House fire in Hāwera

A block of flats on the corner of Laurent VC St and Dixon Ave in Hāwera were on fire on Friday morning.

Fire damaged a block of four flats in Hāwera on Friday morning.

Avocados hit $5

Dot Walton depends on her avocado, Vegemite and ground nuts on toast every morning, but not with these avocado prices, ...

Dot Walton loves avocado but it's more than she can stomach paying $5 for each one.

Life of pine

There's good money to be made planting pine seedlings, but it's back breaking work.

New Zealand is in the middle of a logging boom. Helen Harvey follows a forest from beginning to end.

House fire quickly extinguished

Three fire engines attended a fire at a New Plymouth house on Friday morning.

A New Plymouth house fire was put out in 10 minutes.

No internet, no problem

Doctors at Mountain View Medical Centre in Hāwera had to use their own laptops from home and phones to access their ...

Remember life before the internet? Hawera does.

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Notre Dame claims a hoax

Matt Rilkoff is the Taranaki regional editor for Stuff.

A Taranaki man's claim to have witnessed the fire at Notre Dame in Paris on Tuesday morning has been revealed as a hoax.

New Plymouth's world champion archers

New Plymouth's Greenwood Archers Barbara Scott, Paivi Old, Nina Hoeta, Hamish Connor and Corbyn Jensen succeeded in the ...

Movies may pull in eager archers, but that's not what encouraged New Plymouth's latest world champions.

Easter events in Taranaki

The New Plymouth Old Boys' Rugby Club celebrates 100 years this weekend with an old timers game and matches against ...

The Easter bunny is bringing more than just chocolate eggs to Taranaki this Easter weekend. 

Easter weather a mixed bag

Mt Taranaki has already received its first dump of snow this year and it's recommended only experienced climbers attempt ...

Enjoy the long weekend before the weather packs up.

New dad's search for lost father

McGarvey said he has never seen his father, who only visited him on the day he was born and gifted him a yellow cardigan.

Kane McGarvey's father visited the day he was born. He left a yellow cardigan and an empty photo album.

Rest home investigated over care concerns

Sunhaven Rest Home and Hospital in Bell Block was one of four facilities investigated following complaints to Taranaki ...

Changes made at rest home after daughter complains about mother's standard of care.

Kiwi twist on haiku video

Tony Beyer has had five haiku poems published in the NZ Haiku Anthology titled Number Eight Wire.

 A poet who has been writing for more than 50 years says New Zealand has put its own spin on the traditional Japanese haiku.

Company a smoking success

Ash Peters is the founder of the smokingly successful Texas BBQ Foods based in New Plymouth.

Every day when Ash Peters walks into work he gets so hungry it hurts.

New Plymouth landfill to close in August

New Plymouth's Colson Rd landfill will be closed on August 4.

New Plymouth's Colson Rd residents are preparing for days of fresh air and a cleaner, quieter life.

First EVAR surgery for region

On April 8, 71-year-old Heather Holdaway became the first person to have an Endo Vascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) at ...

Taranaki patients will no longer be sent to Waikato Hospital for surgery following a new state-of-the-art angiography suite.


Can you help us?

The Frazer children had their photograph taken in the 1970s. We would like to know who these young people are. Can you ...

Do you know who these people are?

Catching an eye check

Being an optometrist in Opunake is not without its benefits.

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Company a smoking success

Ash Peters is the founder of the smokingly successful Texas BBQ Foods based in New Plymouth.

Every day when Ash Peters walks into work he gets so hungry it hurts.

Warm colours for autumn

Mixed in with neutrals, autumnal colours come through.

Just because the nights are getting shorter, that doesn't mean you need to go dark.

Home expo keeps dream alive

Chester Mattson, 2, was all business and no play at the Taranaki Home & Lifestyle Expo.

OPINION: Brianna McIlraith had given up on owning a home. Then she hit the expo.

The top farm in Taranaki

Taranaki supreme farming winners Bryan and Helen Hocken and Jarred and Sarah Coogan celebrated their first award and ...

Taranaki top farm is a real family affair.

Family moves cities for Green School

Lily Bowden-Murrells, 9, is already taken with the new location, inland from Oakura.

A search for the best education for her daughters led Poppy Murrells to Oakura's new Green School.

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