Former world champ's new coaching gig

Clifton Rowing Club president Gus Berghan, left, and new head coach Philippa Baker-Hogan. (Rower Manawa McLaughlin in ...

A household name thanks to her rowing prowess, Philippa Baker-Hogan is bringing her skills to small town Taranaki.

All eyes on iwi over bypass plan

The new route over Mt Messenger has been argued as being a game-changer for the Taranaki economy. (File image)

There is a lot riding on the Mt Messenger bypass for all involved, but for different reasons.

Man critically injured in crash

Police, fire and ambulance were called about 3.40am after a car hit a power pole on Pohutukawa Pl in Bell Block on Sunday.

First aider helped badly injured man at the scene: "He was pretty badly broken up."

Farewell party turns funeral

Elizabeth Bridgeman, pictured with the portrait she painted of her late husband Noel, has fond memories of the man.

A Taranaki teacher with leukemia planned to celebrate his life with friends. With hours to go, the party became a funeral.

Fundraiser not for fainthearted

Deputy principal of Manaia School Kepa Grindlay (in blue) and his son Meihana lift a stillborn calf into their trailer.

Casualty calves, one of the realities of the annual calving season, are a valued fundraiser for rural schools.

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An issue of parking

Jacky Cao and Amy Xu of Rumpty's Takeaways have a petition for customers opposing the proposed removal of parking spaces.

Businesses involved in a New Plymouth street revamp are petitioning against the proposed changes.

New commercial boss at Port Taranaki

Ross Dingle has joined Port Taranaki as head of the commercial team.

Prominent New Plymouth businessman Ross Dingle has joined Port Taranaki to run its commercial and marketing side.

Right in the horse's mouth

Vet Amy Ardern works on Penny the appaloosa's teeth, assisted by vet nurse Sim Johns, at the Hawera A and P Showgrounds ...

Horses don't generally floss or brush but some do see a dentist now and then.

Eat your way to winter wellness

Don't forget about salmon over the winter months.

OPINION: And suddenly there you are. It's winter and we're into the colder months.

Beautician to mortician video

Kellie Harrison, 28, was a beauty therapist for eight years but always knew she wanted to work in the funeral industry.

Within 48 hours Kellie Harrison went from running her beauty salon to running her first funeral.

Rubbish bags for sale

There are dozens of NPDC rubbish bags for sale on Facebook as New Plymouth moves to bins at the end of September.

As New Plymouth moves from bags to bins, there are quite a few surplus red rubbish bags about.

Iwi want couple off kaitiaki forum

Tony and Debbie Pascoe's Ahititi farm is affected by the plans to build the new $200m Mt Messenger bypass. (File Photo)

Farming couple not tangata whenua so they should not be on kaitiaki group, says iwi lawyer.

Yarrow Stadium complaint won't be investigated

The Auditor-General's Office will not investigate a complaint into the Yarrow Stadium consultation process.

The Auditor-General's office has decided against investigating a complaint into the Yarrow Stadium consultation process.

Plastic drink bottle bashing

Dustin Lyle Cameron was sentenced in New Plymouth District Court on Thursday for assaulting his ex with a bottle after ...

She hit him with her car; he smacked her with a plastic bottle on the way to treatment.

More detail on bypass costs

Talks between NZTA and Ngāti Tama have been ongoing since 2016 and a side agreement has been developed between the two. ...

It's a mega roading project with a big budget but some of the finer, financial details are emerging.

News

Car versus barrier on Mt Messenger

A crash occurred about 400 metres north of Mt Messenger tunnel about 1.50pm on Sunday.

There have been no reports of injuries, a police communications spokeswoman said.

Kitchen designer wins awards

Kitchen designer praised for her "visually stunning" work.

Pregnant women urged to get flu jab

Kitchen fire in New Plymouth

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All eyes on iwi over bypass plan

The new route over Mt Messenger has been argued as being a game-changer for the Taranaki economy. (File image)

There is a lot riding on the Mt Messenger bypass for all involved, but for different reasons.

Eat your way to winter wellness

Don't forget about salmon over the winter months.

OPINION: And suddenly there you are. It's winter and we're into the colder months.

Who owns the view?

Shu Ito was unaware his 'hobby' photographs of Mt Taranaki included in a self-published booklet were illegal and may ...

Opinion: Jim Tucker asks the interesting question - who owns a public view?

Hospitality and aroha at a tangi

Michelle Robinson was struck by the community spirit present at a tangi she attended.

Michelle Robinson thought she had a good grasp on Māori culture - then she went to a tangi.

Lifestyle

Retreating into nature

The simplicity of nature brings a sense of peace to Tabatha's home.

A botanical art class with Dr Tabatha Forbes is like a two-day meditation retreat focused on nature.

Eat your way to winter wellness

Don't forget about salmon over the winter months.

OPINION: And suddenly there you are. It's winter and we're into the colder months.

Bars find a way for Black Caps

Bertie Burleigh, owner of New Plymouth's Peggy Gordons bar, will keep the bar open for the Black Caps.

Legally, only casinos can serve alcohol all night - but that's not stopping a few local bar owners from staying open for the Black Caps.

Beetroot - a salad and cake

Hine Eynon and Caylin Cozette have made a perfect winter salad using beetroot, kumara, feta and rocket.

Teenagers are getting a taste of cooking beetroot in Witt's kitchens.

Building burgers, and better well-being

Marcus Marshall 16, Lachie Smith 16 and Jackson Wilcox 18 munch down their burgers.

The benefits of knowing how to cook are well documented. It improves your mental and physical well-being, communication, the list goes on.

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