Theodore Anderson was heading into Countdown, The Valley, New Plymouth when he ...

'See that on TV, not at Countdown'

Walking to the supermarket, he heard the car "rev real hard" before it smashed through a bollard and pinned him against the glass window.

One dead in SH3 crash video

Traffic is banked up for kilometres after a serious accident blocked the main road north of Awakino in Taranaki.

Road closed for hours after second crash in on same section of SH3 over the weekend.

Challenges at the LLC

The $11.5 million gallery struggles to afford the upkeep of its big kinetic sculptures, less than two years after opening.

Sprints on the streets video

Wet weather driving advice: "If in doubt flood it out. Just plant your foot."

Thomson eyes big season for 'Canes

The defending champs look in good shape, and so does star Taranaki loose forward.

Itching to get stitching

Did you know sewing was trendy?

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Hay Days successful

Rides in steam traction engines and in carts behind tractors were popular at the Taranaki Vintage Machinery Club's ...

"It's good just to get a bit of a taste of the old style farming lifestyle."

Most freedom campers care about our country

Many freedom campers young foreigners wanting to see the world at a cost they can afford.

Fine night for festival

Stratford split over Easter trading


Young proves a hit in another final

New Plymouth Old Boys batsman Will Young watches another ball go to the boundary during the Twenty20 final against Stratford.

Old Boys too good for Stratford.

Fresh Thomson eyes big season for Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett runs away for an intercept try during the Hurricanes 33-27 preseason win over the Crusaders at Waverley.

Defending champs look in good shape.




Pukekura maintain narrow lead in Soffe Cup

Caleb Fleming won the only men's match for Pukekura.

Top players keep their sides at top of Soffe Cup.

Oaks start not guaranteed despite impressive win

Vinnie Colgan salutes the judge after winning the Bob Sharrock Memorial Oaks Prelude on Sared Rythm.

Decision on Oaks dependent on how winner pulls up.


Most freedom campers care about our country

Many freedom campers young foreigners wanting to see the world at a cost they can afford.

A pickle of a situation

This skyscraper in London is affectionately called the gherkin. If you leave a real gherkin on the vine for a couple of ...

If you want a happy life you should think about saying no to gherkins.

Jim Tucker: Is it time to legalise performance drugs?

Could the Patrick Tuipulotu case be a tipping point in a change of public opinion about the legality of drugs in sport?

 OPINION: People find a way around most prohibitions if there's enough money in it.

Crimes down but police numbers rise

The Government has increased the number of police even though figures show that crime is down.

OPINION: You'd be excused for thinking I had a vested interest in seeing fewer police on the streets given the criminal proceedings in my name, but I think it is a bit sad to see an increase in numbers so well applauded for other reasons.


Faith in Taranaki

There are two sides to every story.

There is a proverb that is at least 3000 years old and is found in the Book of Proverbs (18:17) in the Christian Bible.

A love 32 years in the making

Andréa and James Urbina first met in Taranaki in 1982, when they were Rotary exchange students. Then they lost contact.

They were young exchange students in NZ. Decades later, they're back – on honeymoon.

Enthusiasm and pride

Rebecca and Grant Farquhar aren't perturbed by the maintenance required on the property or their newness to gardening.

Becklands was a new entrant in last year's Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival.  Sarah Foy visits the Inglewood property to chat with its owners – gardening and festival novices.

A Matter of Life and Death

Lawrence Gordon Calman

Lawrence Gordon Calman's life remembered

Early settler gardeners all

Hawera's King Edward Park is among a number of significant gardens that has helped foster South Taranaki's reputation as ...


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