Brewskis fizzing for challenge

Off to Oktoberfest

New Plymouth's brass band is cutting its numbers so it can contest the Bavarian Band Championships.

Taranaki tame Taniwha

Seta Tamanivalu Amber and blacks sneak back to top of NPC premiership after an unflattering and tense 31-20 win over Northland.

Maori ward poll

Grey Power New Plymouth says it will force an $80,000 referendum on the issue of Maori wards.

Benefit frauds horrify judge

A Taranaki judge says a staggering sum of money is "going out through the doors" through benefit fraud.

Paperwork averted scam

A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.

Council under fire over trees

Residents and TRC are at loggerheads over Waitara's pohutukawa trees, with row reaching a new low.

Little on quicksand as Labour sinks

Labour MP Andrew Little strap New Plymouth Labour MP hopeful Andrew Little is fighting for his political life.

Cochlear implants make school possible

Tom Wilkinson was once a stranger to the sounds of the world, but an implant has changed all that.

Health just takes Two Ticks

Breast check saves a life

Gemma Walsh

Schools celebrate milky milestone

It was the first birthday of Fonterra's Milk in Schools programme yesterday and time for a new carton-folding competition.

Points against Northland vital

The trap appears set if Taranaki have headed north with any complacency.

Pungarehu seeks repeat

Golf clubs from around Taranaki vie for bragging rights in this year's Top Club competition at the Westown Golf club on Sunday.

Rickards kept very busy

McKenzie a class act

Seta Tamanivalu

Taranaki tame Taniwha

Amber and blacks sneak back to top of NPC premiership after an unflattering and tense 31-20 win over Northland.

Firms warned over migrant fees

peter townsend strap Many employers are not aware migrant staff are paying off fees up to $13,000 to come to NZ.

Solid Energy gets $103m lifeline

Government will provide cover for restoring mining land and to avoid state-owned miner's technical insolvency.

Tax crackdown a step closer

Three-level Bunnings approved


Fishing vessel unauthorised

A ship claiming to be the world's largest fishing boat is taking vast amounts of jack mackerel in the South Pacific without permission.

Letter: Fluoride fatty

popcorn I'm sure I'm not the only one in this position so I feel that the time has come to point out the real danger around the removal of fluoride in our water supply - substantial weight gain and itchy scalps.

Letter: Too much sweet drink is child abuse

The Taranaki Daily News (September 8) describes the rotten teeth of a toddler who has been consuming a daily 1.5-litre bottle of coke.

Letter: All for Maori wards

Welcome mood for change at council

Time for an electoral law shake up

Electioneering law in this country continues to cause mystification.

Three Chevys now 789

New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets. New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets.

Kai with soul

Eating a balanced diet can be invigorating, and with summer coming and the days getting warmer, now might be the perfect time to make some changes.

Happy in Limboland

Muscle-building on steroids


Students to shine in extravaganza

The talent that exists within our local secondary schools will be showcased at Sunday's Taranaki Jazz Club event.


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Pencil pushers feel the burn

Huatoki Plaza will be alive with the buzzing of exercise equipment on Friday.


Giving back to charity

Joseph Elieza has gone from being a World Vision-sponsored child to working for the organisation.


Young women given tools to lead

One does not have to be a dictator to be a good leader, a New Plymouth youth says.


Floral art blossoms at centre

Palmers Garden Centre bloomed with artful floral designs when it hosted the New Plymouth Floral Art Club's Palmers New Plymouth Awards evening, themed Naki Abundance.

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