Midweek

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.

Deb's Outback long haul ends

She's a registered nurse recognised across the outback for driving big rigs on TV. Now she's retiring to Taranaki.

Call fire engine valves at rural homes

Taranaki fire authorities want rural residents to consider putting fire appliance valves on their water tanks.

Soprano's thank you to fans

New Plymouth's soprano Bryony Williams will give a special one-off concert to thank her many Taranaki supporters and fans.

Anger over felled HNZ trees

A property owner is angry two massive trees on Housing New Zealand properties have been felled.

Toy library seeks books

Taranaki Toy Library is seeking donations for its secondhand book market for children.

Stretching out to help charities

Now people can stretch out for a good cause.

Group aims to unite artists

There's a new art group in Taranaki.

More light shed on model railway

Miniature tracks, structures and people are lit up after a major project at the New Plymouth Model Railway Club.

Help for pet refugees

Refugees at the North Taranaki SPCA are having a happy New Year.

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