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Green School coming to NZ

An artist's impression of the 'green school' which is coming to Oakura, Taranaki, in 2020. It is based on a model used ...

The school, based on a model used in Bali, is being designed by the engineers behind U2's world tour stage.

Parvovirus outbreak in South Taranaki

Vets are warning dog owners to vaccinate their pets against deadly parvovirus.(File photo).

A disease that kills dogs is rife in South Taranaki and already five or six dogs have been euthanised, vet warns.

Wanted van found

There was a police presence on Doone St, New Plymouth, after reports of a teenager being dragged into a van on Tuesday.

Police spent an hour looking for a van after receiving reports of a teenager being dragged into it.

Proud mum moment

Brandy says signing books is her new favourite thing to do.

When Brandy Scott released her first novel, her mum was so proud she organised a launch event for it on Brandy's birthday.

Big rise in contaminated recycling

An annual New Plymouth District Council audit has found more recycling bins with contaminated material inside than ever ...

Are New Plymouth residents giving up on recycling household waste?

Mighty marlin draw fishing fans to New Plymouth

Southlander Jason Robertson caught a 156kg marlin on Sunday.

 A man from Southland came up to Taranaki to try a spot of fishing - he ended up with the biggest marlin catch of the week at 156.8 kilograms.

Gas firms fined for LPG discharge

Three gas companies were sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court on Monday for exposing their workers to harm at ...

Three gas companies plead guilty to health and safety charges, fined more than $400,000.

Chopper legend crashed fighting fire

Well-known Nelson aviator Bill Reid suffered minor injuries after the helicopter he was flying made a hard landing on Sunday.

Well-known Nelson pilot recovering at home after Tasman wildfire helicopter crash.

Contaminated groundwater not harmful to health

Methanol producer Methanex says contamination of groundwater at its Motunui site came from fire fighting foams used on ...

A report shows groundwater contamination on industrial sites in Taranaki is not harmful to health.

Helicopter flight for artist video

Leon was treated to a helicopter ride with Beck, a pilot who was impressed with the 11-year-old's painting of ...

Leon's painting of helicopters fighting the Nelson bushfire took the nation by storm, and now it's taken Leon up in the air with the helicopter pilot who loved it so much he wanted to buy it.


One dead in crash

A person is dead after a crash between a car and light truck on SH3 on Wednesday evening.

A person has died after a serious crash involving a car and truck in the King Country.

Brothers get one over McCaw

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

Taranaki driver smelled of marijuana, court told

Burnouts around biking kids


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.

Memoir of a tattooed woman

Stuff reporter Stephanie Mitchell says countless times people have grabbed her to take a closer look at her tattoos.

"I don't like tattoos on women" really irks me.

Polytechs go back on the tools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a merger of the country's polytechnics and training institutes in a bid ...

OPINION: Education Minister Chris Hipkins believes he has the plan to fix ailing polytechnics.


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.

Rotary Club raises $10,000 for charity

John Ritchie (R) and project leader Denise Fleming present the $8000 cheque to Rolly Devine of Starlit Hope Charity.

A community raffle raised nearly $10,000 for charity.

German DJ heading to NZ

Stefan Hantel of Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestra is performing at Womad in New Plymouth next month.

Stefan Hantel has never been to New Zealand but he's been dreaming about it for many years.

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