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Sightings of missing man sought

Michael Tippett has been missing since September 12 and police are appealing for any sightings of him.

Anyone who has seen Michael Tippett or has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

New Plymouth dart central

Thailand ladies singles champion Hattya Kanjanarungima warms up.

The family atmosphere of darts is helping the sport grow in popularity, Taranaki Darts Association president Brent Holswich says.

House fire under investigation

A police scene guard was posted at a Kent Rd address after a suspicious house fire on Saturday night.

Police and fire safety officers are investigating the cause of a house fire in rural Taranaki on Saturday night.

A show where rocks rock

A round cannonball flint sponge (rear) and a Kristian Stab spotty flint.

A show containing thundereggs, rhodinite and pyroclastic bombs proved popular in Taranaki.

Live: Taranaki v Bay of Plenty

Taranaki's Teihorangi Walden makes a break during last weekend's 35-27 loss to Otago in Dunedin.

The Bulls take on the Steamers in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium.

Serious crash north of New Plymouth

St John sent an ambulance and a first response vehicle, and a helicopter also attended.

Cyclist remains in critical condition after crash with truck on state highway.

Writing something for your funeral

In the late 1950s thousands turned out to see the Ranfurly Shield when it arrived in Taranaki and Jim Tucker remembers ...

OPINION: What words do you want on your tombstone?

Hoax call costs $20k plus

Crashes on the Awakino Gorge road are frequent.

While reports a car had crashed into a river turned out to be a hoax, the cost was no joke.

The lure of Taranaki

The 2019 GP trainees in Taranaki, from left  Ram Lukka, Brendon Newton, lead medical educator for first year GP training ...

With its city parks, surf breaks and dormant volcano, Taranaki is a popular place for GPs in training.

Stadium discontent simmers in south

The upgrade and earthquake strengthening project at Yarrow Stadium remains a contentious issue four months after it was ...

Regional council out of touch with South Taranaki ratepayer sentiment on stadium, says councillor.

A man of vision

At home with Lance Girling-Butcher, his wife Ali and guide dog Yogi.

Lance Girling-Butcher went blind 13 years ago but that doesn't stop wife Ali from asking him to light the fire.

The rest home with a little lamb video

Woolimina was born on Monday September 2 and is 11 days old.

Woolimina is immensely popular with the residents - somewhat less so with the cats.

Tomorrow when I eat better

If you consider yourself a smart person but still struggle to eat right, you're not alone.

OPINION: What prevents highly capable people from caring more for themselves?

Drug switch could set life back gallery video

Nick Coulton needs Lamictal to control his epilepsy. He fears a funding change that will force him to take a new drug ...

For three years now a normal life has cost Nick Coulton $10 every three months. From October those same drugs to control his epilepsy will cost $500 - a sum he cannot afford.

Can you help us?

"The Lucas family had their picture taken together in the 1970s. Can you help us identify any members of this Taranaki ...

Do you know who these people are?

Stories of real life

Matua Bodene Masters Te Whare is one of the people volunteering as a human book to share his story.

A library of people with interesting tales opens in Taranaki next weekend.

The other side of the stethoscope

Taranaki GPs love their job, but there needs to be more of them.

A shortage of GPs means it's hard to get in to see your doctor. But it also means it's hard to be a doctor.

BeerMania coming to Taranaki

The marquee for BeerMania will be set up between the White Hart Hotel and the Len Lye Centre. (File Photo)

For two days in November, New Plymouth will be craft beer heaven for lovers of aromatic ales.

Kai with Soul ends

Aidrienne Roberts, Angela Mason and Katy Roach reflect on 
11 years of involvement with Kai with Soul - regular food ...

After 11 years of showcasing thousands of kids cooking and gracing the pages of the Taranaki Daily News Kai with Soul has come to an end.

Retailers win on street closure

The Targa Rally will be in Taranaki in October. (file photo)

The Targa Rally has withdrawn its request to close New Plymouth's main street for five hours.

Knife-wielding grandfather trespassed

Paul David Hine has admitted multiple charges in New Plymouth District Court after an attempt to see his grandchildren ...

After being trespassed from his grandchildren's address, Paul Hine pulled out a knife.

Fuel yourself like a machine

Ironman competitors have a very specific "game day" diet to increase performance, but their diet leading up to the event ...

OPINION: My role within Taranaki Rugby, and now 'The Chiefs', is a 'Performance Nutritionist'. 

The insulin battle

A lot of women seek nutritional advice to help change their weight.  Depending on the age and stage of the woman the ...

OPINION: Women"s health, that"s what's up. I am a woman, I work with women, I surround myself with strong women and I want the best for women.

NZ men's hockey in Stratford

New Zealand played Japan in Toyko on August 17. The two teams meet again in Stratford next month.

The New Zealand men's hockey team will play their Olympic qualifying matches in Stratford. 

National role for Taranaki health boss

Tui Ora chief executive Hayden Wano has been named chairman of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. (File Photo)

A Taranaki man has been named chair of the national Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission.

Lifetime of wrestling remembered

Graham Campbell was well known for his love of sport, especially wrestling.

Graham Campbell is remembered for his decades of support for wrestling that began in a small rural Taranaki club.

Street sprints decision delayed

Cars line up for the annual Waitara Street Sprint in 2017.

The car club will have the chance to bring back more information before a decision is made.

Te reo: NZ's national treasure

Learning te reo can open plenty of doors for people, both professionally and personally. (File Photo)

Knowing te reo has increasing value in the job market, but its true worth is priceless.

A winning edition to your CV

Michelle Jordan, Venture Taranaki general manager of business, partnership and skills, said building a collective ...

As the Māori economy booms, workers with te reo and tikanga skills will be in hot demand.

Fav-va beans a favourite

Taste wise, roasted fav-va beans pass the test.

If you can't eat nuts then you should try fav-va.

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