04102015 News/Sports photo: ROBERT CHARLES/FAIRFAX NZ. Taranaki Daily News Half Marathon run/walk plus 10km and 5km starting and finishing at Pukekura Raceway. Courtney Friend from New Plymouth finishes her 10km run.

Half marathon gets a boost

New distances have breathed new life into the Taranaki Daily News half marathon.

Mountain car crash

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6:54 PM  A person has been seriously injured in a car crash on Mt Taranaki.

Dayton's bumblebee ride

Dayton Preston got a ride in the Transformers bumblebee car on Sunday.

Raring to walk

Elizabeth Millen wants to twirl and jump, but she needs an expensive surgery.

Revenge in mind

Deena Coster investigates how soldiers who stormed Parihaka may have had revenge in mind.

Smile, you're on camera!

New Plymouth animal control officers and parking wardens arm themselves with cameras.

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Wild winds battering NZ gallery video

A caravan was blown over near Tekapo.

Gale-force winds have left hundreds without power in South Canterbury.

New show gets thumbs up

Becky's New Car

Trout season opens

Horror story inspires men


Development team can only hope for fourth place

Taranaki development lock Jesse Parete passes out of the back of his hand against Counties Manukau.

A 41-18 loss to Counties Manukau has left the Taranaki development rugby side unable to finish higher than fourth in the northern regions competition.

First Charles Tour win for Chung

Auckland's Joonsang Chung chips on to a green on his way to victory in the Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.

Auckland professional Joonsang Chung charged through to claim a two-shot win in the Taranaki Open as the overnight leaders fell by the wayside at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.

Home semifinal still a chance for Taranaki

Taranaki wing Latu Vaeno is caught by the Manawatu defence as Berny Hall and Mitchell Crosswell come in support during their match at Arena Manawatu.

Taranaki's poor start to the season is fast becoming a distant memory although it could still haunt them at play-off time.

Hansen has not let us down before

Steve Hansen has gone from jovial to serious in the space of a weekend.

OPINION: Believe in Steve Hansen.

Turbos no match for Taranaki

Latu Vaeno of Taranaki is tackled by James Oliver of Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Taranaki post five tries to one to hammer Manawatu 44-10 in one-sided NPC clash.


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.

Having our say on the world stage

Among the diverse geological features of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary are black smoker hydrothermal vents

OPINION: International politics have certainly been the focus this week with Prime Minister John Key attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Fair suck of the sav Aussies

Australia is keeping many New Zealanders (by name only) in detention centres.

OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.

A brush with childhood stardom

Selwyn Toogood with Sue Scot on It's in the Bag.

Stage fright. And I wasn't even on the stage yet!


Giving up for Gran

Reporter Taryn Utiger spent two hours with a clinical hypnotherapist to try and become smoke free.

Reporter Taryn Utiger is giving up smoking, again. This time she’s determined to kick the habit and has started the challenge with a session of hypnotherapy.

Welcome to Mary's Place

Mary Dickson uses a 67-year-old sack trolley made by her husband to move a pot of heuchera.

A south Taranaki woman has only missed one year of opening for the annual Garden Spectacular.

The science behind the meth

The hit tv show Breaking Bad took the world of methamphetamine manufacturing mainstream.

Breaking Bad made meth manufacture mainstream. Roger Hanson examines some of the the science.

Feeding the family during school holidays

Spotswood College students Jessica Gibson, left, and Molly Lumb, both 17, busy preparing a honey and ginger beef stir fry.

School holidays can be a blast, they can also be stressful. Make sure you eat right to make the most of them.

Five acres of uplifting garden

One of the daffodil flowers that survived this 
week’s strong Taranaki winds. 

Fringe Festival garden Belle Maison will mark its second year in the Taranaki festival this October.  Sarah Foy and photographer Charlotte Curd were wowed by the produce and 

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