290514 NEWS Sam Scannell/Taranaki Daily News -  New Plymouth Girls High school students from left, Sarah Roberts, Sophie Simson, Tyla Winter and Shayla Wilson, all 16, enjoy a treat before taking part in 'Junk Free June'.

Treat food tossed out

3:45 PM  Burgers and chicken chips could be the undoing for a group of New Plymouth Girls' High School students taking on Junk Free June.

Spudz shuts up shop

file veges

.A lack of customers has led to the closure of a fruit and vegetable shop.

14 jobs cut at ITL

ITL has undergoes second round of redundancies in a year and 14 jobs are going.

Tiny horse dies

The tiny horse that stole the hearts of the nation has died in the arms of its best friend.

TDHB backs fluoride 

Community water fluoridation is safe and effective according to the TDHB.

What's happening in Taranaki

Exhibitions, concerts and a lesson on the history of a hymn are all coming up in Taranaki.

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News

Kids enjoy swim with stingrays

At the Poor Knights Islands are, from left Christopher Luke with his daughter Bethanie, and Catherine Butler with St Pius X School teacher Karen Maclean.

Swimming with stingrays and exploring the Rikoriko Cave were the top highlights for two St Pius X School pupils who have just got back from a trip to the Poor Knights Islands.

SPCA overflowing with cats

North Taranaki SPCA is bursting at the seams with cats.

Maternity hub getting closer

Cut mental health red tape: report

Sport

Southern desperately need win to keep play-off hopes alive

Tukapa co-coach Laurence Corlett has found the playing field too hard to stay off.

4:16 PM  Just how desperate Southern are to stay in the play-off race should be seen at Sanders Park on Saturday.

Another tough climb ahead for Taranaki Mountain Airs

3:43 PM  Another week, another game for the Taranaki Mountain Airs in the National Basketball League.

Leigh Rumbold

Big weekend ahead for club footballers

4:11 PM  All but one Taranaki  premier football game go on hold this weekend as other teams compete in either the Chatham Cup qualifier or Central Football's Federation Cup fixtures.

Opinion

What's up Doc?

Readers take issue with the Conservation Department and suggest it's time to remove some power lines.

Letters: Tuesday, May 26

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

Tuesday night's missing teen incident on Mt Taranaki has brought back memories of the Topec Paritutu Rock tragedy.

Let's hope the lessons were learned

OPINION: A second major incident in the space of just three years is bound to lead to intense scrutiny over the future of Topec.

Lifestyle

Bottling up The Blistered Fingers

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).

3:49 PM  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. 

Moved to Taranaki for love

Taranaki has become the place of true love and creativity for Dave Pope, who moved here 18 months ago from London.

Rehearsal of the stage play Meeting Karpovsky, starring Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer.

What's on this weekend

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

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