Father's last wish

Wants to walk daughter down aisle

Grant Looker hopes an expensive cancer drug will allow him to walk his daughter down the aisle.

Man freed from crash

A man trapped in his vehicle after a crash north of Opunake has been rescued.

Chemical truck crashes on SH3

Emergency services faced a potentially explosive situation after a truck carrying liquid nitrogen tipped on its side in the Awakino Gorge.

Trainer goes from attack to assist

Terry Darby used to train dogs to attack people but now he's teaching them to help the deaf.

DHB leads way with elective surgery

Taranaki DHB is leading the way in improving access to elective surgery.

Booze bus gets hi-tech revamp

Anyone pulled over by police at the booze bus should think twice before giving a false name.

Rape complainant 'vomiting everywhere'

Friend said complainant was "vomiting everywhere" and "could hardly hold herself up" after alleged rape.

Nurse practitioner sees need for more

Nurses treating and prescribing for patients could be the answer to Taranaki's GP shortage according to a local nurse practitioner - but more need to step up to the plate.

Stratford's attractions highlight toilet walls

Fridge 'a ticket to ride'

Wonderland ball theme

About 100 Taranaki high students will fall down the rabbit hole this Saturday when they attend the YMCA youth ball.

Gwynn goes to Super

A Taranaki motocross rider is competing against New Zealand's supercross elite for the first time in Southland tonight.

McLean takes top honours

Manaia's Celeste McLean is this year's Taranaki women's golf senior champion of champions.

Team Koch in front running

Great shape for year ahead

Airs snare import Hagan

The Taranaki Mountain Airs have signed one import for next year's NBL and hope Suleiman Braimoh will be the second.

Housing costs leap ahead

Despite rising housing costs outstripping a rise in income, most Kiwis are happy with life.

Trade deficit hits 6-year low

Slump in dairy exports to China pushes NZ to worse than expected $900m October trade deficit.

Sweet-smelling result for Trilogy

Trade Me quashes buy-up rumour

Tower mascot helps brand

Love him or hate him, Tower says its new lighthouse keeper has brought the insurer plenty of attention.

PM blind to staff's shabby politicking

One aspect of the inquiry by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, is done and dusted.

New leader's limited options

The political pundits were given plenty to ponder when Labour leader Andrew Little announced his lineup.

Bolivian leader's magnificent fight for social justice

Letters: Self-belief works

Letters: Food for thought

Food for thought Firstly, may I congratulate Greg Hull on his initiative fundraising for all Taranaki foodbanks. It is very commendable.

Rat rod reflects personality

Steve Cashin had never built a car before embarking on his rat rod dream.

Small but perfectly formed

One of the outstanding new vehicles of the year is also one of the smallest - the stroppy little Audi S1 hatch.

The facts of life

Ukulele orchestra brings show to town

Then and now, she's a Seekers fan

Doreen Berge, 73, isn't planning to sing along at The Seekers concert next week.


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Stratford's attractions highlight toilet walls

Stratford artist Joni Smith has a prime spot for her work - the walls of the new Tudor-style public toilets on Broadway.

Nurse practitioner sees need for more

Nurses treating and prescribing for patients could be the answer to Taranaki's GP shortage according to a local nurse practitioner - but more need to step up to the plate.

Seagar shares tales from nursing days

Cook extraordinaire Jo Seagar was on her first day on the job as a trainee nurse, when she underwent a life-changing experience: her elderly patient died.

Marfell School riding high

Marfell Community School can boast it is the first in Taranaki to have a cycle track.

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