Great white shark

Passionate about sharks

While Reini Gelder races across the Tasman, he'll be thinking of the sharks that populate the kilometres of deep blue waters beneath him.

Master stroke

10:39am Waitara's Jason Matthews shows his class during the first day of the Fisher and Paykel Taranaki Easter Masters surf competition held at Arawhata yesterday.  

Asset sales below target

The entire asset sales programme, which included three electricity companies and a small stake in Air New Zealand, raised just under $4.7 billion in total.

Schools turn out polished productions

All the world's a stage and students were merely players at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.

Iwi take issue to Crown

Councillors deliberately act contrary to local government law and spit in the face of iwi.

Fossil hunter attracts attention

tdn fossil It's no shock for Taranaki fossil hunter Dave Allen when the country's best paleontologists chase him down wanting to know the secret to his success.

On the Stand

If whitebaiting was like flying, those fishing the stands would be sitting in first class.

Rivermouth addicts

Champion arm wrestler

Schools affected by Yellow opt out

Schools are mulling the impact of Yellow's decision to let people choose if they want a phone book.

Willow's happy ending

Willow the kitten has found a home.The family who found her underweight, shivering and alone on Epiha Rd Beach, north of Waitara, in January, have claimed her.

New strip marks Spotswood 125th

Sister chops locks as a show of support

Dodgy unsafe footwear face doom in amnesty

Firefighter John Nicholls knows how important it is to wear appropriate footwear.

Kakaramea too good

websthstrap The Southern Shield has gone home to Kakaramea after a rousing battle last week.

Hungering for excitement

A flying fox is the latest attraction in a collection of old-style fun gadgets farmer and inventor Dave Hunger has built for children at his Pembroke Rd, Stratford, farm.

Pupils learn lesson in butterfly survival

Cookies for baby's op

Trauma teddies

As a child Carolyn Cragg was ripped from home in the middle of the night, lost and alone with no comfort in sight.

Ferry disaster captain arrested

ferry strap Captain of South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 29 dead and 274 missing, has been arrested.

Earthquake shakes Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets.

LADEE crashes into moon

Hope of end to Ukraine crisis

Avalanche kills 12 on Everest

An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed 12 Nepali guides at the start of the main climbing season.

22 breaches of protection order

Gavel A Manawatu man has been sent to prison for attacks on partner.

Sex offender to be removed

A high-risk paedophile will be moved from a Palmerston North suburb after community concern.

Showers forecast around NZ

P house costs renovators

Couple milk house colour scheme

Fonterra gets some free advertising after a home owner unknowingly paints house in its colours.

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