Building full of borer
Hawera's Brass Band is refusing to go quietly into the night after a seismic report found significant deficiencies in its building.
CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki
A festival that began as a reaction to rejection has blossomed into a cherished tradition.
A New Plymouth family wants to start a support group for parents and patients suffering from auditory processing disorder.
Something fishy is going on at New Waves.
People can make their animal friends poster pets.
A New Plymouth group is trying to re-establish the art of growing your own groceries.
Te reo has always played a big part in Wharehoka Wano's life, both professionally and personally.
A big part of parenting is providing children with values and life skills as they move into adulthood.
Developing new avenues where te reo can be spoken is one way to keep the language alive, according to one Taranaki expert in the field.
Reclaiming a missing part of her identity is something one Waitara woman will be forever thankful for.
A decision to learn Maori almost 20 years ago changed the course of Archie Hurunu's life forever.
Showing kids they have a bright future
Eli Waikawa has gone from a tough start to a bright future, and hopes to help others do the same.
Haimona Maruera remembers his first day at primary school vividly.
New Plymouth District Council has received only two comments from the public about lowering the speed limit to 40 kilometres an hour.
PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki
A quartet of robotics students have proven themselves unshakeable in competition.
Taranaki's Connector bus service is proving even more successful than predicted.
A new wall of flaxes, grasses and cabbage trees is improving the scenery at Hawera's Turuturu Mokai redoubt.
YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK - Taranaki
Police and the New Plymouth District Council are working together to tackle the problem of people running red lights.
Bell Block School is now 27 native plants richer.
Kaponga became the 51st state of America for a couple of hours on Friday night as the town celebrated Independence Day.
Hawera is the newest home of the sport of princes, push-bike polo.
Stratford soccer club has stopped selling alcohol at its clubrooms as part of a focus on its younger members.
Taranaki principals are baulking at the idea of being in charge of nine other schools.
After wrestling pigs and standing on wasp nests, animal control officer Jim Aitken is retiring.
Sam Ekenasio's mini motorbike was built with plenty of elbow grease and a good dollop of motor oil.
VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News
Rachael and Jason Ruakere and their boys are living a simple life at Puniho Pa.
A principal has praised the actions of his pupils following a bus crash in rural South Taranaki.
A heritage-protected ombu tree is getting best guest treatment at the site of a new hotel.
Futsal at the court under New Plymouth's Wind Wand was in full swing yesterday.
Capable young people
Four Taranaki scouts have received the organisation's highest accolade, breaking a five-year drought.
Banging on about it doesn't help
OPINION: As New Zealand moves towards the Government's stated goal of being smoke-free by 2025, stories such as those that appeared on Tuesday's front page will become more frequent.
Chinese buyers look to be back in the running to buy the controversial multimillion-dollar Tasmanian Farms.
TARYN UTIGER - Taranaki Daily News
Taranaki's airport has become a victim of its own success and is losing money as a result.
New technology challenge
Finn van Bergen's dream sleepout is a safari park with green fields and animal print chairs.
Taranaki has lost two of its centenarians in two days.
Grey-haired firefighters are nothing to worry about, Taranaki area commander Pat Fitzell says.
But education still key
Security cameras may help prevent bullying, but education is still key, principals say.
Art of the matter
ISOBEL EWING - Taranaki Daily News
A ukulele teacher's brave venture into holding classes results in fun times and some friendly rivalry
Outlaw smoking in bars and restaurants and you'll lose patrons, smokers say.
Retailers say they are fed up with birds doing what birds do - leaving their signature over cars, footpaths and restaurant tables in New Plymouth's Devon St.
It is time for new adventures for Willie Vance after 18 years at the helm of the New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology.
Inglewood man has taken out the Mr Universe body-building masters title in Korea.
'Today has been quite a big eye opener'
A 60-strong group was given the chance to feel the effects of their actions on Saturday.
Outward Bound - on wheels
MICHELE ONG - Taranaki Daily News
Kirstie Fairhurst refuses to allow her physical limitations to prevent her enjoying a full life.
"I never really liked politics"
Taranaki's Internet Party candidate has been revealed.
Plans to mine millions of tonnes of ironsand from the South Taranaki seabed have been scuttled after a landmark hearing.
Getting something good into gardens
Magnolias Genie and Cleopatra have earned Waitara plant breeder Vance Hooper a prestigious award.
A mother's attempt to make school lunches ended with a crunch when she discovered glass in the jam jar.
A legion of leaky Taranaki schools could cost the Government millions as it grapples to plug a billion-dollar hole.
Puanga is a special time of year
Puanga is a special time of year for Puna Te Aroha Wharehoka.