Ladysmith Black Mambazo to return to NZ

South African a capella stars Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been announced as one of the headline acts for Womad 2016.

South Africa's most successful choir is returning to New Zealand, its message of peace strong despite a history sometimes marred by violence. 

Witt chaplain has died

Long time Witt chaplain Cathy Gordon has died.

Witt chaplain Cathy Gordon has died.

Taranaki could be announced in royal tour

Details of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla's New Zealand tour will be released next week.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are returning to New Zealand next month.

Kids get put to work

Finlay Sullivan, 5, Jasper Sullivan-Ussher, 7, and Finn Riddick, 5, create the art work for the Festival of Lights.

Mixing paint and watching movies sounds like a fun way to spend a holiday.

Ratepayers calling for clearer instructions

Inside New Plymouth's new recycling plant a front-end loader is used to shift things around.

New Plymouth's ongoing rubbish saga is causing the phone to ring off the hook at the council's call centre.

Alleged sex offender denies charges

New Plymouth District Court.

A Hawera man facing multiple sex charges involving at least 10 victims has pleaded not guilty.

A sweet new candy store

New Plymouth city's newest lolly shop on Egmont Street. From left, Caitlyn Finnerty, 21, Heidi Griffin (owner) and Hana Klenner, 22.

New Plymouth candy store owner, Heidi Griffin, opened her third store in Taranaki last Friday and said business has been booming ever since. 

Oil and gas rules spark debate in South Taranaki

Sarah Roberts

An environmental campaigner has struck out at a Taranaki council's oil and gas rules, but has been told she has got her wires crossed.

Cars vandalised

Police are investigating a spate of car vandalism incidents in Moturoa.

Police are seeking information after a number of cars were vandalised in New Plymouth's Moturoa area.

Top dog trainer shares success

Linda and Chris Jury have bred the country's top dog. A bernese named Idaho.

After years of training dogs, Inglewood woman Linda Jury has found a winning pooch.

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