First lineup announcement for Womad 2022 video

The first lineup announcement for Womad 2022 includes NZ favourites Fat Freddy’s Drop.

One of New Zealand’s favourite bands is among the first line-up announcement for Womad 2022.

Lockdown forces Taranaki cafe to close

The Three Pillars Cafe in New Plymouth is closing after 12 years due to the impact of Covid lockdowns. Owner Fred ...

After just getting back on its feet from last year’s lockdown, this year’s covid closure has proved too much for New Plymouth's only vegan cafē.

Taranaki teacher gave child's father magic mushrooms, tribunal hears

A daycare teacher in Taranaki has admitted giving a student’s father magic mushrooms. (File photo)

A Taranaki early childhood teacher will be censured for supplying magic mushrooms to a parent of a child at the daycare she worked.

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.

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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.

Man charged over travel from Auckland to Wellington in lockdown denied bail

The scales of justice.

A man and woman charged over an alleged lockdown breach have been granted name suppression – but one has lost their freedom.

Arrests made after reports of daylight brawl in South Taranaki

Police will be speaking with witnesses who phoned reporting a group fight in Kaponga, South Taranaki. (File photo)

Police said three men, aged 47, 43, and 52, had been arrested.

New Plymouth crash driver, 21, dies

Justice Grace, 21, has died in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in New Plymouth on September 9.

The driver of a vehicle that crashed in New Plymouth earlier this month has died in hospital.

Woman, 69, charged following house fire in Waitara

A woman has been charged following a fire at a Pukekohatu St, Waitara, address in July.

A 69-year-old woman is facing charges, including intentionally injuring a man, following a blaze at house in north Taranaki.

Car rolls in Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth video

Police at the scene in Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth, on Monday morning after a car ended up on its roof.

A man, 82, was taken to hospital with minor injuries after his vehicle ended up on its roof.

Pāua poacher wins appeal

Jesse Hona was convicted on two charges after being caught with more pāua than the daily limit.

A Taranaki pāua poacher who dressed in disguise in an unsuccessful attempt to fool fishery officers looking for him has had his convictions quashed.

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Taranaki premier one-day cricket draw released

The one-day cricket season starts in October. (file photo)

14 min ago  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.

Councillors approve feedback on 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

Taranaki coffee hits the spot

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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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