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Time to listen, not to post

5:00 AM  New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd has dished out a public scolding to his councillors and called on them to dob in their wayward peers.

Queries over search

A Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre guide helps searchers during last week's operation to find Phillip Pierson, 14, who became separated from his group and spent a night alone in freezing conditions on Egmont National Park.

5:00 AM  Lingering questions about how a 14-year-old became lost in Egmont National Park need answers.

Kids get the Fifa experience

5:00 AM  Members of the Nigeria Under 20 football team visited the children's ward at Taranaki Base Hospital.

Man arrested for playground arson

New Plymouth police have made an arrest following an arson attack at Pukekura Park.

Flood turns to a trickle

NPDC Long Term Plan submissions about the Len Lye Centre have dropped from 1829 to 10.

Wetter than usual May

It was a wet month for Taranaki with 32 per cent more rain falling than usual for May. 

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Plenty of pigs

Waitara's Athyn Neil, 9, gets up close to some of the 61 boars weighed in at the Waitara District Services and Citizens Club's pig hunt.

There were plenty of pigs for hunters to set their sights on during an annual three day hunt held over the weekend.

Get tickets the day before

Football fans heading to the next Fifa U-20 World Cup matches at Stadium Taranaki are being urged to arrive early to avoid disappointment

Hospice funding boost

Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre blessed


Waitara's Daniel Maxwell prepares for another title fight

Taranaki's Daniel Maxwell will take on Auckland boxer Ivana Siau at this Saturday's Waitara Fight Night.

A Waitara boxer has his sights set on winning his second title fight within the space of six months.

Unicorns too fast for circling Sharks

The Hawke's Bay Unicorns pipped the Taranaki Sharks 46-40 in a free-flowing representative rugby league match in Hastings last Sunday.

Waitara's Ray Hutton watches his bowl closely during play in the triples at the North Island indoor bowls championships at the Central Hall in New Plymouth on Monday.

Taranaki teams claim two indoor bowls title

Taranaki teams won two of the three titles on offer at the North Island indoor bowls championships in New Plymouth over Queen's Birthday Weekend.


The facts about those comments

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OPINION: Ross Henderson springs to the defence of Andrew Little on the superannuation debate.

Farewell to John Campbell video

OPINION: Go take a bloody well-deserved break, you marvellous bugger.

Kindness is catching, as Gabby Devine showed during her brave battle with cancer.

Kindness is catching

OPINION: Let's go viral - for good.


Beetroot to beat the blues

Beetroot and goats cheese salad with toasted walnut and herb vinaigrette.

Goonjan Gupta has had a helping hand creating dishes featuring a colourful vegetable that's earthy, sweet and packed with goodness.

What's on this weekend

Cakes, crafts and country markets are just a few of the things on in Taranaki this weekend.

The Blistered Fingers are turning an artspace into an album launch on Friday, May 29, at New Plymouth's JD Reid Gallery. From left: Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick (bass) and Karl Raubenheimer (guitar/vocals).

Bottling up The Blistered Fingers

With a name that promises they'll play to they bleed, The Blistered Fingers are bottling up their sound to sell on repeat. Hannah Lee talks with the New Plymouth band about the switch from stage to studio, for the making of their debut album. 

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