Red belt Brad Pollock hits his opponent in the chest.

Martial arts competition a hit

Taranaki Multi-style Full Contact competition a resounding success.

Wedding stops traffic

Taranaki couple Jarred Wallace and wife Samantha get married on the Bertrand Road Bridge, near Waitara.

Taranaki couple go to great lengths to tie the knot at the foot of the historic Bertrand Road Bridge.

Price gets super call-up

Leighton Price is off to the Blues for the remainder of the Super season.

Venue's doors still shut

"A business needs to start thinking of the coming spring and summer season for weddings and functions."

'Snail mail' lives up to cliche

Our postal experiment finds it takes a letter eight days to travel just 200 metres.

Rainbow lorikeet wins second title

"He is a bit of a character."

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Your Anzac services guide

Anzac services will be held all around Taranaki on Tuesday.

4 min ago  You're guide to Taranaki's Anzac Day services.

Kiwi-dug WWI tunnels virtual tour

Important World War I tunnels dug by Kiwis under France have been surveyed with exacting detail and will be converted into 3D virtual reality tour.

The maunga can bring us together

'Scary' rescue after boat capsizes


Taranaki lock gets super call-up

Tukapa lock Leighton Price has been called into the Blues.

Blues call on a Taranaki second rower who was playing club rugby on Saturday.

Long road back for Taranaki captain

Former Taranaki captain Charlie Ngatai played 40 minutes of club rugby at the weekend.

Rugby continues to move in right direction.

Sharks to optimise rotation

Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell.

Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell will be looking to optimise their squad rotation after a hard fought 95-83 NBL win over the Nelson Giants in Invercargill.

Chiefs look forward to home comforts

Brodie Retallick clings on to Richard Hardwick, as the Chiefs were forced to grind out a tough win against the Force in ...

After an uninspiring win over the Force in Perth, the team will be happy to get back to familiar surroundings.

Final repeat turns into one-sided match

Tukapa prop Devron Phillips bowls over the top of an Old Boys opponent.

Tukapa bring up 50 points.


The maunga can bring us together

Mt Taranaki unites those who live in the region.

New Zealand in the 1840s was a fascinating time period, when there was early potential for a real partnership and collaboration between Māori and Pākehā. 

Spending with a conscience

Coffix owner Gil Salz in Wellington is creating a storm with his $2.50 cups of coffee.

If you looked at the total cost of a product you may never buy another thing.

Nothing to lose for Chong

For every one who thinks Murray Chong is racist and reckless there's someone else who thinks he's a common sense ...

EDITORIAL:  Murray Chong gains as much he loses when his "indiscretions" on social media are brought to light.

Forgetting and remembering a name

Smurf names could be the answer to a marginally better world.

OPINION: This just might be the answer to always remembering a person's name.


'A bit shocked' by scholarship

Kylie Filbee-Cronin has been recognized with a Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarship.

Accountant come Christmas tree farmer Kylie Filbee-Cronin has received the Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarship.

Fernbirds relocation 'scientific trial'

Fernbirds are small with a distinctive long, trailing, ragged tail

"At risk" birds relocated from Taranaki with hopes to help repopulate other areas.

A brand of old memories

Graeme Duckett's mum had homemade chutneys and preserved fruit that made your mouth water.

Life was simpler but was it better in the olden days?

Rise and fall of the Southern Alps

The Southern Alps are eroding away almost as quickly as the tectonic plates are pushing them up.

Without erosion the Alps would be about six times their present height.

A Rumball in the jungle

When he's gardening Tony Rumball is often thinking about his art.

Tony Rumball has a wild side. You can see it in his garden.

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