Linda and Chris Jury have bred the country's top dog.

Top dog trainer shares success

After years of training dogs, Inglewood woman Linda Jury has found a winning pooch.

Jail for dairy robbers

Two Waitara men have been jailed in connection with a dairy robbery in the town.

Two Waitara robbers involved in a "copy-cat" crime have been jailed.

Weekly income lagging

Taranaki median wages are now just the eighth highest in NZ.

Offender's remorse questioned

A man who sexually abused three young New Plymouth women in broad daylight has narrowly avoided jail.

Form players out

Tamanivalu and Brown to miss Taranaki's crucial match against Tasman.

Reducing harm with methadone

A drug substitution programme is helping people battle back from addiction.

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Witt chaplain has died

Long time Witt chaplain Cathy Gordon has died.

Witt chaplain Cathy Gordon has died.

Taranaki could be announced in royal tour

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are returning to New Zealand next month.

Kids get put to work

Ratepayers calling for clearer instructions


Bruce leads Stags runfest in Napier

Central Stags batsman Tom Bruce topscored with 80 on day one of the warmup match against Wellington in Napier.

It was a tough day for the Wellington bowlers in their warmup match against Central Districts.

Winter top performer in Taranaki team

Tyla Winter was the best Taranaki golfer at last week's girls' inter provincial.

Taranaki finished a creditable seventh at the girls' interprovincial golf tournament at Rotorua last week.

Last year's finalists both chasing home semi

Forwards Sione Lea and Lachlan Boshier hope to beat Tasman and lift Taranaki up the table.

Momentum can be a big factor heading into the national provincial championship play-offs.

Fleming back playing for Marist United

Ryan Fleming is back playing for New Plymouth Marist United.

Former Taranaki captain Ryan Fleming is back playing club cricket in the province this season.

England would have struggled to get out of any pool

Mamuka Gorgodze, swamped by Georgia fans, has been one of the best players at the Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: England simply are not very good.


What if Jesus were a refugee?

A Syrian refugee carries his two children off an overcrowded dinghy at a beach after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos.

Why we're hearing all sorts of arguments as to why we should not help the refugees.

A little fairness please?

Conditions in Australia's detention centers are no laughing matter, says Ross Henderson.

OPINION: Maybe opening the door to a little bit of compassion sounds too dangerous to the Australian government.

Having our say on the world stage

Among the diverse geological features of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary are black smoker hydrothermal vents

OPINION: International politics have certainly been the focus this week with Prime Minister John Key attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Fair suck of the sav Aussies

Australia is keeping many New Zealanders (by name only) in detention centres.

OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.


Arts snippets

Nelson artist Barbara Franklet will showcase her work at Kina NZ Design + Artspace.

There are art exhibitions galore in Taranaki.

What's on in Taranaki

Devilskin will perform at The Mayfair on Saturday night.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki at the weekend.

Is your weight keeping you awake?

Poor sleep could sabotage your attempts to lose weight.

Lack of sleep can sabotage our efforts to lose those jiggly bits.

Do I smell something fishy?

Chuck some Sealord Tuna Pockets in with your groceries for when you're time poor.

Eating real food is generally a good mantra but every so often we may need to stray to the convenience of package foods.

Giving up for Gran

Reporter Taryn Utiger spent two hours with a clinical hypnotherapist to try and become smoke free.

Reporter Taryn Utiger is giving up smoking, again. This time she’s determined to kick the habit and has started the challenge with a session of hypnotherapy.

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