"It's the black sand that links us."
Trip to Google results in self-confessed shy kid being part of a student-focused leadership team.
A trio of New Plymouth adventure athletes set a new Mount Taranaki speed record.
"I say that at every great party, all the fun happens in the kitchen and I am Womad's kitchen."
Standing just metres from the man she once loved, a victim spoke of her family's hurt.
Mountain View Motel in Hawera has recently won many awards, and they want to inspire South Taranaki
"I like the idea of sharing books and encouraging people to take books."
An anonymous bouquet didn't provide much solace to cyclist hit by car. Nor did the driver's last-minute plea.
"She was found safe and well and had made her own way out of the water."
Ravendown's new $30 million plant in Taranaki will be fully enclosed, the size of a rugby field and 21 metres tall.
An inventive use of jandals saved Tran Lawrence from a third pirate attack. When he reached NZ, the challenges continued.
Hooning along a rural road could have ended in tragedy for a young driver and his four passengers.
Hospice Taranaki wanted to sell a taxidermy kiwi, instead they sold an encounter with an actual kiwi.
Niamh Woollin is an all-round creative with her eye on the video game and film industry.
A 64-year-old started growing dope because buying it was too expensive. He sold it to a "group of elderly clients".
A man on serious violence charges will stay behind bars for now.
"To confirm that it's actually being recycled rather than going to the landfill."
"Do you know why we called it Dolly's? Dolly Parton, she's got a very good udder."
He threatened to blow up the IRD then drove 74km to its nearest office, forcing a full evacuation of a city building.
Craving dumplings? Look out for "Rhonda" the food truck down by the seaside.
A friend of a teenager who drowned in a Taranaki River says he doubts he can ever walk along it again.
"I told her I'd care for her as long as I possibly could."
A man convicted of collecting 314 paua told officials they were just for him to eat.
"They took us away. Snatched from our mother's breast..."
His beautiful creations appear everywhere from chapels to toilets.
Taranaki has more to offer tourists than glitz and glamour.
The body of a missing swimmer has been winched from a Taranaki river.
"I'll just focus on the ball and not worry about what else is going on."
It was farmland that helped develop a number of future All Blacks. Now it'll be turned into houses.
Wild weather claims second buoy off New Plymouth coast.