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Mokau Museum bags award

Since its makeover the museum's visitor numbers have increased nearly 500 per cent.

You may have to stand in line if you want to check out this popular house of treasures.

Woman admits killing partner

Taranaki woman Helen Rose pleaded guilty to manslaughter during an appearance in the High Court on Friday.

Stabbed during violent assault, gang member refused medical treatment twice and died as a result of massive internal bleeding.

Recycling centre fire won't halt collection

Firefghters have been called to the Colson Rd transfer station in New Plymouth, where smoke is pouring from two sheds.

Two staff members at New Plymouth's recycling centre have been taken to see a doctor after attempting to fight a fire with extinguishers.

Your Taranaki Arts Festival lineup

The inside of the Crystal Palace Spiegeltent in Havelock North for the 2016 Hawke's Bay Arts Festival.

If you love spiegeltents you will fall head over heels for the Crystal Palace at the 2017 Taranaki Arts Festival.

The war on myrtle rust

Myrtle rust fungal spores found on plants such as pohutukawa, rata and manuka.

The battle against myrtle rust gets harder every day, but those in the thick of it remain confident of victory.

Thieves targeting utes

One of the stolen vehicles: DLN435 1993 Toyota.

In the past 30 days, 21 vehicles have been taken in Taranaki.

Wheelie bins have Urenui resident at tipping point

Wheelie bins and rubbish bags a hot topic for conversation in New Plymouth.

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to taking out the trash, says Urenui resident John Bannon.

TRC Maori representation

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations Chris Finlayson connects with Taranaki iwi the day they signed the ...

The positions were established as part of the recent Treaty settlements.

Rotarians bring low-cost rentals into the 21st century

Geoff Harding, Wally Garrett, and Chas Wilcox close the door on the final flat do-up.

Rotary Club of New Plymouth revamp means affordable rentals for people who need a hand up.

The business of beard video

Ngahina Wharehoka won the best beard trim in the Master section of the Barber Craft competition in Auckland last weekend.

There are two types of bearded men - those who can't be bothered shaving and those chasing trends.

Principal resigns suddenly

Janelle Mckenzie became principal of the Okato school in early 2016 after two years as principal of Collingwood Area School.

The principal of Coastal Taranaki School, Dr Janelle Mckenzie, has resigned after little more than a year in the role.

Man trap found after arrest

James Misepeka will be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court in August, after pleading guilty to charges ...

Offender told police it was a 'good day to die' after making threats to burn down the house he was holed up in.

Sport heroes names needed

Beauden Barrett on his way to a try during a pre season match between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders in Waverley in ...

There are plenty of sportspeople who make the grade but just three will make the Hall of Fame.

Fatal crash victim named

Police have identified the victim of the crash as 52-year-old Cherie Bidois from Waitara.

Police have identified 52-year-old Cherie Bidois, of Waitara, as the sole fatality in a crash in Gore on Friday.

Back in the black business

TAG Oil has struck black gold at Cheal-E8, restoring confidence at the Taranaki site.

Could this be the beginning of something big?

'I had my life ripped apart'

It was thought Craig Hickford might never walk again after being knocked off his bicycle in February last year.

Fighting basketballer Craig Hickford's comeback from against the odds.

Bucket thrown at police officer

A man was sentenced to community work after he appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on a charge of obstructing police.

A bucket filled with washing powder was thrown at a police officer, just narrowly missing his head.

Court win for 'underbelly' attacker

Originally jailed for nine years in September 2014, a Taranaki man will soon be back in the community after the Court of ...

He was sentenced to nine years jail but an appeal has seen that cut by close to two thirds.

Date set for historic event

The Taranaki settlement of  Parihaka pictured about 1881, before the invasion of armed colonial forces.

History will be made at a sacred coastal settlement in Taranaki next month.

Spectators welcome to be inspired

The Hawera Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club has a large amount of junior members, including Junior National Champs ...

A local squash club is inviting the public to check out their annual tournament and give the sport a go.

Suspect has found his flame

Phil 'Suspect' Jones is holding an exhibition this weekend, showing the wood burn work he has been producing for the ...

He's made a name for himself with his street art but he wants to add something new to his portfolio.

The race for the best grass video

Owner of Taranaki Turf Doctor Brad Voullaire checks the quality of his product.

 Brad Voullaire may have started off a grass-race in New Plymouth.

$250k Lotto win

A New Plymouth player was one of four to win $250,000 in Wednesday night's draw.

Did you buy your Lotto ticket at Westown Lotto?

Crash motorcyclist hands himself in

A damaged motorcycle was abandoned by its rider following an accident in Hawera on Wednesday.

Speeding motorcyclist crashes into van - then gets into it to flee the scene.

Taranaki-born conman lying still

Convicted fraudster Derek Turner died in the Bahamas at the weekend.

He spent seven-and-a-half years in a United States prison for fleecing investors of $90 million.

Frank's shed comes down

Frank Amor's shed was described as an eyesore by one neighbour.

Frank loved his shed. The council did not. After 30 years it is finally gone.

Remove the shops, save the town

The town could look quite different to what it does today if Dey's plan is followed.

Gavin Dey reckons the answer to saving Stratford is to knock half its shops down.

The gloves are coming off

Sam Rapira will have his 20th and last professional fight on Friday, May 26.

The man behind the gloves opens up.

Sewers sodden by soggy summer

Treated sewage from Hawera is pumped about 2km out to sea off the coast.

A South Taranaki iwi is irked by a council move to dispose of extra treated wastewater through its offshore outfall.

Drink-driver 'irresponsible'

A New Plymouth man was caught drink-driving after the public made complaints about his bad driving (File Photo).

A series of complaints were made about his driving, when breath tested at home he was close to four times the legal limit.

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