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'The council has lost an asset' video

The coastline at Urenui beach camp which remains unprotected by a seawall has heavily eroded over the weekend.

  Urenui Seawall will be extended, but locals say it could have happened sooner.

Return to birth place

Ricardo Christie is the most successful Maori surfer in the country having competed on the Dream Tour in 2015.

Aotearoa's biggest gathering of Maori surfers will return to Taranaki this year.

High cost of an accessible city

CCS Disability Action encourages all councils and businesses to paint mobility parks blue, something the New Plymouth ...

It would take more than $200,000 to make one of New Plymouth's main suburbs completely accessible for those with disabilities. 

Kupe scholarship for Mata

Matarahi Skipper has won the prestigious Kupe Scholarship, although he plans to gift it to Waitara High, rather than ...

"If students can't learn the way we're teaching then we need to teach the way they learn."

Lifeline Taranaki closing

Lifeline is closing its Taranaki branch.

Lifeline is closing its branch office in Taranaki, but will still be answering calls.

Fire at old hospital

Fire Fighters work to extinguish a fire at the old nurses home at Barrett St hospital.

The only building at Barrett St hospital classed as a heritage was found on fire on Wednesday morning.

Armed police arrest fugitive

An officer checks out the damaged car.

Customers trapped inside a supermarket as police rammed car and arrested fugitive in the carpark.

Technology tasks take teamwork

Oakura school students Lily Stoddart, 11, left, Lucy Clark-Smith, 13, Robbie White, 12, Charlie Bridges, 11, Holly ...

40 teams of five intermediate-aged students were building towers to lift chocolate and golf putting machines.

Taranaki's "seaside rubbish dump"

Chris Sorensen and Judy Jensen, who bring their garden prunings to the green waste area near Patea Beach, say they have ...

An area beside Patea's beautiful beach, where green waste is helping stabilise sand dunes, is being used as a rubbish dump.

Remand centre to extend its hours

A Department of Corrections remand centre cell inside the New Plymouth police station.

New Zealand's growing prison population will see extended operating hours at New Plymouth's remand centre.

Sofa, so good

Robyn Chard and Deborah Campbell are spending fine days on the clifftop at Opunake covering this concrete sofa in mosaic ...

The newest seat on Opunake's clifftop walkway will compete with the view over the bay for beauty.

Arts diary: What's on this weekend

New Plymouth Operatic Society presents Sister Act at the TSB Showplace.

Start planning your weekend.

Q&A: With Whitney Houston artist

Belinda Davids of The Whitney Houston Show is heading to New Plymouth in August.

You'll never see Whitney Houston again, but Belinda Davids could be the next best thing.

In the property game at 18 video

18-year-old Blake Habib and experienced TSB realtor Kim Fever have teamed up to sell property.

He's too young to be able to actually sign deals, but is on his second sale in 4 weeks.

DHB elections looming

District Health Board elections will be held in September and October this year.

Providing health care to an aging population and fluoride are likely to be issues in the upcoming Taranaki DHB elections.

Arts snippets: Coming up in Taranaki

Art classes are starting in New Plymouth this month.

Check out what's coming up in Taranaki's art scene.

Young band members scoop gongs

A number of musicians from the New Plymouth Brass Band have won national awards.

Taranaki musicians have come home from a national competition with a load of awards.

No mayoralty gallop

Former reality TV star John Horse McLeod has given up on his dream of being New Plymouth's mayor, and said he needs to ...

John "Horse" McLeod has weighed it up - and he's not running for mayor.

Wanted man still on the run

Phillip Knuckey is wanted by police after failing to appear in the New Plymouth District court on charges of assault, ...

Wanted man continues to allude Taranaki police.

Sheep attacked at night

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Andrew and Katherine Welsh, with sons Liam, 1, and Toby, 2, are ...

A spate of attacks on livestock by wandering dogs in Taranaki has the council's animal control team on the warpath.

Terminal designs underway

The terminal at New Plymouth Airport is getting refurbished.

New Plymouth Airport upgrade proposals go to New Plymouth District Council in August.

Site monitors fuel price

Barry Black is hoping to save motorists money by updating a Facebook page with current fuel prices.

A Facebook page is being updated with current fuel prices in an effort to save money.

Awards and celebrations for Len Lye Centre

The Len Lye Centre won the Best Creative Place at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

 More than 151,000 people have walked through the art gallery's doors in the 12 months since it opened.

Cooking with 'fruit of the gods'

Joachim Ogden prepares persimmon cheesecake.

Protein shakes, glazes, face masks - get ready to ride the persimmon wave.

REVIEW: Chamber Music concert 'superb'

British clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss is joined on the Chamber Music New Zealand tour by the NZ Trio.

 "I simply don't have words, or space, to convey the delights of this performance..."

Campground still for sale

The Seaview campground in Mokau is up for sale.

A seaside campground in North Taranaki is still looking for a new owner.

Chair today, gone tomorrow

Sights like this could become a thing of the past if Womad enforces the ban on camping chairs.

You could be stopped at the gate if you try and take a camping chair into Womad next year. 

Celebrations for Polish descendants

Martha Syzmanska 86, is organising a reunion for the descendants of polish settlers that came to Taranaki 140 years ago.

Celebrations are being organised for the descendants of Polish immigrants who settled in Taranaki more than 100 years ago.

Southern celebrates

Southern Colts player Keani Broughton during the final against Clifton.

Southern Rugby is celebrating a successful season with four sides making the semi finals at the 2016 club competition.

Angry young man now role model for whanau

The light switched on for  Ngapari Nui when IronMaori came to 

A year into running, spin, core and step classes has a group of grass roots fitness buffs transforming their lives.

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