Man admits being a drunk bully

Casio G-Shock Marino narrowly escaped going to jail for assaulting and robbing a stranger who gave him a ...

7 min ago  Man who assaulted a stranger who gave him a cigarette admits he was being a bully.

Teen turns life around

A teenager involved in a carjacking and high speed pursuit has escaped being sent to jail after turning his life around. ...

18 min ago  Tremaine Hayes has completed his NCEA level two qualifications since being arrested, lawyer says.

'Sorry' for anthem shame comments

In an apology text Murray Chong said he was committed to his campaign promises of "saying it as I see it" but had got it ...

11:45 AM  A councillor who hit headlines after saying he was ashamed to sing the national anthem has apologised for his comments. 

Wanted men arrested

Richard Lawson and Joseph Moeller have been located by police after warrants for their arrests were issued in relation ...

Wanted men nabbed after arrest warrants issued for violent attack.

Anthem comments spark backlash

Chong has often cut a controversial figure on council issues.

A petition wants councillor Murray Chong out of office after he made controversial comments on the national anthem.

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The national anthem - why NZ has two

TJ Perenara and Ardie Savea sing the national anthem ahead of The Rugby Championship match between the All Blacks and ...

Did you know the country has two anthems and God Defend New Zealand was only recognised in 1977 - 99 years after it was translated into te reo?

Drink driver nabbed twice in 90 mins

A Taranaki man used a secret key to drive again after being stopped by police for drink driving. (FIle Photo)

Undeterred after police stop, a drink driver grossly over the limit chose to drive again.

New TSB boss looks ahead

Donna Cooper is the new chief executive of TSB. She is also the first female chief executive for the bank.

"We cannot do what we have always done because things are moving so quickly," TSB chief says.

'Ashamed' over Māori anthem

New Plymouth district councillor Murray Chong has posted on Facebook about his "shame" about singing the Māori language ...

Councillor claims he's ashamed of the Maōri version of NZ's anthem.

Possums targeted in 1080 drop

A ferret escapes with a native fledgling in its mouth.

Possums and other pests will be targeted in upcoming 1080 operation in Egmont National Park.

Fatal crash under investigation

Emergency services work at the scene of the fatal crash on SH3 near Inglwood on Sunday.

Taranaki police want to avoid a repeat of 2018's atrocious road toll but it's not been a good start.

"Get the Mt Messenger bypass built"

The Mt Messenger road in Taranaki.

New Plymouth's mayor explains why a $200 million roading project is crucial.

Surf's up for East End

Bronagh Ryan,from Titahi Bay and Nicola Godwin from East End sprint from the surf.

East End Surf Club took at the top spot at a regional surf lifesaving competition over the weekend. 

Fatal crash near New Plymouth

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash on SH3 near Inglwood on Sunday, January 13.

A person has died following a two car-crash near New Plymouth

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.

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Name of crash death driver revealed

20-year-old Jason Brown has been named as the driver who died in the crash south of Inglewood on Sunday.

Tributes have been paid to the young man who died in a car crash on SH3 near Inglewood on Sunday.

Free shuttle bus trial at North Egmont

 A four-month trial of a free shuttle bus service is about to start at North Egmont Visitors Centre.

Corpse rumours were rubbish

Violent drink driver's rampage


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.

'Original language' gripe makes sense

Hinewehi Mohi caused controversy in 1999 when she sang the national anthem in Maori.

OPINION: He is right, we should go back to the "original language" of this land.

A disappointing legacy

Councillor Murray Chong has become more well known for his divisive comments on social media than this work as an ...

If you don't want to sing the anthem in te reo, fine. But the Māori version is nothing to be ashamed about.


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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