Taranaki schoolmates duel for halfback berth

Kate Ebrahim wants back in the White Ferns.

Dual Canterbury sporting rep Kate Ebrahim will make room for Black ferns' Kendra Cocksedge this weekend.

Taranaki look ahead as big changes made

Manasa Mataele comes on to the wing for Taranaki.

Captain's well being the first priority.

Shoplifter stole under staff's noses

The Bunnings store in New Plymouth was targeted twice by a shoplifter, who brazenly walked out with thousands of dollars ...

A shoplifter's booty included a fireplace, clothesline, chainsaw, tools and plumbing gear.

Power appears to be Manchester again

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne have been among a handful of the team's players in top form in the ...

Manchester clubs deserve to be top of the table.

Music lovers spoilt for choice

041212 News.  Black Spider Stomp  play the Late Lounge at the Dowse on Thursday.

Music fans have much to choose from in the next few weeks.

Craig keeps coaching

Ex-Taranaki BP Bears basketballer Craig Hickford continues to exceed expectations in his recovery from a traumatic brain ...

He suffered a traumatic brain injury in February, 2016, but Craig Hickford is still coaching others, as well as himself.

Top Irish musician coming to town

Declan O'Rourke will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre in New Plymouth next month.

 Last time he was in the country, the musician had a "spiritual experience" when he jammed with some Māori folk.

Dud cheques land woman in dock

Writing a series of dud cheques has landed a  New Plymouth woman with 19 court convictions. (File Photo).

This woman wrote cheques she knew she couldn't cash.

The ballistic missile challenge

Current missile defence technology is inadequate to reliably stop a missile attack.

Accurate intercontinental ballistic missiles are not easy to make but North Korea is getting closer each day.

The gang's all here!

Gang shows,such as this one put on by the New Plymouth St Joseph's Scout group in 2006 have a proud tradition in ...

 When scouting 'Gang Shows" were all the rage.

Frustrating build-up for cricket season

Tom Bruce will miss Taranaki's Chapple Cup tournament.

Cricket season rapidly approaching.

Ending the 'Six O'Clock Swill'

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia takes readers on a trip through the pages of the past.

Taranaki voters overwhelmingly chose later opening hours.

An election reporting recollection

Jim Tucker began his journalism career in Taranaki and soon got a taste of the 'power' a reporter had come election time.

OPINION: Jim Tucker began covering elections when he was 19. Even Muldoon couldn't put him off.

Award recipient doesn't do it for the recognition

Nigel Cash from the Waitara Fire Brigade received a New Plymouth District Council Citizen Award recently.

A man who gives up his day off to install smoke alarms in homes is honoured for his outstanding service to the community

Auditions open for talent quest

Taranaki Talent Quest auditions are being held across the region in September. the talent quest is organised by Antony ...

High level of performers makes judging difficult at talent quest auditions.

Migrant women meetings prove popular

A group of migrant women who meet up each week in New Plymouth is proving popular.

A support group for women who are new to New Zealand life has taken off.

The 'hero' in the beauty aisle

Shane White's training kicked into action as soon as he got to the man who collapsed in the beauty aisle.

Ian Foreman collapsed in a New Plymouth supermarket only for the produce manager to save his life.

Steer clear of the urea

A truck rolled on Opunake Rd, spilling urea, and blocking the area to traffic.

Truck and trailer unit rolls and blocks road.

Ngā Manu Kōrero begins

Dr Ruakere Hond addressed the manuhiri (visitors).

Students from 52 schools across Aotearoa have arrived in New Plymouth for a speech competition.

$11m for underground power lines

PowerCo will lay the underground cables between its Moturoa and upper Carrington St substations. (file photo)

At $1.2m per kilometre, the new line will travel half way across New Plymouth.

Principal search in Taranaki

Lynda Stuart, president of the NZEI, said there are ore principal vacancies than usual.

Four schools in Taranaki are looking for principals, and another four are looking for deputy and assistant principals.

Death of monkey at Brooklands Zoo

Cotton-top tamarin monkeys at the Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth.

Nephrite leaves behind her 5-year-old daughter Inca, and Inca's dad.

Tight result predicted by candidates

New Plymouth candiates
Clockwise from top left: Murray Chong (NZ First), Jonathan Young (National), Corie Haddock ...

Six New Plymouth electorate candidates still have more to do before they can relax

Referee, coach and administrator remembered

John Luckin.

"He was a passionate Taranaki rugby man and that was a great thing about him."

Malan getting international experience

Central Districts coach Heinrich Malan is off to India as an assistant coach for the New Zealand A team.

Heinrich Malan is off to India for the first time.

A civic sizzle video

Red, blue and black sausages have been especially made for the election.

NZ First candidate to grill Labour and National sausages as Kiwis go to the polls.

Four great standby dishes

New Plymouth Boys' High School students enjoy the meal they prepared.

Young cooks should be able to cook each of these from scratch and cook them well.

Port work causes 'explosive' noise

The 'explosions' at Port Taranaki were ...

The explosions were part of regular maintenance, says Port Taranaki chief executive.

Five picked for country's youth band

The young musicians will head to the South Island next year to train with the band.

Having five local players picked for the national band was rare, said Drew Wood.

What's on in Taranaki

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band will perform at the 4th Wall Theatre this month.

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

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