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Police pup carries the torch

Emma has a strong grip on becoming the next, best police dog as she plays with the torch from a relay for the 75th ...

A nine-month-old policewoman has yet to join the force, but she's got a strong grip on her training.

Port closed and lightning strikes plane

Port Taranaki closed due to bad weather on Sunday but is expected to reopen on Tuesday.

Taranaki has escaped serious damage as wild weather battered the region.

No pets, or no home

Lee Wood from Stratford couldn't find a rental property that could accommodate her goat Trixie or her 10 chickens.

Strict rules around pets are leaving potential rental tenants in a bind.

Vickers to City upgrade remains unfinished

The intersection of Mangorei Road and Northgate continues to have major road works and repairs being undertaken, a month ...

Potholes in a section of the new multimillion dollar Vickers to City upgrade won't be fixed until end of the year.

Riccitelli ready to rumble

The prospect of replacing Dane Coles doesn't daunt Hurricanes back-up hooker Ricky Riccitelli.

Hurricanes out to show they're about more than Dane Coles.

Link learning to earning

Stock Photo - Empty classroom with chairs and desks.
academic, black, bright, brown, chair, class, classroom, clean, ...

Kiwis are not turning educational achievement into workplace productivity.

Winning ticket bought

Hawera Pak'nSave sold a Lotto ticket that won more than $30,000.

 Visitors to Taranaki won more than $30,000 after buying a Lotto ticket in Hawera.

Supermarket to be built on carpark

The proposed development site, a public car park on Victoria Street in Hawera.

More than 90 per cent of people who responded to the South Taranaki District Council's requests for feedback on its proposal to sell a carpark to make way for a supermarket were positive.

Chai guru takes to Hawera stage

Jacob Rajan onstage as Kutisar.

A theatrical tale examining the contradictions of current India's mix of tradition and modernity is coming to the stage in Hawera.

Plans to upgrade Jubilee Park

A draft of what the redeveloped Jubilee Park in Inglewood could look like after it receives a much needed upgrade.

 Jubilee Park is set to receive a major makeover, with the community pitching in with ideas and funds to complete it.

Truck on railway line

Nobody was injured in the truck crash.

A truck slid off the road onto the railway line at Stratford in Monday morning.

Delays for kokako project

According to the Department of Conservation, fewer than 400 kokako pairs live in the central and northern areas of the ...

The sound of the organ-like call of the kokako has been put on hold.

Sanderson scores three as Rangers take control

Hat-trick hero Jack Sanderson, left, was in superb form in New Plymouth Rangers' 5-1 win over Hokowhitu.

English import Jack Sanderson was able to pick up a hat-trick to help New Plymouth Rangers bag another win.

New role for language leader

Dr Ruakere Hond has been appointed as Te Tai Hau-a-uru's representative for a new organisation set up to help revitalise ...

Work to focus on revitalising Te Reo Maori.

Cobras slide into the final

Coastal Cobras' Darren Parata looks for a pass.

The Coastal Cobras put 30 on the top-ranked Waitara Bears to seal a spot in the Lile Shield final.

Ngatai tipped for Breakers callup

Jordan Ngatai has made a strong finish to the New Zealand Select team's tour of China.

Standout tour with the NZ Select team in China could see a promotion for Breakers development player.

Arthur May celebrates 70

Arthur May celebrates his 70th birthday with friends and family in Oakura.  Arthur could be the oldest man with down ...

Just six years shy of being the world's oldest man with Down Syndrome, May got into the celebratory spirit with family and friends in Taranaki.

Record run - but then ...

Zoe Hobbs was one of the runners in the New Zealand under-20 4x100m relay team disqualified in their heat at the world ...

While their baton was in safe hands, the New Zealand under-20 women's 4x100m relay team have seen a national record slip through their fingers.

Whitecliffs access on shaky ground video

Parani and Russell Gibbs with their granddaughter Harper, 2, stroll along the final stretch of the Whitecliffs Walkway ...

A stoush between a Taranaki landowner and DOC has resulted in the Whitecliffs Walkway being closed to the public.

Len Lye Centre turns one

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre has been open for one year on July 25, 2016 and has so far exceeded expectations.

Len Lye Centre director Simon Rees hoping visitor numbers top 150,000 on its first birthday.

Labour leader 'Stuart' Little?

Labour Leader Andrew Little's sign outside his New Plymouth office has been creatively vandalised into well-dressed ...

 The new face of the Labour Party leadership is small, furry and named Stuart.

Soldiers' Day march

WWII vet Bill Pickering, 95, enjoys a pint with old mates after the Soldiers' Day march in Waitara on Sunday

Veterans and new recruits march together to mark Soldiers Day in Waitara.

'It's a pretty good job'

Former police New Plymouth area commander Inspector Anne Knox goes through her old photo album ahead of Monday's 75 ...

 Former police New Plymouth area commander Anne Knox would recommend a career in the service to women.

CBD is growing

Devon St West could be considered the "art precinct" of the CBD area after the instillation of the Len Lye Centre has ...

The 15 empty shops along New Plymouth's Devon St should worry anyone - the CBD is actually growing.

Now is the hour for the Hurricanes, surely

The loss of Dane Coles with a serious rib injury will not stop the Hurricanes winning the Super Rugby title.

Don't worry Hurricanes fans - you've got this title won.

Media putting spotlight on New Zealand's shame

Jurell Taherea, 3 was part of the March for Moko outside New Plymouth district Court house.

This week, Stuff relaunches the Faces of Innocents project and introduces a new concept - the Child Victim Toll.

Opportunity too good to turn down for Batman

James Langton, right, will fight in Australia to fight on the undercard of Danny Green.

James 'Batman' Langton has been given an unexpected shot in Australia.

Marching team holds sausage sizzle

Helen Drummond leads the New Plymouth Troopers, a leisure marching team for older women.

New Plymouth Troopers, a leisure marching team for older ladies, is seeking new members.

Chiefs ready for the storm

James Lowe and Damian McKenzie were all smiles as the Chiefs hammered the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Chiefs "stoked" to still be in the race as they eye a cracking semifinal against the Hurricanes.

Pokemon brings community together

Kirsten Green, 18, from New Plymouth was near the Wind Wand  catching Pokemon with her Pokemon Go game app.

New game craze is getting people off the couch and on to the streets.

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