A cyclist has absolutely no problems with the new width restrictions at the Bertrand Rd suspension bridge.

Protecting Taranaki's historic bridge

"It's not something that you need to race over anyway, just take your time."

Couple rescued 

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter was able to get to the couple in time before the cloud came in. (File Photo)

If the helicopter hadn't reached the injured German couple, it would have meant an extra six hours stuck on Mt Taranaki.

Man attacked abuser

After he was taken advantage of while drunk, a man sought retribution against his abuser.

Agency in liquidation

High Court gives liquidator permission to recover fees but customers owed almost $200,000 will miss out.

Crean's daughter forgives killers

The girl Chris Crean carried to the door on night of his death speaks out after TV drama.

Crash a 'wake-up call' for offender

Rheece John Hudson drove carelessly after drinking, and nearly died.

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Pensioner 'treated like a criminal'

New Plymouth pensioner Sandra Watson has questioned the security policies of Work and Income after a recent run-in with ...

8:10 PM  New Plymouth pensioner's run-in with security guard prompts apology from Work and Income.

Woman choked during row

She struggled to breathe as her ex-partner grabbed her around the throat.

Westown gift shop on the market

Dads caught with drugs


Horse racing 'like a drug'

From left, Tony Furness and Starossa, and Big Ben and Olivia Duffy are hoping for more wins to feed their addiction.

You've got to have a lot of patience and passion though.

Happy trails for Taranaki mountain bikers

$120,000 was spent on three new trails at Mangamahoe mountain bike park.

Mountain biking just got a whole lot more fun in Taranaki...

Boys' High upset Rangers

Boys' High claimed three valuable points against Rangers. (file photo)

Eltham extend their claim to second place while Moturoa continue to cruise.

Airs set to showcase youth

Brad Anderson (left) and Thane O'Leary will be part of the Mountain Airs squad to take on Malaysia.

A young Taranaki side will take on Malaysia this Thursday.

Sleep tight, tight five

The Chiefs were below their best but it was enough.

Below their best but through, jetlagged Chiefs forwards face a mighty battle against Crusaders.


The beauty of simplicity

Are the All Blacks always excited or can they just not be bothered thinking of better ways to express themselves?

OPINION: Forget the buzzwords. Jim Tucker knows simplicity is the best way to say what you mean.

Those dam problems

The Blue Nile flows into Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, some 40 km from Ethiopia's border with Sudan.

OPINION: A dammed river is a good source of hydro electricity. It can also be a good source of conflict.

A big woolly issue

Wool carpets are making a political comeback.

OPINION: Should we all be using wool carpet as a matter of patriotism?

Guided by curiosity

Dennis Ngawhare delves into some of the history around the migration of people through the Pacific.

OPINION: Dennis Ngawhare traces the heritage of peoples guided by their curiosity.


What's on in Taranaki

Hawera photographer Kevin Bone's recent work is on display at Lysaght Watt gallery.

Check out what's coming up around the region in the arts community.

Top tenor horn player charms audience

Acclaimed tenor horn player Sheona White.

The renowned Sheona White gave only one other concert in the country.

Terrier looking for a friend

Mocha, a highland terrier/poodle cross, loves going on walks and would love another dog to walk with.

Mocha is looking for a new walking companion after losing her best friend.

Skills for a healthy future

Carol Wham PhD NZRD
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Massey

Does your intermediate child know how to cook a basic, healthy meal? And why does it matter.

Contented in Tikorangi

The cave had mysterious myths abut it but turned out to be a simple earth-moving creation.

This garden is a treasure as are the people who created it.

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