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Mike's Brewery lives on

Owner Ron Trigg and head brewer Jesse Sigurdsson share a beer as Mike's Brewery takes back over from liquidators who ...

A beloved Kiwi craft beer brand is battling back from liquidation.

Greens critique Waitara River

Catherine Delahunty surveys the Waitara River as part of her tour of 10 New Zealand rivers which need improvement.

"We think things like clarity and water temperature should also be factors in judging quality."

Losing a baby: the secret pain video

Wyatt George Northcott.

It's more than double our annual road toll - the heartbreak behind New Zealand's 700 dead babies.

Ill-tree-ted trees split street

Raewyn Rogers and Eileen Flannery from the South Taranaki District's Parks for Pleasure team rescue some of the young  ...

The plants were chopped down, replanted, chopped down again. What's going on?

Kayaking around New Zealand

Lynn Paterson paddled more than 60 kilometres round the Taranaki cape to beat the impending gloomy weather.

"When I went through Fiordland there was a 45 day stretch when I didn't see my team."

Kasm takes legal action

KASM chair Phil McCabe says confidential sections undermine the submission process.

"It's not a good decision, this is meant to be a public and transparent process."

Abandoned oil well uncovered

Found on Seaview Rd in New Plymouth the well was discovered during redevelopment.

Taranaki has an estimated 140 abandoned oil wells out of a total 359 nationwide.

$70k signs 'unreadable'

The New Plymouth District Council says they have received feedback on the signs because they are hard to read.

People are saying they don't do what a sign should - direct you where you need to go.

'Hey, how's it going?' video

Liquorland Fitzroy franchise owner Amie Murphy takes pride in her shop.

Amie Murphy owns the best liquor store in the country - she also met her fiance the day after opening.

Books bagged, boxed, bought

Sisters Hannah and Olivia Mercer grab some bargains  at the book fai.

Hawera's historians are raising cash for their research and facilities with a marathon three day book sale.

VC recipients honoured

Sergeant John Grant and Sergeant John Laurent were awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918.

Two soldiers who fought against the odds will be remembered with the laying of a wreath.

Settlement offer spurned by iwi

A one-day hearing in the Auckland High Court will be required to settle the latest claims over a soured software investment.

A High Court judge has been called on to settle the latest dispute over a troubled computer software investment.

No living wage for council workers

The New Plymouth District Council has voted against adding a consideration of the living wage into their staff ...

Considering the "living wage" when negotiating New Plymouth District Council staff pay was voted down by councillors.

Spikes end 30km chase

Taranaki police had to deploy road spikes to stop a fleeing teen driver in early September.

Teen's risky attempts to evade law enforcement only put himself and others in harm's way, police say.

'Recovering racist' mayor up for window washing

He's chosen to wear a korowai in the photo that will forever go on the mayoral wall.

The man who shone a light on regional racism opens up about the dreaded N-word.

Ellis retires after 50 years

NPGHS principal Jenny is retiring in October.

"I always wanted to be a teacher. I never wanted to do anything else."

District's $22.6m food bill

Stratford's councilors were given a run down of the district retail spending, including the amount spent on food.

The amount spent on food in Stratford jumped by 20 per cent in the first half of this year.

Artists offer workshops as part of Oakura trail

Susan Imhasly's bowl made from felt.

Visitors to the Oakura Arts Trail will enjoy a 'hands-on' experience at artists' studios.

Kea crossing gets the thumbs up

Penelope Pukeko leads the charge across the new kea crossing on Gover St.

There's now a safer way for Central School pupils to get across Gover St.

No bail for alleged drug dealer

A New Plymouth man accused of dealing and using methamphetamine has been denied bail.

A Taranaki man has been accused of dealing methamphetamine, while out on bail for similar charges.

Mass rat sterilisation possible

ContraPest would make female rats incapable of producing babies.

Pest free country by 2050 "doable" but will take "a range of methods", Steven Joyce says.

No liberty for man named Liberty

A 17-year-old youth convicted of four burglaries this year has escaped a jail sentence.

Seventeen-year-old Temperance Liberty Bennett lost his freedom after being charged with his fourth burglary this year.

We are not all 'one people' video

New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd leads a peace walk group from Okato to Parihaka.

A mayor fighting for better Maori representation on councils says a new 'anti-separatist' group is no better than the colonists.

Black Power member bailed

A Black Power gang member was granted electronic bail following an appearance in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday.

A Black Power gang member charged with aggravated robbery has been released from custody on bail.

Victim hit multiple times

Despite her attempts to get away from her partner, a New Plymouth woman was struck in the head multiple times.

Knowing her partner was abusive when drunk she text and said "don't come home, I have put your work clothes in the letterbox".

When drugs come before safety video

Addiction to methamphetamine and synthetic cannabis is compounding family violence problems and trapping victims of the ...

"Victims are robbed of logic and helpless to step away because their body is mentally and physically addicted."

Charged with robbery, bail granted

A man charged after an armed offenders squad call out in New Plymouth has been granted  electronic bail.

A Waitara man has been granted electronically monitored bail, after spending more than three weeks in custody following his arrest.

Stand-off over sand suck

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says that that TTR has been deliberately misleading in their application.

"We think they're deliberately misleading the government that they have iwi mandate."

Your phone is being tracked video

Your phone is being tracked.

Part of the crowd at a large event? Chances are you're being tracked.

Special guests at (Rebel) Base Hospital video

Star Wars characters visited the children's ward at New Plymouth base hospital to hand out some collectable cards.   ...

The Evil Galactic Empire joined forces with the Rebel Alliance to cheer up sick kids.

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