Your Taranaki

Rustic and elegant

Frankley Rd New Plymouth

Home's French Provincial design is part of a special lifestyle close to the city.

Basics go begging for Airs

Adrian Oliver

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When you are playing with a depleted roster you generally have to do the basics right.

Spotswood deal to Southern

Warwick Lahmert

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Spotswood United bounced back to thump defending champions Southern.

Storm wreaks havoc

Downing trees and powerlines

Clyde Bishop

Tropical storm Ita downed trees and powerlines and drowned the Taranaki region.

Warrant out for fugitive


The man named as Taranaki's most wanted is again on the run.

Warning cancelled

Mathew Grayling clears debris off his farm on Lower Petone road.

The cleanup continues as heavy rain and wind warnings for Taranaki have been lifted.

Challenge for Youth

Taranaki youth program

A challenge is being thrown out to young people in New Plymouth District.

Poachers sentenced


Seven men appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday to plead guilty.

Teen killer denied bail

Renee Kara O'Brien at the time of sentencing in the New Plymouth court for the murder of Kenneth Pigott.

A murderer who was 14-years-old when she killed a truckie has been denied parole.

Two days two records

Roy Tce

A New Plymouth house price record set on Wednesday has already been broken

Healthy season predicted


Taranaki game bird hunters are being assured of an eight week season.

Beauty smashes record

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New Plymouth's house price record set as home changes hands for $2.81 million.

Airs face Giant challenge

Brad Anderson

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The Taranaki Mountain Airs face an uphill battle against the Nelson Giants.

Smarts and heart


Francis Douglas Memorial College show that size doesn't really matter in rugby.

Artwork stolen

Howard Tuffery's artwork

New Plymouth art thieves knew the piece's value - they took its price tag too.

Learning to stand tall

Rhys Marshall

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Rhys Marshall has figured a few things out as the 2014 Super Rugby season progresses.

Len Lye centre rises

Len Lye Centre

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is beginning to tower above the heart of the city.

Flying visit from doctors'

Taranaki Air Ambulance

Flying Doctor Service touched down in for a rescue mission of a different kind.

Doctor to coffee maker

Dave Grant

When Dave Grant tells his customers he's a doctor, they tell him to pull the other one.

Divided over trees

pohutukawa tree

Taranaki's two biggest councils are at loggerheads over pohutukawa trees in Waitara.

Rain slakes giant thirst

Pukekura Park fountain

Grey and gloomy skies are bringing a smile to Mark Hall's face.

Kiwis meet namesakes

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An All Black and a former Prime Minister visited Taranaki and ruffled some feathers.

Teen sheds 50kg

ariana omipi

A teenager has lost 50kg and is determined to keep it off with a sustainable lifestyle.

Principal says farewell

"People have negative views about Waitara. Until they come here and it's nothing like they envisage it to be."

Jennie Gellen

Next Thursday marks Gellen's last day with Waitara High School before she packs up.

Iwi voting rights backed

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Councillor hits back at critics who spoke out against iwi members having voting rights.

Fined over alterations

Rooms created without permits

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A New Plymouth bar owner has been fined for making illegal alterations to a building.

Alleged rage on the road

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A New Plymouth engineer is appealing for witnesses of an alleged road rage incident on the city's busiest road.

The end of an era

The end of the 24-hour book sale is a very sad one for Bryan Robb.

Book sale scrapped


This year's 24 Hour Book sale will be New Plymouth's last.

Ban the lot: Coward

Legal high protesters

A former top Taranaki cop is spearheading a charge to have legal highs banned entirely.

Film-makers in frenzy

Bruce Gatward-Cook

It's been another successful weekend of furious film-making for Taranaki.

Teen lands monster

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An Oakura teenager has already done what many seasoned anglers dream of doing - landing a huge snapper.

Man builds 3D printer at home

"I'd love to print a skeleton"

Kevin Campkin

The Bell Block man has spent the last three months designing, building and refining a 3D printer.

Tattoo festival stats stack up

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TATTOO NUMBERS 7500 tickets sold.

Hopes to fulfil grandma's wishes

Rose of Tralee crowned

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Brooke Muggeridge did her gran proud when she was named Taranaki Rose of Tralee.

Match in memory of player

"There is always someone out there you can talk to"

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An emotionally-charged rugby league match came with the simple but important message that it was OK to talk.

Speaking up against child abuse

"It makes me feel sad"

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Ethan Best is saddened by parents who neglect and abuse their children.

Recreational mishaps

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Recreational activities gone wrong made up a third of Taranaki's rescue helicopter missions.

Man pinned by car

St John's Ambulance

Pedestrian sustains serious injuries as out of control car pins him down.

Special lifestyle

85 Eliot St, New Plymouth

The luxurious lifestyle that's about to take shape at 85 Eliot St in New Plymouth has its origins more than 40 years ago.

Housing, employment worst

"I go to places now when I'm the only person born in New Zealand"

Dame Susan Devoy

Employment and housing are the main areas of discrimination for new migrants.

Future appears dry

Boston Curd

A warm and fertile spring has helped farmers weather this year's dry patch.

Shows for good cause

Rallying around for teen's family

In-hand Show Day

The equestrian community has banded together to help family struggling to pay its bills.

Gallipoli tougher for troops

Walking in her ancestors' footsteps

WAR STORIES:  Janet Johnson, of Waitara, has been selected to attend the Gallipoli 2015 commemorations. Johnson is pictured with grand-daughter Sophie Kate Wills.

Walking in the footsteps of her ancestors at next year's Anzac Day commemorations.

Gardens face ruin

"We need it to rain"

Coastal Taranaki School pupils, from left, Catharine Carrie, 17, Charlotte Walsh, 17, and Jana Taingahue-Rongonui,

It's not only Taranaki farmers praying for rain, townsfolk are suffering too.

Mayor keen to chat

"I want to break away from the shackles of habit"

Andrew Judd

Pull up a pew and have a beer with the mayor.

Hareb claims $10k purse

Paige Hareb

Hareb eliminated from World Tour event in ninth keeping her top ten hopes alive.

Dead fisherman named

The boat being examined by police.

LATEST: A fishing trip off the Taranaki coast has ended in tragedy.

Taranaki perfect

Jonathan Brownlee

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England's Jonathan Brownlee has seen a fair bit of the Taranaki countryside.

Clamper may appeal

Daniel Clout

Controversial clamper Daniel Clout is considering whether to appeal his conviction for operating without a licence.

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