Emergency housing grants offer economic lifeline to hospitality school


PIHMS in Bell Block is one of the hotels/motels which got a ...

5:00 AM  The decision to offer some of its rooms up as emergency housing helped people when they needed it most, while providing an economic lifeline for the hospitality school too.

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter crew train - as newest member's dad looks on

Winch training for the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter at Back Beach on Saturday.

Paul Kalin got a text from his daughter inviting him to watch her at work - in a helicopter winching personnel from the sea off New Plymouth.

Slip-sliding away to a shoddy spectacle

TARANAKI, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 07: Fans look on from the stands during the round one Bunnings NPC match between Taranaki ...

Three hundred and sixty-five days after delighting a packed Pukekura Park with a thrilling win over Hawke’s Bay, the Taranaki rugby side delivered a damp squib on Sunday with a 13-11 loss to Northland.

Police want help to solve Taranaki homicide

04082022 News Photo VANESSA LAURIE/STUFF There was a police presence outside a South Rd address in Taranaki on Thursday ...

Police have made a public appeal for information as they try and solve the homicide of a young Taranaki man.

Unconventional arrival at hospital for new MRI machine

An MRI machine is hoisted by crane into Taranaki Base Hospital.

A new MRI machine has lifted the roof at Taranaki Base Hospital.

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Taranaki homicide victim named

A thorough search of the South Rd address connected to Wednesday's homicidein New Plymouth took place on Friday.

A thorough scene examination of a New Plymouth house connected to a homicide investigation launched after the death of Rei Marshall began on Friday.

Bulls ready for opening match at Pukekura Park

Taranaki played Hawke's Bay at Pukekura Park last year in a game that had an awesome atmospher. (file photo)

It’s a case of rinse and repeat for the Taranak Bulls ahead of their opening home match at Pukekura Park on Sunday.

Muzz the Mullet revs up New Plymouth mayoralty race video

Murray “Muzz” McDowell has promised New Plymouth he will be a mayor for the people.

Murray McDowell sports New Plymouth's best known mullet and he’s hoping to ride that notoriety to victory in the race for mayor.

Taranaki councillors encourage mums to stand

16092019 News Photo ANDY JACKSON/STUFF.   Amanda Clinton-Gohdes has given up her job as a lawyer to run for the NPDC.

Two of Taranaki’s first term councillors are encouraging other mothers to stand at the upcoming local body elections to create more diversity among elected members.

Taranaki man, granddaughter escape burning home

The house was visibly blackened and smoke could be seen seeping from the roof.

A man was able to get his granddaughter out of his house just before a fire engulfed the kitchen.

Giant leap takes Taranaki Airs to the top after 30 years video

Hometown hero Carlin Davison dunks.

Even an hour-and-a-half before tip-off you could tell the Mountain Airs’ final home game was going to be something special. The car parks were full and the entry line was much, much longer than usual.

Hats off to the 'greatest photograph in the history of New Zealand photography'

Barry Durrant captured his famous photo “Hats Off at Hole Through” during the official ceremony to mark the breakthrough ...

With perfect camera timing Barry Durrant captured a blast from the past that won him a major award and ongoing accolades. His 1968 photo “Hats Off at Hole Through” might just be the best photo ever taken in NZ.

First tanker full of Taranaki sheep milk picked up for processing

The first tanker of sheep milk was picked up from the Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) Miraka Hipi hub in South Taranaki ...

There were dozens of milk tankers criss-crossing Taranaki on Thursday afternoon but one of them was carrying something just a little bit different.

Charges filed after workplace incident

3072020 News Photo ANDY JACKSON/STUFF.   File pics, generic court, New Plymouth district court. NP court

Three New Plymouth businesses have been charged with exposing a person to risk or harm following an August 2020 workplace incident.

Waitara bus route booms with cheap tickets

The Waitara bus route has seen a 40% increase in passenger numbers. (file photo)

Low fares are enticing more passengers onto Taranaki buses, with the Waitara route one of the success stories.


Free rugby no more - flats bordering New Plymouth stadium pegged for demolition

The flats neighbouring Yarrow Stadium have been a popular spot for decades.

Scoring a free seat at Taranaki rugby games is soon to be a thing of the past with a block of residential flats boasting sweeping views of Yarrow Stadium pegged for demolition.

'Hole-in-One' house is a winner video

It's easy to see how this NZIA Western Architecture award-winning home in Palmerston North got its name.

Number of students dropping out of school early

Taranaki homicide victim named


Love him or hate him Blippi will save your parental life

Blippi is a children's education show on YouTube and the creator of it, Stevin John, is worth millions of dollars.

Personally, I’m not his biggest fan, but the multimillionaire YouTuber is one of the few things that will keep my 18-month-old still for longer than five minutes.

Opinion: Time for action on co-governance

Tino rangatiratanga is something Māori expected would be protected by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. (File Photo)

Opinion: Selling co-governance in a country still grappling with its colonial past might be an up hill battle. But it's a fight worth having.

'Capture the learnings from this situation' Eh?

Roadworks were scheduled at Tariki and Midhirst in Taranaki on Sunday, but only the ones at Midhirst went ahead.

OPINION: Meet the winner of this year’s coveted “What the Bloody Hell Does That Even Mean?” award for marketing-speak cobblers.

What postnatal depression looks like

Postnatal depression can look different for everyone. For me, I was unable to be in the same room as my new baby. (file ...

OPINION: For me it was being unable to be in the same room as my new baby, flinching every time someone said congratulations and told me how beautiful he was.


Folk singer returns to New Plymouth to play tunes and spin yarns

Folk singer Adam McGrath who is playing 4th Wall Theatre on Aug 4th.

Adam McGrath never prepares a set list, he likes to build a show around the feel of the crowd he’s performing to each night.

A Nice little place to park in the heart of New Plymouth

Parkes is one of life’s colourful characters, but sometimes “I just want to go upstairs and have mince on toast”.

When the doors are closed at the Nice Hotel you might find Terry Parkes unwinding in his tropical sanctuary out back.

The Pink Hammer a heart-warming night of entertainment

The cast: Back Row: Suzy Adair as Louise, Brad Duynhoven as Woody, Nicola Bleasel, Helen; Front Row: Jacqui Penn, ...

It's a brave playwright who chooses to set a play in Palmerston North. The city is often being referred to as boring and flat. However, this play is anything but boring or flat.

Kev and Bev a hit on New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway video

18072022 NEWS PHOTO ANDY MACDONALD / TARANAKI DAILY NEWS......Kevin and Beverley Harvey....Kev's converted an electric ...

Kevin Harvey was having a “hell of a job” pushing his wife’s wheelchair up the hills of New Plymouth. So he welded an electric bike to the back.

An art deco beauty with views of mountain and sea video

HOMED: Inner city living 10/127 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth Central, Taranaki

Built in 1924, this brightly-coloured block has had something of a chequered reputation but now it's home to young families and first time buyers.

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