Animal assistance

Card craze to help SPCA

The lastest supermarket collectibles craze will eventually help the SPCA give unwanted animals a new home.
Alana Mekalick of North Taranaki SPCA  with newborn kittens Panda and Ginger Kiss.

Couple badly injured

8:08am An elderly couple on their way home from Taranaki's Americarna festival have suffered horrific injuries in a crash caused by a tourist driver.

No takers for condom handout

Taranaki high schools have no plans to follow an Auckland school by handing out condoms.

Charity cheats emptying foodbanks

South Taranaki's foodbanks are making big changes to stop people double dipping.

Rolling out with a sense of occasion

Vintage vehicle enthusiasts fwill converge on the Stratford showgrounds this weekend.

Kickboxing replaces nightclubbing

Those with an appreciation of the body beautiful are now doubly well served in what was once a New Plymouth night spot.

Animal assistance

The lastest supermarket collectibles craze will eventually help the SPCA give unwanted animals a new home.

Warrior back in the fray

NZ First leader Winston Peters disclosed on Waitangi Day he was considering running for the vacant Northland seat at the by-election on March 28.

Solid Energy lenders talk restructure

Artists raiding harakeke

Slipping'n sliding

New Plymouth users of the controversial Monster Slide NZ came away mostly happy and injury-free yesterday.

Team Taranaki on track

Perfect start to year for side as they win pre-season football tournament at Moturoa grounds in New Plymouth.

Thomason best of Taranaki team

Jason Thomason was the best of the Taranaki riders in the Cambridge Rev Classic 137km cycle race on Saturday.

Hone king of the beach

Naholo to play NPC before France move

Tigers show fight in final

Western Suburbs lose final of champion of champions club rugby league tournament, but coach more than happy.

Public sector pay at risk: Little

Public servants could be stymied in wage rises with MPs pay bump set to match theirs, says Andrew Little.

Michael Jordan joins Forbes rich list

Bill Gates still the world's richest but Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg joins top 20 and basketballer Michael Jordan debuts.

TSB confirms talks with Solid Energy

Wellington power prices set to fall

Migrant influx will be housed, says Key

John Key says enough houses are "in the pipeline" in Auckland to meet demand from immigration.

Special privileges for Maori replace doing the right thing

Howie Tamati, sole Maori councillor on the New Plymouth District Council, sees the granting of Maori wards on local councils as a step in the right direction, telling Radio New Zealand it is "not the right answer but a start". He is wrong, very wrong.

World's changing fast, MPs need to get on board

There is little doubt - excuse the pun - who our next prime minister will be.

Need for data on foreign ownership

Call for vote a waste of hot air

Warrior back in the fray

NZ First leader Winston Peters disclosed on Waitangi Day he was considering running for the vacant Northland seat at the by-election on March 28.

Okato buzzing for 150th jubilee

Forged from military might, Okato has become the pinnacle of rural prosperity.

Chevy Camaro is a bucket list beauty

Taranaki couple buy American V8 as way of celebrating that they are facing up to the challenge of serious illness.

Taranaki's CHiPs boys to lead Americarna

Americans revving up Taranaki again

Can't live with them ...

Adam Dudding meets some committed long-term couples who, like an increasing number of others, have chosen to live apart.

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Community rallies around

An outpouring of support and kindness has a Kakaramea family giving thanks for small communities.

Race to the top

It's promising to be a big weekend for Taranaki's petrol-heads.

Volunteers wanted as spotters

Taranaki Air Patrol needs more volunteers to become eyes in the skies.

Ruse pays off for school

On the gate, a large sign warns people the laden fruit trees at Manukorihi Intermediate, Waitara, are sprayed with toxic chemicals.

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