Players have a game of bike polo at the King Edward Park tennis courts in Hawera.

Bike polo taking off

In a twist on the old game of polo, bicycles have replaced horses by a group of keen players in South Taranaki.

Sports pills probe

New Plymouth's Jocelyn Gabites is currently undertaking a research project entitled 'Does fact or fiction drive the consumption of sports supplements?'

Gym-bunnies are increasingly fuelling-up before the gym, but is their choice an informed one?

Dying Dad taught me how to live

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.

Daily News wins national award

Taranaki Daily News scoops a best newspaper award at the Canon Media Awards.

Pressure to settle Bell Block path

Peter Barker accuses council of putting off his speech because of its own political interest.

Why I care about Campbell

OPINION: This is dedicated to those of you who are cheering about the demise of Campbell Live.

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Taranaki Daily News wins big

A photo of a 4X4 event from the portfolio Charlotte Curd entered in the Canon Media Awards for Junior Photographer of the Year.

The Taranaki Daily News has picked up two major gongs at the nation's prestigious media awards.

Trio win radio award

A former Hawera couple have won a national award for their podcast radio programme.  

Armed police in Inglewood

Disease outbreak hits daycare

Sport

Tysons march on in Taranaki netball

New Plymouth Girls' High School wing attack Thiesan Rodgers-Lobban has her sights set on the ball during a premier one netball match in New Plymouth last Friday night.

Run of home games start for Team Taranaki

Team Taranaki return to their home ground at Pukekura Park for the first time this season when they play Palmerston North Boys' High School in a Federation League football match on Sunday.

Taranaki Mountain Airs captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell will need to be in the centre of the action against the Southland Sharks on Saturday.

Airs' captain to play against Sharks despite club ban

Taranaki Mountain Airs captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell may be sitting out the next four rounds of club play after copping a suspension, but it won't stop him playing against the Southland Sharks in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Opinion

Angry Andrew needs to chill

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21:  Prime Minister John Key speaks to media after the 2015 budget presentation at Parliament House on May 21, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. English announced the New Zealand 2015/2016 Budget today, unveiling a $790 million child poverty package, axing of Kiwisaver $1000 kickstart payments and $52m allocated for developing spare Crown land in Auckland for residential housing.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not but last week Prime Minister John Key accurately described Labour Leader Andrew Little as 'Angry Andrew'.

Where now Mr Mayor?

The fall out from last week's Maori ward vote continues in our latest batch of letters.

The Whisper: scare campaign over lifting GST

Unnecessary comment you need

OPINION: Maori wards are out, paying for night parking isn't popular and people miss John Campbell. Are we surprised?

Lifestyle

A rebuild in the Philippines

Steve Bowkett, right, helped by two of the locals, nails a plywood floor down on one of the houses.

Work continues in the Philippines' Tacloban City to help rebuild homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Justin Butler writes about his visit with a team of volunteers from New Plymouth.

Real Tart art gallery closes

Taranaki's community gallery Real Tart has shut up shop and an alternative gallery space on offer is getting a luke warm response from established artists.

The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux due in New Zealand later this year.

Toyota unveils new Hilux

Toyota NZ ramping pressure on Ford Ranger with news of nine new Hilux models to join current 12 varieties.

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