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Foodbank confessional

New Plymouth District councillor Mike Merrick managed the New Plymouth Foodbank for five  years.

Former Foodbank manager says don't judge Metiria Turei "until you have lived it, seen it, witnessed it".

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?

DOC issues warning on Mt Taranaki

DOC warn tracks on Mt Taranaki will be icy underfoot after a southerly storm passes through

If you are heading up Mt Taranaki expect slow progress with heavy snow and icy tracks.

Waitara Land Bill on hold again

A report that will recommend whether the Waitara Land Bill be passed has been delayed. For the fourth time.

Meth mum's alleged drug ring

Tony Paul Alan Pue's application for bail was declined in the New Plymouth District Court on Friday.

A mother and her partner were allegedly at the head of the drug ring that was busted on Thursday morning.

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".

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?

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Region responds to calls for blankets

With just some of the wool and blankets donated for at-risk families are, from left, Mitty Grant, Bry Kopu, Beki Madden ...

Clacking needles mean warmth for needy babies.

Report result: Almost achieved

The South Taranaki District Council wants assurance that Hawera's  Egmont Showgrounds  will remain the region's top ...

A report on the future of Taranaki's sports facilities almost gets a tick from the council that sent it back for revision.

Taranaki artists on festival menu

New Plymouth band The Blistered Fingers, from left Kerr Sharpe-Young (guitar), Ash Gesterkamp (drums), Jimmy Hick ...

"I think there's also an important part for a festival to play in presenting local artists."

Gables roof brought back to life

NPDC councillors Mike Merrick and Harry Duynhoven admiring the craftsmanship of Gables new roof.

Taranaki's most talked about roof is almost completed, which begs the question - when's the roof shout?

The wheel turns for The Slacks

The Slacks, left to right, Mark Armstrong, Blake Gibson, Zane Greig and Scott Armstrong, will present a run of music ...

What's next for The Slacks?

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