Long live The Republic

Eels slip away as Taranaki town celebrates

Whips were cracked, eels caught and possums skinned at Whangamomona Republic Day celebrations.
eel catching

King hit 'cowardly'

The mother of a New Plymouth man in hospital after a king hit has described the attack as "cowardly".

Cop shop breath testing must stop

4:54pm New Plymouth police have been rapped over the knuckles by HQ for helping out possible drink-drinkers.

Taranaki, NZ's creative capital?

New Plymouth could be country’s creative capital, according to some.

Man falls from rocks

A man was flown to hospital last night after falling from rocks at a beach in Taranaki. 

Consultant cost attack

Political hopeful up in arms after the hiring of an expensive consultant to help restructure New Plymouth's council.

Event celebrates new parenting programme

Enriching the lives of struggling whanau is one of the main aims of a Taranaki Maori social support service.

Fire ban a prospect for region

A total fire ban for the region is a possibility as Taranaki crews were kept busy battling two blazes in remote rural areas over the weekend.

Crash on overbridge

Moa bone sale pulled

Did aliens torch historic theatre?

World War I townspeople had an ill-founded theory about who started fire that ripped through heart of city.

Part-timer outpaces the field

A "weekend warrior" outgunned a wily legend among cycling ranks in a two-way sprint finish to the 2015 round-the-mountain cycle challenge on Saturday.

Second pairs title also a first

West End's Neil Candy and his lead John Garrud claimed their second pairs title yesterday - but their first together.

City club is NZ's top futsal ticket seller

Francis Douglas in boxseat

Paritutu four show their stuff

There were emotional scenes when a Paritutu quartet shrugged off the bridesmaid tag and claimed the Taranaki Open fours men's bowls title.

McDonald's deal huge for firm

Auckland cloud-software firm VMob has scored a global deal with McDonald’s.

Events attendees get 'goody bag' without the waste

A Wellington company's "virtual goody bag" will be part of the actual goody bag at Australasia's largest technology expo in May this year.

Kiwi dollar plunge welcomed

Bin now a thing of beauty

Is it too early for hot cross buns?

Bakers say there's a reason supermarkets are already selling Easter buns - old Christmas stock.

My home, my castle

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is pressing for "home invasion" to be established as a specific offence with a mandatory 10-year minimum jail term.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.

Good news and bad

Letters: Water cuts

Watchdog asleep at switch

The FMA's strategic risk outlook lists seven priorities that directs the authority's work in licensing, supervision, compliance and enforcement.

Long live The Republic

Whangamomona Republic Day Whips were cracked, eels caught and possums skinned at Whangamomona Republic Day celebrations.

Aussies wow Detroit with Buick concept vehicle

One of the outstanding concept vehicles on display at the Detroit Motor Show wasn't designed in North America, but Australia.

It's just plane tramping

Mexican BBQ delights

Glorious grunt farewelled

At a time when the world's motor industry is undergoing fundamental change here comes a V8 Holden Commodore.


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Tech tips to enrich a blind person

Gene Gibson loves technology - it's a vital part of his daily life.

Teddies with a mission

Tireless campaigner against child abuse Carolyn Cragg is the Taranaki Star's Central Taranaki person of the Year for 2014.

Toy library seeks books

Taranaki Toy Library is seeking donations for its secondhand book market for children.

Stretching out to help charities

Now people can stretch out for a good cause.

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