NPBHS have rallied together to help the people of Vanuatu, putting together 'Smile Boxes' with items donated by people of Taranaki. Students Erik Chapman, 13, left, and Vince Kalsakau, 18, who is from Vanuatu, have helped collect and sort out the goods for shipping.

Donations landlocked by costs

5:00 AM  The generosity of the Taranaki region has momentarily grounded donations bound for Vanuatu. 

Change riles motorist

100 kph speed sign, Wellington Motorway, Porirua.

5:00 AM  Roading bosses have come under fire for axing a passing lane on a busy stretch of Surf Highway 45.

NZ Post wheeling around the mail video

New Plymouth residents will be the first in the country to have their mail delivered by new high-tech vehicles.

Animal control cam

Death threats have lead to New Plymouth animal control officers trialling body mounted cameras.

Mystery of why drivers fail

A computer engineer is using the power of the internet to expose a dangerous carpark.

Police investigate fire

Police are investigating a suspicious fire started behind a commercial catering business.

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News

Connect15 provides employment links

Hawera High School student Jacob Lister, 17, milks a wooden cow at the interactive Taratahi display at the Connect15 event at Hawera's TSB Hub.

Over 1400 prospective employees were connected with employers and training providers at the inaugural Connect15 event.

Council buys farm for $2.7m

Stratford District Council is the new owner of farm in Flint Rd.

Proposed funding cuts 'devastating'

Cardboard city gives students insight

Sport

Moturoa go to top-of-the-table in premier league

Moturoa's Jake Andrews (middle) and Eltham's Mark Mekalick (right) fight for possession in a Taranaki premier grade football match at Onuku Taipari Domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Moturoa got their Taranaki premier grade campaign back on track when beating competition front runners Eltham 4-2 at New Plymouth's Onuku Taipari domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Marist Dragons on fire in Taranaki rugby league

,The Bell Block Marist Dragons have kept their opposition scoreless for the second week running in Taranaki premier rugby league.

Dean Vickers, 16, from Waitara High School flies over a hill during the North Island secondary schools' motocross championships at the Barrett Rd track in New Plymouth last Saturday..

Hawera HS riders clean up in motocross champs

Hawera High School motocross riders are the best in the North Island.

Opinion

We only vote `safe'

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Colin Draper ( NOT SHOWN ) (Grey Power President) post's a letter.
NZ Post want to reduce deliveries.
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Mail Box in McLauchlan

5:00 AM  Readers continue the debate over wards and a footpath.

Angry Andrew needs to chill

I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not but last week Prime Minister John Key accurately described Labour Leader Andrew Little as 'Angry Andrew'.

Duncan Garner says we let work distract us from what really matters: family, friends and the joys of new experiences.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.

Lifestyle

Renovations before honeymoons

Taranaki Bride of the year competition 2015 Supreme winner Sara Coward (McKenna), left, and Runner-up Fay Rice (Emeny).

Home renovations take precedence over honeymoons for Taranaki's modern brides. 

A rebuild in the Philippines

Work continues in the Philippines' Tacloban City to help rebuild homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Justin Butler writes about his visit with a team of volunteers from New Plymouth.

Before appearing on Shortland Street, Karlos Drinkwater worked as a health care assistant at a private New Plymouth hospital.

Art imitating life for Taranaki Shorty star

New Plymouth's Karlos Drinkwater talks about famous family and the work that prepared him for the role.

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