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Elephant Rock loses trunk

There are reports that Elephant Rock in Tongaporutu has collapsed.

The ever-changing Taranaki coastline might have claimed a new victim.

Stadium upgrade price goes up

New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium is getting a multi-million dollar upgrade to its food and beverage facilities.

The newly detailed plans push the upgrades to around $400,000 over budget.

'That's bonded me to her for ever'

Whero Bailey, also known as Poppy, grew up at Parihaka.

 Taranaki is mourning the loss of Whero Bailey, a much loved and respected figure in Maoridom.

Signs now able to be read

The new signs, which are designed to rust, were described as unreadable by many park-goers.

In order for a sign to be fit-for-purpose, it needs to be able to be read.

Sheep farmer turned tour guide gallery video

Te Popo farmer Murray Jackson has started up a farm tour operation to show visitors what rural Taranaki looks like. ...

Taranaki gets another tourist destination with an attraction trailblazing into town.

Foodbank drive arrives

Manager of the New Plymouth Foodbank Mike Merrick is preparing for a big day on Monday.

Organisers banking on generosity ahead of Taranaki's annual food drive.

Records ready to roll video

Chauncy Ardell searches for treasure at the record fair held in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Rockettes and Hi-Glow record gets another spin.

Sausages help spread message

A drug information day proved a great success at Waitara on Saturday.

The sizzle of sausages was a great incentive to leaning about the dangers of drugs.

Paroled sex offender back in court

Austin Herbert Mayo, 66, is alleged to have breached a condition of his parole.

A paroled sex offender is accused of trying to get in touch with one of his crime victims.

'Cuzzies, support your marae'

Owae Marae is one of Taranaki's most recognised.

Once upon a time, a hui at the pā would be attended by hundreds of people.

Missing 70-year-old found

Police, fire and Palmerston North Rescue helicopter search for a person missing in the Manawatu River.

Man just walked up to a search party, the day after he went missing.

Floral setting for arts day

Indie Kyle, 3, of Eltham, enjoyed some colouring in and craft out of the sun during Arts in the Park in Hawera on Saturday.

South Taranaki's annual Arts in the Park craft fair was a day for family fun in the sun.

Christmas presents come in all sizes

Tanya Finlay helps organise shoe boxes of presents for Christmas

Taranaki people have shown their generous side by providing 1300 shoeboxes full of Christmas pressies for children.

Killer prostitute freed

Jan Yorke was jailed in 1995 for murdering her boyfriend's ex-wife and trying to kill her best friend.

The murder of Niki Goodwin in 1995 made legal history, and shocked the nation.

Landfill agreement gets ticked

The Colson Rd landfill in New Plymouth is almost full to the brim, and will close by June 2019.

The landfill agreement was rubbished by one councillor

Street design to cost $858,000 only

The section of Queen St New Plymouth outside the Len Lye Centre proposed for redevelopment.

 Councillors have made it so going over budget is not an option for the Queen St streetscape.

Algal bloom closes lake

Lake Rotokare is closed until further notice.

Due to high levels of blue-green algal bloom Lake Rotokare is closed to all users.

Putting the brakes on hitting breaks

Daisy Day, New Plymouth Surfriders Club president, said the Easter Masters would return in 2018 as a smaller event.

Surfers are pausing on paddling out with the cancellation of next year's Easter Masters.

27 years as principals

Caroline and Stuart Beissel are retiring after 27 years as principal of Pembroke school and Midhirst school respectively.

Husband and wife have been principals for nearly three decades but now it's time to move on.

Post truck rolls off road

An NZ Post truck rolled off the road in North Taranaki.

"There will be some delays for priority items but our aim is to deliver as many of these as possible on Saturday."

Small town burglary spree

Police have increased their presence in Eltham to counteract a spate of burglaries.

Eltham is being targeted by burglars most nights of the week.

Teeth left dangling after punch

Jonathan Lafaele Fidow appeared in the New Plymouth District Court facing one charge of injuring with the intent to injure.

It was meant to be a fun night, but this beach bonfire turned bloody.

Dirty dump improving

The site received eight odor complaints in a year.

A notoriously smelly dump is cleaning up its act.

Ballet comes to life

Lina Seveliova and Nariman Bekzhanovwere impressive as Clara and the Nutcracker in the Russian Ballet's performance on ...

The Russian Ballet brought magic to life when they came to town.

Man fires back, ends up in court

The Barnett Commando crossbow which was used to shoot Anton Nauer in 2004.

This crossbow threat was "particularly cruel".

Hard slog for education video

Zak can't get all the help he needs in New Plymouth, his dad says.

"Families with a child with complex needs often have to move - they've got no other choice."

Rotary club members build retreat

Waitara Rotary club built this children's retreat.

Time, talent and tenacity - this is what it has taken for the members of the Rotary Club of Waitara to build the Children's Retreat (Wooden Playhouse) that they are raffling to raise funds, primarily for the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter.  

Victims angry and betrayed

Economic crime is estimated to cost New Zealand billions of dollars each year.

Think you're too smart to be a victim of fraud? Think again.

Commercial sales up 32pc

The ANZ building in New Plymouth before Quest Apartments were developed. The building sold this year to an out-of-town buyer.

Property investors are looking to the regions, with commercial sales in Taranaki jumping to $55m this year.

Death makes tattoos precious gallery video

Megan Massacre has created 4000 to 5000 tattoos.

"If you think about it, it's living artwork. It's artwork with an expiration."

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