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Old picture tells a story that's priceless

Geoff Naumann helped Puke Ariki uncover the story behind the old photo.

Story behind old photograph revealed.

Patel puts Stags on front foot

Central Districts seamer Navin Patel was in good form with the ball against Auckland in Napier on Thursday.

Once the sun finally came out, CD made the most of it.

Highway improvements discussed

Trevor Dodunski, left,of the Waitara Community Board discusses potential changes to SH3, between Bell Block and Waitara, ...

"Nobody wants to see anybody killed or seriously injured and to achieve that we have to spend some money."

Living outside the comfort zone

Emma Bennett is the operations manager of Fonterra's Kapuni lactose plant.

Emma Bennett doesn't know how to make lactose, but she leads the team that does.

Abusive texts land father in court

Richard Gavin Rotohiko, 34, appeared in the New Plymouth District Court charged with contravening a protection order.

Sending abusive texts to his former partner counted as a beach of his protection order.

The choice to use traditional names

The old Barrett St Hospital site is now also known as Maungaroa.

Six New Plymouth landmarks now have a European name and a Maori name. And no one's complaining.

Volunteers help make Relay for Life memorable

Tree of remembrance looked amazing all lit up for the Relay of Life Dusk ceremonies.

Volunteers help make Relay for Life Taranaki 2017, one to remember.

A mayor of many hats

Benjamin Conrad Robbins was the mayor of both Hawera and Tauranga at different times.

Not many people can boast of having been the mayor of both Hawera and Tauranga.

Taranaki water getting better

The ecological health of Taranaki's waterways is continuing to improve, regional council monitoring shows.

Areas of Taranaki with intensive farming are posting improving water quality results.

Premier club rugby shaping as competitive

Matt Goodwin returns to captain Spotswood United.

Hard to split many squads.

Children hit with belt

Blair Allan Moeller pleaded guilty in the New Plymouth District Court to two charges of assaulting a child.

A Taranaki dad who disciplined his children using a belt has now adopted a "no smacking" rule.

Merseyside teams feel pain of international break

Wales defender Neil Taylor is sent off after his tackle on Ireland and Everton's Seamus Coleman with a broken leg.

Breaks on international breaks.

Region features in photo comp

Invercargill, by photographer Jordan McInally, who is coming to Taranaki this weekend as part of a travel competition to ...

A photo competition is showcasing New Zealand to New Zealanders

New Plymouth - NZ's best city? video

A travel blogger has fallen in love with Taranaki but said investment in infrastructure was needed to continue ...

A travel writer has heaped praise on New Plymouth, but he says free activities would limit tourism growth.

Boys' High close to national cricket title

National cricket title in Boys' High's reach.

One more game for New Plymouth Boys' High's under-15 cricket team.

Mountain Airs mentally ready

Taranaki Mountain Airs centre Daniel Gomis leads the league in rebounding.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs head into their second double-header in as many weeks.

Eat, drink, donate

Alzheimers Taranaki office assistant Sally Johnson, left, and manager Ana Parkes are encouraging people to join their ...

Alzheimers Taranaki is running a Cuppa for a Cause fundraiser to help make up its 40 per cent shortfall in funding.

Young swimming star has record strokes

Joshua Gilbert has become very familiar with the Stratford pool.

"It's all about getting that mileage into you so when it comes to competition, you're not dying half way through."

A motorsport-loving writer

Gordon Campbell is based in South Taranaki and has written his first book about motor sport about a mechanic from ...

Car fanatic's books are racing off the shelves.

Intercentre raises some questions

Dean Elgar put in an excellent performance during section play at the intercentre event.

If the top players are not interested in rep play, should Taranaki even be having a team?

Saving people from suicide

Willie and Lina Jordaan, managers of Manna Healing Centre, with trust chairman Russell Martin.

"We are not a hospital, we are not a clinic with medicines, we love people."

Bishells forge ahead

Johanna and Dion Bishell speak during a field day at the Manaia farm where they sharemilk.

From weather extremes to a plunging payout and an ongoing battle with mastitis in their herd, Taranaki's top sharemilkers meet every challenge head on.

Musical theatre bug contagious

Jenny Bennett has been awarded life membership of the New Plymouth Operatic Society.

Singing, acting and musical theatre are in the Bennett genes.

Students want porn education

Maree Crabbe comes from Victoria, Australia. 
talked to New Plymouth's Safe Families Trust about the impact of ...

OPINION: Easily accessed pornography provides a disturbing role model for our young.

From New Plymouth to New York

Joellen How has moved to Staten Island to play basketball on a four-and-a-half-year scholarship.

Joellen How has been given the chance to live out a dream and play basketball at the collegiate level in the States.

New season, new start for Sophie Corbidge

Auckland's Sophie Corbidge is hoping for a change of luck in 2017.

"This has been one of my most consistent training blocks for several years."

Volunteers need more migrants

The new intake of adult students for the ESOL tutor training course.

Migrants in Taranaki are set to benefit from English language free in-home service.

Cat Stevens coming to NP

Yusuf Islam - better known as Cat Stevens - is coming back to New Zealand.

Folk legend expected to sell out the picturesque Bowl of Bowl of Brooklands.

Three main factors behind Taranaki Rugby's surplus

Taranaki's home semifinal against Tasman helped put an extra $100,000 in the union's coffers.

"To get where we got to in commercial revenue was still an outstanding result,"

Singer Songwriters into twelfth year

Co-founder of Singer Songwriters New Plymouth Anand Rose.

Have you got a beat and some lyrics you could turn into a song?

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