Man sentenced for court dock punch

Rambo Barton was sentenced on Thursday for punching a co-defendant in the New Plymouth court dock in November.

A patched gang member who punched his co-defendant in court has been sentenced.

Dressing for Americarna success

Gary Jackson made his shirt and made daughter Stacey Riddick's dress out of an American flag.

Gary Jackson loves making vintage clothes, so is going all out for Americarna.

Fatal car crash

The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter flew 50 missions in the first 51 days of 2019. (file photo)

 Taranaki's rescue helicopter has flown 50 missions in 2019 including attending a fatal crash on Wednesday.

Brothers get one over McCaw

Two day tandem team winners (from left) Cory and Calum Sutherland, cross the finish line of the Coast to Coast event at ...

Not many sportspeople manage to finish ahead of Richie McCaw. Two New Plymouth brothers did it.

Pakistani guest denied visa

Brenda Fernee has been trying to get a visa for a close friend from Pakistan who was to be guest of honour at her ...

"What's he going to do here, hide in our basement for goodness' sake?"

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Report spurs call to action

The end of oil and gas exploration will bring huge losses to Taranaki, according to a new report. (File photo)

A gloomy outlook was forecast for Taranaki by an oil and gas industry report, but the region's leaders are rallying for action.

Attacked greyhound recovering

Retired greyhound Lucy, 6, is lucky to be alive after she was attacked by two dogs while being walked by her owners ...

"I just took my T shirt off and wrapped it around my dog because she was bleeding to death."

'National parks need funding'

Holdom said DoC have always been hard to work with.

Our national parks are over-run, being damaged and polluted because of a lack of infrastructure investment.

Tributes for Taranaki crash tragedy teen

Waisea Nala Naumotu junior's sisters, from left, Lavenia Naumotu, 17, Akisi Naumotu, 21, and Siteri Naumotu,18, say ...

He'd promised to take her out and spoil her, but Waisea Naumotu will now never get to spend that special time with his mum.

Crossing road 'like playing dodgems'

Nick Jones attempts to cross SH3. A group of Inglewood residents are trying to get some kind of pedestrian crossings put ...

Inglewood residents don't want another child to die crossing the road.

Ticking Americarna off the bucket list

75-year-old Aileen Cutting-Gardner is ticking Americarna off her bucket list after she almost died in 2015.

Aileen Cutting-Gardner almost sold her Mustang after spending a year in hospital with a bacterial infection. She's glad she didn't.

Jim Hickey's 'living the dream' video

Former TVNZ weatherman Jim Hickey is right at home in his dark blue hangar at New Plymouth Airport. He and wife Sue have ...

He lives in a hangar at the airport, with the best ever man cave and 'toys' to match.

Americarna in Taranaki

Kerry Hodge from Palmerston North is gearing up for his seventh Americarna, which starts on Wednesday.

Engines will roar and the Star Spangled Banner in Taranaki this week.

$30bn loss for Taranaki predicted video

A giant jack up rig arrived off the Taranaki coast to improve the country's natural gas supply from the Pohokura ...

Taranaki workers will bear the brunt of the oil and gas exploration ban, a new report says.

Green School coming to NZ

An artist's impression of the 'green school' which is coming to Oakura, Taranaki, in 2020. It is based on a model used ...

The school, based on a model used in Bali, is being designed by the engineers behind U2's world tour stage.


Man admits possessing objectionable material

A man has admitted 12 charges of possessing objectionable publications.

A man convicted of possessing objectionable publications has been remanded for sentencing.

Man jailed for assaulting wife

The victim "crouched like a baby, wrapped in a cocoon" in an effort to protect herself from the ground.

Four injured in three-car collision

Fishermen rescued off Taranaki coast


Committee better off without Chong

New Plymouth District councillor Murray Chong will no longer chair the Aged and Accessibility Issues Working Party.

Opinion: Jim Tucker suggests Murray Chong no longer chairing a committee is a good thing.

Michelle Robinson: The value of good teachers

This year a friend finished his transition from a high earning corporate role to carve a career as a high school teacher.

Teaching sounds a lot like parenting - emotionally tiring, often underappreciated and not always fun.

Outrage loves company

Outrage can be a useful agent for change but that doesn't always mean it's right.

OPINION: There is nothing quite so comfortable as a good, old-fashioned feeling of outrage. 

Jim Tucker: Lime scooters, being cool and getting elected

A Lime scooter - "People are now busting a lot of things to be noticed on one."

Coolness is essential, and scooters didn't rate. Until now.


Michelle Robinson: The value of good teachers

This year a friend finished his transition from a high earning corporate role to carve a career as a high school teacher.

Teaching sounds a lot like parenting - emotionally tiring, often underappreciated and not always fun.

Bubbling busker

Eran The Bubble Man will perform at New Plymouth's 4th Wall Theatre on February 24.

When Eran The Bubble Man saw a busker in Berlin entertaining crowds with giant bubbles, he was mesmerised.

Marlon Williams in New Plymouth - review

Marlon Williams played at New Plymouth's TSB Theatre on Tuesday night.

When my partner asked if I could get us review tickets to Marlon Williams who was performing in New Plymouth on my birthday, I was dubious.

Cafe balcony turns into stage

Juliet McLean and Renee Millner sang to the crowd.

The deck of a New Plymouth cafe was transformed into a stage on Saturday afternoon.

Pungarehu Golf Club battlers aren't sheepish video

Club secretary Sue Crowley says the club was in a strong position with an enthusiastic group of young club members.

Some golf clubs do raffles to raise funds. A rural Taranaki golf club keeps sheep on its course to sell.

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