New Plymouth landmarks now have dual names

New Plymouth coast from East End Beach.

New Plymouth landmarks were granted dual name status as a result of the Te Atiawa Treaty settlement.

Fertilising early boosts beet crops

Fodder Beet.

Fodder beet crops thrive on early nitrogen and potassium, research shows.

Wyn wins in Rotorua

Wyn Masters found himself on top of the podium in Rotorua on Sunday.

Wyn Masters takes out the first major race at Crankworx Rotorua.

O'Riley makes the difference

Houston O'Riley was the difference maker for the Taranaki Mountain Airs against the Bay Hawks.

Houston takes care of the problem for the Taranaki Mountain Airs as they beat the Bay Hawks.

Shearing marathon raises thousands

Mark Herlihy pushes on during the last half hour of a 24-hour shearathon near Whangamomona during the weekend to raise ...

The Herlihy family lost a son and a brother. Over the weekend they rallied the way they knew best.

Taranaki fall in semifinals

Taranaki's men's bowls team have lost in the semifinals at the intercentre event in Wellington.

Taranaki surprise then fall in Wellington.

The powhiri process

Womad 2015 performers welcomed to Taranaki with a powhiri held at Owae Marae in Waitara.  Pape Moussa Sonko from Senegal ...

OPINION: As a culturally unique ceremony it sets us apart from the rest of the world.

Woodleigh win with weather

Peter Ingram scored 104 for Woodleigh.

Woodleigh are the two-day premier cricket champions.

Hancox goes back-to-back

Opunake Board Riders held their annual competition last weekend.

Bumpy faced waves greeted a large crew at the popular event.

Crowds get wet 'for a purpose' at Relay for Life

The Relay for Life held at Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth.  Brad Coxhead decided the perfect way to shelter from the ...

High spirits abound during mammoth walk to challenge cancer at Pukekura Raceway.

Mowing in the mud

The annual Lepperton School gala with lawn mower racing.  Former speedway champion Dave Coxhead is still smiling after a ...

Petrol fumes and mud-slinging were the order of the day.

Les Miserables in New Plymouth

The New Plymouth Operatic Society's 2018 production will be  Les Miserables.

 New Plymouth Operatic Society's production for 2018 is Les Miserables.

Search and Rescue tested

Coastguard and police during a mock helicopter crash training exercise.  L to R Wade Callander (police) and Peter ...

A fake helicopter crash saw emergency services pull together to train in case it happens for real.

Barrett no bolter just yet

It's only a matter of time before Jordie Barrett joins brothers Scott and Beauden as fully fledged All Blacks.

OPINION: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is likely to stick with the tried and tested to face the Lions.

No time to settle for Taranaki

Taranaki Mountain Airs point guard Houston O'Riley drives spots a gap between Super City Rangers Nnanna Egwu and Hyrum ...

What-ifs creep in as the Taranaki Mountain Airs prepare to visit the Bay Hawks.

Rangers win thriller over Airs

Mitch McCarron had a strong showing against Taranaki.

The Super City Rangers have won a tight NBL basketball match in New Plymouth.

Switching clothes for a good cause

Zach Renshaw, 8, and Sebastian Lambert, 11, with newly painted nails.

Sebastian Lambert's mum always wanted another girl and on Friday she got one for a day.

Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Woodleigh control opening day

Aaron Taylor score 48 for Inglewood in their first innings in the Taranaki premier two-day cricket final.

Woodleigh are poised to pounce.

Taranaki stumble in Wellington

Dean Elgar posted two wins in Wellington on Friday.

The Taranaki men's and women's representative bowls teams will almost certainly miss out on Saturday's quarterfinals.

Canned flight sees twin miss Adele

Emma Miscall and her husband Carl were married in March last year. She walked down the aisle to Adele but missed the ...

One twin sat by an empty seat, the other missed the soundtrack to a bittersweet time of her life.

Accidental Taranaki ties in new series

The cast of Find me a Maori Bride, a series produced by Kerry Warkia.

Will you be watch the new webseries, Darryl?

Creative funding scheme grants

The creative communities advisory committee will decide which community arts projects gets some funding.

Thirteen community creative arts groups will find out if they receive funding from the creative funding scheme on Wednesday.

A fossil(ising) fuel industry

Oil and gas are still the dominant player in the world's energy game but global warming is pushing fossil fuels into the ...

Its golden days are over but will oil and gas bounce back?

Airport upgrade could cost more

New Plymouth District Council have decided to further enlarge the size of the airport terminal upgrade.

It was already going to be bigger but it could be much bigger than that.

Helping future champions blossom

Sport Taranaki Future Champions (from left): Ben McCallum, Hikaru Han, Maya Dickson, Hope Ralph, Libby Houghton, Hannah ...

The latest group of student athletes for Sport Taranaki's Future Champions programme have been announced.

Women start virtuous movement

Taranaki photographers Brooke Lean (left) and Gina Fabish have opened an exhibition space on Devon St West, New Plymouth.

"We're not anti-men, that's for sure, but we're definitely pro-women," New Plymouth photographer Brooke Lean says.

Improvements made to track surface

Stockcars are one of five classes racing at Stratford Speedway on Saturday night.

This week, lime chip has been added to the surface at Stratford Speedway which will help to bind it together.

Website design reaps international awards

Efinity Design Lead Graham Nelson reinvigorated the Green Meadows Beef website with spectacular results.


Teen sweethearts' toxic relationship

A couple's seven-year relationship has littered with violence. It has involved a stabbing, punching, verbal abuse and ...

Each has almost killed the other but they do not want to be apart.

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