Principal in praise of school

Departing for the capital

Rose Sawaya-Baxter is ready for new challenges after seven years in charge at New Plymouth's Sacred Heart Girls' College.

Fonterra denies stink

The Eltham wastewater treatment plant pond where Fonterra has dumped buttermilk byproduct that is creating a stink with nearby residents. Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to dumping of millions of litres of milk byproduct.

Council cricket warning

Taranaki cricket official warns council off spending more money on upgrading facilities to attract Twenty20 cricket.

Kiwis hailed as heroes

Two Kiwis haul an elderly man from a car seconds before it exploded.

New pharmacy for Hawera

A flurry of activity on Hawera's Victoria St signals the construction of a new pharmacy for the town.

More robbery, fewer crimes

Robbery and extortion have doubled in the Taranaki region in the past year, according to figures released yesterday.

Trust set up to run event

Taranaki's gas-guzzling Americarna festival has finally been handed to a charitable trust but founder John Rae will cover any losses the 2015 event incurs.

Fireman's honour one for ages

Firefighter Ian Drewery didn't want his story in the paper.

Selling car behind bashing

Setting the bar

Rose Sawaya-Baxter

Principal in praise of school

Rose Sawaya-Baxter is ready for new challenges after seven years in charge at New Plymouth's Sacred Heart Girls' College.

Doors will open for stars

James Marshall The sun appears to be shining on Ferdinand and Taranaki captain James Marshall, says Ian Snook.

Booth team named

The Taranaki Junior Golf Society has selected the team to represent the province in the Booth Shield.

Closer to F1 dream

Tamanivalu a fast learner

Sione Lea

Cooper’s faith rewarded

Prop Sione Lea producing eye-catching performances off bench during crucial periods late in Taranaki's NPC campaign.

ANZ moves jobs to India

ANZ The country's largest bank will not rule out "offshoring" more jobs to cheap labour as it eyes new ways to cut costs.

Vodafone hits the red

Vodafone NZ has reported a $28 million annual loss and warned there's more to come.

Suicide house censure appealed

Forced annual leave not fair


House asking prices dip

Average asking prices hit $491,050 in March but fell to $487,650 last month, Trade Me says.

Letter: Second opinion

Pohutukawa So, the Taranaki Regional Council executive committee approved the proposal for the next stage of Waitara's flood defences in the third week of September, and work is expected to begin in October.

Letter: Horse was no neighsayer

Horse's departure makes me think of a well-known country and western song.

Cricket snub a sad reflection

Labour must fix internal wrangles forthwith

David Cunliffe

Don't blame the team, losers

Society functions better when its members work together for the good of everyone, when individuals tailor their opinions and actions towards others rather than themselves.

BMW ramps up connectivity

BMW's new ConnectedDrive Services and Apps provides access to a big range of smartphone apps for convenient use in the vehicle via the BMW iDrive and control display. BMW takes in-car connectivity in NZ to another level with the launch of a new feature.

Special memories

Australian folk group The Seekers are heading back to New Plymouth for another concert.

Vintage read: The Return of the Soldier

The right direction

van dillen

A place to call Home

In 1953 nearly 2000 people from the Netherlands came to New Zealand looking for a new life. Helen Harvey catches up with one couple who settled in New Plymouth.


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Morris to Mrs B in fundraiser

Mrs Brown, played by Morris West, will be at the Karaoke Takes to the Stage event.


A dog’s life printed for posterity

Lizzie the dog is such a character, she's the subject of a new children's book.


Historic mag catalogued

People featured in Taranaki Photonews can now find themselves.


Learning how the other half lives

Walking in someone else's shoes is not as easy as it sounds.

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