Christian Surfers director Tay McDonald is hoping public sponsorship of wetsuits and surfboards will help a group of young surfers from the Marfell area carry on riding waves through the winter

Surf support needed

Surfboard shaper Cain Aldridge started surfing because someone gave him a board.

Axe assault arrest

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Man charged with serious assault after an incident involving an axe.

Len Lye facade almost finished

4:52 PM  The scaffolding is gone and now one half of the Len Lye Centre's stainless steel facade has been fully unvieled.

Catfishing ruins online trading

6:19 PM  Woman who received lewd Facebook messagaes is cautioning other users. 

Rain floods homes gallery video

Widespread rain in the lower North Island has flooded buildings and streets. 

Inglewood man marked "safe"

An Inglewood man feared missing in Nepal has marked himself "safe" on Facebook.

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Chaudhari family bonding over speech

Arun Chaudhari and his daughter Vinati.

The roles have been reversed among the Chaudhari family in preparation for a speech competition.

Truth on sugar film sold out

The sweet taste of sugar will be on the mind of a few hundred people when they sit and watch a documentary next month.

Oak planted to remember Tarata's sacrifice

Brave Stratford Guide still inspiring others

Runners jostle for positions in the opening round of the Taranaki Trail and Walking series on the Lake Mangamahoe course last Sunday.

Trail run and walk series kicks off in fine style

4:56 PM  Record numbers turned up to compete in the first event of the 2015 Taranaki Trail and Walk series held last Sunday.


Letters to the editor

12122014 News Photo: Grant Matthew/Fairfax NZ

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OPINION: Readers discuss free health care for under 13s, mountain guiding issues and "pony tail gate".

The PM, ponytails and pratfalls

OPINION: He can be a fun guy, but this week Prime Minister John Key looked like a prize jerk.

24092013 NEWS CAMERON BURNELL/Taranaki Daily News. Taranaki Young Professionals TYP Mayoral Debate at Our Place Bar. Daily News Columnist Gordon Burnside

Bigotry a game of musical chairs

OPINION: I grew up knowing Maori were different, not as good as us.


Stepping into Mercury's shoes

The long-running tribute show Queen - It's a Kinda Magic is touring New Zealand this April and May.

It doesn't matter which country Giles Taylor is in, it's Fat Bottomed Girls which makes the rocking world go round.

A matter of life and death: David Greenway

                                                        David Greenway

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

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