A Court of Appeal hearing will be held on May 4 regarding Rongonui's case.

Appeal pending for hammer attacker

More than two years after being jailed, a Taranaki man's convictions are set to be reviewed.

Calf pen orders surge

L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Third round of Jetsprint Champs

Spectators flocked to Jetsprints in Waitara: Round 3 national championship.

Car hits bank

Driver suffers back injuries in crash.

Veterans remembered

Victor Five (V5) Company Vietnam veterans paraded through the streets of New Plymouth.

Cruise ship Artania in port

More than 800 German-speaking tourists cruised around Taranaki on Sunday.

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Winter milking tempts farmers

Dairy cow.

12:22 PM  Premium prices may appeal but a move to winter milking requires serious thought, experts say.

Dairy awards attract new generation

11:58 AM  A new generation is stamping its mark on a sharemilking competition about to mark a major milestone.

Custody remand for sex accused

Is this NZ's best shed?


Kawi king of the mile

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

One of New Zealand's best gallopers has won his sixth Group I in impressive style.

Soffe Cup leaders look in ominous form

Nikayla Barnard was part of a dominant Pukekura line-up.

One-way traffic in final Soffe Cup round

Home semifinal close for Woodleigh

Woodleigh captain Moriz Hartmann made an unbeaten 71 against Stratford.

Top four all but decided.

Woodleigh could take top spot

Callum Stuart will be out to grab a 10-wicket bag for the match against Hawera United.

Top four should have clear shape after penultimate round.

Tito helping next generation of Chiefs

Paul Tito will coach the Chiefs Under-20 side with the Lavea brothers.

Taranaki trio to start for Chiefs Under-20 side.


Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

Living and dying with Le Creuset

There are things a Le Creuset pot cannot do. They just haven't been discovered yet.

You can't expect to leave much of a mark on this world but you can leave your Le Creuset.

Disaster prep delays

Have you got your survival kit ready?

OPINION: Getting round to getting ready.

Barrie talks back for Fonterra

Semi-retired farmer Barrie Smith thinks Fonterra is doing just fine, thank you very much.

Semi-retired farmer Barrie Smith has a few things he wants you to know.


Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

89-year old 'pop star' video

Tahora musicians Tracey Haskell and Murray McCartie have collaborated on a CD of songs from the back country.

Mo McCartie had been composing songs in his head while out on the farm for years.

No top beaches for Taranaki, but why? video

Fitzroy Beach may be one of the most popular in New Plymouth, but the rest of the world hasn't realised how awesome it ...

It's Lonely Planet's #2 region but Taranaki has no beach in country's top 10. How can this be?

A gardening art form

Wayne Morris is in his element surrounded by old junk.

A man who gardens with art, talks to Virginia Winder about his world of creativity.

A mug a day, the artist says

Perfecting the mishima technique on mugs led to Marita Green creating larger sculptural works, like this one.

 One mug, two mugs, three mugs, four. Keep it going, only 96 more.

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