All Blacks buzz for birthday boy video

All Blacks L to R Beauden Barrett, Waisake Naholo, Conrad Smith with Jake Maclean at St Pius X primary school in New Plymouth.

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith refused to lose against a classroom of 10-year-olds. 

Golden glow boy cleared of cancer video

After months doctor's visits, tears and camera flashes baby Mason has been diagnosed with Coat's Disease, an outcome his mum Sarah Bowers has welcolmed after fearing it could have been cancer.

Baby Mason receives good news.

Beach revitalisation plan

Ahmad Halim, left, and Azmi Talib want Hawera residents to get behind their plan for Waihi Beach.

A pairs' ambitious proposal to spruce up Waihi Beach.

Opunake Beach landslide

A minor slip on an Opunake walkway comes with a big reminder.

A crumbling cliff face at Opunake Beach comes as a reminder of the dangers of Taranaki's fragile coastline.

Fingers in grinder charges

Worksafe has prosecuted two Taranaki companies after a worker lost three fingers in an accident.

Taranaki companies prosecuted after worker loses three fingers.

Guilty of rape, violence

A man will be sentenced in October for the 2010 rape of a woman in New Plymouth.

A man will be sentenced next month for the 2010 rape and assault of a woman in New Plymouth.

Energy firms recognised at awards

Kerry Williamson.

Two New Plymouth winners came away with gongs from this year's Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.

London gets kiwi cocoa

Karla Gichard hopes West Coast Cocoa goes even further than London.

The process of crafting cocoa powder is dusty and "you come out smelling like a chocolate bar."

Taranaki fertility support group starts in October

Fertility New Zealand Taranaki Support Group founders Michelle Wildermoth, left, and Katie Bollond.

Two New Plymouth women are starting a support group for men and women with infertility.

Diesel spill near Inglewood

Fulton Hogan contractors work to clean up a diesel spill near the intersection of Bristol and Tarata Roads on Thursday morning.

Emergency services were called to a diesel spill near Inglewood on Thursday morning.

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