A man cleans up glass after a pedestrian was pushed through the front window of New Plymouth's Trade Aid store, on Devon St East, after being hit by a van.

Van hits shopper into window

4:46 PM  A pedestrian has been thrown through a shop front window after being hit by a van. 

Jail for tax evaders

A Chinese couple were handed down jail terms in the New Plymouth District Court for their role in a $1.18 million tax fraud.

5:08 PM  Tax fraud to the tune of $1.184 million lands a New Plymouth couple behind bars.

Crash reduces SH3 to one lane video

A truck and a car crashed on State Highway 3 south of Egmont Village.

Gang member remanded in custody

A Black Power gang member found in possession of what police believe are stolen firearms has been remanded in custody.

Four more for Womad 

Four new acts from the US, France, South Korea and India have been announced for Womad.

Whanga goes girly

Whangamomona has elected its first woman president.

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Unlawful search complaint upheld

A complaint about the legality of a police search of a New Plymouth man's home has been upheld by the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

5:34 PM  A dog handler and two police officers have been found to have entered and searched a New Plymouth house unlawfully.

White ribbon day display

5:30 PM  One pair of shoes for every man, woman and child who died as a result of domestic violence.

Relationship under spotlight at trial

High rainfall effluent breaches


Rapira feels refreshed after lengthy lay-off

Sam Rapira has moved on from the disappointment of losing his International Boxing Organisation's intercontinental light heavyweight fight to Australian Rob Powdrill.

Sam Rapira will be back in the ring in just over a fortnight.

History against Spurs but they continue to impress

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and striker Harry Kane continue to form an impressive partnership.

Spurs could be genuine title contenders in the English Premier League.   

Batley impressive in making semifinals at New Zealand Open

Kirsten Stampa, left, made the semifinals of the pairs at the New Zealand Open this week.

Allan Batley wins seven straight at New Zealand Open to make the semifinals.

Bargain buy race horse paying way for Taranaki syndicate

Stratford galloper Catwomandu wins at Awapuni on November 12/

A second-chance horse has come up trumps for a Taranaki syndicate.

Broughton and Blyde are Dubai bound

Gayle Broughton will head to Dubai with Taranaki team-mate Michaela Blyde as part of the national sevens squad.

Taranaki girls named in New Zealand sevens squad for first world series tournament.


Getting the right entertainment mix

Are criticisms of a perceived lack of big-name musical acts for the Bowl of Brooklands this summer fair?

EDITORIAL: Great news for sports fans - but are Taranaki's musically inclined missing out?

Taking our society back

A small handful of twisted human beings are stealing our society's childhoods, says Gordon Burnside

OPINION: What have we allowed these so infinitely few twisted paedophiles to steal from us and our children and grandchildren?

Rain ruins sporting fixtures

Rain is not the big problem to golfers as it is to cricketers and tennis players

This last weekend has certainly reminded us of the frailty of our traditionally recognised summer sports of cricket and tennis. Now I know many will put forward other sports, even my year-round golf, but cricket and tennis remain the big two … for now.

Garner: Jonah was simply unstoppable

Jonah Lomu was mobbed by fans playing for Wainuiomata in 2000 - and spent two hours signing autographs after the game.

Duncan Garner: It's not that Jonah Lomu was a great rugby player, he was a great human being.


Leaving a lifetime of memories

Jenny Atkinson and her horse Buck at her garden on Mountain Rd.

An Inglewood couple are about to begin a new chapter, farewelling a beautiful garden and a cherished life on historic family land.

I just need somebody to love

Peanut the horse is looking for a home.

Meet the animals looking for homes at the North Taranaki SPCA.

Swiss musician releases album

Musician Sam Hagmann will launch his first album before leaving Taranaki to return to Switzerland.

Swiss musician Sam Hagmann felt welcomed to Taranaki as soon as he stepped onto Parihaka land.

DSCOVR-ing the Sun

The DSCOVR satellite captured this image of the far side of the moon as it passed between the satellite and Earth.

Three remarkable features of the DSCOVR satellite mission.

How to grow deciduous azaleas

Unnamed deciduous azalea seedling at the Jury garden in Tikorangi.

The deciduous azaleas do add vibrancy to the late spring garden. They are not all so breathtakingly unsubtle.

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