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Iwi to meet for first time in 10 years

Greg White from Ngati Tama.

With elections to the Ngati Tama runanga approaching, members have been able to view iwi financial statements for the first time in years.

Animal lovers flock to open day

Devon Intermediate student Joel Faga, 12,  holds Peanut the kitten, who is just one of many animals available for adoption from the SPCA.

It was love at first sight for some who visited the North Taranaki SPCA on Valentine's Day.

A party of Mad Hatters

From top middle left, Kevin Nielsen, Flynn Barrett, Kate Grange, Amy Yandle, Craig Nielsen and Courtney Bisset-Yandle brought the characters from Alice in Wonderland to life.

Performers brought to life Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland for guests at the Conductive Education Taranaki Trust fundraising event.

Decriminalise all drugs - Doctor

Dr Paul Quigley, an emergency medicine specialist, spoke to staff at Taranaki Base Hospital on Friday.

Alcohol and tobacco, which are "legal drugs", cause far more health issues than any of the illegal drugs, a clinical toxicologist says.

Abuse trial nears conclusion

A trial involving allegations of abuse against two Waitara women is set to enter a third week.

The trial of two Waitara women facing multiple abuse charges is set to enter its third week.

Blaze re-sparks in South Taranaki

The remains of the Smith Brothers Trading Group building on South Rd in Hawera after a fire tore through the premises on Thursday night.

A passerby alerted emergency services to a small blaze which had re-ignited at a South Taranaki business significantly damaged by fire last Thursday.

Man rescued from burning house

Heroes Tama Woods, 21 left, and James Hickford, 21, jumped the fence when they saw smoke coming out of the windows of a house and rescued an elderly man.

The heroic actions of a quick-thinking group of young men saved the life of an elderly man.

Power outage after car hits power pole

A car hit a power pole on the Oakura Bridge.

Power was out in Oakura, Omata, Spotswood and Whaler's Gate after a car hit a power pole on Saturday afternoon.

Stream has high E coli level

Warning signs have been put up by the Timaru Stream, near Oakura, after water sampling showed there were high levels of ecoli in the water.

Signs have been put up at the mouth of the Timaru Stream, near Oakura, advising people not to swim or collect kai moana in the area.

Bicycles, beards and barbers

This smooth criminal wanted only to be known as "The Caseman."

Bicycles, beards, barbers and probably a few bruises seemed to be the theme of Jetcharm Barbers first retro bike race.

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