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

12:39 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.

11:45 AM  Tax fraud to the tune of $1.184 million lands a New Plymouth couple behind bars.

Crash reduces SH3 to one lane

12:17 PM  A truck and a car crashed on State Highway 3 south of Egmont Village.

Gang member remanded in custody

12:38 PM  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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Delays will last all day

New Plymouth Airport is closed this morning due to heavy fog in the area.

11:39 AM  Flights out of New Plymouth will be catching up all day after early morning fog temporarily closed the airport.

New book for NP artist

A New Plymouth-born artist and Kaponga writer are returning to Taranaki to release their first book.

My tattoo story gallery video

What's in a road name?


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.

Sportsperson of the year to try out new seat

Corey Peters has headed to the United States to train for the world ski circuit.

Corey Peters has headed to the United States for an 'in-between" season highlighted by a world cup series.

England's rugby players should be excited by Jones' appointment

New Zealanders will not want to see Eddie Jones' smile in four years time.

Eddie Jones has the pedigree to turn England around.

Taranaki captain confident ahead of golf champs

Brook Gray tees of during the Taranaki champion of champions golf tournament at the Manukorihi course last Saturday. Gray is in the Taranaki team for the national interprovincial teams' event in Invercargill next week.

Taranaki captain Tim White is confident the men's senior team can cause a couple of upsets at the national interprovincial golf championships in Invercargill next week.

Training squads to be cut for series opener

Taranaki's Michaela Blyde will find out on Thursday if she's made the New Zealand sevens squad.

Taranaki sevens players to find out on Thursday if they are going to Dubai.


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.


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.

Arts snippets

The Operatic Society will hold a pre-audition evening for their 2016 production of Sister Act this weekend. Members of the Operatic Society, left to right, Robyn Tate, Angie Trigger and Carolyn Johnston gear up for the big event.

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