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Winter milking tempts farmers

Dairy cow.

Premium prices may appeal but a move to winter milking requires serious thought, experts say.

Dairy awards attract new generation

Chayce Bailey, 18, is a finalist in the Dairy Trainee of the Year category at the Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards.

A new generation is stamping its mark on a sharemilking competition about to mark a major milestone.

Custody remand for sex accused

A man accused of multiple sex charges appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Monday.

Sex accused agrees to remand behind bars before next court date.

Marginal land not worth it

Peter (left) and Niels Hansen, pictured at their Huiroa property, have been conserving and optimising their family farms ...

A hill country field day gave isolated farmers an opportunity to network and learn.

Appeal pending for hammer attacker

A Court of Appeal hearing will be held on May 4 regarding Rongonui's case.

More than two years after being jailed, a Taranaki man's convictions are set to be reviewed.

Car hits bank

Police attended a car crash just south of Mokau on Sunday night.

Driver suffers back injuries in crash.

Is this NZ's best shed?

Resene Shed of the Year winner Murray Lehndorf.

Murray Lehndorf has transformed an old double garage into quite a work of art.

Vietnam veterans remembered

A remembrance reunion for Victor Five (V5) Company Vietnam veterans. Parade through town.

For Victor Five (V5) Company Vietnam veterans, the remembrance parade through the streets of New Plymouth was a special event.

Third round of Jetsprint Champs

Jetsprints in Waitara, Taranaki.
#11 driven by Kellie Minnel, navigated by Nicky Ferguson.

Spectators flocked to Jetsprints in Waitara: Round 3 national championship.

New Plymouth rates forecast to increase 4.5 per cent

New Plymouth District Council meet on Tuesday to begin discussions on the draft annual plan.

New Plymouth District Council meet this week to kick off the annual plan process that could result in a rates rise of 4.5 per cent.

Cruise ship Artania in port

Artania Captain Jarle Flatebo says professional pilots and tugboats meant there were no problems sailing into Port Taranaki.

More than 800 German speaking tourist cruised around Taranaki on Sunday, saw the sights, took photos and enjoyed what the region had to offer.

Te Reo Māori is not dead

Why shouldn't children learn  Te Reo Māori? asks our columnist.

Restricting tamariki (children) to only one worldview limits their education, writes Dennis Ngawhare.

Kawi king of the mile

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

One of New Zealand's best gallopers has won his sixth Group I in impressive style.

Soffe Cup leaders look in ominous form

Nikayla Barnard was part of a dominant Pukekura line-up.

One-way traffic in final Soffe Cup round

Americarna: An impressive, inclusive event gallery video

Classic American cars made their way around the mountain in the 10th anniversary of Taranaki's largest car festival.

A decade later and the man behind it all still won't take credit for the largest car festival Taranaki has seen.

New hall for St Pius

Keshana Jayasinghe, 10, Livia Murray, 10, Samuel Gardner, 10, and Daniel Butler, 9, had a sense of ownership of the new ...

After seeing their church burn down three years ago, St Pius X primary school students now have a new hall to call their own.

Home semifinal close for Woodleigh

Woodleigh captain Moriz Hartmann made an unbeaten 71 against Stratford.

Top four all but decided.

Stabbed in neck after burnouts

A 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman have been charged.

A late-night burnout causes a confrontation and a neck wound.

89-year old 'pop star' video

Tahora musicians Tracey Haskell and Murray McCartie have collaborated on a CD of songs from the back country.

Mo McCartie had been composing songs in his head while out on the farm for years.

A cultural celebration for all

Khamelia Makatoa-Sifa, 4, performed a dance as part of the Pasifika Day celebration.

An event celebrating Pasifika culture sees dozens of families coming together.

Quad bike rolls

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust responded to an early morning quad bike crash on Saturday.

A woman has been flown to hospital after rolling a quad bike down a bank.

'Torque' of the town gallery video

Americarna cruised through South Taranaki before heading back to New Plymouth for the highlight event - the Mangorei Rd ...

Dee Temple and her children have been waiting all year to wave their American flags.

American diner as must visit

Josh Kanara, Chere Bailey, Libby Needs and Bryony Corban from Deluxe Diner New Plymouth, a 1950s retro American family ...

"They get the burgers, the milkshakes, the big steaks and the American breakfasts."

Court hearing on suppression breach

Garth McVicar set up the Sensible Sentencing Trust in 2001 as a means to provide a stronger voice for victims.

The Sensible Sentencing Trust was summonsed to appear in court over suppression breach allegations.

Port's profits up

Port Taranaki chief executive Guy Roper.

Methanol and log exports boost Port Taranaki profits.

Elderly father 'ripped off' again video

Helen Christine Williams did not want to comment when approached about why she had stopped paying reparation.

 She fleeced $320,000 from her own father but has stopped paying the money back.

A backyard of sewage

Raw sewage from the town's sewer main on the back lawn of an Eltham family's home on Tuesday.

Raw sewage regularly floods the Loveridges' back yard. They've had enough.

March a big month for Lions

Pat Julian, has a mountain of Lions convention badges, let's hope he has space on his vest for 202D's one.

Inglewood Lions Club set to host a combined birthday celebration to mark the clubs 50th milestone and the Lions International centennial anniversary.

The Artania arrives

The 1200 passenger Artania will arrive on Sunday flooding the town with German-speaking tourists.

"We're flat-out like a lizard drinking preparing for them."

Baby boomer blow up continues

Baby boomers are born approximately between the years 1946 and 1964.

"Right now our inheritance from the boomers will be national debt and house prices between six to 12 times the average household income..."

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