Shane Cooper from team Countdown at top speed with egg and spoon.

White Ribbon Relay gets message across the line

New Plymouth's business community marked the end of White Ribbon Week with a bit of fun.

Crash near Awakino

A car has crashed north of Awakino.

One person was taken to hospital after a car crash north of Awakino.

$300 million for council's farms

New Plymouth ratepayers' cash cow has been sold for more than $300 million.

Trial to take longer than expected

The jury in the David Roigard murder trial is down to eleven members. 

Blind identity Dennis Arms dies

The man well known as the public face of blindness in New Plymouth has died.

Man who hit pregnant partner jailed

Pregnant woman left bruised and battered after violent attack by partner.

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Living in a tattooed world

Taranaki Cathedral Dean Jamie Allen's late daughter Carrie designed one of his many symbolic tattoos.

At a time when tattoos are growing in popularity, opinions of body ink remain divisive.

Council moves on veranda issue

Stratford District Council is tackling the dilapidated verandas which line the town's main street.

Taranaki breeds 'em tough

Lizard island scholarship


Searle back playing Interprovincial golf

Andrew Searle will have Taranaki colours on for next week's interprovincial teams' golf tournament in Invercargill.

Andrew Searle tees off in his fifth interprovincial golf tournament next week, but it's his first for Taranaki.

Just The Tip looking for back-to-back cup wins

Just the Tip wins the Wanganui Cup in 2014.

Twelve months ago, Just The Tip won the Wanganui Cup with a bold front-running display.

Huatoki have top men's player back for clash

Tristan Stayt back at No 1 for Huatoki in Soffe Cup interclub tennis.

Soffe Cup tennis leaders Huatoki take on third-placed Pukekura at the Pukekura courts in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Stags will miss home finals if they don't start winning

Mahela Jayawardene's stylish innings was not enough to stop the Central Stags losing their fourth domestic Twenty20 match.

Star batsman Mahela Jayawardene will hopefully teach a few team-mates the art of cricket.

Betham too busy for December rematch with Langton

James "Batman" Langton will have to wait a bit longer for a rematch with Monty Betham.

James Langton's planned rematch with Monty Betham will not take place at the Hawera Rumble.


VDL sale could be best deal ever

The New Plymouth District Council's investment in Tasmanian dairy farms could yet turn out to be their most savvy commercial decision yet.

EDITORIAL: One of the greatest risks of playing politics is the words you choose as weapons against your opponents coming back to haunt you. 

Getting the right entertainment mix

Are criticisms of a perceived lack of big-name musical acts for the Bowl of Brooklands this summer fair?

EDITORIAL: Great news for sports fans - but are Taranaki's musically inclined missing out?

Taking our society back

A small handful of twisted human beings are stealing our society's childhoods, says Gordon Burnside

OPINION: What have we allowed these so infinitely few twisted paedophiles to steal from us and our children and grandchildren?

Rain ruins sporting fixtures

Rain is not the big problem to golfers as it is to cricketers and tennis players

This last weekend has certainly reminded us of the frailty of our traditionally recognised summer sports of cricket and tennis. Now I know many will put forward other sports, even my year-round golf, but cricket and tennis remain the big two … for now.


Leaving a lifetime of memories

Jenny Atkinson and her horse Buck at her garden on Mountain Rd.

An Inglewood couple are about to begin a new chapter, farewelling a beautiful garden and a cherished life on historic family land.

I just need somebody to love

Peanut the horse is looking for a home.

Meet the animals looking for homes at the North Taranaki SPCA.

Swiss musician releases album

Musician Sam Hagmann will launch his first album before leaving Taranaki to return to Switzerland.

Swiss musician Sam Hagmann felt welcomed to Taranaki as soon as he stepped onto Parihaka land.

DSCOVR-ing the Sun

The DSCOVR satellite captured this image of the far side of the moon as it passed between the satellite and Earth.

Three remarkable features of the DSCOVR satellite mission.

How to grow deciduous azaleas

Unnamed deciduous azalea seedling at the Jury garden in Tikorangi.

The deciduous azaleas do add vibrancy to the late spring garden. They are not all so breathtakingly unsubtle.

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