Thirty years as a republic

Whangamomona President John Herlihy celebrates the republic reaching 30, and being elected - despite coming up against a ...

Rural boundary changes saw a town stand up for itself - and break away from the rest of NZ.

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.

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How NP fell in love with sushi

Owners of Takasago Sushi Graham and Ikue Mann think there's room for more sushi restaurants in New Plymouth.

Ten years ago you'd struggle to find a piece of sushi in New Plymouth. Now it's everywhere.

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.


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.

Clean laundry starts cafe fire video

A basket of warm washing is to blame for a fire that has temporarily closed a Taranaki cafe.

Indecent assault at party

To be or not to be a councillor


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.

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