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Time to listen, not to post

New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd has dished out a public scolding to his councillors and called on them to dob in their wayward peers.

Booming and cracking

Lightning lit up the skies on Tuesday evening.

8:48 AM  Thunder and lightning filled the skies in Taranaki on Tuesday evening.

Two guys and a girl in the clink

9:55 AM  Three young people have been arrested following a number of inner city burglaries.

Queries over search

Questions about how a 14-year-old became lost in Egmont National Park need answers.

Gallery and Centre blessed

The multi-million dollar Len Lye Centre was blessed ahead of its official opening in July.

Kids get the Fifa experience

Members of the Nigeria Under 20 football team visited the children's ward at Taranaki Base Hospital.

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Seminar highlights heart health

Heart Foundation heart health advocate Elaine Jamieson, left, with the Taylor family Kirsten holding daughter Charlotte with husband Kevin.

10 min ago  Before she gave birth to her daugher in 2012, Kristen Taylor had never heard of a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Latest dairy price drop 'unexpected'

Prices continue their downward spiral in another weak GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Lye centre opponents lose steam

Plenty of pigs


Waitara's Daniel Maxwell prepares for another title fight

Taranaki's Daniel Maxwell will take on Auckland boxer Ivana Siau at this Saturday's Waitara Fight Night.

A Waitara boxer has his sights set on winning his second title fight within the space of six months.

Unicorns too fast for circling Sharks

The Hawke's Bay Unicorns pipped the Taranaki Sharks 46-40 in a free-flowing representative rugby league match in Hastings last Sunday.

Waitara's Ray Hutton watches his bowl closely during play in the triples at the North Island indoor bowls championships at the Central Hall in New Plymouth on Monday.

Taranaki teams claim two indoor bowls title

Taranaki teams won two of the three titles on offer at the North Island indoor bowls championships in New Plymouth over Queen's Birthday Weekend.


The facts about those comments

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OPINION: Ross Henderson springs to the defence of Andrew Little on the superannuation debate.

Farewell to John Campbell video

OPINION: Go take a bloody well-deserved break, you marvellous bugger.

Kindness is catching, as Gabby Devine showed during her brave battle with cancer.

Kindness is catching

OPINION: Let's go viral - for good.


Beetroot to beat the blues

Beetroot and goats cheese salad with toasted walnut and herb vinaigrette.

Goonjan Gupta has had a helping hand creating dishes featuring a colourful vegetable that's earthy, sweet and packed with goodness.

What's on this weekend

Cakes, crafts and country markets are just a few of the things on in Taranaki this weekend.

The Blistered Fingers are turning an artspace into an album launch on Friday, May 29, at New Plymouth's JD Reid Gallery. From left: Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick (bass) and Karl Raubenheimer (guitar/vocals).

Bottling up The Blistered Fingers

With a name that promises they'll play to they bleed, The Blistered Fingers are bottling up their sound to sell on repeat. Hannah Lee talks with the New Plymouth band about the switch from stage to studio, for the making of their debut album. 

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