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Next mission: find kayak

A night without communication 'not worth it'

Every decision Scott Donaldson made, even the one to give up after 84 days at sea, was calculated and followed two years of intense planning.
Scott Donaldson

Sentence praised

The hardline Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of a judge's decision not to jail a drink-driver who killed a New Plymouth woman.

Plugging potholes for free

A advertisement for "free" road repairs leads callers straight to the council, where they can lodge a complaint.

Tenders called for walkway traders

New Plymouth's coastal walkway is now open for business.

Low voter turnout likely

Just a third of Taranaki's Te Atiawa iwi members are expected to vote on whether to accept their historic $87 million Treaty of Waitangi settlement.

At 104, Lola lives for opera

Lola de la Haye might just be the world's most senior Phantom fan.

Rally drivers lose rhythm

tarmac Otorohanga's Trevor De Malmanche and his co-driver Daniel Rich are bruised and sore after a fiery crash in the opening stage of Saturday's Taranaki Tarmac Rally.

Lego constructions build crowd

Middle Earth, the Taj Mahal and a life-size All Black were among creations at the Christchurch Brick Show.

Space talk a blast for students

'Maori girls in aisle 1'

Amber Cayley

Runaway gets $1000 nest egg

Amber Cayley now has $1010.50 in her pocket after sharing her story about how she ran away with just $10.50.

Another win for Marshall

New Plymouth's Neil Marshall again emerged victorious in Saturday's Taranaki Tarmac Rally - but the result was far closer than his 31.9 second winning margin would indicate.

Coastal head victorious over Clifton

Coastal outplayed and outclassed Clifton in their semifinal to cruise to their second final in three years.

Finalists found

Few surprises for Taranaki

New Plymouth Old Boys’

Old Boys come unstuck in semis

The title drought continues for New Plymouth Old Boys after they were upset on their home pitch for a second year in a row.

'Rogues' behind CBA woes

Sir Ralph Norris Kiwi Ralph Norris breaks his silence over Commonwealth Bank of Australia's financial planning scandal during his reign.

What power the female vote?

The upcoming election is one time when all women can make their influence felt over the direction of the nation.

What you need to know: Monday

Saving on movie snacks

Ellerslie Flower Show 2014

Flower show fee 'ridiculous'

Auckland company was paid more than $3.2m to run the loss-making Ellerslie International Flower Show.

Maori Party needed as National's coalition partner

A recent poll has predicted that the Maori Party faces the real possibility of exiting Parliament at the next election.

Greener for Harre on the other side

D gging through some archived photos last week we unearthed one of Laila Harre in a flowing red dress, posing on Petone wharf, clutching a bunch of red roses.

Inside the mind of a stalker

Breaching the social contract

Bruce Wills

Farmers chief bows out

I will miss the cut and thrust of farmer politics, but I am looking forward to getting back to farming.

Bending steel for an artist's wall

lye strap Fabricating the Len Lye Centre's 32-tonne stainless steel facade is a huge challenge for Taranaki company Rivet.

Flashback: Lorraine Downes crowned

Lorraine Downes was 19 when she arrived in St Louis. She left an international celebrity.

Dreaming of enough to eat

The Curtis method

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Maori find it hard starting a business

Nothing beats hard work and it also rings true for Maori looking to set up their own business.


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A quartet of robotics students have proven themselves unshakeable in competition.


Bus service scores well

Taranaki's Connector bus service is proving even more successful than predicted.

Turuturu Mokai

Makeover on target

A new wall of flaxes, grasses and cabbage trees is improving the scenery at Hawera's Turuturu Mokai redoubt.


Police see red at lights

Police and the New Plymouth District Council are working together to tackle the problem of people running red lights.

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