Waitara locals Max Brooking, Nigel Cash, John Jury and Ian Mischefski are off to Abu Dhabi to coach and represent New ...

Former athlete now coaching

Nigel Cash, 43, is the first former-Special Olympian to coach an international NZ team.

Smile key to aerobics

Jaimie Le Bas, 19, of Taranaki is off to Phoenix, Arizona, to represent New Zealand at the International Aerobic ...

Her aerobics routines take minutes to perform but an entire year to perfect and, along with fitness and flexibility, a smile is key.

Marae's $5m makeover

It's costing too much to maintain and is no longer up to scratch, so one of Taranaki's main marae is getting an upgrade.

'Don't hand out details'

Scammer is convincing people to buy Prezzy and iTunes cards then taking thousands from them.

Severe weather watch

Heavy rain and severe gales are expected in Taranaki through the night.

Toxic shellfish alert

Anyone who consumes shellfish from the area between Urenui and Raglan could get sick.

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Asia ignorance a hindrance

Executive director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Simon Draper said 66% of New Zealanders know nothing or little ...

Businesses need to move from ignorance to understanding if they wish to export into Asia, insider says.

Arts snippets

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

Iwi buys medical practice

The 'Norway of the Pacific'


The stupidity of humans

Jellyfish don't have a brain but they seem to manage just fine.

OPINION: Jellyfish and things you wish you'd said.

An amazing road through history

The-then Whangamomona County Council saw the need to gradually upgrade the Whanga road

Does road need upgrading?

Assessing hydrogen fuel's future

CEO of Hiringa Energy Ltd Andrew Clennett. The company as given $950,000 to develop "zero-emission hydrogen transport fuel".

OPINION: There are a number of ways to produce hydrogen fuel, not all of them are environmentally friendly.

A combined energy future

A combination of approaches to energy generation should be sufficient to avoid the construction of more gas peaker ...

OPINION: Transitioning away from fossil fuels will require a combination of energy generation methods.


Arts snippets

The Len Lye Centre Cinema screens The Royal Tenenbaums, on Thursday 26 Jul, 7pm – a film about eccentric members of a ...

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

Farm fight inspires tale

Sisters Sue Lester, Heather Ross and Yvonne Northcott at the launch of Ross's book about their adventures on a Central ...

First she learned to run a farm in her 60s, then she wrote a book.

What's next for the Collider?

Scientists at work on the Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

A light look at dark matter.

Hockey player representing NZ, again

Jude Sewell-Monod is off to the International Masters Hockey Association's (IMHA) Masters World Cup in Terrassa, Spain, ...

When she was at school Jude Sewell-Monod didn't want to be a Black Stick, but she's making up for it now.

Gardening with song

These days Rosanna Paterson is lost in the country.

Beside an untamed coastline a family is taming the land with food crops. Virginia Winder discovers an edible landscape soon to be open for a garden festival.

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