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Local groms 'among strongest'

Taranaki "grommets" are getting the chance to learn from some of New Zealand's best surfers.

Movie theme pips A-grade bands

An out-of-the-box idea has helped New Plymouth Brass clinch a rare victory.

Time for buses to belt up - mum

A Waitara mother is calling for buses to be fitted with seatbelts after her daughter was left with a gash to her head during a recent bus ride.

Firefighters kept busy over Easter

The rescue of a child from a toilet was one of the more unusual jobs that kept New Plymouth firefighters busy during the Easter holiday weekend.

Mandarin may be taught in schools

Taranaki high school students may soon be able to choose Mandarin as part of their foreign language options in schools.

Fossil hunter attracts attention

tdn fossil It's no shock for Taranaki fossil hunter Dave Allen when the country's best paleontologists chase him down wanting to know the secret to his success.

On the Stand

If whitebaiting was like flying, those fishing the stands would be sitting in first class.

Rivermouth addicts

Champion arm wrestler

Local body tax debate

Any move to impose additional taxes to fund local government should be decided by a community referendum, says New Plymouth District Mayor Andrew Judd.

Pippin long-time resident at SPCA

Pippin the cat is desperately seeking a new home.

Full steam ahead

Heatherlea rest home on a mission to find history

School cricketers on good wicket

Devon cricketers were bowled over when they received $1500 of new gear.

Matapu enthused about e-learning

stsmatstrap Matapu School students are online and ready to learn with the introduction of iPads in classrooms.

Brothers on fields of battle and sport

Shortly after the end of World War II, on a sunny afternoon, three families from Manaia made up a rugby team to play a one-off game against a Manaia XV.

Trio get life membership blazers

Stratford Rugby Club in good heart

Ancestral link to battlefields

Eltham student Huia Brown will head for France in July. She is one of 11 students chosen to represent New Zealand at ceremonies marking 100 years since the start of World War I on July 28, 1914.

Debris washes ashore

Samuel Archibald Debris has washed up on the coast of Western Australia, raising hopes it may be from the missing flight MH370.

Manning's name change mulled

Judge to consider Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified information to WikiLeaks.

Prince Charles at Gallipoli?

Veteran NZ guide backs sherpas

City struggles with tragedy

A memorial for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster so far features 47 photos. But there will be many more.

Boy injured on farm

Police Boy suffers serious head injuries after being struck by a small motorbike on a Wairarapa farm.

Driveway death plea

Safety groups issue urgent warning after a spate of child deaths in NZ.

Body found in Akld creek

Jail for torture trio

Anzac weather reprieve

Dry weather looks to be on the way for Anzac Day dawn services around much of the country.

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