''It just got really windy''
A Taranaki woman had her roof lifted off her house when a mini tornado swept through her street this afternoon.
South Taranaki fire fighters were called out to two house fires early this morning
LETTER OF THE DAY
Having just read Lisa-ann Gershwin's brilliant/informative but horrific book 'Stung' it is hard to comprehend our Government's attitude to allow sand mining
Taranaki Futures has been set up to provide pathways for people to find meaningful employment in Taranaki. Helen Harvey takes a look at its first project, which is training young people to build a bach.
Lee-Anne Cartier became a self- appointed detective in her quest to find the truth about her brother's death, a jury has been told.
Michael Hardy grew up in white South Africa, a time when as a kid, he thought of Nelson Mandela as nothing but a terrorist.
One of New Zealand's biggest farms valued at over $70 million is for sale
The 90-day employment trial period is having a "devastating effect" on young people
South Taranaki police were kept on their toes yesterday. First they were called to a firearm incident on Hawera's Collins St at 7.30pm.
Two 18-year-old Opunake teenagers allegedly tried to steal a car armed with a knife
OUT OF LEFT FIELD
OPINION: There was much more to the Christchurch by-election result last weekend than meets the eye
Taranaki Rugby chief executive Michael Collins remains passionate about his home province
THE RILKOFF FILES
After an affair of more than a decade, I am saying goodbye to my Finnish minx.
Throughout history women have achieved great things and remain forever etched in the pages of history.
IN HIS OWN WRITE
Sometimes you are the statue - sometimes you are the pigeon.
Among the "challenges" the Government acknowledges in our latest slide in maths, science and reading should be an honest re- examination of its own policies and processes.
Nelson Mandela charmed New Zealanders with his mana, smile and messages of thanks during his only visit here as president of South Africa.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere's a little more bounce in Daryn Shaw's step these days
VW enthusiasts are gathering this weekend to share their love of the classic car
Eight Inglewood women have raised more than $26,000 for a friend with a rare disease
Longtime New Plymouth policeman Rangi Hiroti and his family will next week cross the Tasman to join his teen sons who are playing rugby league.
A 72-year-old man who sexually molested a young woman has escaped further penalty by paying her $10,000.
A New Plymouth driver led police on a 30km-long pursuit reaching speeds of 130kmh.
'He is going to leave a great legacy behind'
In Meldin Moos' eyes Nelson Mandela was a man who brought unity, peace, and hope
A Taranaki judge described domestic abuse as a blight on society
New Plymouth fire fighters spent two hours clamping up gas pipes after a leak yesterday
The crash left one lane blocked for about an hour
A teenager will be charged with dangerous driving after crashing her car on the outskirts of Inglewood today
A training injury has forced Waikato boxer Kashif Mumtaz to withdraw from his fight with Taranaki's Sam Rapira next week.
Taranaki Mountain Airs forward Aaron Bailey-Nowell stepped up to help the New Zealand Maori men's basketball team when it was needed this week.
The man who died at New Plymouth Girls' High School has been named
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The stairwell, the area outside the entrance doors and the trolley bay was a disgusting mess.
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Have you been to Pukeiti recently? The gardens are looking great and loads of rhododendrons are still in flower, so it's the perfect time to visit.
This week's rain may bring an infestation of blight on tomato plants.
The crowds poured in for the Women's Refuge Deck the Rooms fundraiser.
OPINION: In announcing he was quitting politics at the next election, John Banks said the ACT party needed a "circuit breaker".
FROM THE LEFT
OPINION: Many New Zealanders joke about the size of their population. "Forget about six degrees of separation," they chortle, "in this country you're lucky to make it as far as two."
Moving on to the miracle of air travel we turn to the New Plymouth to Auckland flight path.
The stench from millions of litres of curdling buttermilk has Eltham residents fuming over the smell of death
The pretty, burgundy flowers Sue Esler picked from her garden and took inside on Sunday ponged so badly she had to put them back outside.
The demise of Martin Jol at Fulham came just three weeks after fellow Dutchman Rene Meulensteen was brought in as his No 2.
Golf championships at Manaia called off near the last hole because of bad weather
Choosing a rest home has been made easier through a new Ministry of Health initiative.
Changes made at Hawera Hospital have significantly reduced the clinical risk of medical services, according to a new report.
Kapuni School and Warea School buildings are to be demolished at long last.
Sentencing for a teenager who admitted taking intimate video recordings of friends at an Oakura party has been postponed until next year.
22-year-old Tereina Lichtwark is one step closer to her dream of becoming a lawyer
A Taranaki meatworks which installed safety guards just hours after an employee lost the tip of a finger has been found guilty of neglect.
A prominent local barrister has slated this country's new synthetic cannabis laws as a failure.
Surfing 'part of the fabric of Taranaki'
Taranaki's rich surfing culture will be on display at Puke Ariki
Oil companies given five more exploration permits for the Taranaki coast
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