A drunk beachgoer is stripped of his togs and his dignity but is rescued by lifeguards.
Funds raised from an autographed Taranaki rugby jersey will go towards starting a special needs school.
St Joseph's Church choir's Judith Bennett will soon hand in her songsheet after 57 years.
Stratford residents have lost a fight to stop another bottle store opening in their town.
Santa's mailbag bursting
One Taranaki kid hopes a reciprocating saw might be in his stocking.
A political hopeful has come out swinging against Maori wards in New Plymouth.
A power cut in New Plymouth's cbd left Christmas shoppers in the dark.
Nine Taranaki beaches are part of a list of swimming spots that can be checked for water quality.
Traditionally Christmas trees weren't put up until Christmas Eve, but these days they appear earlier.
Taranaki's roading committee is pinning its hopes on getting a "fair share" of a $38.7bn investment.
Three generations witness historic flight
A tiny plane made a homecoming to New Plymouth on Saturday 67 years after it first landed here.
The new extension to New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway proved popular at the weekend.
An opportunity to put a "smile on the dial" of hundreds of vulnerable children this Christmas has been embraced by Fonterra staff.
Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.
For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.
New Plymouth's Waiwhakaiho intersection will be changed next year in to help emergency services.
Two men who invaded the home of their victim and gave him a set of pruning shears to cut off his own fingers have been jailed.
Woman sets up charity to help cancer victim
Elise Manton's battle with cancer has touched a New Plymouth woman so much that she has set up a charity auction to raise $10,000 for the family.
A third candidate has thrown a hat in the ring for the New Plymouth by-election.
Taranaki police believe motorists are getting the message about new alcohol limits.
A couple married for almost seven decades died only 12 days apart from each other.
It's shaping up as a hot, sunny Christmas Day - but Taranaki could see some rain.
A judge has slated the state of youth culture at the sentencing of a teenager accused of videoing an intimate sexual moment.
A commemorative book celebrating Taranaki's historic National Provincial Championship win details how the side defied predictions.
Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
Teen accused of filming groping will escape conviction if he gives a speech to schools.
A man has been taken to hospital after crashing his car in the Awakino Gorge this morning.
Moving to a new country with a new culture can be challenging for anyone.
Inglewood residents get their petrol pumps back today after surviving four months without a service station.
Wills Place a winter wonderland
Ten South Taranaki families have turned a quiet cul-de-sac into a Christmas wonderland.
An embarrassing council botch-up has exposed a racist New Zealand law, councillor Howie Tamati says.
Pulling a dead driver from a car is the most harrowing thing Max Rutherford experienced during his time as a F1 mechanic.
Central Taranaki mothers are steeling themselves for a fight to keep their maternity services intact.
McAlpine's permit revoked
Veteran mountain guide Ian McAlpine has had his permit to operate on Mt Taranaki cancelled.
Spate of broken windows and thefts of valuables from cars parked in CBD.
Two fatal crashes have marred the start of a week when a campaign aimed at eliminating deaths on Taranaki's roads this summer stepped up a gear.
A Manaia shop owner is furious a car park set aside for his business is being used by Yarrow workers.
Forget the infighting, the New Plymouth District Council's latest battle featured a former councillor against a current one.
Work to improve Taranaki's main route north needs to be accelerated, New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young and Labour leader Andrew Little say.
The New Plymouth District Council is being taken to the Environment Court over claims it is failing to uphold its end of a bargain to do with significant natural areas.
A Bounce-Inflatable Theme Park opened at TSB Stadium this week.
The Len Lye Centre has been given a reprieve, with a possible entry fee put on ice for at least a year.
Wooliam goes to hospital
Fifa Under-20 World Cup mascot Wooliam the black sheep stopped by Taranaki Base Hospital's children's ward to spread some Christmas cheer yesterday.
Facebook page for the needy
New Plymouth woman Michelle Ramage is hoping her social media initiative will help lift families out of poverty.
Rare toys worth $40 to $2000 to go on sale
A private Fun Ho! collection being offered up by a Hawera auction house includes some rare toys still in their original boxes and worth thousands.
New Plymouth councillors have called for an investigation into charging for water.
A spike in suicides over the past week has support groups encouraging troubled people to reach out for help.
Using nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can help smokers kick the habit, according to new research.
So to rub salt into the wound the heavy metal band Bulletbelt issue "limited edition T-shirt features a likeness of Seekers singer Judith Durham crying tears of blood while another band member attempts to fend off the Grim Reaper with a ukulele".
Comfortable in a truck and frock
Michelle Bennett is as comfortable driving a truck as she is slipping into a frock for her graduation ceremony.
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