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Olive's Lunch Box owner's Shirley and Warren Smith outside their new Glover Road, Hawera, premises.

Filling the lunchbox gap

The chance to re-open their beloved Hawera cafe with a tweaked recipe has proven a winner for its owners.

Brown water flowing

Water file

Flow meter testing in Inglewood has left some residents with brown water.

Secret abortion, suicide attempt

Mother urges law change so parents know about underage kids having abortions.

Mystery of why drivers fail

A computer engineer is using the power of Twitter to expose a notorious carpark.

Change riles motorist

Roading bosses come under fire for axing passing lane on busy stretch of Surf Highway 45.

Donations landlocked by costs

Generosity of the Taranaki region momentarily grounded donations bound for Vanuatu.

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Iwi closer to final settlement

Taranaki iwi lead negotiator Jamie Tuuta.

9 min ago  Taranaki Iwi Trust is on track to sign off its $70 million dollar Treaty settlement.

Providing employment links

A new event connected more than 1400 prospective employees with employers and training providers.

Literary awards judges visit Taranaki

New look NZ Post service video


Age group basketball teams named

Finding the hoop.

Taranaki's age group basketball teams to compete at national tournaments in 2015 have been named

Riders clean up in motocross champs

Hawera High School motocross riders are the best in the North Island.

Moturoa's Jake Andrews (middle) and Eltham's Mark Mekalick (right) fight for possession in a Taranaki premier grade football match at Onuku Taipari Domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Moturoa go to top-of-the-table in premier league

Moturoa got their Taranaki premier grade campaign back on track when beating competition front runners Eltham 4-2 at New Plymouth's Onuku Taipari domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.


Letters: Tuesday, May 26

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Colin Draper ( NOT SHOWN ) (Grey Power President) post's a letter.
NZ Post want to reduce deliveries.
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Mail Box in McLauchlan

OPINION: Readers continue the debate over wards and a footpath.

Angry Andrew needs to chill

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

Duncan Garner says we let work distract us from what really matters: family, friends and the joys of new experiences.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

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


Literary awards judges visit Taranaki

Ronald Hugh Morrieson Award judges Mandy Hager, left, and Sue Wootton, right,  ran several workshops at South and Central Taranaki libraries to encourage and support this year's entrants.

Authentically-voiced writing that moves its reader will draw the eyes of this year's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards judges.

Art imitating life for Taranaki Shorty star

New Plymouth's Karlos Drinkwater talks about famous family and the work that prepared him for the role.

Taranaki Bride of the year competition 2015 Supreme winner Sara Coward (McKenna), left, and Runner-up Fay Rice (Emeny).

Renovations before honeymoons

Home renovations take precedence over honeymoons for Taranaki's modern brides. 

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