Horse bolts over Maori ward

'Separatism' the issue as councillor resigns

New Plymouth councillor John McLeod sensationally resigned last night moments after a Maori ward was passed by the council.
John McLeod

Unscheduled drive-in

18 min ago Motorists could be forgiven for thinking they had just seen NZ's first drive-through tattoo studio.

Vigilante fear over town ratbags

Police 18 min ago A Waitara man fears residents will resort to vigilante justice if police don't put a stop to young criminals wreaking havoc.

Accident claims costing district

18 min ago Accidents in Taranaki are costing NZ as much as $1400 per person, according to new statistics.

Dairy owners advised not to resist

18 min ago Dairy owners risk being seriously injured or even killed if they confront armed robbers, police say.

Accent on cultural exchange

18 min ago Stratford High School's haka will ring out across the graves of New Zealand's war cemetery.

Not guilty plea in assault case

A man alleged to have seriously assaulted a police officer earlier in the month has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Hopes rekindled for Yarrow charity

Taranaki's cash-strapped Noel and Melva Yarrow Charitable Trust could have its millions back within weeks.

Scout's perserverance reaps award

Wikitoria Keenan recovering

Linda McFetridge

Siblings create right impression

Two talented Taranaki sisters are making a big splash with their new production company, Two Left Feet.

Broadhurst staying grounded

James Broadhurst Taranaki lock James Broadhurst will bring up 50 games for the province against Auckland on Friday night.

Tough challenge for u19s

Taranaki will meet Auckland A on the opening day of the national under-19 tournament at Taupo on Sunday.

Hayward gets pro-active

Back-to-back titles for NZ

Vanessa McCarthy

Move to pay dividends

Basketball Taranaki has hired a community sport adviser to help grow the sport in the province at all levels.

Kirks investors query return

Kirks building The $45.85 million sale of Kirkcaldie & Stains' Harbour City Centre has been approved by the Wellington department store's shareholders.

Time to expand Kathmandu

Investors are being cautious after listed retailer Kathmandu announced a $5m investment plan in the United Kingdom and Europe this year.

Bunnings 'hard pill to swallow'

Strike will shut down oil refinery

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Kathmandu profit drops 4.5pc

The outdoor gear retailer boosted sales and opened new stores, but saw its annual result worsen.

Keep Cruden's slip-up in perspective

Aaron Cruden The ritual hanging out to dry of an All Black who regretted a night out has been performed this week.

Letter: Bliss and a boo

Loved the NPBHS pupil Jono Brownjohn feature last Monday - what drive and talent!

Letter: Authorised vandalism

Letter: Invest in children

Jonathan Young

Young's challenge in going it alone

National's New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is unlikely to admit it, but having Labour list MP Andrew Little "mouthing off about New Plymouth" for the last three years kept him on his toes.

Roving no more: the long goodbye

Irish Rovers At 50 The Irish Rovers embark on their final New Zealand tour, but the members won't be retiring.

Whodunit with Taranaki stars

Ahead of the premiere of Prime's new whodunit, reporter Taryn Utiger caught up with the two stars of The Brokenwood Mysteries, who are both from New Plymouth.

Time to savour cornbread and cake

Three Chevys now 789

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A repertoire fit for the rich and famous

Chef cooked for Russian oil tycoons, Pierce Brosnan and Abba and now he's sharing his knowledge at Witt.

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Karanga Morgan

Breast check saves a life

It took Karanga Morgan three years to convince herself to have a mammogram - the procedure saved her life.

Dean Pratt

Mad about running

Hawera's own marathon man is halfway towards reaching both his goals.

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Pencil pushers feel the burn

Huatoki Plaza will be alive with the buzzing of exercise equipment on Friday.

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Giving back to charity

Joseph Elieza has gone from being a World Vision-sponsored child to working for the organisation.

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