New Plymouth's Jay Virdi comes face to face with the wild weather along the coastal walkway.

Holiday gloss washed off

Taranaki's first mondayised Anzac Day was a wash out as howling winds and rain lashed the province.

Fire volunteer killed

The pedestrian killed in Saturday’s crash had just celebrated 40 years of voluntary work with the fire service.

Rain floods homes, businesses gallery video

9:41 AM  Widespread rain in the lower North Island has flooded buildings and streets. 

Surf support needed

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

Inglewood man marked "safe"

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

War paintings found in clean up

Five war paintings have been saved after being found during at working-bee at the Stratford RSA.

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Community spirit in art auction

Artists have donated art work for a Rotokare auction night to help it raise money and celebrate its 10 year anniversary. Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust chairman Mike Weren, left, and sanctuary manager Simon Collins, with art work from Sunset and Angela Newport, respectively.

A group of Taranaki's leading conservationists are using art to paint themselves a brighter future.

USAR team heads to Nepal

A USAR team is flying out from New Zealand to Nepal to help with rescue efforts.

Koha Shed growing in Hawera

Photographers win big

Sport

Boys' High speed too hot for Peringa

Adam Newby for Peringa United, right, stretches for the ball ahead of Drew Farnsworth from New Plymouth Boys' High School in a Taranaki premier grade football match in New Plymouth last Saturday..

New Plymouth Boys' High School first XI used their superior speed and fitness to beat Peringa United 3-0 at the school's Webster field last Saturday.

Airs sunk by Hawks

The win column remains empty for the Taranaki Mountain Airs after they fell to a 97-90 loss to the Bay Hawks in New Plymouth on Sunday.

Pukekura's Caleb Fleming returns a shot in his doubles match with Patrick Joss during an under-14 junior tennis tournament at the Huatoki courts in New Plymouth last Sunday.

Two titles to Fleming

Caleb Fleming in winning form last Sunday.

Opinion

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.

Lifestyle

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

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

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

From stone age to iron age

 The quest for stone was overtaken by the quest for firearms once the whalers arrived.

A matter of life and death: David Greenway

                                                        David Greenway

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