Dennis Luke's family appeal video

Convicted murderer Dennis Richard Luke pictured in 2009.

"We have a guy who instigated the crime, ordered the crime, and made damn sure it was carried out, yet he was the first to be released."

Council's annual plan finalised

The future of New Plymouth's pools, parking and rates were signed off within minutes at a full district council meeting ...

Pools, parking and rates were the big three topics as the New Plymouth District Council signed off their annual plan.

Let's step back to the 80s

This photo is named Off to vote, 15th August 1987.

It was 1987 and Glen Turnbull had a new camera.

Green cemetery for Whanga?

The Stratford District Council could reopen the Whangamomona cemetery.

Whangamomona could have Stratford's first green cemetery under a new proposal.

McCone gives CD more depth

Canterbury paceman Ryan McCone has trekked north to join Central Districts for next summer.

There is one new face at Central Districts for next summer.

Team Taranaki add Portuguese flare

Francisco Palma is the latest signing for Team Taranaki.

Team Taranaki have signed a 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder as their bid for promotions rolls on.

Petrol station closed for renovations

Work started on June 20 at the site and should be finished by August.

 Total makeover means service station will be shut until August

Savage returns favour to supporters

A football skills session will be held in Eltham for primary school students next month.

"These two schools support me in my football in school program so it's giving back to them."

The benefit of Brexit

Taranaki could be totally out of pounds, with TSB Bank saying their next order was due to arrive on Friday.

Taranaki has sold out of its pounds as people in Taranaki rush to buy up the currency.

'You owe it to yourself to go out and try'

A group of offenders, who cannot be identified, got to get up close and personal with Sam Rapira's championship belt on ...

Sam Rapira's own life story has been used as part of a strategy to stop re-offending.

Tamanivalu primed for home

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18:  Seta Tamanivalu of New Zealand beats the tackle from Rhys Patchell of Wales during ...

After getting a taste of the All Blacks, Seta Tamanivalu is raring for Super Rugby's return in his home land of Fiji.

Brighter walkway for spring

Bell Block school students Samantha Reade and Madison Paris, both 11, stuck in to help plant the trees along their newly ...

A small section of the Mangati walkway is getting a revamp after Bell Block school adopted it.

Wanted man

Phillip Knuckey is wanted by Police.

Taranaki police want to hear from anyone who knows where Phillip Knuckey is.

Half chiton, half crab - all horror

A half chiton half crab was found by Emily Roberts near Hawera reef last week.

Neither a crab, nor a chiton are rare in themselves. But together, they're nightmarish.

Another gong for bank

TSB Bank chief executive Kevin Murphy was proud to win Financial Institution of the Year for 2015/2016 at the New ...

TSB Bank has won the Financial Institution of the Year award for a third time.

'It's a pretty big period of uncertainty'

Former Taranaki man and strong Coastal Rugby supporter Mark Reader is worried about what the Brexit will mean for him, ...

A former Opunake man living in Ireland is worried about his job after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Dodunski after the chains

Heather Dodunski wants to be the next mayor of the New Plymouth district.

If Heather Dodunski becomes mayor of the New Plymouth district, she'll be the second female mayor the district has ever had.

Education debate narrows

A fire at Hawera Intermediate School on October 13 was a catalyst for a discussion abut the future of education in the ...

Hawera Primary Schools has decided to "do its own thing", pulling out of Hawera education discussions.

Stratford notch another win

Stratford notched up another win in the men's premier hockey competition.

Stratford continued their good form in the Taranaki premier men's hockey competition with a three-goal win.

What to do about homelessness

Manurewa Marae board member Rangi McLean and his colleagues are doing their bit to support the area's homeless.

OPINION: These people living on the streets or in cars need to have a job - it gives a purpose in life, a reason for getting out of bed in the morning!

Applying artistic flair to science

Engineer Leith Robertson with the equatorial mount he made so he could take photos of the night sky.

In his lifetime Leith Robertson wants to create something that will change the life of everyday people.

Play reveals our brightest star

(From back, left) Peter Whittaker, John Lawson, John Bellomo, Rebecca Leafberg and Liz Deacle are shooting for the stars ...

She reached for the stars and turned our world upside down.

What next after Brexit?

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing ...

OPINION: Only one thing is certain - weeks, months and, most probably, years of turmoil lie ahead.

Training with winning fare

This dish, starring Angus beef served on a bed of edamame puree with paua tortellini and a quail's egg in a nest of ...

Virginia Winder meets some students going for gold in a national competition.

Car flips over fence

A car has flipped over a fence and into a paddock.

The driver of a car which flipped over a fence and landed on its roof was is uninjured.

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

Rika Nagahata, born in Japan, is influenced by the nature of New Zealand.

There's a lot of cool things coming up in Taranaki's entertainment scene. Check them out here.

Rennie won't start all ABs

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, right, says his All Blacks, including Aaron Cruden, may not all start against the Crusaders in ...

Despite it being a crucial game for the Chiefs against the Crusaders in Fiji, coach Dave Rennie won't be starting all of his All Blacks.

Disco for Zoe

Zoe Trim, 1, and big brother Louis Trim, 4, at home in Hawera

She's just 17 months old and is battling for life.

'I thought I was gone'

A picture from Karon police showing New Zealander Christopher Smith, 57, recovering in Phuket International Hospital ...

Stabbed in the back in Thailand, Kiwi Chris Smith thought he wouldn't survive the tuk-tuk ride to the clinic.

Council buys Te Kohia Pa

It's where the Taranaki Wars started, now it's owned by the New Plymouth District Council.

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