Young Pacific Islanders with a penchant for crime-fighting TV shows are being urged to consider becoming real-life detectives.
A gang associate described by police as a "menace" has been remanded in custody on violence charges.
The Super Rugby showdown between the Chiefs and Hurricanes at Yarrow Stadium next year is being hailed as Taranaki's version of the State of Origin.
A case which exposed the seedier side of the Taranaki underworld is set to have a sequel.
Taranaki has been recognised for the warm welcome it gives overseas medical staff moving to the province.
It's a man thing - the risk of a man getting prostate cancer is only 2 per cent less that the risk of a woman getting breast cancer.
An outbreak of the Ebola virus in New Zealand is very unlikely, but definitely possible, a Manawatu Ebola expert says.
Council weighs the options for housing
Some of New Plymouth's most vulnerable are living in daily fear because of the uncertainty over the future of their homes.
It was a sweaty finish as New Plymouth lawyers and accountants battled it out to raise funds for CanTeen's annual appeal yesterday.
Hundreds of metres of sand have been hauled into the sea as Opunake battles to reclaim its beachfront.
A convicted child sex offender has been sent back to prison after pleading guilty to breaching his extended supervision order.
Taranaki Triumph motorcycle lovers will gather this weekend to welcome one of their own.
A repeat offender has been jailed for two years for possessing 500 pornographic images.
Big Ferdie's breakdown
Taranaki's Big Ferdie the bull is back in action for next Friday's game against Auckland.
Taking Strawberry Blonde to town
Mike's Organic Brewery is celebrating its 25th birthday in style as a feature brewer at Wellington's 2014 Oktoberfest.
Cook St residents have been left unhappy and confused, saying HNZ has done a poor job of explaining why they may need to shift.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiFinding the best core foods for health is easier than ever with the introduction of an extra Heart Foundation Tick.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiIt took Karanga Morgan three years to convince herself to have a mammogram - the procedure saved her life.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiHawera's own marathon man is halfway towards reaching both his goals.
CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - TaranakiA triathlon is being planned in Stratford on November 23 for primary school-aged youngsters with organisers seeking sponsors as well as competitors.
Student journalist Brad Roberts tells how a tiny hearing device changed his life.
A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.
OPINION: Electioneering law in this country continues to cause mystification.
It was the first birthday of Fonterra's Milk in Schools programme yesterday and time for a new carton-folding competition.
Residents and TRC are at loggerheads over Waitara's pohutukawa trees, with row reaching a new low.
New Plymouth Labour MP hopeful Andrew Little is fighting for his political life.
Tom Wilkinson was once a stranger to the sounds of the world, but an implant has changed all that.
A Taranaki judge says a staggering sum of money is "going out through the doors" through benefit fraud.
Off to Oktoberfest
New Plymouth's brass band is cutting its numbers so it can contest the Bavarian Band Championships.
A would-be robber got more than he bargained for when he pointed a knife at a dairy owner in Waitara.
Grey Power New Plymouth says it will force an $80,000 referendum on the issue of Maori wards.
Hadleigh Cox has been attached to his spectacular rat's tail in more ways than one; now he's set to exterminate it.
Police are hunting a man who attempted to rob a dairy in Raleigh St in Waitara at 2pm this afternoon armed with a knife.
The story of one man's long-term battle with the bottle played out in court yesterday.
Moves to have Patea, Waverley and Waitotara included within the lucrative funding boundary of the TSB Community Trust are nearing an outcome.
A violent encounter that shone a light on Taranaki's underworld has ended in a jail sentence.
Volunteers doing their bit to keep NZ beautiful
New Plymouth residents and organisations are getting behind the "Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week" campaign in an effort to keep beaches and pathways clean.
A Normanby farmer and former transport operator who was the first Kiwi to undergo a revolutionary heart procedure has died.
State houses in Marfell could soon be knocked down by the New Plymouth District Council.
The hardest task was saved for last at the final candidates debate in New Plymouth.
The election roadshow continued yesterday with National MP Jo Goodhew visiting the Hospice Shop in New Plymouth and raising a collectible, if empty, glass to the volunteers.
RSA reopening but members needed
Stratford's RSA Club has been saved and is set to reopen with a new restaurant.
A colonel's road trip to Hawera is being organised to help New Plymouth fried chicken fans satisfy their cravings.
An area near New Plymouth's Back Beach has been termed "Gay Bay" because of the increased homosexual activity there.
The hardest task was saved for last at the final candidates debate in New Plymouth last night.
Wellington actor comes up with novel way to get young Kiwis interested in voting, by profiling political party leaders in a flat setting.
Clive Cullen doesn't want the audience to clap at the end of his next show - he wants them to cry.
Dancing robots made by South Taranaki primary school students have won gold in a robotics competition.
When Sasha Antunovic was a little girl the last thing she wanted to do when she grew up was be a dentist.
Hawera's own marathon man is halfway towards reaching both of his goals.
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