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'Focus on the ability to make peace'

Dr Dennis Ngawhare responds to letter writer Bruce Moon in his latest column.

In 1840 the ahikāroa (long burning fires) of native sovereignty were still burning in Taranaki.

Mates try to save drowned man

A surfer, believed to be in his 50s, died at Lower Puniho Rd on Saturday evening.

Surfers desperately tried to revive their friend who drowned at a popular Taranaki beach.

Man drowns in South Taranaki

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Emergency services were called to the scene in Warea, but could not save the man.

Air Force help with mountain rescue

A 29-year-old Dutch tramper stranded by heavy snow on Mount Taranaki since Thursday looks pleased as he boards the Royal ...

Dutch tourist rescued by Air Force after spending two nights stranded on snow-covered Mt Taranaki.

On a rooftop, playing The Beatles

The Blistered Fingers guitarist Kerr Sharpe-Young playing on the rooftop of Chaos Cafe as a preview for The Beatles: ...

New Plymouth locals have been treated to The Beatles' classics pouring from the rooftops down to the street.

Shark attack vs bullfight

The Makos will  be hoping for more action like this Kieron Fonotia try against Taranaki in a narrow Tasman win earlier ...

Ahead of the Makos/ Bulls national semi-final rugby showdown a proud Tasman fan and a one-eyed Taranaki lad give their views on the outcome.

Preserve baches or penguins?

Nesting season for blue penguins typically ends in February.

Baches will erode away if a seawall isn't built. But protecting nesting penguins gets priority.

Dancers coming to Taranaki to surf

Claire O'Neil, choreographer of Footnote Dance's show Lifeworld, talks about how the dancers help make the story and ...

Taranaki waves are calling some top New Zealand talent.

Councils' Facebook bills revealed

Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams says the hundreds of thousands of dollars council's spent on social ...

South Taranaki District Council can lay claim to being the country's most thrifty when it comes to social media advertising, spending just $11.39 on Facebook.

YES win for Hawera teens

Joeb Cadman models the Hawera high schools shirts.

A clothing company started by three students has taken out the regional enterprise scheme awards.

ERA finds $27k for fired nurse

A former nurse at Port View Retirement village has been awarded $27k.

A nurse was told to upskill during her annual leave but her boss later stopped paying her.

'It's a cultural event'

Jamie "Chip" Andrews has entered in four divisions at this weekend's Maori Surfing Nationals.

The Aotearoa Maori Surfing Titles is "about connecting families to their roots," contest director says.

Kia ora, zero-waste hui

Emily Bailey and Urs Singer are hosting a zero-waste hui at Parihaka.

"Para Kore means zero waste and that's our vision, it's a journey."

Further remands in robbery case

Two offenders charged in connection with the aggravated robbery of the Fitzroy TAB will be back in court on November 3.

Two of the people charged in connection with last week's armed robbery of the Fitzroy TAB have appeared in court.

Diet challenge for obese man video

Jane and Chris Tett have started a juice diet and are sharing their story to keep accountable.

It may not be the diet for everyone, but after hitting 130kg Chris Tett decided to try the extreme 60-day juice diet, with surprising results.

Hall to replace burnt church

St Pius X School Principal Anna Wormald Heavenly Homes coordinator Jackie Butterworth are raising funds for the school's ...

No more dancing in the rain for this school, when its new hall is completed.

'Any scene is going to tell a story' video

Information from the public is a key plank of any case, including details and descriptions of what people saw.

Police are called on 2000 times a day to respond to crimes. Getting an early result is at the forefront of every officer's mind.

Shower filmer escapes register

Intimate images found on a laptop proved to be the downfall of a Taranaki man, who was sentenced on four charges in the ...

Man who videoed girl in shower and asked another to send him naked photos won't have his name on child sex register.

Stratford councillors sworn in

Five new Stratford district councillors were sworn in on Thursday night.

Stratford's newbie councillors have been sworn in.

Man sets state house on fire

By the time firefighters arrived at the Brooklands Rd scene, the bedroom and hallway had been destroyed by fire.

Mentally unwell at the time, a man set fire to his unit and "walked out of the house leaving it to burn."

Gardening 'takes you out of yourself'

Barbara Valintine, dressed as bright as a rose garden, enjoys sitting in different places for fresh views of her garden.

Barbara Valintine's interior design finesse has flowed out the back door and into the garden.

Shaping a 'town' into a city

The district plan helps decide what land is used for and works in with the 30 year blueprint to revitalise the New ...

 A district plan may sound boring, but it underpins how a city will grow.

'Alcohol caused ute crash'

Police at the scene of the fatal crash on Wiremu Rd in April.

Taranaki driver who died after crashing off bridge only held a learner's licence was three times over the alcohol limit.

Ferry plan floated

A proposed ferry service between Whanganui and Motueka could shorten the current trip and bring tourists to Whanganui ...

Would you catch a ferry from Whanganui to the South Island?

Garden event nourishes body and soul

Michael Van de Elzen wants to inspire people to wake up and cook after his event during the Powerco Taranaki Garden ...

Taranaki's Garden Spectacular offers much more than gardens to enjoy this year.

Prostate cancer exercise group

Meg Rodel and Jenny Corban have teamed up to tackle prostate cancer and the Movember Foundation has donated heart monitors.

Don't prostrate over your prostate.

E-bail from jail

A Taranaki man arrested after four-week police search is  set to get his first taste of freedom on electronic bail.

Man arrested after four-week man hunt set to get first taste of freedom.

Phone scammer in court

A woman has been ordered to pay her victim back after she failed to provide a cellphone she sold him over the internet.

She took money for a cellphone she sold on Trade Me and never delivered.

Creating art on plate

Kasumi Leonard, 5, Zach Buckthought, 5, and Lukas Hargreaves-Ward, 5, fill their faces at Welbourn School.

Student swapped their pencils for utensils on Chef Day.

'An incredibly difficult disease'

Taranaki Parkinson's Society Community educator Adell Morton and yoga teacher Catherine O'Neil take a class for people ...

Ngaire Riley's husband was an "incredibly dynamic speaker", until he got Parkinson's disease.

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