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A cultural celebration for all

Khamelia Makatoa-Sifa, 4, performed a dance as part of the Pasifika Day celebration.

An event celebrating Pasifika cultural sees dozens of families coming together.

Stabbed in neck after burnouts

A 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman have been charged.

A late-night burnout causes a confrontation and a neck wound.

Quad bike rolls

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust responded to an early morning quad bike crash on Saturday.

A woman has been flown to hospital after rolling a quad bike down a bank.

'Torque' of the town gallery video

Americarna cruised through South Taranaki before heading back to New Plymouth for the highlight event - the Mangorei Rd ...

Dee Temple and her children have been waiting all year to wave their American flags.

American diner as must visit

Josh Kanara, Chere Bailey, Libby Needs and Bryony Corban from Deluxe Diner New Plymouth, a 1950s retro American family ...

"They get the burgers, the milkshakes, the big steaks and the American breakfasts."

Court hearing on suppression breach

Garth McVicar set up the Sensible Sentencing Trust in 2001 as a means to provide a stronger voice for victims.

The Sensible Sentencing Trust was summonsed to appear in court over suppression breach allegations.

Port's profits up

Port Taranaki chief executive Guy Roper.

Methanol and log exports boost Port Taranaki profits.

Elderly father 'ripped off' again video

Helen Christine Williams did not want to comment when approached about why she had stopped paying reparation.

 She fleeced $320,000 from her own father but has stopped paying the money back.

A backyard of sewage

Raw sewage from the town's sewer main on the back lawn of an Eltham family's home on Tuesday.

Raw sewage regularly floods the Loveridges' back yard. They've had enough.

March a big month for Lions

Pat Julian, has a mountain of Lions convention badges, let's hope he has space on his vest for 202D's one.

Inglewood Lions Club set to host a combined birthday celebration to mark the clubs 50th milestone and the Lions International centennial anniversary.

The Artania arrives

The 1200 passenger Artania will arrive on Sunday flooding the town with German-speaking tourists.

"We're flat-out like a lizard drinking preparing for them."

Baby boomer blow up continues

Baby boomers are born approximately between the years 1946 and 1964.

"Right now our inheritance from the boomers will be national debt and house prices between six to 12 times the average household income..."

Woodleigh could take top spot

Callum Stuart will be out to grab a 10-wicket bag for the match against Hawera United.

Top four should have clear shape after penultimate round.

No top beaches for Taranaki, but why? video

Fitzroy Beach may be one of the most popular in New Plymouth, but the rest of the world hasn't realised how awesome it ...

It's Lonely Planet's #2 region but Taranaki has no beach in country's top 10. How can this be?

Tito helping next generation of Chiefs

Paul Tito will coach the Chiefs Under-20 side with the Lavea brothers.

Taranaki trio to start for Chiefs Under-20 side.

Team Taranaki set for testing preseason

Team Taranaki forward Josh Smith goes one-on-one with the opposition goalkeeper.

"Every player loves playing games, you expect to be competitive and hope to win matches, but the process is equally as important as a dominant focus."

Army Reserve way of giving back to country

One of the main reasons Gavin Schoultz, a small business owner, decided to join the New Zealand Army Reserve late last year was to give back.

Americarna's peaks and troughs video

Billy Marshall of Salt Lake City is in town to join in the festivities.

Americarna is well-oiled machine, but it's had its ups and downs over the years.  

Polytech gets a bad mark

Witt CEO Barbara George.

Taranaki's Witt polytech has got a report card your parents would not be happy with.

Trust the process

Peringa's new director of football Andy Irvine runs his son Ashton through some drills.

Andy Irvine is going to help Peringa build toward a vision.

Pukekura should keep top spot in Soffe Cup

David Barnard will play at No 2 for Pukekura against Rotokare.

Last week for teams to impress before semifinals.

Families suffer during disasters

The fires in Christchurch added more stressed to an already stressed city.

At Taranaki Safe Families Trust, we feel for those who have been affected by the recent Christchurch fires.

STOS methanol spill not toxic

The Maui A platform off the Taranaki coast.

So 3000 litres of methanol spilled into the ocean. Fortunately it's water soluble.

Man tried to lure kids into car

Police are looking for a man who has been trying to lure children into his car in South Taranaki.

He drives a red car, has a beard and is allegedly trying to get kids in his car. Beware.

Living and dying with Le Creuset

There are things a Le Creuset pot cannot do. They just haven't been discovered yet.

You can't expect to leave much of a mark on this world but you can leave your Le Creuset.

Ex-head boy on farming path

An agriculture scholarship will help former Stratford High School head boy Shaun Rowe meet the costs of study at Massey ...

An agriculture scholarship will help Shaun Rowe pursue his dream of farm ownership.

A gardening art form

Wayne Morris is in his element surrounded by old junk.

A man who gardens with art, talks to Virginia Winder about his world of creativity.

Teens plead guilty to burglary spree

Two teens will be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court in the coming months for burglary.

Sentencing dates set for two teens who burgled three businesses in one day.

Breaches follow bitter break-up

Allegations have been flying between a couple during a break up, including chickens being strangled and cattle being ...

Defendant threatens to sell the house out from under the victim "with little or no warning" if he went to prison.

The return of the classics

History repeats itself with the streets of Waitara visited by hundreds of Americarna cars and entrants dressed in 50s garb.

The streets of a small town have gone back in time.

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