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Historic pay deal just part of the story

Wellington rest home worker Kristine Bartlett campaigned for equal pay.

Care-givers' work is mentally and physically demanding and they have been underpaid for generations.

News of deaths continues to arrive

Colonel Malone's daughter is appointed to the National Bank of New Zealand's London office.

Green Party candidate chosen

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall has been picked as the Green Party's candidate for the New Plymouth electorate in the 2017 ...

"There's really strong evidence that renewable energy technology is going to create lots more jobs."

Taranaki teenager to take on snooker's best

New Plymouth's Mario Hildred, 16, in preparing to take on the world's best in China later this year.

"Obviously I feel a lot of pressure when I get a high break to keep going to get more."

Dawn service in Stratford

Isaac Burroughs, 15, from the Stratford District Air Training Corps stood guard among the crosses.

Stratford's dawn service was one of many held around Taranaki this Anzac Day.

Anzac Day in Waitara

The Anzac Day Parade in Waitara before the civic service.

The weather was perfect for the Anzac Day services held around the mountain on Tuesday.

Council project impresses

New Plymouth District Council  has won an award for its work identifying waahi tapu sites.

New Plymouth District Council wins an award for its work identifying waahi tapu sites.

Stratford's Shakespeare success

This was Hawera High School's first year entering - Sarah van Gameren played King Lear and Neve Fraser played Fool.

High quality performances were on show at Taranaki's annual regional Shakespeare festival.

International students man Kiwi 'barby'

Exchange students Rodrigo Perillo and Agustina Verga were very proud of the pavlovas they made for their first ...

Hawera High School international students made the most of their first event for the year.

Winner with communities within community

Hawera-bornm Kylie Fiblee-Cronin has won one of Hawera-born Craig Norgate's memorial scholarships.

A Hawera-born woman has won a scholarship in memory of a Hawera-born business leader.

Farmers need to look at tomorrow

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 11: Graham Mourie speaks during the 2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards on December 11, 2015 ...

As the days become shorter,  the mornings become darker and the start of the new farming financial year approaches, a lot of people start to think about their futures.  

Do you want to save lives?

Les Stevens and Chrissy Windel feel rewarded in their volunteer roles as radio operators for South Taranaki Coastguard.

South Taranaki Coastguard is looking for another radio operator.

Players don their pink socks

Southern Sharks Premiere team captain Jackson Ormond rocked the pink socks the rugby club would be wearing on 'Ladies ...

The Southern Rugby Club have supplied players with pink socks in celebration of their special ladies.

Former farming flatmates face off

James Lawn (right) came out on top of the Young Farmer regional competition.

Former flatmates to battle it out in the national Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Community getting driving service

Susanne Taylor has started up Patea Passenger Services to try helping the Patea community where they were lacking.

A woman asked what a community was lacking and started a business from there.

Jala the otter has died

Jala was 16 years old when he died, just three days after his birthday party.

He was beloved by New Plymouth and his great mate Jemima. Jala the otter will be missed.

Missing Taranaki man

Jared Shaun McLean has not been heard from since Saturday.

"We all are actually worried, it's just unlike him to do this."

Chasing the Silver Ferns dream

Taranaki netball duo Cassidy Pringle and Brooke Puletaha are off to South Africa in July.

Sporting talent runs in the family for these two Taranaki netballers.

Taranaki girl wins Miss Teen NZ

Miss Teen New Zealand 2017 Sarah Haden, centre, with 1st runner-up Te Akamiria Muriwai (left) and 2nd runner-up Lainey Chard.

Sarah Haden wants to be an international model, with some cognitive psychology thrown in.

Cat caught living second life video

Simba the cat has been living a second life under the alias, Crazy Horse. His two owners Mychaela Groombridge and ...

He likes to disappear for days - but it turns out Simba's been involved with another woman.

Seabed mining decision expected late June

South Taranaki iwi oppose Trans Tasman Resources to mine the seabed for iron ore

New seabed mining information sought will add to costs for opposition groups fighting proposal

Fake Facebook page draws complaints

Councillor Murray Chong has laid complaints about a fake Facebook profile set up claiming he was running for New Zealand ...

"Who knows what is going to happen in life, I've probably looked into it but who knows what is going to happen."

The grey ghosts of Vietnam video

Vietnam Veteran Mike Morrison was shot in the chest while serving in Vietnam in 1970.

Vietnam was an unpopular war, but three Taranaki soldiers who went away were proud to serve their country.

Five days of fun

Fin and Rio Russell dug the hot dogs and chips at last year's carnival in New Plymouth.

After a hugely successful event last year, the carnival is back in New Plymouth.

Greens keen on transition period

Taranaki could be a renewable energy powerhouse, Green Party energy spokesman Gareth Hughes says.

Gareth Hughes thinks it's better to plan on a transition than leaving it to fate, and people losing jobs.

Night sky alight a rarity

Tim Bond has wanted to capture the Aurora Australis for years, finally succeeding Sunday night at Dawson Falls.

A night time photo shoot of the Taranaki sky offered a sight rarely seen so far north.

Be Seen out there

The Be Seen campaign is about reminding people to make sure they can be seen when out cycling and walking.

A new campaign is highlighting the need for cyclists and walkers to make sure they can be seen when out at night.

Rural recycling on the rise

Rural ground spray contractor Rick Coplestone has joined the AgRecovery programme, helping farmers recycle plastic ...

Farmers are taking advantage of a free agri-chemical recycling scheme.

Flying fear more dangerous than small choppers

Mike Terrill says public reluctance to fly in Robinson helicopters is putting pilots at risk through hazards not being ...

Public fear of Robinson helicopters is increasing the risk to those who fly them, a Taranaki pilot says.

Okato young farmer makes national final

James Lawn.

Taranaki/Manawatu dairy farmer James Lawn is in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year grand final.

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