Missing Hawera teen Phillip Pierson, 14, was located by a Department of Conservation worker just after 11am.

Survival skills save teen video

The father of a Hawera teen who was lost in freezing conditions says his son's basic survival knowledge helped save his life.

Meth mum sentenced 


A Waitara woman described as a fantastic mother will serve a sentence of home detention for dealing drugs.

Giving gets award

Gabby Devine was posthumously awarded a Giving Back Award at the Beehive. 

Dope dealing mum sentenced

A mother of two caught dealing cannabis with her partner has escaped prison.

Latoiya is battling 

Latoiya O'Brien, 6, was happily playing with her cousins, now she's battling a brain tumour.

Talking about Maori wards at hui

Andrew Judd will speak on his journey to establish a Maori ward in New Plymouth at a hui.

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Murphy has two dogs on leaderboard

Steve Murphy, of Whangamomona, and Kei are on the long head leaderboard at the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Championships being held this week near Taihape.

Taranaki's Steve Murphy has taken his good form from the South Island dog trial championships to the national event at Taihape. 

Maui's dolphin numbers falling

New figures suggest Maui's dolphin population numbers have dropped to below 50. 

Haunted by a tragedy

Football fever heating up


Snooker ace pots trip to Europe for worlds

Taranaki teenager Mario Kimura-Hildred is off to the world under-21 snooker championships in Romania in July.

New Plymouth teenager Mario Kimura-Hildred knows a bit about potting balls on a snooker table.

Rugby trust continues to give

The value of the Taranaki Community Rugby Trust to the sport in the province has been underlined again by its latest distribution of grants.

New Plymouth Boys' High School lock Tom Florence has had a massive work-rate in 2015 and shapes as a key figure against Francis Douglas Memorial College.

Boys' High favourites in cross-town clash

If tough preparation is a key ingredient to winning cross-town college matches, New Plymouth Boys' High School must be favourites to beat Francis Douglas Memorial College when they meet at the Gully.


Let's hope the lessons were learned

Tuesday night's missing teen incident on Mt Taranaki has brought back memories of the Topec Paritutu Rock tragedy.

OPINION: A second major incident in the space of just three years is bound to lead to intense scrutiny over the future of Topec.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

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

Letters: Tuesday, May 26

OPINION: Readers continue the debate over wards and a footpath.


It's all Greek to Theo

Theo Newbold with his mustard and herb crusted lamb with roast veges.

Top hospitality student Theo Newbold talks about how his Greek heritage has inspired his love of food.

New venture filling the lunchbox gap

The chance to re-open their beloved Hawera cafe with a tweaked recipe has proven a winner for its owners.

Hyundai Genesis, the Korean brand's first luxury offering in New Zealand.

Hyundai Genesis treads softly, softly

Hyundai's luxury offering, the big Genesis sedan, is causing some debate in New Zealand.

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