Digger operator Brian Mattock from Molten Metals transfers scrap metal into a baling machine.

Scrap metal low payout

 "Once you've shipped your scraps to one of the foundries in Auckland or Wellington you're left with almost nothing."

Charged over images

US authorities helped detect a Taranaki man's role in sharing child porn online.

6:19 PM  US authorities help detect Taranaki man's role in sharing child sexual abuse images on-line.

Surf spots need protecting

"Fingers of the lahar deposits extend into the ocean, which is very unique, there's not a lot of places this happens in the world."

Issue with redundancies

Taranaki business dismisses claims it is targeting union members for redundancies.

Fashion show with a difference

"It's going to be something special."

Chase ended in crash

A burn out, speed, a u-turn and then finally a crash.

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'Test dummies on an ice skating rink'

Thursday's meeting at Hawera was called off before a race was run due to the state of the track.

Integrity boss says new laws will not mean more abandoned meetings

Chelsea and Spurs match full of cheap shots

The Chelsea and Spurs players were not too interested in the football.

Chelsea and Spurs show their true colours.

Self defence popularity prompts move

Steve Drummond and his daughter Hannah Martin-Drummond demonstrate a roundhouse kick block.

Steve Drummond's 'humble' New Plymouth Taekwondo and Hapkido Club has become so popular it's moved.

Taranaki backline looking even thinner without Baker

Kurt Baker is the latest Taranaki player to confirm he's heading overseas.

Kurt Baker takes up two-year deal with Italian club.

Returning players boost Chiefs

Charlie Ngatai, left, will return from injury for the Chiefs and line up alongside Aaron Cruden, right, against the ...

Charlie Ngatai and James Lowe are back in the starting side as the Chiefs eye up a big derby against the Highlanders.


Fans struggle to support Chiefs

Crowd shot from the Chiefs v Sharks game played at Yarrow Stadium.

Sports writer pays for his own ticket.

Family violence is not okay

The most effective way of preventing family violence is by changing the behaviours of the perpetrators, says Anne Knox.

Domestic violence is not found exclusively in one particular group in society. It's insidious tentacles reach into all walks of life.

Congratulations, council, for consultation

Kids enjoy the last of the Summer heat at Todd Energy Aquatic Centre swimming pool. Byron Knowles, 13, from NP, on the ...

Ratepayers should say yes to everything.

Easy to get caught fouling

Willie Le Roux (R) of the Sharks and Jason Emery of the Highlanders clash in the Super Rugby match between the ...

With all the cameras at sporting events these days, and considering their zoom quality and picture definition, it is beyond me why players still continue to commit serious fouls and also take dives


What's on this weekend

Louise Hunt shows off the jacket to be auctioned at the Lushington and We Heart Taranaki Fashion Show.

Check out what's on in Taranaki this weekend.

Arts snippets: Jazz and Doris Day

Artist Jordan Barnes with oils of his grandfather Rudolph Gesterkamp.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki's arts world.

Inspired by tropical beauty

Flowers have always featured in Margaret Scott's life – either in gardens or in her vibrant paintings.

"I really need to paint every day, read every day and garden every day – that's a complete life."

How the Other Half Loves

How the Other Half Loves is directed by Fleur Coombe.

Review: Crossed paths lead to crazy romp about love.

Perfect place for a perfect fruit

2942016 NEWS Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax.  Food, In season in the new WITT kitchen. Alex Dickie plays around with ...

Feijoas have everything a fruit needs - and they're dropping from trees all over Taranaki right now.

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