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Mountainview Medical's two new doctors Ulrika Oras ...

Doctors discover small town NZ

Hawera's two new Swedish doctors are surprised and delighted by the town's hustle and bustle.

The votes aren't in

There is a push to get a better voter turnout than 50 per cent for the New Plymouth district this year.

So the election ends in two weeks but no one is voting. What's the problem?

A terminal choice

One is cheap and cheerful. The other is flashy and expensive. Which would you choose?

Hotel booked, call the chef gallery video

Breakfast in bed is being taken to a whole new level with this entrepreneurial chef.

NZ man's Arnie phone call video

New Plymouth golfer found Arnold Palmer in the phonebook....

This haka is awesome

These 10 year-olds put on a haka that might just be one of the best you have ever seen.

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Fair perfect book worm fodder

There will be even more books on offer at the 2016 fair.

Taranaki's biggest book fair to be held over three days in Hawera. Organiser Jill Williams says there will be at least 20,000 books on offer.

Message behind mural

New Plymouth artist Phil Jones is painting a concrete building in Opunake into a work of art with an electricity safety theme.

Cerebral palsy doesn't keep Payton down

A member for life


How Arnie's putter came to NZ video

2014 Arnold Palmer trophy winner Monte Burmester putts with the same club Palmer himself once used.

New Plymouth golfer who once found Arnold Palmer in the phonebook got astonishing gift to show for it.

Dynamic IRB duo join elite club

Jaron Mumby and Chris Scott have been inducted into the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Sports Hall of Fame.

Four Taranaki surf lifesaving competitors have been inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame.

Hutchings in surf Hall of Fame

Former world surf lifesaving ironman champion Cory Hutchings is one of nine new inductees in the sport's New Zealand ...

Surf lifesaving great Cory Hutchings joins three Taranaki men in the sport's New Zealand Hall of Fame.

Shortened preparation costs Sharks

Charles Walters scored two tries in the Taranaki Sharks lost to Canterbury Development.

"Our build up wasn't as good as it could have been and fatigue really took it's toll."

Expectant crowd no matter what the conditions

The Taranaki players were happy to just take the win over Manawatu.

Taranaki rugby fans have become collectively expectant about their side.


News is good for Kiwi consumers

The dividends from electricity are higher after the government sold off 49 per cent of the power companies.

People often find good news difficult to believe, preferring to believe the bad.

My year in one pair of trousers

Matthew Rilkoff has been wearing the same pair of pants for a whole year and they have finally 'blown' out.

OPINION: I wore the same pair of trousers to work for a year - and no-one noticed.

Running to stand still

Barrie Smith says Rachel Stewart's comments about the dairy industry are an insult to our pioneers.

OPINION: Farming pioneers would turn in their graves if they could hear some of the derogatory comments.

Remember the price of liberty

Adolf Hitler epitomised the the age of demagogues. Are we heading there again?

OPINION: Our country is not immune from the winds of trouble blowing through the world.


Q&A with Suzanne Porter

The line-up for Womad New Zealand 2017 will be announced next month.

Womad UK is fabulous, but not as beautiful as Womad New Zealand.

Jack Allen - a legend of his time

Jack Allen was a legendary character seen on the roads around Taumaranui early last century.

The fascinating tale of this Taumarunui character.

Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

The news that making Taranaki headlines in September 1966.

Art in an unlikely location

One of Ana's Impossible Staircase series in the sculpture garden.

An old cheese factory has become a thriving centre of art.

Win, win for Hawera

Jamie Sayers reaches out to Niyall Clancy during a scene from Hawera High School's 2016 Stage Challenge entry which won ...

"I'm dancing while I cook the tea."

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