A James Bond party must have been the clincher. how can you resist a man who turns up in a wetsuit and strips to a tuxedo?
Veteran Wellington radio host Justin du Fresne has been given a right roasting at a star-studded farewell lunch.
ISOBEL EWING - Taranaki Daily NewsRodney Joyce began his journalistic career in New Plymouth and is now at the helm of a bustling international newsroom in India's third largest city.
A stolen $100 changed a young man's life and the face of New Zealand music.
How a Kiwi chef became one of the world's best
Kiwi chef Ben Shewry talks about the bumpy road it took to make the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
On the shortest day of the year, Alistair Hughes dips into some history - and icy waters - in our essay series.
Read an exclusive extract of J.K. Rowling's alter ego Robert Galbraith's much anticipated second novel The Silkworm.
Read the second chapter of Robert Galbraith's second novel, The Silkworm.
It was a cold and snowy night when Eric Janssen spied the love of his life across a crowded bar.
Narcissists obsessed with counting Facebook ‘likes', or the most socially-minded generation yet?
What does a Treaty settlement mean to your average iwi member?
Flashback: Muldoon's snap decision
Thirty years ago Prime Minister Robert Muldoon set in train an event that would shake up politics.
Batten down the hatches - winter is here and so is your winter survival guide.
Instead of hiding away from the winter the elements, why not embrace them by planning a winter holiday.
Yarrows is on the rise again. Laird Harper sat down with the quiet achievers making it happen.
Penguin numbers are booming in NZ's territory - but is that a good thing?
Former leaders of Taranaki Federated Farmers got together to reminisce about old times and consider the future.
An award-winning radio team is helping to extend te reo Maori across Taranaki.
GOOD BYE cried the bold black headline on the front of the Taranaki Herald of Saturday, April 29, 1989.
Taranaki's two main charitable funds have grown up to be more than anyone could have ever hoped.
The words surfing and Taranaki go together.
What is the Doppler Effect?
STORIES FROM THE PAST
For God, for King and for country - we must never forget the brave souls who gave their lives so we could be free.
'Legal but dangerous'
Synthetic cannabis may be here to stay even if no one wants it.
I n the 1870s and 80s, when British colonists arrived in South Taranaki to take up land for farms, they found that underneath the high-growing bracken fern were old, abandoned village sites ringed by ditches.
Third time lucky for Bob Wise as he takes another crack at the Solo Tasman Challenge.
Glow worms may be tiny and appear to be simple organisms, but every glow worm has a trick that no human scientist or engineer has come close to emulating.
It's one of NZ's most significant historical sites. So how did it turn into a dump?
He is the most controversial man you've probably never heard of.
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago on April 5. Bernard Zuel asks if, with just three studio albums, his band's repertoire truly stands the test of time.
The royal tour will cost us at least $1 million. Philip Matthews asks if it is value for money.
In 1916 Albert Einstein had predicted the existence of gravitational waves and they had never been detected, until now.
Leaving your cares and work behind may be the aim of most holidays, but how about your clothes?
The Exocet missile had made a mockery of any attempts by the British defence systems to protect the ship.
They're one of this country's great family success stories: Gareth Morgan, the outspoken economist and his publicity-shy son, wunderkind Sam, who made $227 million selling Trade Me.
Everyday Housewife Harriet Wakefield shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias .
STORIES FROM THE PAST
The sunken forest on Waitara's Airedale reef, north along the east beach, has fascinated me from childhood.
Armed offenders squad members, clad head to toe in black, cut an imposing figure.
PEOPLE OF THE PAST
"Arthur Gillies, who was he? There isn't a street named after him nor is there a park. I have never heard of him."
John Borrell burns his bridges
As an 18-year-old cadet reporter John Borrell managed to get fired from the Daily News in just seven months. Lucky for him.
People who want to know more about what they eat soon come up against a wall of jargon, an example is fats.
No firm commitment beyond 2016 for Womad festival.
Daisy Noble is steps away from finalising a multi-million dollar settlement for her South Taranaki iwi Ngaruahine.
Life cannot survive without liquid water and yet we are still not sure where the Earth's water came from.
Everything you need to know and various things that aren't even that useful. Matt Rilkoff takes you through the A to Z of Womad.
ROGER HANSON - Taranaki Daily NewsSometimes a numerical pattern or sequence has the allure of hinting at a deeper insight into the workings of the universe.
GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily NewsHardest thing about taking over as co-coaches of Spotswood United is the pressure.
TONY BIRD - Taranaki Daily NewsThey face sleep deprivation in a 500km slog over all types of terrain.
It's our very own public holiday but what is Taranaki Anniversary Day all about and should we be celebrating it anyway?
Rugby is New Zealand's obsession but in small town Taranaki soccer is taking over.
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