11:37am A potential explosion was avoided after a car with a family of five and a truck crashed this morning.
The chance of perfect summer weather to welcome the arrival of 2015 is looking slim.
For about 18 months Wikitoria Keenan lived and breathed Treaty negotiations.
Boxing Day bargain hunters were out in force in Taranaki yesterday.
Fitzroy's surf lifesavers have been given extra horsepower to help them through the busy summer season.
Wave of players descending on Hawera this week for two tournaments, including one recently resurrected.
A lobby group for people living in retirement villages plans to challenge the industry to bring about fairer deals for residents.
I knew a guy many years ago who shared his unique take on Christmas with me.
Alistair Hughes learned his place after living for a year on the female floor of a nursing hostel.
A starving abandoned dog survived living wild on the banks of a Taranaki river for six months and even brought up two pups.
The ambitious multi-million dollar modernisation of Pukeiti gardens is well under way and due to move into an extensive building phase in just two months.
The boredom of cancer treatment in hospital inspired New Plymouth girl Gabby Devine to start a charity to help others battling the disease.
Families are again being asked to reach into their pockets and help out someone less fortunate this Christmas as the Salvation Army prepares for its annual "Adopt-a-Family" scheme.
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