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Round 1 of the NZ Jetsprint Champs in Taranaki.
Leighton and Luke Minnell

Jetsprinters stoked with new track

Jetsprinters tear it up in Waitara.

A mountain of respect gallery

020652016 NEWS Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax. Walkabout. Mt Taranaki. Mountain covered in snow at the start of winter in ...

A day to appreciate mountains? Sounds like a big deal.

A bit of Taranaki magic

Sir Colin Meads says magic water is helping him stay alive against medical predictions.

Big Read: Now is the time to give

With rising poverty and need, the old adage that it is better to give than receive has never been so apt.

Black on black on black

This gothic girl embraces beauty in the darkness.

Teaching science with a bang

Crushing a 44 gallon metal drum with a flame thrower is just one of the attractions of Nanogirl's science show.

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Man versus burger video

Tyron Hema smashed through his Triple Trump in an easy seven minutes thirty seconds.

Recipe for meat sweats: Five people, 30 minutes and 12.5 kilograms of burger.

Large retail block rides wave of interest

A significant retail building in New Plymouth's CBD is for sale.

'It's an amazing gift'

Kids smash CD players gallery


Rain wins in Taranaki

Dean Brownlie scored 43 for the Knights in their Twenty20 match against the Stags in New Plymouth.

New Plymouth weather dampens Super Smash again.

Auckland prevail in tight interprovincial final

Auckland's Munchin Keh.

Auckland edge Bay of Plenty in women's golf final.

Rai, Alter win Junior champs

Ajeet Rai is New Zealand's No 1 ranked junior player.

Ajeet Rai and Lauren Alter were crowned the new New Zealand Junior tennis champions in Albany on Saturday.

Jetsprinters stoked with new track

Leighton and Luke Minnell were one of the 46 jetsprint teams in Waitara for the New Zealand Jetsprint Champs on Saturday.

Jetsprinters - are they the bogans of the whitewater.

Top four found

Taranaki's Tineka Kumeroa tees off.

After seven rounds of golf, the semifinalist have been found in the Toro Women's Interprovincials.


Inner city animal farm

Hedgehogs look like your Uncle Graham which makes them hard to kill.

Suburban life is a dangerous jungle.

The poison we love to hate

The 1080 debate involves some interesting characters on either side.

OPINION: This is a controversy with some very gnarly characters involved.

The origin of NZ's sandbars

Eight people died last month after the Francie capsized attempting to cross the Kaipara bar.

Sandbars are part of what makes the New Zealand coast line so dangerous. But where do they come from?

Picture perfect tourism

Early morning moos. McMurray has a knack for capturing salmon-coloured light bouncing off clouds, Markham says.

OPINION: Great images, used well, on social media, can be a real tourism driver.


Charity zumbathon for Kaikoura

A charity zumba event is taking place on Sunday to help earthquake victims. The Kaikoura Zumbathon Fundraiser will be ...

Zumba fans are invited to a charity session on Sunday to help earthquake victims.

Fifty years ago today

Domestic cats let go into the wild were as much of a problem 50 years ago as they are today.

What were you doing 50 years ago?

A royal refresh

Curator David Bruce drew up plans to rejuvenate the park about eight years ago and has steered its development ever since.

A park named for a king more than 100 years ago, is working hard to cement its premier status.

Word on the Street

Farmers Lane in New Plymouth is located by the Top Town retail and cinema complex.

Farmers Lane in New Plymouth is named after a store that is no longer there.

Did you say free?

Topshop customers wait for free vouchers.

Say no more, New Zealand. When something's free, we'll be there (in droves).

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