Whangamomona may be experiencing a growth in tourism, but the main street can still double as a stock track if needed.

A forgotten world

Once a forgotten world, Whangamomona is on the rise as an off-beat tourist destination.

Food is Free project

Steve Brill has started planting roadside gardens utilising space which would otherwise go unused.

New Plymouth man Steve Brill is hoping to make home-grown food available to all.

Roger Maxwell to retire

After 18 years at the table, the veteran regional councillor is to retire.

Fairy godmother gets accolade

A community award is being bestowed on Hawera's own fairy godmother.

Weekend of wild weather

Volatile weather is predicted, with swell expected to rise to 5.5 metres on Sunday.

Perv takes pics of ex

The man hid a cellphone in the lining of a jacket which hung in the victim's bedroom.

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Women in police take a bow

Celebrating 75 years of women in the New Zealand Police force are (from left) Constable Charlotte Edwards, Karen Shannon ...

Torch visit marks 75 years of women in New Zealand Police.

A 300km drunken joyride

Man with 22 prison terms to his name stole a van then drove it for up to 300 kilometres while drunk.

Roadworks precede power station

Obituary: Robert Tennent

Sport

Longchamp to Hastings

Longchamp cruises to a two-and-a-half length win in the Opunake Cup.

Opunake Cup winner set to step up into Group I company.

Sharrock shows patience

Ladies First has improved her record to three wins from four starts with a feature win at Pukekura.

Allan Sharrock will spell exciting filly following Pukekura win.

Crunch time for Chiefs

The Chiefs have had several moments to celebrate this season, but it now starts over with the quarterfinals upon them.

They've been to this stage many times, and coach Dave Rennie feels his side is better prepared than ever.

Rennie: Eligibility rule 'archaic'

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says SANZAAR's playoffs eligibility laws need to be addressed.

The Chiefs coach is frustrated, after Liam Messam and Mitchell Brown were barred from the playoffs.

Record run for Hobbs

New Plymouth's Zoe Hobbs has set new national records in the 100m sprint.

A blistering run at the world championships has seen a New Plymouth sprinter claim a national record.

opinion

You get what you pay for

Jim Tucker has questions about cheap tools. We all do.

Cheap tools aren't always all they are cracked up to be.

Addicted to pork

The things that make pork are called pigs.

If you're addicted to pork, it's not your fault.

Rilkoff Files: A step for the better

Online auctions can cause lead to stress and dissatisfaction with the world.

Getting off the Trademe train might just be the healthiest choice you ever make.

Stewart: Rates up, accountability down

The Taranaki Regional Council incurred $85,000 legal costs in their failed complaint to the Broadcasting Standards ...

Public bodies should expect a bit of scrutiny. Rachel Stewart is happy to provide it.

Lifestyle

REVIEW: Australasian premiere of Sister Act

Most of the nuns in Sister Act were named Mary, but each of them had their own characteristics and personality.

"If you only see one Catholic mass this season, let this be it."

50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago Elizabeth Taylor starred with Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride at Eltham's Civic theatre.

Dennis Garcia gives us a glimpse of Taranaki life as it was 50 years ago.

Janet's a tear jerker

Janet is a sweetheart who needs a new home.

Yes it's true - there are cats called Janet.

A notable Hawera home

The Joll House in Hawera. A two storey Califorian Bungalow featuring five bedrooms, a first floor sleeping porch, a ...

The Joll home in Hawera packed a lot into its two storeys.

A garden for pleasure

Stunning views from their Lepperton property were one of the attractions for Linda and Trevor Swan.

Finally Linda and Trevor get to create a garden they don't have to work in.

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