Fiona Hicks and Jill Williams, from the South Taranaki RSA, want to see Hāwera festooned with bunting.

Parade precedes garden party

Town clad in bunting to remember heroic actions of WWI Victoria Cross recipients.

In from the dark

Anxiety nearly derailed High School student Nuutea Itchner's education, until she was taught coping mechanisms.

Mental illness is on the rise - especially for Kiwi teenagers. That's about all we know for sure.

Millions for Taranaki

Lonely Planet exposure has led to an equivalent advertising value of more than $6 million.

Tug blessed on choppy sea

Port Taranaki's newest tug is officially part of the province.

Cruizin' to a healthy lifestyle

Jo-Anne Phipps knows all about good food and she wants to teach you too.

A settler ship's stench

When sailing to Taranaki in 1840 you faced the stench of vomit and dirty laundry.

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Kitchen designer recognised

Annika Rowson won the Kitchen Distinction $25k-$40k 2018 Award, Classic Kitchen or Bathroom 2018 Runner-up Award and the ...

A Taranaki kitchen designer has been recognised as an industry leader after winning a number of national awards. 

Hāwera teacher gets athletics award

He may teach English but he's not too bad at athletics either.

Off to the camellia show

Police investigate thefts


We've spoiled the child

Barrie Smith reckons most offenders are from families where discipline was nonexistent.

Since Barrie Smith was a boy the country has lost its way when it comes to discipline and crime rates and prisoner numbers are a consequence, he says.

Marriage problems in Asia

When there are more men then women you can get what's known as a "queuing effect" where the number of men lining up for ...

By 2060 there could be 160 men wanting to marry for every 100 women in China and India, which could cause problems.

Crowding the goal lines

The East and West stands at Yarrow Stadium are unsafe but no decision has been made on what will be done about them.

They're known as the cheap seats but this year everyone will be sitting behind the goal lines at Yarrow Stadium.

Learning to live together, intimately

Karen Nesbit's caravan - cheaper than a house share in Auckland, but perhaps a missed opportunity in terms of rental ...

OPINION: Solving the housing crisis one small apartment at a time.


A settler ship's stench

There were 147 passengers on the William Bryan.

It's 1840, you've just set sail for Taranaki but you've got to make it through the stench of vomit and dirty laundry first.

Remembering The King video

All Shook Up - KD Wasley inside his private Elvis Presley museum in Hāwera.

Kiwis can't help falling in love with the memory of Elvis Presley, who died more than four decades ago.

Roger Hanson: A few facts about camels

A typical Australian roadsign warns of camels, wombats and kangaroos at Nullarbor Plain, Australia.

animal, arid, ...

Camels are increasingly important in the desert.

Arts snippets

The Len Lye Centre Cinema screens The Party, where host Janes attempts to celebrate her new promotion but nothing goes ...

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

Inside a New Zealand wrestler's life

Dallas Jackson, also known as the pro wrestler 'The Deal' Dal Knox, is wrestling what he's called one of the biggest ...

As Taranaki gears up for its first wrestling event in five years, Dal Knox prepares for the biggest match of his career.

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