Chanelle Watt and Anela Hori were at the end of the line.

Queuing for free sushi gallery video

Eighteen-year-old Chanelle Watt doesn't even like sushi, but she stood in line with hundreds in New Plymouth.

Funeral, love, fight

The charges rose from a "very sad state of affairs" from the defendant.

Reunions between a man and two former partners in town for a funeral went badly wrong.

Intersection crash blocks road

Two cars had to be towed away from the crash scene and two people were taken to hospital.

Mum's shame of promising son

His family helped him get off one conviction. Weeks later, the aspiring league player attacked another man.

Yarrow Stadium wins Award

Taranaki's regional sports stadium beat out Eden Park and Hagley Oval for the award.

Sex offender jailed video

He was a predator who posed as an escort worker. Now he'll go to prison for sexual offending.

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Arrest after armed callout

A man is in custody after police responded to an incident in central Taranaki on Wednesday night.

Police make an arrest after reports of an armed man making threats.

Road on track to fully re-open

Part of a Taranaki state highway should be fully operational in time for the holiday period.

Close shave at busy city mall

Whale recorder found 185km away


Favourites continue to dominate

Aorangi's Ginny Bolderston defeated Southland's Angela Gerken at the top of the order in round three at the national ...

 Top sides already showing out.

Yarrow Stadium wins Award

Ongoing plans to diversify the type of entertainment that goes on at Yarrow Stadium has contributed to its success.

Taranaki's regional sports stadium beat out Eden Park and Hagley Oval for the award.

Five Taranaki players in CD U19 squad

Davis Mills is one of five Taranaki players in the Central Districts Under-19 cricket squad.

Strong Taranaki representation in CD squad.

Stats show Stags players could step up

Doug Bracewell should be at the forefront of the New Zealand selectors minds for international Twenty20 matches.

Selectors should look at some Stags.

Rough start for Taranaki

Taranaki's Tyla Winter tees off from the 10th at Westown Golf Club.

Taranaki have dropped their first two matches in the Toro women's Interprovincials.


Picture perfect tourism

Early morning moos. McMurray has a knack for capturing salmon-coloured light bouncing off clouds, Markham says.

OPINION: Great images, used well, on social media, can be a real tourism driver.

'Cuzzies, support your marae'

Owae Marae is one of Taranaki's most recognised.

Once upon a time, a hui at the pā would be attended by hundreds of people.

Time to seek some sense

A footpath, a mayor, some trees and a powerline all add up to a problem no one is taking responsibility for.

Time for tough talking is done. Let's get this footpath done.

The pie graph behind our 'worsening' world

All human groups can be divided up into three kinds of people, a security boss once said.

EDITORIAL: A life lesson at the hands of a grizzled ex-cop.


Practically perfect Mary Poppins cast announced

William Broadmore, 9, Imogen Hodge, 10, Bryony Williams, Hannah Liggett, 12, and Charlie Betts, 8, have all been named ...

Bryony Williams will pick up the role of Mary Poppins in the New Plymouth Operatic Society's latest production.

Simple but special festive food

Just add the roasted almonds to the potatoes and herbs and you have a real Christmas treat.

​A quick and easy potato salad and Indian inspired ice cream are great options for festive gatherings.

Coming up in Taranaki

Hollie Webster performs in the Gnomes and Blossoms section in the 2014 Val Deakin Dance School recital.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's arts and entertainment scene.

Grease is a slick production

Grease is on tour

Grease comes to New Plymouth with not a hair out of place.

Womad artist wants to make you dance

The East Pointers are said to be a "freewheelin', roof rattlin' trio".

"This is dance music where we come from, so our ultimate goal is to make people at Womad New Zealand bust a move."

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