02072015 Features photo: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ. Food pages, Kai with Soul at Spotswood College. Tamia Kane, 15, with a mushroom and pumpkin risotto.

Kai with soul: A one pan wonder

Spotswood College students learn to make the perfect risotto.

$70m treaty deal

Taranaki Iwi Trust chairman Toka Walden.

10:18 AM  Iwi trust's $70m treaty deal will be formally initialled during a ceremony in New Plymouth.

Same street, different fees

11:31 AM  The rural-urban divide is getting better defined in central Taranaki - for dogs at least.

Countdown to more retail shops

A block of retail shops are still a possibility for New Plymouth's newest Countdown store.

Environment group buys ad space

10:22 AM   A self-appointed environmental watchdog is advising against letting oil companies conduct seismic surveys.

Radiographers to strike for 24 hours

10:58 AM  Radiographers at Fulford Radiology will be on strike for 24 hours on July 21.

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Financial aid for struggling farmers

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced income support payments for struggling farmers.

11:31 AM  Farmers who have taken a hit to their income after recent floods are due for some respite from the Government.

Five injured in two crashes

Five people were taken to hospital after two separate crashes in New Plymouth on Monday.

The flu season is nigh

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Dragons go out to big lead in premier rugby league competition

Coastal Cobra's  Trent Deegan lunges over the try line with Marist Dragon's defenders in hot pursuit.hot pd iuleaps over the Dragons line for a try in the Taranaki premier rugby league match last Saturday.

It could have been a dress rehearsal for this year's premier rugby league grand final when the Marist Dragons hosted  a determined Coastal Cobras side set on stopping Marist's unbeaten run.

Team Taranaki on top of ladder

Team Taranaki surged to the top of the competition ladder when beating the previously undefeated Havelock North side 2-0 at Pukekura Park on Sunday.

Francis Douglas Memorial College defender (red) tackles Eltham defender Taine Julian in a Taranaki premier grade game in New Plymouth last Saturday.

Francis Douglas College topple league leaders

New Plymouth Boys' High School 1st XI continued their good form on the back of last week's Super 8 secondary school victory when beating FC Western 3-0 in a Taranaki premier grade football last Saturday.


Call it the festival of awesome gigs

18062015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  The Pohutukawa trees that line the Waitara river bank have been cut down by the (TRC) Taranaki Regional Council's contractors.

10:44 AM  No country for old men, was a movie made by the Cohen Brothers a few years ago and if you haven't seen it, you should definitely make the effort.

No laws protect eels says Stewart

OPINION: 'Allo 'allo 'allo. What have we here?

Will Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu have a fairytale ending to their time in the Hurricanes jersey?

Garner: Can the Canes finally do it after 20 years?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.


Donation makes more care packages

Forever Present co-founder Catherine Hewson, left, holds some hand painted memory boxes with artist Brenda Cash in her studio.

Warea mother Catherine Hewson has turned personal tragedy into an avenue to help others.

Hawera Rural Women celebrate milestone

Hawera has the oldest branch of Rural Women NZ still operating in the country and celebrated its 90th birthday with a big party.

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

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