Sue Verbeet with postcards which were sent to her great-aunt during WWI.

Mementos revealed

An Oakura woman has revealed mementos from WWI she kept hidden in the closet.

One dead in crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in New Plymouth, after a car plunged off a inner-city bridge.

11:29 AM  A man has died after plunging over a bridge in central New Plymouth on Sunday morning.

Drivers promote poppy campaign

The Anzac poppy will grace the Taranaki Fonterra fleet of 57 tankers thanks to Brent Hopkins.

Trapped by storm's rising waters

An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

Give to a millionaire

Len Houwers is offering to help out a struggling millionaire.

The mother of all dilemmas

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – she can't wait.

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Oldest church in Taranaki celebrates

Anne Francis in front of the 170-year-old Holy Trinity Church with her family history book.

11:30 AM  New Plymouth's Holy Trinity Church has come a long way since smelly black beetles fell from the thatched roof on to parish members.

$3m saved by shutting police stations

Police station closures might see more police on the streets but is symptomatic of a much bigger problem, says the Police Association.

Farmer volunteers for Vanuatu

RSA donates cemetery gates

Sport

Saints unbeaten after drama in Welly

Wellington's Leon Henry went off injured on Friday night.

Leon Henry injured in Wellington Saints' 108-97 NBL win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs

Kawi ready for Group I test at Ellerslie

Allan Sharrock saddling exciting galloper Kawi for Easter Handicap at Ellerslie.

Emily Roughan

Gallipoli trip postponed

Gallipoli trip for Taranaki cross-country runners postponed.

Opinion

Bridges - and a bridge too far?

OPINION: Labour politicians and political pundits have accused Transport Minister Simon Bridges of breaching Cabinet rules and demanded his sacking.

National's economic record not so rosy

OPINION: If one word has been over-used to the point of being meaningless since National first came to power in 2008, it is surely “surplus”.

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Cut the sarcasm

Readers spring to the defence of Taranaki philanthropist John Matthews.

Lifestyle

Anzac exhibition opens

Puke Ariki's manager of heritage collections, Andrew Moffat at the Bringing it Home, Taranaki and World War One exhibition, which is about to open.

Uruti's Jack Rea knew he was too young to enlist for World War I so he stowed away on a ship to take him all the way to Europe. 

Lexus NX gets world first turbo tech

Lexus expects adding a turbo petrol model to the NX range will give the funky SUV a sales spark.

Jenny Bielawski  has a beautiful Garden on Otararoa Road, Tarata.

Trees and Tarata

Standfirst: A Tarata gardener loves looking upwards. Writer Virginia Winder meets a woman in love with tall trees.

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