Beachgoers soak up sun

Warm weather entices hundreds to Fitzroy

Record numbers of beachgoers for December are hitting Fitzroy Beach after an initially poor weather outlook.

Crash nearly explosive

11:37am A potential explosion was avoided after a car with a family of five and a truck crashed this morning.

DOC 'unfair' on guide

Mountain guide claims his licence to operate on Mt Taranaki was terminated unfairly.

New Year's eve likely to be a wash out

The chance of perfect summer weather to welcome the arrival of 2015 is looking slim.

Settlement will be Wikitoria's legacy

For about 18 months Wikitoria Keenan lived and breathed Treaty negotiations.

Forget boxing, it's all bargains

Boxing Day bargain hunters were out in force in Taranaki yesterday.

Science key to credibility

New Federated Farmers chief executive has had a few months to settle in and talks about plans for the lobby group's future.

New ute helps race to the rescue

Fitzroy's surf lifesavers have been given extra horsepower to help them through the busy summer season.

Tackling retirement village fishhooks

Beachgoers soak up sun

Funds roll in for restoration

An upgrade of the 93-year-old Everybody's Theatre building in Opunake is roaring ahead.

Diamantine jewel in lineup

John Wheeler is attacking his home track's Christmas meeting at Pukekura Raceway today with numbers.

Taranaki serves up tennis treat

Wave of players descending on Hawera this week for two tournaments, including one recently resurrected.

Taranaki add some fresh air

Second life membership awarded

Stags hoping to build

CD coach hoping team can take solid Plunket Shield form into national one-day arena starting today.

Aussie dollar may lose battle

The Australian dollar may hit a historic low against the Kiwi and could even go below parity next year.

Tackling retirement village fishhooks

A lobby group for people living in retirement villages plans to challenge the industry to bring about fairer deals for residents.

Anti-miners prepare court case

Agents charging by the hour

Safety concerns close port

Delays expected after Lyttelton's container terminal shuts overnight due to understaffing.

Letters: Council drips

New Plymouth District councillors have "called for an investigation into using water meters to reduce water use".

Remembering the meanings of Christmases past

I knew a guy many years ago who shared his unique take on Christmas with me.

Super-ministry a work in progress

Two top blokes earn recognition

The meaning of it all

A Christmas Day radio news item last year focused essentially on what people would eat or had already eaten.

Summer essay: The Diving Board

Luke Elworthy wrote The Diving Board as part of his MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters.

Odd man out in nursing hostel

Alistair Hughes learned his place after living for a year on the female floor of a nursing hostel.

Merry, pink and sparkling

Taranaki still big part of life for Kiwi in NY

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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