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Marae snub for mining hearing

The 66 square kilometres off the South Taranaki coast where Trans Tasman Resources have applied to mine iron ore.

"It's the black sand that links us."

Students ready to give back to their community

Te Kiri King, left, and Joe McBride are part of a 2Nuicode student-leadership team giving back to their community.

Trip to Google results in self-confessed shy kid being part of a student-focused leadership team.

Threesome peak for new speed record

Local adventure racers Tom Spencer, 20, Shaun Palmer, 19, and William Adlam, 20, on the speed record track.

A trio of New Plymouth adventure athletes set a new Mount Taranaki speed record.

Food 'a language of its own'

Engaging the audience is a big part of Jax Hamilton's philosophy at Womad NZ.

"I say that at every great party, all the fun happens in the kitchen and I am Womad's kitchen."

20-year relationship ends in attack

After mixing alcohol with his medication, Corey William Putaranui assaulted his partner of 20 years in front of her ...

Standing just metres from the man she once loved, a victim spoke of her family's hurt.

Hawera's top motel family driven

Christina West (left), and son Morgan Ingmire stand proud in front of their two recent business awards.

Mountain View Motel in Hawera has recently won many awards, and they want to inspire South Taranaki

Tiny library takes off

The idea behind little libraries is that when you take a book, you leave one in its place.

 "I like the idea of sharing books and encouraging people to take books."

'All the best from the driver'

Craig Hickford in Dunedin Hospital on life support following the crash on Valentine's Day.

An anonymous bouquet didn't provide much solace to cyclist hit by car. Nor did the driver's last-minute plea.

Missing swimmer found

A police officer scans the ocean from a cliff above the beach.

"She was found safe and well and had made her own way out of the water."

Upgrade pours in 'tonnes' of investment

The new Ravensdown site is about the size of a rugby field and its highest peak stands at 21 metres high.

Ravendown's new $30 million plant in Taranaki will be fully enclosed, the size of a rugby field and 21 metres tall.

A refugee's astonishing journey to NZ

Tran, who lives in Oakura, says he still experiences racism but it is quieter now.

An inventive use of jandals saved Tran Lawrence from a third pirate attack. When he reached NZ, the challenges continued.

Good turns bad

A 22-year-old man was clocked driving at 153km along a rural Taranaki road.

Hooning along a rural road could have ended in tragedy for a young driver and his four passengers.

Taxidermy traded for kiwi encounter

Kevin the taxidermy kiwi.

 Hospice Taranaki wanted to sell a taxidermy kiwi, instead they sold an encounter with an actual kiwi.

Life through a lens

Niamh Woollin is heading to Massey University in Wellington.

Niamh Woollin is an all-round creative with her eye on the video game and film industry.

The graying use of green

Police seized seeds, plants, growing equipment and drug dealing paraphrenalia during a search of a 64-year-old's ...

A 64-year-old started growing dope because buying it was too expensive. He sold it to a "group of elderly clients".

No pleas in kidnapping case

A South Taranaki man consented to a remand in custody after he appeared in court on Tuesday.

A man on serious violence charges will stay behind bars for now.

Recycling tours popular

New Plymouth District Council waste and compliance lead Kimberly Hope says the public is keen to see where their ...

"To confirm that it's actually being recycled rather than going to the landfill."

Straight from the vat video

Dolly's Milk owner Margaret Dalziel, manager Scott Shaw, and owner Peter Dalziel,are celebrating 3 years of operation.

"Do you know why we called it Dolly's? Dolly Parton, she's got a very good udder."

'I just lost my cool'

Roger James MacDonald  being led away by police following his arrest on December 19 after threatening to blow up the IRD ...

He threatened to blow up the IRD then drove 74km to its nearest office, forcing a full evacuation of a city building.

Meals on wheels by the beach

Sarah Walker serves up Asian-styled cuisine at Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, the Big Save carpark and at large events.

Craving dumplings? Look out for "Rhonda" the food truck down by the seaside.

Haunted by the river

Charlotte Walsh, Jayden Baldwin and Jaden Peterson with Baldwin's dog Boss. They used to walk the Waiwhakaiho together daily.

A friend of a teenager who drowned in a Taranaki River says he doubts he can ever walk along it again.

Devoted couple parted after 70 years

Phyllis Putt was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease more than 13 years ago. She is seen with her devoted husband, Neville.

"I told her I'd care for her as long as I possibly could."

Caught with over 30 times limit

Being caught with 30 times more than the daily limit of paua landed a South Taranaki man in the dock.

A man convicted of collecting 314 paua told officials they were just for him to eat.

He was a stolen child

Archie Roach was a stolen child.

"They took us away. Snatched from our mother's breast..."

The man behind the glass

Paul Burgham stands alongside the Sacred Heart; one of the seven windows he has designed for Sacred Heart Girl's College ...

His beautiful creations appear everywhere from chapels to toilets.

Friendly ambassadors will attract visitors

Train buffs will love Pioneer Village.

Taranaki has more to offer tourists than glitz and glamour.

Body recovered from river

Police speak to witnesses as they search the banks of the Waiwhakaiho River in New Plymouth for a male who was washed ...

The body of a missing swimmer has been winched from a Taranaki river.

Footy fans focused on five grand

The lucky trio drawn to kick at goal for $5000 at half time of February's Wellington Phoenix football match at New ...

 "I'll just focus on the ball and not worry about what else is going on."

Barrett's old stomping ground sold

A block of land previously used by Francis Douglas Memorial College will be turned into a subdivision.

It was farmland that helped develop a number of future All Blacks. Now it'll be turned into houses.

Buoy oh buoy, what a day

High winds hammered Taranaki, knocking out power to about 1500 homes.

Wild weather claims second buoy off New Plymouth coast.

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