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Hockey benefits from TET grant

Taranaki Hockey Federation received a TET grant for $260,000.

TET gives out more than $600,000 in grants.

Judd not seeking re-election

New Plymouth Mayor, Andrew Judd

New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd has announced he will not stand for re-election in October.

Fifteen years of child sex pictures

US authorities helped detect a Taranaki man's role in sharing child porn online.

Police find 380,000 abuse images on Taranaki teacher's computer after chatroom bust.

Union raises issue with redundancies

Graham Wells from Well's Electrical said the accusations are disappointing.

A leading Taranaki business has dismissed claims it is targeting union members for redundancies.

Surf spots need protecting

Surf breaks between OKato and Cape Egmont could become a national surfing reserve, including the world-famous Stent Rd.

"Fingers of the lahar deposits extend into the ocean, which is very unique, there's not a lot of places this happens in the world."

Fashion show with a difference

Colleen Tuuta watches on during Thursday's rehearsal.

"It's going to be something special."

Scrap metal low payout

Digger operator Brian Mattock from Molten Metals transfers scrap metal into a baling machine.

 "Once you've shipped your scraps to one of the foundries in Auckland or Wellington you're left with almost nothing."

Hospice Taranaki holds open day

Hospice Taranaki chief executive Kevin Nielson welcomes people to take a look around during open day on May 15.

There's more to Hospice Taranaki's services than meets the eye.

Start advanced care planning now

General practitioner and doctor for Chalmers Resthome, Dr Janet Mills, wants people to have conversations that count ...

Take time to talk about death.

Find out about fair trade

New Plymouth Trade Aid shop manager Donna Stonnell scans a chocolate product into the media centre to find out where it ...

Fair trade, from a consumer's perspective, is about knowing where goods come from and the impact of the products you buy.

Self defence popularity prompts move

Steve Drummond and his daughter Hannah Martin-Drummond demonstrate a roundhouse kick block.

Steve Drummond's 'humble' New Plymouth Taekwondo and Hapkido Club has become so popular it's moved.

Chase ended in crash

Paul Joseph Hewes pleaded guilty to four charges in connection with a police pursuit and crash in New Plymouth last month.

A burn out, speed, a u-turn and then finally a crash.

Babies' health in focus

Russell Hockley, 7, shows off the plaster on his newly vaccinated arm after receiving a vaccination against the flu at ...

Cuddles from Wiremu the bear made things easier for children getting their flu jabs.

Guilty of ponga plunder

A man who took punga from DOC land said he was using them to make retaining walls.

Freeloading thief had been helping himself to tree ferns at a protected area for two years until he was caught.

Skulltopia coming to life

Jakkii Goody, director of Great NZ Events, shows off some of the 60 skulls artists are going to work their magic on for ...

If you discovered a boot full of skulls what would you do?

'Vigilante' attacker appeals prison sentence

Blair Dean Walker has successfully appealed his two-year prison sentence for injuring with the intent to injure.

A man who lead a pack assault on his ex-partner's flatmate has had his prison sentence overturned. 

Fonterra flogs buildings in downturn

Fonterra's Southland Farm Source store manager David Sinclair (left) and Fonterra shareholder's councillor Vaughan ...

Fonterra has put eight of its Farm Source stores up for sale amid a depressed dairy market.

Canine CPR saves a life video

Snout has earned a spot in Gavin Lewis' home after his near-death experience.

Would you smooch your own pooch if push came to shove?

McCaw meets match gallery

Teigan Thompson, 6, was one of many kids lucky enough to muck around with Richie McCaw at Hawera's Tawhiti School on ...

"I got a little bit cocky didn't I?"

Meeting discusses paying for parking

The colour-coded carparking system Port Taranaki trialled for five months.

The pay and display machines used in a five month trial to charge for car parking at the lee breakwater were ''useless'' a meeting heard on Wednesday night.

Woman rescued from mountain

A search and rescue operation is underway after a woman climber became lost on Mt Taranaki on Wednesday night.

A climber who got lost near the summit of Mt Taranaki was rescued overnight.

Hawera theatre reopens

South Taranaki District Council properties and facilities manager John Sargeant in the newly reopened Memorial Theatre ...

South Taranaki talent is being rounded up to celebrate the reopening of Hawera's Memorial Theatre.

Old garage becomes museum gallery

This .1937 Austin car was covered with shells by a Mr Pratt in Bulls, and it took him 200 hours using 27,000 shells. ...

The workshop Jim and Ted live in is a NZ car enthusiast's paradise.

Cyclist injured in crash

A cyclist at the scene of a crash on State Highway 3 where a car and cyclists collided.

A cyclist is in hospital after a crash just outside New Plymouth.

New gig for Wano

Wharehoka Wano will begin his new role as general manager of Te Kahui o Taranaki Trust in July.

Leading figure in Taranaki Maoridom appointed to new role.

Council unaware unpaid lease

Firth Concrete Limited has not paid its lease to the New Plymouth District Council for 30 years.

The New Plymouth District Council has been left wondering whether Firth owes them 30 years of back pay.

First stage of erosion project complete

Urenui beach is just one of the spots in Taranaki that have been affected by coastal erosion.

In the four years the project has been carried out the coastline has receded another 13 metres.

What's on this weekend

Louise Hunt shows off the jacket to be auctioned at the Lushington and We Heart Taranaki Fashion Show.

Check out what's on in Taranaki this weekend.

Jail not sending right message

A Waitara man will only have to spend two months in jail for serious domestic violence offending.

Judge hopes being a grandfather is the "switch" a Taranaki offender needs to sort his behaviour out.

Arts snippets: Jazz and Doris Day

Artist Jordan Barnes with oils of his grandfather Rudolph Gesterkamp.

Check out what's happening in Taranaki's arts world.

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