Strengthening muscles for the mountain climb.

Training doesn't get easier

One type of exercise doesn't suit everyone. Just ask reporter Helen Harvey.

The rise of the paddleboarders

1,831 surfers responded to the survey.

Why would you surf when you can paddleboard?

It went bang but it wasn't a gun

Reports of shots being fired near a beach settlement turned out to be fireworks being set off.

Land bill in the balance

"Overwhelming" opposition to land bill can't be ignored, says iwi leader.

True gentleman remembered

A long serving Taranaki accountant, keen sportsman and family man has been farewelled.

Dream job for traveller

The dreams of 200 people from around the world are being carried to the top of Mt Taranaki.

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Sentencing for toddler's manslaughter

Kinraid will be sentenced in the High Court at New Plymouth on Wednesday.

3:06 PM  Philip Murray Kinraid pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his young daughter, which took place in the family home.

Trainer says encouragement goes both ways

Fellow trainer says Kahu is very inclusive and never leaves anyone behind; he is like a brother from another mother.

Lord of the rural real estate

Fundraising via potatoes


82 and still winning swimming

Ron Edgcombe doesn't say he has 'countless medals', but he has a lot.

An 82-year-old has added five more gold medals to his plentiful collection following the New Zealand Masters Games in Wanganui on February 7 and 8.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Coast to Coast with little experience

Liz Jones competed in the Coast to Coast 2017 event for the first time ever.

A South Taranaki woman has completed the Coast to Coast event in a swollen river a mere eight months after learning to kayak.

Can Rennie, Cruden go out in style?

Aaron Cruden and Dave Rennie have formed a quality partnership at the Chiefs, with this year to be the end of an era.

In their final year in charge, Chiefs coach and co-captain look to recreate title-winning feeling.

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.


And the race is on

OPINION: The Whanganui electorate is in a unique situation with the selection of candidates for the two biggest political parties running concurrently and it being such a long time since the last selections for either party.

Most freedom campers care about our country

Many freedom campers young foreigners wanting to see the world at a cost they can afford.

A pickle of a situation

This skyscraper in London is affectionately called the gherkin. If you leave a real gherkin on the vine for a couple of ...

If you want a happy life you should think about saying no to gherkins.

Jim Tucker: Is it time to legalise performance drugs?

Could the Patrick Tuipulotu case be a tipping point in a change of public opinion about the legality of drugs in sport?

 OPINION: People find a way around most prohibitions if there's enough money in it.


John Seargeant: A nutty legacy

John Sargeant has looked after South Taranaki's parks for 22 years. Now he's calling it a day.

For John Sargeant it's all about the walnuts.

What's on in Taranaki

Bindu Rajendrenhas been performed at previous extravaganzas.

There's a dangerous circus show, a hundred mugs and a multi-ethnic parade coming to town.

Faith in Taranaki

There are two sides to every story.

There is a proverb that is at least 3000 years old and is found in the Book of Proverbs (18:17) in the Christian Bible.

A love 32 years in the making

Andréa and James Urbina first met in Taranaki in 1982, when they were Rotary exchange students. Then they lost contact.

They were young exchange students in NZ. Decades later, they're back – on honeymoon.

Enthusiasm and pride

Rebecca and Grant Farquhar aren't perturbed by the maintenance required on the property or their newness to gardening.

Becklands was a new entrant in last year's Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival.  Sarah Foy visits the Inglewood property to chat with its owners – gardening and festival novices.

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