Rachel McCalman sorts through a mountain of clothes at the inaugural clothes swap in New Plymouth.

Trading clothes proves a hit

It was all fun and games for the volunteers at New Plymouth's inaugural Manifold Clothes Swap event at the weekend.

NPDC: Report card

New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd's support of a Maori ward has dominated the first half of his council's three year term

Council reporter Taryn Utiger issues her 18 month report card on New Plymouth District Councillors.

Sports pills probe

Gym-bunnies are fuelling up before the gym, but is their choice an informed one?

Jersey triggers bidding war

A donated All Black jersey spurred an international bidding war at a charity auction held for the family of Beverly Macks.

Dentists only for toothache

People in Taranaki don't go to the dentist unless they have to.

Daily News wins national award

Taranaki Daily News scoops a best newspaper award at the Canon Media Awards.

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Pressure to settle Bell Block path

Peter Barker, left, with residents of Maida Vale Retirement Village, Neville Rowley, centre, and Alister Imrie, right. They are asking for better walkway access on the side of Devon Rd so they can drive their mobility scooters into the Waiwhakaiho Valley shopping centre safely.

An activist has accused New Plymouth's council of delaying him from speaking about public access to a footpath due to its own political interest.

Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year

Victory for the Sunday Star-Times in weekly newspaper of the year highlighted a strong showing at the Canon Media Awards by Fairfax New Zealand journalists on Friday night.

Bike polo taking off

Taranaki Daily News wins big

Sport

Late tries keep top four in place

Spotswood United co-captain Toa Halafihi slides under Coastal's Kelvin Weir during premier club rugby.

5:29 PM  There was late drama in several of Saturday's premier club rugby matches as three of the top four sides snuck match winning tries with time almost up.

Airs' captain to play against Sharks despite club ban

Taranaki Mountain Airs captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell may be sitting out the next four rounds of club play after copping a suspension, but it won't stop him playing against the Southland Sharks in New Plymouth on Saturday.

New Plymouth Girls' High School wing attack Thiesan Rodgers-Lobban has her sights set on the ball during a premier one netball match in New Plymouth last Friday night.

Tysons march on in Taranaki netball

Waitara side Tysons breezed past New Plymouth Girls' High School 79-21 to stretch their unbeaten run to five in Taranaki premier one netball in New Plymouth on Friday night.

Opinion

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'.

Lifestyle

A rebuild in the Philippines

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

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.

Real Tart art gallery closes

Taranaki's community gallery Real Tart has shut up shop and an alternative gallery space on offer is getting a luke warm response from established artists.

The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux due in New Zealand later this year.

Toyota unveils new Hilux

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

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