Gathered at the tunnel between Mace St and Hamua Pl are, from left, Waitara High School student Dougal Hannam-Williams, Waitara Central School pupil Wairua Harrison-Love, Waitara East pupil Ane Pasefika, artist Philip Jones, and Manukorihi Intermediate pupil Harry Marquand.

Waitara walkway gets makeover

Waitara has a new mural telling the story of how the town got its name.

Boats flips, one dead video

A fisherman has died after a boat was struck by a wave and overturned off the Waitara River mouth.

A Chinese fisherman has drowned after a boating accident off the coast of Taranaki.

Sentenced for carrying fake gun

Showing-off a replica revolver to a mate landed a New Plymouth man in court on Thursday.

Rubbish woes on ratepayer radars

Ratepayers will pay the same amount for their rubbish collection, but have less rubbish taken.

One school is enough: principals

Taranaki principals are not taken with proposed Ministry of Education changes.

Farmer counts himself lucky

Taranaki sheep and beef farmer wishes he could do more to help his flood-stricken colleagues.

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Rubbish woes on ratepayer radars

Rubbish bins.

Ratepayers will pay the same amount for their rubbish collection, but have less rubbish taken away.

One school is enough: principals

Taranaki principals are not taken with proposed Ministry of Education changes.

Couple take plunge in On Golden Pond

Read the fine print on gym contracts

Sport

Tysons spring surprise attack of their own

Shooter Josie Matuku was the standout player for New Plymouth Old Boys in Stratford on Thursday night.

So much for an ambush. Naumai were hoping to strike early and upset competition heavyweights Tysons in a Taranaki premier one netball match in Hawera on Thursday night.

Boys' High will aim for third place in Super 8

A third place finish in the Super 8 rugby competition is a distinct possibility for New Plymouth Boys' High School as they head into their last match against Rotorua Boys' High School on Saturday.

Matt Baxter

Baxter out to extend his unbeaten run this season

Matt Baxter faces his toughest challenge when he attempts to lift the senior cross country crown at Halswell Quarry in Christchurch on Saturday.

Opinion

Seeing art everywhere

You can find and be humbled by art anywhere, even Pluto, says Dean Jamie Allen.

OPINION: OPINION: Art, whether found in galleries, the Solar System, or a sick child's CT scan is a humbling experience, says Dean Jamie Allen.

Len Lye Centre vs Mt Eden prison

OPINION: There's one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to the Len Lye Centre. It gets your attention. It's literally a beacon, and it's had photographers lining up around the block to get a snapshot.

Duncan Garner: Positive and negative comments

Why Whanganui wants to lynch me

OPINION: The good people of Whanganui want my guts for garters.

Lifestyle

The mission to Europa

An image of Jupiter's moon Europa, rising over the planet, taken by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2011.

Could life in the solar system exist on Europa?

Theatre at breakneck speed

Magical mastery, impressive percussion, physical finesse, theatre at breakneck speed – Taranaki International Arts Festival is coming.

Artist Jordan Barnes is set to release an album of live recordings which exhibits a painted self portrait as the album cover.

Juggling brush and microphone

Renowned Taranaki artist Jordan Barnes is releasing a self-titled album.

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