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Highest award at 83

Bill Rumney has been involved with lions clubs for more than two decades, even with a break in between.

And he's going to keep while he's still "useful".

Horse racing 'like a drug'

From left, Tony Furness and Starossa, and Big Ben and Olivia Duffy are hoping for more wins to feed their addiction.

You've got to have a lot of patience and passion though.

Faull family success

Taranaki dairy farmer and hotelier Gavin Faull is among the latest NBR Rich List.

Gavin Faull is one of two Taranaki entries on the latest NBR Rich List.

Happy trails for Taranaki mountain bikers

$120,000 was spent on three new trails at Mangamahoe mountain bike park.

Mountain biking just got a whole lot more fun in Taranaki...

Gallipoli survivor is dangerously wounded in France

25 years ago Yarrows of Manaia hit the big time with croissants, bread rolls and biscuits to be served at Expo in Seville.

Hawera soldier dangerously wounded after returning to the front.

Online remedy for health crisis

Digital health deputy Janine Maruera photographs Makaiah Nui's tummy as she is held by cousin Tesha Whakatutu,  during ...

A combination of local gumption and modern technology is bringing health care to a town with no doctor.

Skating trial an icy success

The children of Waitotara Primary School enjoyed their time skating, and falling on their bottoms, in the artificial ice ...

More than 3000 ice skated at the Hub this year

Kids cafe to carry on

Rochelle Steer opened a kids cafe for the two weeks of the school holidays offering free food to children.

Less than 20 children took up the offer of free food over the holidays.

Family reunion for fallen uncle

Henry Steffert (left) and Neville Steffert (right) pictured before they went to war. Only Henry returned.

One brother left the country, and one brother died.

Solving the bobby problem

Wagyu-cross.

Wagyu bulls offered a solution to the bobby calf issue for a South Taranaki family.

Conference win for region

The New Zealand Petroleum Conference 2017, held in New Plymouth, was full of optimistic delegates who spoke about the ...

This could make us or break us as a conference destination.

Jail for alcohol fuelled offending

New Plymouth woman Lisa Spotswood has been jailed for 15 months for a spate of offending, all committed while she was ...

 Drunkenness linked to 37-year-old's offending, which landed her behind bars for 15 months.

Regional council consents

The majority of resource consents granted in Taranaki last year were for dairy farms, followed by oil and gas

More than 96 per cent of resource consents granted by Taranaki Regional Council were non-notifiable.

'Moonshine' off limits for offender

Drunk on home brew whisky or "moonshine" a South Taranaki man assaulted his partner and drove dangerously. (File Photo)

 A South Taranaki farmer was so drunk on moonshine he had little memory of assaulting his partner.

UK visa woe investigated

Abbey Looker with father, Grant Looker

The UK Home Office is investigating a Kiwi woman's deportation to Spain, and 10 year ban from the UK.

Man guilty of violent abuse

On Monday in the New Plymouth District Court, Kelly Shane Harnish pleaded guilty to a string of domestic violence ...

He initially denied the abuse and attacks on his partner but has since had a change of heart.

Something beginning with C

Central School in New Plymouth has had the 'C' stolen from its front entrance. Pictured is Sydney Becker (11) and ...

Be on the lookout for a missing C.

Warning for rural parents

Cow.

Spring is peak season for a potentially life-threatening illness most likely to affect pre-schoolers.

Boys' High upset Rangers

Boys' High claimed three valuable points against Rangers. (file photo)

Eltham extend their claim to second place while Moturoa continue to cruise.

Airs set to showcase youth

Brad Anderson (left) and Thane O'Leary will be part of the Mountain Airs squad to take on Malaysia.

A young Taranaki side will take on Malaysia this Thursday.

The queens are coming

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has been announced as the New Plymouth Operatic Society's 2019 show.

Get ready for the ride of your life, the battered old bus Priscilla is coming to New Plymouth.

Author writes for herself

The book follows the story of a New Zealander who goes over to fight in the Vietnam war.

"I like to write what I like to read, and I figure if I'd like to read it than other people will want to read it as well."

Sleep tight, tight five

The Chiefs were below their best but it was enough.

Below their best but through, jetlagged Chiefs forwards face a mighty battle against Crusaders.

Valuable win for Team Taranaki

Wairarapa United's Paul Ifill misses the ball as Team Taranaki's Dom Squatriti looks to make contact with it.

There were plenty of goals and cards to both sides during the match.

Defending champ does business in Opunake Cup

Jockey Johnathan Parkes aboard Longchamp wins the Opunake Cup for the second successive year.

Longchamp digs in deep to make it back-to-back Opunake Cups.

Rosewood blooms on favourite track

Apprentice jockey Rebecca Goldsbury had a good day at New Plymouth winning on Rosewood and Lectio Divinia.

Filly goes three from three on her favourite track.

Five generations celebrate matriarch's 100th birthday

Doris Dixon with two of her sons two days before her 100th birthday.

Spirited great-great-grandmother a true matriarch.

Horse chiropractor visit pays off for Katie McKeen

Katie McKeen broiught up win No 10.

New Plymouth trainer delighted with win.

High steaks for cattle breeders

Jacqueline and Robin Blackwell have a friendly rivalry.

It's just as much about bragging rights at home as it is about national recognition for the Blackwell family.

Light pole hit and run

Police were alerted to the incident and located the driver a short time later.

The poll was left blocking an intersection.

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