Dreams are held aloft by Anna Barbara Hannisch, Ana Rougier, Shota Mikazuki, Delphine Olivier and Agnes Wharehoka, at ...

Dream job for traveller

The dreams of 200 people from around the world are being carried to the top of Mt Taranaki.

LLC puts hand out

So many people are visiting New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre controlling the humidity is costing more than expected.

The Len Lye Centre is free but how about donating something.

Deputy mayor in hospital

Outpouring for support for deputy mayor, who is believed to have suffered a stroke.

Steer attacks at works

Instead of going into the meat works quietly, this steer attacked the driver dropping it off.

A pineapple a day

Every morning, hundreds of students around Taranaki dig into a free helping of fruit.

Family watched crash

Daughter and wife of man who died in North Taranaki crash saw it all unfold "like slow motion".

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Training doesn't get easier

Strengthening muscles for the mountain climb.

One type of exercise doesn't suit everyone. Just ask reporter Helen Harvey.

True gentleman remembered

A long serving Taranaki accountant, keen sportsman and family man has been farewelled.

Cows already adding winter coat

Support for sanitary subsidy


Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

Hexagonal disappointment

Time limits cost Dean Elgar in his singles matches at the hexagonal central region fixture at the weekend.

The Taranaki representative bowls selectors will have plenty of contemplating to do over the coming days.

Young proves a hit in another final

New Plymouth Old Boys batsman Will Young watches another ball go to the boundary during the Twenty20 final against Stratford.

Old Boys too good for Stratford.

Fresh Thomson eyes big season for Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett runs away for an intercept try during the Hurricanes 33-27 preseason win over the Crusaders at Waverley.

Defending champs look in good shape.





Most freedom campers care about our country

Many freedom campers young foreigners wanting to see the world at a cost they can afford.

A pickle of a situation

This skyscraper in London is affectionately called the gherkin. If you leave a real gherkin on the vine for a couple of ...

If you want a happy life you should think about saying no to gherkins.

Jim Tucker: Is it time to legalise performance drugs?

Could the Patrick Tuipulotu case be a tipping point in a change of public opinion about the legality of drugs in sport?

 OPINION: People find a way around most prohibitions if there's enough money in it.

Crimes down but police numbers rise

The Government has increased the number of police even though figures show that crime is down.

OPINION: You'd be excused for thinking I had a vested interest in seeing fewer police on the streets given the criminal proceedings in my name, but I think it is a bit sad to see an increase in numbers so well applauded for other reasons.


What's on in Taranaki

Bindu Rajendrenhas been performed at previous extravaganzas.

There's a dangerous circus show, a hundred mugs and a multi-ethnic parade coming to town.

Faith in Taranaki

There are two sides to every story.

There is a proverb that is at least 3000 years old and is found in the Book of Proverbs (18:17) in the Christian Bible.

A love 32 years in the making

Andréa and James Urbina first met in Taranaki in 1982, when they were Rotary exchange students. Then they lost contact.

They were young exchange students in NZ. Decades later, they're back – on honeymoon.

Enthusiasm and pride

Rebecca and Grant Farquhar aren't perturbed by the maintenance required on the property or their newness to gardening.

Becklands was a new entrant in last year's Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival.  Sarah Foy visits the Inglewood property to chat with its owners – gardening and festival novices.

A Matter of Life and Death

Lawrence Gordon Calman

Lawrence Gordon Calman's life remembered

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