A twister tears through Taranaki in this picture taken by Geoff Christophers.

Hammered by hail video

Hail sounded like dead sparrows falling on the roof, Taranaki woman says.

Clelands' airport job

An artist impression of the new terminal at New Plymouth Airport.

New Plymouth Airport's new $28.7 million terminal will be built by Clelands Construction.

Goodin brings up 200

Former Taranaki halfback Brett Goodin makes it 200 games for Coastal.

Fighting to save dog

Dog's life goes on the line after it lunged and almost bit two people.

Two sports, one month

Hannah Baker is representing New Zealand in surf skiing and kayaking.

Man attacked with firewood

Police and ambulance were called after a man was allegedly assaulted with a piece of firewood in New Plymouth.

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One ticket to ride for everyone

Shot of various types of transport tickets and money. There are plans to introduce ...

Bankcards and smartphones will soon be the way to pay across all forms of NZ public transport.

Native birds released into Taranaki bush

Kōkako birds take a step back from extinction threat.

Trial for man with meth in sock

Taranaki Hospitality Competition spices up


Who maintains our field of dreams?

03112016 News Photo- Ricky Wilson/Fairfax 
Freedom camper at the Koromiko freedom camping site

OPINION: Plans to charge visitors a $35 tourist tax seem a sensible approach.

Jim Tucker: Ode to a ton of instant wisdom

"I suppose policing what baby does in the bath makes sense, starting with ensuring he or she doesn't drown."

As it happens, this is my 101st column.

Tales of Rugby Park

Taranaki play Waikato for the Ranfuly Shieldin 1996.

OPINION: Rugby Park, aka the now-deceased Yarrow Stadium, was the place to be in my boyhood in the late 50s, early 60s.

Rating airplane engines

In 2012 Air New Zealand unveiled a Hobbit inspired 777, three years later and the company's Boeing 777 flight from ...

OPINION: Airplanes are rated on how far they could fly on one engine - that's anywhere from one hour to 5.5 hours.


Native birds released into Taranaki bush

One of two kokako birds is released back into the native forests of East Taranaki on Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kōkako birds take a step back from extinction threat.

Broadband volunteers sought

Three thousand households are being recruited to help build up an accurate picture of how New Zealand's broadband is ...

Thousands of volunteers are being recruited to keep an eye on New Zealand's billion dollar broadband services.

Taranaki's bands battle it out

Hungry Violets Yoon Seo Shin (keys), Dylan Bines (drums), Sian Fenwick (guitarist) and Jess Hockey (vocals, bass).  ...

Taranaki's top musicians did battle.

Ladi6 will always remember Taranaki

Ladi6 returns to New Plymouth on June 22 as part of her Outta Time tour which was originally meant to take place last ...

Ladi6 returns to New Plymouth on June 22 as part of her Outta Time tour.

Kerala: God's own country

Mahouts raise elaborate umbrellas above adorned elephants in front of 500,000 people at Thrissur's popular Hindu festival.

Knowing at least a little about cricket and Brendon McCullum can get you pretty far in Kerala.

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