05022015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Beverly & Darryl Macks from Inglewood.  Beverly has terminal breast cancer and she is now having to face not being there for her two boys as they grow up or live a long life with her husband Darryl.

Jersey triggers bidding war

A donated ABs jersey spurred an international bidding war at charity auction Macks family.

We'll bounce back: PM

Prime Minister John Key was in New Plymouth on Sunday to address National Party members at the weekend's Central North Island Regional conference.

John Key was confident Taranaki's economy would quickly bounce back from low dairy payouts and oil prices.

'You didn't do it' video

Teina Pora has met the brother of the woman he was twice convicted of murdering and been told: "You didn't do it."

'Blizzard-like' blast

8:49 PM  NZ faces a wet, windy night with weather warnings issued for most of the country.

Council silent on tender questions

District councillors were outraged a local business was snubbed in favour of costlier Fulton Hogan.

Tanker, camper crash

Awakino Tunnel blocked on State Highway 3 after crash involving camper van.

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Weekend is first taste of winter

More to come? Mt Taranaki could be in store for a fresh dose of snow with temperatures expected to plunge across the country this week.

Winter weather sets in. 

Venture Taranaki under review

Close to $100,000 will be spent on an independent review of what Venture Taranaki does for New Plymouth's ratepayers.

Home work before honeymoons

Trading clothes proves a hit


Great Northern Steeples on the agenda for Mr Mor

Mr Mor (Michael Mitchell) hits the last fence hard almost unseating his rider, but recovered to g on on and win the race.

Mr Mor bungled the last of 15 fences on the 4000m journey but still added another win to his record over the steeplechase country at Hawera on Sunday.

Hurricanes fans could have enjoyed success sooner

OPINION: It would be fitting for a number of proud Hurricanes servants if they could end their New Zealand domestic careers with a Super Rugby title.

Team Taranaki's Leigh Rumbold climbs above the Palmerston North Boys' High School first XI defenders during their 11-1 win.

Team Taranaki smack 11 past helpless opposition

If Team Taranaki were out to send a message to their Federation League opponents at the start of the second round, then they achieved that on Sunday, pasting Palmerston North Boys' High School 11-1 at Pukekura Park.


Dying Dad taught me how to live

Duncan Garner says we let work distract us from what really matters: family, friends and the joys of new experiences.

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.

Why I care about Campbell

OPINION: This is dedicated to those of you who are cheering about the demise of Campbell Live.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21:  Prime Minister John Key speaks to media after the 2015 budget presentation at Parliament House on May 21, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. English announced the New Zealand 2015/2016 Budget today, unveiling a $790 million child poverty package, axing of Kiwisaver $1000 kickstart payments and $52m allocated for developing spare Crown land in Auckland for residential housing.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Angry Andrew needs to chill

I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not but last week Prime Minister John Key accurately described Labour Leader Andrew Little as 'Angry Andrew'.


Home work before honeymoons

Taranaki Bride of the year competition 2015 Supreme winner Sara Coward (McKenna), left, and Runner-up Fay Rice (Emeny).

Home renovations take precedence over honeymoons for Taranaki's modern brides. 

Toyota unveils new Hilux

Toyota NZ ramping pressure on Ford Ranger with news of nine new Hilux models to join current 12 varieties.

Steve Bowkett, right, helped by two of the locals, nails a plywood floor down on one of the houses.

A rebuild in the Philippines

Work continues in the Philippines' Tacloban City to help rebuild homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Justin Butler writes about his visit with a team of volunteers from New Plymouth.

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