Show of resilience

South Taranaki looking confident

An ageing population and youthful abandonment are sucking the life out of NZ's provincial towns.
Andy Beccard

Planet Parliament

John Key National's second term in Government has seen highs, lows and controversy on both sides.

Basketballer's court reprieve

Basketballer identified as prime offender in violent assault at New Plymouth pub is given a reprieve.

DHB in $3.24m deficit

Taranaki DHB's books are heading in the right direction despite posting a loss of over $3 million.

Whitebaiter a no-show at court

Security at the New Plymouth District Court was beefed up for the appearance of a whitebaiter.

$67.5m Treaty settlement signed

History was made when a South Taranaki iwi signed its long-awaited treaty settlement yesterday.

Overnight winds batter South

Wild weather Gusts batter South Island with Metservice expecting severe gales in Wellington and Wairarapa.

Geared up for court time

Hanna Moore likes wheelchair basketball for the freedom it gives her.

Three charged over burglaries

Woman claims uncle assaulted her

Michael Vredenburg

New port of call for ex-Marine

A former United States Marine, and Navy warfare boat operator has been charged with keeping Taranaki waters safe and secure.

King Country ideal test

rugby ball generic Taranaki development coach Kelvin McDowell is expecting King Country to give his squad the first-up hit-out they need.

Taranaki aim for outright win

Team Taranaki return to competition after a two-week-long layoff, with an away Federation Cup match against Feilding.

Hareb finishes US Open ninth

Underdogs can do it

Jamison Gibson-Park

Waikato to test set piece

Taranaki's lineout is likely to come in for some close scrutiny against Waikato this afternoon.

The dark side of adventure tourism

Helen and Bosco Peters An audit of adventure tourism operators is to be completed this year. So how safe is the industry now?

Ethnic SMEs offered advice

An advisory board designed to promote cultural diversity in the workplace and support small business will launch next week.

Delays not our fault, say builders

Simpson breaking barriers

trade me

Staff adopt slide time

It's become obligatory for big tech companies to have quirky and colourful offices.

New limit won't change habit

Drink driving breath testing The decision to get behind the wheel after having one too many haunts many people for their rest of their lives.

Blood on hands over balloon crash

This saga is the latest chapter in a sad series of government agencies not being held to account over the Carterton balloon crash.

Letter: Twisting the treaty

Fanatics conspire against peace

John Key

See how Key cleverly takes Centre stage

It was a bold strategic decision which has since repaid the courage required to make it several times over.

Property: Art-deco appeal close to city

50B Somerset St If houses could talk, who knows what this 1940s era gem could tell us about where it started life and who its proud past owners were? But that story may have to remain an intriguing mystery.

Golden girl Kimbra gets real

Only a Kiwi girl could find a sheep farm in the middle of Los Angeles.

Women who love beer

All the fun of the science fair


Design: Floor style

Both new and old homes have the ability to become extraordinary. From the spatial layout to colours and finishes, lighting and of course furnishings. But what most of us consider first is what lies underfoot.


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Band brassed off

Hawera's Brass Band is refusing to go quietly into the night after a seismic report found significant deficiencies in its building.


Fringe festival comes of age

A festival that began as a reaction to rejection has blossomed into a cherished tradition.


Hearing defect missed

A New Plymouth family wants to start a support group for parents and patients suffering from auditory processing disorder.


Fish to fill youngsters

Something fishy is going on at New Waves.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

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