Brian Hawkins, 82, from Oakura is taking his two daughters and grandson to see his all time favourite band AC/DC at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

82-year-old rocker video

Brian Hawkins may be 82, but he plans to be dancing to the beat at the AC/DC concert in Wellington in December.

Aussie climber found

Two alpine teams have been deployed on foot to search for a man lost on Mt.Taranaki.

10:45 PM  A stranded Australian climber has been rescued on Mt Taranaki.

Food parcels for Christmas video

The number of people in New Plymouth looking for help has gone up in the past year, according to a social services provider.

New seabed mining bid

The company who last year lost an application to mine iron ore from the seabed is lodging a new application.

166 buildings 'likely' quake prone

Geological testing in New Plymouth's CBD is set to start early next year.

El Condor closes up

El Condor has shut its doors for the last time.

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Baby Petrels take flight

Trainee DOC Ranger Emma Neal holding a baby petrel due for relocation to Sanctuary Island in the Hawkes Bay.

Young Petrels are taking flight to the Hawkes Bay but not in the way you might think...

Watering hole to waffle house

A New Plymouth building long known for a place to grab a pint will soon be serving waffles and children.

Givealittle used for debt

Witness breaks down during evidence


New Plymouth volleyballers win silver

Libby Houghton, one of two New Plymouth Girls' High School players named in tournament team at North Island junior volleyball championships. The other was Maya Dickson.

New Plymouth Girls' High School won silver in division one at the North Island secondary schools' junior volleyball championships in Wellington last week.

Stan Bridger Memorial win for Fitzroy surf lifesavers

Fitzroy's Keely O'Keefe braces as she is hit by a wave in the under-19 women's ski race. She finished second.

Fitzroy claimed overall honours in the Stan Bridger Memorial surf lifesaving competition at New Plymouth's East End Beach last Sunday.

Stags keep play-off hopes alive

Northern Knights batsman Daryl Mitchell is beaten all ends up by Central Stags bowler Adam Milne.

Mahela Jayawardene all class he he flays the Knights bowling attack.

Sharrock full of praise for jockey after Wanganui Cup win

Madonna Mia races away with the Wanganui Cup.

Sharrock delighted with ride as Madonna Mia wins the Wanganui Cup.

New Zealand always seem to be on the wrong end of bad decisions

"When this thing hits the bat and someone catches it, is it out?" Brendon McCullum asks umpire Nigel Llong.

The Black Caps look set to shafted again in a test in Australia.


Advent a time for questioning

Annie Baigent asks questions of values worth living and dying for in the lead up to Christmas.

OPINION: What do you live for and, what would you die for?

Spare a thought for your regional MP

It's been a good year for Act MP David Seymour, but spare a thought for your hard-working regional MPs.

EDITORIAL: It may not be as glamorous as the headline grabbing political intrigue, but a regional MP's work is just as valuable.

Pink ball proves popular with fans

Tim Southee batting during day three of the third cricket test match between New Zealand Black Caps and Australia. Sunday 29 November 2015.

Well, pink replaced red for those in their whites on the green during the black of night and the Australian gold was too good for the Black Caps.

VDL sale could be best deal ever

The New Plymouth District Council's investment in Tasmanian dairy farms could yet turn out to be their most savvy commercial decision yet.

EDITORIAL: One of the greatest risks of playing politics is the words you choose as weapons against your opponents coming back to haunt you. 


What's on in Taranaki

The 7 Days cast, from left, Paul Ego, Josh Thomson, Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood, Jeremy Elwood, Urzila Carlson and Jeremy Corbett, will be in New Plymouth on Friday.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki at the weekend.

Leaving a lifetime of memories

Jenny Atkinson and her horse Buck at her garden on Mountain Rd.

An Inglewood couple are about to begin a new chapter, farewelling a beautiful garden and a cherished life on historic family land.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia flips through the pages of the past.

Join former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia on a stroll down memory lane.

No better cure for a grumpy hubby

Preparations have begun for the Park Bowling Club centennial and Bill Batchelor sits beside the parking meter that gathers fines.

Hawera's second bowling club has been going strong for close to a century.

I just need somebody to love

Peanut the horse is looking for a home.

Meet the animals looking for homes at the North Taranaki SPCA.

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