28052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. World play day at the toy Library in Fitzroy. Toy Library coordinator, Jana Dunnet shows off some of Toy libraries fun toys.

Play Day fun for everyone

Climbing walls and roller coasters are the favourites at the toy library.

Lost boy investigation

Topec is once again under scrutiny following a search and rescue operation for a teenage boy who spent the night alone in Egmont National Park after becoming lost during an exercise run by the outdoor education centre.

Outdoors centre tight-lipped over events leading to a 14-year-old going missing.

Pictures: Up in the clouds gallery

3:32 PM   Mt Taranaki rises above the clouds to reveal a breathtaking dusting of snow.

Attacker to meet victim

3:16 PM  A teen who stomped and spat at her victim has been given an opportunity to apologise.

Recycling efforts council's priority

The council is using the National Litter Survey to help focus their efforts on recycling.

Check your plate or face a fine

3:11 PM  People snapped with bikes obscuring number plates on the back of vehicles could face a fine of up to $200.

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Dismay over deferred stadium and aquatic centre works

TSB Stadium

2 min ago  A council decision to delay millions of dollars of upgrades to the TSB Stadium and the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre has left ratepayers and sports groups disgruntled. 

FIFA party zone launched

3:45 PM  An off-field hub for all things football was launched in New Plymouth on Thursday as the region gets ready to host some of game's future greats.

Drunk driver given a week to get affairs in order

Donations wanted for monster sale


Snooker ace pots trip to Europe for worlds

Taranaki teenager Mario Kimura-Hildred is off to the world under-21 snooker championships in Romania in July.

New Plymouth teenager Mario Kimura-Hildred knows a bit about potting balls on a snooker table.

Rugby trust continues to give

The value of the Taranaki Community Rugby Trust to the sport in the province has been underlined again by its latest distribution of grants.

New Plymouth Boys' High School lock Tom Florence has had a massive work-rate in 2015 and shapes as a key figure against Francis Douglas Memorial College.

Boys' High favourites in cross-town clash

If tough preparation is a key ingredient to winning cross-town college matches, New Plymouth Boys' High School must be favourites to beat Francis Douglas Memorial College when they meet at the Gully.


Let's hope the lessons were learned

Tuesday night's missing teen incident on Mt Taranaki has brought back memories of the Topec Paritutu Rock tragedy.

OPINION: A second major incident in the space of just three years is bound to lead to intense scrutiny over the future of Topec.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.

Letters: Tuesday, May 26

OPINION: Readers continue the debate over wards and a footpath.


It's all Greek to Theo

Theo Newbold with his mustard and herb crusted lamb with roast veges.

Top hospitality student Theo Newbold talks about how his Greek heritage has inspired his love of food.

New venture filling the lunchbox gap

The chance to re-open their beloved Hawera cafe with a tweaked recipe has proven a winner for its owners.

Hyundai Genesis, the Korean brand's first luxury offering in New Zealand.

Hyundai Genesis treads softly, softly

Hyundai's luxury offering, the big Genesis sedan, is causing some debate in New Zealand.

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