Feral cats and kittens might appear cute, but they pose a major risk to New Zealand's wildlife.

The purring plague video

Dumped cats killing native wildlife as DOC admits they have no immediate plan to deal with them.

Car catches alight

Firefighters extinguish the flames under the bonnet of a car on New Plymouth's Leach St on Wednesday night.

Freak accident causes car to catch fire on New Plymouth's one way.

Second crack at mining

Millions of tonnes of ironsand could be stripped from the seabed if TTR's bid to mine it is approved.

Search now a recovery

Hope of finding an 18-year-old man missing alive is fading and the search is now about recovery.

'It didn't happen'

Man on trial for assaulting 15 young men denies accusations and says his allegedly fake escort business was real.

Married to a mammal

"With Jumbo it was like a marriage, she only had to knock and I would coming running."

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Tradition is a dish best served with sauerkraut video

Beef rouladen is a traditional German dish chef Sohnke Danger used to have on Sundays growing up in Kiel, north Germany.

One chef is hoping to prove German food is more than schnitzel and sausage.

Sir Edmund Hillary used to ride this bike

A bicycle ridden by Sir Edmund Hillary has made its way to the Waikato.

Car crashes off bridge

Fairy clever crafter


Mourie still calling shots, 40 years on

The late Leo Walsh will be remembered at the reunion of the 1976 Taranaki rugby team's reunion.

The 1976 Taranaki rugby team about to get together again.

Teenage playmaker exceeding his own expectations

Stephen Perofeta continues to impress in his first year with Taranaki.

"I feel a little overwhelmed at times just how far ahead I am from where I thought I'd be."

Kerry Otene out on his own in tournament

Kerry Otene dominated the Matt Cleaver Classic.

Kerry Otene distances his rivals.

Old Boys' and Inglewood to fight for survival

New Plymouth Old Boys' Jessie Aitken-Fowell takes a pass as Inglewood centre Heidi Smith defends.

Who will meet Tysons in the Taranaki premier one netball final?

Hetherington rides to the top

Okato Motorcross rider Zak Hetherington went unbeaten at the Pacific Motocross Cup in Tahiti.

"I thought I was going to get cleaned up."


Call me 'pom', you're allowed.

Mark Richardson called Danny Willett a Pommy Git and apparently that's fine.

Opinion: Danny Willett and me are pommy gits, and that's perfectly acceptable, apparently.

Independent the way to stay

It was Invercargill city Mayor Tim Shadbolt who got Stratford's Barrie Smith thinking about just how he wants local ...

OPINION: Merge Taranaki's four councils? No way, says Barrie Smith.

Farewell to Avogeddon

Avogeddon is over and Avoplenty is here.

OPINION: Rejoice, the season of Avoplenty is finally upon us after months of misery.

Sparing the interest doesn't spoil the child

Interest free student loans may cost a lot but they aren't without benefits.

Interest free loans have other benefits outside of making education affordable.


The gigs are up

With a transition to the internet age, New Zealand pushes for more fibre connections.

Kiwis are surfing more with an increasing need for speed.

What's on this weekend

The Laughing Samoans Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai are coming to New Plymouth.

Start planning your weekend.

Arts snippets: The news from Taranaki's entertainment scene

Frank Sinatra arrives in Sydney in 1961. His songs will be onstage in New Plymouth this Christmas.

There's a lot happening in Taranaki.

Review: Singing is life

Singing is Life, directed by  Christopher Luke, featured the Ars Nova Choir, Jubilate Choir, The Tenners, Juliet Woller ...

"The mass was very well sung by both choirs and the two soloists and was a delight to listen to."

Media office on the move - again

The home of South Taranaki journalism is on the move after just over 100 years.

A look at the past as the next chapter begins for Fairfax's South Taranaki staff.

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