Two children were hurt when winds lifted a bouncy castle at the Hawera A&P show.
Wet weather and awkward terrain hampered emergency services' efforts to free a man trapped in his car after a crash.
Teen allegedly reached speeds of 114km along streets in New Plymouth when chased by police.
Tom Hunt looks back 37 years to the time when God Defend New Zealand became our homegrown national anthem.
Text messages crying for help from two climbers killed on Mt Taranaki were revealed in a coroner's report into their death released yesterday.
Hundreds of Waitara leaseholders may soon be able to buy the land they live on.
Horses can often be a sure fire way to lose money, but one New Plymouth man hopes to raise some cash by selling off his equine creation.
Is there a problem in Opunake?
There is no bad side of the tracks in Opunake.
One little Taranaki school might just be the first in the region to have its own cycle tracks.
Kids get taste of country life
A group of schoolchildren from Hawera had the chance to experience a day on the farm firsthand at the annual Egmont A&P Association show yesterday.
The threat of priceless taonga going up in smoke is something both marae guardians and fire officers are keen to avoid.
She may be broke now but Taranaki ultra-distance runner Megan Stewart reckons she's lived the dream.
The Wellington Batucada band could be drumming and whistling their way to next year's Womad festival.
Aaron Roigard went missing in June. Now his father has appeared in court over his death.
Glitter tree to glow in GBAG
A sparkling golden tree has captured the imagination of thousands and is set to spring up again.
The driver of a car which crashed into a power pole on a rural road in Waitara early this morning managed to escape with minor injuries.
Police are investigating a collision between a car and truck near Stratford this morning.
'They have done a fantastic public relations job'
An army exercise has turned into big bucks for south and central Taranaki retailers.
The Barrett family is in for a big weekend on both sides of the world.
A group of social workers from Europe are finding out social issues are the same all over the world.
A man fighting to get ACC cover for alleged dioxin poisoning has been denied the right to appeal.
The Teacher's Council says a Taranaki woman may not lose her job, despite having her qualification scrapped.
A big promotion is taking Inglewood High School deputy principal Paula Wells to another level.
A New Plymouth teenager has been sentenced to community work after a drunken attack on a McDonald's staff member.
Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.
A new Access Radio show is answering the big questions about youth employment.
Councils nationwide are getting rid of lights in parks to deter people from using them at night.
A movie directed by a Hawera man about a cold, harsh environment got a warm reception at its premiere.
Grant Coward will break an oath he made 10 years ago when he tackles the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.
Complaints from a man who said police officers pointed a Taser at him and pepper-sprayed his dog have been referred to the IPCA.
A Taranaki teacher fears she may lose her job because her qualification is worthless.
When Bertie Burleigh opened Peggy Gordon's in 1993, there were plenty of doubters, but after 21 years they've been silenced.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei will join Winston Peters in a debate about New Plymouth's Maori ward.
At least 240 jobs have been lost in the Taranaki engineering industry in the past year.
A cup of coffee and biscuits turned into a life-changing career for Vivienne Zsigovits.
A nurse who systematically stole dozens of medical-grade painkillers to feed her addiction has been jailed.
'Disappointing' rubbish dumping
A pensioner has launched a one-man campaign to stop slobs dumping their household trash in overflowing bins at New Plymouth beaches.
A man who has pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death is "as much a victim of the stupidity" which led to a Hawera woman's death, her family says.
PM John Key signals the dairy slump is almost over, but economists are not so optimistic after the latest global dairy auction.
Wreckage found of a ship that disappeared 112 years ago, carrying 499 dead Chinese miners.
A man has denied attacking a group of people with a knife in an Opunake Bar.
Philip Jones, also known as Suspect, has left his mark on Central and South America.
New Plymouth's Dave Owens is on a mission to get more fathers involved in their newborn baby's upbringing.
Tailor Flay has just got back from a course that changed his life.
Nominations for candidates standing in the New Plymouth District Council by-election to replace councillor John McLeod are open.
A new community centre and getting the housing situation sorted were high on the agenda at a "community conversation" in Marfell on Monday night.
Wellington and Wairarapa get a taste of the wet side of spring – rain and wind, with a teaser of sun.
A car fire that spread to a Whanganui house is being treated a suspicious.
OPINION: Australians are braying that their country's framework for a free trade agreement with China is bigger and/or better than New Zealand's with regard to dairy products.
New Plymouth's Colin Muggeridge suffered a massive stroke just two days before being recognised as one of New Zealand's Local Heroes.
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