get on with real life and what really matters.

Vintage reads: The Name of the Rose

book Kylie Thomson of Hamilton City Libraries finds a great novel from not that long ago.

Finding a lost continent

New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.

Ripe for the eating

Man in the frame

Ford Everest concept

Don't touch or ask

Ford walks fine line between secrecy and communication as it builds to launch of new SUV.


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Ella's world opens up

The first time Ella Gavin heard the world, she turned her head towards the sound.

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Cream always rises to top

The people they meet are the highlight of running Dolly's Milk in Stratford, say owners Peter and Margaret Dalziel.

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Delving into dementia

People with dementia can still find purpose in life.


Op Shop becomes a refuge

New Waves Op Shop is not only a place where people can pick up a bargain - it has also become a refuge for people in dire need.

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