Fifa mascot visits sick kids

Wooliam goes to hospital

Fifa Under-20 World Cup mascot Wooliam the black sheep stopped by Taranaki Base Hospital's children's ward to spread some Christmas cheer yesterday.

Len Lye fee on hold

The Len Lye Centre has been given a reprieve, with a possible entry fee put on ice for at least a year.

Car break-ins rife before Xmas

Spate of broken windows and thefts of valuables from cars parked in CBD.

Pressure for water charges

New Plymouth councillors have called for an investigation into charging for water.

Northern route 'needs haste'

Work to improve Taranaki's main route north needs to be accelerated, New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young and Labour leader Andrew Little say.

Workers block customer's car parks

A Manaia shop owner is furious a car park set aside for his business is being used by Yarrow workers.

Old soldier, new guard spar

Forget the infighting, the New Plymouth District Council's latest battle featured a former councillor against a current one.

Road safety campaign

Two fatal crashes have marred the start of a week when a campaign aimed at eliminating deaths on Taranaki's roads this summer stepped up a gear.

Giving hand-ups not outs

Inflatable theme park a treat

Fun Ho! collection 'magnificent'

A private Fun Ho! collection being offered up by a Hawera auction house includes some rare toys still in their original boxes and worth thousands.

Young targets big innings

Central Districts' brightest batting prospect will be targeting a match-winning innings against Auckland in the Plunket Shield.

Plenty to work with

The Taranaki women's representative team finished 11th at the Toro Interprovincial.

New talent gets its chance

Naki duo make U19s

Crowley to remain with Taranaki

Leo Crowley is likely to carry on his role as Taranaki assistant coach next season after he was overlooked for the Waikato job.

UK pension ‘press-gang’ warning

Financial Markets Authority is monitoring potentially misleading advertising about British pension scheme funds.

Trans-Tasman cable welcomed

Vodafone held talks with Hawaiki Cable about its new Pacific communications cable, CEO says.

Conman's rise and fall

Arvida slips after debut

NZ GDP rises 1 per cent

Economy gets a boost for the third quarter, but growth for the year is not spectacular.

Letters: Save $80k

Why does life have to be so complicated these days?

Letters: No respect

So to rub salt into the wound the heavy metal band Bulletbelt issue "limited edition T-shirt features a likeness of Seekers singer Judith Durham crying tears of blood while another band member attempts to fend off the Grim Reaper with a ukulele".

Spy powers can't keep us safe

Letters: Cuts need explaining

Government sticks head in sand

We ranked better than Australia, on the Climate Change Performance Index.

Merry, pink and sparkling

A couple of Witt chefs have got into the Christmas spirit with a festive salad, dessert and a cocktail to toast the season.

Taranaki still big part of life for Kiwi in NY

A former New Plymouth woman could never have imagined she would be working in her current field, as it didn't exist when she was at school.

A charnel house for children

Restored and ready to race again

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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Desperately seeking new homes

A starving abandoned dog survived living wild on the banks of a Taranaki river for six months and even brought up two pups.

Pukeiti reaches new heights

The ambitious multi-million dollar modernisation of Pukeiti gardens is well under way and due to move into an extensive building phase in just two months.

Fundraiser will help beat bordeom

The boredom of cancer treatment in hospital inspired New Plymouth girl Gabby Devine to start a charity to help others battling the disease.

Have faith in Adopt-a-Family

Families are again being asked to reach into their pockets and help out someone less fortunate this Christmas as the Salvation Army prepares for its annual "Adopt-a-Family" scheme.

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