Pauline Read can't understand how her son Angus ended up getting a ride home with a stranger after his school bus ran out of gas.

Bus driver puts kids in car

Parents are outraged a school bus driver allowed their son to accept a ride home with a stranger.

'Like a criminal'

Ayla Stewart, 20, and her son Koby Stewart-Cooper, 2, who were made to sit through an hour of questioning by The Warehouse New Plymouth who believed she had stolen from the store.

A mum's shopping trip turned into an interrogation that made her feel like she was treated like a criminal. 

Green, yellow with football fever

Isaac Steenson has football fever. He can't quite put his finger on why he enjoys the sport so much,

Farewell John Campbell video

OPINION:  John Campbell will be waking up this morning probably slightly hung-over after last night’s send off.

Fifa teams given Maori welcome

Four international football sides were welcomed to Tarannaki with a traditional Maori powhiri.

Rescue investigation findings

Searchers looking for a teen missing in Egmont National Park were looking in the wrong place.

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News

Wood crafts galore

Gordon Oliver is gearing up for this weekend's Taranaki Woodcraft Festival.

It has only been 10 years since Gordon Oliver purchased his first lathe and he has already turned out more than 100 wood crafts.

Taranaki rose vying for Tralee trip

Last year she was a Miss Taranaki contestant but now Antonia Smith is the region's Irish rose.

Treat food tossed out

Kids enjoy swim with stingrays

Sport

Tukapa and Spotswood United enjoy big wins

Tukapa wing Henry Miles tries to bust through the Southern defence during their 50-3 win.

5:33 PM  Tukapa and Spotswood United made big statements in Taranaki premier rugby on Saturday, bringing up a half century of points against sides who harbour play-off hopes.

Big weekend ahead for club footballers

All but one Taranaki  premier football game go on hold this weekend as other teams compete in either the Chatham Cup qualifier or Central Football's Federation Cup fixtures.

Tukapa co-coach Laurence Corlett has found the playing field too hard to stay off.

Southern desperately need win to keep play-off hopes alive

Just how desperate Southern are to stay in the play-off race should be seen at Sanders Park on Saturday.

Opinion

What's up Doc?

Readers take issue with the Conservation Department and suggest it's time to remove some power lines.

Let's hope the lessons were learned

OPINION: A second major incident in the space of just three years is bound to lead to intense scrutiny over the future of Topec.

Superannuation sting for Mr Little

John Sargeant suggests Labour Leader Andrew Little has blundered on superannuation.

Lifestyle

Bottling up The Blistered Fingers

The Blistered Fingers are turning an artspace into an album launch on Friday, May 29, at New Plymouth's JD Reid Gallery. From left: Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick (bass) and Karl Raubenheimer (guitar/vocals).

With a name that promises they'll play to they bleed, The Blistered Fingers are bottling up their sound to sell on repeat. Hannah Lee talks with the New Plymouth band about the switch from stage to studio, for the making of their debut album. 

What's happening in Taranaki

Exhibitions, concerts and a lesson on the history of a hymn are all coming up in Taranaki.

Rehearsal of the stage play Meeting Karpovsky, starring Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer.

What's on this weekend

Cakes, crafts and country markets are just a few of the things on in Taranaki this weekend.

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