Craig Reid, aka Hula Boy, is in New Plymouth to give people a taste of Velvet.

Power Ranger to Hula Boy

A man in a sequined leotard walks into New Plymouth. This is not a joke.

Rescuing the rescuer

Peter Lethbridge was rescued off the mountain by the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter, a service he has volunteered with for ...

Sitting on the mountain with a broken leg, Peter Lethbridge waited for the rescue helicopter he would usually be flying in.

Hawt dawg, it's hot dogs gallery video

Americarna under way as hundreds of car enthusiasts kick it by the seaside.

Sensing murder cop's not convinced

The latest cop to help TV show Sensing Murder was once compared to Dirty Harry.

Councillor's condition improving

"I know that Rhonda is a fantastic person and she is focused on helping Craig through this."

Online wills coming

Instead of sitting down with a lawyer to create your will, you could soon do it with the click of a mouse.

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Stands give Womad stalwart a lift

Bruce and Dianne Richards are enjoying having elevated views of the acts at Womad.

12:08 PM  One of the men who helped bring Womad to New Plymouth is now finding great views in the over-65s stands.

Parole breach withdrawn

11:36 AM  Parole breach withdrawn against former Taranaki sex offender.

Early vaccination against flu protects everybody

Young paddlers rising up Taranaki canoe polo ranks

Sport

Action in the air and on the track at Stratford

Freestyle Motocross rider Andrew Jackson will perform at the Stratford Speedway.

Freestyle motocross returns after decent break.

Dedication to netball recognised

Netball Taranaki have held their annual meeting.

Two decades of work recognised.

Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Dickson China bound with NZ team

Maya Dickson has been named in the national indoor volleyball team.

Busy time ahead for Disckson.

Baldock pips Joseph to win Westown Cup

Dean Baldock proved too good in the Westown Cup.

Home course proves the oracle for Baldock.

opinion

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.

And the race is on

OPINION: The Whanganui electorate is in a unique situation with the selection of candidates for the two biggest political parties running concurrently and it being such a long time since the last selections for either party.

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.

Lifestyle

Fifty years ago

180652016 Sports Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax. Francis Douglas Memorial College v Wesley College first XV rugby at FDMC. ...

Check out the news that had Taranaki talking in late February, 1967.

Two-year tarot card project video

Each card has a god, goddess or spirit assigned to it.

"The images I create have spiritual meaning, and so I like to create them in a spiritual space and mindset."

John Sargeant: A nutty legacy

John Sargeant has looked after South Taranaki's parks for 22 years. Now he's calling it a day.

For John Sargeant it's all about the walnuts.

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.

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