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Depending who you ask, New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd's support for a Maori ward makes him a hero or zero.
Falaetua Malili reckons the best part about studying journalism at Witt has been meeting new people.
Andrew Judd relinquished his mayoral chains yesterday - but only for 10 minutes.
Waitomo's mayor is demanding KiwiRail erect a safety fence along Te Kuiti's main trunk line.
It has been a year since the tragedy which claimed the lives of Nicole Sutton and Dr Hiroki Ogawa.
Art enthusiasts are granted the licence to have a little nosy into the studios of various Taranaki artists this weekend.
The Waitara man responsible for setting up a popular kapa haka festival has been recognised for his achievements.
New Plymouth's housing for the elderly could soon be run by a nationwide property management company.
The Taranaki District Health Board is scanning all supermarkets in the region to ensure they are complying with the law when displaying and promoting alcohol.
100 years of toothy work
A century of fixing Taranaki smiles began when a wave of soldiers with rotten teeth tried to leave for World War I.
Garden lovers will again be spoilt for choice this year as two of the country's premier festivals begin in Taranaki today.
Baby left brain damaged after meningitis missed - among 454 medical mishaps in last year.
The number of serious medical mistakes in Taranaki during the 2013/14 year has almost tripled.
CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiHe blends in around Stratford and may pass unnoticed but most residents have probably seen Roussel Dubois on screen many times.
CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiStratford Plunket is celebrating 100 years of caring for the community's babies and mothers.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiHarrison Downs wears pink-tinted glasses when he reads.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiFrom a "fat Maori kid trying to act starving" to award-winning script writer, a former Hawera resident is making a name for himself in the Auckland theatre scene.
ISOBEL EWING - Taranaki Daily NewsSome women needed protection from themselves, which was why a violent man would be jailed despite his partner's insistence he was a good person, Judge Allan Roberts ruled yesterday.
One of the men involved in the armed robbery of a New Plymouth service station has been sent to prison.
A project aimed at keeping kaumatua linked into their community is paying off in more ways than one.
Shoppers spent more than half a billion dollars in Taranaki in the first half of the year.
New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd faces possibility backing of Maori wards may prove political suicide.
Major military exercise featuring NZ soldiers working with US Marine Corps held in Taranaki next month.
Trip to Iran left councillor Keith Allum wanting to dispel some myths about the country.
A husband and wife's memories of eating delightfully delicate crepes by the seaside in France have supplied the inspiration for a breakfast treat in Taranaki.
A 30-minute transformation
It takes only 30 minutes, a palette of paint and a smattering of glitter to turn anyone into a psychedelic tiger.
The Falling Garden
A roomful of roses are blooming away in time for Taranaki's annual garden festival.
Even in Taranaki, Lewis Road Creamery's fresh choc milk causes people to lose their heads.
Scientists failed to identify the bacteria which made a Taranaki woman's dog meat glow in the dark.
Convicted child sex offender has been released from prison but has not returned to Vogeltown.
A plane bound for New Plymouth was forced to do a U-turn this morning after being hit by lightning.
The owners of two rottweilers that attacked a bichon frise have been allowed to keep their dogs.
Father fears fatal accident is waiting to happen
A child is going to be hit by a car if the Mimi School road is not widened and the speed limit reduced, a father says.
There'll be no parade but Taranaki rugby fans will get the chance to pose with the NPC Premiership trophy and winning team on Saturday.
A Hawera man who broke his sister's nose during an argument has been jailed for nine months.
Motorcycle champion Shaun Harris talked to a group of youngsters at New Waves yesterday as a way of giving back to the community.
David "Lee" Marshall was an encyclopedia of knowledge and a much-loved and highly-respected teacher at Hawera High School for 30 years.
Collaboration could be the key to better decision-making, but it isn't easy, says Australian leadership expert Geoff Aigner.
The dispute over a new Stratford supermarket has been settled, saving the council tens of thousands in legal fees.
People suffered from migraines, depression and fatigue after Fonterra dumped milk byproducts at a waste water plant, a report states.
The American doctor who lost his job in Opunake is now working in Hawera.
$1800 to see New Plymouth's art
Expensive tickets for a luxury tour of New Plymouth's art and architecture are already being snapped up.
Showers forecast for many areas, with severe gales picked to develop from tonight in parts of both islands.
An aspirational festival designed to tap into people's potential celebrates its 10th birthday this week.
It was all happening on the water at the weekend as the New Plymouth Yacht Club celebrated 75 years.
Artworks inspired by the forces of nature were celebrated in New Plymouth on Saturday night.
'It just comes down to sheer determination'
Antarctica is the final frontier for Taranaki ultra-distance runner Megan Stewart, who has completed three ultra-marathons across three of the world's great deserts.
Top-notch facilities in Hawera helped make Ngati Ruanui's festival the success it was.
"I started fixing dings in mum's backyard."
Gavin Upson is good example of a small-town Taranaki boy who made it big.
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