25112015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.   Taranaki Base Hospital doctors hold their annual fundraising, Walk Shorts day.   Doctors L to R  John Fernando, 24, Christina Jenkins, 24, Nick Jenkins, 25.

Oh yeah - Walkshort Wednesday

Junior doctors at Taranaki Base Hospital continue a decade long fashion tradition. 

Whanga goes girly

230813- news / Photo: LAIRD HARPER / Taranaki Daily News. Richard and Vicki Pratt are embracing the rural lifestyle as the new owners of the  Whangamomona Hotel.

Whangamomona has elected its first woman president.

What's in a road name?

Waitara's newest streets will be named after a developer's family instead of Maori heritage.

Gun find at Stratford gang pad

Armed Offenders Squad finds collection of rifles and shotguns at a Black Power address.

'He was always smiling'

Friends of an alleged murder victim have describe him as a quiet man with a big dream.

McDell to play at Bowl

Award winning singer songwriter Jamie McDell will play at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands.

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Womad acts named

De la Soul from New York will play at Womad in 2016.

4 min ago  Adding to the international flavour of Womad are four new acts from the US, France, South Korea and India.

Hair stylist a cut above the rest

A Taranaki hair stylist will finish her four-year apprenticeship top of the pack after winning national award

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Jetstar terminal in place


Sportsman of the year to try out new seat

Corey Peters has headed to the United States to train for the world ski circuit.

Corey Peters has headed to the United States for an 'in-between" season highlighted by a world cup series.

England's rugby players should be excited by Jones' appointment

New Zealanders will not want to see Eddie Jones' smile in four years time.

Eddie Jones has the pedigree to turn England around.

Taranaki captain confident ahead of golf champs

Brook Gray tees of during the Taranaki champion of champions golf tournament at the Manukorihi course last Saturday. Gray is in the Taranaki team for the national interprovincial teams' event in Invercargill next week.

Taranaki captain Tim White is confident the men's senior team can cause a couple of upsets at the national interprovincial golf championships in Invercargill next week.

Training squads to be cut for series opener

Taranaki's Michaela Blyde will find out on Thursday if she's made the New Zealand sevens squad.

Taranaki sevens players to find out on Thursday if they are going to Dubai.

Kemp excited about Taranaki NRL game

Issac Luke, the Kiwis co-captain, will have a welcomed home coming when the Warriors play in his home province in 2016.

Former Warriors coach says his home province is buzzing about the NRL game in 2016.


Getting the right entertainment mix

Are criticisms of a perceived lack of big-name musical acts for the Bowl of Brooklands this summer fair?

EDITORIAL: Great news for sports fans - but are Taranaki's musically inclined missing out?

Taking our society back

A small handful of twisted human beings are stealing our society's childhoods, says Gordon Burnside

OPINION: What have we allowed these so infinitely few twisted paedophiles to steal from us and our children and grandchildren?

Rain ruins sporting fixtures

Rain is not the big problem to golfers as it is to cricketers and tennis players

This last weekend has certainly reminded us of the frailty of our traditionally recognised summer sports of cricket and tennis. Now I know many will put forward other sports, even my year-round golf, but cricket and tennis remain the big two … for now.

Garner: Jonah was simply unstoppable

Jonah Lomu was mobbed by fans playing for Wainuiomata in 2000 - and spent two hours signing autographs after the game.

Duncan Garner: It's not that Jonah Lomu was a great rugby player, he was a great human being.


DSCOVR-ing the Sun

The DSCOVR satellite captured this image of the far side of the moon as it passed between the satellite and Earth.

Three remarkable features of the DSCOVR satellite mission.

Arts snippets

The Operatic Society will hold a pre-audition evening for their 2016 production of Sister Act this weekend. Members of the Operatic Society, left to right, Robyn Tate, Angie Trigger and Carolyn Johnston gear up for the big event.

Check out what is coming up around the region.

The gift of kai at Christmas

Healthy food is one of the best Christmas gifts you can give. Spotswood College student Lucy Stinson, 15, shows off her healthy Christmas platter.

Recipes for all those Christmas functions rolling around fast.

What's on in Taranaki

US pin up model Sabina Kelley will return to New Plymouth for this weekend's NZ Tattoo & Art Festival.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki at the weekend.

Orchestra's milestone

Conductor Adam Jasinski Leads the New Plymouth Orchestra in rehearsals ahead of a performance in 2010.

Reviewer Allan Purdy recounts the New Plymouth Orchestra's weekend performance.

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