St Andrew's fails building report

The church has stood for nearly 100 years and is at risk of being closed for a long time.

1:30 PM  St Andrew's Church in Inglewood is closing due to earthquake risk.

Thirty years as a Kiwi republic

Whangamomona President John Herlihy celebrates the republic reaching 30, and being elected - despite coming up against a ...

Rural boundary changes saw a town stand up for itself - and break away from the rest of NZ.

The not-so school break video

Eleven-year-old Jack McCoy says he started writing when he was five. His first novel sold close to a hundred copies.

 Not all children spend their holidays swimming, staying up late watching movies and running amok.

Americarna gets selective

There's been an explosion of Mangorei Rd residents getting into the Americarna spirit in recent years. (file photo)

Americarna is looking to keep its line up of classic muscle cars unique and interesting for Taranaki crowds.

Call for Taranaki taonga to come home

Te Papa's head of repatriation Te Herekiekie Herewini says the repatriation of human remains is a "sensitive" issue.

Taonga, including human remains, with Taranaki links are being cared for by other museums but a kaumātua wants them to come home.

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Indecent assault at party

Keith Michael Pilcher was sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court on Friday for his 2017 indecent assault on a ...

Victim recalls her shock and shame after being indecently assaulted at party.

To be or not to be a councillor

Councillor Shaun Biesiek said councillors need to be dedicated.

It's not as easy as turning up to meetings a few times a month, say those in the know.

How NP fell in love with sushi

Owners of Takasago Sushi Graham and Ikue Mann think there's room for more sushi restaurants in New Plymouth.

Ten years ago you'd struggle to find a piece of sushi in New Plymouth. Now it's everywhere.

Victim's trans-Tasman torment

A barrage of emails, which became sexual in nature, left a woman emotionally distressed and landed a man in court. (File ...

He hadn't seen her in 20 years, but that didn't stop a man sending explicit emails to a former classmate he was infatuated with.

Getaway driver only 11

Patea Bridge Dairy where two 17 year olds failed in an attempted aggravated robbery while brandishing knives on Thursday ...

The boy was driving a stolen car when police stopped a group of teens who tried to rob a petrol station.

Jim Tucker: Rising sea may get most of us

The Waitara flood of 1965.

Predicted sea level rises are very bad news.

Plea over Len Lye charges

New Plymouth district councillors say even though visitors at the gallery are down they will give it a year until ...

Visitor numbers are down but it's too early to scrap a new entrance fee at the LLC.

Summer camp like no other

Ashton Paterson, 2, tries out the flying kiwi for the second time.

A camp like no other is happening in our very own backyard.

Shoplifting duo plead guilty

A pair of shoplifters stole more than $2000 in groceries from a series of Taranaki supermarkets. (File Photo)

Two women teamed up to steal thousands of dollars worth of hardware and grocery supplies.

Calls for safer crossing

Kelly Clarke, with son Thomas Jordan, 11, and daughter Stacey, 15 months, and neighbour Kerri Jordan want to see the ...

Residents of Bell Block say their town is getting too big for its boots - or at least its infrastructure.


Boy flown to hospital after rescue

Emergency services were called to the Patea Dam at 3.15pm following reports of a child falling off a cliff.

A boy has been flown by helicopter to Whanganui Hospital in moderate condition following an incident at Patea Dam in South Taranaki.

Drugs factor in head-on crash

Meth, ketamine, cannabis and methadone found in driver's system after head-on crash with truck.

Concern over recent cat maulings

Clean laundry starts cafe fire video


Jim Tucker: Rising sea may get most of us

The Waitara flood of 1965.

Predicted sea level rises are very bad news.

Sun safety is sexy

Getting ready for a sun requires so much prep and a lot of sunblock.

Is getting a tan really worth the risk?

Councillor's comments damaging

New Plymouth district councillor Murray Chong landed himself a new controversy in stating he was ashamed to sing the ...

OPINION: Taranaki is an amazingly diverse place full of incredible people. Our opinions are also diverse.

Predator-free the future

Like oil and gas, the dairy industry goes through boom cycles.

Towards Predator Free Taranaki will transform this province. Fantastic.


Toto take on New Plymouth

A crowd of 8,500 people attended A Summer's Day Live in New Plymouth on Friday, January 11 to see Dragon. Jefferson ...

REVIEW: Toto, Jefferson Starship, and Dragon party like it's 1968/77/82.

Around the world by bike

The inviting downhill run from the top of the Crown Range.

Jo Taylor has been travelling the world on her bike and has finally come home to NZ.

Secrets of South Taranaki

Steep cliffs line the 5km stretch of beach along the Ohawe Beach to Waihi Beach walkway

The district is home to some of New Zealand's best stuff, it's just not in a guide book.

A history of the electric jug

The humble kettle has had a long journey. (Photo: Gary Sartens collection)

Linked to early iron and copper kettles, which were used for cooking, these evolved into tea kettles, taking on different forms in different countries through the centuries.

A game of survival

Artist Shannon Novak has a new exhibition about his life as a closeted gay teen in Taranaki.

For artist Shannon Novak being a closeted gay man felt like carrying a disease with no cure.

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