Lee Wood from Stratford couldn't find a rental property that could accommodate her goat Trixie or her 10 chickens.

No pets, or no home

Strict rules around pets are leaving potential rental tenants in a bind.

Wait for pothole fix

The intersection of Mangorei Road and Northgate continues to have major road works and repairs being undertaken, a month ...

Potholes in a section of the new multimillion dollar Vickers to City upgrade won't be fixed until end of the year.

Plans to upgrade Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park is set to receive a major makeover.

Winning ticket bought

 Visitors to Taranaki won more than $30,000 after buying a Lotto ticket in Hawera.

Truck on railway line

A truck slid off the road onto the railway line at Stratford on Monday morning.

Delays for kokako

The sound of the organ-like call of the kokako has been put on hold.

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Port closed and lightning strikes plane

Port Taranaki closed due to bad weather on Sunday but is expected to reopen on Tuesday.

Taranaki has escaped serious damage as wild weather battered the region.

Link learning to earning

Kiwis are not turning educational achievement into workplace productivity.

Supermarket to be built on carpark

Chai guru takes to Hawera stage


Riccitelli ready to rumble

The prospect of replacing Dane Coles doesn't daunt Hurricanes back-up hooker Ricky Riccitelli.

Hurricanes out to show they're about more than Dane Coles.

Sanderson scores three as Rangers take control

Hat-trick hero Jack Sanderson, left, was in superb form in New Plymouth Rangers' 5-1 win over Hokowhitu.

English import Jack Sanderson was able to pick up a hat-trick to help New Plymouth Rangers bag another win.

Cobras slide into the final

Coastal Cobras' Darren Parata looks for a pass.

The Coastal Cobras put 30 on the top-ranked Waitara Bears to seal a spot in the Lile Shield final.

Ngatai tipped for Breakers callup

Jordan Ngatai has made a strong finish to the New Zealand Select team's tour of China.

Standout tour with the NZ Select team in China could see a promotion for Breakers development player.

Record run - but then ...

Zoe Hobbs was one of the runners in the New Zealand under-20 4x100m relay team disqualified in their heat at the world ...

While their baton was in safe hands, the New Zealand under-20 women's 4x100m relay team have seen a national record slip through their fingers.


Pokemon brings community together

Kirsten Green, 18, from New Plymouth was near the Wind Wand  catching Pokemon with her Pokemon Go game app.

New game craze is getting people off the couch and on to the streets.

You get what you pay for

Jim Tucker has questions about cheap tools. We all do.

Cheap tools aren't always all they are cracked up to be.

Addicted to pork

The things that make pork are called pigs.

If you're addicted to pork, it's not your fault.

Rilkoff Files: A step for the better

Online auctions can cause lead to stress and dissatisfaction with the world.

Getting off the Trademe train might just be the healthiest choice you ever make.


REVIEW: Australasian premiere of Sister Act

Most of the nuns in Sister Act were named Mary, but each of them had their own characteristics and personality.

"If you only see one Catholic mass this season, let this be it."

50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago Elizabeth Taylor starred with Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride at Eltham's Civic theatre.

Dennis Garcia gives us a glimpse of Taranaki life as it was 50 years ago.

Janet's a tear jerker

Janet is a sweetheart who needs a new home.

Yes it's true - there are cats called Janet.

A notable Hawera home

The Joll House in Hawera. A two storey Califorian Bungalow featuring five bedrooms, a first floor sleeping porch, a ...

The Joll home in Hawera packed a lot into its two storeys.

A garden for pleasure

Stunning views from their Lepperton property were one of the attractions for Linda and Trevor Swan.

Finally Linda and Trevor get to create a garden they don't have to work in.

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