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Taranaki captain rules himself out

Mitchell Crosswell will not be leading Taranaki out this season.

Injury toll rises for Taranaki before season even starts.

Home Office approves visa

New Plymouth woman Abbey Looker, pictured with her father, Grant, has been allowed back into the UK after a visa botch-up

A NZ woman has had her UK work visa finally approved after a two-month delay and a 10 year travel ban threat.

Interest in te reo Maori growing

Most Taranaki secondary schools offer both compulsory and optional te reo Maori classes

Did you learn te reo Maori at high school?

Asbestos removal continues

Ambulances at the ready at their Barrett Street Hospital base in New Plymouth circa 1981.

The demolition work at Barrett St Hospital has no set end date and will "cost us just over a million dollars".

Chiefs 'are viewed differently'

Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge says the off-field incidents in the off-season have the franchise viewed ...

Off-field incidents have changed public opinion and made the Chiefs look inward, assistant coach says.

Silver Ferns trial next on Kelly Jury's agenda

Kelly Jury was in outstanding form for the New Zealand under-21 side.

National trials next thing for outstanding defender.

The place of last resort

New Plymouth homeless man Andrew Wharehoka is no stranger to the court system.

A schizophrenic first offender went to jail because he had nowhere else to go. Is that good enough?

The rich and the richer

mazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos has been named the richest person in the world.

OPINION: Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are obscenely wealthy but they've also made the world a more convenient place. Is that enough?

Defending champs dominate second half

Tysons goal attack Amber Ormond lines up a shot against Inglewood.

Tysons put the foot down in third quarter.

Lienert-Brown in hostile territory

Anton Lienert-Brown returns home to Christchurch this weekend and is hoping to disappoint the locals.

Born-and-bred Cantab plans on keeping the Christchurch crowd quiet as he runs on in Chiefs colours.

A taste of Taranaki

Taranaki food producers will show what the region has to offer at The Food Show in Auckland this weekend.

Nine Taranaki food producers will represent the region in the country's largest food and wine show.

Doug Wilson still walking the talk

The Housing for the Elderly coordinator, Kaye Thorpe and Doug Wilson enjoying the fine spell at 'The Old Farts Village'.

Seniors name community 'Old Farts Village.'

Sometimes the whole world really is against you

John Sargeant is not so sure the digital divide is that divided anymore.

It seems that "connectivity of stuff" is more than just a rumour.

Collecting for a tangi

The men had collected 251 paua between them.

Two men were caught with 251 paua, 191 of them undersized.

The beauty in front of us

It's his homebase but Jim Tucker has been blown away by just how amazing Taranaki is.

Jim Tucker is finding out things about his hometown that have left him reeling.

Fail and move on

New Plymouth man Paul Feltoe swam more than 32 kilometres across the Catalina Channel in July.

 A couple of weeks ago New Plymouth man Paul Feltoe got a boat from Los Angeles to Catalina Island - then swam the 32.3kms back.

Mountain Airs decimate Malaysia

Dane Brooks posted a double-double on 6-20 shooting against Malaysia.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs were triumphant in their return to the YMCA.

Ngatai to start for Chiefs

Charlie Ngatai, right, returns from an ankle injury and will start at second five-eighth for the Chiefs in their ...

Charlie Ngatai returns from an ankle injury to face Crusaders in semifinal, taking the place of Stephen Donald.

'Hybrid event' floods roads video

Traffic is reduced to one lane just south of Inglewood.

The amount of rain to fall "far exceeded" standards for severe heavy rain warnings.

Mackenzie and the field of dreams

Mackenzie Barry will represent New Zealand in Samoa next month.

"It's so surprising how quickly you can move forward."

New owners for burger joint

New Prohibition owners Andy Le and Gabby Tran will be keeping the burger restaurant much the same.

A popular New Plymouth burger joint is under new ownership but the burgers won't change.

Firewood supplies running out

A roaring fire maybe a thing of the past unless you've stocked up as supplies of firewood  run out in Taranaki with ...

Stock up in summer to avoid being left out in the cold.

'Disgusting and repugnant' actions

Levi Walter Love, 20, was sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court.

Levi Walter Love, 20, spat blood and spit onto the chin of the officer who was trying to get him into a patrol car.

Unique tower coming down in New Plymouth

French artist Olivier Grossette designed the tower for the Glastonbury Festival and he's set to design a tower for ...

New architectural landmark set to be a highlight of the Taranaki Arts Festival 2017.

Just add popcorn

The South Taranaki District Council is subsidising a cheap movie night in Opunake.

Cheap seats at the movies are on offer in South Taranaki cinemas.

Searching for volunteers

Taranaki LandSAR volunteers are regularly called out to help people in distress on Mt Taranaki.

It's time consuming and unpaid but search and rescue volunteers do it with a passion.

Woman clung to moving car

Members of the public witnessed one woman's horror as her partner tried to push her out of a moving car on a state ...

Her partner tried to push her out as they drove on the highway. When they stopped, she fled and hid under a truck.

Fodder beet costs could be cut

Fodder Beet

Farmers could save thousands by reducing fertiliser use on fodder beet crops, researchers say.

Drugs and cash seized in raids

Methamphetamine and cash were recovered when police raided four houses in North Taranaki on Thursday morning. (file photo)

Methamphetamine, cash and vehicles seized in a series of raids in Taranaki this morning.

Garden festival turns 30 this year

Hanging basket star Jenny Oakley has had her Manaia garden in the festival for the entire 30 years.

Garden festival attracts visitors from home and abroad.

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