Hawera's Christmas fantasy

Wills Place a winter wonderland

Ten South Taranaki families have turned a quiet cul-de-sac into a Christmas wonderland.
hawera lights

Guide loses concession

Veteran mountain guide Ian McAlpine has had his permit to operate on Mt Taranaki cancelled.

Council botch-up 'exposes racist law'

An embarrassing council botch-up has exposed a racist New Zealand law, councillor Howie Tamati says.

Stratford women fight for services

Central Taranaki mothers are steeling themselves for a fight to keep their maternity services intact.

Inglewood's Z is pumped for action

Inglewood residents get their petrol pumps back today after surviving four months without a service station.

Family blown away by Taranaki

Moving to a new country with a new culture can be challenging for anyone.

Fun Ho! collection 'magnificent'

A private Fun Ho! collection being offered up by a Hawera auction house includes some rare toys still in their original boxes and worth thousands.

Old soldier, new guard spar

Forget the infighting, the New Plymouth District Council's latest battle featured a former councillor against a current one.

Road safety campaign

Giving hand-ups not outs

F1 mechanic years remembered

Pulling a dead driver from a car is the most harrowing thing Max Rutherford experienced during his time as a F1 mechanic.

Batsmen failing to fire

Day one of Plunket Shield match between Auckland and CD noteworthy for number of wickets that fell.

Burning rubber on the taxpayer

Taxpayers are helping to fund Blondie Chamberlain's comeback to racing at New Zealand saloon car championships.

Young targets big innings

Plenty to work with

Crowley to remain with Taranaki

Leo Crowley is likely to carry on his role as Taranaki assistant coach next season after he was overlooked for the Waikato job.

Port industrial strife to continue

Mediation talks between Lyttelton Port and union workers falter.

Couriers charging for absence

National transport firm Freightways has extended its policy of charging for an unsuccessful courier delivery.

Help on offer for depressed farmers

Milford moves to Business Central

Interest hike deemed unlikely

Reserve Bank did not need to lift interest rates this year and may not need to raise them again next year, as low inflation is balancing out growth.

Letters: Save $80k

Why does life have to be so complicated these days?

New talent gets its chance

The Christmas holidays have arrived and cricket is in full swing.

Letters: No respect

Spy powers can't keep us safe

Government sticks head in sand

We ranked better than Australia, on the Climate Change Performance Index.

Merry, pink and sparkling

A couple of Witt chefs have got into the Christmas spirit with a festive salad, dessert and a cocktail to toast the season.

Taranaki still big part of life for Kiwi in NY

A former New Plymouth woman could never have imagined she would be working in her current field, as it didn't exist when she was at school.

A charnel house for children

Restored and ready to race again

Glorious grunt farewelled

At a time when the world's motor industry is undergoing fundamental change here comes a V8 Holden Commodore.


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Desperately seeking new homes

A starving abandoned dog survived living wild on the banks of a Taranaki river for six months and even brought up two pups.

Pukeiti reaches new heights

The ambitious multi-million dollar modernisation of Pukeiti gardens is well under way and due to move into an extensive building phase in just two months.

Fundraiser will help beat bordeom

The boredom of cancer treatment in hospital inspired New Plymouth girl Gabby Devine to start a charity to help others battling the disease.

Have faith in Adopt-a-Family

Families are again being asked to reach into their pockets and help out someone less fortunate this Christmas as the Salvation Army prepares for its annual "Adopt-a-Family" scheme.

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