Education's brave new world video

About 800 students are enrolled at Spotswood College in 2019, which is year of great change at the school.

 From the outside, Spotswood College looks the same but the changes happening within the school are truly transformative.

Fatal crash victim named, charges laid

Darrellee Waireti Tuhoro, 27, died after a road crash at Mahoenui, north of Awakino on February 20.

Police have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with a fatal crash which killed Hamilton woman Darrellee Waireti Tuhoro.

Yarrow Stadium options revealed

A range of options are on the table on the future of New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium.

The options range in price from $6m, for demolition of stands and re-grassing, up to $271m for a new roofed stadium.

An American at Americarna

US Ambassador to NZ, Scott Brown, pictured with wife Gail, included a stop off at  Americarna during their stay in the ...

Seeing the American flag makes Taranaki feel instantly like home for US Ambassador to NZ.

Man guilty of violent assault

A man has been found guilty of nine charges related to a violent assault on a woman after a trial in the New Plymouth ...

A jury has delivered nine guilty verdicts against Derek Manihera Stubbings.

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Man sentenced for court dock punch

Rambo Barton was sentenced on Thursday for punching a co-defendant in the New Plymouth court dock in November.

A patched gang member who punched his co-defendant in court has been sentenced.

Dressing for Americarna success

Gary Jackson made his shirt and made daughter Stacey Riddick's dress out of an American flag.

Gary Jackson loves making vintage clothes, so is going all out for Americarna.

Fatal car crash

The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter flew 50 missions in the first 51 days of 2019. (file photo)

 Taranaki's rescue helicopter has flown 50 missions in 2019 including attending a fatal crash on Wednesday.

Brothers get one over McCaw

Two day tandem team winners (from left) Cory and Calum Sutherland, cross the finish line of the Coast to Coast event at ...

Not many sportspeople manage to finish ahead of Richie McCaw. Two New Plymouth brothers did it.

Pakistani guest denied visa

Brenda Fernee has been trying to get a visa for a close friend from Pakistan who was to be guest of honour at her ...

"What's he going to do here, hide in our basement for goodness' sake?"

Roger Hanson: super slender high rise

Roger Hanson sings the praises of steel.

Are super slender high rise buildings the way of the future.

Committee better off without Chong

New Plymouth District councillor Murray Chong will no longer chair the Aged and Accessibility Issues Working Party.

Opinion: Jim Tucker suggests Murray Chong no longer chairing a committee is a good thing.

Family life over city success

The new store is influenced by the families travels in America.

Craig and Jo Baylis were both working in Auckland and had au-pairs raising their kids. Attending a funeral changed that.

Six days, 900 animals

Vet nurse Summer Stewart-Heather got home on Tuesday after caring for animals affected by the Nelson fires.

While she was volunteering one animal stood out - a dobermann named Keira that belonged to a firefighter.

Report spurs call to action

The end of oil and gas exploration will bring huge losses to Taranaki, according to a new report. (File photo)

A gloomy outlook was forecast for Taranaki by an oil and gas industry report, but the region's leaders are rallying for action.

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Driver flung from car in crash

At least three occupants fled the scene after their car slid off the road in wet conditions near Motonui, North Taranaki

Three people involved in car crash, including the driver who was flung from it, left the scene in another vehicle before police arrived.

Concert for charity

Bremner family presenting a concert with proceeds going to Relay for Life and the NZ Cancer Society.

Council urged to go solar powered

Visa decision reviewed

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Committee better off without Chong

New Plymouth District councillor Murray Chong will no longer chair the Aged and Accessibility Issues Working Party.

Opinion: Jim Tucker suggests Murray Chong no longer chairing a committee is a good thing.

Michelle Robinson: The value of good teachers

This year a friend finished his transition from a high earning corporate role to carve a career as a high school teacher.

Teaching sounds a lot like parenting - emotionally tiring, often underappreciated and not always fun.

Outrage loves company

Outrage can be a useful agent for change but that doesn't always mean it's right.

OPINION: There is nothing quite so comfortable as a good, old-fashioned feeling of outrage. 

Jim Tucker: Lime scooters, being cool and getting elected

A Lime scooter - "People are now busting a lot of things to be noticed on one."

Coolness is essential, and scooters didn't rate. Until now.

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Michelle Robinson: The value of good teachers

This year a friend finished his transition from a high earning corporate role to carve a career as a high school teacher.

Teaching sounds a lot like parenting - emotionally tiring, often underappreciated and not always fun.

Bubbling busker

Eran The Bubble Man will perform at New Plymouth's 4th Wall Theatre on February 24.

When Eran The Bubble Man saw a busker in Berlin entertaining crowds with giant bubbles, he was mesmerised.

Marlon Williams in New Plymouth - review

Marlon Williams played at New Plymouth's TSB Theatre on Tuesday night.

When my partner asked if I could get us review tickets to Marlon Williams who was performing in New Plymouth on my birthday, I was dubious.

Cafe balcony turns into stage

Juliet McLean and Renee Millner sang to the crowd.

The deck of a New Plymouth cafe was transformed into a stage on Saturday afternoon.

Pungarehu Golf Club battlers aren't sheepish video

Club secretary Sue Crowley says the club was in a strong position with an enthusiastic group of young club members.

Some golf clubs do raffles to raise funds. A rural Taranaki golf club keeps sheep on its course to sell.

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