Miss Taranaki Valentine Fernandes packs up her heels to represent New Zealand in a global competition in Korea.

Miss Taranaki to Korea

"Kiwis are very nice people so I'm just going to be myself,"

Sex case awaits verdict

Closing submissions in the sex trial of Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson were completed on Wednesday.

Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson, 36, has been on trial in the High Court at New Plymouth.

Millions needed for netball upgrade

"If we don't do anything the sport will suffer and that in turn will affect our community."

Speeds permanently lowered

State Highway Three between Northgate and Waitara has five speed zones. Is that too many?

350 years to pay back 

A man who cheated the benefit system out of $91,000 was caught out after being dobbed in.

Sesame Street a win for mum

Parents are celebrating after TVNZ said it would show Sesame Street.

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Old boards, new fence

Rhonda Crawford, Opunake, is collecting surfboards for a fence.
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Unused surfboards are needed for an eye-catching community project in a coastal community.

Plywood playground nearly ready video

New Plymouth's first full-size indoor skate arena is ready to roll.

Community group warns of closure

Making a ring in a day

Sport

Millions needed for upgrade of netball courts

The Waiwhakaiho netball courts do not meet the demands of the sport.

"If we don't do anything the sport will suffer and that in turn will affect our community."

Teenage wing Manasa Mataele delighted to be with Uncle Seta

Manasa Mataele on his way to scoring a sensational try against Hawke's Bay.

Taranaki wing still getting a buzz out watching his try.

Team values still with 1976 Taranaki team

1976 Taranaki rugby team members Felix O'Carroll and Ross Fraser recollect some memories over an old match-day programme.

Players pleased they didn't have to wake up for a 12 minute run.

Wallabies plan of damage control short sighted

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is feeling a bit more angry than the men behind him.

Wallabies have to go back to what worked for them in the past.

Max Shearer best of Boys' High golfers

Max Shearer was the best of the New Plymouth Boys' High School golfers at the national secondary schools championships.

Boys' High team find conditions tough at golf nationals.

opinion

Horizons should have stuck with One Plan's intent

Horizons Regional Council, 2015

OPINION: I have reached an age and a stage where I simply will not accept an invoice for services I have not received.

We need to learn our history

Photo of Weymouth man Ken Ford in uniform, serving in the Vietnam War between 1965-1966.

OPINION: To my shame I was confronted with another example of my almost complete ignorance on a slice of New Zealand history, this time with respect to the Vietnam War.

Water rethink needed - council

On average, New Plymouth's residential usage is 334 litres per person per day. By comparison, the national average is 275.

OPINION: New Plymouth's water use is unsustainable and there's no simple fix.

The answer to x

Solving X without accounting for Tiger Woods Attention Trauma is a recipe for disaster.

Golf is part of the equation but it's not the answer.

Lifestyle

Filmmaker Lisa Burd wins award

Filmmaker Lisa Burd has won a national documentary award.

Lisa Burd's CV is growing. She's worked on the Real Housewives of Auckland, Amazing Race Australia, and she's just won a documentary award.

Arts snippets: What's coming up in Taranaki.

Poi E: The Story of Our Song is screening in Opunake this weekend.

There's a lot happening in Taranaki. Check out what's coming up.

Arts diary: What's on this weekend

Engelbert Humperdinck is in New Plymouth this weekend.

Start planning your weekend.

Q&A with Renee Liang

Under The Same Moon, starring Hweiling Ow, will be in New Plymouth on September 15.

Playwright Renee Liang started writing when her partner died. Now she can't stop.

Brian Clark thinks New Zealand is paradise

Brian Clark leads a singalong at the end of a show in the Theatre Royal in 2002.

"I used to have a dozen Bluff oysters with my lunch nearly every day."

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