Jordan Barnes' portrait of Colin Cooper was commissioned by the TRFU as a farewell gift for the coach.

Coops captured on canvas

He's painted All Blacks and Anna Paquin and now, as a farewell present, outgoing Taranaki coach Colin Cooper.

Protection for breaks

Pro surfer Courtney Conlogue, shreds a wave at Fitzroy Beach which is on a list of Taranaki Regional Council surf breaks ...

Taranaki's top surf spots have been identified so they can be protected.

New crossing barriers removed

Temporary safety barriers installed at an Inglewood pedestrian crossing have been removed because they were dangerous.

Climbing Everest in Taranaki

To climb the equivalent height of Mt Everest, you'd need to do Paritutu 90 times.

Sex abuse complainant challenged

Day two of sex trial sees complainant stand by her story and accused appear shocked at abuse claims.

Mum's rage goes awry

Angry on her daughter's behalf, she swung a baseball bat at a woman holding a newborn baby, and drove her car at a 14-year-old boy.

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Dairy's up, so are nitrates

Increased dairy production in Taranaki has coincided with a rise in nitrate levels in groundwater.

Dairy effluent discharges onto land needed to be well managed to reduce groundwater nitrate levels.

Man has warrants for arrest

Police are seeking to locate Taiko Cribb, 20, from Stratford.

Study, sleep, eat, repeat

Gun club misunderstanding


Allpress injured in fall

Leading jockey Lisa Allpress has been sidelined with  shoulder injuries.

Jump-out fall sidelines top jockey Lisa Allpress.

First title on the line

West End's Craig Johns will look to repeat his efforts from two years ago to claim the men's open singles this weekend.

Who will be the first Taranaki champion of the bowls season?

Torckler takes series lead

Michael Torckler won the second leg of the Dynamo teams series

A strong finish has put the Taranaki rider on top.

Wallis named Taranaki's best

Aliena Wallis.

Aliena Wallis' strong year of netball has ended in a fitting way.

Tevita Li bags five video

North Harbour's Murphy Taramai charges upfield against Taranaki.

Wing scores five tries as North Harbour canter past a second string Taranaki team.


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.

Breeding the next generation

Waikato Share Farmer of the Year winner Phillip van Heuven on his new farm at Ngahinapouri, south of Hamilton.

 OPINION: Awards and schemes opening up the dairy industry.


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.

Danish wind power

Wind farms are becoming increasingly common in Europe.

How Denmark harnessed renewables - and what New Zealand can learn.

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