06052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. Around 80 guests attended the pink Ribbon breakfast at Arborio to raise money for Breast Cancer. Michelle Lee and her friend Jayne Bartnett offered to shave their hair off for the cause and to raise some extra funds. Michelle Lee getting her hair shaved off.

Shaving for a cure gallery

It has been a long time since Jayne Barnett has rocked a bald head.

Calves put down

Calves thrive on a dairy farm when they are well-fed.

A herd of 18 neglected calves on a Taranaki lifestyle block have been put down.

Laura sings her way to LA video

10:29 AM  Laura Griffiths is about attend an international singing course.

Doctor vs DHB

A spat between an obstetrician and the Taranaki DHB has seen a withdrawal of scans for pregnant women.

Sallies raising funds to help

The Sallies help more than 100 people a month and is fundraising to make sure it continues.

What's on in the weekend

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News

Serious crash in Whanganui

12032015. News. photo. Supplied/Fairfax NZ. St John Paramedics Bridget Dicker and Colin Tan are on their way to a job. 12-mkc-ambulance

10:47 AM  A car is on fire after it and a truck crashed on Tayforth Rd just north of Whanganui.

Crucial meals service seeks volunteers

10:47 AM  Meals on Wheels needs more helpers.

Safety inspectors 'here to help'

More cows, more milk, no more profit

Sport

Two sides chasing first win of season

Naumai's Kelly Jury, with ball, a key defender for her side in Taranaki premier one netball.

Naumai and New Plymouth Girls' High School will both be hoping for better things when they clash in a Taranaki premier one netball match in Hawera on Thursday night.

Blyde gets four in one-sided exchange

Promising halfback Liam Blyde bagged four tries as New Plymouth Boys' High School routed Wanganui Collegiate 67-0 in their annual first XV match at the Gully on Wednesday.

New Plymouth Girls' High School volleyballers, from left, Maya Dickson, Grace George and Libby Houghton, have been selected in New Zealand age group teams.

National recognition for Girls' High volleyballers

Three New Plymouth Girls' High School volleyballers have been selected in New Zealand age group teams.

Opinion

Plastic news is fantastic

Your letters

Today's letters include an update on recycling and a tribute to young biscuit makers.

Garner: Are manners sexist?

OPINION: I like holding doors open, to me it's a little sign of good manners. Or sexist. You decide.

''As followers of Christ we won't become doormats who tolerate abuse...''

Faith in Taranaki - I submit: but what to?

The centenary of the Gallipoli campaign has caused me to ponder what a different world we now live in.  The virtues of honour, duty and especially 'knowing your place' were surely more highly prised a century ago.  This has further led me to consider the idea of 'submission'. 

Lifestyle

Arts snippets

Auckland based sculptor and artist Chris Moore will be running a black smithing workshop at The Korver Molloy Gallery.

Taranaki's arts scene is bursting with things to do. You can learn to blacksmith, audition for a farming musical or check out embroidery panels.

A successful musical marriage

REVIEW: Taranaki Male Choir hosted the women of Living Harmony for their Jubilant Harmonies concert at St Andrew's Church last Sunday afternoon.

Taranaki director Bill Tate says it is becoming harder to convince men to audition for roles at the theatre.

Where have all the men gone?

Finding the perfect man has become a hard task for Bill Tate.

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