The diminutive exterior is deceiving - inside and out back is a stylish garden and classy hosts.
It's "Old Salts" day at the New Plymouth Yacht Club tomorrow.
More endangered blue duck have returned to the slopes of Mt Taranaki.
Waitara was transformed into a melting pot of the world's cultural diversity.
A woman who stole a handbag was caught by a phone app.
A third New Plymouth councillor has now turned his back on $498 worth of Womad tickets.
A high-profile Taranaki eatery owned by a prominent regional leader is to close.
Andarko's $300m campaign fails to find oil.
Students gather for a dance workshop with Zimbabwean band Mokoomba.
Boy competes against adults
He may be just 12 Gage Peters is streets ahead when it comes to radio controlled cars.
A section of New Plymouth's CBD is evacuated again after contractors puncture a gas main.
Dane Brooks is a talented sportsman, no doubt about that.
The art pieces are in but CanTeen Taranaki still has more than 100 tickets to sell for its inaugural art auction fundraiser.
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A New Plymouth battler who turned her back on power companies is now in a fight with neighbours.
Simple delicacies can be turned into award-winning creations as shown by Waitara High School.
Playing new tunes at Womad
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Kiwi songstress Kimbra is about to play her first show in NZ since she won a Grammy.
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The rising young stars of equestrian provided the highlight in the Series Final Show at Hawera at the weekend.
Womad may not be such a big money spinner for other parts of the hospitality industry.
and the living's easy
Taranaki turned on the heat on anniversary day yesterday and folks were out in force soaking up the sun at New Plymouth's parks and beaches.
Meika Watson-Burrows always dreamed of entering Miss Taranaki so this year she did and she came out the winner.
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South Taranaki's first family of gelato are changing gear.
"The older I get, the grumpier I get."
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Stepping into the Strandon Barber, on New Plymouth's Devon St East, was like doing the time warp.
Betty and Trevor Bremner have created the Sshhmute, a practice mute for brass instruments.
The Archbishop of the Anglican Church is supporting the move to have female bishops consecrated.
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Hardest thing about taking over as co-coaches of Spotswood United is the pressure.
There's a rustic indicator of the rural setting of this Henwood Rd property.
Move over Gladys Bird, Linda Wiggins has you beat.
Former journalist found the stick on a New Plymouth bridge and is looking for its owner.
MP says Taranaki has been at the forefront of New Zealand's economic recovery.
Surfing helped turn Peter Martin's life around and he is committed to keeping the culture of the sport alive.
A David-versus-Goliath battle is brewing over Vogeltown's proposed Countdown supermarket.
Once apon a time New Zealand's dairy farmers bulked out the All Blacks' forward pack.
Preemie friends thrive
After the struggles two little girls have had just to survive, doing a Weet-Bix Tryathlon will be a piece of cake.
A bold initiative which transformed Inglewood Primary School has been celebrated.
A bylaw will not be necessary to keep New Plymouth's squeegee bandits under control.
What started as a plea for change could soon see the Ukraine descend into a bloody conflict.
Bell Block students lapped up a river rush during a session on water safety yesterday.
Taranaki pair defended their national title at the Dressage NZ Championships.
Yachtsman with survival skills first to arrive for the New Plymouth to Mooloolaba solo race.
Americarna boss John Rae has slammed bars for not supporting the event.
A new alcohol policy could see inner city bars and clubs shut at 2am.
Student learning can now be tracked live with an app developed by Taranaki teachers.
Racer Shaun Cooke won the New Zealand minisprint championship at Stratford Speedway.
Crash fears for the blind
A partially sighted woman fears the New Plymouth footpaths she walks on every day will be taken over.
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A green outlook and sea horizon sealed the deal when Milan and Liesbeth purchased 88b Dorset Ave.
Carrying a tray of flat whites proved easier than backing a truck and trailer for MP.
Is increasing New Zealand's minimum hourly wage by 50 cents really going to make anything better?
New Plymouth's iconic Honeyfield Fountain has been restored to its former glory.
Sarah Foy visits an Oakura garden, once open to the public, that is being revived.
"All I could see was the knife shining out of the corner of my eye. It was half an inch away from my throat"
Traumatised taxi driver still has flashbacks of the point of a knife lined up against his neck.