Picture of baseball bat-attack victim shared online

A New Plymouth judge has noted the empathy of a victim who was attacked and then had a photo of herself lying ...

7:00 AM  A woman who was struck in the head with a baseball bat, and then had a photo of herself lying unconscious shared on the internet, has showed great empathy towards the offenders, a judge said.

Shakespeare taking over Stratford

Blackwell, Stallard and Webby are looking forward to the day, and a bigger festival in future.

6:00 AM  To dress up, or not to dress up, that is what “Stratford-upon-Pātea” locals will be asking themselves as they prepare to head to a medieval market day this weekend.

Underdogs no more, Chiefs embrace favourites tag against Hurricanes video

The Chiefs have transformed their Super Rugby Aotearoa season with four successive wins.

From pretenders to contenders, can the Chiefs now keep delivering with added expectations upon them?

New Plymouth's $600k road safety solution needs a safety solution of its own

Game Changer owners Jai Huta & Amy Sao Tui-Huta are concerned for the safety of pedestrians after a botched intersection ...

It was supposed to make the road safer for pedestrians, but it might have made things worse for everyone.

Landlord claims homeless are living in 'miserable' New Plymouth strip club amid lease stoush

Police and security guards attended an attempted eviction at New Plymouth bar Xite on Thursday.

Police were called to a troubled New Plymouth strip club Thursday morning to maintain the peace as the building owner attempted to evict its tenant.

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SH3 funding not finalised, NZTA say

The passing lane at Big Jim's hill near Waitara has been removed by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. It's the latest ...

The country’s transport funding agency has moved to dispel criticism over delays and cost cutting to upgrade a dangerous stretch of State Highway 3, between New Plymouth and Waitara.

Mixed reaction to health reform

The building project underway at Taranaki Base Hospital will continue alongside the Government's new health reforms ...

The new focus on Māori health has been welcomed, but there are also fears Taranaki’s rural communities will miss out in the Government’s radical plans for a national healthcare system.

Kiwi kōhanga graduates leave home

Volunteers Alan Rogers and John Cooper with a kiwi, which is to be gifted a name by iwi. It was one of 10 kiwi released ...

A kiwi named after the man who helped engineer Taranaki’s ground-breaking kiwi breeding project is one of 10 just released into a life in the wild.

Navy's newest and biggest ship welcomed into home port video

Steven Wereta is the only crewman who shares the same home as the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest, and largest ship, ...

As the HMNZS Aotearoa entered her home port for the first time, Steven Wereta watched the New Plymouth coastline with a smile – the vessel was entering his home, too.

Critically injured person flown to hospital

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter picked up an injured person from East Taranaki on Wednesday afternoon. (File photo)

A person is in a critical condition after a work place accident in East Taranaki on Wednesday afternoon.

Chiefs lose Luke Jacobson to another concussion setback video

Chiefs loose forward Luke Jacobson will miss Friday’s match with the Hurricanes in Hamilton.

The two-test All Black was in career-best form, but his history of concussion issues rules him out of Friday's clash with the Hurricanes.

House fire in Waitara

Fire and Emergency NZ was called to a house fire in Waitara on Tuesday night. (file photo)

The occupants tried to fight the blaze with extinguishers before evacuating the home.

Port Taranaki ownership model up for review

Port Taranaki in New Plymouth is owned by the Taranaki Regional Council.

The Taranaki Regional has sought public feedback on whether it should continue as the sole owner of Port Taranaki ahead of its own formal review of its ownership of the facility.

Taranaki park turned into mudpit

Leanne Blakelock says 4WD vandals are plaguing the Everett Park Scenic Reserve by performing skids on the grass.

A much loved Taranaki scenic reserve has been turned into a muddy pit by truck driving vandals tearing up the grass in massive group driving events.

Parking proposals postponed

A parking proposal on Powderham St has been put on hold. (file photo)

A controversial plan to turn city-centre car parks into lease parks has been put on hold by New Plymouth District Council after community blowback.

News

Up&Go a convenient breakfast alternative

Up&Go is said to be the equivalent of two Weet-Bix and milk. But does it stack up nutritionally?

OPINION: As the carbohydrate content differs between flavours you can tailor your choice to your needs i.e. everyday snack, coeliac-friendly food or a post event recovery.

Funding boost to fight pests in Taranaki

Up to $2.75m Government-based funding has been allocated towards predator control in Taranaki.

New petition seeks ban on seabed mining

‘Red duster' to fly at East Cape Egmont Boat Club for Anzac Day

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Up&Go a convenient breakfast alternative

Up&Go is said to be the equivalent of two Weet-Bix and milk. But does it stack up nutritionally?

OPINION: As the carbohydrate content differs between flavours you can tailor your choice to your needs i.e. everyday snack, coeliac-friendly food or a post event recovery.

Tui decommissioning work well under way

Work is underway to remove the FPSO Umuroa as part of the decommissioning of the Tui Oil Field off the Taranaki coast.

It has now been over a year since the collapse of Tamarind Taranaki Ltd and the Crown assuming responsibility for the decommissioning of the Tui Oil Field and a lot has happened in that time.

Farewell, Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs. It's been nice knowing you video

A CD player is about as much use these days as a wax cylinder recording device or a gramophone.

OPINION: With The Warehouse moving away from CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray, physical media is on its way out.

The chocolate egg diaries

Nomo's vegan Easter egg passed my chocolatey-enough test.

OPINION: I'm not vegan myself and have no plans to be, but I'm reasonably impressed with the vegan version of an Easter egg.

Lifestyle

Recipe: Sticky pear & cinnamon baklava slice

For this rich, sweet treat, I use a combination of half nuts and half seeds to reduce the cost.

Be bold when brushing the filo sheets with butter so to create layers of crispy pastry.

Pear, hazelnut & blue cheese salad

This is a heavenly combination for a salad.

This is a heavenly combination for a salad.

New Plymouth's $150m new retirement village takes another step towards completion

Doreen and Vic Terrill are among the first residents to move into the new $150 million Summerset Pohutukawa Place ...

Vic and Doreen Terrill love being among the first residents – although Vic does have one regret.

Beetroot, black bean & sesame burgers

The key with vegetable-based burger patties is the layering of flavours.

The key with vegetable-based burger patties is the layering of flavours, and this tasty dish is stacked with them.

Beetroot, gherkin & apple salad

This is a delightful pink salad with pops of flavour and texture with every bite.

This is a delightful pink salad with pops of flavour and texture with every bite.

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