06052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. From left, Sarah Lee and Sam Bennett are working together on a project to get Taranaki dancing.

Project to get Taranaki dancing

A wild idea by one New Plymouth woman to get the region dancing is on the way to becoming a reality.

Job cuts at Forman

The Taranaki branch of Forman Insulation is closing and 18 people are set to lose their jobs, a union leader has said.

The Taranaki branch of Forman Insulation is closing and 18 people will lose their jobs.

Dispute can be resolved

A dispute over a parcel of South Taranaki land can be resolved, says PKW leader.

Climate Justice soften on Maui

Climate Justice Taranaki is opting to support the Maui consent continuing for five more years under strict conditions.

Shaving for a cure gallery

It has been a long time since Jayne Barnett has rocked a bald head.

Concussion spurs musical talent

A man concussed on the rugby field has won an international music award.

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Laura sings her way to Los Angeles

Singer Laura Griffiths with the autographed photographs she's raffling off to help pay for her trip to the A Cappella Academy in LA.

Laura Griffiths is about attend an international singing course.

Fish hooks becoming public hazard

Ngamotu beach-goers have been warned to keep an eye out for dangerous fish hooks left on the ground.

Taranaki steaks acclaim...

Doc flying the flag video


National recognition for Girls' High volleyballers

New Plymouth Girls' High School volleyballers, from left, Maya Dickson, Grace George and Libby Houghton, have been selected in New Zealand age group teams.

Three New Plymouth Girls' High School volleyballers have been selected in New Zealand age group teams.

Baird wins masters' title by two shots

Waitara's Darryl Baird in winning form at Mt Maunganui.

New Plymouth Boys' High School halfback Liam Blyde was a handful for the Wanganui Collegiate defence, scoring four tries.

Blyde gets four in one-sided exchange

Promising halfback Liam Blyde bagged four tries as New Plymouth Boys' High School routed Wanganui Collegiate 67-0 in their annual first XV match at the Gully on Wednesday.


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Your letters

Today's letters include an update on recycling and a tribute to young biscuit makers.

Garner: Are manners sexist?

OPINION: I like holding doors open, to me it's a little sign of good manners. Or sexist. You decide.

''As followers of Christ we won't become doormats who tolerate abuse...''

Faith in Taranaki - I submit: but what to?

The centenary of the Gallipoli campaign has caused me to ponder what a different world we now live in.  The virtues of honour, duty and especially 'knowing your place' were surely more highly prised a century ago.  This has further led me to consider the idea of 'submission'. 


Where have all the men gone?

Taranaki director Bill Tate says it is becoming harder to convince men to audition for roles at the theatre.

Finding the perfect man has become a hard task for Bill Tate.

Ghost Writer mystifies

REVIEW: Lately our local theatres seem to be churning out comical farces or whodunits. 

Taranaki Male choir in rehearsal, lead by Don Boyd.

A successful musical marriage

REVIEW: Taranaki Male Choir hosted the women of Living Harmony for their Jubilant Harmonies concert at St Andrew's Church last Sunday afternoon.

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