17042015 News Photo Sue O'Dowd/Fairfax NZ.  Fonterra tanker driver Brent Hopkins shows off the Anzac poppys that have been installed on the front of all the Fonterra tankers.

Drivers promote poppy campaign

The Anzac poppy will grace the Taranaki Fonterra fleet of 57 tankers thanks to Brent Hopkins.

Give to a millionaire

Millionaire John Matthews is refusing to allow the council to build the pathway until power cables are buried at a cost of $300,000.

Len Houwers is offering to help out a struggling millionaire.

The mother of all dilemmas

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – she can't wait.

Mementos revealed

An Oakura woman has revealed mementos from WWI she kept hidden in the closet.

Henry injured as Saints beat Airs

Leon Henry injured in Saints' 108-97 NBL win over Mountain Airs.

Bridges - and a bridge too far?

OPINION: Labour politicians and political pundits have accused Transport Minister Simon Bridges of breaching Cabinet rules.

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Trapped by storm's rising waters

Wet weather was expected to give way to thunderstorms later in the day.

15 min ago  An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

$3m saved by shutting police stations

Police station closures might see more police on the streets but is symptomatic of a much bigger problem, says the Police Association.

Farmer volunteers for Vanuatu

RSA donates cemetery gates


Gallipoli trip postponed

Emily Roughan

Gallipoli trip for Taranaki cross-country runners postponed.

Cherries on top

Bournemouth are leading the charge to join the ranks of English football's elite next season.

New Plymouth galloper Kawi winning at Trentham earlier this season.

Kawi ready for Group I test at Ellerslie

Allan Sharrock saddling exciting galloper Kawi for Easter Handicap at Ellerslie.


Cut the sarcasm

Your letters



Readers spring to the defence of Taranaki philanthropist John Matthews.

Prisons are not job creators

OPINION: Lock ‘em up and throw away the key. That’s what we should be doing with prisoners. Or is it?

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15:  Finance Minister Bill English speaks while Prime Minister John Key looks on during the 2014 budget presentation at Parliament on May 15, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. Bill English delivered his sixth budget which included a $493 million families package, which includes extending paid parental leave and will introduce free doctors' visits and prescriptions for under 13s. It was also announced that the Government Budget would run at a surplus of $372 million for the 12 months to June 30, 2015.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

National's economic record not so rosy

OPINION: If one word has been over-used to the point of being meaningless since National first came to power in 2008, it is surely “surplus”.


Anzac exhibition opens

Puke Ariki's manager of heritage collections, Andrew Moffat at the Bringing it Home, Taranaki and World War One exhibition, which is about to open.

Uruti's Jack Rea knew he was too young to enlist for World War I so he stowed away on a ship to take him all the way to Europe. 

Lexus NX gets world first turbo tech

Lexus expects adding a turbo petrol model to the NX range will give the funky SUV a sales spark.

Jenny Bielawski  has a beautiful Garden on Otararoa Road, Tarata.

Trees and Tarata

Standfirst: A Tarata gardener loves looking upwards. Writer Virginia Winder meets a woman in love with tall trees.

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