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Niamh Woolin from New Plymouth has won the inaugural GBAG scholarship, George ...

Life through a lens

Niamh Woollin is an all-round creative with her eye on the video game and film industry.

'I just lost my cool'

Roger James MacDonald  being led away by police following his arrest on December 19 after threatening to blow up the IRD ...

He threatened to blow up the IRD then drove 74km to its nearest office, forcing a full evacuation of a city building.

Search for missing swimmer

6 min ago  The search is on for a woman last seen swimming near Paritutu Rock in New Plymouth.

Refugee's astonishing journey to NZ

5:20 PM  An inventive use of jandals saved Tran Lawrence from a third pirate attack. When he reached NZ, the challenges continued.

300 paua 'for a feed'

A man convicted of collecting 314 paua told officials they were just for him to eat.

Drowned teen named

"It's never going to be the same for me there, I don't think I could ever walk along it or go near it [the river] again."

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Upgrade pours in 'tonnes' of investment

The new Ravensdown site is about the size of a rugby field and its highest peak stands at 21 metres high.

5:45 PM  Ravendown's new $30 million plant in Taranaki will be fully enclosed, the size of a rugby field and 21 metres tall.

Good turns bad

Hooning along a rural road could have ended in tragedy for a young driver and his four passengers.

Taxidermy traded for kiwi encounter

The graying use of green

Sport

Symes tops Robinson in final rematch

Opunake skip Bev Robinson rolls one down during the Taranaki Women's Open Fours.

Hawera's Patty Symes got the better of last year's winner in the opening day of the Taranaki Women's Open Fours.

Rain ruins championship

The New Zealand Streetstock Championship had to be postponed at the weekend.

The wet weather that plagued Taranaki over the weekend ruined the New Zealand Streetstock Championship.

Contrasting conditions test racers

Kayne Lamont on his way to winning the glamour MX1 class at the King of the Mountain motocross in Taranaki on Sunday.

"With mud in my eyes, I started making mistakes. But I got there in the end."

Visitors to test locals

Opunake skip Bev Robinson will look to defend her Taranaki Open Fours title this week.

The Women's Open Fours begins on Tuesday.

Clarkson blasts Stags past ND

Northern Districts batsman Daryl Mitchell turns a ball into the leg-side against the Central Stags in their Ford Trophy ...

Big-hitting CD batsman Josh Clarkson helped his side come from behind at Seddon Park.

opinion

A democratic disservice

Politics 101. If enough people vote for a candidate then that candidate is the winner.

EDITORIAL: Is attacking a democratically elected President easier than making a real difference?

Time to step back

Letting kids take risks is all part of a good upbringing, Barrie Smith says.

OPINION: Let's inject some commonsense into this 'Nanny State' world.

How we treat 'others'

What does the election of Donald Trump have to do with the Bible? Andrew Callander explains.

OPINION: 2016's big political events echo the central theme of the Bible.

Our complaints tell us a lot

New Plymouth's Womad festival may be internationally renowned but that doesn't stop it copping noise complaints.

If a bit of noise at night is causing you pain, count your lucky stars.

Lifestyle

Life through a lens

Niamh Woollin is heading to Massey University in Wellington.

Niamh Woollin is an all-round creative with her eye on the video game and film industry.

He was a stolen child

Archie Roach was a stolen child.

"They took us away. Snatched from our mother's breast..."

The tale of Bessie Young

Hawera nurse Bessie Young went to WWI on the hospital ship Maheno, that took her to Alexandria in Egypt.

When Hawera nurse Bessie Young volunteered to serve in WWI, she was on a collision course with a German torpedo.

Poetry slam coming to Womad

Penny Ashton is going to be busting out some poetry beats at Womad.

"It truly has the best atmosphere and is one of the best festivals in the world."

Lord Echo's next album due in March

Mike Fabulous is Lord Echo.

There's a Lord coming to Womad New Zealand, and he'll have a new album.

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