The New Plymouth BX club has been named Club of the Year (2016) at the Cycling NZ Awards.
Front: Committee member Glen ...

New Plymouth BMX Club takes out top award

Taranaki BMX Club named Club of the Year at the Cycling NZ awards

Trainer 'forced out'

Lee Hurley says delays in processing his driver training service provider application by the New Zealand Transport ...

"People who point out what's going wrong get crucified."

Taranaki house fire

The rural home was ablaze when fire crews arrived.

Steampunk races - whacky fun video

Small rural town hosts Steampunk Taranaki Teapot Racing Championships.

E-coli in the water

Residents advised to boil all water used for drinking, brushing teeth or for food preparation until further notice.

Company helps workers kick habit

Quit smoking programme a success for McKechnie employees.

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Fungus threatens birds and bees

7:51 AM  OPINION: It's all about the birds and the bees really.

Flannagan Cup set to sink

One of the country's oldest swimming events is in jeopardy of being cancelled.

Elderly living in fear in their own homes

Fostering a love of books behind bars


Top four changes in premier rugby

Tukapa's Adrian Wyrill tries to break through the Stratford-Eltham defence.

Two tight games and two blowouts.

Starters shine as Airs survive Hawks

Taranaki Mountain Airs' Tylor Ongwae was in strong form again against the Bay Hawks.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs shoot 65 per cent from deep to break 10-game winless streak.

Taranaki golfer wins long drive champs

Taranaki 20-year-old Sam Jones has been crowned the Trident Homes New Zealand Long Drive Golf champion.

A Taranaki golfer has been crowned the NZ Long Drive Golf champion after winning at Clearwater Golf Resort this afternoon.

Wizards silence Thunder

Taranaki's Simone Cook guards Waikato's Charlisse Leger-Walker

Waikato Wizards get the win over a slow starting Taranaki Thunder.

Trentham challenge no worries for Chan

Gypsy Fair and Alfred Chan scamper to victory at Trentham.

Trentham luck for Gypsy Fair and Chan.


Fungus threatens birds and bees

OPINION: It's all about the birds and the bees really.

Medicinal horseradish and garlic

Winter's here, and with it the dreaded lurgy.

OPINION: The trick to beating a cold - and worse.

Sacrificing self for relationships

A longing for relationships is hard wired into our DNA.

To be in community we need to sacrifice some measure of individual right and freedom.

The many risks of nostalgia

Yay, the future is here and it's...not quite as awesome as I imagined.

OPINION: Life probably wasn't better in the olden days, even if it sounded that way.


Fifty years ago

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

New Plymouth's Devon St "consisted of a group of tin sheds with cosmetic fronts".

In the business of organics

Both Taranaki natives, they barely knew each other a year ago. These are rampicante trumpicino pumpkins, of Italian origin.

Growing greens was never part of the plan for these two mates, but it's a recipe for success as Kaitake Farms takes off.

The fight to save the Ozone

The ozone hole is purple-blue in this October 2, 2015, Nasa image.

A textbook example of the power of international cooperation.

What's on in Taranaki

Tami Neilson will perform in New Plymouth next month.

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

The hunt for H20

In the years before the water tower rose above Hawera, residents in the town were on the hunt for the life giving liquid.

From the get go, finding a source of water was a top priority.

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