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Punctured children's raft found on beach

An inflatable raft was found washed up on Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth`.

New Plymouth police are seeking the owner of a children's inflatable raft found near Ngāmotu Beach.

Off-road run a success

Jacky Kopu gets a high five just before her completion of the race.

Around 650 participants took part in Taranaki's second annual off road half marathon.

Don't give a dog a bone

Barking dogs are one of the most frequent reasons for noise complaints in Taranaki. (File photo)

Taranaki residents are having a 'ruff' time with barking dogs.

Student doctors of Taranaki video

These University of Auckland medical students will work in Hāwera Hospital for six weeks and New Plymouth's Base ...

Auckland medical students are coming to Taranaki for a year. The hope is some will come back.

Clubs could close without gym

Retired dance teacher Claire Patten leads a group of leisure marchers at Star Memorial Gym - a venue she fears she will ...

Users of a community memorial gym are at a loss of what to do should they lose their facilities.

Port parking repairs on track

Contractors work to repair storm damage to coastal walkway entrance at Port Taranaki's lee breakwater public car park.

Public car parking at Port Taranaki lee breakwater near capacity after storm damage repairs

Critical crash victim recovering

New Plymouth couple Craig and Jan Knowles, who were both injured in a car crash on State Highway 3 near Motunui on ...

In an instant Craig and Jan Knowles joined a long list of victims of a horror Friday night.

Rāhui lifted after ash scattering

Whitebaiters at the end of Bayly Rd, where a family scattered ashes, causing an onshore fishing and shellfish gathering ...

Human ashes and seafood do not mix.

Thieves steal lights

Principal Moana Kake-Tuffley at the technology block's opening in the weekend.

 LED flood lights were ripped from the walls at a New Plymouth school.

Auckland team victorious in Taranaki

Keith Ansell, Gary Doughtery, Brody Dix and Adam Wishnoski of New Lynn were the winners of the Taranaki men's open fours ...

The greatest prize in Taranaki bowls has been won by....and Auckland team.

Court discharges ailing accused

Manukorihi Pā Reserve Trust chairman Dave Rogers said going to police about the theft was about good governance, rather ...

Despite no conviction, marae chairman says it was important not to sweep theft "under the rug".

Big heartfelt appeal for Big Heart Appeal volunteers

Cardiac arrest survivor Wendy Waite and Taranaki Heart Foundation's Erin Carter geared up for Big Heart Appeal.

Heart attack survivor is grateful for her second chance at life.

Car crash brings warning

Police attended a car crash on Egmont Rd, on Monday morning. (file photo)

"Roads can often be greasy when it rains after a spell of fine weather."

From rubbish to raceway video

Competition was fierce at New Plymouth's Little Forest Raceway club day on Sunday. The track was purpose built for ...

"I've always had the attitude if you build it they will come."

First marlin caught

Caleb Moratti, left, reeled in the first marlin to be caught off the Taranaki coast on Saturday while fishing with Joel ...

"I was a bit worried it was going to come off but luckily it didn't."

Riding rails proves popular video

"Tokomaru" was in Taranaki over the weekend giving rides from the wind wand to Lepperton.

Rides in a vintage rail car were sold out over the weekend.

Whanau ecstatic with new wharekura

Principal Moana Kake-Tuffley is all smiles at the opening of the new technology cenre.

The rain stopped but the tears didn't at the opening of this technology centre.

Dairy farming's tale retold gallery

Esther Kahukuranui, 9, and her brothers Noah, 7, Tuck, 10, and cousin Katika, 12, enjoyed getting a closeup look of a ...

It's called white gold round these parts and now a new exhibition celebrates Taranaki's dairy heritage.

Star Gym shake up

Badminton players at Westown's Star Gym might soon need to find a new home if Taranaki Rugby takes over their gym as a ...

The TSB Stand earthquake prone fallout has hit a local gym.

Your personal green tally

The world's environment needs your help so what are you doing about it?

New year a time to ask yourself what you're doing to save the planet.

Two decades for kidnap, rape

Edward John Gulliver tried to dump a girl in the Whanganui River after kidnapping and raping her (file photo).

His "perfect crime" was discovered when he confessed. He's now closing in on 20 years inside.

Aunty Ardern's big secret video

Marie Ardern said her niece PM Jacinda Ardern will set an example for women everywhere.

The PM's aunty kept silent for a while. Now she's got an inside word on a potential baby name.

2 crashes, 2 hours, 11 injured

At least five people were injured in the three car crash near Waitara on Friday.

Three cars have crashed on SH3 just kilometres from another serious crash hours before.

Six injured in crash video

A number of people have been injured in a crash at a State Highway 3 intersection near New Plymouth.

Six people have been injured on a notoriously dangerous stretch of state highway outside New Plymouth.

Skate park design revealed

Plans to rebuild the East End Skate Park began with a call for the installation of lights. Now it's going to be ...

It was only supposed to get some lights - but now a beach side skate park will get a full revamp.

Stand may need to come down

The future of TSB Stand at Yarrow Stadium is up in the air after it was assessed as needing earthquake strengthening ...

Last year it was assessed as an earthquake risk. That risk may be enough to see it demolished.

Should New Plymouth be scared?

An artist's impression of how the former Ravensdown site on the outskirts of New Plymouth will look if the Bluehaven ...

Stuff talked to people in Waikato about how their CBD survived their mall.

How a dog that bit was saved

A black and tan rottweiller dog who bit a schoolgirl has been spared death after a judge ruled against its destruction. ...

The rottweiler sunk its teeth into a schoolgirl. Now it's off doggy death row, to the relief of its owner.

New 'touch and feel' book for tiny-tots launches in Taranaki

Lois Parkes New Zealand themed tactile (touch and feel) book for preschoolers with the help of Pohutukawa Books in ...

A new children's Kiwi themed book takes story time for toddlers to a whole 'nother level.

Decades of continuing change

Lynn Bublitz shared his knowledge on the history and trends of the New Plymouth CBD.

Cities ebb and flow, says Lynn Bublitz.

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