080715. News. North Taranaki Midweek. Caption: The Subantarctic Fur Seal after its neck was released from the netting.

Trapped fur seal has happy ending

A net-bound seal stranded on the Taranaki coast found his happy ending.

Pushing for take-off

Jetstar New Zealand boss Grant Kerr will consider what seven regions in the running to be potential destinations, including New Plymouth, can offer the cut-price airline over the next fortnight.

Space at New Plymouth airport is the biggest stumbling block to luring Jetstar to the city.

Treaty deal gets tick

Iwi trust's $70m treaty deal will be signed during a ceremony in New Plymouth.

Wildlife haven gets extension

6:22 PM  An ecological life-boat like no other is spreading its net.

Thieves target home business

Robyn Clough was terrified when thieves targeted her catering business.

Walkway expansion needs land

Waitara's proposed Coastal Walkway is at least another 11 years away.

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News

River health best ever: report

Taranaki Regional Council chairman David MacLeod

7:13 PM  The health of Taranaki's waterways is the best its ever been, a new environmental report claims.

'We'll enjoy it while it's here' video

6:29 PM  At one pristine coastal spot in the Waikato less than $100,000 can buy you a three-bedroom bach. The catch is, the sea may steal the land.

Pick up rubbish and save animal life

Wow-factor acts wanted at Bowl

Sport

Taranaki send top seed packing

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The Taranaki team have now qualified for the top eight and are on track to achieve their tournament target of reaching the finals of the national under-18's hockey tournament in Dunedin.

Baxter in good form for nationals

Taranaki distance runner Matt Baxter maintained his unbeaten record this cross country season at Taupo last weekend.

Hawera High School's under-15's take on Ballycare High School at scrum time in a rugby match at the TSB Hub in Hawera.

Northern Irish hit South Taranaki

Hawera High School's under-15's take on their Ballycare High School counterparts at scrum time in a rugby exchange at the Hub grounds in Hawera on Tuesday night.

Opinion

Call it the festival of awesome gigs

18062015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  The Pohutukawa trees that line the Waitara river bank have been cut down by the (TRC) Taranaki Regional Council's contractors.

No country for old men, was a movie made by the Cohen Brothers a few years ago and if you haven't seen it, you should definitely make the effort.

No laws protect eels says Stewart

OPINION: 'Allo 'allo 'allo. What have we here?

Will Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu have a fairytale ending to their time in the Hurricanes jersey?

Garner: Can the Canes finally do it after 20 years?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.

Lifestyle

Kai with soul: A one pan wonder

Spotswood College student Tamia Kane, 15, with her mushroom and pumpkin risotto.

Spotswood College students learn to make the perfect risotto.

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

Forever Present co-founder Catherine Hewson, left, holds some hand painted memory boxes with artist Brenda Cash in her studio.

Donation makes more care packages

Warea mother Catherine Hewson has turned personal tragedy into an avenue to help others.

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