Taranaki

A sizeable region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Taranaki has a population of 110,500. Its main city is New Plymouth, named for Plymouth in Devon, England, the embarkation point of New Zealand’s first English settlers. Taranaki itself is named for its major geographical feature, Mount Taranaki. Standing an impressive 2,518 metres, Mount Taranaki is an active but quiescent volcano, experiencing minor eruptions every 90 years on average. The region’s rich volcanic soil combined with generous rainfall renders it exceptionally fertile, and agriculture is Taranaki’s major industry.

The Taranaki region is significant to New Zealand history as the site of major conflict between Maori and Europeans in the second half of the 19th century. Clashes resulted from Maori opposition to land sales, and alarm amongst settlers led to the installation of large numbers of British troops. Eventually war broke out and continued for more than 20 years, and the legacy of the Taranaki Wars has remained with the region into modern times. The small coastal settlement of Parihaka is an iconic and enduring symbol of the wars; in the 1860s Parihaka was the site of a peaceful resistance by Maori to European land confiscations. Land confiscations were later acknowledged to be unjust and unlawful by the New Zealand Government, and the eventual invasion of Parihaka by European militia and volunteers came to be regarded as one of the worst human and civil rights invasions in New Zealand history. Today the settlement is regarded as a spiritually important site and a symbol of nonviolent resistance action and peaceful coexistence between races and cultures.

Taranaki’s dairy industry is the basis of the region’s economy. The massive Whareroa dairy processing factory, at Hawera, is the southern hemisphere’s second largest. The site employs 1000 people and collects and processes up to 14 million litres of milk each day. In 2008, Taranaki had 2,360 people employed in dairy cattle farming, 1,810 in dairy product manufacture, and 2,120 in meat and meat product manufacturing.

A number of notable New Zealanders were born in Taranaki, including present and past All Blacks Beauden Barrett, Grant Fox, Conrad Smith, and Luke McAlister. Actress Melanie Lynskey, who has enjoyed extensive success in Hollywood, was born in New Plymouth. However, she’s not Taranaki’s only connection to Hollywood: due to its resemblance to Mt. Fuji, Mount Taranaki and the Taranaki region provided the backdrop to the 2003 Tom Cruise film The Last Samurai.

Visitors to Taranaki are drawn by its renowned surf, beautiful coastlines, the scenery and challenge of Mount Taranaki, and endless outdoor pursuits and sites of cultural importance. It’s a unique region, deserving of its marketing catchphrase ‘Like no other’.

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This photo of a hugging couple has the internet confused

This is not an image you should be looking at if you've been drinking.
May 25, 2016

New Plymouth business IVHQ has a huge garden - on the wall

A business which used to hire its office plants may now have the biggest vertical garden in the country hanging on its wall.
May 23, 2016

Some great feedback for KiwiCad Architectural Design

“We certainly enjoyed working with Bernard and his team at Kiwicad and would use them again. They took an active interest in our project and I like that. You get what you pay for and we were happy using Kiwicad who achieved good results for us.

We have a lovely property for our family to enjoy living in a nice environment.” - Pete & Julie
May 19, 2016

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With The Nappy Lady

New Plymouth Waste Free Parenting Workshops - It is not just about nappies!
May 19, 2016

Heavy rain, wind and thunderstorms predicted as severe weather watch is issued for Taranaki

A severe weather and thunderstorm watch is in place for Taranaki.
May 17, 2016

'I had white stuff all over me': man tagged by paint pests in central Wellington spree

It felt like the gentle patter of rain, but it was actually a random drive-by attack by a serial paint pest.
May 15, 2016

Awesome comments for Lance Berry Roofing

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May 12, 2016

Jim Tucker: The democratic perspective of New Plymouth's Maori wards debate

OPINION: So. We have more than our fair share of village idiots here in New Plymouth, says the enemy of multiple cat ownership, Gareth Morgan.
May 12, 2016

Seeking Sense - Hope From Three Cities - Rod Oram

Beijing, London and Chicago, each in their own way, offer many and varied insights into how people and their economies could live more within the constants of the ecosystem in, say, 10 years time.
May 11, 2016

Is this would-be bank robber the owner of the world's worst disguise?

It's like something out of Scooby Doo.
May 9, 2016

National surfing reserve proposed for coastal Taranaki

A national surfing reserve has been proposed to encompass some of Taranaki's prime surf breaks.
May 5, 2016

Lushington and We Heart Taranaki Fashion Show

Lushington is teaming up with We Heart Taranaki to help raise money for the new Angiography Suite at Taranaki Base Hospital. ALL ticket proceeds will be going to the cause, as well as the proceeds from the auction of an exclusive and unique custom made jacket.
May 4, 2016

French man demands $590,000 after being 'bored out' of his job

A French man is demanding €360,000 ($590,000) from his employer, who he says gave him so little to do do he suffered from "bore out".
May 2, 2016

