First offence - at 90

A judge has congratulated an elderly woman for making it to 90 without a court appearance.

An elderly woman made her first appearance in court after running a stop sign and crashing into another car.

Suspect hands himself in

The first reports came in about 2.15pm on Wednesday.

Road workers claim a man threatened them with a gun. He handed himself in and said it didn't happen.

Party on for pathway

Work was well underway when this photo was taken  in September, but now the new Denby Rd pathway is complete.

Hawera's new pathway to the beach opens officially on Sunday.

Pouakai Crossing needs investment gallery video

The Pouakai Crossing received special mention from Lonely Planet when it named Taranaki as the second best region in the ...

It's been labelled an "unmissable" attraction but the Pouakai Crossing is not ready for an influx of tourists just yet.

Album review: This Little Badge

This Little Badge is made up of, left to right, Dave Ritchie Smith, Adam Colless, Dave Pope, and Hamish Cameron.

"By this stage you should find yourself reaching for your air guitar."

More paua, fewer mussels

Paua. generic. shuck. diver. Wellington South Coast. By: Jeremy Wilkinson

Want to protect your fishing spot X? Don't eat any of your catch near where you've been gathering.

Drugged and driving

Driving under the influence of drugs has seen a Taranaki mother notch up her first conviction.

After taking the last of her son's ritalin, she jumped in the car to go and get some more.

'Mini-tornado' hits New Plymouth video

The glass windows at the front of Curves Gym were smashed by a small tornado in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Early morning twister lifts roofs, wrecks garage doors and smashes windows.

Video shows only part of the story, says road transport boss

A Waikato firm was implicated in undercover video footage released by the Farmwatch organisation about the treatment of ...

Video showing bobby calves being loaded onto truck fails to show the rubber mat they land on, says Taranaki road transport boss.

Rhys Marshall showed he would be badly missed

Rhys Marshall was arguably Taranaki's best and most consistent player in 2016.

How did Glenn McLean rate the Taranaki players in 2016?

Pre-season predictions proved mostly wrong

The Taranaki team were clearly disappointed with how their season ended.

Taranaki provided more highs than lows in 2016.

Coming up in Taranaki

Dave Ritchie Smith and The Affordable are raising money for Hospice Taranaki next weekend.

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

'Crazy' driving put lives at risk

He passed two trucks, an unmarked cop car and narrowly missed colliding head-on with a car coming the other way.

Drink, drive, court again

A Taranaki woman was caught driving drunk days after getting disqaulified for the same offence.

A woman was caught drink driving just days after a court appearance for an earlier offence.

Personal attacks say a lot about former captains

The timing of Brendon McCullum's book was questionable.

Beloved book comes to life

A stage adaptation of The Gruffalo is currently touring NZ.

Gruffalo performers meeting the challenge of the world's toughest audiences

We're simply the (second) best video

26102016 - three mayors and one TRC chairman. David MacLeod, Ross Dunlop, Neil Voltzke and Neil Holdom.

Lonely Planet says Taranaki is among the world's top spots - well ahead of anywhere in Australia.

Grief sparks dope memorial

"This was a growing room but she is not an addict, this was her connection to her partner whom she's lost recently," ...

Cannabis plants grown in memory of woman's dead partner, court hears.

Small but talent filled open singles field

Bev Robinson will meet defending champion Debbie Wilford in the second round of the Taranaki open women's singles.

Taranaki women's singles champ to be crowned.

We're simply the (second) best video

Taranaki has impressed travel bible Lonely Planet, which says the province is a must see for visitors.

Lonely Planet says Taranaki is among the world's top spots - well ahead of anywhere in Australia.

Council meets performance targets

Stratford DistrictCouncil achieved around eight out of 10 of its performance targets

Pool user numbers, resource consent processing times, building consents being lodged online and road maintenance targets were some of the targets that weren't met.

Hosking's Maori comments ok

Mike Hosking was ticked off as being "dismissive" but a complaint against him thrown out by Broadcasting Standards Authority.

He was branded a racist by some but Mike Hosking did not break any rules, BSA says.

Bail fail for accused

A man facing serious violence charges had been declined electronic bail.

Bail denied for man charged in connection with heist of South Taranaki shop.

Online dating disaster

A man omitted to tell his partner of more than a year about his Hepatitis B diagnosis.

He had Hepatitis B. She only found out when they broke up.

Black belt win for students of sword

211016 News photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/Fairfax NZ
New Plymouth Iaido Association.
Steven Gourdon - 1st Dan Black Belt

"You don't have opponents, it's just yourself, your spirit and your focus."

All in a rush video

Proud parents Jayme and Harley Smith with their son Kado Shakur Smith who was born in the couple's Holden on the side of ...

Harley Smith has helped birth a few calves but never thought he'd have to play midwife for his own son.

Friend stole late mum's jewels

New Plymouth woman Gaylene Askew told the judge how she lost property, including sentimental jewellery given to her by ...

Valuable keepsakes were taken in devastating break-in - by a friend she'd known for years.

Two tons for Wilson

Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson has made a stellar start to the first class season with consecutive centuries.

 Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson scored consecutive hundreds against Central Districts.

Kiwis keep Tasman Cup

Opunake's Kelvin Weir catches a wave.

New Zealand retained the Tasman Cup

Who will break their curse?

The Major League Baseball World Series begins this week.

Sports reporter Christopher Reive shares 10 facts to get you excited about the Major League Baseball World Series.

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