Stephen Parkes has a coffin to rent at his New Plymouth second hand store.

Renting out a final resting place video

4:48 PM  A second hand dealer is hoping to reap the benefits of having an oversized coffin for rent.

Missing man found

New Plymouth Police Station.

4:11 PM  Joseph Pokai-Whenua, of New Plymouth, has been found.

Chlorine fumes at pool

4:03 PM  Six people treated for suspected chlorine inhalation at Todd Energy Aquatic Centre.

Controversial site sold

The site at the heart of a legal fight between supermarket giants has sold.

Mountain crash death video

3:53 PM  A woman has died after being crushed by a ute on Mt Taranaki.

Toni Street's private health battle

Taranaki born Seven Sharp presenter Toni Street on learning to live with an auto-immune disease. 

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Waitara's sinkhole woes continue

The New Plymouth District Council are investigating the recurring sinkholes at the car park at the Waitara river mouth.

5:30 PM  A recurring problem of sinkholes at the Waitara River mouth is being investigated by New Plymouth District Council.

Working bee for footy fans

5:23 PM  As the Port Taranaki Bulls were sticking it to their opposing teams, their young supporters were trying to drum up a win as well. 

Kiwi man helps others in French floods

Small stature with a big future


Stones lands Black Sticks hockey job

David Stones

New Plymouth's David Stones has scored one of the top jobs in New Zealand men's hockey.

Tarrant shares tips with Taranaki hockey talent

Black Sticks men's hockey player Blair Tarrant offers some tips to Taranaki age group players at the Hobson St Turf in New Plymouth last week.

Black Sticks defender Blair Tarrant knows how important the Oceania Cup hockey tournament in Stratford for New Zealand. 

Taranaki medal haul at surf lifesaving pool champs

Zac Reid set a New Zealand record at the national surf lifesaving pool champs in Auckland at the weekend.

Talented Fitzroy surf lifesaver Zac Reid was in record-breaking form at the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving pool championships in Auckland at the weekend.

Development team can only hope for fourth place

Taranaki development lock Jesse Parete passes out of the back of his hand against Counties Manukau.

A 41-18 loss to Counties Manukau has left the Taranaki development rugby side unable to finish higher than fourth in the northern regions competition.

First Charles Tour win for Chung

Auckland's Joonsang Chung chips on to a green on his way to victory in the Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.

Auckland professional Joonsang Chung charged through to claim a two-shot win in the Taranaki Open as the overnight leaders fell by the wayside at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.


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.


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.

Welcome to Mary's Place

Mary Dickson uses a 67-year-old sack trolley made by her husband to move a pot of heuchera.

A south Taranaki woman has only missed one year of opening for the annual Garden Spectacular.

The science behind the meth

The hit tv show Breaking Bad took the world of methamphetamine manufacturing mainstream.

Breaking Bad made meth manufacture mainstream. Roger Hanson examines some of the the science.

Feeding the family during school holidays

Spotswood College students Jessica Gibson, left, and Molly Lumb, both 17, busy preparing a honey and ginger beef stir fry.

School holidays can be a blast, they can also be stressful. Make sure you eat right to make the most of them.

Five acres of uplifting garden

One of the daffodil flowers that survived this 
week’s strong Taranaki winds. 

Fringe Festival garden Belle Maison will mark its second year in the Taranaki festival this October.  Sarah Foy and photographer Charlotte Curd were wowed by the produce and 

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