Owner of Taranaki Turf Doctor Brad Voullaire checks the quality of his product.

The race for the best grass video

 Brad Voullaire may have started off a grass-race in New Plymouth.

Taranaki conman dies

Convicted fraudster Derek Turner died in the Bahamas at the weekend.

He spent seven-and-a-half years in a United States prison for fleecing investors of $90 million.

The gloves are coming off

The man behind the gloves opens up.

Frank's shed comes down

Frank loved his shed. The council did not. After 30 years it is finally gone.

Go on, knock it down

Gavin Dey reckons the answer to saving Stratford is to knock half its shops down.

The 1 per cent debate

He's a councillor who doesn't care how much rates increase. Say what?

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$250k Lotto win

A New Plymouth player was one of four to win $250,000 in Wednesday night's draw.

8 min ago  Did you buy your Lotto ticket at Westown Lotto?

Crash motorcyclist hands himself in

Speeding motorcyclist crashes into van - then gets into it to flee the scene.

Sewers sodden by soggy summer

Drink-driver 'irresponsible'


Elliot signs in France

Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot has signed with french club US Oyonnax.

Hika Elliot is the latest Chiefs player to be taking his talents overseas.

Concussion sidelines Chiefs trio

Sam McNicol suffered another bout of concussion in the match against the Crusaders in Fiji last Friday.

Charlie Ngatai, Sam McNicol and Stephen Donald will all miss Friday's Blues clash.

Teenage bowler following family tradition

Aidan Zittersteijn has been winning national titles for fun in the past year.

The Commonwealth Games could be next.

Annual match one-sided

New Plymouth Boys' High School prop Taini Taylor-Tupaea scored his side's first try against St Patrick's Silverstream.

Boys' high struggle against St Pat's.

Plumtree could be an option for All Blacks

Wayne Smith will be missed by the All Blacks.

Plenty of candidates to replace the professor.


Farmers' immigration fears

There are an estimated 50 Filipino farm workers around Taranaki.

OPINION: Immigration policy changes could leave farms left short-staffed.

Beware league tables

Bali Haque helps explain how NCEA is designed and why league tables aren't a helpful tool any more.

OPINION: Looking at NCEA pass rates on their own in a "league table" is a dangerous activity.

'Flaws in suicide prevention plan'

Taranaki mental health advocate Gordon Hudson is concerned about a Ministry of Health strategy to reduce suicide .

Suicide prevention plan ignores at least 10 crucial problems, says one of Taranaki's most experienced mental health advocates.

Keeping a lid on ineptitude

In speaking out against the Ministry of Health's new suicide strategy, Mike King may have done himself out of income.

OPINION: Why it's rare to hear strong criticism of a Government by a non-politician.


The gloves are coming off

Sam Rapira will have his 20th and last professional fight on Friday, May 26.

The man behind the gloves opens up.

Mt Taranaki vs Tongariro video

Mount Taranaki in all its symmetry

Lonely Planet declared this walk "every bit as scenic as its rival" - Tongariro. I'm here to settle the debate.

Lithium, batteries and Bolivia

A Panasonic Corp's lithium-ion battery, which is part of Tesla Motor Inc's Model S and Model X battery packs.

It is hoped, when the electric car market moves into top gear, the money will start flowing.

Fifty years ago

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

Scour the headlines from May 1967.

From vandal to artist

Cameron Shennan first got into graffiti art as a youngster, which was admittedly more vandalism at the time.

It's not vandalism. It's art - graffiti art.

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