Jenny says the stretch of lawn that now features the pyramid needed something “a bit different”; John keeps the lawns in ...

Hawera garden with a pyramid

The lawn looked a bit bare, so this Hawera homeowner built a pyramid. As you do.

Slip sweeps car away gallery

A landslip on Otaraoa Rd, Tikorangi on Friday morning swept under a car and pushed it off the road into a bank.

A car has stopped perilously close to the edge of a large bank after a landslip swept it off the road.

Drug grower sentenced

Man convicted of selling cannabis claims he was growing the drug to help his migraines.

Storm warning lifted

Morning thunderstorms may have missed most of Taranaki. 

The history of Ron Lambert

He knows Taranaki history like he knows the back of his hand but he's leaving.

Taranaki students rock on

Four Taranaki students have become one of the top 20 bands in the country.

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Nurse, robber, liar, thief

James Middlebrook

On his CV he said he'd been caring for his autistic son. In reality he'd been locked in a US prison for aggravated robbery.

Avocados ripe for the picking

Sarchi Oshima has been left with a sour taste in her mouth after thieves stripped her avocado trees.

Calling all Taranaki VW owners, past and present

Teen 'just didn't see' cyclist


Youngest Barrett set to follow brothers into pro ranks

Jordie Barrett has been one of the standout performers in Canterbury club rugby this season.

Youngest in talented Barrett family making his mark.

Chiefs embrace underdog tag

When the Chiefs and Hurricanes last met, in Wellington in April, it was a thrilling affair, won by the visitors, who ...

The Hurricanes are the ones with all the expectations on them, and the Chiefs are quite happy to slide under the radar.

Development coach delighted with attitude

Willie McBride has been named co-captain for the Taranaki Development side's opening pre-season games.

Development coach can't fault players' attitude.

Open team fly the flag for Taranaki

New Plymouth Old Boys' captain Miaana Walden was part of the dominant Taranaki open side.

"The best Taranaki senior team in years" dominated a quartet of Nelson sides to go undefeated at their only tournament of the year.

Taranaki should take advantage of new laws

Taranaki No 8 Toa Halafihi is one of a number of players who are shy on game time.

Taranaki should be one step ahead of Counties Manukau in their pre-season match.


Insider tips on local government

Over 19 years on various local government bodies, Barrie Smith has seen it all.

OPINION: Some tips on how to choose a representative to vote for.

Pokemon brings community together

Kirsten Green, 18, from New Plymouth was near the Wind Wand  catching Pokemon with her Pokemon Go game app.

New game craze is getting people off the couch and on to the streets.

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.


The power of Poi E

Patea Maori Club members Waimarie Cassidy, left, and Patricia Ngarewa believe Dalvanius Prime would have been proud of ...

How a hit single song helped save a town.

I just need somebody to love

Can you resist these puppy dog eyes?

Does love come any cuter?

Night sky for August 2016

Find out what's going on in the heavens above.


The history of Ron Lambert

Senior researcher Ron Lambert knows the ins and outs of Taranaki history.

He knows Taranaki history like he knows the back of his hand. But after today, he will no longer be the museum's senior researcher.

Fifty years ago

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

Taranaki's headlines from half a century ago.

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