Man in wetsuit steals the show

"It was an Easter morning first for us."

An Easter service began in unique fashion this weekend, with a dean donning a wetsuit.
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Deluge hits roller rink

A major cleanup is under way at New Plymouth's East End roller sport rinks after council drains failed to cope with a combination of high seas and heavy rain.

Beer bottles hurled

Hawera police are seeking information from the public after at least two vehicles were damaged from flying beer bottles.

Suspect arrested during hospital visit

A suspected drink-driver was arrested at a hospital where he was visiting a mate injured in a crash he allegedly caused only hours earlier.

Poacher's 125 paua all undersized

A lineup of Taranaki paua poachers has been hit with fines or sentenced to community work.

Veteran recalls last raid over Berlin

A 96-year-old Taranaki bomber pilot who survived to see it to the bitter end of World War II was yesterday reminiscing on his last raid over Berlin.

Waitara's Jason Matthews
Master stroke

Waitara's Jason Matthews shows his class during the first day of the Fisher and Paykel Taranaki Easter Masters surf competition held at Arawhata on Friday.  

Frankley Rd New Plymouth
Rustic and elegant

Home's French Provincial design is part of a special lifestyle close to the city.

Adrian Oliver
Basics go begging for Airs

When you are playing with a depleted roster you generally have to do the basics right.

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Spotswood deal to Southern

Spotswood United bounced back to thump defending champions Southern.

Clyde Bishop
Storm wreaks havoc

Tropical storm Ita downed trees and powerlines and drowned the Taranaki region.

Man told to control behaviour

A New Plymouth man in the habit of abusing hospital staff has been fined and told he should keep his temper under control.

Jail warning for cannabis user

A 50-year-old man caught by police smoking weed at home with mates has failed to get a discharge without conviction.

Breakfast bonanza for Child Cancer

District's youth are ready for a challenge

Peter Lambert

Okato artist shared his inspirations

A chance to get a closer glimpse at some Okato artwork has been on offer this Easter weekend.

Rahman out to make a big statement

Hasim Rahman He might be one of the toughest men on the planet, but that doesn't stop Hasim Rahman from also being one of the most charming.

Bird-brain attack let off lightly

Sanzar have shown its moral responsibility around possible brain injuries is as carefree as referee Garratt Williamson.

Scrappy effort from McGrath's men

Spotswood deal to Southern

Ben Leng and Robin Kivell

Stratford fall short of dream result

Inglewood managed to spoil Stratford's 125th party on Saturday, but only just.

Google Glass comes to town

GOOGLE GLASS Comes in four different frame styles and can be fitted with prescription lenses.

Living wage paying off for some small business

With income inequality an election campaign talking point, Josh Martin explores the living wage movement.

Optimism sky high but bank cautious

Top awards for Te Korimako crew

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Long play for vinyl lovers

As far as Mark Thomas is concerned, vinyl records are here to stay.

Pa site has rich history

I n the 1870s and 80s, when British colonists arrived in South Taranaki to take up land for farms, they found that underneath the high-growing bracken fern were old, abandoned village sites ringed by ditches.

Radiant glow worms amazingly efficient

Glow worms may be tiny and appear to be simple organisms, but every glow worm has a trick that no human scientist or engineer has come close to emulating.

A shameful whodunnit

Something about Bill

Bob Wise

Bitten by the solo bug

Third time lucky for Bob Wise as he takes another crack at the Solo Tasman Challenge.

Rough ride

I enjoyed your recent article about the Kapuni to Opunake railway line (Of Passing Interest, April 14).

Timely change

Many thanks for your Holy Thursday opinion page. The customarily erudite and poignant art of Chris Trotter was surpassed in timely appositeness only by your editorial support for the long- overdue democratic equity of Maori wards.

Justice for all

Reverse apartheid

Minister doth protest too much

Politics always starts to get a bit interesting when there's a whiff of scandal around.

Art on show

Peter Lambert A chance to get a glimpse at some Okato art work is on offer this weekend.

Schools turn out polished productions

All the world's a stage and students were merely players at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.

Quiz: Rabbits

Len Lye centre rises

Sue Morton

Director leaves gallery

Sue Morton has exhibited everything from Rembrandts to flower shows.

Gifts of the land

Margaret Smith tells Virginia Winder about adhering to nature to get the most out of her Tikorangi lifestyle block.

Two days two records

A New Plymouth house price record set on Wednesday has already been broken

Maintenance never ends

Healthy season predicted

Frankley Rd New Plymouth

Rustic and elegant

Home's French Provincial design is part of a special lifestyle close to the city.

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Adrian Oliver

Basics go begging for Airs

When you are playing with a depleted roster you generally have to do the basics right.

Clyde Bishop

Storm wreaks havoc

Tropical storm Ita downed trees and powerlines and drowned the Taranaki region.

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Warrant out for fugitive

The man named as Taranaki's most wanted is again on the run.

Mathew Grayling clears debris off his farm on Lower Petone road.

Warning cancelled

The cleanup continues as heavy rain and wind warnings for Taranaki have been lifted.

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