01042015 NEWS Photo: Charlotte Curd / Fairfax NZ. The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in New Plymouth is located at Ngamotu Beach. The swim is located in the sea, and runs parallel to the beach. The swim takes place at the end of the beach towards the Port. Tryathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short swim; however, we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go! Casey Rose Hayes, 10 from Waitoreke School gets ready for the swim "I think its cool that everyone gets a medal"

Fine weather for triathlon

Sport stars greeted a record number of Taranaki school children as they ran for the finish line at the Kids TRYathlon.

Residents' new homes

Port View rest home resident Fred Ellis is among those who will have to move.

All but one of the 19 rest home residents given the boot this week have found a new place to live.

History of coastal town preserved

The hundred and fifty year history of Opunake has been laid out in print.

International student sentenced 

9:16 AM  An international student who forced a woman to sit on toilet and then bit her has been sentenced.

Dairy prices tumble again

9:36 AM  Dairy prices have tumbled another 10.8 per cent, meaning many farmers will not break even this season.

Poison on the beach

A wave of poisonous porcupine fish have washed up on a New Plymouth beach.

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Townie is top dairy trainee

Michael McCombs, an assistant manager on a Patea dairy farm, is the 2015 Taranaki Dairy Trainee of the Year.

A self-described town kid raised in Upper Hutt is forging a progressive career in farming in Taranaki.

Proud environment award winners focused on their team

Success in a prestigious farm environment contest stems from the South Taranaki winners' pride in their third-generation family farm and in their team.  

Top award stuns engineer

Ambulance crew's busy summer


Premier grade: How they line up

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The 2015 Taranaki premier grade football competition begins on Friday.

Tukapa rookies up for it

Tukapa captain Leighton Price could prove a handful for Clifton at lineout time when they play on Friday.

Wellington’s Stephen Murdoch has been solid all season but fell short on Wednesday.

Wellington hopes of Plunket Shield title fade

Wellington's faint hopes of snatching the Plunket Shield title faded in Napier on Wednesday.


RMA too important not to consult on


The Government insists its RMA reforms are urgently needed to stimulate economic development.

No such thing as a reality cheque

OPINION: I've got a cunning plan! It is to start a new ecosocial terrorist organisation and to call it "Unsafe, at any speed".

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An ageing population matters

A recent newspaper headline, "Ageing population doesn't matter: Bill English", suggests our finance minister is losing his political marbles.


Ute beauts are big in Bangkok reveal video

The new Ford Ranger on show at its reveal in Bangkok.

So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

Professional generous with his skills

Knowing how to balance the books and make sound financial decisions has given one New Plymouth man a chance to help out his community.

House of money

Look at other revenue options

Taranaki needs to get better at singing its own praises, says one of New Zealand's leading economists.

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