Nadia Trim with her children Zoe (17 months) and Louis  (4) at their Hawera home.

Disco dancing to help Zoe

She's just 17 months old and is battling for life.

'I thought I was gone'

A picture from Karon police showing New Zealander Christopher Smith, 57, recovering in Phuket International Hospital ...

Stabbed in the back in Thailand, Kiwi Chris Smith thought he wouldn't survive the tuk-tuk ride to the clinic.

Port Taranaki cuts jobs

There's been a reduction of 11 jobs at Port Taranaki following a restructure.

Marching for Moko

 "These children can't talk for themselves that's why we are here"

Council buys Te Kohia Pa

It's where the Taranaki Wars started, now it's owned by the New Plymouth District Council.

Arson charges laid

Two fires within 24 hours have resulted in the arrest of a 54-year-old woman.

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Top awards for house painters

Taranaki tradesmen Shaun Churchill and Peter Broadhead have both gained national recognition for their work.

So who knew there were national awards for house painters?

Payout 'not an admission'

Stallholders kicked out of Womad were paid $1857 so event organisers could "move on from the issue".

New owners, same faces

Midgley Mini back on top


Rennie won't start all ABs

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, right, says his All Blacks, including Aaron Cruden, may not all start against the Crusaders in ...

Despite it being a crucial game for the Chiefs against the Crusaders in Fiji, coach Dave Rennie won't be starting all of his All Blacks.

Braces lift Rangers

New Plymouth Rangers' Josh Bolton scored a brace in his side's 4-1 win at the weekend.

New Plymouth Rangers continued their dominance of the Western Premiership with a 4-1 win.

Cobras strike early

Coastal centre Tui Karena scored two tries in his side's 20-16 win over Whanganui Boxon.

The Coastal Cobras got back to winning ways against Whanganui Boxon in the Western Alliance competition.

Varela lifts Team Taranaki over Port Hill

Nicolas Varela was a big factor in Team Taranaki's 4-0 win over Port Hill in New Plymouth on Sunday.

Team Taranaki took a 4-0 win over Port Hill to remain top of the Federation football league.

Reive: Kiss consistency goodbye

Referee Gavin Bagder awards a penalty during the round 15 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the ...

OPINION: For some reason I was led to believe the NRL bunker was introduced so the right calls would be made consistently. My mistake.


Rilkoff Files: Courage under floor

Life is a jungle, even when you think you're safe at home.

OPINION: Sometimes you just have to look death straight in the eye and get out your tools.

Faith in Taranaki: Ordinary time

The Peace Walk was seen by many as a step in the right direction toward starting a new conversation between Maori and Pakeha.

Do what you can, moment by moment, day by day, step by step, to make this world a better place.

Hikoi date clash makes you wonder

Was there more to the timing of Andrew Judd's peace walk than meets the eye?

OPINION: If you ever wanted an example of irony, look no further than the timing of two events related to race relations in Taranaki last week. 

Are you a doer or a soaker?

A soaker's approach to doing the dishes will infuriate a doer.

When it comes to doing the dishes, there are two types of people in this world.


Rilkoff Files: Courage under floor

Life is a jungle, even when you think you're safe at home.

OPINION: Sometimes you just have to look death straight in the eye and get out your tools.

Lose yourself in the soil

Ann loves adding old-time pieces to the garden, like this penny farthing wheel.

A garden of mirrors and memories lies behind a retirement villa in New Plymouth.

Q&A with Hannah Dodd

For Hannah Dodd choosing a favourite musical is like trying to pick a favourite child.

She paints faces and she paints stages. Meet Hannah Dodd, the head of props for Sister Act.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

A look at your local headlines from half a century ago.

Celebrations fit for a prince

Crowds at the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902. His coronation spelled the beginning of the end for a NZ public ...

Back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Prince of Wales' birthday was a major public holiday. 

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