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Marcher muster underway

Kim Coley, Taranaki Marching Association coaching coordinator, with Tarati Mita, 14, Riley Coley, 9, and Sophie Bates,5.

If you're aged between 4 and 100 maybe it's time to consider marching.

Peeking Panda, hidden flavour

New Asian inspired Oakura restaurant Peeking Panda will open its doors to the public next week. Left to right, Kohin ...

It's small, it's cute and it packs a lot of taste. It's Peeking Panda.

Drink drivers in court

Five offenders were dealt with in the New Plymouth District Court on Wednesday after being caught drink driving this month.

Community magistrate has little time for excuses from Taranaki men caught out drink driving

One in four Kiwis infected each year

The community being prepared for flu season is "very important", says Taranaki DHB CEO Rosemary Clements.

"Influenza can affect anyone no matter how fit, active and healthy they may be."

A late run of gold

Tayjs Russell, 5, Kobe Wildbore, 5, and Dylan Enables, 5, have been having a sun drench holiday thanks to a long run of ...

It's better than Summer but like all good things the good weather won't last.

Fire callout in Inglewood

Emergency services work at the scene of a small fire in a sawdust hopper at Inglewood Timber Processors (ITP) on Wednesday.

Firefighters attend sawdust hopper fire in Inglewood.

Opening play costumes 'like Christmas'

Miranda Cullen, wardrobe coordinator, and director Sam Turner with Madame de la Grande Bouche (Janna Kerehoma), ...

Jayden Kingi has grown so much since Christmas his costume for Chip the teacup doesn't fit.

Hospice sets shining example

Sydney-based nurses Suzanne Sara (left) and Rachael Zielinski have been awarded a scholarship to come to New Zealand and ...

"They make you feel alive," one cancer patient said of Hospice Taranaki nurses.

Boozed and bloody

The Waitara man needed medical treatment after he smashed a glass door with his hands (File Photo).

Offender has little memory of smashing glass door with bare hands after night of heavy drinking.

Defining games for Mountain Airs down south

Taranaki Mountain Airs coach Trent Adam has treated their break like a mini preseason.

Backing up the key for the Mountain Airs.

Pay-you-later scammer nabbed

Despite knowing he couldn't pay, Bradley Thomas ate and drank at six New Plymouth restaurants anyway (File Photo).

He wanted a taste of the good life but his bank balance didn't match his appetite.

Close final on final day of men's pennant

John Boon was part of the victorious Waverley men's pennant team

Waverley beat Manukorihi in final.

Leitch to join Sunwolves pack

Michael Leitch will swap Chiefs colours for those of the Sunwolves in the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Japan international and Chiefs loose forward Michael Leitch set for switch to Sunwolves in 2019.

Rugby families a proud Taranaki tradition

Jordie Barrett has really impressed in his first season for the Hurricanes.

Coastal families demonstrate plenty of depth.

An old fashioned 'stitch up'

Brad Markham takes aim at Sunday journalist Cameron Bennett's story The Price of Milk, calling it "gutter" journalism, ...

 OPINION: Sunday has an anti-dairying agenda and it's time its funding was cut.

Penultimate meet featured some great drives

Duane Hickman rolled his car during the midget racing at Stratford Speedway.

Classics and memorials decided at Stratford.

Anzac Day in South Taranaki

Hundreds gathered at Hawera's Dawn Service.

Variety was guarenteed.

Eager Ngatai plays 80 minutes

Charlie Ngatai got more minutes under his belt for University against Hamilton Old Boys.

Charlie Ngatai deals with big hits from Zac Guildford and co to complete a full match in Waikato club rugby.

Former farming flatmates face off

James Lawn (right) came out on top of the Young Farmer regional competition.

Former flatmates to battle it out in the national Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Historic pay deal just part of the story

Wellington rest home worker Kristine Bartlett campaigned for equal pay.

Care-givers' work is mentally and physically demanding and they have been underpaid for generations.

The unluckiest Chiefs player

Chiefs player Sam McNicol turned to brain training in order to try and help his long-running concussion symptoms.

After a long-running battle with concussion, Chiefs player Sam McNicol found an alternative treatment.

News of deaths continues to arrive

Colonel Malone's daughter is appointed to the National Bank of New Zealand's London office.

Green Party candidate chosen

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall has been picked as the Green Party's candidate for the New Plymouth electorate in the 2017 ...

"There's really strong evidence that renewable energy technology is going to create lots more jobs."

Taranaki teenager to take on snooker's best

New Plymouth's Mario Hildred, 16, in preparing to take on the world's best in China later this year.

"Obviously I feel a lot of pressure when I get a high break to keep going to get more."

Passionate about passion fruit

You'd be amazed what you can do if you've got a few passionfruit to work with.

Passion fruit is in season. But it tastes good any time of year.

Dawn service in Stratford

Isaac Burroughs, 15, from the Stratford District Air Training Corps stood guard among the crosses.

Stratford's dawn service was one of many held around Taranaki this Anzac Day.

Anzac Day in Waitara

The Anzac Day Parade in Waitara before the civic service.

The weather was perfect for the Anzac Day services held around the mountain on Tuesday.

Chiefs to rest Kerr-Barlow

Jonathan Taumateine will take on the responsibility of starting halfback for the Chiefs against the Sunwolves on Saturday.

Chiefs' depth at halfback to be severely tested with a concussed Tawera Kerr-Barlow to be rested and Finlay Christie suspended.

Council project impresses

New Plymouth District Council  has won an award for its work identifying waahi tapu sites.

New Plymouth District Council wins an award for its work identifying waahi tapu sites.

Stratford's Shakespeare success

This was Hawera High School's first year entering - Sarah van Gameren played King Lear and Neve Fraser played Fool.

High quality performances were on show at Taranaki's annual regional Shakespeare festival.

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