Taranaki jet takes off for unique race

Taranaki pilots Brett Emeny in his Vampire jet and Peter Vause in his Russian L39 jet won the inaugural Wanaka jet race ...

Racing in a group of jets at more than 700kmh around a tight course only about 30 metres off the ground is a bit of an adrenalin rush, a Taranaki pilot says.

A jab and a bacon butty to go video

Mia Bailey, 17, and sister Anika Bailey, 19, were up early to get their vaccination and free breakfast before work.

The region with the country’s lowest vaccination rate may have stumbled across the secret ingredient to boosting numbers - a bacon sandwich.

Aucklander suffers medical event in Taranaki after breaching lockdown video

An 31-year-old from Auckland was arrested after forging documents to leave alert level 4 and travel to the Taranaki town ...

An Aucklander who suffered a medical event more than 300 kilometres from home at a Taranaki petrol station is facing charges after breaching alert level 4 restrictions.

Online gardening programme available for Taranaki Iwi members

Pounamu Skelton (left), of Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi Trust, will deliver an online gardening programme to members of ...

A new online programme designed for whānau of Taranaki Iwi aims to reinvigorate the traditions of growing kai and to build food resilience.

Two hospitalised after separate crashes in Taranaki

The crash happened around 7am at the intersection of Vivian and Mount Edgcumbe streets, New Plymouth.

A 37-year-old woman, who is understood to have fallen asleep at the wheel after a night shift, has been discharged from hospital after the car she was driving crashed into a parked vehicle in New Plymouth on Wednesday.

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Sculptor's legacy set in bronze

Fridtjof Hanson, New Plymouth surgeon, sculptor and avid horseman, died on September 15.

Fridtjof Hanson will be remembered for his work immortalising Taranaki's heroes.

No time for Covid complacency, say Taranaki leaders

Taranaki leaders are warning people not to get complacent just because Auckland has gone down an alert level. (File photo)

Taranaki leaders are warning that an alert level change in Auckland is no reason to get complacent.

NZ Tattoo and Art Festival falls victim to Covid-19 for the fourth time

New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival organiser Brent Taylor has been forced to postpone the festival until next November. ...

Australasia's biggest tattoo festival has been postponed for the fourth time in a year.

Councillors approve feedback on Three Waters reform

New Plymouth District Council has approved feedback for the Government on the Three Waters Reform.

Councillors still have many questions over the proposed changes to drinking water, stormwater and wastewater management.

Taranaki Regional Council confirms its make-up for 2022 elections

Five Taranaki regional councillors would be elected from the New Plymouth constituency, two from North Taranaki, one ...

Councillors thought 11 elected representatives was right for a region of Taranaki’s size

Taranaki coffee hits the spot

Owners Carmen Castro-Verbeek and Joop Verbeek are thrilled their tad-coffee-20 has been named Organic Beverage Of The Year.

Taranaki coffee roaster IncaFé has been named organic beverage of the year award at Organics Aotearoa’sannual awards.

10 bungalows set to make way for 18 homes in Westown, New Plymouth

An artist's impression of the type of home that Kāinga Ora is bringing to Wrantage St, New Plymouth

Kāinga Ora, the Government's housing arm, is behind the plans for two sites.

NPDC to express concerns over Three Waters Reform

New Plymouth District Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday to discuss feedback they will put forward to ...

The proposed shake-up of the way the country's water services are managed has some strong aspects, New Plymouth district councillors will be told today, but there are also areas of concern.

Health board offering bacon sandwiches to boost vaccine uptake video

Kat Johnson was hard at work at the mass vaccination event at the New Plymouth Raceway on Saturday morning.

After copping flak for weeks over Taranaki’s slow vaccination roll-out, the DHB is bringing out a new incentive for people to get their Covid-19 jab - a bacon sandwich.

Staff safety at heart of vaccination call video

New Plymouth District Council chief executive Craig Stevenson is encouraging staff to get the Covid-19 vaccination.

OPINION: Vaccination is just as important as all the protective gear that our health and safety rules demand, New Plymouth's council chief says.

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Taranaki Schools' Exhibition launching with live music

The students’ artwork will be on display at The Collaboration in New Plymouth’s CBD.

An exhibition that will see Taranaki school students' art on display is launching with a bang on Thursday.

Taranaki premier one-day cricket draw released

Batsmen will be standing guard and bowlers will be at the top of their marks in October when the one-day premier cricket competition starts.

First lineup announcement for Womad 2022 video

Lockdown forces Taranaki cafe to close

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Staff safety at heart of vaccination call video

New Plymouth District Council chief executive Craig Stevenson is encouraging staff to get the Covid-19 vaccination.

OPINION: Vaccination is just as important as all the protective gear that our health and safety rules demand, New Plymouth's council chief says.

The benefits of Taranaki's Path of the Taniwha

A conceptual flyover of the Mt Messenger Bypass shows the new route next to the existing route in red.

The benefits of Taranaki's Mt Messenger bypass should not be overlooked because they are many and varied, says Waka Kotahi.

How Covid locks down our cars

Getting you car fixed during a pandemic can take a long time, especially if you’re waiting on a part from outside of New ...

OPINION: Covid-19 has buggered up global supply chains, and even though our vehicle model has been around for a decade, its bits come from somewhere in the great arc of South-East Asia.

Review: Continental Nutrish snacks stack up well

Nutrish snacks have interestng names and come in a fully recyclable container.

OPINION: Based on the protein and fibre content, taste, eye appeal and convenience I would use the Continental Nutrish snack again.

Lifestyle

Teriyaki tofu rice bowls with soy lime dressing

These bowls can also be topped with a fried egg, or have the tofu swapped for a salmon fillet.

​​​​​​​These bowls can also be topped with a fried egg, or have the tofu swapped for a salmon fillet.

Chilli bean & guacamole nacho bowls

Avocado and lime are welcome additions to this dinner table regular.

Avocado and lime are welcome additions to this dinner table regular.

The tale of Waitara's Winlea Acre

Ann and Maurice moved from Auckland to Taranaki after getting married.

There’s a lot of laughter among the leaves at Winlea Acre as Anne and Maurice Crackett recall some of the colourful visitors to their Waitara garden.

Government $430m boost to businesses

Arun Chaudhari, chief executive of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, said he has heard stories of desperation from ...

Taranaki Chamber of Commerce joined with other Chambers around the country to lobby the Government for additional business support.

From 'mad hippies' to lockdown living leaders

Ray and Marian Hope have lived off grid for more than 20 years on their rural Taranaki property at the foot of Taranaki ...

Ray and Marian Hope used to be considered crazy hippies, but now their self-reliant lifestyle is right on trend.

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