One person taken to hospital after Taranaki car crash

Four people have been injured in a crash at the intersection of Raleigh St and Devon Rd in Waitara, Taranaki.

One person has been transported to Taranaki Base Hospital following a two vehicle crash on State Highway 3 in North Taranaki.

Crash victim tails drink-driver following collision

27052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. New Plymouth District court house.

A drink-driver slammed into another vehicle at an intersection and then drove off – but she was eventually stopped after the victim followed her.

$30m treaty deal gets iwi backing

Te Runanga o Ngāti Maru lead negotiator Anaru Marshall is thrilled iwi members have backed its treaty deal. (File Photo)

Taranaki iwi Ngāti Maru has voted overwhelmingly in favour of settling the claim, which will see it get $30m and 16 properties, including the Te Wera Forest.

Stratford town centre getting free wi-fi

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Walkabout file pics generic. Glockenspiel in Stratford.

Stratford's main street will no longer be known just for its glockenspiel clock but also as a free wi-fi hotspot.

Woman stabbed partner three times during scuffle

Tamara Parsons was sentenced in New Plymouth District Court on Wednesday for stabbing her partner.

Following accusations of cheating, a tussle broke out between a woman and her partner, leading to her stabbing him three times with a pocket knife.

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'Dad lost the plot': Tears, joy for Kirifi family after surprise All Blacks call video

Wellington captain Du’Plessis Kirifi will join TJ Perenara on the plane to Sydney on Sunday as part of the All Blacks.

Named after a former Springboks captain, Du'Plessis stuns his family and moves within sight of a black jersey.

Woman's placard pitch for a job

Tanya Chapple lost her job due to Covid-19. Desperate for work she made a sign and stood on the corner of a busy street.

Describing herself as a “Covid casualty”, Tanya Chapple has taken her hunt for work to the street corners with her "I want a job" sign.

Māui dolphin protections hit commercial fishing's bottom line

Ian McDougall has put his commercial fishing boat, Compass Rose, on the market.

New regulations to protect rare dolphins have forced one of the last commercial fishermen in New Plymouth to quit the industry.

Taranaki contacts of port worker return negative Covid tests

Three Port Taranaki workers have returned negative Covid-19 results.

The first round of tests for four close and nine casual contacts of a contractor who tested positive for Covid-19 after working in New Plymouth have all returned negative.

Council investigating historical fraud

NPDC is investigating a historical matter related to its corruption policy. (File photo)

New Plymouth District Council is investigating a historical $10,000-$15,000 fraud.

Polytech chief hopeful shunned rebuild can go ahead

The light-filled atrium will include communal gathering areas and an airbridge will link the buildings on the second floor.

The boss of Taranaki’s polytech is determined to turn a politician’s ‘half promise’ to fund a much-needed $25million upgrade, into reality.

Recidivist bad driver locked up to protect public

A Taranaki man with a history of bad driving was remanded in custody until he can be sentenced for recent offending.

A Taranaki man will spend Christmas in custody to keep the public safe from his bad driving.

Woman walks the talk in support of foodbank

Waitara woman Linda Belcher wants to give back to a service which helped her out in a time of need.

Linda Belcher turned to the foodbank when she needed it. Now she wants to give back.

Supreme Court to consider mining case

The Supreme Court of New Zealand will consider arguments related to seabed mining in South Taranaki next month. (File Photo)

The hearing in the country's top court is last legal stop in long-running seabed mining case.

Māori ward referendum almost halfway there

Councillor Murray Chong’s petition has about 40 per cent of the signatures needed to force a referendum.

A petition calling for a binding referendum on the New Plymouth district’s Māori ward has about 40 per cent of its needed signatures.


Mokoia School students give back

Mokoia School students made gift boxes for children admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital.

Students of one of Taranaki's smallest primary schools have used their own pocket money to give back to the community.

Retail complex development takes step forward

The transformation of an eyesore into a multi million-dollar shopping complex on the outskirts of New Plymouth has taken another step forward.

Van rolls near Awakino

Councils' booze ban bylaw blunder


Red tide washes through Taranaki

17-TDN-GLEN09 Glen Bennett celebrates the final result of his win in  the New Plymouth seat

OPINION: The region's blue tinge has well and truly been washed away this election.

Benefit of water meters obvious

New Plymouth Districrt councillor Richard Handley has a water meter. Should you have one too?

What’s stopping us from doing the obvious - letting the council install water meters?

Biggest election yet for Taranaki

Current New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young, of National, says he is more energised than ever and wants to continue his work ...

OPINION: I have a vision for an exciting and vibrant Taranaki, where our young people, completely aware of preserving our environment, become the smart people who build our economy.

We all vote as individuals. But should we? video

Labour candidate for New Plymouth Glen Bennett cast his vote in the referendum at the start of polling at the TSB ...

I am compelled to take into consideration the voiceless, the whenua and generations to come when I vote.


Korean-style fried chicken

Korean fried chicken and kimchi aioli. Sam Mannering recipes for Sunday magazine October 18th

Who doesn't like fried chicken? And this tasty recipe has also proved itself as a glorious hangover cure.

Kimchi aioli

Kimchi aioli is the perfect accompaniment to Korean-style fried chicken.

Get ready for a new addiction as this aioli is so good, you'll soon be putting it on almost everything.

Seafood paella with homemade fish stock

Seafood paella is the perfect dish to make to celebrate New Zealand’s first sustainable seafood week.

This classic Spanish rice dish is very versatile and a perfect dish to celebrate New Zealand's first sustainable seafood week.

Like a Virgin a rollercoaster ride of emotions

Like a Virgin cast: Kerryn Smith (Viv), Tony Pearce (Ken), Alex Sheehan (Maxine), Tyler McGlone (Monkey) Michelle ...

Take some tissues is my advice. Like a Virgin may be packed with humour, but it is also such a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

Three of the best Taranaki gardens video

Puketarata Garden.

With the Taranaki Garden Festival starting at the end of the month, here's 3 to try out.

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