Wild winds battering NZ gallery video

A caravan was blown over near Tekapo.

Gale-force winds have left hundreds without power in South Canterbury.

Half marathon gets a boost

New Plymouth's Courtney Friend gives the thumbs up as she crosses the finish line in the 10km run, part of the Taranaki Daily News half marathon event on Sunday.

New distances included in the Taranaki Daily News half marathon have helped breath new life into the event, organisers say.

Dayton inspired by bumblebee car

Dayton Preston, 10, with the 2012 limited edition 640hp, 6.2lt supercharged V8 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee car made famous by the Transformers movie.

Dayton Preston got a preview of things to come when he took a ride in the Transformers Bumblebee car on Sunday.

New show gets thumbs up

The review is in for Becky's New Car, which is playing at Inglewood's Cue Theatre. From left set designer Alan Stevenson, director Sharren Read and theatre president Peter Haines.

Becky's New Car

Leg it for Elizabeth

Elizabeth Millen, 2, has cerebral palsy and will have surgery in America next year to help her walk if her mother, Stacey Millen, can raise the $120,000 needed to pay for it.

Elizabeth Millen, 2, has cerebral palsy and needs an expensive operation to help her walk.

Trout season opens

Trout fishing on Okato's Stoney River.

Anglers have bagged some good trout as the season opens in Taranaki, Fish and Game field officer Allen Stancliff says.

Horror story inspires men

It’s Not Ok advocate Vic Tamati shared his story of violence and redemption at the Waitara RSA on Saturday

When Vic Tamati was knocked unconscious at the hands of his father the beating didn't stop.

Slip at Awakino

Traffic has been reduced to one lane on State Highway Three at Awakino following a Saturday morning rock slip.

A rock slip on the Awakino Gorge has closed the southbound lane.

NPDC arms wardens with cameras

Animal control acting team leader Karl Osten was part of the New Plymouth District Council team of animal officers to trial the camera at the beginning of the year.

People may want to think twice before getting aggressive with New Plymouth animal control officers and parking wardens.

Busby is a Fuji photographer

After Thomas Busby took this photo of Mt Taranaki, re realised he could make a living from taking pictures.

New Plymouth photographer Thomas Busby has just taken another step toward making a living from following his dream.

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