090915 News. North Taranaki Midweek. Caption: Dressed in Red Cross women's uniforms from the last 100 years are, from left, Patricia Dsouza, Jess Burrows, Denise Wood, Jennie Reed and Inge De Leeuw.

Marking 100 years at Red Cross

10:21 AM  Red Cross Taranaki has put up a display to mark the organisation's centenary and is looking for input from the community.

Millions lost to pokies

Problem Gambling Foundation health promoter and counsellor Sandi Cummings, left, and Tui Ora health promoter Hinenui Wano-Bryant were in Centre City on Tuesday talking to people about problem gambling.

More than $22 million was lost to pokie machines in Taranaki last year.   

Cold, wet spring predicted

Taranaki is set for a cold and wet spring but is one of the better places to be in New Zealand.

Upskirt pic of teacher

A student who took an upskirt picture of his female teacher has returned to school.

No plea for drink-drive mum

A drunk mother who allegedly blasted through a checkpoint with children has her first day in court.

Doco on 'man of wild parties'

A late New Plymouth Boys High School teacher is remembered in the NZ International Film Festival.

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Community commended for support of Lantern House Trust project

Andy Hay, chairman of the Lantern House Trust, helps with the build. The house is now finished.

What was once a dream has turned into a reality for the Lantern House Trust.

Final four flag designs gallery video

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Bike, not bark, posties' enemy

Cashing in on Len Lye


All Blacks hooker needed somewhere to play

Hika Ellitot trained with his new Taranaki team-mates at Yarrow Stadium on Tuesday.

All Blacks hooker Hika Elliot needed a place to call home.

Taranaki in desperate need of first win

Kurt Baker will play his 50th match for Taranaki while Marty McKenzie remains on the injured list to face Counties Manukau.

Kurt Baker does not know where the time has gone.

Moturoa and Hawera to face off in Rosebowl final

New Plymouth Rangers Reserves footballer  Adam Stuart (blue) blocks a pass from Moturoa's Zayed Rabbenery in a Duff Rosebowl semifinal at Merrilands Domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Hawera meet Moturoa in Taranaki football's Duff Rosebowl knockout competition final at Hawera's Turuturu Park on Saturday.

Four-wheel action for Taranaki

16112013 SPORTS ANDY McGECHAN/BikortNZ.com. CAPTION: Stratford's Scott Keegan (Honda), certain to be among the leading contenders for a national ATV title in November. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

The fast and the furious best of New Zealand's off-road racing community will arrive in Taranaki in November for the 2015 New Zealand ATV (all terrain vehicle) Championships.

Zittersteijn stars at nationals

Aidan Zittersteijn.

North Taranaki's Aidan Zittersteijn won the New Zealand Junior (under18) singles Indoor Bowls championships played at Titahi Bay on Saturday.


Guns, phones and a Filipino jail

Life inside a Filipino jail throws up some interesting encounters.

A tale from a South East Asian jail.

Answering that inane question

A conversational experiment has Jacqui Paterson questioning how to answer the internally inane "how are you?".

OPINION: Is anything other than "I'm fine" worth the effort?

Flag change another National disaster

Protesters carry the New Zealand flag at a TPPA demonstration.

OPINION: This flag debate feels like it’s been going on forever – but what have we achieved?

Garner: The important lesson for cheaters

The Ashley Madison data dump included more than 90,000 New Zealand email addresses.

OPINION: Oh what a tangled worldwide web some people weave when they're planning to deceive.


The power of pumpkin soup

Spotswood College students Seth Bower, left, and Angel Blackett, both 14, team up to make vanilla ice cream.

Finding food that's quick, tasty and economic.

Ritmata transcends genres


Ritmata really brought the international to the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Photos: That's a wrap, folks gallery

Architects of Air's Exxopolis was a hit with the young and the young at heart. Ian Bond, 98, was one of many who explored the realms of fantasy hidden inside the colourful, tent-like maze.

The 13th Taranaki International Arts Festival has come to an end.

Doctor discusses Gallipoli at Arts Festival

Dr Damien Fenton.

Taranaki International Arts Festival

Lady Rizo rolls out the unexpected

Lady Rizo performed in the Spiegeltent during the Taranaki Arts Festival.

Taranaki International Arts Festival

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