Auction support for family

Woman sets up charity to help cancer victim

Elise Manton's battle with cancer has touched a New Plymouth woman so much that she has set up a charity auction to raise $10,000 for the family.
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Judge scathing of teens

A judge has slated the state of youth culture at the sentencing of a teenager accused of videoing an intimate sexual moment.

Book it for Christmas

A commemorative book celebrating Taranaki's historic National Provincial Championship win details how the side defied predictions.

Christmas hot - but wet for us

It's shaping up as a hot, sunny Christmas Day - but Taranaki could see some rain.

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ...

For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.

Clean sweep for Hawera, Stratford

Taranaki police believe motorists are getting the message about new alcohol limits.

Making kids smile

An opportunity to put a "smile on the dial" of hundreds of vulnerable children this Christmas has been embraced by Fonterra staff.

Standover tactics put pair in jail

Two men who invaded the home of their victim and gave him a set of pruning shears to cut off his own fingers have been jailed.

Barker set for another council bid

Rerouting to assist emergency services

A long-lasting romance

A couple married for almost seven decades died only 12 days apart from each other.

Rangers let coach go

New Plymouth Rangers have dumped their championship-winning coach Bertie Burleigh.

Rain, rain go away

Taranaki premier grade club cricketers will be hoping the forecast wet weather arrives late.

Stratford to host Oceanias

Taranaki to host Oceania Cup

Taranaki prevail as NPC big guns go missing

Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington were nowhere in 2014 as Taranaki, Tasman and Manawatu shone.

The good times are rolling

We look back on 2014 and ask: Is this as good as it gets?

SFF allowed meat discharge

Silver Fern Farms granted consent to discharge into Waimakariri river, after commissioners placed "little weight" on petition by thousands.

SMEs vulnerable to phreaking

Bulk retail potential recognised

Payments show Fonterra's in tight corner

Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.

Letters: Save $80k

Why does life have to be so complicated these days?

New talent gets its chance

The Christmas holidays have arrived and cricket is in full swing.

Letters: No respect

Spy powers can't keep us safe

Government sticks head in sand

We ranked better than Australia, on the Climate Change Performance Index.

Merry, pink and sparkling

A couple of Witt chefs have got into the Christmas spirit with a festive salad, dessert and a cocktail to toast the season.

Taranaki still big part of life for Kiwi in NY

A former New Plymouth woman could never have imagined she would be working in her current field, as it didn't exist when she was at school.

A charnel house for children

Restored and ready to race again

Glorious grunt farewelled

At a time when the world's motor industry is undergoing fundamental change here comes a V8 Holden Commodore.

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Desperately seeking new homes

A starving abandoned dog survived living wild on the banks of a Taranaki river for six months and even brought up two pups.

Pukeiti reaches new heights

The ambitious multi-million dollar modernisation of Pukeiti gardens is well under way and due to move into an extensive building phase in just two months.

Fundraiser will help beat bordeom

The boredom of cancer treatment in hospital inspired New Plymouth girl Gabby Devine to start a charity to help others battling the disease.

Have faith in Adopt-a-Family

Families are again being asked to reach into their pockets and help out someone less fortunate this Christmas as the Salvation Army prepares for its annual "Adopt-a-Family" scheme.

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