Taranaki Futures has been set up to provide pathways for people to find meaningful employment in Taranaki. Helen Harvey takes a look at its first project, which is training young people to build a bach.
Lee-Anne Cartier became a self- appointed detective in her quest to find the truth about her brother's death, a jury has been told.
Michael Hardy grew up in white South Africa, a time when as a kid, he thought of Nelson Mandela as nothing but a terrorist.
Taranaki Rugby chief executive Michael Collins remains passionate about his home province
Throughout history women have achieved great things and remain forever etched in the pages of history.
Nelson Mandela charmed New Zealanders with his mana, smile and messages of thanks during his only visit here as president of South Africa.
An electric current in a conductor such as a wire in a circuit, is a flow of electrons.
He wrote music for the town's 50th birthday
"I remember him coming to high school when Rosemary and I were there," said Brian Barkla, when asked if he knew about Frank Hutchens.
DEENA COSTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsA one-of-a-kind marae catering course in New Plymouth that offers Maori a pathway into the hospitality industry is appealing to young and old
Dick Tayler takes a look back on his time as a long distance runner
Does hiking the price of booze deter people from drinking alcohol? Not if Cup Week was anything to go by.
Gene Martin will be among 230 elite tattooists exhibiting at the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival this weekend. Tara Shaskey asks the award-winning New Plymouth artist how he got into the ink trade.
An intrepid group of mountain bikers are hooked on the good times and high adventure.
A fundamental problem associated with the physics of black holes remains unsolved.
New Zealand's David Tua is ready for tonight's heavyweight stoush against Belarusian Alexander Ustinov in Hamilton. Tony Bird finds a rejuvenated Tuaman up for the challenge.
Ahead of his 100th test, All Blacks pivot Dan Carter reflects on what the milestone means to him. Marc Hinton reports.
Tony Bird sits down for a sparring session with David Tua ahead of his fight against Alexander Ustinov.
Pubs, post offices, banks and dairy factories. These were the physical markers that designated the health of rural communities, the ebb and flow of their people and prosperity.
Peters ranked 20 in the world
TONY BIRD - © Fairfax NZ NewsCorey Peters' life was turned upside down in after suffering a crushed spinal cord
Still the best shows in town
Established to promote farming pursuits, A&P shows are also known for much more.
Twenty gardens in three days as tourists visit the province looking at gardens
STORIES FROM THE PAST
In the maritime history of Waitara, many ships have left their mark.
Laird Harper spends the day with a TRC team monitoring life along the southern Taranaki coastline.
Waterfalls have long excited the imagination of people.
A Taranaki woman's memoir offers a glimpse of a very different generation. reports.
An Oakura man has just completed a cracking novel, but the publishing houses won't have a bar of it.
The rich are getting richer but do New Zealanders care enough about social inequality to do something about it?
From a childhood by The Thames in London Dicky Barrett dreamt of an exotic life of adventure. Those dreams were realised in Taranaki.
New Plymouth brothers Wyn and Ed Masters both love riding their bikes down steep mountain slopes.
The film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, stunningly and, according to Nasa astronauts, accurately depicts what it is like to be in space.
Looking into space from our lonely planet, little seems to change from the daily rhythm of sunrise to sunset and season to season.
Migrants come to Taranaki
They call New Zealand home and feel indebted to the country.
Heartbreaking decisions for parents
As medical technology becomes better, couples are having to make heartbreaking decisions
A few months ago I visited Hadrian's Wall, near the border between Scotland and England.
Before Taranaki's oil and gas boom came the bust of numerous companies chasing the region's black gold.
Have you ever wondered what is happening behind the scenes at Puke Ariki and envisioned white-gloved technicians bent over desks, illuminated by glowing lamps?
For a generation, they led the world of speedway. Another generation later, Barry Briggs, Ronnie Moore and Ivan Mauger met up in New Plymouth for a reunion.
Stories from the past
GRAEME DUCKETT - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's often referred to derisively as Ingle-mud. But as unfair and unflattering as that moniker may seem, it is also a tip of the hat to Inglewood's pioneer status as a community carved out of dense bush through sheer will, brute force and determination.
After the birth of his son, Laird Harper wondered how anyone could give up their child.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to participate in a geological field trip to the Chatham Islands.
The New Plymouth Pistol Club hosted the North Island Cowboy shooting competition.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsAdam Fraser knows what to expect at the world marathon kayaking championships this year.
A steel paddle steamer was a bit of a rarity in the heyday of sail and steam, but the Terranora had advantages in its shallow draught for crossing the bars of rivers
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ News11 hours on the train from Wellington to Pukekohe was far from a burden
The International Space Station (ISS) has been continuously occupied for almost 13 years and can carry a crew of six.
Hydrogen powered cars on the way
Hyundai has just taken the lead in the fuel cell race - it has put the world's first hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle into commercial production.
After the close of another successful arts festival, reporter Taryn Utiger takes a look at how the event has changed since its inception
PEOPLE OF THE PAST
Every August throughout Taranaki and much of New Zealand there are dedicated whitebaiters who take down nets from their shed walls and prepare them for another season.
Hayden Goodrick's own sailing career is riding the crest of a wave, but the New Plymouth yachtsman has a more than passing interest in proceedings on and off the water in the America's Cup.
Looking back at Owae Marae
Many thousands gathered in 1936 to honour a Maori icon and celebrate the opening of Owae Marae.
Do you think state schools should conduct religious instruction for primary-aged children?