Errol O'Byrne from Laser Sport Taranaki and Mayfair manager Josh Sibly are locked and loaded for July's competition.

Game with no pain

"It's a hard game to play, not like the laser tag you played as a kid."

Police video probed video

Police have been accused of using unnecessary for arresting a man in New Plymouth on Saturday night.

Investigation into allegations that officers used unnecessary force against a man apparently hard of hearing.

Puffy giant found

It's big, it's puffy and it's not a marshmallow.

Spot the humpback

A pod of humpback whales was spotted near Opunake on Sunday.

Facebook crime on the rise

"The minute that photo leaves the phone... it can go worldwide in a blink of an eye"

70 years of Tasman Toyota

There's been more than a few colourful times at Tasman Toyota since they opened 70 years ago.

Ad Feedback

Women in politics

Former South Taranaki mayor Mary Bourke would like to see more women and young people standing for councils.

Are woman less likely to stand for local councils in Taranaki?

Couple throws in a new course

The new sport flying into town is part frisbee, part golf.

Students air success on radio

Whanau approach working


McCone to add experience to CD

Canterbury bowler Ryan McCone is shifting north to Central Districts for this season.

Ryan McCone will be one of the older heads at Central Districts.

Preparation perfect for Batman ahead of title fight

James 'Batman' Langton will not be chasing shadows when he fronts Lance Bryant.

Batman ready to stand and find new opponent.

Girls' High not held down by bog

Shannen Finnigan was one of the goal scorers in New Plymouth Girls' High School first XI's 7-3 win over Wanganui High School.

In wet, bog-like conditions, New Plymouth Girls' High School first XI scored seven to sink Wanganui High School.

Old Boys psyched for success

New Plymouth Old Boys' goal-keep Megan Washington attempts to block a shot.

"We had a sport psych come in and talk to us to help keep our mental game healthy."

Taranaki Golf Open expected to attract top field in preparation for nationals

New Plymouth professional Steven Heyes heads to Samoa this weekend.

The timing of the Taranaki Open is expected to be a positive one.


Hikoi highlights racist abuse

Students from St Mary's in Stratford accompany mayor Andrew Judd on the hikoi to Parihaka.

If you stand for nothing, you fall for anything.

Rilkoff Files: Courage under floor

Life is a jungle, even when you think you're safe at home.

OPINION: Sometimes you just have to look death straight in the eye and get out your tools.

Faith in Taranaki: Ordinary time

The Peace Walk was seen by many as a step in the right direction toward starting a new conversation between Maori and Pakeha.

Do what you can, moment by moment, day by day, step by step, to make this world a better place.

Hikoi date clash makes you wonder

Was there more to the timing of Andrew Judd's peace walk than meets the eye?

OPINION: If you ever wanted an example of irony, look no further than the timing of two events related to race relations in Taranaki last week. 


More accolades for Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park has been rated New Plymoth's number one attraction by a US travel website.

Pukekura Park has been given the double thumbs up by one of the world's biggest travel companies.  

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

Rika Nagahata, born in Japan, is influenced by the nature of New Zealand.

There's a lot of cool things coming up in Taranaki's entertainment scene. Check them out here.

Rilkoff Files: Courage under floor

Life is a jungle, even when you think you're safe at home.

OPINION: Sometimes you just have to look death straight in the eye and get out your tools.

Lose yourself in the soil

Ann loves adding old-time pieces to the garden, like this penny farthing wheel.

A garden of mirrors and memories lies behind a retirement villa in New Plymouth.

Q&A with Hannah Dodd

For Hannah Dodd choosing a favourite musical is like trying to pick a favourite child.

She paints faces and she paints stages. Meet Hannah Dodd, the head of props for Sister Act.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Family Notices



View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Death Notices


View obituaries from around the region