There are growing opportunities for tourism in Taranaki from more cruise ship visits.
The captain's "bad day" got a whole lot worse after he was found drunk in charge of a methanol tanker and subsequently lost his job.
About 900 properties lost electricity after a car went into a power pole and snapped it.
"This is about creating an outdoor nativity scene with real animals and a real stable and a bit of poo on the ground."
Five staff members at Taranaki's mental health ward have been assaulted.
On Haumea, a dwarf planet that orbits the sun, a day is just 3.9 hours long.
Opinion: The Waitara Lands Bill won't solve the leaseholders problems Jim Tucker says.
An employment programme is helping to get people off the benefit.
The panelbeater whose former employee used stolen money for Friday beers has been repaid.
Taranaki's sevens sides have been busy preparing for the national tournament this weekend.
A takeaway shop owner could not dance out of his conviction for assault.
The driver of a fertiliser truck that crashed into a fence has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
This week I spent a morning as 'mother help' at my son's kindergarten.
Stratford's library, bank and a cafe were evacuated after contractors severed a gas pipe causing a "major" gas leak.
While the name has changed the goal of police targeting impaired drivers remains the same.
Land bill which will freehold land stolen off Māori is set to become law.
Australian folk stars Angus and Julia Stone will make their way to our shores next year for a series of concerts around the country.
Firefighters reinforcing safety message "keep looking while you're cooking" after pot ignites in kitchen.
Tears were shed as the community rallied at a vigil to end violence by men towards women.
Health board reports nine serious adverse medical events.
A man in court for stabbing another man has offered a $1000 reparation payment to the family of murdered British tourist Grace Millane.
A 73-year-old has pleaded guilty to causing a serious crash.
Tenants share worry that kids will suffer lifelong effects after living in cold, damp housing and ending up in hospital.
Graeme Duckett reminisces about Power Pony Tractors and a motorcycle called a mountain goat.
A New Year's Eve party in the park has been added to New Plymouth's Festival of Lights.
Every day we are invited to be utterly loved and adored by our Creator
A fourth generation motorbike rider has taken out two New Zealand titles before getting his driver's licence.
His brutal violence ended the lives of a mother and her baby and kept him behind bars for 25 years.
Changes to medicinal cannabis law welcomed by fledgling company, but campaigner says it doesn't go far enough.