A Southland Sharks basketball player has been sentenced to community detention for his part in an attack outside a New Plymouth bar.
Firefighters from Waitara and New Plymouth spent more than two hours putting out a house fire early this morning.
Thieves have been stealing wooden pallets from businesses in New Plymouth and Waitara.
Rain on the way
Despite a warmer week, a grim forecast of gales and heavy rain for the next few days is set to blight weekend plans for people around the country.
The 2014 Taranaki Science & Technology Fair was held in New Plymouth this week. Sam Boon took his video camera along.
Members of three Te Atiawa hapu are disappointed concerns about the iwi's pending Treaty settlement appear to have been ignored.
The Government's move to take over the beleaguered Novopay payroll system has taken some Taranaki principals by surprise.
Despite being "herded like animals" while stranded for three days in Hawaii, a New Plymouth woman says she would fly with Air New Zealand again.
A young woman says she was forced to leap on to the car bonnet of her uncle's car when he tried to force his way into her family's property.
Labour is vowing to breathe life back into Taranaki's adult and community education (ACE) sector if elected to power.
Current and former servicemen and women will take to New Plymouth streets on Sunday to mark 100 years since the start of World War I.
Three people charged in connection with several South Taranaki burglaries appeared in the Hawera District Court this week.
The Internet Mana Party roadshow came to New Plymouth last night with a call for change.
A Patea woman who feared her toddler was suffering respiratory problems stormed out after enduring an eight-hour wait at Hawera Hospital.
Sponsor for wheelchair basketballers
Hanna Moore likes wheelchair basketball for the freedom it gives her.
Hundreds of Waitara leaseholders may soon be a step closer to owning the land they live on.
Whittakers recalls a batch of mini slabs after blue plastic was found in some bars.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiNeckerchiefs will be out in force tomorrow as people celebrate the inaugural National Scout Scarf Day.
Building full of borer
Hawera's Brass Band is refusing to go quietly into the night after a seismic report found significant deficiencies in its building.
CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiA festival that began as a reaction to rejection has blossomed into a cherished tradition.
A first offender was fined in the Hawera District Court this week after he pleaded guilty to causing a car accident which injured a man.
Inquiries into the disappearance of Opunake man Aaron Roigard are continuing this week.
ACT Party leader Jamie Whyte wasn't surprised at the furore caused by his speaking out against what he called "race based laws".
Born here but never been back
Finding the place of berth took another form for a navy ship's captain yesterday when he returned to Taranaki for the first time since his own birth.
Disgruntled members of Taranaki's Te Atiawa iwi will meet with the Government's chief Treaty negotiator today.
Pregnant dog dropped at pound
An old, heavily pregnant dog was left in the pound drop-off box just days out from giving birth.
Staying out until midnight and patrolling the streets was something Barry Watt did until the week he died.
Questions are already being raised about how mayor Andrew Judd is choosing to use his adviser.
New Plymouth council manager Simon Pickford moves south in October to take up a role with the Dunedin City Council.
The Greens would ban set-net fishing, trawling and gas and oil exploration in reserves home to the Maui's dolphin.
An Eltham woman who claimed she had been raped was sentenced in court this week for making a false complaint to police.
A truck rolled near Mt Messenger on State Highway 3 in north Taranaki this morning.
Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash in Lepperton this morning.
A New Plymouth jury did not believe a man who appeared to use the O J Simpson "Chewbacca defence".
Staff are the victims of over half of assaults at Taranaki Base Hospital's mental health unit.
Andrew Judd is progressing with his plan to give one iwi member the right to vote on council issues.
A man caught drink driving soon after being sentenced for shoplifting has been jailed.
Dee and Brooke Jury wanted to learn a new language so they signed up for a NZ sign language course.
The future of Hawera's Brass Band is on a knife edge after a seismic report found significant deficiencies in its building.
Pukekura Park's feral goldfish population is missing in action but recent work on the garden's two lakes has revealed a thriving eel community.
Staff and students at two South Taranaki schools are "dropping like flies" after being hit by the flu.
Thinking caps on
Taranaki's eager scientists have had their thinking caps on while delving into the world of science.
New World Hawera will close its doors for the last time next month, leaving over 50 unemployed.
A woman who had a knife pulled on her in New Plymouth last night scared the would-be car-jacker off by hitting him with a pad.
A New Plymouth man blamed for a violent attack on an Eltham man has told a jury his uncle - now deceased - and his mate called Chewbacca must have done the damage.
Taranaki's stretch of sunny winter weather is about to come to an end with the MetService forecasting cloud and rain.
A New Plymouth family wants to start a support group for parents and patients suffering from auditory processing disorder.
Something fishy is going on at New Waves.
The first brief look at the final instalment in The Hobbit movie trilogy has been released - and it's grim.
Taranaki dairy farmers are under one of the strictest environmental monitoring regimes in the country.
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