The first of many Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 planes touched down in New Plymouth yesterday.
The airline, which is a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, will regularly fly its 68-seat ATR72 planes to and from New Plymouth airport.
They will replace some of the existing flights operated by fellow subsidiary Air Nelson with its 50-seat Q300 aircraft.
The bigger planes mean 72 extra seats will be available each day, easing a shortage of seats through New Plymouth at critical times.
- © Fairfax NZ News
A New Plymouth battler who turned her back on power companies is now in a fight with neighbours.
Kiwi songstress Kimbra is about to play her first show in NZ since she won a Grammy.
The rising young stars of equestrian provided the highlight in the Series Final Show at Hawera at the weekend.
Womad may not be such a big money spinner for other parts of the hospitality industry.
Taranaki turned on the heat on anniversary day yesterday and folks were out in force soaking up the sun at New Plymouth's parks and beaches.
How much would you pay for a seat on the coastal walkway?
Get your mid week news fix
Get your South Taranaki news online
with Rachel Stewart
with Gordon Brown
Matt Rilkoff's perspective of contemporary life
With Kathryn Calvert
The self-confessed bard of Brixton, offers views on life, politics and Akubra hats.
with Glenn McLean