The Stove, Frank Burkitt, Albi from The Wolves

A night of swing, bluegrass and bogan jazz folk to be had at New Plymouth's 4th Wall Theatre. The Pop-Up Gigs Network Taranaki is excited to see the combination of these musicians get together for a special night of music.
April 28, 2016

New, rusty signs worth $73,000 to be installed in New Plymouth's Pukekura Park

One of the signs, which cost $7300 each, was installed at the Fillis St entrance last December and after a positive response the New Plymouth District Council decided to go ahead with installing nine more at various entrances.
April 26, 2016

Hundreds of salmon turn Perth river into flapping frenzy

A stand-up paddle board class in Perth had to be called off on Saturday morning after a massive run of salmon, known here as kahawai, sent the usually calm waters of the Swan River into flapping turmoil.
April 24, 2016

Have an Adventure and Become a Toyota Kiwi Guardian

Go for an adventure this holiday on Mt Taranaki as a Toyota Kiwi Guardian. Grab a map from the Ranger and explore the fascinating features of this site. Grab the code from the guardian post to receive your reward.
April 21, 2016

Auckland's top-10 ticketed parking offences

We all commit parking crimes from time to time, whether it be a bumper sticking over the white line, or a cheeky double-park while you run into the house to grab that forgotten lunch.
April 20, 2016

Illegal rubbish dumping angers Carrington Rd neighbours

A spate of roadside rubbish dumpings has one neighbour calling for anyone who knows the perpetrators to hand them in.
April 18, 2016

Urenui Country Market

Our market in the heart of Urenui is growing rapidly in reputation for being a market of great quality! We pride ourselves in only featuring 100% NZ made goods, and our stallholders are an exceptionally talented group!( and a growing one at that!)
April 14, 2016

Fertility New Zealand Taranaki Support Group focuses on men during May

Just as it takes two to tango, the journey of fertility treatments has two sides to the story.
April 12, 2016

John Key and son Max Key's amusing face swap

Ever wondered what John Key and his son Max would look like if they swapped faces?
April 10, 2016

Resene Rainbow Run

London, Glasgow, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Queenstown, and now Taranaki! There's nothing else like it in Taranaki! Get together with your friends, family and colleagues to participate in Taranaki’s first ever Resene Rainbow Run and walk!
April 6, 2016

Helicopter engine in a motorbike. Why not?

Cambridge's Chris Minnee is the first man in New Zealand to successfully put a helicopter engine into a motorbike.
April 4, 2016

Taranaki Explosion Fight Night

Enjoy a great night of boxing action with well matched Professional and Corporate fights including Taranaki boxers, Sam "The Terror" Rapira & James "Batman" Langton as well as a Police vs Fireman, Rugby vs League and a "Battle of the Beauties"
March 31, 2016

How did a goat end up dangling by its horns from power lines in Greece?

Odds are you've heard of a Greek tragedy, but this seems like more of a Greek comedy.
March 29, 2016

Heath warning after E.coli found in Patea's water supply

A bacteria that can cause people to become seriously ill has been found in Patea's water supply.
March 27, 2016

BNZ bank reopens after rain-soaked ceiling caved in during New Plymouth deluge

New Plymouth's BNZ Bank has re-opened - a day after heavy rain caused part of the ceiling to cave in.
March 17, 2016

Womad

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March 15, 2016

Freakshow owner rescues Toby, the Australian shepherd with two noses

Toby, an Australian shepherd, was born with two noses.
March 13, 2016

Ross Henderson: It's time to change our stance on medicinal marijuana

We know or knew them as hard-working New Zealanders, who rose to the top in their fields. All heroes to young people who aspire for greatness. And, when dealing with terminal illness, they all turned to medical cannabis.
March 10, 2016

Taranaki farmer Noel Scobie offers reward for return of missing lambs

A woolly tale of woe has prompted a farmer to offer a $1000 reward in hope of catching those responsible for the theft of 100 lambs.
March 1, 2016

Thousands of cockroaches invade Auckland street

A war has broken out in Auckland and there have been thousands of casualties.
February 28, 2016

New Plymouth rates could include $10 extra for weekend parking

If New Plymouth residents want free parking they're going to have to pay.
February 25, 2016

Summer Sounds in the Parkv

Enjoy a relaxing evening listening to local Ben Dixon, an eight piece band from Wanganui and then catch your favourite tunes by The Mermaids Dance Band.
February 24, 2016

A one man's mission to kill 58 million flies in Tokoroa

Flies have ruined John Berry's summer so now he's taking revenge
February 22, 2016

Beneful Bark in the Park

The Beneful Truck will be setting up at Glen Avon Park on Alberta Road for a woofload of fun in the sun on Saturday the 20th of February.
February 18, 2016

New Plymouth District Council in compromise over alcohol sales hours

Two Taranaki councils have ditched plans to shorten alcohol trading hours to avoid a legal stoush.
February 16, 2016

Rare two-headed snake hatches in Australia

When two reptilian heads poked out of an egg from a clutch of 10, Australian snake breeder John McNamara thought he had twins.
February 14, 2016

