Stacey Smith with her son Isaac, 18 months, ahead of a balloon release on Sunday in memory of children who have died at birth. Stacey had a stillbirth 4 years ago.

Never forget baby Alex

When Stacey Smith noticed reduced movement during her first pregnancy, she never considered her baby had died.

A tribute to home

08102015 Taranaki Daily News Hawera born musician Bailey Wiley has just returned from a three month trip to Germany, and is releasing her third EP in a month.

Hawera born singer Bailey Wiley is ready to release her third EP.

A kneelo world champ

World champion kneeboarder Jared Lewis is still humble despite his recently acquired title.

Ticket cancelled

A man who got off a speeding ticket may have paved the way for others to follow suit.

Kathy Hammonds remembered

Tributes are flowing for the nurse who died when a ute rolled on Mt Taranaki.

Regional success a Labour priority

Taranaki hosted two Labour tours of the province's services on Thursday.

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Musicians run away with the gypsies video

Musicians Karl Austin, left, and Kieran Callaghan are converting a truck into home as they prepare to travel the country performing in a Gypsy Extravaganza tour.

New Plymouth musicians, K 2 The Power, have scored themselves a contract as the Gypsy Extravaganza's official entertainment.

Teen charged with library stabbing

A teenager charged in connection with a knife attack outside of New Plymouth's library has appeared in court.

Free baby feeding support group to start

Through Hell for work experience


Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

They come and they go

Sam Allardyce might be in for more ranting and raving if he takes on the Sunderland job.

There might be a few Premier League managers a bit nervous the next time an international window comes along.

Sri Lankan pro back for Inglewood

Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe back with Inglewood for this season's premier grade cricket competition.

Inglewood will again have the services of Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe. 

Keegan's Stratford team firing

I Suggest, right, beats Grey Power in the 1600m Greys race at Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth earlier this month.

Stratford's Trudy Keegan has trained seven winners over the last couple of months.

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.


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.


New garden festival kicks off

Keen Oakura gardeners Will and Emma Thorp with their boys Eddie, 4, left, and Angus, 3.

Thirteen Taranaki gardeners will show off their sustainable gardens in a new garden festival this year.

Giving up for Gran: week two

Quitting smoking

Everytime I see someone smoking in the street or in their car I stare longingly at them

The benefits of being bilingual

The benefits of your children being bi or multi-lingual are becoming increasingly documented.

Becoming bilingual can grow cognitive skills such as problem solving, mental flexibility, attention control, inhibitory control and task switching.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to return to NZ

South African a capella stars Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been announced as one of the headline acts for Womad 2016.

South Africa's most successful choir is returning to New Zealand, its message of peace strong despite a history sometimes marred by violence. 

Arts snippets

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

There are art exhibitions galore in Taranaki.

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