New Plymouth's Becky McEwan will soon be on appearing on television sets across the country.

New Plymouth actress on TV

Becky McEwan had scooped herself a regular role on TVNZ's Filthy Rich.

Man's name released

Two people are in the water after their boat capsized on the Patea bar.

A Hawera man in his 50s has died after his boat capsized on the Patea river bar.

Tony Foulkes resigns

Taranaki DHB chief executive Tony Foulkes has resigned.

League teen on new charges

A Taranaki sporting talent is facing new charges after escaping a conviction last year.

Blaze being investigated gallery video

Firefighters spent almost six hours at a blaze which destroyed an office complex in Hawera overnight.

Hamish shines in the wild

7:59 PM  Hamish Fleming impresses in Coast to Coast

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Bicycles, beards and barbers

This smooth criminal wanted only to be known as "The Caseman."

8:49 PM  Bicycles, beards, barbers and probably a few bruises seemed to be the theme of Jetcharm Barbers first retro bike race.

New Plymouth rainbow run organised

Running may not be everyone's favourite thing to do, but this sounds awesome.

Plague of flies in Taranaki

Top five Valentine's spots in Taranaki


Wilde shines in the wild

Competitors get going at the start of the 2016 Coast to Coast race.

Hayden Wilde impresses in first Coast to Coast

Only one survivor from Hinds' last final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

Chiefs beat Waratahs, suffer more injuries

Chiefs winger Glen Fisiiahi on his way to the try-line against the Waratahs at Rotorua.

Late try secures scrappy win for the Chiefs, who suffer more injury setbacks.

Manurewa fours wins Clubs New Zealand bowls title

Manurewa's Neville Hill bowls during the final of the Clubs New Zealand men's fours tournament at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth on Friday.

Manurewa's Neville Hill prevailed to win the Clubs New Zealand men's fours at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth on Friday afternoon.

Inline hockey world champs qualifier in New Plymouth

Inline hockey on show in New Plymouth in April.

New Plymouth will host the Inline Hockey Asia-Pacific IIHF world championship qualifier in April. 


Beach not government's affair

Abel Tasman beach for sale story in Guardian.

What's the difference between a beach and a scrubby piece of bush, asks Sargeant.

Blokes save beach

Awaroa Inlet and Awaroa Bay in Abel Tasman National Park has been put up for sale by the owners.

Blokes with a good idea rule, says Henderson

Let's talk technology etiquette

What was supposed to be a 45-minute drive to a hotel ended up becoming a six-hour journey in the opposite direction for one GPS-trusting tourist in Iceland.

Technology is your window to the world but can blind you to what's at your feet.

Zika not the apocalypse

In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4000 Zika cases in Brazil.

Gwynne Dyer thinks we need to all stop worrying so much about the zika virus


Endless organic edibles

Patricia Blatti tends tomatoes in a glasshouse at the top of the Veale Rd property.

Leaving Auckland has been a boon for Patricia and Richard's taste buds

Mullet memories

Fishing for kahawai at the Waitara river mouth is as popular as ever.

Graeme Duckett reminisces on a boyhood fishing in the Waitara river.

Who was Monica Brewster?

Monica Govett photographed at Haslemere Surrey, England circa 1912.

This week was the 130th birthday of Monica Brewster. Tara Shaskey looks into the life of the founding patron of New Plymouth's contemporary art museum.

Katchafire take 'world stage', again

Katchafire will be onstage at Womad New Zealand in New Plymouth on the weekend of March 18 to 20.

Katchafire returns to Womad New Zealand for the second time around.

Weekend entertainment diary

The Andrew London Trio, from left, Nils Olsen, Kirsten London and Andrew London, will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre on Friday.

Start planning your weekend by checking out Taranaki's entertainment diary

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