Ambulances at the ready at their Barrett Street Hospital base in New Plymouth circa 1981.

Asbestos removal continues

2:40 PM  The demolition work at Barrett St Hospital has no set end date and will "cost us just over a million dollars".

Te reo? No problem

Most Taranaki secondary schools offer both compulsory and optional te reo Maori classes

3:02 PM  Did you learn te reo Maori at high school?

The rich and the richer

OPINION: Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are obscenely wealthy but they've also made the world a more convenient place. Is that enough?

New owners for burger joint

A popular New Plymouth burger joint is under new ownership but the burgers won't change.

Collecting for a tangi

Two men were caught with 251 paua, 191 of them undersized.

Fail and move on

 A couple of weeks ago New Plymouth man Paul Feltoe got a boat from Los Angeles to Catalina Island - then swam the 32.3kms back.

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Home Office approves visa

New Plymouth woman Abbey Looker, pictured with her father, Grant, has been allowed back into the UK after a visa botch-up

3:03 PM  A NZ woman has had her UK work visa finally approved after a two-month delay and a 10 year travel ban threat.

The place of last resort

A schizophrenic first offender went to jail because he had nowhere else to go. Is that good enough?

A taste of Taranaki

Doug Wilson still walking the talk

Sport

Taranaki captain rules himself out

Mitchell Crosswell will not be leading Taranaki out this season.

Injury toll rises for Taranaki before season even starts.

Chiefs 'are viewed differently'

Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge says the off-field incidents in the off-season have the franchise viewed ...

Off-field incidents have changed public opinion and made the Chiefs look inward, assistant coach says.

Silver Ferns trial next on Kelly Jury's agenda

Kelly Jury was in outstanding form for the New Zealand under-21 side.

National trials next thing for outstanding defender.

Defending champs dominate second half

Tysons goal attack Amber Ormond lines up a shot against Inglewood.

Tysons put the foot down in third quarter.

Lienert-Brown in hostile territory

Anton Lienert-Brown returns home to Christchurch this weekend and is hoping to disappoint the locals.

Born-and-bred Cantab plans on keeping the Christchurch crowd quiet as he runs on in Chiefs colours.

opinion

The rich and the richer

mazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos has been named the richest person in the world.

OPINION: Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are obscenely wealthy but they've also made the world a more convenient place. Is that enough?

Sometimes the whole world really is against you

John Sargeant is not so sure the digital divide is that divided anymore.

It seems that "connectivity of stuff" is more than just a rumour.

The beauty in front of us

It's his homebase but Jim Tucker has been blown away by just how amazing Taranaki is.

Jim Tucker is finding out things about his hometown that have left him reeling.

The beauty of simplicity

Are the All Blacks always excited or can they just not be bothered thinking of better ways to express themselves?

OPINION: Forget the buzzwords. Jim Tucker knows simplicity is the best way to say what you mean.

Lifestyle

New owners for burger joint

New Prohibition owners Andy Le and Gabby Tran will be keeping the burger restaurant much the same.

A popular New Plymouth burger joint is under new ownership but the burgers won't change.

Bringing life to wood

This table and benches have kept the organic shapes of the wood.

Virginia Winder meets a couple bringing wood to life.

Taranaki artists on festival menu

New Plymouth band The Blistered Fingers, from left Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick ...

"I think there's also an important part for a festival to play in presenting local artists."

The wheel turns for The Slacks

The Slacks, left to right, Mark Armstrong, Blake Gibson, Zane Greig and Scott Armstrong, will present a run of music ...

What's next for The Slacks?

So, why visit Nelson?

The Priapos Fountain at Queen's Gardens is one of the more notable attributes of the historic grounds.

What to do with a direct flight to Nelson? Here's five reasons you might want to head south.

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