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Stadium debate not over

A lifelong fan of rugby, Tucker has been left wondering by the Yarrow Stadium renewal decision.

OPINION: I would be the last person to criticise the rugby community for going for the best deal it could get over Yarrow Stadium.

Protesters challenge Petroleum Club

Protestors from climate action group 350 Aotearoa were spoken to by police on Wednesday afternoon.

Protesters dressed as bank staff interrupted a petroleum meeting in New Plymouth.

'Jayden's dead, dad. He's gone.'

Jayden Baldwin was killed in a single-car crash in New Plymouth on November 8 last year.

Dad tells court of nightmare phone call in which he learned of his son's death.

Police raid in New Plymouth video

A car is taken away from a property on Ngamotu Road following a police raid.

One person has been arrested after police raided a New Plymouth house on Tuesday.

New chief for Sport Taranaki

Michael Carr will take over as Sport Taranaki chief executive after 29 years in education.

Taranaki's community sports organisation will have a new chief executive for the first time in 25 years.

South Taranaki Mayor Dunlop steps down

South Taranaki District Mayor Ross Dunlop is calling it a day at the next election.

After 21 years as a councillor and four terms as mayor, Ross Dunlop is pulling the pin on local body politics.

Cane to start at blindside video

Sam Cane is back starting for the Chiefs but at blindside flanker, not as an openside as normal.

Sam Cane's switch is no teasing answer for a potential All Blacks conundrum, Chiefs assistant coach says.

Builder sentenced for $300k tax fraud

Clive Rex Baker was sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court for unpaid taxes worth $300,000.

Paying taxes comes before keeping business afloat, court told.

Home gig for Perfect Strangers

Nganeko Eriwata, Laura Griffiths and Nigel Ludlow only knew each other for 20 minutes before they became Perfect Strangers.

Los Angeles, Glastonbury and Oakura are calling three Kiwi musicians as they start their careers.

A locomotive 'labour of love' video

The Waitara Railway Preservation Society is rebuilding the last 1950s Bagnall shunting locomotive in New Zealand at its ...

A Taranaki rail heritage group is on a tight schedule to restore a rare shunting locomotive.

New Plymouth man boxing on

Mark Louis was knocked out in a corporate boxing bout six years ago but has continued to follow the sport and will ...

Mark Louis believes the key to keeping corporate boxing safe is having trainers who know what they are doing.

Chair chosen by coin

Alan Jamieson has been elected the chairperson of the Taranaki Electricity Trust. (File photo)

The new chairperson of a Taranaki trust was chosen by the flip of a coin. 

Ideas aplenty from students

Sam Harvie and Tatiana Sadler,of Hāwera High School, with their BeYou body scrub and lip scrub products.

Students from high schools around Taranaki are pitching their business ideas this week.

Four-car crash near fatal spot in Taranaki

Police were called to the four-vehicle crash between Egmont Village and Inglewood, Taranaki, at 10am on Wednesday. (File ...

A group of people had a lucky escape in a four-vehicle crash.

Waitara plan change takes next step

The proposed development will happen at the corner of Johnston St and Raleigh St.

The public will get the opportunity to submit their views on rezoning 11 hectares in Waitara.

Jack-up rig begins move south

On Tuesday the rig was towed south to Admiralty Bay in the Marlborough Sounds where it will be loaded onto a heavy lift ...

A large jack up rig working off the North Taranaki coast is on the move.

Electric dump trucks coming to New Plymouth

Diesel rubbish trucks are set to be replaced on New Plymouth roads.

Electric trucks are coming to New Plymouth but one councillor is concerned about the price.

Racecourse lease on hold

A decision on Taranaki Racing's racecourse lease is likely in early July.

A decision on a lease for Taranaki Racing will likely be made at the start of July.

$50 million Yarrow Stadium repairs approved

Tararanki Rugby Union CEO Jeremy Parkinson, right, alongside Taranaki Bulls prop Chris Gawler, left, and TRFU commercial ...

Rugby supporters delighted with Yarrow Stadium decision, but smaller codes remain frustrated at lack of facilities.

$20,000 Topec equipment theft

Equipment was stolen from TOPEC sometime overnight on May 16.

 An estimated $20,000 worth of gear has been stolen from an outdoor education centre in Taranaki.

Power cuts action plan for Whangamomona

The Whangamomona Hotel is one of the many places forced to get a generator so it wasn't effected by the area's many ...

When the power goes out in New Zealand's only republic, getting basic needs fast isn't an option.

No signs of crash

Constable Ben Tomson, left, and Senior Constable Vaughan Smith search along SH3 for a missing man and vehicle.

Police were told on Monday evening a car had crashed into the Awakino River; a search on Tuesday turned up nothing.

New meaning to girl power

Alexia Hilbertidou, founder of GirlBoss New Zealand, is in New Plymouth for a series of speaking engagements.

She used to feel like the "odd one out" but now she is spearheading a network of 10,000 young women.

$50m Yarrow Stadium option adopted

The TRC has voted to spend $50 on repairs and upgrades to Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki Regional Council has voted to spend $50m to repair both stands at Yarrow Stadium and upgrade the main field.

Taranaki's winning band

New Plymouth band Olympus Jeopardy are Taranaki's Smokefree Rockquest regional winners for 2019.  From left Mason Mills, ...

On-stage chemistry, playing instruments with teeth, and dropping a guitar to play the drums was a winning combination for a Taranaki band.

Man's parole bid denied

Laurence Te Ruki won't be leaving Whanganui Prison until at least February 2020 after he was denied parole this month. ...

Black Power member willing to cut ties with gang when he gets out of prison.

Filling big brother's boots

Brothers Meli, left, and Kini Naholo, who both play for Clifton, are ready to step into older brother Waisake's boots.

After the RWC Waisake Naholo will head to Europe, but his younger brothers are ready to fill his boots.

Girl breaks leg at skate park

Firefighters used a stokes basket to rescue a girl who fell off her scooter and into the bowl at Stratford's skate park ...

A girl was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital after breaking her leg at the Stratford Skate Park on Monday.

Taranaki pharmacist retires after 47 years

Phil Godderidge, 76, who recently retired from running Godderidges Pharmacy in Waverley, with a book of formulas he ...

A small Taranaki town's pharmacist used to be responsible for the quality of the locals' tomato sauce as well as the selenium levels in everybody's sheep.

Ex-police sergeant sentenced to home detention for sexual assaults

Ex-police officer Kimberlee Frederick Knight Vollmer pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault. He also pleaded ...

Former Taranaki police sergeant had suffered a major fall from grace, says judge.

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