Sandbars are part of what makes the New Zealand coast line so dangerous. But where do they come from?
OPINION: Great images, used well, on social media, can be a real tourism driver.
Once upon a time, a hui at the pā would be attended by hundreds of people.
Time for tough talking is done. Let's get this footpath done.
EDITORIAL: A life lesson at the hands of a grizzled ex-cop.
Could lead rubber base isolators be the answer to our earthquake fears? Roger Hanson thinks so.
Truth is a matter of perspective, especially in Christmas letters.
OPINION: Respected journo Jim Tucker puts forward arguments for a New Zealand media merger.
OPINION: Barrie Smith's take on the big events of recent weeks.
Family violence taints society and is an indictment on us all.
I remember with perfect clarity sitting with the young surgeon who would, the next morning, perform a resection – a chopping out – of the primary tumour in my daughter (Carrie's) arm.
OPINION: A $700 pair of glasses is absurd, unless they clean your bathroom, too.
EDITORIAL: Anxiety and fear are the first things to fill an information vacuum.
There is one place in the world Jim wants to go. Fat chance he has of getting there.
It's been eight years since my partner Matt popped the question. Then we couldn't marry. Now, I wonder has it been too long?
MP for Whanganui Chester Borrows outlines the thorny issues around the Waitara Lands Bill.
EDITORIAL: The reasons Taranaki faces a cut in small town and rural police numbers.
OPINION: Greenpeace responds to Barrie Smith's criticisms.
OPINION: How the earthquake played out in the Tucker household.
Starting to take life too seriously? You need an earthquake.
OPINION: Will it be third time lucky for mining applications in New Zealand's exclusive economic zone?
OPINION: "I'm a retired dairy farmer from Cardiff, and a realist."
The speed limit on some roads could soon be 110kmh. Yawn.
Without wishing to enflame things, I want to suggest the good folk of Tainui St are on to something important.
A look at Taranaki's headlines from November, 1966.
Taranaki Daily News reporter BRITTANY BAKER - who hails from America - gives her verdict on the election. It's not pretty.
Embracing the night mower is the only way forward.
When the news came out that the world's most definitive global travel guide, Lonely Planet has recognised Taranaki as the world's second best province to visit, it really was a great boost to the whole region and surrounding areas, probably at least as far as the eye can see from the top of the majestic mountain.
OPINION: If you know your weaknesses, you can do something about them.
Sometimes you just have to accept your place on the heated towel rail of life. Sometimes you don't.