A potential buyer searches for a bargain at New Plymouth's Puke Ariki library.

End of era for library CDs

3:31 PM  With more music lovers turning to online streaming, a New Plymouth library sells its CDs.

1.24 million vote early

2:28 PM  Over 250,000 people voted on the last day of early voting, bringing the advance vote to record breaking levels.

Unlocking dementia video

Dementia has a terrible effect on many Kiwi lives, and the situation will get worse. 

Justice 'not being seen'

Lawyer argues legally blind client's "access to justice" at risk because of no new glasses.

Living on with a head injury

Former rugby lock tackles healthier life after concussion forces him to move on.

Home stretch awaits Hareb

She's been in contention all year, now the Kiwi surfer knows it's time to lock in her qualification to the world tour.

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Tattoo memento a winner

Stacey Drummond created the tattoo on Jessica Birss that won her the title of Miss Tattoo New Zealand.

She's Miss Tattoo Fest thanks to a work created in honour of her daughter Esme.

The man with two brains

"If you're a plumber, be the best plumber in the world, if you're a jet pilot, be the best jet pilot in the world."

Urban pig moves to farm

Free bus rides get people out of cars


Hype horses to deliver

Gingernuts is a much better chance on Saturday than he was in the Tarzino Trophy.

Don't believe the hype... well actually, we think you should in the Windsor Park Plate.

Good conditions would be foreign

Mike Kainga will return from a knee injury via the Taranaki Development side.

Taranaki Development hoping for a rare fine day.

Taranaki hope to break 44-year hoodoo

Pita Sowakula will be one of Taranaki's key ball carriers when they meet Hawke's Bay at McLean Park.

Long time between drinks for Taranaki at McLean Park.

Home stretch awaits Hareb

Paige Hareb is looking to make her presence felt in her final two events of the year.

She's been in contention all year, now the Kiwi surfer knows it's time to lock in her qualification to the world tour.

Chasing the Gold trail

Classy filly Astor is a $4 favourite for the Gold Trail Stakes.

Smart filly likely to start favourite but it is her toughest test yet.


When it's good to be wrong

The Marsland Hill New Zealand Wars memorial is dedicated to just one side in the conflict but is valuable as a reminder ...

OPINION: They were right and now they're not so right. For that we should be thankful.

A holiday of eating well

If you go to Noosa and don't eat prawns are you really there at all?

OPINION: Getting through customs can be tricky if you want to eat well on holiday.

An election reporting recollection

Jim Tucker began his journalism career in Taranaki and soon got a taste of the 'power' a reporter had come election time.

OPINION: Jim Tucker began covering elections when he was 19. Even Muldoon couldn't put him off.

An afterlife experience

Two weeks after her death, while Allen performed a service at the Taranaki Cathedral, his daughter made a surprise ...

OPINION: A heartbroken father blessed with a reassuring mystery.


Couple building up to success

Taranaki couple Brendon Lawrence and Nikayla Baker have pushed each other to the heights of body building, both coming ...

It takes dedication to get to the top in body building, so it helps to have a partner who is as into it as you are.

An arty makeover to love

A koru-shaped steel sculpture called Zepher by Gary Baynes is nestled in a garden bed.

It's a garden full of art but you have to look carefully to see it.

Top Irish musician coming to town

Declan O'Rourke will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre in New Plymouth next month.

 Last time he was in the country, the musician had a "spiritual experience" when he jammed with some Māori folk.

The gang's all here!

Gang shows,such as this one put on by the New Plymouth St Joseph's Scout group in 2006 have a proud tradition in ...

 When scouting 'Gang Shows" were all the rage.

Ending the 'Six O'Clock Swill'

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

Taranaki voters overwhelmingly chose later opening hours.

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