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No erosion liability for council

NPDC will not be liable for changes in coastal erosion.

As long as their information was correct at the time they labelled coastal hazards, the council cannot be held responsible for later erosion.

Non-compliant dairy farms less

The number of non-compliant dairy farms in Taranaki was tracking lower than 2017-18.

Trail added to land war app

Accusations fly in Eastbourne


Becoming a road menace

With an oncoming tsunami of the aged, risks to other road-users, especially cyclists, are rising at a commensurate pace, ...

Opinion: As he gets older Jim Tucker wonders if his driving is as good as it used to be.

Why blackface is never OK

Ngati Ruanui kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said there was a total sense of disbelief when she spotted the Lions float.

OPINION: Let me explain; blackface was never OK. Never.

sausage sizzles and pine seedlings

That ruling onions need to go on the bread before the sausage must be an Aussie joke, Barrie Smith says.

OPINION: Barrie Smith has a lot to say about onions on bread and mulched seedlings.

Who's making the grade?

What role does a school play in a child's achievements?

OPINION: How do we measure success for schools and their students?


Play keeps audience laughing

Sarah Wagstaff, Jarrod Campbell and Gillian Somers are members of the cast of First Things First.

First Things First is a comedy that delivers the laughs.

Tattoo taboo in Taranaki? video

Chiquita Ngeru, 20, is surprised her tattoos have affected her chances of getting a job in the region that hosts the ...

Despite living in the region that holds Australasia's biggest tattoo festival, a psychology graduate with tattoos struggled to get a job.

Waterspouts spotted

John Karl Erickson, of Gobel Farm, Greenwood Rd, Oakura, South Taranaki, photographed a waterspout that appeared off the ...

Farm assistant John Karl Erickson wasn't surprised to see a water spout appear at 6.30am.

Tributes to acclaimed photographer Peter Peryer

Peter Peryer at his home in Vogeltown, New Plymouth in 2006. (file photo)

Tributes have been paid to one of New Zealand's foremost photographers, Peter Peryer, who has died at the age of 77.

Can you help us

Last week: Joseph Swainson took this photograph of the Allen wedding party in the 1920s. Can you help us identify these ...

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