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Your phone is being tracked video

Your phone is being tracked.

Part of the crowd at a large event? Chances are you're being tracked.

Army colours preserved

Lieutenant Colonel Brendon Jull pays his respects as the colours are removed from St Mary's Cathedral.

It's been decades since they were last touched, but six army colours have a new temporary home.

Saw cop, sped into trouble

A young driver had the misfortune to lose control of his car in wet weather - as a traffic cop looked on

A young man in a hurry became a watching cop's next case.

For sale: Bar with yarns to tell video

Bertie Burleigh behind the mahogany bar at Peggy Gordon's that is being sold as the pub undergoes major renovations.

Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly and Penelope Cuz all drank at this Taranaki watering hole. Now it's for sale.

1200 homes without power

PLEASE CREDIT TIM STONE Tim Stone took this photo of Lightning at the lee breakwater in New Plymouth on Monday night. ...

Thunderstorm hits Central Taranaki town, cutting power to more than 1200 houses.

The business of birthdays

Tyeis Olsson 5, left, Kaylee Wood 5 and KJ Katene-Awhitu 6 all celebrated their birthdays at the Rumpus Room on September 28.

A "happy new year" is having a positive effect for one party venue business - nine months later.

Flooding strikes the north

A heavy thunderstorm watch has been issued for much of the upper and central North Island.

Auckland fire crews stretched and group rescued from rising waters as flooding hits the north of NZ.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

What's on this weekend

The Seaside Markets is on in New Plymouth this weekend.

Start planning your weekend.

Online sales bad idea

A Stratford man "sold" items he didn't own on Facebook.

Selling non-existent helicopters online lands man a real visit to the dock.

Stand-off over sand suck

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says that that TTR has been deliberately misleading in their application.

"We think they're deliberately misleading the government that they have iwi mandate."

Premier tennis changes add flexibility

Cameron Koch has been a top player in Soffe Cup.

Rule changes introduced to tennis to attract more players.

Kiwis asked to change attitudes to donations

Councillors hope to get more donations  from people visiting New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre

Can Kiwis be convinced to give more to one of New Zealand's internationally-renowned galleries? Last year they gave just $11,000.

Taxi driver axed for speeding

A man lost his job as a taxi driver after he was caught speeding through suburban New Plymouth  on his way to pick up a fare.

"He was due to take up a job driving buses, which he won't be able to do either."

Brown takes first step towards European card

Mark Brown will start as one of the favourites at the Taranaki Open.

Five past champions to line up in Taranaki Open.

Landscape design showcases Taranaki

The Coastal Walkway is the inspiration for a Taranaki themed Cafe Garden Bar entry in the Landscape Designs Awards at ...

The Coastal Walkway is the inspiration for a cafe garden bar-themed entry in a national landscape design comp.

Stoned driver fined

Taranaki police arrested a woman after she was caught out driving while stoned on cannabis.

Police yelled at a drugged driver to stop, helping her avoid hitting another car. But she didn't escape punishment.

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

A film about former All Black captain Richie McCaw is playing in Opunake.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's arts and entertainment scene.

'Massive amount of alcohol'

A New Plymouth mother appearing in court as a  first time drunk driver cried in the dock during her hearing.

Woman who had been driving three young children around found to be five times legal limit.

Nice warm-up for Taranaki Open for Pender

Jared Pender warmed up for the Taranaki Open by winning the Hawera pro-am.

Pender dominates pro-am at Hawera.

It's for the love of the game in Croatia

The Croatian seaside town of Dubrovnik.

It has been a fascinating and pleasurable experience being involved in a very small way with rugby in Zagreb. It has been a fascinating and pleasurable experience being involved in a very small way with rugby in Zagreb. It has been a fascinating and pleasurable experience being involved in a very small way with rugby in Zagreb.

Rural crime costs insurer

FMG chairman Greg Gent said the company's Regent St office in Hawera would be demolished to make way for a new building.

FMG gets about 28 claims a week from burglaries and theft, costing it $21m in the last five years.

Taranaki farmers supportive of Fonterra

Dairy farmer and former politician Shane Ardern says Fonterra and its shareholding farmers are one and the same.

Farmers getting a share of Fonterra profit, say Taranaki farming leaders

Q&A with Shane Cortese

Delia Hannah, left, and Shane Cortese are starring in State Highway 48.

Shane Cortese is starring in a rock opera filled with love, depression, and one of his favourite leading ladies.

Online beef company grows fast

Nick Carey, general manager of Green Meadows Beef, which has been judged the fastest-growing agriculture business in the ...

Selling beef online has proved successful for a Taranaki family.

Reliving Commonwealth Games 10,000m win

Dick Tayler wins the 10,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch in 1974.

Commonwealth Games 10,000 metre gold medallist Dick Tayler proves to be an entertaining speaker in Hawera.

Five seasons of crop-growing

Waimate West Demonstration Farm supervisor Joe Clough hopes the 127 cows in the jersey herd will each produce 400 ...

The 2015/16 season was not as productive for the Waimate West Demonstration FarmĀ as the previous season.

Better in-calf rate means more profit

Many farmers don't have enough bulls for their herd once artificial breeding is complete, says Taranaki vet Stephen ...

Dairy farmers who improve their herd's six-week in-calf rate will generate more profit.

Wallet stolen

Valuables still being left in unlocked cars.

Motorists still leaving valuables in plain sight in unlocked cars despite warnings.

Family want stop to crime drama

Murdered police witness Christopher Crean.

Christopher Crean was murdered by gang members 20 years ago. His family say plans for a film are "like a big kick in the guts".

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