Towering turbines proposed for Taranaki video

A computer-generated view of how the four 206-metre wind turbines would look from Inaha Rd, adjacent to Te Aroha Marae, ...

The tallest wind turbines in the country could soon be built on the Taranaki ring plain as part of a world-leading $70 million clean hydrogen project.

Sealing of gravel highway to start

The Forgotten World Highway snakes through settlements like Toko and Whangamomona. (File Photo)

Work to seal 12km stretch of Forgotten World Highway gets green light for next month.

Construction plans for $280m roading project continue as court appeal wraps up video

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

Despite ongoing legal action against the $280 million Mt Messenger Bypass project, construction is still pegged to begin in September 2022, Waka Kotahi has said.

Covid-19 sees Stratford A&P Show called off

This year's Stratford A&P Show has been cancelled. Lara Stevenson, her mum Anna and sister Nadia made the most of it ...

For the first time in more than a century, the Stratford A&P Show will not go ahead in November.

Colin Cooper pays tribute to Sean Wainui: 'Great for rugby and Māoridom' video

Sean Wainui performing the Māori All Blacks’ haka before their match with Samoa in Auckland in July.

Former Chiefs coach is "shocked" after Sean Wainui's death and says he was an inspiring figure for the game and Māori from such a young age.

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NZ Māori representation meant the world to Sean Wainui video

Sean Wainui of the Maori All Blacks performs the haka ahead of their game against Manu Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium in July.

He won an age-group world championship title, and scored five tries in a Super Rugby game. But being a Māori All Black was his ultimate honour.

Perjury claims lodged in Mt Messenger bypass case video

170521 News Photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF New Plymouth District Court with the New Plymouth Police Station in the background.

Opponents of a $280 million roading project in Taranaki unsuccessfully attempted to stall their own appeal against the upgrade by accusing Waka Kotahi of perjury in relation to the Mt Messenger bypass.

'One of the great humans': All Blacks pay emotional tributes to Sean Wainui video

Sean Wainui warming up during a Chiefs Super Rugby Aotearoa training session earlier this year.

The 25-year-old died in a car crash on Monday, as his Chiefs team-mates express their shock and sadness from the US.

Two youths arrested after New Plymouth, dairy robbery

Two youths entered the dairy on Mangorei Road at 5.50pm on October 4

Two youths have been arrested in relation to an aggravated robbery at a New Plymouth dairy in which the owner was allegedly threatened with a machete.

Super Saturday boosts Taranaki’s vaccination numbers

Taranaki rugby player Josh Jacomb helped out on the BBQ at a Super Saturday event in New Plymouth.

The region is still behind the national average, but 80 per cent of the eligible population in Taranaki has now had one dose of the vaccine and 57 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Ten midwives refusing to get jab, so will lose jobs video

Ten out of Taranaki’s 63 midwives have decided not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 meaning they will soon be out of a job.

Ten Taranaki midwives have indicated they won’t be getting vaccinated, meaning there will be “no midwives for a large number of women”.

Perplexed by the Three Waters Reform? You're not alone video

Nanaia Mahuta is leading the Government push for the reforms. (file photo)

OPINION: Trying to piece together the Three Waters Reform and form a pragmatic opinion to such a complex issue has left district councillor David Bublitz nothing short of perplexed.

Hope Walk takes place just ahead of the bad weather

Katie Tahere at the head of New Plymouth’s Hope Walk on Sunday.

The conditions were a good metaphor for mental health, former city mayor Andrew Judd said.

Super Saturday - more than 2800 get jabbed in Taranaki

161021 News Photo. LISA BURD/STUFF. Taranaki rugby players support and volunteers support Super Saturday. Left - Kaylum ...

The smell of sausages on the barbecue wafted around the maunga as Super Saturday saw more than 2800 people in Taranaki getting vaccinated.

Taranaki make it six from six with victory over Waikato in Tauranga video

Kini Naholo was in impresisve touch in Taranaki’s NPC win over Waikato in Tauranga.

Kini Naholo and Stephen Perofeta to the fore as patched-up Championship leaders, outscored in the tries stakes, come up trumps against Premiership rivals.

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Playwright's dream fulfilled in screening

Hawera-born Aroha Awarau wrote Disrupt, a short film about the effect of P addiction on families.

A Hāwera-born playwright and filmmaker’s dream of showing his work in Taranaki is finally happening but covid restrictions mean he mightn’t be able to accompany it.

Marathon in a Month for cancer charity

The thought of completing a marathon could now be less daunting for some with a new charity fundraiser happening next month.

Taranaki MPs reflect on first year video

The rehab helping 'floundering' Taranaki cancer survivors

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Perplexed by the Three Waters Reform? You're not alone video

Nanaia Mahuta is leading the Government push for the reforms. (file photo)

OPINION: Trying to piece together the Three Waters Reform and form a pragmatic opinion to such a complex issue has left district councillor David Bublitz nothing short of perplexed.

Why I won't miss selfish anti-vaxxers video

Protestors outside Covid-19 vaccine centres are a common sight, though the placcard holders are generally few in number.

It probably won’t get any kind of result, but a week or so back I made a complaint to that great faceless behemoth, Facebook, my first. I reported an anti-vaxxer.

Super Saturday: It's time to get your shots

Glen Bennett receives his post-vaccination lollipop from nurse Vicky Hughes.

Delta is hovering on the northern border of Taranaki. So what are you waiting for - get your shots today.

Review: A basil-less basil pesto?

The ingredients list on the Obela basil pesto dip doesn't mention basil, but it does mention herbs and spices and a ...

The ingredients list on the Obela basil pesto dip doesn't mention basil, but it does mention herbs and spices and a natural flavour - maybe that's where the basil is?

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Exhibition highlights art made of stone normally used for roadworks and rail lines

Taranaki artist Chauncey Flay with one of his artworks at the Central Art Gallery in Christchurch.

The hard, grey sandstone is rarely seen inside art galleries, but artist Chauncey Flay has discovered it can take people by surprise.

Green minestrone soup

This minestrone soup makes the most of spring greens.

Always save the ends of your parmesan, for adding to this soup, for an underlying umami flavour.

Medicinal herb study underway

Herb enthusiast Shonagh Hopkirk, Lepperton, is leading a project to investigate commercial medicinal herb production in ...

Herb growers and gardeners around Taranaki are taking part in a project that could spawn a new industry.

Artichoke & spinach dip

Stuff Life and Style. Supplied image for Green Minestrone and Artichoke Dip

This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for pre-dinner nibbles.

Renovated mid-century modernist home wows video

The house, built in 1963, has a striking cantilever supported by concrete buttresses, which has made it a local landmark.

Matt Cochran's beautifully renovated mid-century home in New Plymouth will be auctioned in early November.

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