Americarna gets selective

There's been an explosion of Mangorei Rd residents getting into the Americarna spirit in recent years. (file photo)

Americarna is looking to keep its line up of classic muscle cars unique and interesting for Taranaki crowds.

Call for Taranaki taonga to come home

Te Papa's head of repatriation Te Herekiekie Herewini says the repatriation of human remains is a "sensitive" issue.

Taonga, including human remains, with Taranaki links are being cared for by other museums but a kaumātua wants them to come home.

Family finds its hero

James Alexander 'Scotty' Sim saved another man during a World War 1 battle, and his family have just recently found out.

It's taken more than 100 years but one man has finally found his family's saviour.

Drugs factor in head-on crash

Matthew Ross Ratu was sentenced to home detention after appearing in the New Plymouth District Court on charges related ...

Meth, ketamine, cannabis and methadone found in driver's system after head-on crash with truck.

Concern over recent cat maulings

Laani Davis, nephew Cyrus,14 and son Kaya,12, plan to put a memorial in their garden after their cat was mauled by dogs ...

After the death of two cats one woman fears a child will be the next victim of two wandering dogs.

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Victim's trans-Tasman torment

A barrage of emails, which became sexual in nature, left a woman emotionally distressed and landed a man in court. (File ...

He hadn't seen her in 20 years, but that didn't stop a man sending explicit emails to a former classmate he was infatuated with.

Getaway driver only 11

Patea Bridge Dairy where two 17 year olds failed in an attempted aggravated robbery while brandishing knives on Thursday ...

The boy was driving a stolen car when police stopped a group of teens who tried to rob a petrol station.

Jim Tucker: Rising sea may get most of us

The Waitara flood of 1965.

Predicted sea level rises are very bad news.

Plea over Len Lye charges

New Plymouth district councillors say even though visitors at the gallery are down they will give it a year until ...

Visitor numbers are down but it's too early to scrap a new entrance fee at the LLC.

Summer camp like no other

Ashton Paterson, 2, tries out the flying kiwi for the second time.

A camp like no other is happening in our very own backyard.

Shoplifting duo plead guilty

A pair of shoplifters stole more than $2000 in groceries from a series of Taranaki supermarkets. (File Photo)

Two women teamed up to steal thousands of dollars worth of hardware and grocery supplies.

Calls for safer crossing

Kelly Clarke, with son Thomas Jordan, 11, and daughter Stacey, 15 months, and neighbour Kerri Jordan want to see the ...

Residents of Bell Block say their town is getting too big for its boots - or at least its infrastructure.

Alleged violent offender in court

A man charged in relation to a brutal assault of a woman appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday. (File ...

A 58-year-old man has yet to plead to serious allegations, including a violent assault of a woman.

Crash site rediscovered

Bomb Aimer David Badcock, son of George and Florence Mary Badcock, of Hawera, died in the crash in Germany in 1943

The search is on for the families of three Kiwi air crew, killed in 1943, after their bomber's crash site was uncovered in Germany.

ACC protester pleads guilty video

Paul Smith regrets his protest action at New Plymouth's ACC office but he felt he had no other option to get his voice heard.

Man with ongoing beef against ACC pleads guilty after protest at New Plymouth branch.


Boy flown to hospital after rescue

Emergency services were called to the Patea Dam at 3.15pm following reports of a child falling off a cliff.

A boy has been flown by helicopter to Whanganui Hospital in moderate condition following an incident at Patea Dam in South Taranaki.

Indecent assault at party

Victim recalls her shock and shame after being indecently assaulted at party.

To be or not to be a councillor

How NP fell in love with sushi


Jim Tucker: Rising sea may get most of us

The Waitara flood of 1965.

Predicted sea level rises are very bad news.

Sun safety is sexy

Getting ready for a sun requires so much prep and a lot of sunblock.

Is getting a tan really worth the risk?

Councillor's comments damaging

New Plymouth district councillor Murray Chong landed himself a new controversy in stating he was ashamed to sing the ...

OPINION: Taranaki is an amazingly diverse place full of incredible people. Our opinions are also diverse.

Predator-free the future

Like oil and gas, the dairy industry goes through boom cycles.

Towards Predator Free Taranaki will transform this province. Fantastic.


Toto take on New Plymouth

A crowd of 8,500 people attended A Summer's Day Live in New Plymouth on Friday, January 11 to see Dragon. Jefferson ...

REVIEW: Toto, Jefferson Starship, and Dragon party like it's 1968/77/82.

Around the world by bike

The inviting downhill run from the top of the Crown Range.

Jo Taylor has been travelling the world on her bike and has finally come home to NZ.

Secrets of South Taranaki

Steep cliffs line the 5km stretch of beach along the Ohawe Beach to Waihi Beach walkway

The district is home to some of New Zealand's best stuff, it's just not in a guide book.

A history of the electric jug

The humble kettle has had a long journey. (Photo: Gary Sartens collection)

Linked to early iron and copper kettles, which were used for cooking, these evolved into tea kettles, taking on different forms in different countries through the centuries.

A game of survival

Artist Shannon Novak has a new exhibition about his life as a closeted gay teen in Taranaki.

For artist Shannon Novak being a closeted gay man felt like carrying a disease with no cure.

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