Dinnie Moeahu aims to complete the Taupo Ironman on March 3,  2018.

Dman and Ironman

He may hate running, but that won't stop Dinnie Moeahu becoming an Ironman.

Man, 72, offered child bribe for nude pics

On Thursday, a Taranaki man was sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court for asking a 10-year-old girl to supply ...

A 72-year-old man described his 10-year-old victim as "a sparkling lass".

Admitted together, staying together

Man and wife who do "everything together" share an ambulance ride to hospital.

Balancing generosity and business

One bad apple doesn't spoil the whole barrel, according to scammed restaurants.

Passport missing after giveaway

An act of kindness by American woman living in New Plymouth backfired when she left her passport in items she gave away.

Drink driver injures woman

Driver admits to drinking vodka and "Chinese" alcohol before crashing his car.

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Firefighters called to Taranakipine

New Plymouth firefighters attended a callout at Taranakipine in Bell Block on Thursday night.

"They shut down the plant and the smoke dispersed."

Bar owner punched

Police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a barman in New Plymouth.

No bail for accused

No bail for alleged axe attacker


Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

Chiefs deliver Lowe blow

Winger James Lowe has often been one of the Chiefs' best but has been relegated to the bench against the Sunwolves due ...

So often one of their stars, James Lowe has been identified as underperforming for the Chiefs, so will come from the bench against the Sunwolves.

Last chapter in Barton's career

Joey Barton's courted trouble at every club he played.

Bye bye Joey. It was interesting.

Karen Gillum-Green still on track

Karen Gillum-Green continues to give plenty to athletics and her job.

On your marks.....

Defining games for Mountain Airs down south

Taranaki Mountain Airs coach Trent Adam has treated their break like a mini preseason.

Backing up the key for the Mountain Airs.


An old fashioned 'stitch up'

Brad Markham takes aim at Sunday journalist Cameron Bennett's story The Price of Milk, calling it "gutter" journalism, ...

 OPINION: Sunday has an anti-dairying agenda and it's time its funding was cut.

Historic pay deal just part of the story

Wellington rest home worker Kristine Bartlett campaigned for equal pay.

Care-givers' work is mentally and physically demanding and they have been underpaid for generations.

Daily commute a dangerous exercise

There have been a spate of crashes on Taranaki roads this month.

Taranaki, I think we have a problem.

The maunga can bring us together

Mt Taranaki unites those who live in the region.

New Zealand in the 1840s was a fascinating time period, when there was early potential for a real partnership and collaboration between Māori and Pākehā. 


Garden on the coastal cliffs

Stunning views of nearby Opunake Beach can be found along the walkway.

It's almost like a secret garden, a little patch of paradise, and a surprise find.

A Tank to love

Have you ever thought you'd love a dog called Tank?

His name is Tank and he might just put a bolt through your heart.

The energy burst mystery

An artist's rendering of an outburst on an ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetar is shown in this handout ...

It's finding earth after billions of years in space. But where is this energy coming from?

A life in blue

Denise L'Estrange, ambassador for the IHC Art Awards, and two4nine participant Joanna Lynskey with her triptych ...

Renowned fashion designer Denise L'Estrange-Corbet has her own personal weather.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

A glimpse at Taranaki's headline news from April 1967.

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