The heat is on as 10 hairdressers strive for the master award.

A cutting edge competition gallery

Taranaki's hairdressers sparred for top spot at the weekend.

'Team of destiny' gallery video

Highlanders No 10 Lima Sopoaga, right, hugs Aaron Smith after the Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

OPINION: The true story of this final, and season, is the Highlanders. Honestly, who are these blokes?

Donation helps create caring

Catherine Hewson has turned personal tragedy into an avenue to help others.

A walking miracle video

Cancer was expected to kill Grant Looker before his daughter's wedding - but he fought back.

St Mary's to be closed

The Taranaki Cathedral trustees are closer to making a decision over the closure of the building.

Rural Women celebrates 90 years

Hawera Rural Women is the oldest branch still operating in the country.

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News

Band to defend national title

The Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass Band perform at Saint Andrew's Church in New Plymouth ahead of the 2015 National Championships in Rotorua.

6:23 PM  The Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass Band are off to the National Brass Band Championships.

Taranaki coast needs cleaning

There is enough rubbish along the Taranaki coast to fill 10 shipping containers a year, a beach cleaner claims.

Te Reo o Taranaki awarded for archiving project

Storm damage still impacting on Taranaki exporters

Sport

Team Taranaki on top of ladder

Competing for the ball in a Federation League football match between Team Taranaki and Havlelock North are (left to right)   Havelock's Tuhiwai Kennedy and Taranaki's Tom Mosquera.

5:54 PM  Team Taranaki surged to the top of the competition ladder when beating the previously undefeated Havelock North side 2-0 at Pukekura Park on Sunday.

Semifinalists found in Taranaki club rugby

Inglewood will get a chance to defend their Taranaki premier club rugby title after they grabbed a semifinal spot with a tough 14-9 win over Clifton at the TET Stadium.

Highlanders heroes Malakai Fekitoa and Waisake Naholo deserved their Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes.

Highlanders are heroes to their fans

OPINION: The trip home to all parts of the country will feel a long, long one for Hurricanes' fans.

Opinion

Garner: Can the Canes finally do it after 20 years?

Will Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu have a fairytale ending to their time in the Hurricanes jersey?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.

Landlords want healthy rentals too

OPINION: An uninformed bystander could be forgiven for thinking every rental property in New Zealand is in dire need of a 'warm and healthy' makeover.

Auckland's housing bubble will inevitably burst, says Roger Hanson.

Boom and bust cycles

OPINION: The meteoric increase in Auckland house prices is an economic bubble and bubbles, “always, always burst”.

Lifestyle

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

Trust retains dairying confidence

The trust operating Taranaki's agricultural research station has confidence in the future of dairying, despite two years of projected low payout.

Taranaki Federated Farmers rural security chairman Joe Menzies, of Mangamingi, Whanganui MP Chester Borrows, and national community policing co-ordinator Alasdair Macmillan, of Wellington, discuss ways to encourage farmers to report rural crime to the police.

Police back farmers' rural crime fight

Police bosses are taking notice of the efforts of Taranaki farmers fighting rural crime.

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