New Plymouth rubbish plan out for consultation

New Plymouth residents will be asked for their thoughts on the council's proposed rubbish collection changes. (File photo.)

New Plymouth residents will be able to have their say on a draft rubbish bylaw.

Caution plea after children's crossing collision

Drivers in New Plymouth are being urged to take care after two young girls were hit by a car while crossing the road ...

A New Plymouth principal is urging drivers to be vigilant near pedestrian crossings after one of his students was hit by a car while crossing.

Taranaki Civil Defence HQ roof eruption risk

Scientists predict there was a 81 per cent chance Mt Taranaki would erupt before 2065.

The roof on Taranaki's Civil Defence headquarters is too weak to withstand an ash fall from a big eruption.

1080 drops resume in Taranaki

On Tuesday, four helicopters were used to drop 61 tonnes of non-toxic pre-feed bait over 32,000 hectares, covering Mt ...

Four helicopters dropped 61 tonne of non-toxic pre-feed bait. Next step is the toxic pellets.

The 8-year-old metalhead busker gallery video

8-year-old Lars Dravitski might be New Plymouth's youngest metalhead.

When asked what their favourite song is, it's unlikely many kids would reply Cowboys from Hell by Pantera.

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Reno a way of life for Block couple

Sophia and Mikaere Gardiner are tackling The Block NZ Firehouse, which hits Kiwi TV screens on Monday night.

The Block's former Taranakian says he'd be quite happy living in the backyard.

Children hit by car outside school

Two children were hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing outside Spotswood College on Monday afternoon.

Two girls, aged 5 and 13, are in hospital after being hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing in New Plymouth.

Hapū report still pending

Former police officer Shaun Keenan is due to be sentenced on August 14 after he stole about $480,000 from his hapū.

Inquiry into hapū affairs after its CEO siphoned cash is yet to be completed.

House fire in Hāwera

The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

A house has been destroyed in Hāwera following a fire in the early hours of Monday morning.

Church minister praises heart surgery video

"They then told us that if I'd been delayed in Taranaki Base Hospital that time lag would have been the difference to ...

Taranaki church minister Raymond McKie is very familiar with resurrection.

Grandson's war diary quest

Prompted by his wife's death, Rob Beeston is on a mission to preserve his family history, including finding out more ...

The death of his wife prompted this man's mission to preserve his family history.

'Iconic' Taranaki marathon on scrap heap?

Max and Gerald Dravitzki were heavily involved in the Mountain to Surf Marathon when it began 40 years ago. (File Photo)

Founder of Taranaki marathon believes it "needs to be saved".

Big Lotto win in Waitara

A First Division Lotto ticket sold in Waitara has nabbed a $250,000 prize. (File Photo)

Small town outlet scores big Lotto win for lucky punter.

Battling incurable cancer

Emily Foreman, 21, fought cancer in 2018 only to find out at the start of this year she had a secondary cancer that was ...

 The day Emily Foreman found a dress for her 21st, she also found her cancer had spread.

Arrest after High St incident

A 38-year-old man was due to appear in New Plymouth District Court on Saturday following the early morning incident ...

A man was taken into custody in the early hours of Saturday following an alleged assault in Hāwera.

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Son's attack left father in pool of blood

A violent teen offender who attacked his father and left him with a brain bleed will be sentenced in the Hāwera District ...

Son knocked dad out during violent attack and left him lying in a pool of blood.

Tradies urged to talk

 A Taranaki builder is urging tradespeople to drop the macho image and not be afraid to ask for help with their mental health.

Teen indecently assaulted

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Speed cameras must come

More speed cameras will be be irritating to drivers but they are part of puzzle in bringing the road toll down.

OPINION: Every day Kiwis are dying on our roads. It's time for that to end.

Our distant relationship from our planet is costing us dear

"The moral obligation of humanity is to be guardian of the created order rather than a species which continues to misuse ...

Sixty per cent of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have become extinct since 1970, according to WWF.

From maiden to married gallery

Taking your husband's last name can make you question your feminist values.

Having the choice of taking my husband's last name or not is part of what it means to be feminist. Isn't it?

Changing trends at beer o'clock

Jim Tucker's beer of choice these days is alcohol free.

OPINION: A mate of mine got a bit panicky the other evening over an accident with beer -  he very nearly drank some with no alcohol in it.

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The 8-year-old metalhead busker gallery video

8-year-old Lars Dravitski might be New Plymouth's youngest metalhead.

When asked what their favourite song is, it's unlikely many kids would reply Cowboys from Hell by Pantera.

Our distant relationship from our planet is costing us dear

"The moral obligation of humanity is to be guardian of the created order rather than a species which continues to misuse ...

Sixty per cent of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have become extinct since 1970, according to WWF.

From maiden to married gallery

Taking your husband's last name can make you question your feminist values.

Having the choice of taking my husband's last name or not is part of what it means to be feminist. Isn't it?

New phase in station's 'epic ride'

Access Radio Taranaki is moving premises into central New Plymouth. Station manager Alessandra Keighley reminisces at ...

It's the beginning of a new chapter for Access Radio Taranaki as the station moves into central New Plymouth.

The thrill of the chase

Graeme Duckett's search for parts to restore a TT500 Triumph has taken him across the country.

Graeme Duckett's quest to restore his TT500 Triumph is a lesson in the rewards of perseverance.

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