The former head of the Defence Force is recruiting wargamers to create a complex Gallipoli diorama.
The reputation of a Kiwi passport makes it valuable for criminals and terrorists.
A host of sporting events are providing an economic boost for Cambridge.
Mayor Andrew Judd is noncommital on extending the Festival of Lights.
Taking on Iron Maori triathlon
A much-loved father and workmate will be remembered at this year's Iron Maori in Hawera.
Kevin Probyn is disgusted over management of the Meeting of the Waters reserve.
Tom Priest was a master of all trades who ran the well-loved Omata grocery store.
New emergency vehicle motors across the beach
Donations from a trust allow the Opunake Surf Life Saving Club to upgrade.
Woman reportedly said she intended to stay drunk until her next court appearance.
Kiwis are instead using social networking sites like Facebook for buying and selling.
Police are on the look out for traffic offences near Taranaki schools.
The body of a man found in the Whanganui River has been identified as Jayden Tilby.
A Taranaki-wide total fire ban will come into effect at midnight tomorrow as the region continues to dry out.
Taranaki fire authorities want rural residents to consider putting fire appliance valves on their water tanks.
A property owner is angry two massive trees on Housing New Zealand properties have been felled.
Police keep firefighters on their toes
New Plymouth's firefighters couldn't handle the heat when they took on a team of police officers in a futsal match yesterday.
A woman escaped almost unscathed from a crash that injured her father at Awakino overnight.
A new book explains autism to children to make it easier for them to understand friends who have the disorder.
Waitara man Cameron Allen is relieved after his family was offered a Housing New Zealand home.
There are no quick solutions for Stratford's maternity unit, Taranaki DHB boss Tony Foulkes says.
John Key is poised to outline the possible sale of thousands of state houses to community groups.
Businesses are wondering what the benefit of lower petrol prices might be, while motorists rejoice.
New Plymouth car lover lands the perfect job
New Plymouth resident has not let dyslexia get in the way of finding a job that she loves.
Partners in the Kupe gas and oil field may be able to get more out of existing reservoirs in the field and get into previously untapped gas reserves.
Police have retrieved a man's body from the Whanganui River.
A recidivist polluter has been handed the biggest fine for dirty dairying in Taranaki history.
Man appears in court for aiming an air rifle at a dairy ... but he had no intention of shooting.
21 years of baked treats
There's a good reason Jean Wright is a welcome sight at the Hawera police station.
South Taranaki residents are being asked to conserve water as the district begins to dry up.
Mayor denies "Samurai Sword" consultant has a conflict of interest.
But Taranaki parents' bills might not be as big as new research suggests.
Councillor Shaun Biesiek wants the Festival of Lights event to be extended back to its former glory.
An extended Coastal Walkway in New Plymouth could get the trail listed as a "great ride".
New Plymouth police have been rapped over the knuckles by HQ for helping out possible drink-drinkers.
New Plymouth could be country’s creative capital, according to some.
A man was flown to hospital last night after falling from rocks at a beach in Taranaki.
Enriching the lives of struggling whanau is one of the main aims of a Taranaki Maori social support service.
An exhibition of fine jewellery you might find in Ponsonby has arrived in New Plymouth.
A 14-year-old girl who stole her mother's car from Opunake address took it for a joy ride at the weekend was caught more than 200km away near Te Kuiti.
Political hopeful up in arms after the hiring of an expensive consultant to help restructure New Plymouth's council.
Guide Ian McAlpine is struggling to cope with the paperwork required by DOC to operate his guiding business.
A campaign is under way to see New Plymouth ranked as the nation's favourite place to cycle.
The mother of a New Plymouth man in hospital after a king hit has described the attack as "cowardly".
Special bed 'would make a world of difference'
In between her chemotherapy treatments terminally ill cancer patient Elise Manton is fundraising for a friend in need.
A total fire ban for the region is a possibility as Taranaki crews were kept busy battling two blazes in remote rural areas over the weekend.
A fire crew is battling a large scrub fire on a remote Stratford farm in Taranaki.
The pool at Bainesse school in rural Manawatu sits empty and unused, drained to fight a bush blaze.
A 14-year-old girl stole her mother's car and took it for 200km joy ride before being caught.
A man was airlifted from the crater of Mt Taranaki and taken to hospital this morning after he slipped on ice and injured himself.
Columnist Rachel Stewart has received death and rape threats in her letterbox and social media.
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