Motorists are losing patience over the vickers to City upgrade.

Patience waning for road upgrade

5:31 PM  Drivers heading into New Plymouth are losing patience with the Vickers to City upgrade.

Manhunt after chase

Police are looking for a man in the area surrounding Heta Rd.

2 min ago  Police are on the hunt for a man who ditched his car and went on the run after a police chase.

Crash leads to hospital

A person has been taken to hospital following a crash in New Plymouth.

Get up early or face delays

4:58 PM  If you're travelling into New Plymouth from Bell Block, you may want to wake up early.

Water restrictions for Okato

There will be no sprinklers for Okato residents as water restrictions come into effect.

Not guilty plea to rape

An Opunake man has pleaded not guilty to abducting and raping a young girl.

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Kiwi hatches in car of man born the same way

Kevin Stokes took this kiwi egg to Rainbow Springs in Rotorua but it hatched on the way.

5 min ago  A kiwi has followed in the footsteps of its rescuer and hatched in a car.

Raw milk rules welcomed

10 min ago  Raw milk producers in Taranaki are unfazed by new Government food hygiene rules that are being introduced next month.

Young offender warned to curb violence

Ship cruising into Port

Sport

Rennie running out the big guns

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane is ready to rip into his first game since the World Cup - back on home turf in Rotorua against the Waratahs in the team's first pre-season hit out.

First hit out serves as a big opportunity for Chiefs players to push their case for selection.

Rice gunning for fourth minisprint title

New Plymouth's Sean Rice (1nz) chases Kihikihi's Jayde Barnett during minisprint racing at Stratford Speedway last Saturday night.

Minisprint driver Sean Rice chasing his fourth straight Taranaki title at the Stratford Speedway track.

Hill wins fours battle in overtime

Former New Zealand representative Neville Hill had a narrow escape in the Clubs New Zealand men's fours bowls tournament on Thursday.

Manurewa's Neville Hill is a well-known name in New Zealand bowls.

Golden weekend for New Plymouth volleyballers

Ginny Broderick, 15, and Maya Dickson, 14, combined to win gold in the junior girls' division one competition at the New Zealand secondary schools' beach volleyball championships in Mt Maunganui last weekend.

New Plymouth Girls' High School's Maya Dickson and Ginny Broderick have had a golden start to the year.

History repeats itself at Club's

New Plymouth's John Law blends in with the mural at the Paritutu Bowling Club in New Plymouth. Law has been working this week as one of the official recorders for the Clubs New Zealand men's fours tournament.

History does repeat.

opinion

Let's talk technology etiquette

What was supposed to be a 45-minute drive to a hotel ended up becoming a six-hour journey in the opposite direction for one GPS-trusting tourist in Iceland.

Technology is your window to the world but can blind you to what's at your feet.

Zika not the apocalypse

In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4000 Zika cases in Brazil.

Gwynne Dyer thinks we need to all stop worrying so much about the zika virus

A church without a building

Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the oldest stone church in New Zealand, closed its doors on Sunday 31 January for earthquake strengthening.

A church is not necessarily a building, explains Anne Knox of the Taranaki Cathedral.

Waitangi Day a puzzler

New Zealand has struggled with finding an appropriate way of remembering the Treaty of Waitangi since it was signed in 1840.

It's our only true homegrown national holiday and we really don't know how to deal with it.

Lifestyle

Endless organic edibles

Patricia Blatti tends tomatoes in a glasshouse at the top of the Veale Rd property.

Leaving Auckland has been a boon for Patricia and Richard's taste buds

Mullet memories

Fishing for kahawai at the Waitara river mouth is as popular as ever.

Graeme Duckett reminisces on a boyhood fishing in the Waitara river.

Who was Monica Brewster?

Monica Govett photographed at Haslemere Surrey, England circa 1912.

This week was the 130th birthday of Monica Brewster. Tara Shaskey looks into the life of the founding patron of New Plymouth's contemporary art museum.

Katchafire take 'world stage', again

Katchafire will be onstage at Womad New Zealand in New Plymouth on the weekend of March 18 to 20.

Katchafire returns to Womad New Zealand for the second time around.

Weekend entertainment diary

The Andrew London Trio, from left, Nils Olsen, Kirsten London and Andrew London, will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre on Friday.

Start planning your weekend by checking out Taranaki's entertainment diary

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