Grant Looker and his daughter Abbey are moving on with their lives after his health improved thanks to a new cancer drug.

A walking miracle video

Cancer was expected to kill this Taranaki dad within days of his daughter's wedding, but he fought back - and won.

St Mary's to be closed

The decision about when St Mary's, Taranaki Cathedral, in New Plymouth will be closed will be made in the next few weeks.

The Taranaki Cathedral trustees are closer to making a decision over the closure of the building.

Rural Women celebrates 90 years

Hawera Rural Women is the oldest branch still operating in the country.

NZ Post buggies a big hit video

People were so keen to chat about the new postal cars, posties had to get creative with their excuses.

Can the Canes finally do it?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.

Police back farmers' crime fight

Police bosses are taking notice of the efforts of Taranaki farmers fighting rural crime.

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Zion Towers eyes rugby league stardom

Hawera Hawks League player Zion Towers, 15.

A promising rugby league star is making his mark in the sport everywhere he can.

Okato hotel's invisible overstayer

Stony River Hotel has a suspected ghost living in the 140-year-old building.

Armed standoff stand-down video

Rainfall up 176 per cent for June


Semifinalists found in Taranaki club rugby

Inglewood captain Berny Hall tries to evade a Clifton defender during their 14-9 premier club rugby win.

Inglewood will get a chance to defend their Taranaki premier club rugby title after they grabbed a semifinal spot with a tough 14-9 win over Clifton at the TET Stadium.

Heavy track no problem for Vile stablemates

Gary Vile has changed plans for his two Winter Cup aspirants with a view of taking up an opportunity too good to turn down.

Francis Douglas Memorial College No 8 Polaiu'amea Kirifi is wrapped up by the Lindisfarne College defence during their Central North Island match.

Lindisfarne beat Francis Douglas

The chances of Francis Douglas Memorial College making this year's Central North Island rugby competition final took a serious hit on Saturday after they lost 15-7 to Lindisfarne College.


Boom and bust cycles

Auckland's housing bubble will inevitably burst, says Roger Hanson.

OPINION: The meteoric increase in Auckland house prices is an economic bubble and bubbles, “always, always burst”.

The parable of the geese

OPINION: Lessons mankind can learn from geese.

060814. News. PHOTO:LOREN DOUGAN/FAIRFAX NZ. Tuihana Babbington and her 2 daughters Tira Babbington-Paki and Meretini Babbington-Paki, in a state house, Masters Crescent in Masterton. Trust housing story.

Landlords want healthy rentals too

OPINION: An uninformed bystander could be forgiven for thinking every rental property in New Zealand is in dire need of a 'warm and healthy' makeover.


Trust retains dairying confidence

Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station supervisor Debbie McCallum and chairman Brendan Attrill want the farm to be profitable within the confines of scientific research.

The trust operating Taranaki's agricultural research station has confidence in the future of dairying, despite two years of projected low payout.

Preaching the miracles of hemp

A cousin to marijuana is believed by many to be a wonder crop.

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

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