05022016 - A safety fence installed in a Taranaki town has caused uproar

Inglewood's 'Berlin Wall' to stay

A new fence in Inglewood has literally divided the town, but it's set to stay.

Water death in Patea

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

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

Big fire in Hawera gallery video

Homes have been evacuated near a huge fire at an industrial site in Hawera.

Patience waning for road upgrade

5 min ago  Drivers heading into New Plymouth are losing patience with the Vickers to City upgrade.

Violent attack by teen

A young girl stood timidly in the dock as the court heard how she used a car jack to assault someone.

Manhunt after chase

New Plymouth police have found the man who ditched his car and went on the run.

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Second life for Puke Ariki acquisitions

Taonga Maori Collection curator Glen Skipper in the work space in the main storage room.

9:27 AM  Reporter Yvette Batten is taking a peek at the less visible aspects of Puke Ariki. This week we speak with Taonga Maori Collection curator Glen Skipper about what happens to items once they are added to the Heritage Collection.

New Plymouth students given new iPads

About $40,000 worth of iPads have been dished out to five Taranaki schools.

Charity bin dumpings a national problem

Raw milk rules welcomed


Rennie running out the big guns

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane is ready to rip into his first game since the World Cup - back on home turf in Rotorua against the Waratahs in the team's first pre-season hit out.

First hit out serves as a big opportunity for Chiefs players to push their case for selection.

Rice gunning for fourth minisprint title

New Plymouth's Sean Rice (1nz) chases Kihikihi's Jayde Barnett during minisprint racing at Stratford Speedway last Saturday night.

Minisprint driver Sean Rice chasing his fourth straight Taranaki title at the Stratford Speedway track.

Hill wins fours battle in overtime

Former New Zealand representative Neville Hill had a narrow escape in the Clubs New Zealand men's fours bowls tournament on Thursday.

Manurewa's Neville Hill is a well-known name in New Zealand bowls.

Golden weekend for New Plymouth volleyballers

Ginny Broderick, 15, and Maya Dickson, 14, combined to win gold in the junior girls' division one competition at the New Zealand secondary schools' beach volleyball championships in Mt Maunganui last weekend.

New Plymouth Girls' High School's Maya Dickson and Ginny Broderick have had a golden start to the year.

History repeats itself at Club's

New Plymouth's John Law blends in with the mural at the Paritutu Bowling Club in New Plymouth. Law has been working this week as one of the official recorders for the Clubs New Zealand men's fours tournament.

History does repeat.


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

A church without a building

Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the oldest stone church in New Zealand, closed its doors on Sunday 31 January for earthquake strengthening.

A church is not necessarily a building, explains Anne Knox of the Taranaki Cathedral.

Waitangi Day a puzzler

New Zealand has struggled with finding an appropriate way of remembering the Treaty of Waitangi since it was signed in 1840.

It's our only true homegrown national holiday and we really don't know how to deal with it.


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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