CanTeen members are preparing to go hard at The Crank, a national fundraising event for CanTeen.
Welbourn School is a brighter place.
North Taranaki Community Men's Shed wants to build its membership base.
Rainbow Taranaki wants more members.
Stratford's public gardens are looking extra spic and span, thanks to a dedicated gardening team.
The embattled Hawera Brass Band is losing its premises but gaining a new home, temporarily at least.
It's that time of year again; time to get out the apron, whip up a cupcake mix and conjure up creative icing ideas.
Somewhere in Arras, France, are two little boys who can sing their colours in Maori, thanks to Eltham's Huia Brown.
Katrina breaks the cycle
As a scared little girl Katrina Crews was failed by every adult in her life, but she is lucky.
New Plymouth Huatoki Walkway is bound to become another jewel in New Plymouth's crown.
Nine years down the track and Norm Hewitt still enjoys delivering One of the Family to schools around the country.
YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK - Taranaki
New Plymouth Repertory Theatre's latest production Best Man Faller is sure to get people talking.
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.
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.
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.
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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