The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pose for photos outside the hospital as they head home with their new daughter.

NZ welcomes royal baby news

PM John Key among first to congratulate Prince William and Kate on birth of the princess.

Call for Sallies support

Vianne O'Byrne, who is Community Ministry co-ordinator at the East Corps of the Salvation Army, was on the brink before being helped by the Army.

After three years of stability, demand for help increasing again.

Home heating hardships

More than a quarter of New Zealanders cannot afford to heat their homes adequately.

Police checks for children's workers

Doctors and teachers will be vetted by police every three years as of July 1.

McLean: Chiefs support getting blown away

2 min ago  OPINION: It will take time for promising Taranaki players to filter through to the Chiefs but the better the Canes go the less support will transfer over.

Garner: Are manners sexist?

OPINION: I should stress from the outset I'm not regularly mistaken for a gentleman.

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Culverden sharemilkers win national dairy title

Justin and Melissa Slattery have been named 2015 New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year.

NZ Dairy Industry Awards winners ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts.

Nepal expat feels helpless

When New Plymouth man finally reached his sister by phone, she started screaming as another quake hit.

Warm autumn weekend ahead

Gymnastics club stalwart retires


Sharp on target for Team Taranaki

Team Taranaki's Vinnie Sharp runs over Palmerston North Marist player Dan Hamilton during a Federation League football match at the Merrilands Domain in New Plymouth on Sunday. Sharp scored four goals in the 5-0 win.

Four goals from striker Vinnie Sharp help Team Taranaki to a 5-0 win over Palmerston North Marist in New Plymouth on Sunday.

Coastal miss last chance to win

 Defending champions Inglewood had to sweat on the last kick of the match before they repeated their grand final win from last season over Coastal in the Taranaki premier club competition on Saturday.

Inglewood flanker Ryan Hucker goes into score what proved to be the match winning try against Coastal, despite the attention of Brooke Gray.

Inglewood survive Coastal's last shot at victory

All eyes were on the goal posts at the Okato Domain as the referee's watch ticked past 80 minutes.


Selling New Zealand by the pound

Dairy exports v human rights... the cash cow wins.

OPINION: Our notion of "human rights" seems to depend on whom we're talking to.

What's so hard with three and four?

A reader takes issue with our recycling programmes.


Shutter closes on life with the stars

The photo which made both John F. Kennedy Jr. and Dan Farrell famous.

Dan Farrell, photographer, was born on October 31, 1930. He died on April 13, 2015, aged 84.

A Matter of Life and Death

A matter of life and death - Alice King

We're off! A Holden Astra VXR uses a ramp to flip up on to two wheels.

Wobbly start for new Holden hatch video

Wobbly start for Holden's new hatch as Kiwi and Aussie motoring journalists experience driving it on two wheels.

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