Flooding at East End

Water ankle deep

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A massive cleanup operation was under way at the East East skating rink after high seas, heavy rain and blocked council drains flooded the area.

Race postponed

LATEST: Sailors in the single-handed trans-Tasman yacht race face a longer stay at Port Taranaki after adverse weather delayed today's start.

Easter lotto wins

Lotto ticket

Lotto tickets sold in New Plymouth have scored the winners a sweet Easter treat.

Teen in police chase


A 16-year-old boy faces several charges after a police pursuit in a stolen car.

Rescue chopper grounded

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The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter has been grounded after a technical fault was found with its fuel sensors.

Art on show

Peter Lambert

A chance to get a glimpse at some Okato art work is on offer this weekend.

Factory fire

Emergency services were called to a South Taranaki business on Friday night to attend to a small fire.

Master stroke

Waitara's Jason Matthews

Waitara's Jason Matthews shows his class during the first day of the Fisher and Paykel Taranaki Easter Masters surf competition held at Arawhata on Friday.  

Styling is rustic and elegant

Frankley Rd New Plymouth

Home's French Provincial design is part of a special lifestyle close to the city.

Pa site has rich history

I n the 1870s and 80s, when British colonists arrived in South Taranaki to take up land for farms, they found that underneath the high-growing bracken fern were old, abandoned village sites ringed by ditches.

Bitten by the solo bug

Bob Wise

Third time lucky for Bob Wise as he takes another crack at the Solo Tasman Challenge.

Dramatic headline


I was surprised, on reading the Taranaki Daily News on April 16, to see that it begins with a dramatic headline, ''Iwi sees red after district council says no to representation''.

Minister doth protest too much


Politics always starts to get a bit interesting when there's a whiff of scandal around.

Man on wounding charge

A Manaia man charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on Monday has been remanded in custody by consent.

English upbeat over asset sales Proceeds below initial targets

The entire asset sales programme, which included three electricity companies and a small stake in Air New Zealand, raised just under $4.7 billion in total.

Schools turn out polished Shakespeare productions

All the world's a stage and students were merely players at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.

Solo sailor passionate about sharks

While Reini Gelder races across the Tasman, he'll be thinking of the sharks that populate the kilometres of deep blue waters beneath him.

Spotswood rebound to deal to Southern

Warwick Lahmert

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Spotswood United bounced back to thump defending champions Southern.

End-to-end action in feature premier match


The topsy-turvy nature of this year's premier rugby continued yesterday, leaving Inglewood as the only unbeaten team.

Beachfront house sets record

A New Plymouth house sold on Wednesday for the record price of $2.9m - only 24 hours after the record was last broken.

Govt employee facing drugs charges

A Taranaki government employee released on bail facing firearms and drugs charges.

Storm wreaks havoc on coast

Downing trees and powerlines

Clyde Bishop

Tropical storm Ita downed trees and powerlines and drowned the Taranaki region.

Warrant out for fugitive


The man named as Taranaki's most wanted is again on the run.

A shameful whodunnit

Years of neglect have taken their toll at Turuturu Mokai.

It's one of NZ's most significant historical sites. So how did it turn into a dump?

Yachties set for Tasman challenge

All but one of the trophies had gone missing


Heavy rain and gales will not stop the 2014 ITL Solo Tasman Challenge from setting sail.

Severe weather warning cancelled

Mathew Grayling clears debris off his farm on Lower Petone road.

The cleanup continues as heavy rain and wind warnings for Taranaki have been lifted.

Heavy swell closes port

Large waves bash the coast

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Port Taranaki is closed due to big seas swept in by the strong northerlies.

Youth Week Challenge for Young People

Taranaki youth program

A challenge is being thrown out to young people in New Plymouth District.

Poachers sentenced


Seven men appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday to plead guilty.

New Zealanders consume mystery drugs

Drug users are playing a potentially fatal game of snorting mystery white powders.



I'm starting to wonder how much damage John Sargent's column is doing what with his perpetuating myths around people on benefits and low incomes.

Speed tolerance drops to 4kmh over limit

Watch that speedo over Easter because police will have little tolerance for speeding.

Teen killer denied bail

Renee Kara O'Brien at the time of sentencing in the New Plymouth court for the murder of Kenneth Pigott.

A murderer who was 14-years-old when she killed a truckie has been denied parole.

Stormy weather hits Taranaki

Mathew Grayling clears debris off Lower Petone road.

Close to 2000 Taranaki residents were without power this evening as strong winds and rain continue to batter the region.

A&E abuse punished

A New Plymouth man in the habit of abusing hospital staff has been fined and told he should keep his temper under control.

Two days two records

Roy Tce

A New Plymouth house price record set on Wednesday has already been broken

Employee released

A  Taranaki government employee has been released on bail facing firearms and drugs charges.

Healthy 2014 season predicted


Taranaki game bird hunters are being assured of an eight week season.

Beach-front beauty smashes price record

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New Plymouth's house price record set as home changes hands for $2.81 million.

Man to appear in court over attack

Manaia man in custody after police investigate assault that left another man with terrible injuries.

Regional council likely to give iwi full committee voting rights

Basil Chamberlain

Regional council set to go where district council won't and give iwi members votes.

Quirky short takes top prize

Animated time travel film with a twist takes out the Taranaki 48 Hour Film Festival finals.

Water use limits removed

Heavy rains mean water bans have been lifted from around the New Plymouth area.

Woman had knives while out shoplifting


Woman convicted of manslaughter in 1998 has been jailed for shoplifting and carrying knives.

Art theft flatters and disappoints

Howard Tuffery's artwork

New Plymouth art thieves knew the piece's value - they took its price tag too.

Mystery of the solitary silo


An Inglewood family is keen to find out more about a silage silo built on their farm in 1931.

Te Atiawa take issue to Crown

 Peter Moeahu

Councillors deliberately act contrary to local government law and spit in the face of iwi.

Record house price smashed

The house was sold to a local buyer

17a Hamblyn St

New Plymouth's house price sale record has been smashed, with a beachfront home changing hands for a whopping $2.81million.

Gales set to hit

Strong winds and heavy rains are expected to sweep through Taranaki overnight.

Water restrictions lifted

Water restrictions have been lifted in the New Plymouth District.
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