Pre-departure test prices a 'rip off' video

Amanda Bruning was shocked at what she was charged for a Covid-19 pre-departure test in New Plymouth.

4:35 PM  A New Plymouth woman says pre-departure tests are a rip off, costing "almost as much as I paid for my premium economy flight".

Spa pool stolen from New Plymouth

A spa pool, on a specialised spa trailer, was stolen about 1.34am on Thursday from Poolside Taranaki on Leach St.

Taranaki police are asking for sightings of a spa pool being towed by a car after one was stolen in the early hours of Thursday.

Man jailed for violent robbery

Hendrix Rawiri was sentenced to two years and six months’ jail. (file photo)

Hendrix Rawiri forced one victim to hand over a watch his father had given him. And in another instance, while at a family anti-violence camp, he threatened to shoot one of the facilitators.

Taranaki moves to restricted fire season video

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Taranaki community risk manager Rachel Utumapu is asking everyone do their bit to prevent ...

Just days after an uncontrolled burn went “crazy” north of New Plymouth, Taranaki has moved to a restricted fire season.

Police name man killed in Taranaki crash

The crash happened just after 9am on Monday morning on State Highway 45, north of Opunake.

Andrew Johnathan de Bruyn, 47, of New Plymouth, died after his car collided with a stock truck near Opunake on Monday.

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'Little bit of rain' helps put out Mt Messenger blaze video

Hāwera chief fire officer Glenn Heather worked on dampening down hot spots on Wednesday.

After two-and-a-half days a native bush fire north of New Plymouth has been extinguished.

Second division Lotto win in New Plymouth

The player was one of 16 to win Lotto second division in Wednesday’s draw. (file photo)

A Lotto player who bought their ticket in New Plymouth has won more than $14,000 in Wednesday’s draw.

Burnt down hut on Taranaki Maunga may be rebuilt

Discussions about rebuilding Lake Dive hut, pictured before it burnt down, are taking place, but it could be years ...

The Lake Dive Hut burnt down in 2020 in a suspicious fire. Discussions about its rebuild are taking place but it could be years before any action happens.

Symes happy to be home for the 2022 Taranaki men’s Open fours

Front row seats at Stratford Avon Bowling Club on Wednesday.

His side has now won five games and needs one further victory on Thursday to qualify for post section.

Crews, helicopter still fighting Mt Messenger fire video

Rural fire officer Josh Paice spent Wednesday morning scaling the hilly terrain to dampen down hot spots.

Taranaki crews are expecting it will take a third day to completely extinguish a controlled burn-off that went “crazy" and started a native bush fire.

Swimmers to be kept outside

The indoor pool at the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre will be closed at the end of January. (file photo)

New Plymouth's indoor swimming pool will shut until winter from the end of the month, as it undergoes a $500,000 upgrade.

Stratford District Council brings in water restrictions

Water sprinkler. Garden. Water restrictions. Photo:

The council said curbs were necessary to ensure minimum flows in the Pārtea River.

Woman left needing surgeries after pub attack

Tania Lee Simmons, 44, has been sentenced for her attack on a woman at the Salty Dog Cafe & Bar in 2020. (File photo)

A Taranaki mother has been sentenced to community detention after attacking a woman outside a pub, resulting in her needing multiple surgeries.

Lifeguards needed for Stratford's new $20m pool

Stratford's pool is recruiting more lifeguards for the new facility that is opening up at the end of the year. Pictured ...

Recruitment is underway for Stratford's new $20 million pool complex, which is due to open by Christmas.

Search on for new Taranaki Rugby boss

Laurence Corlett has quit as chief executive of Taranaki Rugby.

Laurence Corlett has resigned as boss of Taranaki Rugby after just two years in the job.


Drug and firearms charges after South Taranaki police search

The 60-year-old man has appeared in Hāwera District Court on drug and firearms charges.

A 60-year-old man has appeared in court after police seized illegal firearms, drugs and money in South Taranaki.

Minigolf fun to help Hospice Taranaki

Two Taranaki IT companies are linking up to raise money for Hospice Taranaki, which is facing a shortfall of about $4.5million.

'Little bit of rain' helps put out Mt Messenger blaze video

Taranaki man continued to drive after losing licence


The fridge and the art of enlightened camping

291221 News Photo. VANESSA LAURIE/STUFF Generic/Opunake Holiday Park, Opunake Beach, Summer Camping, Taranaki Summer.

In a few days, when I pack the car and the trailer to go camping for a week, a refrigerator will be top priority.

It's always sunny in Taranaki

Famous for rain, Taranaki could soon be talking up its sunshine.

Want some place sunny to visit - it's time you considered Taranaki.

Jim Tucker on getting a gong

New Plymouth journalist Jim Tucker has a few thoughts on the gong process.

In case you’re wondering, although probably you’re not, getting a gong is a process that in itself has as many twists and turns as the lifetime it recognises.

Humbled by the Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year nominees

Black Ferns Sevens Olympic gold medalist Michaela Blyde has been selected as Taranaki Daily News Person of Year along ...

Every year since 2008 the Taranaki Daily News has selected five people who have made a significant contribution to their community. It's always a humbling process.


Small beer: tiny towns with big tasting craft beers, in cow country video

The lads at Workshop in Raglan on a brew day. From left, Jake Gibbs, Bruno David, Matt Williams and Glyn MacDiarmid.

In the second round of shouting out to provincial craft beers, Kevin Norquay finds his way to "Taradise".

Berry trifle

I make these trifles into individual servings, so some can be child-friendly without the liquor.

A recipie designed to be adaptable, the sponge can be made from scratch, as can the custard, or use store-bought and throw this together in no time.

Chocolate truffle slice

When all the feasting is done, this is a terrific after-dinner treat with coffee, or a perfect side for a nightcap.

When all the feasting is done, this is a terrific after-dinner treat with coffee, or a perfect side for a nightcap.

New potatoes with caper & dill beurre noisette (browned butter)

New Potatoes need little more than butter and mint. However, this browned butter sauce, with the addition of capers and ...

New Potatoes need little more than butter and mint. However, this browned butter sauce, with the addition of capers and dill, delivers a flavour hit.

Blistered green beans with spring onion & walnut sauce

These beans only need a quick flash on the hot plate before serving.

The punchy walnut sauce can be made ahead of time, plus the beans blanched and set aside until ready to throw on the barbecue.

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