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Not looking too far forward for Taranaki No 8

"My actions need to speak for themselves."

The next generation


Taranaki rugby training. Logan Crowley

Young halfback the next of the Crowley generation to play rugby for Taranaki.

A gender diversity rainbow

What do you do if you don't think you're a he or a she?

Sports medals found in raids

Person found with the medals wasn't old enough to be a veteran runner and "didn't look like an athlete", police say.

Group to oversee mining

Before it can start mining TTR has to monitor the environment for two years and an independent group will oversee the work.

Wanted man arrested

Last offender wanted in connection with brutal assault picked up by police.

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Freedom camping bylaw out for consultation

The New Plymouth District Council voted to give ratepayers a say on freedom campers.

The public will get to have their say on whether freedom campers should be allowed in New Plymouth.

Budgeting 101 for offenders

A financial literacy course for offenders helps them manage money and avoid loan sharks.

'Your last chance' - Judge

Saving the little blue penguins


Halfback starts next generation for Taranaki family

Logan Crowley got his first appearance off the bench for Taranaki against Waikato.

Young halfback the next of the Crowley generation.

Not looking too far forward for Taranaki No 8

Toa Halafihi relished Taranaki first competition match of the season against Waikato.

"My actions need to speak for themselves."

Taranaki slow to adopt to all weather pitches

There are a number of all weather turf surfaces around Wellington benefiting sports in the capital.

It's time to find some alternative training pitch options.

How Colin Meads became 'Pinetree'

Colin Meads was nick named Pine Tree by Taranaki rugby player Roger Boon in 1955.

A tall man walking on a New Plymouth street was the inspiration behind the nickname of one of NZ's greatest All Blacks.

Trio selected for Central

Holly Pearson, right, will represent Central in the National Hockey league.

"We've got high hopes for these girls, but the big thing for us is that they're all here."


The maze of fuel savings

It's a maze finding your way through the best way to save on fuel. Which is why reporter Christina Persico is so chuffed ...

OPINION: Saving cents off a litre on petrol should be child's play. It's not.

Giving peace a chance

John and Yoko had the right idea - let's give peace a chance.

OPINION: After four years of claim and counterclaim at Witt we need to turn the page.

A hard to fathom decision

A split vote to allow iron sand mining could be a legal vulnerability any appeal might seek to exploit.

OPINION: It may have been approved but iron sand mining is far from a certainty off the Taranaki coast.

A long awaited sickness

Taking a day off to look after sick kids is the worst decision you will ever make. (File photo)

You could take a day off work to look after sick kids or you could just run for the hills.


NZ fails to clinch Irish beauty pageant

Rose from New Zealand, Niamh O'Sullivan, with Rose Bud Molly at the Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland.

Taranaki's Niamh O'Sullivan was chosen to represent the country in the International Rose of Tralee Festival.

Review: Great Taranaki Steam Band

The Great Taranaki Steam Band's musical director Christopher Luke at the Crystal Palace as part of the Taranaki Arts ...

The audience was treated to lunchtime sun and local sound.

Review: Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show)

Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) is a part of the Taranaki Arts Festival 2017.

With an audience of a mixed age, the young learnt of Hamlet while the older learnt about video games.

From office to garden

Amanda Kendrick swapped her 9-5 job for a lawn full of produce.

She traded her 9-5 job to turn her lawn into a produce garden.

Review: Rob Ruha

Rob Ruha says his musical stylings have been heavily influenced by his long-time involvement in kapa haka.

A uniquely Aotearoa entertainment experience was a real treat for festival goers.

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