Arthur May celebrates 70

Arthur May celebrates his 70th birthday with friends and family in Oakura.  Arthur could be the oldest man with down ...

Just six years shy of being the world's oldest man with Down Syndrome, May got into the celebratory spirit with family and friends in Taranaki.

Record run - but then ...

Zoe Hobbs was one of the runners in the New Zealand under-20 4x100m relay team disqualified in their heat at the world ...

While their baton was in safe hands, the New Zealand under-20 women's 4x100m relay team have seen a national record slip through their fingers.

Whitecliffs access on shaky ground video

Parani and Russell Gibbs with their granddaughter Harper, 2, stroll along the final stretch of the Whitecliffs Walkway ...

A stoush between a Taranaki landowner and DOC has resulted in the Whitecliffs Walkway being closed to the public.

Len Lye Centre turns one

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre has been open for one year on July 25, 2016 and has so far exceeded expectations.

Len Lye Centre director Simon Rees hoping visitor numbers top 150,000 on its first birthday.

Labour leader 'Stuart' Little?

Labour Leader Andrew Little's sign outside his New Plymouth office has been creatively vandalised into well-dressed ...

 The new face of the Labour Party leadership is small, furry and named Stuart.

Soldiers' Day march

WWII vet Bill Pickering, 95, enjoys a pint with old mates after the Soldiers' Day march in Waitara on Sunday

Veterans and new recruits march together to mark Soldiers Day in Waitara.

'It's a pretty good job'

Former police New Plymouth area commander Inspector Anne Knox goes through her old photo album ahead of Monday's 75 ...

 Former police New Plymouth area commander Anne Knox would recommend a career in the service to women.

CBD is growing

Devon St West could be considered the "art precinct" of the CBD area after the instillation of the Len Lye Centre has ...

The 15 empty shops along New Plymouth's Devon St should worry anyone - the CBD is actually growing.

Now is the hour for the Hurricanes, surely

The loss of Dane Coles with a serious rib injury will not stop the Hurricanes winning the Super Rugby title.

Don't worry Hurricanes fans - you've got this title won.

Media putting spotlight on New Zealand's shame

Jurell Taherea, 3 was part of the March for Moko outside New Plymouth district Court house.

This week, Stuff relaunches the Faces of Innocents project and introduces a new concept - the Child Victim Toll.

Opportunity too good to turn down for Batman

James Langton, right, will fight in Australia to fight on the undercard of Danny Green.

James 'Batman' Langton has been given an unexpected shot in Australia.

Marching team holds sausage sizzle

Helen Drummond leads the New Plymouth Troopers, a leisure marching team for older women.

New Plymouth Troopers, a leisure marching team for older ladies, is seeking new members.

Chiefs ready for the storm

James Lowe and Damian McKenzie were all smiles as the Chiefs hammered the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Chiefs "stoked" to still be in the race as they eye a cracking semifinal against the Hurricanes.

Pokemon brings community together

Kirsten Green, 18, from New Plymouth was near the Wind Wand  catching Pokemon with her Pokemon Go game app.

New game craze is getting people off the couch and on to the streets.

Filly wins by a minute....again

New York Minute, in the hands of Lisa Allpress, is all alone near the winning post at Pukekura.

There was New York Minute and distance between her rivals.

Chiefs romp into semis video

Sam McNicol got the try-scoring feast going as the Chiefs outclassed the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Resounding victory over the Stormers sets the Chiefs up for a semifinal against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Longchamp to Hastings

Longchamp cruises to a two-and-a-half length win in the Opunake Cup.

Opunake Cup winner set to step up into Group I company.

Sharrock shows patience

Ladies First has improved her record to three wins from four starts with a feature win at Pukekura.

Allan Sharrock will spell exciting filly following Pukekura win.

Storm threatens weekend havoc

Umbrellas at the ready, folks and watch your driving - the whole country's set to get a battering with severe warnings ...

It might be a touch warmer, but it'll still be windy, snowy and more than a bit wet.

Women in police take a bow

Celebrating 75 years of women in the New Zealand Police force are (from left) Constable Charlotte Edwards, Karen Shannon ...

Torch visit marks 75 years of women in New Zealand Police.

Food is Free project

Steve Brill has started planting roadside gardens utilising space which would otherwise go unused.

"I don't care if you're a millionaire or don't even have a dollar, the idea behind these gardens are they're for everyone."

A 300km drunken joyride

Christopher Bryan Woodcock was sentenced on a raft of charges in the New Plymouth District Court on Friday.

Man with 22 prison terms to his name stole a van then drove it for up to 300 kilometres while drunk.

Roger Maxwell to retire

Roger Maxwell will be retiring from the Taranaki Regional Council after 18 years at the table.

"Being able to bring farmers' concerns to the table and understand how council decisions affect them is extremely important."

Fairy godmother gets accolade

Rochelle Steer, from the Kai Kitchen in Hawera,  with some of the meals she packs up each day for hungry children and ...

A community award is being bestowed on Hawera's own fairy godmother.

Roadworks precede power station

Road works have begun on State Highway 3 for a new power station near New Plymouth.

Road works have started on entrance to multi-million dollar power station.

Obituary: Robert Tennent

Robert Tennent

Robert Tennent was a visionary when it came to New Zealand's tourism industry.

Man sentenced for illicit photos

A New Plymouth man was sentenced to four months' community detention and six months' supervision for taking secret ...

The man hid a cellphone in the lining of a jacket which hung in the victim's bedroom for months.

Family violence message key to job

Katy Wilson from the Taranaki Safe Families Trust.

Co-ordinator aware of how much work is still to be done around family violence.

Finding a forgotten world

Whangamomona may be experiencing a growth in tourism, but the main street can still double as a stock track if needed.

Once a forgotten world, Whangamomona is on the rise as an off-beat tourist destination.

Operatic's latest show lives up to hype

Akina Edmonds as Dolores, left, is lectured by Stacey Mankelow, Mother Superior.


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