31082015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Sport Taranaki Health Development Advisor Kris Moller will be managing Sport Taranki's Workplace Health and Wellness Programme.

Healthy workers more productive

13 min ago  Helping staff get fitter and healthier has major benefits for companies, fitness expert says.

Jetstar's coming

31082015 News photo: ROBERT CHARLES/Fairfax NZ. Jet Star has announced New Plymouth as one of their new national destinations. Aleisha Pelham and her daughter Kahurangi, 2 1/2, were hoping it would.

17 min ago  Jetstar's announcement it is coming to Taranaki next year has delighted travellers.

Bomb squad called out

The bomb squad has been called to dispose of a mortar found under a Taranaki home.

'Calling card' left at school

A pile of poo was left at the scene of a burglary in Inglewood at the weekend.

Fire under nightclub

A small campfire under the old Mill nightclub has smoked out the building.

Community space created

Dreams are starting to become a reality for a New Plymouth electrician.

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News

Woman shaves head for refugees

Kareen Hillenaar gets her head shaved by her boss Lou Smith on Sunday to raise money to travel to Thailand to work with Burmese refugees.

New Plymouth's Kareen Hillenaar had an unexpected advantage when she had her head shaved on Sunday.

Growth and employment take a hit

Taranaki is at the bottom of the economic heap according to new data released this month.

Filling the Real Tart void

MOA Kluster changing education, technology

Sport

Moturoa and Hawera to face off in Rosebowl final

New Plymouth Rangers Reserves footballer  Adam Stuart (blue) blocks a pass from Moturoa's Zayed Rabbenery in a Duff Rosebowl semifinal at Merrilands Domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Hawera meet Moturoa in Taranaki football's Duff Rosebowl knockout competition final at Hawera's Turuturu Park on Saturday.

Four-wheel action for Taranaki

16112013 SPORTS ANDY McGECHAN/BikortNZ.com. CAPTION: Stratford's Scott Keegan (Honda), certain to be among the leading contenders for a national ATV title in November. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

The fast and the furious best of New Zealand's off-road racing community will arrive in Taranaki in November for the 2015 New Zealand ATV (all terrain vehicle) Championships.

Zittersteijn stars at nationals

Aidan Zittersteijn.

North Taranaki's Aidan Zittersteijn won the New Zealand Junior (under18) singles Indoor Bowls championships played at Titahi Bay on Saturday.

Sharrock has good day at the office

Allan Sharrock

Bookmakers slash odds for New Plymouth galloper Kawi after his dominant Hastings win on Saturday.

Tigers roar in premier two netball final

Stratford's Marissa Clough, left, and Western Suburbs Bengal Tigers wing attack Janna Slaats compete for the ball.

Western Suburbs Bengal Tigers turned the tables on Stratford to win the Taranaki premier two netball grand final 44-37 in New Plymouth on Saturday.

opinion

Guns, phones and a Filipino jail

Life inside a Filipino jail throws up some interesting encounters.

A tale from a South East Asian jail.

Answering that inane question

A conversational experiment has Jacqui Paterson questioning how to answer the internally inane "how are you?".

OPINION: Is anything other than "I'm fine" worth the effort?

Flag change another National disaster

Protesters carry the New Zealand flag at a TPPA demonstration.

OPINION: This flag debate feels like it’s been going on forever – but what have we achieved?

Garner: The important lesson for cheaters

The Ashley Madison data dump included more than 90,000 New Zealand email addresses.

OPINION: Oh what a tangled worldwide web some people weave when they're planning to deceive.

Lifestyle

Ritmata transcends genres

Ritmata

Ritmata really brought the international to the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Photos: That's a wrap, folks gallery

Architects of Air's Exxopolis was a hit with the young and the young at heart. Ian Bond, 98, was one of many who explored the realms of fantasy hidden inside the colourful, tent-like maze.

The 13th Taranaki International Arts Festival has come to an end.

Doctor discusses Gallipoli at Arts Festival

Dr Damien Fenton.

Taranaki International Arts Festival

Lady Rizo rolls out the unexpected

Lady Rizo performed in the Spiegeltent during the Taranaki Arts Festival.

Taranaki International Arts Festival

Puppy puppeteer steals hearts

Actor Rick Conte performs The Man Who Planted Trees at New Plymouth's TSB Showplace.

A bundle of hessian was brought to live in the Taranaki International Arts Festival performance of The Man Who Planted Trees.

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