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.

Taranaki waste to Marton

NPDC councillor, and zero waste champion, Richard Handley, said the decision allowed the councils to go back to the ...

It will cost Taranaki ratepayers $25m less to truck waste to Marton than use a regional landfill.

'Treated like a thug'

Cherie Bidois was killed in a car crash near Gore in 2017.

She was accused of killing her aunt in a car crash, and after defending herself for more than a year police drop charges.

$12.5 million Lotto prize claimed

Fitzroy Lotto and Mags owners Mina Zhu and Ollie Zhao were exited to have sold the winning $12.5 million Powerball ...

Family say they will use $12.5 million Lotto prize to set up future generations.

Public deaths, private lives video

It's been almost five months since the horrific car crash which killed seven people near Waverley.

Four months after NZ's worst crash in a decade claimed seven lives, the pieces are far from being put back together.

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The diocesan that wasn't video

The prestigious Taranaki school had been known as a diocesan for decades, when it really wasn't.

For decades the prestigious Taranaki high school claimed it was something it wasn't.

A challenging poet

Dominic "Tourettes" Hoey has long wanted to perform at Womad.

A poet who challenges – well just about everything – is performing and judging at Womad 2019.

Future homes today video

Ricco Falaniko bends a steel frame at Taranaki Steelformers.

 Taranaki's UrbanFrame is aiming to cater to the changing demands of the housing market.

Disappearance remains a mystery

Karl Roberts' car was found down a bank on Uruti Rd on August 1, but he hasn't been seen since. (file photo)

Searchers spent two days scouring rough terrain but couldn't find any fresh clues in Taranaki man's disappearance.

Action taken over wandering livestock

Stock found near the Mangaoraka stream has resulted in action being taken by the Taranaki Regional Council.

Landowner warned after livestock found near Taranaki stream.

Freedom campers return

The Waiwhakaiho river mouth was busy on Tuesday night, but not overcrowded.

Summer's returning, and so are freedom campers.

Merrick not seeking re-election

Merrick says he will miss the role at times, but it was good to get new faces at council.

After four terms on New Plymouth council, Mike Merrick is taking a step back.

A lifetime of injections video

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes recently is not going to stop New Plymouth lad Ngaru Toa Moeke, 10, from doing all ...

At 10 years old, Ngaru Toa Moeke is having to inject himself four times a day because the other option is much worse.

Cheating texts spark assault

Text messages discovered on a man's phone sparked a confrontation that led to a woman being assaulted.

His partner confronted him about texts that indicated he'd cheated, and he got mad.

Man beaten with frying pan

A Taranaki woman pleaded guilty to belting her former partner with a frying pan after he complained of having a headache ...

After attacking her ex with a frying pan, a Taranaki woman told police she wanted to crack his skull and hadn't hit him enough.

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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.

Ships under scrutiny sit side by side video

Two ships being investigated by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission now sit side by side in the Port of Timaru.

Jobless man turned to drug dealing

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Would we go to war again?

New Zealand graves from World War One at the Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.

OPINION: On whether we'd rush off to war again.

Depriving yourself of something you enjoy

"Once a year my husband and I go a few weeks without a regular foodie treat - be it coffee, sugar, alcohol, dairy, bread ...

Once a year my husband and I go a few weeks without a regular foodie treat.

On the side of the victims

Churches have been drawn into the inquiry of abuse of children in state care.

OPINION: The Vatican is shutting down debate on sex abuse by the church; in New Zealand we're set to throw open the doors.

Take a chance on us

Fat Freddy's Drop, pictured, and Six60 would do great at The Bowl.

OPINION: It's time for concert promoters to get on the Bowl bus.


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).

Would we go to war again?

New Zealand graves from World War One at the Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.

OPINION: On whether we'd rush off to war again.

Waitara White Ribbon Poker Run

Looking to kickstart the beginning of the end of men's violence towards women with a round the mountain poker run this ...

Waitara White Ribbon campaign riding to end men's violence towards women.

From a corporate life to teaching gardening

Whenua Warrior Kelly is on a mission to help all New Zealanders grow their own food.

Meet the whenua (land) warrior.

Kai with Soul - some ideas for a balanced meal

From left, Vaughn Te Huki, Emil Hofmann, and Kobi Hislop enjoying the beef stir fry.

Each fortnight Spotswood College and New Plymouth Boys' High School showcase the talents of food and nutrition students. This week, Spotswood College teacher Katy Roach offer healthy lifestyle tips and recipes.

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