A stalwart of a rural Taranaki rugby club damaged vertebrae in his neck during a weekend match.
North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.
Taranaki's Silk Spa takes top honours at the New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards.
7:19 PM The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
South Taranaki police are appealing to the public for information on the theft.
Fund is set up to lessen families' hardship following last month's devastation.
A new activity that has children bouncing off walls has been a big hit.
A campaign has been launched to get people out of the habit of using plastic by asking them to give it up for a month.
It could have been a dress rehearsal for this year's premier rugby league grand final when the Marist Dragons hosted a determined Coastal Cobras side set on stopping Marist's unbeaten run.
Team Taranaki surged to the top of the competition ladder when beating the previously undefeated Havelock North side 2-0 at Pukekura Park on Sunday.
New Plymouth Boys' High School 1st XI continued their good form on the back of last week's Super 8 secondary school victory when beating FC Western 3-0 in a Taranaki premier grade football last Saturday.
OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.
OPINION: The meteoric increase in Auckland house prices is an economic bubble and bubbles, “always, always burst”.
Warea mother Catherine Hewson has turned personal tragedy into an avenue to help others.
Hawera has the oldest branch of Rural Women NZ still operating in the country and celebrated its 90th birthday with a big party.