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Chiefs cling on against Sharks video

Aaron Cruden's kicking proved the difference between the sides.

 Aaron Cruden's boot ends up getting Chiefs home as they prevail after nail-biting final minutes.

Chiefs supporters turn out in Taranaki

Yarrow Stadium fills up before the Chiefs v Sharks game.

 Thousands turned out to New Plymouth's only Super Rugby match for 2016.

Saints power past Airs

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili drives to the rim in his side's win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs on Friday night.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs proved no match for the Wellington Saints on Friday night.

Cocktail night for breast cancer

Hosking House co-owner Rachel Church, left, and Aborio owner Marnie Johnston-Saywell are organising a pink ribbon ...

Taranaki businesswomen hope to raise $15,000 or more for breast cancer research.

'You need help, not punishment'

A depressive woman was sentenced on three charges of attempted murder when she appeared in the High Court at New ...

Judge hands "merciful" sentence to depressed mother who attempted to kill her children and herself.

Arrest warrant issued

Codie-Lee Greer failed to appear in court on Friday in relation to a serious violence charge.

A Taranaki woman who organised a violent attack on a drug dealer had failed to show up at her sentencing.

Fines and disqualification for fatal drive

Jack Cran, seen here when he pleaded guilty to  dangerous driving causing death and injury in the New Plymouth District ...

 "All agree that until the accident, it had been an amazing day"

Woman sentenced for role in sex abuse

A Taranaki woman who helped her former partner sexually abuse a nine-year-old has been sentenced to intensive supervision.

"It seems that any woman who comes in contact with Mr Winmill becomes a victim of his"

Team Taranaki coach looking for more from his experienced players

Brad Hickling returns for Team Taranaki for their away trip to Palmerston North.

Team Taranaki take their familiar trip south on Saturday.

Photocopier artist world-class

Paul Hartigan's Colourwords series will appear alongside world renowned photographers at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's ...

"These are things that people have thrown away and have no purpose...I wanted to find a purpose for them."

Art exhibition at Mokau Museum

Rob Shewry in front of a painting he did of some pukekos he came across while working in the garden.

 Rob Shewry holds his first solo gallery art exhibition in Mokau.

May's galaxy month at the observatory

New Plymouth Astronomical Society president Leith Robertson in front of some of the photos he's taken through the new ...

New Plymouth Astronomical Society is holding focus months so people see something new each time they visit the observatory.

Teeth and guitars in lost property

Frontline support officer Janis​ Moore says about half a dozen items are handed into the police station every week.

Missing a ring, a skateboard or your teeth? Have you tried New Plymouth police station?

Spotswood United bolstered by return of Chiefs wing

Wing Latu Vaeno has been released by the Chiefs to play for Spotswood United against Southern in Taranaki premier club rugby.

Spotswood United and Southern want to play wide games when they meet.

Sexual predator jailed

Ian Herbert Winmill was jailed for 12 years  for sex offending against five girls aged between 7-15 years old.

 "This offending epitomises what a sexual predator is"

Tired yachtie rescued

The Cape Egmont TSB Sea Rescue vessel has been called to help out a yachtie off the coast of Taranaki.

"He asked for assistance after struggling because of a lack of sleep. As the night progressed he wasn't getting any further sleep."

Big plans for small town

With the dairy downturn, Stratford is looking at hard times ahead.

Where is Stratford heading?

Police in two chases

Taranaki police were involved in two separate pursuits, about the same time on Thursday.

A man on a quad bike rammed two cops cars then ditched the bike and ran away.

Mispronunciation 'not good enough'

Witt Programme Facilitator / Pouiohakarauora Reo, Te Ingo Ngaia helps us to pronounce some key names around the Taranaki ...

Is Hawera pronounced "Ha-rah" or "Haa-werra"?

Sleeping under tables, on sink bench

Pouakai Hut is situated roughly an hour and a half from Mangorei Rd in New Plymouth.

Is overcrowding of a popular DOC hut at Mt Taranaki a disaster waiting to happen?

Front to dampen awesome autumn

A few more sunny days are on the cards but this run of fine weather is drawing to a close.

Make the most of the weekend sun. It's not going to last.

The night sky for May

The nights are getting noticeably longer - here's what you might spot in the heavens above.

The nights are getting noticeably longer - here's what you might spot in the heavens above.

Potential 'glamping' site for sale

A glimpse of the "glamping" lifestyle.

Glamping or housing development? A campground site on the shores of Taranaki has plenty of opportunities.

Rennie: We're bloody angry

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd prior to their match on Saturday night, which finished in ...

Chiefs coach hits out at new footage that has emerged from the scrum drama from last week.

Old Boys open with an 18-point win

New Plymouth Old Boys beat Sacred Heart Girls' College Senior A by 18 goals in the opening game of the Taranaki premier ...

A high first half turnover count didn't cost New Plymouth Old Boys, who took early points in the Taranaki premier netball season

The Links expansion plan

An aeriel view of The Links subdivision at Bell Block in 2010.

 A proposed subdivision is offering beachfront views and homes sitting on half a rugby field of land.

Trust set up to promote immunisation

Barrie Smith, chairman of the newly formed Ethyl Gray Charitable Trust, beside an iron lung, used to keep polio patients ...

A new trust wants to remind parents who never saw the horror of polio why their children need protection.

CCTV footage captures donation theft

A Taranaki man has been sentenced to 100 hours community work for a "low down" theft.

"This is the type of offending that the public would find distasteful"

April the month to focus on falls

Taranaki DHB  occupational therapist Sophie Munro helps patient, Judith Robinson, around a set-up kitchen at Taranaki ...

Falling over can have long lasting effects on a person's quality of life.

'You can't let it hold you back'

Jack Brown won 'Most Promising' wheelchair basketball player and 'Personality of the Games' at the Halberg Junior ...

"You've got to focus on what you can do. I can do basketball and I'm good at it so I'll keep going and pump it."

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