Toko Rugby Football Club member Peter Morton.

Rugby stalwart in spinal unit

A stalwart of a rural Taranaki rugby club damaged vertebrae in his neck during a weekend match.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Beauty therapists win bling

Taranaki's Silk Spa takes top honours at the New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards.

The flu season is nigh

7:19 PM  The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Hitchhiker sought in farm bike theft

South Taranaki police are appealing to the public for information on the theft.

New fund after floods

Fund is set up to lessen families' hardship following last month's devastation.

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Jump around with the whole family video

Lucy Landreth, 8, flips her way  into the foam pit  at  AirZone Indoor Trampoline Park  in New Plymouth.

A new activity that has children bouncing off walls has been a big hit.

Say no to straws

A campaign has been launched to get people out of the habit of using plastic by asking them to give it up for a month.

Parihaka story to be shared in catholic schools

Five injured in two crashes

Sport

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.

Opinion

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

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

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

Boom and bust cycles

OPINION: The meteoric increase in Auckland house prices is an economic bubble and bubbles, “always, always burst”.

Long fin eels deserve protection says Rachel Stewart.

No laws protect eels says Stewart

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

Lifestyle

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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