Farewell to a war hero

Harry Russell, who was awarded an immediate Military Cross medal for his bravery in Vietnam, has died aged 89.

8:07 PM  A war hero who jeopardised his own personal safety to protect others has died aged 89. 

Serious injuries after power pole crashes

Linesmen Phil Scorridge, left, and Dylan Skipworth, from Downer, based in Hāwera, work to clear a smashed power pole ...

Two people are in hospital after separate crashes involving power poles.

Bail denied ahead of appeal

In August, Zachary Wilmshurst-Reti was jailed for two years and four months after being found guilty of pushing a ...

Zachary Wilmshurst-Reti will have to stay in jail ahead of his hearing in the Court of Appeal.

From earning money to earning love video

One year ago Rebekah Bell started On The House which collects surplus food from organisations around New Plymouth and ...

Rebekah Bell has saved around 20,000 items of food from being thrown in the trash and gave them to the hungry for free.

Taranaki waste to Marton

NPDC councillor, and zero waste champion, Richard Handley, said the decision allowed the councils to go back to the ...

It will cost Taranaki ratepayers $25m less to truck waste to Marton than use a regional landfill.

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Setting a school on course

The curriculum allows students to build their own timetables based on their interests.

Having changed the reputation of a tiny Taranaki rural school, one principal is now doing the same at her former high school.

135 years of Egmont A&P Show gallery

Crowds of people gathered to enjoy the sunshine and a hot dog at The Egmont A&P show in Hāwera.

White Ribbon comes to Taranaki

Blackface 'not racist' gallery video


Roger Hanson: 100 Years of astronomy in New Plymouth

New Plymouth Observatory with Mount Taranaki in the background.

Next year sees the centennial of the founding of the New Plymouth Astronomical Society (NPAS).

Would we go to war again?

New Zealand graves from World War One at the Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.

OPINION: On whether we'd rush off to war again.

Waitara White Ribbon Poker Run

Looking to kickstart the beginning of the end of men's violence towards women with a round the mountain poker run this ...

Waitara White Ribbon campaign riding to end men's violence towards women.

From a corporate life to teaching gardening

Whenua Warrior Kelly is on a mission to help all New Zealanders grow their own food.

Meet the whenua (land) warrior.

Kai with Soul - some ideas for a balanced meal

From left, Vaughn Te Huki, Emil Hofmann, and Kobi Hislop enjoying the beef stir fry.

Each fortnight Spotswood College and New Plymouth Boys' High School showcase the talents of food and nutrition students. This week, Spotswood College teacher Katy Roach offer healthy lifestyle tips and recipes.

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