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Sesame Street a win for mum

Kerry Peacock is looking forward to Sesame St coming back to TVNZ, after her petition to get it back on air received ...

Parents are celebrating after TVNZ said it would show Sesame Street on weekday mornings.

Judge to rule on sex case

Closing submissions in the sex trial of Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson were completed on Wednesday.

The Crown says it's the sex accused who is lying, but his defence lawyer says it's the complainants who are unreliable.

Old boards, new fence

Rhonda Crawford, Opunake, is collecting surfboards for a fence.
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Unused surfboards are needed for an eye-catching community project in a coastal community.

Plywood playground nearly ready video

Sherwood Matheson, 17, tests out the grind rail at the Escapefest skate arena in Waiwhakaiho.

New Plymouth's first full-size indoor skate arena is ready to roll.

Community group warns of closure

Former councillor Elaine Gill fears New Plymouth will lose many organisations that make it such a great community ...

A Taranaki community group is facing closure after continual funding woes.

Speeds permanently lowered

Traffic travels past the intersection of SH3 and Mangati Road, Bell Block.

State Highway Three between Northgate and Waitara has five different speed zones, is it too many?

Millions needed for upgrade of netball courts

The Waiwhakaiho netball courts do not meet the demands of the sport.

"If we don't do anything the sport will suffer and that in turn will affect our community."

350 years to repay $91k fraud debt

A  man will serve a 10 month home detention sentence in South Taranaki after pleading guilty to  benefit fraud charges.

A man who cheated the benefit system out of $91,000 was caught out after being dobbed in.

Making a ring in a day

Ringcraft Moana jeweller Rob Wright uses a 3D printer to create individualised pieces of jewellery, with the help of ...

A Taranaki company is using a 3D printer to create personalised artworks in only a couple of days.

Teenage wing Manasa Mataele delighted to be with Uncle Seta

Manasa Mataele on his way to scoring a sensational try against Hawke's Bay.

Taranaki wing still getting a buzz out watching his try.

Youngster grows hair to raise money for leukaemia

Carter McKenzie, 8 , from St Patrick's School in Kaponga had his (long) hair shaved off as a fundraiser for cancer.

On  August 22, Carter McKenzie, 8 , from St Patrick's School in Kaponga had his (long) hair shaved off as a fundraiser for cancer.

Team values still with 1976 Taranaki team

1976 Taranaki rugby team members Felix O'Carroll and Ross Fraser recollect some memories over an old match-day programme.

Players pleased they didn't have to wake up for a 12 minute run.

Keep footpaths clear of sandwich boards

Kylie Wilson wants businesses to keep their sandwich boards to either side of the footpaths to make access easier.

Mobility scooter user, Kylie Wilson, struggles to get around sandwich boards, tables and chairs, and wheelie bins in New Plymouth's main street.

Wallabies plan of damage control short sighted

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is feeling a bit more angry than the men behind him.

Wallabies have to go back to what worked for them in the past.

Mountaineer back in court

Ian McAlpine's concession to guide on Mt Taranaki was cancelled in December 2014.

Jury to decide on Taranaki man who DOC claims to have caught taking money for alpine guiding services he is not allowed to do.

Max Shearer best of Boys' High golfers

Max Shearer was the best of the New Plymouth Boys' High School golfers at the national secondary schools championships.

Boys' High team find conditions tough at golf nationals.

Filmmaker Lisa Burd wins award

Filmmaker Lisa Burd has won a national documentary award.

Lisa Burd's CV is growing. She's worked on the Real Housewives of Auckland, Amazing Race Australia, and she's just won a documentary award.

Living with dementia a challenge

Brian Banks, 82, with his wife, Nora, 80, who holds cards she's made for Alzheimers Taranaki.

Planning ahead, giving one instruction at a time, learning a different kind of patience, and assuming more responsibility around home life are all things that Nora Banks has done to help her husband, Brian, who has dementia.

Evening meetings for La Leche League

La Leche League leaders Hanna Andrewes, left, and Laura Richards enjoy a cuppa while watching over Georgia Gordon.

Working mothers and mums to be are invited to meet with the La Leche League for evening meetings.

New bathroom provides privacy

Pukekura Kindergarten children, from left, Neve Kerr, Levi McCall and Libby Kerr in the new renovated bathroom.

Pukekura Kindergarten children now have a brand new bathroom.

Stitching up a win on Facebook

Among the high vis gear are Sarah-Kate Thompson, left, and Graeme Beer from Top Stitch Branding Solutions with Marina ...

Walkers in Waitara will now be easier to see after dark thanks to $1000 of high visibility gear donated by Top Stitch Branding Solutions.

Taranaki farmers most concerned about LIC

Taranaki dairy farmer Murray Brown, pictured with wife Judy, says LIC is becoming remote from its clients.

Taranaki farmer describes LIC decision to meet farmers in the region as tokenism.

Sausage rolls for all

The rolls go into the oven

Here are two top recipes for sausage rolls, which will suit both meat eaters and vegetarians.

Moulding future Mountain Airs gallery video

Isaac Scouller works on his dribbling at an early morning training session.

"I never reached the heights I wanted to as a player. I wish something was around like this for me when I was younger."

Making beauty out of death

Loux McLellan creates art from bones and feathers of dead animals she finds or is given.

Old teeth, chicken vertebrae and pukeko skulls are all seen as art waiting to happen to Loux McLellan.

Memories on show at antique fair

David McMillan from Infinity Antiques in New Plymouth is organising an antique show in Stratford.

A fair in Stratford will show off some of the best antiques from around the country, as well as some of the best bottle collections around.

Miss Taranaki struts to Korea

Miss Taranaki Valentine Fernandes packs up her heels to represent New Zealand in a global competition in Korea.

"Kiwis are very nice people so I'm just going to be myself,"

Cabbie shaken but uninjured

Police have arrested four youths in connection with an alleged aggravated robbery of a New Plymouth taxi driver.

What began as a normal shift for a New Plymouth cabbie ended with the police being called.

Arts snippets: What's coming up in Taranaki.

Poi E: The Story of Our Song is screening in Opunake this weekend.

There's a lot happening in Taranaki. Check out what's coming up.

Man bashed in his home

It's alleged the man was bashed by a group of offenders.

Police probing a serious assault allegedly carried out by a gang of men in New Plymouth.

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