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Father took kids to burglary

A father who took his two small children along to the burglary he committed at a Bell Block residence has been jailed.

A recidivist burglar tried to turn his latest crime into a family affair, when he took his two small children along for the ride.

Magnum thief chased down

Stephen Bowkett chased down a man who allegedly robbed the 7 Buy shop in Fitzroy.

The need for a Magnum icecream and a cool drink ended in a chase when a man allegedly did a runner from a convenience store on Tuesday.

Holiday happiness through toy library

Graeme and Jan McFadyen, and their granddaughter Violet Venizelou, take a look at the Taranaki Toy Library.

Taranaki Toy Library are offering boredom-busters for children this Christmas.

Driver disqualified after crash

A dramatic accident had its ending in Hawera District Court yesterday.

A young driver lost her licence for six months after a crash that broke her car in two.

Free internet for needy families

PrimoWireless top dog Matthew Harrison wants to Primo It Forward this Christmas.

Taranaki's PrimoWireless is holding a campaign to give two disconnected Taranaki families free internet for a year.

Man who lived in car gets job

A New Plymouth man has been praised by a judge after finding a full time job.

Man who was living in his car has been praised by a judge for turning his life around.

Lyon's mane gone video

Brigette Lyon's son Jimmy,3, kicked off proceedings for the charity dread-lock shave.

Brigette Lyon's husband has never seen his wife without dreadlocks but she has has shaved them for a good cause.

Joy at the supermarket video

Pak'n'Save have a trolley-load of Christmas cheer this year.

The staff have been singing and dancing in the aisles at a New Plymouth supermarket.

Feathers ruffled by Easter Bill

Is Easter Sunday trading OK?

Should shops be allowed to open on Easter Sunday?

Tiki sculpture revealed

With a blessing from Ngati Te Whiti kaumatua Rangikotuku Rukuwai, New Plymouth's newest art installation was officially unveiled.

The latest installation commissioned by the Art in Public Places Trust was unveiled in New Plymouth this week

Speedy drive costs licence

Police stopped a driver who travelled nearly 200km an hour in a small rural town.

Speeding through a town at nearly 200km/h cost a Taranaki man his licence.

Men in van scare teen

Police are looking for a silver van in relation to an "attempted snatch and grab" at the weekend.

Police are interested in tracking down a van after it stopped next to a 15-year-old girl on Saturday, causing her to feel threatened.

Who was Aaron Roigard?

Aaron Roigard

Evidence from witnesses has provided insight into the life of an Opunake man who has been missing since June 2014.

Estate supposedly worth millions

David Noel Roigard is on trial for the murder of his son, Aaron Roigard, in June 2014.

David Roigard on numerous occasions told friends and associates of an inheritance worth up $8 million.

Two-year wait 'too long' video

Fiona Collins and her mother Pat are calling for more resources for the coroner after it took two years for their brother and son Michael's report to come back.

Pat Collins says waiting two years for a coroner's report into her son's suicide left her family in emotional limbo.

Summer road safety campaign

Senior Sergeant Allan Whaley.


Family's gun, drug charges

A Nornamby man and two sons appeared together at Hawera District Court.

A police raid on Labour Weekend has resulted in a father and two sons appearing in Court.

Tree shopping begins

Nesta Dombroski, 1, wanders the rows of Christmas trees at Cedar Lodge Nurseries in search of the perfect one to take home.

It's about time to drag out the Christmas decorations again.

Poor ranking for MPs

Taranaki King Country MP  Barbara Kuriger.

Taranaki MPs are taking a report that ranks their performance with a "grain of salt".

166 buildings 'likely' to be earthquake prone

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck 30km north-east of Opunake at a depth of 6km at 1.49pm.

Geological testing in New Plymouth's CBD is set to start early next year to help inform engineering assessments for earthquake-prone buildings.

Modern day Indiana Jones

Outside the old Leith whaling station on South Georgia Island. Taken with a laser scanner by New Plymouth archaeologist Daniel McCurdy.

Archaeologist Daniel McCurdy has been chased by fur seals, been caught in a category 1 storm and shoots laser beams all in the name of work.

Climber rescued from Mt Taranaki

Two alpine teams have been deployed on foot to search for a man lost on Mt.Taranaki.

Rescue crews spent the night helping an injured Australian climber down Mt Taranaki.

Peace Village brings Christmas cheer

New Plymouth's churches are bringing Christmas cheer to New Plymouth.

New Plymouth's churches are putting aside their differences and getting together to bring Christmas cheer to New Plymouth.

Watering hole to waffle house

Krill Polishchuk, his wife Irina, their 9-month-old Yarromir and business partner Denis Chernyshov have brought international franchise Bubble Waffle to New Zealand.

A New Plymouth building long known for a place to grab a pint will soon be serving waffles and children.

Outward bound excites amputee

Christine Windle attempts one of the exercises at an Outward Bound course.

Attending Outward Bound helped a Patea woman realise she could do anything.

82-year-old rocker video

Brian Hawkins, 82, from Oakura is taking his two daughters and grandson to see his all time favourite band AC/DC at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Brian Hawkins may be 82, but he plans to be dancing to the beat at the AC/DC concert in Wellington in December.

Baby Petrels take flight

Trainee DOC Ranger Emma Neal holding a baby petrel due for relocation to Sanctuary Island in the Hawkes Bay.

Young Petrels are taking flight to the Hawkes Bay but not in the way you might think...

New seabed mining application

Trans-Tasman Resources are reapplying to mine iron ore from the seabed off the Taranaki coast.

The company who last year lost an application to mine iron ore from the South Taranaki seabed is lodging a new application.

El Condor closes up

The owners of el Condor Restaurant in New Plymouth Catherine, left, and Paul Marinovich, right, are moving out of the hospitality industry.

El Condor has shut its doors for the last time.

Givealittle used for debt

Fiona Clark says Friends of Waitara River will help her and two others pay the $22,598.40 debt to the council.

Friends of the Waitara River have taken to Givealittle to help pay their debt to the Taranaki Regional Council.

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