Anne Francis in front of the 170-year-old Holy Trinity Church with her family history book.

Oldest church in region celebrates

New Plymouth's Holy Trinity Church has come a long way since smelly black beetles fell from the thatched roof on to parish members.

One dead in crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in New Plymouth, after a car plunged off a inner-city bridge.

3:13 PM  A man has died after plunging over a bridge in central New Plymouth on Sunday morning.

Drivers promote poppy campaign

The Anzac poppy will grace the Taranaki Fonterra fleet of 57 tankers thanks to Brent Hopkins.

Trapped by storm's rising waters

An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

Mementos revealed

An Oakura woman has revealed mementos from WWI she kept hidden in the closet.

Give to a millionaire

Len Houwers is offering to help out a struggling millionaire.

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$3m saved by shutting police stations

Police Association president Greg O'Connor.

Police station closures might see more police on the streets but is symptomatic of a much bigger problem, says the Police Association.

Farmer volunteers for Vanuatu

A Taranaki farmer will leave the milking shed behind and pick up a hammer when he flies to Vanuatu to help with the re-build.

RSA donates cemetery gates

Hot action at the bowl


Saints unbeaten after drama in Welly

Wellington's Leon Henry went off injured on Friday night.

Leon Henry injured in Wellington Saints' 108-97 NBL win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs

Kawi ready for Group I test at Ellerslie

Allan Sharrock saddling exciting galloper Kawi for Easter Handicap at Ellerslie.

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Gallipoli trip postponed

Gallipoli trip for Taranaki cross-country runners postponed.


The mother of all dilemmas

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

Cut the sarcasm

Readers spring to the defence of Taranaki philanthropist John Matthews.

Bridges - and a bridge too far?

OPINION: Labour politicians and political pundits have accused Transport Minister Simon Bridges of breaching Cabinet rules and demanded his sacking.


Anzac exhibition opens

Puke Ariki's manager of heritage collections, Andrew Moffat at the Bringing it Home, Taranaki and World War One exhibition, which is about to open.

Uruti's Jack Rea knew he was too young to enlist for World War I so he stowed away on a ship to take him all the way to Europe. 

Lexus NX gets world first turbo tech

Lexus expects adding a turbo petrol model to the NX range will give the funky SUV a sales spark.

Jenny Bielawski  has a beautiful Garden on Otararoa Road, Tarata.

Trees and Tarata

Standfirst: A Tarata gardener loves looking upwards. Writer Virginia Winder meets a woman in love with tall trees.

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