Cracking day in the republic of Whangamomona

Liam Hutchinson tries to catch one of his slippery eels before it escapes onto the Forgotten World Highway.

There's possum skinning, whip cracking and even New Zealand's very own presidential race.

Belliss makes it through to final eight at Open

Dan Delany has reached the quarterfinals of the Taranaki Open men's fours bowls tournament.

Belliss and Delany qualify for Open fours quarterfinals. 

How we treat 'others'

What does the election of Donald Trump have to do with the Bible? Andrew Callander explains.

OPINION: 2016's big political events echo the central theme of the Bible.

Knife arrests made

Two people have been arrested for carrying knives in a public place.

Two people have been arrested for carrying knives in New Plymouth.

What's wrong with this sunset?

A car crashed into the bush at Paritutu Centennial Park on Friday.

Nothing, thought one couple, until a girl emerged from the bushes beating a man in a hi-vis.

Cycle challenge for cancer kids

A team from Canteen Taranaki are taking part in this year's Round the Mountain Cycle Challenge, from left, Alex Nash ...

"I didn't know what they were talking about but mum was crying and so was dad."

Former world champion progresses at Open fours

Waitoa's Gerard Slattery lost his first post-section match at the Taranaki Open fours bowls tournament.

Last 16 decided at Open fours.

Students awarded scholarships

Engineering scholarship recipients Paul Stephenson and Charlie Boon at Methanex New Zealand's Motunui site.

Two Taranaki students have each received $5000 Methanex New Zealand engineering scholarships.

Paint clean up gets green light

A plan  to clean up the paint spill along New Plymouth's one-way system has been made.

From next week, contractors will be on site to fix a stretch of highway smeared with paint.

An a-'maize'-ing turnout expected

Kevin Knowles, chairman of the Inglewood Lions Club maze committee, and club member Cody Huta have helped prepare the ...

A maze within a field of maize should attract quite the crowd.

Sky high photography is 'stunning'

A sky high photo captures tyre tracks on a farm in Warea, Taranaki.

A drone, an infrared lens and a special skill helps one photographer capture quite the shot.

Nitro circus star draws crowd video

Nitro Circus BMX star Jed Mildon backflips out of the bowl at East End skate park in New Plymouth.

"It (action sports) didn't exist when I grew up, I thought I would be an All Black but this is better though."

Our complaints tell us a lot

New Plymouth's Womad festival may be internationally renowned but that doesn't stop it copping noise complaints.

If a bit of noise at night is causing you pain, count your lucky stars.

Summertime snow fall

Taranaki residents would have noticed a fresh cover of snow on the mountain on Friday.

 "We expect the unexpected on Mt Taranaki. It can turn at any time."

Young trainer racing for a winning double

Miranda Dravitzki rode more than a hundred winners before opting to hang up her silks.

Jockey moves quickly into training ranks.

The guru of self-publishing

Ocean Reeve.

Have you got a book in you?

Close call as car ends up in lounge

A car crashed through the wall of a house in Oakura on Thursday night.

A quiet night in for three flatmates ended when a car slammed through the wall of their house, centimetres above their heads.

Tramping in socks and sandals

Back left: Michelle O'Doherty, Sheree Todd, and two Swedish tourists behind Puhi Brown and Teri Coxhead on the Pouakai ...

Tourist whose shoes were stolen has Cinderella moment, after stranger gives her a pair of shoes that fit perfectly.

Mutton merely tastier lamb

Mutton cuts are a rare sight in supermarkets these days.

OPINION: Older Kiwis remember magnificent Sunday roasts of mutton that you didn't have to mortgage your house to buy.

Dedicated artist puts works on show

Margaret Scott puts the finishing touches to her painting Tropical Garden, one of the triptych to be exhibited in her ...

Margaret Scott's painting career started with food colouring and shoe polish.

Little separating teams at halfway point

Aaron Taylor has been in good form with bat and ball for Inglewood

Teams need to take every point they can.

The tale of Bessie Young

Hawera nurse Bessie Young went to WWI on the hospital ship Maheno, that took her to Alexandria in Egypt.

When Hawera nurse Bessie Young volunteered to serve in WWI, she was on a collision course with a German torpedo.

Cattery caters for scatty cats

Andrea Collins has four new condo-type secure single rooms Belt Road cattery.

Former North Taranaki SPCA manager Andrea Collins Belt Road offers luxury accommodation for all cats, including the difficult ones.

Poetry slam coming to Womad

Penny Ashton is going to be busting out some poetry beats at Womad.

"It truly has the best atmosphere and is one of the best festivals in the world."

It can't be prevented, slowed or cured video

Allison Betts was brave and faced her challenges head on, her husband Eddie says.

Alli Betts made breakfast at 3am. Her husband woke to find tea bags in the toaster.

Wide impact of a life begun here

Bruce Brown attended New Plymouth Boys High School, excelling in academia and sport, in particular rugby and boxing.

OPINION: The story of one of Taranaki's finest exports.

'Shafted' by roadside dumping scam

Damien Gifkins' van being used to dump a load of rubbish at Back Beach in New Plymouth on Saturday.

He charged her $120, then dumped her rubbish on the roadside, but people think it's her fault.

A supermarket ruined my life

Supermarkets demand you visit them even when you probably shouldn't.

OPINION: When a supermarket opened five minutes walk from home, my life fell into ruin.

Lord Echo's next album due in March

Mike Fabulous is Lord Echo.

There's a Lord coming to Womad New Zealand, and he'll have a new album.

50 years ago today

Nan Taylor of New Plymouth was chosen as Miss Brooklands 1967.

A lot was happening 50 years ago. As you might expect.

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