Black belt heading to world champs

Drummond will be attending the World Hapkido Championships in September.

It's been 25 years but a Taranaki man has finally been awarded his black belt in a form of martial arts.

Liquor licence opposed

Viet Chefs is due to open on Devon Street in September.

The liquor licence of a soon-to-open New Plymouth Vietnamese restaurant, sandwiched between a proposed strip club and brothel, is being contested.

MacKay wants council finance revamp

Greg MacKay is running for the mayoralty of New Plymouth District Council.

Mayoral candidate Greg MacKay says New Plymouth needs its own roading gang and Len Lye costs need to come down.

Abuse of daughter shocks mayoral hopeful video

On Wednesday Craig Baylis and his sister Nadine spoke with Derek, who sleeps in Hāwera's High St, about why he has ...

His daughter copped abuse for his views, but Craig Baylis is now more determined than ever to win the South Taranaki mayoralty.

Local government a ruthless pursuit

Jo and Craig Baylis. Craig has announced he will be running for Mayor of South Taranaki District.

Let's keep this election clean. It can be tough. But it has to be clean. 

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Mōkau gets new New St John first response vehicle

Inside the new Volkswagon first response unit, which has been specifically designed for rural and remote communities, ...

A new St John first response unit in service at Mōkau is expected to improve emergency response times in the isolated community.

A 'Think Big' project in a national park

Department of Conservation Taranaki senior ranger Dave Rogers has spent years learning about the former quarry site in ...

Mike Watson investigates the industrial heritage of Taranaki's Egmont National Park.

Jobs advertised for Green School

Jobs for Green School New Zealand are being advertised.

Job advertisements for New Zealand's first Green School have finally gone online, and more than 400 applications have been received for the nine vacancies.

The slow-burning citizenship crisis

"Voting is not the act of a wishful consumer. It is the act of a citizen."

It is hard for me to fully accept that I am living in a country where the Local Body voter participation rate is so dismal.

Stoush over homeless man

Derek has his bedding set up in the doorway of a council-owned building on High St, Hāwera.

A man who has been sleeping rough in Hāwera's main street for years has become an election issue in South Taranaki.

Marae dreams restored

The initial design of the Ngāmotu Marae, which was to be located on Ocean View Pde site, was to cost $4.5 million and ...

Hope is being restored following the theft of nearly $500,000 funds for a New Plymouth marae.

Ministry to help Taranaki school

Wendy Sheridan-Smith took over as principal at Hāwera Intermediate this year.

A Ministry of Education manager has been called in to help Hāwera Intermediate.

Police force to be proud of

Former Taranaki police officer Shaun Keenan has paid a heavy price for his crimes.

OPINION: The breach of public trust when a serving or former police officer commits a crime is significant.

New Plymouth retailers don't want road closed

Devon St retailers Robert Coe and Ross Byers don't want the road closed for the Targa Rally.

Retailers on Devon St are not happy the road will be closed for the Targa Rally cars.

Rugby tickets cheaper than ever

General admission tickets to Taranaki Bulls games will only be $10.50 this year, down from $22.

General admission tickets to Taranaki Bulls homes games have been slashed by half and now only cost $10.50.

News

Youth attempts to unseat sitting councillor

Youngest Taranaki Regional Council candidate Elvisa van der Leden, 28, was drawn to the region by the mountain and ocean.

1:22 PM  She's just 28 and has only been in Taranaki four years but Elvisa van der Leden is keen to be a regional councillor.

Taking care of visiting rugby teams

John Davidson even carries spare mouthguards. "You wouldn't believe the number of players who forget," he says.

Plans for $1m car park for mountain

Pallet furniture convert

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Pallet furniture convert

Will, the pallet master builder.

It started with a shoe rack. 

Local government a ruthless pursuit

Jo and Craig Baylis. Craig has announced he will be running for Mayor of South Taranaki District.

Let's keep this election clean. It can be tough. But it has to be clean. 

The slow-burning citizenship crisis

"Voting is not the act of a wishful consumer. It is the act of a citizen."

It is hard for me to fully accept that I am living in a country where the Local Body voter participation rate is so dismal.

Police force to be proud of

Former Taranaki police officer Shaun Keenan has paid a heavy price for his crimes.

OPINION: The breach of public trust when a serving or former police officer commits a crime is significant.

Lifestyle

Dogs get their day in town

Red the kelpie and Floyd the fox terrier get a preview of their new freedom to accompany their owner Ella Borrows and Te ...

A bylaw change means dogs are being welcomed back in town centres in South Taranaki.

Jam but without all the sugar

Billy Mills, 17, left, and Bays Pratt, 16, take a look at the jam they made.

Try this excellent tomato and chilli jam that the boys can make that is not only delicious, but low in sugar and able to be made all year round.

Hillier to speak at garden festival

Kate Hillier was the general manager of the Ellerslie International Flower Show.

An award-winning gardener is coming to the region for the first time to share her love of the green thumb.

Play packs punch on sexism

Devising strategies before the match are Jacqui Penn, left, Skye Durdle, Charlie Couchman and Holly Winter.

Fun is definitely the standout winner in this light-hearted but thought-provoking comedy about women's rugby.

Persevere with pickling

Vegetables in an Italian style of brining called Giardiniera.

Repurpose, reuse, recycle are mantras I live by.

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