A roaring fire maybe a thing of the past unless you've stocked up as supplies of firewood  run out in Taranaki with ...

Firewood supplies running out

Stock up in summer to avoid being left out in the cold.

A 'hybrid event' flood video

Traffic is reduced to one lane just south of Inglewood.

The amount of rain to fall "far exceeded" standards for severe heavy rain warnings.

Drugs and cash seized

Methamphetamine, cash and vehicles seized in a series of raids in Taranaki this morning.

Woman clung to moving car

Her partner tried to push her out as they drove on the highway. When they stopped, she fled and hid under a truck.

Axe attacker sent to prison

He hit his wife on the head with an axe, but she still says he wouldn't intentionally hurt her.

'Very lucky' in school bus crash video

High school student on a bus when it crashed said her first thought was to check on the "little ones".

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New owners for burger joint

New Prohibition owners Andy Le and Gabby Tran will be keeping the burger restaurant much the same.

A popular New Plymouth burger joint is under new ownership but the burgers won't change.

'Disgusting and repugnant' actions

Levi Walter Love, 20, spat blood and spit onto the chin of the officer who was trying to get him into a patrol car.

Fail and move on

Unique tower coming down in New Plymouth

Sport

Ngatai to start for Chiefs

Charlie Ngatai, right, returns from an ankle injury and will start at second five-eighth for the Chiefs in their ...

Charlie Ngatai returns from an ankle injury to face Crusaders in semifinal, taking the place of Stephen Donald.

Mackenzie and the field of dreams

Mackenzie Barry will represent New Zealand in Samoa next month.

"It's so surprising how quickly you can move forward."

Manawatu men complete CD contract list

Manawatu's Mitch Renwick has been given his first Central Districts contract.

The Stags have revealed their last contracted players for the coming summer.

Chiefs' short lock stands tall

Mitchell Brown (right, foreground) is one of the shorter locks in Super Rugby, certainly not as tall as team-mates ...

He's not the tallest man at lock, but Mitchell Brown has muscled his way into the Chiefs' starting pack.

Malaysia's three-point show sinks HoopNation

Local lad Emmerson Potts-Broughton was a crowd favourite when HoopNation took on Malaysia in Hawera.

Malaysia were on fire from deep against HoopNation in Hawera.

opinion

The beauty of simplicity

Are the All Blacks always excited or can they just not be bothered thinking of better ways to express themselves?

OPINION: Forget the buzzwords. Jim Tucker knows simplicity is the best way to say what you mean.

Those dam problems

The Blue Nile flows into Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, some 40 km from Ethiopia's border with Sudan.

OPINION: A dammed river is a good source of hydro electricity. It can also be a good source of conflict.

A big woolly issue

Wool carpets are making a political comeback.

OPINION: Should we all be using wool carpet as a matter of patriotism?

Guided by curiosity

Dennis Ngawhare delves into some of the history around the migration of people through the Pacific.

OPINION: Dennis Ngawhare traces the heritage of peoples guided by their curiosity.

Lifestyle

New owners for burger joint

New Prohibition owners Andy Le and Gabby Tran will be keeping the burger restaurant much the same.

A popular New Plymouth burger joint is under new ownership but the burgers won't change.

Bringing life to wood

This table and benches have kept the organic shapes of the wood.

Virginia Winder meets a couple bringing wood to life.

Taranaki artists on festival menu

New Plymouth band The Blistered Fingers, from left Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick ...

"I think there's also an important part for a festival to play in presenting local artists."

The wheel turns for The Slacks

The Slacks, left to right, Mark Armstrong, Blake Gibson, Zane Greig and Scott Armstrong, will present a run of music ...

What's next for The Slacks?

So, why visit Nelson?

The Priapos Fountain at Queen's Gardens is one of the more notable attributes of the historic grounds.

What to do with a direct flight to Nelson? Here's five reasons you might want to head south.

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