Final four flag designs gallery video

The final four flag options.

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Bike, not bark, posties' enemy

Joy Ellison has made the switch from bike to buggy. Wendi Day, right, is New Plymouth's last bikie after 34 years in the job.

NZ Post employees fall victim to their bikes more than they do to dogs when it comes to work-related incidents. 

Cold, wet spring predicted

Shenaye McDowell braves the wind and rain on Tuesday to get up close with spring daffodils, at the corner of New Plymouth's Rogan St and Coronation Ave.

Taranaki is set for a cold and wet spring but is one of the better places to be as NZ experiences an El Nino weather pattern.

Student took rude picture of teacher

Mobile phones using the Optus network in Queensland suddenly switched to daylight saving time overnight, giving many people an unexpectedly early start.

A student who took an upskirt picture of his female teacher has returned to school.

No plea for drink-drive mum

Police car

A drunk mother who allegedly blasted through a checkpoint with four children in the car has her first day in court.

Cashing in on Len Lye

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre has been busy during its first month.

Nearly 30,000 visitors have walked through the doors of the multi million-dollar Len Lye Centre in less than five weeks.

Players happy to help

Taranaki players Codey Rei, Kurt Baker and Angus Ta'avoa show off their playing socks for Wednesday's game against Counties Manukau.

It's hard to imagine Taranaki's old school rugby hardmen being too keen on donning pink socks.

Film focuses on 'man of wild parties'

Artist Tom Kreisler, from the Taranaki Herald's archives.

A late New Plymouth Boys High School teacher is remembered in the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Vandalism costs ratepayers

NPDC manager parks operations Stuart Robertson, is annoyed that plaques had to be removed from the Te Henui walkway because of graffiti.

Vandalism of council property is costing tens of thousands of ratepayer dollars for the clean-up. 

Mentors lead the way in New Horizons project

Mentor, Tim Costelloe from ITL, studies the skate ramp plans with pupils, from left, Ferris Ferris, Harmony Vedder, Phoenix Vedder and Billy Paul.

Pupils at Devon Intermediate School are building a bright future for themselves.

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