Owner Ron Trigg and head brewer Jesse Sigurdsson share a beer as Mike's Brewery takes back over from liquidators who ...

Mike's Brewery lives on

2:01 PM  A beloved Kiwi craft beer brand is battling back from liquidation.

$70k signs a 'travesty'

The New Plymouth District Council says they have received feedback on the signs because they are hard to read.

People are saying they don't do what a sign should - direct you where to go.

Gone but not forgotten video

It's more than double our annual road toll - the heartbreak behind New Zealand's 700 dead babies.

Four-person car crash

1:30 PM  A car crashed into a lamppost.

Abandoned oil well uncovered

Taranaki has an estimated 140 abandoned oil wells out of a total 359 nationwide.

'Hey, how's it going?' video

Amie Murphy owns the best liquor store in the country - she also met her fiance the day after opening.

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Greens critique Waitara River

Catherine Delahunty surveys the Waitara River as part of her tour of 10 New Zealand rivers which need improvement.

"We think things like clarity and water temperature should also be factors in judging quality."

Ill-tree-ted trees split street

The plants were chopped down, replanted, chopped down again. What's going on?

Kayaking around New Zealand

Kasm takes legal action


Roller Mills rugby gallery

Taranaki winger Adam Loveridge fends a defender before scoring in the corner.

Ten teams have this week been competing at one of the oldest rugby tournaments in the country, the 2016 Roller Mills.

Barson takes Taranaki Open lead

Grant Moorhead lost his overnight lead but remains in contention at the Taranaki Open.

"I don't know if it's going 30 yards left or its going 30 yards right. "

Points at a premium for Taranaki against Canterbury

Seta Tamanivalu, who this week signed with the Crusaders, needs to get more involved for Taranaki against Canterbury.

"They have got depth, like we have, and it's going to be a battle and we're preparing for a big, hard battle."

Moorhead leads Taranaki Open after first round

Jared Pender chips on to the green on the opening day of the Taranaki Open at Ngamotu. Taranaki first five-eighth Marty ...

"All of a sudden I was six under and all it was was a few putts going in."

AB's power lured Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu, who will play for the Crusaders next year, beats a tackle by Jonathan Davies during the All Blacks' ...

All Blacks midfielder Seta Tamanivalu has confirmed a one-year deal with the Crusaders.


Wrong answer over seawall

The coastline at Urenui beach camp which remains unprotected by a seawall has heavily eroded during storm events this year.

EDITORIAL: The decision by the outgoing New Plymouth District Council to finally fund the completion of the Urenui Seawall was interesting for two points.

A life of losing (things)

If you haven't lost your scissors lately it might be time to consider whether you are human or not.

If you can never find them when you want them, are scissors even real?

Time for new blood

Brad Markham is an award-winning journalist-turned dairy farmer. He moved to Taranaki with his partner in June. They ...

OPINION: Should relics of the past be allowed to determine our future?

News is good for Kiwi consumers

The dividends from electricity are higher after the government sold off 49 per cent of the power companies.

People often find good news difficult to believe, preferring to believe the bad.


Fifty years ago

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

The news making Taranaki headlines in late September '66.

A garden for all seasons

Coast Haven, Claire and Paddy Baker's Stent Rd property.

Three decades exposed to the Tasman Sea has given Claire Baker her plenty of knowledge about survival.

Taranaki's night sky

What to watch out for in the skies above Taranaki in October.

A guide to the sights in the heavens above Taranaki in October

Take me to the Ball

Dancing was a necessary social skill in colonial times.

Every man and his dog was hosting balls back in the day.

What's on this weekend

The Seaside Markets is on in New Plymouth this weekend.

Start planning your weekend.

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