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Wheely good wood for sale

Paracyclist chops wood one-handed to move ahead

Competitive racer Stephen Hills is chopping wood and selling it by the trailer load to raise funds for overseas paracycling events.

Dog-napping ring denied

Rumours that Taranaki dogs are being stolen to be used for fighting are just that – rumours, police say.

Empowering the family

Persistence has paid off for Marfell Community School and the Marfell Community Trust.

Artists offered potluck sessions

For some Taranaki artists sharing is caring.

Animals ready to offer therapy

An animal farm aimed at providing therapy for both young and old has opened its gates for the first time.

Urenui Pa holds open day

A celebration of all things Ngati Mutunga was celebrated over the weekend.

New kitchen for kindy

Fitzroy Kindergarten is celebrating its new $30,000 kitchen that has replaced the aging 60-year-old original.

Changing direction? Consider Hospice

Hospice Taranaki needs more volunteers.

Seamless road to health

Streamlining health care for the over-65s has led to a co-ordinated and seamless one-stop service.

Fledgling sport catching on

If it goes fast, makes a big noise and drifts sideways around corners it qualifies as a motor sport.

Partnership thriving

A little bit of engineering history was made recently and it almost passed unnoticed.

Cash incentive for cycle event

This weekend's Cycle Festival is a New Zealand first and melds together the various cycling disciplines. Lyn Humphreys spoke to organiser Peter Bennett.

Rangers hunt fish pests

Pest fish are destroying Taranaki's freshwater native fish and are being hunted down by the Department of Conservation.

Can anyone help Taranaki Alzheimer's?

The hunt for a new home in New Plymouth is proving a difficult task for Alzheimer's Taranaki.

Volunteers wanted as spotters

Taranaki Air Patrol needs more volunteers to become eyes in the skies.

Ruse pays off for school

On the gate, a large sign warns people the laden fruit trees at Manukorihi Intermediate, Waitara, are sprayed with toxic chemicals.

Dogs have plenty of bite

Never run away from a police dog. Arm-waving, yelling and running away are sure-fire ways of getting clamped in maws of a working German shepherd, which can bite at 600 pounds per square inch.

Family connections lead to art and fundraising

Looking at art could benefit Taranaki CanTeen.

Pet rescue fund needs topping up

Can you help Beau, a three-month-old kitten, see clearly?

Heart attack at 39

'I still didn't know I was having a heart attack'

Just weeks after tying the knot, Jacqui Holdt suffered a massive heart attack.

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