Mo is for Movember

The men have grown the mo since the beginning of the month and said it has had a positive impact on the students.

9:07 AM  School rules say students can't have facial hair, but that hasn't stopped teachers from a New Plymouth all-boys school from donning a moustache.

Food collection just in time

New Plymouth Foodbank manager Sharon Wills is hoping to fill the Peace Hall with food donations.

With nearly two weeks to go before their annual food collection drive New Plymouth Foodbank is having to buy food in to fill their shelves.

$29m for improvements to 'killer' road

The design process will be started in February for the road upgrade, which will be rolled out over three years.

After 14 fatalities in a decade, a stretch of road will get a $29 million safety upgrade.

Tattoo taboo in Taranaki? video

Chiquita Ngeru, 20, is surprised her tattoos have affected her chances of getting a job in the region that hosts the ...

Despite living in the region that holds Australasia's biggest tattoo festival, a psychology graduate with tattoos struggled to get a job.

Killer's Facebook faux pas

Convicted murderer Denis Richard Luke, pictured here in 1996, was granted parole in July this year and is believed to be ...

A man responsible for two murders has got into hot water over a Facebook page.

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Italian pizza comes to Taranaki

A Naples style pizza has only four ingredients - yeast, salt, water and flour.

Pizza the way Italians like it can now be tasted in Taranaki.

Police bravery recognised

Richard Frearson, Rebecca Sherie (both former police constables) and Senior Constable Kerry Lane received citations for ...

Acts of courage on the job are being celebrated by police in South Taranaki.

Why blackface is never OK

Ngati Ruanui kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said there was a total sense of disbelief when she spotted the Lions float.

OPINION: Let me explain; blackface was never OK. Never.

$1b project mooted for region

Hiringa Energy Ltd chief executive officer Andrew Clennett is aware of the 8 Rivers project and the potential benefits ...

Potential hydrogen project for Taranaki could create "significant" employment, and new export possibilities.

Guilty plea to murder

Maurice John Riddle was shot and killed at a property on Mountain Rd in Eltham, South Taranaki  on February 6.

A 69-year-old has been convicted of murder, after he shot and killed his victim.

Farewell to a war hero

Harry Russell, who was awarded an immediate Military Cross medal for his bravery in Vietnam, has died aged 89.

A war hero who jeopardised his own personal safety to protect others has died aged 89. 

Serious injuries after power pole crashes

Linesmen Phil Scorridge, left, and Dylan Skipworth, from Downer, based in Hāwera, work to clear a smashed power pole ...

Two people are in hospital after separate crashes involving power poles.

Bail denied ahead of appeal

In August, Zachary Wilmshurst-Reti was jailed for two years and four months after being found guilty of pushing a ...

Zachary Wilmshurst-Reti will have to stay in jail ahead of his hearing in the Court of Appeal.

From earning money to earning love video

One year ago Rebekah Bell started On The House which collects surplus food from organisations around New Plymouth and ...

Rebekah Bell has saved around 20,000 items of food from being thrown in the trash and gave them to the hungry for free.

Blackface 'not racist' gallery video

At the town's Christmas parade, in 2018, the Hawera Mt View Lions Club float featured people painted in blackface.

"It's a shame we have to apologise for something ... that had nothing to do with racism," says Hawera Lions Club chair.

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Rare birds find safe perch

Kokako survey co-ordinator David Bryden holds a kōkako chick.

The population of North Island Kōkako is slowly making headway in North Taranaki.

Waterspouts spotted

Farm assistant John Karl Erickson wasn't surprised to see a water spout appear at 6.30am.

Capitalising on tourism

Rubbish fire threatens building

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Why blackface is never OK

Ngati Ruanui kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said there was a total sense of disbelief when she spotted the Lions float.

OPINION: Let me explain; blackface was never OK. Never.

sausage sizzles and pine seedlings

That ruling onions need to go on the bread before the sausage must be an Aussie joke, Barrie Smith says.

OPINION: Barrie Smith has a lot to say about onions on bread and mulched seedlings.

Who's making the grade?

What role does a school play in a child's achievements?

OPINION: How do we measure success for schools and their students?

What's wrong with blackface?

At the town's A&P parade, in 2018, the Hawera Mt View Lions Club float featured people painted in blackface.

OPINION: It's lazy, not funny, and a bad costume idea with a depressing history that is the opposite of celebratory.

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Tattoo taboo in Taranaki? video

Chiquita Ngeru, 20, is surprised her tattoos have affected her chances of getting a job in the region that hosts the ...

Despite living in the region that holds Australasia's biggest tattoo festival, a psychology graduate with tattoos struggled to get a job.

Waterspouts spotted

John Karl Erickson, of Gobel Farm, Greenwood Rd, Oakura, South Taranaki, photographed a waterspout that appeared off the ...

Farm assistant John Karl Erickson wasn't surprised to see a water spout appear at 6.30am.

Tributes to acclaimed photographer Peter Peryer

Peter Peryer at his home in Vogeltown, New Plymouth in 2006. (file photo)

Tributes have been paid to one of New Zealand's foremost photographers, Peter Peryer, who has died at the age of 77.

Can you help us

Last week: Joseph Swainson took this photograph of the Allen wedding party in the 1920s. Can you help us identify these ...

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Roger Hanson: 100 Years of astronomy in New Plymouth

New Plymouth Observatory with Mount Taranaki in the background.

Next year sees the centennial of the founding of the New Plymouth Astronomical Society (NPAS).

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