Taranaki banter billboards are popping up around the country.

Billboards rally the provinces

The battle lines have been drawn for Taranaki's upcoming rugby clash with Manawatu. 

Drugs for ice creams

Two former flatmates were jailed for drug offending after an appearance in the New Plymouth District Court on Wednesday.

Two drug dealers who swapped cannabis for rides and ice creams have been jailed.

'Appalling' attack on family

An "appalling" act of domestic violence has resulted in a term of home detention.

Crown decides against retrial

A decision which saw an Opunake man jailed and a lawyer question his faith has been overturned.

'Cousin' birthed at Tongaporutu

Tongaporutu's three sisters have a new "cousin" on the way.

Millions lost to pokies

More than $22 million was lost to pokie machines in Taranaki last year.   

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Thunderstorm watch overnight

Hail of more than 2cm in diameter could come with some thunderstorms, MetService has warned.

Thunderstorms, large hail and mini tornadoes could feature for the upper North Island.

'Cousin' birthed at Tongaporutu

Tongaporutu's three sisters have a new "cousin" on the way.

Horse trainer caught four wide

Crown decides against sex-case retrial

Sport

Ngatai leads Taranaki to win

Charlie Ngatai was one of few players to standout on Wednesday night.

Charlie Ngatai has rescued the NPC champions from a fourth straight defeat against Counties.

Banter billboards rally the provinces

Taranaki banter billboards are popping up around the country.

The battle lines have been drawn for Taranaki's upcoming rugby clash with Manawatu. 

Taranaki Masters title for Rowland

Fitzroy's Brian Rowland won the Taranaki Masters strokeplay golf title by one stroke last weekend.

Fitzroy golfer Brian Rowland won his first Taranaki Masters last weekend beating New Plymouth's Murray Martin by one shot.

Picking a world cup squad always a mystery

Winger Waisake Naholo at an All Blacks training session in Wellington earlier this week.

OPINION: So much for knowing anything about selection of a World Cup squad. 

All Blacks hooker needed somewhere to play

Hika Ellitot trained with his new Taranaki team-mates at Yarrow Stadium on Tuesday.

All Blacks hooker Hika Elliot needed a place to call home.

opinion

Guns, phones and a Filipino jail

Life inside a Filipino jail throws up some interesting encounters.

A tale from a South East Asian jail.

Answering that inane question

A conversational experiment has Jacqui Paterson questioning how to answer the internally inane "how are you?".

OPINION: Is anything other than "I'm fine" worth the effort?

Flag change another National disaster

Protesters carry the New Zealand flag at a TPPA demonstration.

OPINION: This flag debate feels like it’s been going on forever – but what have we achieved?

Garner: The important lesson for cheaters

The Ashley Madison data dump included more than 90,000 New Zealand email addresses.

OPINION: Oh what a tangled worldwide web some people weave when they're planning to deceive.

Lifestyle

Examining the asteroid peril

It's hard to plan for an asteroid strike and worryingly, some are just a complete surprise.

It's hard to plan for an asteroid strike and worryingly, some are just a complete surprise.

Colonial dogs

Colonial dogs seen at work in Inglewood, (circa 1890). This watercolour was painted by Christopher Aubrey, an itinerant artist.

Dogs have accompanied settlers to new lands from the earliest times.

The power of pumpkin soup

Spotswood College students Seth Bower, left, and Angel Blackett, both 14, team up to make vanilla ice cream.

Finding food that's quick, tasty and economic.

Ritmata transcends genres

Ritmata

Ritmata really brought the international to the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Photos: That's a wrap, folks gallery

Architects of Air's Exxopolis was a hit with the young and the young at heart. Ian Bond, 98, was one of many who explored the realms of fantasy hidden inside the colourful, tent-like maze.

The 13th Taranaki International Arts Festival has come to an end.

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