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Hit and run near Bell Block

Fire crews and police attended the scene.

Police are looking for a car following a hit and run crash in New Plymouth this morning.

Throwing it all away

Paul Justin Noble, 19, was sentenced to ten months home detention this week for a brutal assault on a smaller man.

Paul Noble escaped a conviction, then bashed a man's head against a concrete pole. His mum is ashamed.

Arrest after armed callout

A man is in custody after police responded to an incident in central Taranaki on Wednesday night.

Police make an arrest after reports of an armed man making threats.

Intersection crash blocks road

Police were called to the intersection of Mangati and Devon Rds in Bell Block on Wednesday night after a two car crash.

Two cars had to be towed away from the crash scene and two people were taken to hospital.

Road on track to fully re-open

A slip on State Highway 3 near Mokau  reduced the road to one lane for almost three months.

Part of a Taranaki state highway should be fully operational in time for the holiday period.

Favourites continue to dominate

Aorangi's Ginny Bolderston defeated Southland's Angela Gerken at the top of the order in round three at the national ...

 Top sides already showing out.

Yarrow Stadium wins Award

Ongoing plans to diversify the type of entertainment that goes on at Yarrow Stadium has contributed to its success.

Taranaki's regional sports stadium beat out Eden Park and Hagley Oval for the award.

Close shave at busy city mall

Andrew Jordan, set to shave for a good cause.

New Plymouth man raises money for charity in his own way.

Hundreds queue for free sushi gallery video

Chanelle Watt and Anela Hori were at the end of the line.

Eighteen-year-old Chanelle Watt doesn't even like sushi, but she stood in line with hundreds in New Plymouth.

Whale recorder found 185km away

A retrieved audio device from the South Taranaki Bight in a life ring.

A $7000 device used for recording whale song washed up off Kapiti Island after drifting all the way from Taranaki.

Mavis is set for a hat-trick

Mavis Herbert's hard work speaks for itself.

The hard work of New Plymouth's gardening senior citizens paid off.

Hello deer, you're rare

Danish White Red deer fawns normally look like these two on the left. Stardust, however, looks completely different.

Rare arrivals at Taranaki wildlife park stun experienced deer farmers with unusual colour pattern.

Strollers out to reduce cot death

Buggy walkers converge at Pukeariki Landing.

Buggy walkers converge on Pukeariki Landing. 

Fornication, fights and a funeral

The charges rose from a "very sad state of affairs" from the defendant.

Reunions between a man and two former partners who were in town for a father's funeral went badly wrong.

Policing uncertainty prompts fears

Feilding's Business Promotion group fear if police are taken away crime will go up in the town's CBD. From left, Kerry ...

Uncertainty over police presence in Feilding has prompted fear among town's businesses. 

Five Taranaki players in CD U19 squad

Davis Mills is one of five Taranaki players in the Central Districts Under-19 cricket squad.

Strong Taranaki representation in CD squad.

Stats show Stags players could step up

Doug Bracewell should be at the forefront of the New Zealand selectors minds for international Twenty20 matches.

Selectors should look at some Stags.

Practically perfect Mary Poppins cast announced

William Broadmore, 9, Imogen Hodge, 10, Bryony Williams, Hannah Liggett, 12, and Charlie Betts, 8, have all been named ...

Bryony Williams will pick up the role of Mary Poppins in the New Plymouth Operatic Society's latest production.

Jail for decades of sex crimes video

Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson.

He was a predator who posed as an escort worker. Now he'll go to prison for years of sexual offending.

Car crashes on SH45

A woman is in a serious condition after a single car crash near Opunake.

A woman was seriously injured when her car crashed through a fence post and into a paddock.

Teens organise fight in city centre

Dozens of teenagers watched on as two teenagers fought each other at New Plymouth's Huatoki Plaza on Tuesday.

The law, dressed in shorts and jandals, caught up with two teens who ran from an organised fight.

Simple but special festive food

Just add the roasted almonds to the potatoes and herbs and you have a real Christmas treat.

​A quick and easy potato salad and Indian inspired ice cream are great options for festive gatherings.

The only petrol for 110km

The petrol station in Awakino is up for sale.

It's not the petrol station at the end of the world, but it's close. And it could be yours.

Foodbank shelves stocked

Sisters Erin, left, and Holly Pearson sort grocery items at St Marys Peace Memorial Hall after Taranaki's annual food ...

Is this the most successful foodbank appeal in the country?

Pest-plants on hit-list

Ragwort can be toxic to horses and cattle in large quantities.

Do you have these plants in your garden? If so you had better get weeding.

Maori wardens congratulated

The Maori Wardens and their supporters celebrated on November 25.

What has started as self-recognition will soon be acknowledged by the community too.

Jetsprint track better than ever

Taranaki's Leighton Minnell with his wife and navigator Kellie Minnell fly around their home track.

Taranaki's "hard chargers" will be battling it out on the water this weekend.

Custody remand for sex abuser

A 66-year-old will reappear in court next year on a charge he breached his parole.

No bail for sex offender accused of making indirect contact with victim while on parole.

Prisoner numbers exceed 10k

A cell inside the Department of Corrections remand centre at the New Plymouth police station.

 Soaring prisoner numbers has New Plymouth's remand centre open all hours.

The gym with no machines video

Zachary Fearn wants to help align New Plymouth with a wellness movement focused on proper body movement.

New Plymouth man Zachary Fearn avoids eye contact with strangers. His trained eye picks up flaws in all.

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