Clint Lund and Shane Fitzroy slept in cardboard boxes on Friday night to help raise awareness about New Plymouth's hidden problem - homelessness.

Homeless to raise awareness

About 35 people slept rough for the Salvation Army's 14 Hours Homeless event.

Give trades a chance

New Plymouth builder Luke Nolly says more should be done to encourage students into trades as a career option.

Tradesmen command high wages and have job prospects around the world. So why can you never find one?

Broadband by 2025

The Government wants 99 per cent of New Zealanders to have broadband by 2025.

New youth MP for New Plymouth

A fresh new face will appear at the Youth Parliament following selections in New Plymouth.

Case heading for trial

Hawera woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter after the death of a baby.

Woman's efforts applauded by judge

A judge has praised a woman's attempts to change her 'Once were Warriors' lifestyle.

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Hairdresser overcomes dyslexia

Denby Edwards, 25, discovered she had dyslexia only last year, despite having problems with learning most of her life..

Denby Edwards has spent most of her 25 years of life thinking she was stupid.

Novotel to open in December

New Plymouth's new Novotel hotel has locked-in an opening date and its owner hopes Prime Minister John Key will oversee the ceremony.

Facebook food grant fraud

Taranaki Hardcore hero


McGrath tackles Kona for fifth time

New Plymouth's Jeff McGrath lines up in the Hawaii Ironman for the fifth time.

Jeff McGrath has said it before - "never again."

Vipers set to strike Falcons

Rugby league returns to Waitara's Clifton Park.

The Central Vipers will be looking to finish their season on a high when they take on the Akarana Falcons in a national rugby league match at Waitara's Clifton Park on Saturday.

Any chance for home semifinal lost for Taranaki

Taranaki prop Angus Ta'avao gets a pass away to Kurt Baker during Thursday's 35-17 loss to Tasman at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki will need some sharp improvement to beat Canterbury and make the NPC final.

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

They come and they go

Sam Allardyce might be in for more ranting and raving if he takes on the Sunderland job.

There might be a few Premier League managers a bit nervous the next time an international window comes along.


Garner: Do you worry about crime?

A new crime survey this week suggests assaults, robberies and burglaries are trending down.

So if crime is dropping how much safer do you really feel?

Opening the economic accelerator

Liam Davis, then 4 and half, checks out a 1950s model BSA Bantam motorbike. John Sargeant recalls the thrill of driving one as a younger man.

OPINION: Like a good motorbike, the country goes smoother when it veers to the Right.

What if Jesus were a refugee?

A Syrian refugee carries his two children off an overcrowded dinghy at a beach after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos.

Why we're hearing all sorts of arguments as to why we should not help the refugees.

A little fairness please?

Conditions in Australia's detention centers are no laughing matter, says Ross Henderson.

OPINION: Maybe opening the door to a little bit of compassion sounds too dangerous to the Australian government.


New garden festival kicks off

Keen Oakura gardeners Will and Emma Thorp with their boys Eddie, 4, left, and Angus, 3.

Thirteen Taranaki gardeners will show off their sustainable gardens in a new garden festival this year.

Giving up for Gran: week two

Quitting smoking

Everytime I see someone smoking in the street or in their car I stare longingly at them

The benefits of being bilingual

The benefits of your children being bi or multi-lingual are becoming increasingly documented.

Becoming bilingual can grow cognitive skills such as problem solving, mental flexibility, attention control, inhibitory control and task switching.

People watching in the big smoke

Graeme Duckett's grandchildren Jahkson and Mila were born into the computer age, a far cry from listening to the radio, but how much better off are they?

A visit to Auckland got Graeme Duckett thinking of his youth.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia explores the pages of the past.

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia explores the pages of the past.

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