Champ's message for youth

Turning that chequered past around

Motorcycling champion Shaun Harris wants to turn his chequered past into a message of hope for Taranaki's youth.
Shuan Harris

Kill threat to HNZ staff

A New Plymouth man spent last night in police cells after threatening to shoot Housing New Zealand staff.

Oil and gas protest

A group of about 26 protesters gathered outside the Oil and Gas conference at TSB Stadium in New Plymouth today.

Final ticket frenzy

jax coutts Grandstand tickets are gone and the words sell-out are already being murmured about Saturday's NPC premiership final.

Rivals vowing to get here

Some Marlborough fans are pulling out all the stops to make the trip to New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium for the rugby final.

Grey Power shows itself as separate

New Plymouth's controversial Maori ward proposal has claimed another scalp.

Hospital focusing on the health of its staff

Sushi Sushi was on the menu at Taranaki Base Hospital yesterday, but the catch was staff had to make it themselves.

Tenant's sewage horror sorted

A two-month stalemate between the council and a landlord that left a tenant unable to flush the toilet has finally ended.

'Put a lid' on offending, teen told

Champ's message for youth

Simone Bellringer

Sparkly success for Simone

Simone Bellringer was the belle of the ball when she took to the catwalk at the weekend.

Mixed response to changes

lawn bowls Bowls: Decision to extend section play to two days in women's open triples and men's centre fours draws mixed response.

Speedy racing changes placings

Taranaki race cycling team slip from second to third after second race of Trusthouse series in Masterton last Saturday.

Eight locals in NI champs

Road to World Cup begins

Charlie Ngatai

Ngatai to lead NZ Maori

Six Taranaki and four Tasman players have something else to celebrate ahead of their NPC Premiership showdown.

No compensation talk yet

power cut Vector won't discuss a payout for customers hit by the Auckland power outage until an investigation wraps up.

Guards ration chocolate milk

The shelves are empty and the tempers are frayed as demand for the "must have" drink froths over.

Quattro forges ahead with float

Run with the herd at your peril

mt dobson

Want your own private skifield?

The operation behind Mt Dobson skifield in South Canterbury is being sold by its original owners.

Awards' value gives food for thought

halamoana If there is a better Sunday night's entertainment in Taranaki than the annual Halamoana awards, we haven't seen it.

Caring drivers leave car parks for the disabled

I discovered all the mobility parking spaces were occupied, so I parked as close as I could and went in, on crutches, to do my shopping.

Letter: Meds and suicide

Awards' value gives food for thought

Fireworks light up the sky over Lake Te Anau

Editorial | Public displays safest choice

he return of a public firework spectacular will resonate with many in Taranaki.

Pump and dump

Jarred Webber's customised Toyota Hilux Low and slow is not about tough terrain for his Toyota Hilux.

Edge added to ute battle

Toyota prepares to fend off the Ford Ranger challenge in this year's ute sales battle with new value-added weapons called Edge.

VW's big small car

The great grapefruit challenge

Taranaki's Steve and Joy Fabish with their 1980 Holden Kingswood

Holden lovers gather

Some Holdens are like the holy grail, especially on the occasion of the marque's 60th birthday.


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Pensioned into debt

In today's increasingly costly world, is the pension enough for Mr and Mrs New Zealand to live on?


New store to empower women

There's a new shop in town and the woman at the helm wants to help Taranaki women embrace their bodies.

Joshua Trowbridge

Wristband speaks up

You can't see a person's hearing impairment when they're swimming but you certainly notice if they don't respond to your calls.

Nathan Young

Major surprise for 100th

Nathan Young wasn't sure what to expect for his 100th birthday but it wasn't a visit from one of New Zealand's most iconic performers.

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