Ariana Shewry, 15, has recently made the New Zealand junior surf team.

Ariana's feeling of freedom gallery video

In October, Ariana Shewry will compete in the world junior surfing champs. In five to 10 years she'll be "on the World Tour (with a world title)".

'The Dukes of Waitara' 

Brothers Regan and Matthew Coxhead (left to right) were sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court on a raft of ...

Two brothers in stolen utes were pursued for 79kms, rammed a patrol car and assaulted an officer.

A loyal man, outstanding lawyer

Ian Mitchell helped create the Bowl of Brooklands and that's just the beginning.

Drink, crash, drink

When he crashed into his mates it wasn't enough to stop him drinking that night.

Transition from client to helper

A man's dramatic turnaround took him from client to helper, his lawyer says.

Fake flower fundraiser

People have been selling flowers as school fundraisers in New Plymouth - but it's all a hoax, the schools say.

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Bulls squad named

One test All Black Jarrad Hoeata has returned to play for Taranaki after a stint overseas.

Willie Rickards has named his squad for the first two Ranfurly Shield clashes, including the return of former All Black Jarrad Hoeata.

No adverse effects from fracking

Council monitoring finds no adverse effects from fracking at two sites in Taranaki.

Good ol' fashioned sing-a-long

End of a haberdashery era

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Assessing hydrogen fuel's future

CEO of Hiringa Energy Ltd Andrew Clennett. The company as given $950,000 to develop "zero-emission hydrogen transport fuel".

OPINION: There are a number of ways to produce hydrogen fuel, not all of them are environmentally friendly.

A combined energy future

A combination of approaches to energy generation should be sufficient to avoid the construction of more gas peaker ...

OPINION: Transitioning away from fossil fuels will require a combination of energy generation methods.

Faith in Taranaki: Fixated on the afterlife

It always intrigued me that we were so fixated on the afterlife, writes Glen Bennett.

Nirvana…Paradise…Heaven...religion has all sorts of names for this perfect place.

Conservation not for faint-hearted

A rare buttercup that only grows in one place in Canterbury is ranked higher on the Department of Conservation's species ...

OPINION: The Castle Hill buttercup is a very special thing. According to an algorithm.

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Good ol' fashioned sing-a-long

Epic Sandwich Community Choir welcome people to their rehearsal and performance on Thursday and Friday night.

Think your singing talents are wasted in the car? Epic Sandwich Community Choir has an open invitation.

End of a haberdashery era

In Stitches is Taranaki's last independent haberdashery but owner Maudette Brown is closing up at the end of the month.

When was the last time you visited a haberdashery?

Joy drives loneliness away

Participants at a new social event launched in Waverley for retired people take part in group exercises.

Laughter is a KPI in a new initiative to help beat loneliness and isolation in small communities.

Faith in Taranaki: Fixated on the afterlife

It always intrigued me that we were so fixated on the afterlife, writes Glen Bennett.

Nirvana…Paradise…Heaven...religion has all sorts of names for this perfect place.

A Taranaki Christmas in July

Strudel was the popular choice at the Midwinter Christkindel Christmas Market held at the Stony River Hotel Okato Taranaki.

The people had spoken at Okato's midwinter Christmas market – and they wanted strudel.

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