It's been a bumper flax flowering season, writes Glyn Church.
A long overdue athletics academy has been established in Taranaki.
Once a salty blond, now a stately gray
Since arriving at in 1987 the only noticeable change is the colour of his beard
Taranaki Federated Farmers has its first woman president.
A man whose schizophrenia compelled him to collect thousands of toys is giving them all away.
"For us, it means we can finally move on"
Urewera four member and Parihaka resident Urs Signer will not be deported from New Zealand if he can stay out of trouble.
'We just kept getting fobbed off'
Residents of remote Matau are pleading for a permanent fix to their phone lines, which are sometimes out for weeks at a time.
Yesterday afternoon was the perfect time for a romantic waddle along Oakura Beach for two black swans.
Budding dancer Brianna Ellis is leaping towards success.
The back seat of a car can be deadly for dogs on a hot summer's day, the SPCA warn.
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When Kerry Vosseler goes home for peace and quiet the bees buzz.
Yvonne Cunningham has migrated four times in her life, but now calls New Plymouth home.
Student wins opportunity of a lifetime
New Plymouth's Hamish Fagg is set to go where only an elite few have gone before - into space.
A report by councillor John McLeod could help reverse the decision to remove bins from New Plymouth's Pig-Out Point.
A New Plymouth couple have found a way to make Christmas parties more appealing for the selfie generation.
"It's healthier than ice cream"
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A cool new family-run business is set to freshen up New Plymouth.
Unlike other graduates, Sophie Munro will have no problem with first-day nerves.
Paris Beach will set up where the Big Wave Cafe used to be.
People will party on a New Plymouth street if the Magogs get the go-ahead for their shindig.
The latest Novopay debacle has left a retiring Taranaki teacher with an outstanding debt.
"If they have a patchwork of speed zones, it's stupid"
Taranaki's black spot highway will have speed limits reduced and passing lanes removed.
Chauncey Hepi is ready to risk his life to play ball
Taranaki talent is gearing up for a big night at the Bowl tonight.
Builds on his winning streak
Sam Rapira stretched his unbeaten professional boxing record to five straight last night.
"It's awesome. Really high intensity"
Netball player Chantelle Ngaia is going to get it on with sportswomen D'arna Te Pau Konui
Invention to help people stay safe in the sun helps girls take out national title
Welcome sign competition entries have left judges with a tough decision
Australian pelicans have flown into Patea and made the river their temporary home.
Woman fined $40 for a simple mistake at parking pay station one of thousands
"People are getting back to nature and they are loving the taste"
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A milk revolution is bubbling up in Taranaki.
Santa's Cabin now open for business
Santa Claus has come to town.
Taranaki benefited by more than $1m as a result of last month's Oceania Cup hockey tournament.
12 new junior doctors
Taranaki Base Hospital has welcomed 12 junior doctors to the team.
A taxi driver who had a knife held to his throat during a robbery "did everything right".
'I think that the community is decidedly angry'
Vandalism is costing New Plymouth $500,000 a year as the destruction spreads.
Prominent businessmen Philip Brown and Craig Norgate unveiled as the two major backers of Taranaki's investment into the Chiefs.
Harrops off overseas
Taranaki's legal profession will have big shoes to fill after the Harrops leave.
New man in charge of police thinks use of technology in day to day policing may be over-rated.
"I hear all sorts of screaming and carrying on"
Pukekura Park's neighbouring residents say hooliganism is rife within its boundaries at night.
LATEST: A 20-year-old man has been arrested and will be charged with theft for allegedly stealing a prize Christmas tree.
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Sometimes a second chance is all someone needs to start a new life.
A new Fitzroy store is leaving shoppers with a sweet taste in their mouths.
Taranaki looks to have scootered its way into creating an official new Guinness World Record.
Hundreds of voices heralded the arrival of Christmas at New Plymouth's annual TSB Bank Carols by Candlelight concert last night.
Poet's Bridge in New Plymouth's Pukekura Park has been closed due to vandalism.
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There's a little more bounce in Daryn Shaw's step these days
VW enthusiasts are gathering this weekend to share their love of the classic car
Eight Inglewood women have raised more than $26,000 for a friend with a rare disease
A Taranaki judge described domestic abuse as a blight on society
'He is going to leave a great legacy behind'
In Meldin Moos' eyes Nelson Mandela was a man who brought unity, peace, and hope