Hundreds lined New Plymouth's main street for the annual Christmas Parade, where Santa stole the show yet again on Saturday evening.

Hundreds turn out for Santa

12:30 PM  The big man in red arrived  in true Taranaki fashion in New Plymouth on Saturday, towed along by a tractor.

Skin on show at festival

One of the featured artists at this year's New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival in New Plymouth is Lawrence Ah Ching, who practices the art of indigenous Samoan tattoo.

For Lawrence Ah Ching, his pe'a, or traditional tattoo, is what makes him Samoan.

Roigard Trial: Week 2

The Crown's case against an Opunake man accused of killing his son continues. 

Climate of change  gallery video

Thirty five marches nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent climate change

Verandas to be tackled

Stratford District Council tackling the dilapidated verandas on the town's main street.

Living with tattoos

At a time when tattoos are growing in popularity, opinions of body ink remain divisive.

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Women's Refuge fundraiser proves popular

Marian Hodgkinson of New Plymouth's CityLife Church said it had taken months of planning to get the church ready for the Deck the Rooms for Refuge event.

A fundraiser involving eight New Plymouth properties is helping women and children who are not safe in their own homes.

White Ribbon Relay gets message across the line

New Plymouth's business community marked the end of White Ribbon Week with a bit of fun.

Car crash north of Awakino

Trial to take longer than expected


Teams have challenging time ahead to save games

Francis Douglas Memorial College spinner Matthew O'Sullivan took four wickets against New Plymouth Marist United.

Opening round of two-day premier cricket competition produces some one-sided games.

Huatoki have top men's player back for clash

Tristan Stayt back at No 1 for Huatoki in Soffe Cup interclub tennis.

Soffe Cup tennis leaders Huatoki take on third-placed Pukekura at the Pukekura courts in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Searle back playing Interprovincial golf

Andrew Searle will have Taranaki colours on for next week's interprovincial teams' golf tournament in Invercargill.

Andrew Searle tees off in his fifth interprovincial golf tournament next week, but it's his first for Taranaki.

Just The Tip looking for back-to-back cup wins

Just the Tip wins the Wanganui Cup in 2014.

Twelve months ago, Just The Tip won the Wanganui Cup with a bold front-running display.

Stags will miss home finals if they don't start winning

Mahela Jayawardene's stylish innings was not enough to stop the Central Stags losing their fourth domestic Twenty20 match.

Star batsman Mahela Jayawardene will hopefully teach a few team-mates the art of cricket.


VDL sale could be best deal ever

The New Plymouth District Council's investment in Tasmanian dairy farms could yet turn out to be their most savvy commercial decision yet.

EDITORIAL: One of the greatest risks of playing politics is the words you choose as weapons against your opponents coming back to haunt you. 

Who called Aussie the lucky country?

We're the luck country, John Sargeant says, and here in Taranaki we're the luckiest of all.

OPINION: We're blessed, and those blessings are bringing immigrants. But we must remain watchful.

Getting the right entertainment mix

Are criticisms of a perceived lack of big-name musical acts for the Bowl of Brooklands this summer fair?

EDITORIAL: Great news for sports fans - but are Taranaki's musically inclined missing out?

Taking our society back

A small handful of twisted human beings are stealing our society's childhoods, says Gordon Burnside

OPINION: What have we allowed these so infinitely few twisted paedophiles to steal from us and our children and grandchildren?


Leaving a lifetime of memories

Jenny Atkinson and her horse Buck at her garden on Mountain Rd.

An Inglewood couple are about to begin a new chapter, farewelling a beautiful garden and a cherished life on historic family land.

Fifty years ago

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

Join former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia on a stroll down memory lane.

No better cure for a grumpy hubby

Preparations have begun for the Park Bowling Club centennial and Bill Batchelor sits beside the parking meter that gathers fines.

Hawera's second bowling club has been going strong for close to a century.

I just need somebody to love

Peanut the horse is looking for a home.

Meet the animals looking for homes at the North Taranaki SPCA.

Swiss musician releases album

Musician Sam Hagmann will launch his first album before leaving Taranaki to return to Switzerland.

Swiss musician Sam Hagmann felt welcomed to Taranaki as soon as he stepped onto Parihaka land.

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