100216 News. North Taranaki Midweek. Caption: Velo Deus 20 co-organisers Bianca Weston and Carl Avery.

Bike gods welcome

Classic bikes will be put the test on Friday.

Breakfast pies sell out

10022016 News Photo Charlotte Curd/Fairfax. The homemade big breakfast pie has been flying out the door at the Moturoa cafe. Owner and operator, Birgit Dome.

New Plymouth's newest food craze is selling out quicker than customers can get to the store.

House fire suspicious

3:50 PM  A fire in a derelict house in South Taranaki is being treated as suspicious.

Share of health funding reduced

2:42 PM  Taranaki's share of the health budget will likely be reduced after a change in formula.

New lines for BBK, Waiwhakaiho

A demand for a stronger power line has been answered in Bell Block and Waiwhakaiho

Singing his way to university

Why work when you can play?

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Successful start for cheesy business

Jasmine Timu has had a busy first week in her new business The Cheese Platter

4:04 PM  It turns out there are more cheese lovers in Taranaki than one new business owner expected.

Thai massage message

3:40 PM  Traditional Thai massage is nothing to be scared of.

Second chance at love for animals

Sunflower seed brightens Gabby's memorial


Series win would be fitting finale for McCullum

Brendon McCullum hits a six during the one-day international against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Boxing Day.

OPINION: It's great when you see the "goodies" win! 

New format for golfers in Westown Classic

New Plymouth professional Brad Hayward was in good form at the Martinborough Pro-am.

The Westown Classic returns to the Taranaki golf calendar on Sunday, albeit with a change of format. 

Four teams qualify at fours

Skip John Hall delivers a bowl for his South Taranaki four during play at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth on Tuesday.

After six rounds in section play, only four of the 136 teams in the Clubs New Zealand men's fours event had qualified at the conclusion of play in north Taranaki on Tuesday.

Fitzroy top surf lifesaving club in Taranaki

Fitzroy's Sophie Crewe catches a ride to the beach in the under-16 girls' board relay.

Fitzroy is Taranaki's champion surf lifesaving club after dominating the opposition at New Plymouth's Fitzroy Beach over Waitangi weekend.

Rennie feeling Pulu's pain

Augustine Pulu was set to rejoin the Chiefs for Super Rugby but will now miss eight to 10 weeks with his broken arm suffered at the Sydney Sevens.

It's another injury in the Chiefs ranks, but their stocks are still healthy.


Let's talk technology etiquette

What was supposed to be a 45-minute drive to a hotel ended up becoming a six-hour journey in the opposite direction for one GPS-trusting tourist in Iceland.

Technology is your window to the world but can blind you to what's at your feet.

Zika not the apocalypse

In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4000 Zika cases in Brazil.

Gwynne Dyer thinks we need to all stop worrying so much about the zika virus

A church without a building

Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the oldest stone church in New Zealand, closed its doors on Sunday 31 January for earthquake strengthening.

A church is not necessarily a building, explains Anne Knox of the Taranaki Cathedral.

Waitangi Day a puzzler

New Zealand has struggled with finding an appropriate way of remembering the Treaty of Waitangi since it was signed in 1840.

It's our only true homegrown national holiday and we really don't know how to deal with it.


Blueberries - a super food

Scott Powell drizzles blueberry balsamic vinaigrette over a colourful summer salad.

Blueberries are more than just a shirt stainer. They're healthy too.

Resthome residents all aflutter

Rochelle Norton, diversional therapist, at Molly Ryan chats to Noel Walton, a bird enthusiast and gardener who's growing swan plants on his small terrace.

In the library at Molly Ryan retirement village over a dozen green chrysalis are taped to a bookshelf.

South Taranaki on stage

Stage productions have a long history in South Taranaki. Pictured here, from The Wizard of Oz in 2013 are Tinman (Bergen Raikes), Scarecrow (Jym Shaman), Cowardly Lion (Grayson Richards), Dorothy (Rebecca Pratt).

Arthur Fryer explores the history of stage productions in South Taranaki.

Tiny Ruins' massive talent

Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins will be onstage at Womad New Zealand.

New Zealand Songwriter Hollie Fullbrook from Tiny Ruins speaks about her music ahead of her gig at Womad New Zealand.

Opera at 4th Wall

It's not the first time Georgia Jamieson Emms, left, has starred in a production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

Cosi Fan Tutte is coming to town.

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