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The hall that Lepperton built

Craig and Debbie Korff of Korff construction who have donated a substantial sum to the fundraising efforts of the new ...

A bunch of North Taranaki schoolkids will soon be swapping their rundown old classrooms for flash new ones.

Gardening with song

These days Rosanna Paterson is lost in the country.

Beside an untamed coastline a family is taming the land with food crops. Virginia Winder discovers an edible landscape soon to be open for a garden festival.

Hockey player representing NZ, again

Jude Sewell-Monod is off to the International Masters Hockey Association's (IMHA) Masters World Cup in Terrassa, Spain, ...

When she was at school Jude Sewell-Monod didn't want to be a Black Stick, but she's making up for it now.

Basketball girls make history

Taranaki Girls' Under 17 Basketball Team coach Shay Haira and the tournament's Most Valuable Player, Caitlin O'Connell, ...

A Taranaki girls' basketball team has brought two awards back to the region that have never been won before.

The stupidity of humans

Jellyfish don't have a brain but they seem to manage just fine.

OPINION: Jellyfish and things you wish you'd said.

TSB Community Trust extends boundary

TSB Community Trust chief executive Maria Ramsay says the Trust boundary has been extended to include Patea and Waverley.

 The TSB Community Trust's boundary has been extended to include Patea and Waverley.

An amazing road through history

Stratford District Council plans to spend   $1.86 million on upgrading the Whangamomona road.

Does road need upgrading?

Big guns back for Chiefs video

Co-captain Sam Cane is one of a number of returnees for the Chiefs' Super Rugby quarterfinal with the Hurricanes.

Star players back for quarterfinal, though a few others don't quite get the clearance.

Bulls squad named

One test All Black Jarrad Hoeata has returned to play for Taranaki after a stint overseas.

Willie Rickards has named his squad for the first two Ranfurly Shield clashes, including the return of former All Black Jarrad Hoeata.

A loyal gentleman, outstanding lawyer

In 2013 Ian and Joan Mitchell, then married 57 years, had a mock wedding for Tainui Rest Home's wedding week.

Ian Mitchell helped create the Bowl of Brooklands and that's just the beginning.

Methanex signs long term deal

The future of Methanex's operations in New Zealand had been under a cloud since the Government announced a ban on new ...

Amid warnings that it would quit due to oil exploration ban, Taranaki employer signs long term supply deal.

'Dukes of Waitara' sentenced

Brothers Regan and Matthew Coxhead (left to right) were sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court on a raft of ...

Two brothers in stolen utes were pursued for 79kms, rammed a patrol car and assaulted an officer.

Drink, crash, drink

A Hāwera man will need an alcohol interlock to legally drive once his disqualification ends, a court has ordered (file ...

When he crashed into his mates it wasn't enough to stop him drinking that night.

No adverse effects from fracking

The endangered tororaro, or muehlenbeckia astonii.

Council monitoring finds no adverse effects from fracking at two sites in Taranaki.

Good ol' fashioned sing-a-long

Epic Sandwich Community Choir welcome people to their rehearsal and performance on Thursday and Friday night.

Think your singing talents are wasted in the car? Epic Sandwich Community Choir has an open invitation.

Defendant's transition from client to helper

The Taranaki Retreat is credited with helping a grieving South Taranaki man turn his life around.

A man's dramatic turnaround took him from client to helper, his lawyer says.

Fake flower fundraiser

Chris Bricknall inside the now empty shop after $500 worth of orchids were stolen at the weekend.

People have been selling flowers as school fundraisers in New Plymouth - but it's all a hoax, the schools say.

End of a haberdashery era

In Stitches is Taranaki's last independent haberdashery but owner Maudette Brown is closing up at the end of the month.

When was the last time you visited a haberdashery?

Methanex commits to Taranki

The future of Methanex's operations in New Zealand had been under a cloud since the Government announced a ban on new ...

Company signs agreements that will keep it in Taranaki to 2029

New forestry rules to control slash runoff

Forestry slash, or offcuts, from harvesting can cause widespread damage to neighbouring properties if it winds up in ...

Taranaki foresters can expect more scrutiny to ensure they're meeting new standards.

Assessing hydrogen fuel's future

CEO of Hiringa Energy Ltd Andrew Clennett. The company as given $950,000 to develop "zero-emission hydrogen transport fuel".

OPINION: There are a number of ways to produce hydrogen fuel, not all of them are environmentally friendly.

Queen of antiques business video

Marcelle Cameron and Ngaire Low in their family business, Ethel Anne Antiques.

At nearly 90, Ngaire Low is like the Queen - actively involved in her realm despite being well past retirement age.

Motel idea attracts critics

Property developer  Richard Dreaver, pictured with wife Sharron Masters-Dreaver, has plans to build a motel in Waitara ...

The idea of a new 14-room motel in a small Taranaki town has not been embraced by all.

Taranaki Indoor Sheep Dog Trial results

A cheque is presented to St John Hāwera from Taranaki Indoor Sheep Dog Trial Club president Iam Smith, left, and Tasman ...

The annual Taranaki Indoor Sheep Dog Trial was held this month, with more than 100 competitors and 220 sheep dogs taking part from all over the North Island at the Egmont A&P Showgrounds.

Barber turns builder with help from Pasifika scholarship

WITT - Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Hawera man Anthony Prince has traded hair clippers and scissors for circular saws and hammers as one of the latest Māori Pasifika Trades Training graduates to gain an apprenticeship.

How Parrs Rd got its name

New Plymouth's Parrs Rd was named after a local landowner.

Ever wondered how Parrs Rd got its name?

The humble mountain goat

From humble beginnings the bike was developed into an iconic Kiwi made machine.

Until the Honda CT 90 came into the country in the 70s the Mountain Goat Motorcycle, made in Taranaki, was the bike of choice for farmers.

Minister urged to stop marine plan

Five environmental groups have banned together and sent a letter to Megan Woods - the Minister of Energy and Resources - ...

Environmental groups unite over iron sand exploration in a Taranaki marine sanctuary.

Food's just what the doctor ordered

Co-owner of Two Spoons baby food, Sarah Prior, says a desire for better baby food has now turned into a business.

A New Plymouth GP wanted better food for her baby daughter, so she set about making it herself.

Ariana's feeling of freedom gallery video

Ariana gets to surf Rockies all to herself on a stunning Taranaki evening.

In October, Ariana Shewry will compete in the world junior surfing champs. In five to 10 years she'll be "on the World Tour (with a world title)".

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