Priyaanka Khatri has won all but one of the bodybuilding competitions she has entered.

Bodybuilder climbs to the top

A New Plymouth woman has taken out the Miss Shape NZ bodybuilding title despite only starting the sport two years ago.

Fined for tail-breaking

111011 FARMING. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Rodney Wilson milking cows on his Salisbury Rd farm. Rep- Sue.

A top Taranaki farmer has been sentenced for breaking the tails of 157 cows in his dairy herd.

Teen's dreams take flight

Paul Short, 14, prefers flying to gaming - he's set up a business selling drones.

Roigard denies murder in interview

Did you kill Aaron?  "No, not a s*** show in hell," David Roigard says in police interview.

'I am religious...with music and love'

Ester Rada wants the audience to feel, laugh and cry when she performs at Womad.

Rugby player finds his footing in dancing video

7:34 PM  "You get the odd meathead rugby players going 'oh he's gay'."

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Santa run record turnout gallery video

Murray Heal already looked the part for the KidsCan Santa run at Fitzroy beach.

2 min ago  Santas of all shapes and sizes turned up at Fitzroy Beach on Wednesday for the annual KidsCan Santa Run.

$30,000 donation for children's ward

A New Plymouth supermarket has donated $30,000 for Taranaki children.

McLeod's 'magnificent contribution'

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Poetic Affair chases maiden win

Leading trainer Stephen McKee is hopeful Poetic Affair can break maiden ranks at New Plymouth on Thursday.

Leading training partnership chasing maiden win in New Plymouth.

Taranaki golfers drop two, then bounce back with win

Taranaki's Tim White won his third game at the national interprovincial golf tournament in Invercargill after losing his first two.

The Taranaki men's team got off to the worst possible start at the national interprovincial tournament in Invercargill on Tuesday losing both their matches. 

Fans more than content with what they get at the rugby

Taranaki rugby fans have given their experience at Yarrow Stadium the thumbs up.

Fans appear happy with their match day experience at Taranaki rugby games.

A lot to reflect on in the last week around the cricket world

Doug Bracewell was the only Black Caps bowler to show the sort of consistency needed against Australia.

From court cases to action at the crease, it was all happening in the last week.

New Plymouth bowlers take early lead

19012015 News photo: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ. TSB Bank Taranaki men's open fours bowls, at Paritutu. Moe Duggan bowling out of New Plymouth against Central Levin.

New Plymouth No 2 upset their more-fancied clubmates to take an early lead in the Taranaki women's division one interclub bowls competition at Hawera Park last weekend.


Advent a time for questioning

Annie Baigent asks questions of values worth living and dying for in the lead up to Christmas.

OPINION: What do you live for and, what would you die for?

Spare a thought for your regional MP

It's been a good year for Act MP David Seymour, but spare a thought for your hard-working regional MPs.

EDITORIAL: It may not be as glamorous as the headline grabbing political intrigue, but a regional MP's work is just as valuable.

Pink ball proves popular with fans

Tim Southee batting during day three of the third cricket test match between New Zealand Black Caps and Australia. Sunday 29 November 2015.

Well, pink replaced red for those in their whites on the green during the black of night and the Australian gold was too good for the Black Caps.

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. 


Womad artist profile: Savina Yannatou

Greece's Savina Yannatou is one of the many performers lined up for next year's Womad in New Plymouth.

Greek singer Savina Yannatou will perform with Primavera en Salonico at Womad in New Plymouth next year.

'I am religious, but with music and love'

Ester Rada will perform at Womad 2016 in New Plymouth.

Israeli singer Ester Rada wants the audience to feel, laugh and cry when she performs at Womad.

Mouth watering Mexican treat

Checking out Old El Paso's Chicken Tinga taco kit.

This meal works out at around $1.50 per taco, so it's not cheap, but is definitely convenient.

Are veggies really too expensive?

Vegetables aren't expensive when you grow them yourself, like dietitian Suzie Konijn and her family.

Vegetables aren't unaffordable when you grow them yourself, like dietitian Suzie Konijn and her family.

What's on in Taranaki

The 7 Days cast, from left, Paul Ego, Josh Thomson, Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood, Jeremy Elwood, Urzila Carlson and Jeremy Corbett, will be in New Plymouth on Friday.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki at the weekend.

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