A submerged ute is recovered from the marina at Port Taranaki after getting bogged ...

Ute dragged out of sea video

"I heard screaming, yelling and swearing and saw two guys walk ashore."

Womad NZ line-up unveiled

Tinariwen Elwan will play Womad NZ 2018

Almost 30 acts from across the globe have been revealed for next year's three-day music festival.

'The colony's dullest hole'

Slagging off provincial small town New Zealand is fraught with danger.

Jury out in sex case

A jury is considering verdicts in a case involving sex allegations which date back 10 years.

A man without Viices

Viices, aka Jake McComb, "only really made enough to pay for parking" the first time he busked.

No 8 Taranaki's best player

Taranaki give out players of the year awards.

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America's Cup is Taranaki's Cup for a night

Kaitake rugby player ,and Optimist sailor, Jack Parr, 11, with the America's Cup, and Ranfurly Shield.

Honours were shared when the Ranfurly Shield and the America's Cup met for the first time under the same roof

Kids taught about local food

One Taranaki chef wanted to do more than just talk about fresh produce, so she's taking it to the people.

'Extreme alcoholic' breaks vow

An endless hunt for drivers


Start not confirmed

Murray Baker is adamant there is nothing wrong with Bonneval ahead of Saturday's Caulfield Cup.

Leading Kiwi chance in Caulfield Cup faces big test before she even gets to the barriers.

Offers turned down

Part-owner John Rattray leads Bonneval back to scale following her Underwood Stakes victory.

She's the Horse of the Year and her owners have turned down two massive offers to keep her.

No 8 Taranaki's best player

Toa Halafihi has been named Taranaki player of the year.

Taranaki give out players of the year awards.

Will Young's tour diary

Will Young was delighted to change cities in India.

Conditions tough in India for Central Stags captain.

Rickards has inside running

Willie Rickards, left, could be in line to take over from Colin Cooper as Taranaki coach.

Who will be the next Taranaki rugby coach?


Winging it's best in front of a crowd

Sometimes it's better to go off script in front of an audience.

OPINION: I can talk for hours, and when it comes to public speaking, it's best done without a script.

What a game!

Ross Brown in action for Taranaki in 1965.

OPINION: It was the mid 1960s and Jim Tucker was office bound...

War is nothing to trivialise

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

OPINION: What would Passchendaele hero Dave Gallagher say to Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un?

Scary 'sci-fi' morality

Living in a digital world more and more controlled by organisations focused solely on profit, with only lip-service to ...

OPINION: Finding deep connections in a vacuum-packed world.


Taranaki lakes at mercy to aquatic weed

Hornwort aquatic weed threatened Taranaki lakes

Regional council urges boaties to clean gear when leaving lake

Study, sleep, eat, repeat

Pieter Van Der Elst 14, Joseph Moore, 13 and Baylin Hooper, 13, tuck in to some blueberry, orange and almond muffins.

Eating well during the school exam period is a key to success.

From Wellington to coastal Taranaki

Monica, Scott and Avery Willson have met more people in their Ōpūnake neighbourhood in the past month than they had in ...

They'd never been to Ōpūnake in their life, now they're raising their family in the coastal town.

Donkeymania hits Rumpus Room

Ava Ackerman, 3, was excited to have her book personally signed by Craig Smith.

"Hehaw," said the spunky, hanky, panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky, tonky, winky, wonky donkey.

Life on the bread line

Sargisson prepares the rattan resting bowls for the dough.

They walked away from the corporate bustle to bake bread.

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