Chrissy Fairclough was on cloud nine when she was with her late husband Michael.

Grief of tanker driver's widow 

6:55 AM  Widow of Patea tanker crash driver would "trade anything in the world to have him back".

Relocation won't work

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young said Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett's $5000 relocation grant is a good idea, but ...

 Auckland isn't the only area struggling with emergency housing shortages.

Farmer found guilty

Farmer guilty of diverting a stream on his property despite claiming its movement was natural.

Drug dealer nabbed

A woman's drug dealing operation was foiled when undercover offices bought "tinnies" from her home.

CBD project announced

Central New Plymouth is in for a light, bright, green makeover.

DHB meets health targets

Taranaki provides fastest cancer treatment in the country, still misses national target.

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Tysons outlast Inglewood

Inglewood's Jenna O'Sullivan tries to block Tysons' Connie Clement.

Tysons remain undefeated after a tough win over Inglewood.

Van Gaal's sacking sad reflection on how Premier League operates

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's last act was to lift the FA Cup.

Winning silverware counts for little these days for some managers.

Chiefs out to keep top spot video

Chiefs centre Seta Tamanivalu will have a big midfield clash with the Waratahs' Israel Folau in Sydney on Friday night.

One last big effort before the June international break will do wonders for the Chiefs' Super Rugby title chances.

Taranaki look across Tasman

Reds lock Ben Matwijow has signed for Taranaki for this year's national provincial championship.

Taranaki opt to find a lock from Australia to help solve a problem.

Mountain Airs looking for strong finish

Houston O'Riley shoots over Canterbury's Jamie Adams.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs aim for their best finish in eight years in New Plymouth this weekend.


Learned Facebook users bag Blenheim

Should Blenheim doff its name, would other beleaguered towns dare to follow suit?

OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?

Navel gazing in the mainstream media

Rachel Stewart won Opinion writer of the year at the 2016 Canon Awards. It left her reflective on the state of the ...

OPINION: Mainstream media is not perfection personified, it's a mix of the good, the bad and even sometimes, the great.

Racist labelling gathers momentum

Chester Borrows says there are votes in paranoia.

Bandwagons are interesting vehicles to be on and just as interesting to watch drive past if only to see who is on board.

Opinion: Judd and the race debate

New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd has chosen not to stand for re-election in October.

Maori are accustomed to intense attacks whenever the subject of increased representation in local government is raised.


Where the easel meets the trowel

Amanda Hewlett loves being in her art studio, which will be open for the Taranaki Arts Trail.

The land means everything to a New Plymouth painter and gardener. Virginia Winder meets a woman just as happy holding a brush or a trowel.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

Take a glance at the Taranaki news making headlines half a century ago.

The power of philanthropy

The Jessie Buchanan Memorial Rose Garden, a gift to the people of Hawera in 1968.

Generous citizens make communities better places.

Major Francis Upritchard exhibit

Shrunken heads, small mummies and rainbow-patterned sages all feature in a new exhibition by a New Plymouth artist.

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