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Word to your mother

Brittany Bourgoise is a mumpreneur and reckons other mothers can become one too.

Activist joins council

Environmental activist Emily Bailey has been appointed as an iwi representative to the regional council policy and ...

Former Urewera raids activist looking forward to being part of making decisions on regional council

Marae dream over

Theft linked to scrapping of $4.5 million New Plymouth marae proposal.

A man and his kereru

OPINION: Sometimes you get what you want and it just isn't enough.

A new way forward

It's a fresh body, with fresh members looking for a fresh start.

What the Hoyle?

Hoyle Place wasn't always Hoyle Place.

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Left, right, out

Chester Borrows will soon be vacating his office. Twelve years in Parliament is enough, the Whanganui MP says.

The man who describes himself as a Left-leaning member of the National Party is preparing to say goodbye to politics.

Block couple buy first home video

They vowed not to do another renovation project - but now The Block 2015 contestants Cat and Jeremy have their own villa to do up.

By-election coming for Inglewood

US-owned grain facility planned


Thunder eye consistency

Simone Cook has had a good season shooting from the wing for the Taranaki Thunder.

With one game to go before the national tournament, the Taranaki Thunder are hoping to get a full performance.

Home semifinal just a point away for Coastal

Coastal flanker Blake Barrett has been in excellent form this season.

 Top two teams cold make home semifinals safe.

Another loss to New Plymouth Boys' High

New Plymouth Boys' High School's Josh Setu tries to break through the Palmerston North Boys' High School defence during ...

Boys' High still searching for first Super 8 win.

Barrett: 'Feeling is good in camp'

Beauden Barrett is going to have some quick decisions to make when that Lions defensive line comes his way on Saturday night.

The All Blacks star playmaker is keeping things on the down-low ahead of some real heat coming his way at Eden Park.

Stratford surprise; Inglewood dominate

Jessie Fowell's Inglewood side took a comfortable win over Naumai.

The league's newcomers have jumped into the top three.


A brief comment on Mt Messenger

Jim Tucker knows more than the average driver about the options for the Mt Messenger bypass.

OPINION: Jim Tucker wanted to know more about the Mt Messenger bypass. The official briefing may not have helped.

A man and his kereru

Kereru like to flock but are usually only seen in ones and twos.

OPINION: Sometimes you get what you want and it just isn't enough.

Begging an answer

Beggars are usually those whose lives have gone so badly wrong that they do what most of us would never think of doing; ...

OPINION: Agree or disagree with begging, but that person on the pavement is a human being.

A Fieldays roadie

A sight that never fails to thrill Brad Markham. Overlooking the Fieldays agricultural expo at Mystery Creek.

Opinion: There are never enough hours in the day when you visit Fieldays.


Block couple buy first home video

The Block's Jeremy Hill and Cat Glass have bought their first home in Taranaki.

They vowed not to do another renovation project - but now The Block 2015 contestants Cat and Jeremy have their own villa to do up.

The story of Hoyle Place

Hoyle Place was once known as Bracken St.

Hoyle Place wasn't always Hoyle Place.

A diminishing interest in coal

Indian comapny Adani has pushed ahead with plans to open Australia's biggest coalmine in Queensland.

The future of coal is getting darker and darker says Roger Hanson.

What's on in Taranaki

Adam Millen will talks about his book Jack Feels Big at various libraries next month.

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

An inner city charm

Mitch Graham arrived at Tupare in 2006 and says the TRC'S comprehensive Asset Management Plan for the property is a ...

Ten years on, Mitch Graham loves Tupare more than ever.

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