The American fostering the spirit of sailing in Kiwi kids

American Elana Connor, and her dog Zia, are sailing around New Zealand to raise money for children in foster care to go ...

Sailor Elana Connor was supposed to be sailing around the world, instead she's raising money for Kiwi kids in foster care to get into sailing too.

Americarna snuck in, Taranaki's Multi-Ethnic Extravaganza did not

Thousands of car lovers surged into New Plymouth for the final Americarna event on Saturday. Less than 24 hours later, ...

Taranaki's annual celebration of American cars was winding down just as Covid-19 alert levels were going up.

Smoothie drop company a semi-finalist in awards

Kaitahi smoothie drops were served to ministers Nanaia Mahuta and Shane Jones at a visit to Taranaki, by general manager ...

A Taranaki iwi-owned company has been named as a semi finalist in the Foodstarter innovation awards.

From sky to sketches: Former flight attendant finds new path in art video

Shayana Ruakere was a flight attendant for Qantas before Covid hit. She is now a graphic artist and sells prints all ...

She turned to drawing after losing her dream job in the skies, and now her illustrations are taking off.

Final Taranaki iwi completes settlement

Te Runanga o Ngāti Maru Trust signed its deed of settlement on Saturday in a scaled down event with just trustees, the ...

The last of the eight iwi in Taranaki has signed its deed of settlement with the Crown, receiving an apology, land of cultural significance and $30 million.

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Gas explosion victim learning to live after brush with death video

Ben D’Ath has had multiple skin graft surgeries, one of which left his friends’ names, which were once tattooed on his ...

Ben D’Ath’s arms tell a story of survival. They’re discoloured from skin grafts and severe burns. He counts himself lucky.

Maui pipeline ingenuity provides reliable gas flow north

The Maui gas pipeline spans a gulley north of new Plymouth.

Mud and rain, it never seemed to stop, working on the Maui pipeline construction.

Ngāti Maru to sign Deed of Settlement

The signing ceremony to complete the Treaty of Waitangi settlement of Ngāti Maru will take place this weekend. Lead ...

Taranaki iwi Ngāti Maru will sign its Deed of Settlement on Saturday

Ex health worker in court after alleged indecent assault at hospital

A former Taranaki District Health Board employee has appeared in court facing indecent assault charge.

The man, 44, is no longer employed by the Taranaki DHB and is facing one charge of indecent assault of a man/boy over the age of 16.

Explosions reported at house fire video

A house fire in Resolution Pl, New Plymouth, was well involved when firefighters arrived.

Fire investigators and police are attending a blaze in a house in the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell after residents reported hearing explosions.

Contentious weir removed after 20-year debate

Te Korowai O Ngaruahine Trust representatives are jubilant at achieving the removal of a disused concrete weir in the ...

The demolition this week of an old concrete weir means eels and other native fish can swim freely up a South Taranaki stream for the first time in 120 years.

Recording session prize will help band release first EP

Betsy Knox, Wakaia Tamehana and their band Betsy & the Reckless have won a recording session and $500 to kickstart their ...

A New Plymouth cafe worker is gearing up to be the next Kiwi icon to sign one of the cafe's famous plates after her band won a recording session to kick-start their music career.

South Taranaki students' noisy trap project bad news for predators

Auroa School students Ella McKenna, Lily Malo, Sophie van den Brand and Maddi Goodchap with the trophies and medals they ...

A group of South Taranaki students who set out to protect whio living in a stream near their school may well help save many more of NZ's endangered birds.

Councillors endorse speed limit drop on crash-prone road

Millions of dollars could be spent, and speed limits dropped, on Opunake Rd, the Stratford District Council has decided.

A Taranaki council is making the moves to drop the speed limit on one of its most dangerous roads, which has seen 57 crashes in the past five years.

Influencer produces children's emergency packs from charity efforts

Shona Smith, of Taranaki Women’s Refuge, and beauty vlogger Annalee Kemsley have put together around 150 backpacks for ...

The fruits of a Taranaki influencer’s charitable labour has produced around 150 kitted-out emergency relief bags for children affected by family violence.


New Plymouth Airport a safe space for LGBTQI+ community

The New Plymouth Airport is now a recognised safe space for the LGBTQI+ community. (file photo)

New Plymouth Airport has joined a list of a dozen Taranaki locations recognised as a safe space for the LGBTQI+ community.

A show you don't want to miss

Review: A babble of discussion rapidly spread amidst patrons as they left New Plymouth's Repertory Theatre after the opening night of Rough Justice.

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A show you don't want to miss

John Butler and Victoria Kerr were stars in New Plymouth Repertory's Rough Justice.

Review: A babble of discussion rapidly spread amidst patrons as they left New Plymouth's Repertory Theatre after the opening night of Rough Justice.

(Not) buying my first home video

Buying a home is not for the faint hearted, even in provincial New Zealand where prices are sky rocketing.

My latest dream of owning my own home in New Plymouth lasted about three hours.

One Cookie Time like nine regular cookies

One original chocolate chunk cookie is like eating nine regular cookies.

At 85g one original chocolate chunk Cookie Time cookie has the same calories as a small meal, dietitian Maggie Radich says.

An ice cream journey in Taranaki

New Plymouth’s Iona Dairy is renowned for the size of its ice creams. Jane Matthews trialled its quadruple scoop.

I was tasked with trialling four of the best ice creams available in Taranaki. It was finally my opportunity eat desserts while on the clock.


Oat and zucchini pantry cookies

These cookies utilise pantry staples and they are super adaptable.

These cookies utilise pantry staples and they are super adaptable.

Chocolate zucchini bread

As well as bread, this deliciously moist mixutre can also be made into muffins.

This is a deliciously moist bread that isn’t too sweet and keeps well for several days.

Summer crunch salad

The aim with this salad is to cut all the produce into similar sized pieces.

This salad is best served chilled straight from the fridge so to keep the crunch factor.

Roasted chicken & grapes with buttered saffron rice

Grapes, when roasted, have a unique flavour that matches well with chicken.

During cooking, the sweet and salty juices of this dish combine with the onion to create a rich sauce.

Hobby boat builder emulates ancestors' arrival in New Plymouth in 1842

'Timandra te waka' takes its first sea trial with owner Rex Hendry and Sally Johnson aboard.

In 1842, Rex Henry's ancestors arrived in New Plymouth on board the 'Timandra'. This week, he launched his self-built dinghy near where they came ashore.

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