Busiest blind man

Lance enjoyed spending the day reminiscing on his time spent at the Taranaki Daily News.

Sitting opposite Lance Girling-Butcher in a cosy room of his home of 36 years I can see him, but he can't see me.

Apartments Kiwi as

Living in an apartment has many advantages over a stand-alone home.

OPINION: Apartment living could just be the most Kiwi thing you ever do.

Hareb wins in Japan

The in-form Paige Hareb has chalked up another top result, winning the White Buffalo Hyuga Pro in Japan.

Kiwi surfer beats Australian Isabella Nichols for her first win in WSL qualifying series since 2008.

Drivers' bad behavior concerns cops

Police have been kept busy on the roads in Taranaki over the weekend.

Busy weekend for the law in Taranaki - and we're only halfway through.

Significant economic challenge expected

Taranaki's economy faces a significant challenge in the shift away from fossil fuels.

Taranaki iwi upset with lack of consultation from Government during oil and gas debate.

Long weekend boasts events galore gallery

Paige Savage, 3, from Stratford, gives her biggest grin for the camera at the   Riders Against Teenage Suicide, RATS ...

It's all been going on in Taranaki this long weekend.

Surfer's triumphant return

Oakura surfer Bachelor Tipene took out the Open Men's Division in the Bayleys Real Estate Aotearoa Māori Titles held in ...

The surf pumped all day, allowing all 11 divisions to take place before the final hooter sounded after the sun set.

From snipping tresses to nailing trusses

A career change from barber to builder has paid dividends for New Plymouth apprentice Anthony Prince and his young family.

Former barber has no regrets moving from salon to building site.

Dad clears public car park for son's skids

Police were called to Back Beach car park in New Plymouth on Saturday following reports of a man marking off the area ...

He was so keen to help his son do burnouts, he was prepared to break the law.

At one with nature

20102018 News Photo ANDY JACKSON/STUFF.  Members of the Taranaki Naturist Club get busy out in the garden on national ...

Gardening nudist recommends using protection when working with sharp objects.

Council reports surplus

New Plymouth District Council have adopted their annual report for the 2017/18 financial year.

New Plymouth District Council has adopted the annual report for the 2017/18 financial year, including members' pay rises.

Wing commander flying at 100 video

Wing commander Harry Hayward, 100, all set for take off.

The flying was easy. The hardest part was getting in and out of the plane for this spritely 100-year-old.

From farm to stock exchange floor

Former Taranaki woman Merryn Straker will be ringing the bell to open trading at the Australian Stock Exchange on Monday ...

´╗┐Businesswoman says she's not lucky: "It's about slogging your guts out for years."

Home D for repeat drink driver

A repeat drink driver admitted to downing a few beers after work before he caused a crash on State Highway 3. (File Photo)

He downed beers and then decided to drive. It ended in near disaster.

Star-studded gardens

In Hāwera, Mary Dickson's beady eyes are always looking for ways to improve her Garden of National Significance.

Taranaki's garden stars are shining brighter than ever.

Taranaki is set to bloom

Lynn Bublitz's garden will be on display as part of the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival.

People will flock to Taranaki for the annual garden festivals.

New Zealand on 'black list'

A spokesman for Energy Minister Megan Woods said the Government did not believe it had breached its statutory ...

International agency warns ban on new oil permits will damage New Zealand's reputation for investment.

Something for everyone in Opunake

Monique Sinclair, one of the organisers of Opunake's Yarn Bomb project, with some of the gaily coloured knitted and ...

A South Taranaki town is about to get a huge dose of colour

Pivac delays Thomson's Scotland debut

New Zealander Blade Thomson won't be released by his Welsh club to play Scotland in Cardiff on November 3 (file photo).

Scotland coach says 'it would nice of Wayne Pivac' to release Kiwi forward, 'but it's not going to happen'.

Victim's nose, eye socket, tooth broken

A man who broke his partner's nose, along with a bone in her eye socket and her teeth, has been given a sentence of home ...

Abuser hangs head in shame as details of assault read out in court.

Young dad positive until the end

A celebration of his life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel on Tuesday. (File photo)

He pulled some impressive bodyboarding moves, but his mates were more in awe of his zest for life.

Weekend weather mostly fine

Mt Taranaki remains snowcapped but the weather is meant to be warm and mostly clear for the long weekend.

The last long weekend before Christmas looks set to have good - but not great - weather.

Concert for Welsh Society

The Taranaki Male Choir will be presenting a concert tonight to support the New Plymouth Welsh Society. (file photo)

The Taranaki Male Choir will present a concert on Friday night as part of Welsh Hymn Festival.

FASD Workshop coming to H─üwera

Dr Valerie McGinn will be in Hāwera to talk about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder on November 16.

A workshop on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder hopes to help people understand it

Kids and their stitches

Sasha Maclean 10, Tom Crowley 8 and Mikayla Fieldes, 15, all hard at work.

Instagram has brought some new people into embroidery - and they're young, too.

Mana at heart of privacy decision

Providing safety for children and young people at risk of serious harm is part of the mandate of Oranga Tamariki.

Releasing iwi info could have detrimental impact on mana of clients, says Oranga Tamariki.

The winter of discontent video

Issues around earthquake safety have seen Yarrow Stadium's stands empty this provincial rugby season.

On and off the field Taranaki Rugby has had a year to forget.

Waverley wind farm a step nearer

Hau Nui Wind Farm, established in 1996 by Genesis Energy NZ, was New Zealand's first wind farm. The company is signing ...

A wind farm that was first mooted a decade ago set to finally be built.

Sharing safety on the sea

The workshops have been very popular with the islanders.

Tony Parr is a harbour master and Navy veteran, and he wants to pass on his safety knowledge to boaties overseas.

Rugby's annus awful-ness

While the players are ultimately responsible for score-lines, it would be harsh to let them take all the flak, says Jim ...

OPINION: It's been a tough year to be a rugby fan in Taranaki. Even tougher to be a player.

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