Rough start for Taranaki

Taranaki's Tyla Winter tees off from the 10th at Westown Golf Club.

Taranaki have dropped their first two matches in the Toro women's Interprovincials.

Prisoner numbers exceed 10k

A cell inside the Department of Corrections remand centre at the New Plymouth police station.

 Soaring prisoner numbers has New Plymouth's remand centre open all hours.

The only petrol for 110km

The petrol station in Awakino is up for sale.

It's not the petrol station at the end of the world, but it's close. And it could be yours.

Maori wardens congratulated

The Maori Wardens and their supporters celebrated on November 25.

What has started as self-recognition will soon be acknowledged by the community too.

Another 'young thug'

Paul Justin Noble and Bronson McGarvey appeared in the New Plymouth District Court and pleaded guilty to robbery.

Like Losi Filipo, this promising league player escaped conviction. Weeks later, he smashed a teen's head into a concrete pole.

Flat battery, one charge

A Hawera man's theft of a battery ended in court.

They helped him jumpstart his car, then he stole a battery off them.

Where are the doctors?

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners president Tim Malloy says the shortage of GPs is a continual worry.

Taranaki has the lowest GP to patient ratio in New Zealand.

Custody remand for sex abuser

A 66-year-old will reappear in court next year on a charge he breached his parole.

No bail for sex offender accused of making indirect contact with victim while on parole.

The gym with no machines video

Zachary Fearn wants to help align New Plymouth with a wellness movement focused on proper body movement.

New Plymouth man Zachary Fern avoids eye contact with strangers. His trained eye picks up flaws in all.

Jetsprint track better than ever

Taranaki's Leighton Minnell with his wife and navigator Kellie Minnell fly around their home track.

Taranaki's "hard chargers" will be battling it out on the water this weekend.

Hanging up her dancing shoes

Claire Patten is retiring after teaching dance in Taranaki for 56 years.

Claire Patten has sold her dance academy after teaching three generations of Taranaki children to dance.

'New Horizons' for at-risk Taranaki youth

Tyrone Whitehead and Joel Faga, proud of their handy work

A boy's mentoring builds more than bridges.

Picture perfect tourism

Early morning moos. McMurray has a knack for capturing salmon-coloured light bouncing off clouds, Markham says.

OPINION: Great images, used well, on social media, can be a real tourism driver.

Walkway remains closed

Tongaporutu land owner Russell Gibbs, far right, and his whanau at the northern entrance to the Whitecliffs Walkway ...

An iconic Taranaki walkway could remain closed to the public all summer.

Foodbank shelves stocked

Sisters Erin, left, and Holly Pearson sort grocery items at St Marys Peace Memorial Hall after Taranaki's annual food ...

Is this the most successful foodbank appeal in the country?

Pest-plants on hit-list

Ragwort can be toxic to horses and cattle in large quantities.

Do you have these plants in your garden? If so you had better get weeding.

Man takes shortcut across airport runway

A man walking across the runway was a shocking sight for staff at New Plymouth Airport.

Taking a shortcut across the runway at New Plymouth Airport results in police callout.

Tattered teddies join protest

Gordon Sole beside the sign hung with teddy bears outside his Hawera home.

In Hawera, a slightly grim, slightly cuddly protest marks public disgust with proposed seabed mining plans.

IronMaori Taranaki Ki Whanau accepts taonga with pride

This waka huia was presented to South Taranaki Ki Whanau Training and Support honouring their promotion of healthy ...

Taonga recognises the effort whanau have made to improve their own health.

Helena off to dance and drama school

Helena Harvey, from New Plymouth, has been accepted into the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art in Christchurch.

Helena Harvey, 18, is off to study dance, drama and singing in Christchurch.

Boon brings title home

Lee Boon, yellow, won the under-17 girls' Novice Cycling Tour of Manawatu.

Lee Boon has left her mark on the Novice Cycling Tour of Manawatu for the second straight year.

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

The boys are back in town. Taranaki announces two big signings for 2017, with another on the way.

Man of many hats

David MacLeod was Fonterra's first Maori  board director.

Is David MacLeod Taranaki's busiest person?

Hiatus no handicap for Fitzgerald

Taranaki's Hayden Fitzgerald immediately found his way back inside the top 10.

Watching him race, you'd never pick it had been two years since Hayden Fitzgerald last rode a superbike.

Fresh faces front for Black Sticks Women

Sam Harrison is the most capped player to be named in the Black Sticks Women's side to face Malaysia.

A dozen debutants have been named in the Black Stick Women's side to face Malaysia in Taranaki next week.

Hawera's very own Dr Seuss

The girls and boys of Michelle Glover Academy of Dance were absolutely amazing without costume, let alone as Dr Seuss ...

I am, I am a dancing fan, I am I am, Sam-I-am

Award catches basketball umpire off guard

Steve McKean (left) with Sport Taranaki's volunteer of the month, Tony Eldershaw.


Coming up in Taranaki

Hollie Webster performs in the Gnomes and Blossoms section in the 2014 Val Deakin Dance School recital.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's arts and entertainment scene.

Better late than never: public

Two options have been mooted for the Awakino Gorge, including a bypass away from the tunnel.

Police and public happy to see improvements finally on horizon for notorious stretch of road.

Chaos on the Coastal Walkway

Kevin Harvey was knocked off his bike on the coastal walkway and believes that there should be more promotion about ...

After a woman stepped in front of him and sent him crashing into a fence post, this granddad is asking walkers to take care.

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