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Taranaki house fire

Four fire crews battled the Taranaki blaze.

The rural home was ablaze when fire crews arrived.

Tensions high at Lit Quiz video

Kids Literature Quiz winners Wellesley College team members Jack Morrah, left, and Harry Hampton debate an answer.

Are you as well read as these 12 year olds? Take our quiz.

New Plymouth BMX Club takes out top award

The New Plymouth BX club has been named Club of the Year (2016) at the Cycling NZ Awards.
Front: Committee member Glen ...

Taranaki BMX Club named Club of the Year at the Cycling NZ awards

E-coli found in water supply

E-coli has been discovered in Waverley's water supply.

"Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking, brushing teeth or for food preparation until further notice."

Taranaki aluminium giant helps workers to kick habit

McKechnie employees take on the quit smoking challenge and win with the help of Tui Ora quit smoking coach George ...

Quit smoking programme a success for McKechnie employees.

Flannagan Cup set to sink

Flannagan Cup competitors take to the water at Ngamotu Beach.

One of the country's oldest swimming events is in jeopardy of being cancelled.

Elderly living in fear in their own homes

Thousands of elderly New Zealanders live in fear of family and caregivers.

Driver trainer 'forced out'

Lee Hurley says delays in processing his driver training service provider application by the New Zealand Transport ...

"People who point out what's going wrong get crucified."

Medicinal horseradish and garlic

Winter's here, and with it the dreaded lurgy.

OPINION: The trick to beating a cold - and worse.

Top four changes in premier rugby

Tukapa's Adrian Wyrill tries to break through the Stratford-Eltham defence.

Two tight games and two blowouts.

Fostering a love of books behind bars

About 70 per cent of prisoners in New Zealand have trouble with basic literacy and numeracy. (File Photo)

Forget fight clubs. It's prison book clubs which are getting inmates passionate about life again.

Steampunk race day - whacky fun video

Andrew Butturini, hat maker and goggle extraordinaire shows his fine hat ware.

Small rural town hosts Steampunk Taranaki Teapot Racing Championships.

Starters shine as Airs survive Hawks

Taranaki Mountain Airs' Tylor Ongwae was in strong form again against the Bay Hawks.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs shoot 65 per cent from deep to break 10-game winless streak.

Taranaki golfer wins long drive champs

Taranaki 20-year-old Sam Jones has been crowned the Trident Homes New Zealand Long Drive Golf champion.

A Taranaki golfer has been crowned the NZ Long Drive Golf champion after winning at Clearwater Golf Resort this afternoon.

Wizards silence Thunder

Taranaki's Simone Cook guards Waikato's Charlisse Leger-Walker

Waikato Wizards get the win over a slow starting Taranaki Thunder.

Trentham challenge no worries for Chan

Gypsy Fair and Alfred Chan scamper to victory at Trentham.

Trentham luck for Gypsy Fair and Chan.

Wind-blown answer on way

Paul Mitchell, of Patea, tells the panel why he doesn't want the turbines beside his farm.

Taranaki's first wind farm was first proposed for Waverley 10 years ago.

Suburban Goons make it two

Suburban Goons were winners of the best band in the Taranaki regional final of Smokefreerockquest for the second time ...

They won last year and now the Suburban Goons have done it again.

Sacrificing self for relationships

A longing for relationships is hard wired into our DNA.

To be in community we need to sacrifice some measure of individual right and freedom.

A small town scandal

Stratford councillor and hair dresser Graham Kelly had "a long conversation" with one of his customers about the ...

Hairdressing councillor Graham Kelly spilled the secrets of his council to customers in his salon chair.

Blues and Chiefs draw video

The Blues and Chiefs went toe-to-toe at Eden Park on Friday night.

Blues and Chiefs can't be separated after 80 minutes at Eden Park.

Rapira goes out with title in hand

Sam Rapira beat Tipene Maniapoto in his final bout.

The Terror goes out on top.

Easy ride for sheep video

A sheep leaps over the mud after her first ride along a portable sheep conveyor belt at Te Wera on Friday.

A sheep-shape conveyor saves ewe time and stress.

High flying Thunder ready for Wizards

Taranaki Thunder point guard Iritana Hohaia makes a pass.

The Taranaki Thunder are looking forward to a better level of competition this weekend.

A scene of destruction

Principal Delwyn Riding said pupils were shocked by the destruction caused by vandals at their school last week.

Vandals caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and left a huge swastika in a primary school's playing field.

Mountain Airs to make amends

Tylor Ongwae was the only Taranaki player to score in double-digits against the Saints.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs plan to come out fighting this weekend.

Sale from beyond the grave

The Tariki Hall committee members want to sell the hall and give the proceeds to charity because the income doesn't meet ...

To sell this rural hall, permission was needed from the original trustees - who have long been dead.

Fruit winery liquidation to go to trial

In times past Tim Finn, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn  performed at the Sentry Hill Winery.

The liquidation saga of Sentry Hill Winery is heading to trial.

Important road trip for Team Taranaki

Team Taranaki's Jeremy Hawkes will be hoping the side's defence is more sound against Lower Hutt City.

Team Taranaki need to find some goals.

'Money doesn't make you rich'

Sisters Joy Johns and Heather Johns are both celebrating 40 years of employment with TSB Bank.

Not many people work in one job for 40 years, but both of these sisters have and they have some advice to share.

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