Maui came in a bit dirty and shy but is pretty much back up to full health.

Stowaway kitten breaks hearts video

Oil rig workers are known for being hardened roughnecks, but a stowaway kitten melted their hearts.

Wanted: man and wife

An advertisement for a sharemilker in Taranaki stated that "No co-habiting couples need apply."

Taranaki man wants a married couple for sharemilker role to "set example" for daughters.

Old house moves on

A 105-year-old house is moving out to make way for three new homes on a prime inner-city spot. 

Netball will be next

Parris Mason could be Taranaki's next big sporting star.

Fire risk remains

"You can see the danger and what they are worried about."

Scan plan for mums

Taranaki women needing prenatal testing for Down syndrome are being sent out of the region for tests they can't get done in Taranaki.

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News

The stalk that's touching the sky

Gaye Mullin's plant has taken itself to new heights this week, growing at least another metre and a half.

Amid a NZ garden, a succulent stalk is growing more than a metre a week. The town is bewildered.

Stratford council boss announced

Sven Hanne is the new chief executive of the Stratford District Council.

Security key to reducing burglaries

Kevin Nielsen leaving Taranaki hospice

Sport

Rise of the Kiwi

Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich is one of over 100 Kiwi-born players in the NRL this season.

From under eight per cent to a fifth of the league. What's behind the rise of Kiwi-born NRL players?

Newbies tackle Ironman

Leslie Thorn, Alf Robson, Scott Fortune, Grant Mackay and Justin Ormsby are headed to Taupo to given the Ironman ...

They gave up drinking and started training. Now seven of them are headed to a tough triathlon.

Twin tons for Munro

Colin Munro blasted centuries in each innings during Auckland's Plunket Shield match against Central Districts at ...

Colin Munro achieved a rare feat for an Auckland batsman.

Touch, basketball and netball next

Parris Mason, 14, has made the New Zealand under 16 girls basketball team as well as the New Zealand under 16 girls ...

Parris Mason could be Taranaki's next big sporting star.

Superbike championships at match point

New Plymouth's Hayden Fitzgerald, in action at round three of the New Zealand Superbike Championships at Taupo at the ...

"With the championship points advantage I now have, I just have to ride sensibly."

opinion

Pay rise beyond the pale

Adrian Orr - CEO NZ Super Fund is New Zealand's highest paid public servant.

The man who manages our super fund received a 23.4 per cent pay rise, giving him more that twice as much as the PM earns.

Patients' patience wearing thin

Scenarios such as the retirement of Starford doctor Manmohan Singh are set to play out multiple times in communities ...

OPINION: The importance of solving the GP shortage.

Chamber chief says Witt report unfair

As many of you would be aware, the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce acts as an advocate for the Taranaki business community.

Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

Lifestyle

Actually tramping, outside, in the bush

The Mt Taranaki Ascending Project 20, with organiser Laura Warren.

After five weeks of doing fitness exercises, the Mt Taranaki Ascending 20 went for an actual tramp. Up big hills through the bush.

Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

89-year old 'pop star' video

Tahora musicians Tracey Haskell and Murray McCartie have collaborated on a CD of songs from the back country.

Mo McCartie had been composing songs in his head while out on the farm for years.

No top beaches for Taranaki, but why? video

Fitzroy Beach may be one of the most popular in New Plymouth, but the rest of the world hasn't realised how awesome it ...

It's Lonely Planet's #2 region but Taranaki has no beach in country's top 10. How can this be?

A gardening art form

Wayne Morris is in his element surrounded by old junk.

A man who gardens with art, talks to Virginia Winder about his world of creativity.

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