11012016 News Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax NZ. Walkabout.  Summer fun in the sun at Fitzroy pool and beach.

Phew what a scorcher!

The mercury rose to 29 degrees Celsius in Inglewood - and no it's not a typo.

Walk in, swipe cash 

Rhys David Ware was caught out on CCTV camera after he swiped $1700 in cash from The Salty Dog Cafe and Bar last October.

 He walked right out the door with $1700 but his crime was caught on CCTV camera.

Womad comes, park closes

The Womad festival lasts three days. Putting it up, taking down takes 17.

Fire call out to factory

9:06 PM  "When we got there, it was fully smoke logged."

Hareb strong in Aussie

Another podium finish puts Kiwi surfer in strong early position to win back world tour vest.

Burnout guts home

A father let his drunk son do a burnout with his car in the basement. Within minutes, their house was in flames.

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Peak performance: Actually tramping, outside, in the bush

The Mt Taranaki Ascending Project 20, with organiser Laura Warren.

After five weeks of doing fitness exercises, the Mt Taranaki Ascending 20 went for an actual tramp. Up big hills through the bush.

'You could have killed her'

He got angry, lost control and almost ran over a woman with his car.

Home D for repeat drink driver

Night-time climb on offer

Sport

Bruce scores ton to rescue CD

Batsman Tom Bruce scored a ton for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield match against Auckland on Monday.

Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.

Streetstock title back where it belongs

Wayne Barron won the Taranaki Streetstock championships at Stratford Speedway on Saturday night.

Wayne Barron has his name on the Taranaki Streetstock title.

Air Burton ready for lift off

Alonzo Burton played for the Hawke's Bay Hawks in 2016.

"That's what it comes down to. I just want to win."

Hareb strong in Aussie

Taranaki's Paige Hareb has shown strong form over the opening month of surf contests in Australia.

Another podium finish puts Kiwi surfer in strong early position to win back world tour vest.

Kawi king of the mile

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

One of New Zealand's best gallopers has won his sixth Group I in impressive style.

opinion

Chamber chief says Witt report unfair

As many of you would be aware, the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce acts as an advocate for the Taranaki business community.

Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

Living and dying with Le Creuset

There are things a Le Creuset pot cannot do. They just haven't been discovered yet.

You can't expect to leave much of a mark on this world but you can leave your Le Creuset.

Disaster prep delays

Have you got your survival kit ready?

OPINION: Getting round to getting ready.

Lifestyle

Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

89-year old 'pop star' video

Tahora musicians Tracey Haskell and Murray McCartie have collaborated on a CD of songs from the back country.

Mo McCartie had been composing songs in his head while out on the farm for years.

No top beaches for Taranaki, but why? video

Fitzroy Beach may be one of the most popular in New Plymouth, but the rest of the world hasn't realised how awesome it ...

It's Lonely Planet's #2 region but Taranaki has no beach in country's top 10. How can this be?

A gardening art form

Wayne Morris is in his element surrounded by old junk.

A man who gardens with art, talks to Virginia Winder about his world of creativity.

A mug a day, the artist says

Perfecting the mishima technique on mugs led to Marita Green creating larger sculptural works, like this one.

 One mug, two mugs, three mugs, four. Keep it going, only 96 more.

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