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Les Miserables in New Plymouth

The New Plymouth Operatic Society's 2018 production will be  Les Miserables.

 New Plymouth Operatic Society's production for 2018 is Les Miserables.

Search and Rescue tested

Coastguard and police during a mock helicopter crash training exercise.  L to R Wade Callander (police) and Peter ...

A fake helicopter crash saw emergency services pull together to train in case it happens for real.

Switching clothes for a good cause

Zach Renshaw, 8, and Sebastian Lambert, 11, with newly painted nails.

Sebastian Lambert's mum always wanted another girl and on Friday she got one for a day.

Canned flight sees twin miss Adele

Emma Miscall and her husband Carl were married in March last year. She walked down the aisle to Adele but missed the ...

One twin sat by an empty seat, the other missed the soundtrack to a bittersweet time of her life.

Accidental Taranaki ties in new series

The cast of Find me a Maori Bride, a series produced by Kerry Warkia.

Will you be watch the new webseries, Darryl?

Creative funding scheme grants

The creative communities advisory committee will decide which community arts projects gets some funding.

Thirteen community creative arts groups will find out if they receive funding from the creative funding scheme on Wednesday.

A fossil(ising) fuel industry

Oil and gas are still the dominant player in the world's energy game but global warming is pushing fossil fuels into the ...

Its golden days are over but will oil and gas bounce back?

Airport upgrade could cost more

New Plymouth District Council have decided to further enlarge the size of the airport terminal upgrade.

It was already going to be bigger but it could be much bigger than that.

Women start virtuous movement

Taranaki photographers Brooke Lean (left) and Gina Fabish have opened an exhibition space on Devon St West, New Plymouth.

"We're not anti-men, that's for sure, but we're definitely pro-women," New Plymouth photographer Brooke Lean says.

Website design reaps international awards

Efinity Design Lead Graham Nelson reinvigorated the Green Meadows Beef website with spectacular results.


Teen sweethearts' toxic relationship

A couple's seven-year relationship has littered with violence. It has involved a stabbing, punching, verbal abuse and ...

Each has almost killed the other but they do not want to be apart.

Cellphone tower sparks controversy

The Federal Store owner Jeremy Burton and Taranaki Hard Core co-owner Nigel Dwyer are unhappy about the tower being ...

Construction of a cellphone tower right on the edge of a footpath is annoying New Plymouth businesses.

Truck and van crash

A truck and a van crashed near Eltham on Friday.

Shontelle Gwerder is an old hand at helping people after car crashes outside her house.

Young leaders say music and dance the way of the future

Teenagers Jeeza Vivian, Eleanor Grieve, and Keelin Aspeling, excited to be taking their tribal beat to the regions young ...

A new youth leaders group, with a cultural arts focus, are doing good work in New Plymouth.

Crash blocks highway

Three people have been injured in a two-car crash in New Plymouth.

Three people have been taken to hospital with broken bones after a two-car crash in New Plymouth.

Adele fans stranded in New Plymouth

Jetstar cancelled flights from New Plymouth to Auckland on Thursday leaving Adele fans stuck in New Plymouth.

Many people with tickets to see Adele on Thursday night were stuck in New Plymouth after Jetstar cancelled its flight.

$14k bill for trashing cell

An exmaple of one of the remand centre cells inside the New Plymouth police station. (FIle Photo).

Judge implores offender to get help: "The issues that you have to confront are significant".

Tramper rescued

A women tramper was stretchered off Mt Taranaki on Wednesday night.

Skilled trampers made excellent decisions say police.

Skate park attacker sentenced

A father who accused a 16-year-old boy of stealing his son's bike has been sentenced for assaulting the teen.

He accused the victim of stealing his son's bike then dished out his own brand of justice.

'The good guy' dies

Taranaki Chamber of Commerce chief executive Richard Williams was involved with a number of community organisations and ...

Taranaki's business community is in shock after the death of Richard Williams.

Kiwi's 12,000km rowing adventure

Grant "Axe" Rawlinson is aiming to row and ride from Singapore to New Zealand.

The epic journey involves heat rash, pizza bum and waking up at 2am to put on wet clothes.

Victim loses eye in attack

Alcohol played a role in the offence, which resulted in a Taranaki man losing his eye.

Angry, he recklessly threw a brick. That decision changed another man's life forever.

Witt researcher welcomes challenge

Dr Lily George

New Witt staff member welcomes challenge and chance the job offers.

Petroleum conference will be back

Police awaited the arrival of petroleum conference delegates and protesters at the TSB Stadium Wednesday night.

It all went pear shaped the first day, but Petroleum Conference will be back at the same place next year.

Music is Lisa's life

Singing teacher Lisa Rangi is planning her own one woman show.

Lisa Rangi has been teaching people to sing for more than 20 years.    

Modern makeover

The Hookers building in New Plymouth has been refurbished but retains its old charms.

"We have tried to turn it into a bit more of a green building really."

Protesters make their presence felt

Police had a strong presence outside TSB Stadium on Tuesday night.

About 50 protesters created a wall of sound at TSB Stadium on Tuesday night.

Tramper injured on Mt Taranaki

Search and rescue operation on Mt Taranaki.

Tramper with twisted ankle stuck on mountain.

Delegates 'roughed up'

Police held back protesters who tried to block the entrance to the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth.

Chaos as highly-organised protesters cause huge disruption and declare victory at NZ Petroleum Conference.

Purple Paddocks is back

Purple Paddocks organiser Kristy Lamb launched the event eight years with husband, Stacey.

After two years away the Purple Paddocks party is making a comeback.

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