Green School NZ's $11.7m expansion project under way video

The project will enable the school roll to grow from 75 students to 250.

13 min ago  A private Taranaki school that found itself at the centre of a political scandal in 2020 is now beginning its $11.7 million expansion project.

Hāwera presented with two options for schools

Hāwera Intermediate School will close under both options being considered by the Ministry of Education for the future of ...

5:00 AM  After years in limbo, Hāwera's schools now face one last round of consultation before learning what their future holds.

Cross town 1st XV rivals battle it out

NPBHS winger Zak McDonald attempts to crash the tackle of FDMC winger Jack Feaver (11) and Te Rangi Cameron.

Few rugby venues in the country engender a gladiatorial atmosphere as the Gully Ground at New Plymouth Boys’ High School.

Man jailed for strangling and assaulting partner

William Teanini was jailed for family violence in the New Plymouth District Court. (File photo)

He told her she was lucky he did not kill her since she made him so angry.

Sheep-killing dog still in pound

Police received reports of sheep being killed on Stratford’s Pembroke Rd around 10.30am on Sunday, May 2. (File photo)

The Stratford District Council is still holding one of the dogs that took part in killing 18 sheep earlier this month.

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Mt Messenger bypass opponents to pay $36,000; hopes Supreme Court will hear case

The planned Mt Messenger bypass will follow a valley through native bush bordering on private land.

In the ongoing litigious saga of the Mt Messenger bypass, strident opposers have been ordered to pay nearly $40,000 in costs.

Helicopter pilot recalls body recovery mission video

Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter pilot and base manager Mike Adair flew the helicopter throughout the initial search ...

It was torchlight streaming through the dark near the summit of Taranaki Maunga that let rescue helicopter pilot Mike Adair know the climbers he was searching for had been in the area.

Seabed mining and the opposition's credibility gap video

Trans-Tasman Resources Limited proposes to mine sand from the seabed in an area in the South Taranaki Bight.

OPINION: Opposition to seabed mining lacks scientific credibility and would deny New Zealand access to a billion-dollar sustainable export industry, the company behind the proposal says.

Taranaki woman was beaten around the head with a golf club (graphic content)

Maxwell repeatedly struck the victim in the head with the club, causing her head to split open and bleed profusely.

The blows cause her head to split open and bleed profusely.

Developer's family to discuss name with iwi

New Plymouth developer and builder Willie Still, 93, worked up to the morning he was taken ill and admitted to hospital.

The family of a well-known developer, who died just after 2020 lockdown, have asked for his final project to be given his name.

Chiefs face locking crisis for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman opener v Force in Perth video

A “dinged up” Naitoa Ah Kuoi won’t be making the Chiefs’ trip to Perth.

Mitchell Brown and Naitoa Ah Kuoi both ruled out of trip to Western Australia, meaning Zane Kapeli is set for a "hybrid" role.

'We'll leave no stone unturned': Chiefs digging deep into hotel incident video

Clayton McMillan is confident none of the Chiefs organisation were involved in any disruptive behaviour.

Coach Clayton McMillan said allegations against his squad were "really disappointing" and "unfair" but that they will keep investigations open.

Taranaki Regional Council looks towards 2031

060421 News Photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF Taranaki Regional Council hears submissions on the establishment of a maori ward.

Taranaki Regional Council's 10 year vision drew more bouquets than brickbats from submitters.

Water is a taonga, not an asset video

Taranaki’s waterways are far from where New Plymouth District Councillor Dinnie Moeahu wants them to be.

OPINION: It’s interesting to see and read about the importance of looking after our waterways these days.

Gang member jailed after assaults

A Black Power member has been jailed for assault and other offending in New Plymouth District Court.

A Taranaki gang member who assaulted his partner, and was then involved in further crime while on bail, has been jailed.

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New Plymouth joins Pharmac protest

About 30 people attended the nationwide Lie Down for Life protest at Puke Ariki Landing on Wednesday.

The names of 60 people who had allegedly died while waiting for funded medicines to be approved by the government were read out at New Plymouth’s Puke Ariki Landing on Wednesday.

Netball: Tysons East ready for a top-of-the-table clash with Inglewood

Both teams are unbeaten and Tysons have only retained three players from last season.

Taranaki trails trust plans off-road network

Councils looking to establish composting plant

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Seabed mining and the opposition's credibility gap video

Trans-Tasman Resources Limited proposes to mine sand from the seabed in an area in the South Taranaki Bight.

OPINION: Opposition to seabed mining lacks scientific credibility and would deny New Zealand access to a billion-dollar sustainable export industry, the company behind the proposal says.

Water is a taonga, not an asset video

Taranaki’s waterways are far from where New Plymouth District Councillor Dinnie Moeahu wants them to be.

OPINION: It’s interesting to see and read about the importance of looking after our waterways these days.

How to safely enjoy Taranaki Maunga video

The summit of Taranaki Maunga is particularly dangerous in the autumn and winter months.

The beauty of Taranaki Maunga is well known, but unfortunately it also has a reputation as one of the deadliest mountains in New Zealand.

Critique from a former New Plymouth District Council insider

Submission to the New Plymouth District Council Long Term plan hearings on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

In 1764 James Otis, a firebrand lawyer, popularized the phrase “taxation without representation is tyranny” that rapidly morphed into the rallying cry of the American Revolution.

Lifestyle

Taranaki trails trust plans off-road network

The Taranaki Trails Trust has a 30-year plan to build a network of off-road bike and walking trails.

A Taranaki-based walking and biking trust has a 30-year vision to build a network of off-road trails in the region for users to exercise safely.

Vanilla-poached quince with creamy rice pudding

This is the kind of comforting dessert I would love to be served.

This is the kind of comforting dessert I would love to be served.

Quince (or apple) tarte tatin

Using quince results in a stunning amber colour and unique flavour that pairs well with the caramel.

Using quince results in a stunning amber colour and unique flavour that pairs well with the caramel.

Taranaki winning 2021 sunniest spot race video

Taranaki is basking in the sun after recording the highest sunshine hours so far in 2021.

Grab your sun hats and slap on the sunscreen - Taranaki is in first place in the sunshine race as the country's sunniest province so far in 2021.

REVIEW: Annies Apple and Raspberry 100% Fruit Bar

Annies fruit bars are a good snack.

Staying active over winter is one thing, meeting nutritional demands at the same time is another. But this fruit bar will help.

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