Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter callouts for last week:
Monday 5.18pm, Searched for a missing yacht off the coast of Okato. The yacht and its one- man crew was found travelling safely towards New Plymouth. 11.04pm; flew a 9-year-old girl, suffering a hand injury, from Taranaki Base Hospital to Waikato Hospital.
Wednesday 5.18pm, Flew 73-year-old man suffering a cardiac arrest from Taranaki Base Hospital to Waikato Hospital.
Saturday Rescued an injured climber on Mt Taranaki. The 31-year-old man, who had shoulder injuries, was winched to safety and flown to Taranaki Base Hospital.
- © Fairfax NZ News
A record number of noise complaints has sent Taranaki's Purple Paddocks indoors.
Comedian Rhys Darby is returning to New Plymouth where he's looking forward to hanging out by "that big needle by the waterfront".
Some hardcore Crossfit fans spent Easter raising money for two needy kids.
A tribute to a much-loved country school teacher was revealed last week.
A group has been fundraising to get Opunake's theatre reopened to the public.
What do you think of Maori trying to restrict access to the breakwater?Related story: Iwi may disrupt access
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