Urban Farming Masterclass Two Day Workshop

These two day workshops will be run by both Jean-Martin Fortier + Curtis Stone – two world-class growers, who work small-scale farms and produce outstanding food for their communities whilst making a profitable livelihood.
February 11, 2016

Water restrictions for Okato begin this weekend

A spell of hot weather has prompted water restrictions for Okato residents
February 10, 2016

Innovative underwater restaurant to be shifted through New Plymouth

Creating a 450 tonne restaurant to sit underwater on a coral reef has taken a fair bit of Kiwi ingenuity.
February 8, 2016

Waitangi Day Community Event

A fun-filled free community event to commemorate, entertain and educate the significance of Waitangi Day to New Zealand and our community. Come down to Puke Ariki landing and enjoy live entertainment (including local favourites Ash and Aidan), food stalls, kid's activities and more.
February 4, 2016

Taranaki asking prices hit record high in January

The asking price of Taranaki homes for sale reached a new record high last month.
February 2, 2016

Bear gets a handle on opening car doors

A light-pawed bear in the United States unlocked a car and hopped in to forage for food.
January 31, 2016

A man, a praying mantis, and the lens of a camera

A flicker of green caught the attention of a lonely and withdrawn Desmond Downs one afternoon in 2009.
January 28, 2016

Fonterra forecast will slash NZ farmer income

The latest fall in Fonterra's forecast payout slashes $800m from farmer income in New Zealand, with communities set to bear the brunt.
January 27, 2016

The Okurukuru Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Come and enjoy the finest craft beer and selected wines while enjoying a stellar line-up of live music and the spectacular atmosphere of the Okurukuru Winery.
January 25, 2016

Sexually transmitted infection rates in Taranaki dropping

Referrals for Taranaki's once "epidemic" rate of sexually transmitted infections have dried up.
January 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
January 19, 2016

Fur patrol: Molly is the new kitten on the beat in Manukau

Counties Manukau police's newest recruit isn't much chop behind the wheel of a squad car.
January 17, 2016

TSB Bank Festival of Lights

The TSB Bank Festival of Lights - transforming Pukekura Park into a beautiful illuminated night-time wonderland!
January 14, 2016

Woman 'glad' she bought McDonald's for man she mistook as homeless

A woman who bought a man a McDonald's because she assumed he was homeless stands by her decision, despite online ridicule.
January 13, 2016

Human waste problem on Mt Taranaki summit

People pooing on Mt Taranaki's summit is being called "the elephant in the room" as debate over cultural protocols continues amid ever-growing visitor numbers.
January 12, 2016

Imposing cat returns to supermarket to glare at customers

A cat who had previously achieved Twitter fame for his rebellious streak has returned to the spot where he first went viral.
January 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Our patience will achieve more than our force."
January 5, 2016

Festive season brings good cheer to region's clubs and pubs

While 2015 represented mixed fortunes for Taranaki's hospitality sector, the festive season saw bars and clubs around the region cranking.
January 3, 2016

Taranaki Country Music Hall of Fame New Years Eve

Taranaki Country Music Hall of Fame New Years Eve Walk up Concert.There is wheel chair access. Please join Helen & Ian and their supporting musicians to welcome the New Year in.
December 22, 2015

New Plymouth man gives up retail management to be a ghost-buster

Herman Petrick's first experience with banishing what he calls demonic energy came out of the blue in a home in Wellington in May, 2012.
December 21, 2015

Police target Taranaki's distracted drivers

Police are continuing to target distracted drivers this summer in an attempt to reduce the crash rate on the region's roads.
December 20, 2015

Christmas At The Bowl

Christmas At The Bowl is guaranteed to be another outstanding community event with Jordan McFadyen (Artistic Director) sure there is something for everyone in the show at the iconic TSB Bowl of Brooklands on Sunday 20th December 2015.
December 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud."
December 16, 2015

Business programme set for another five years in Taranaki

Some businesses in Taranaki will continue to have access to Government support for the next five-and-a-half years.
December 14, 2015

Puke Ariki Art Market

An array of affordable quality art and crafts for the whole family.
December 10, 2015

Waterfall featured in Harry Potter springs to life once again at Malham Cove

A famous cliff-top in England's Yorkshire Dales that features in one of the Harry Potter movies has earned itself even more recognition - but there's no sign of wizardry at work.
December 8, 2015

Buildings already moving on site for Hawera Intermediate School 2016

Hawera Intermediate leaders are preparing for the future as other schools wind down for the year.
December 6, 2015

TSB Bank Festival of Lights

The Festival is a must-do experience in Taranaki.
December 3, 2015

Auckland cat cafe offers snuggles with your cappuccino

Get a caffeine hit - and a cat in your lap - at Auckland's new BaristaCats cafe.
December 1, 2015

Injured climber rescued from Mt Taranaki

Police are warning of Mt Taranaki's fickle weather conditions after an Australian climber was rescued overnight.
November 30, 2015

An Enchanted Christmas

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Christmas with the crew this year, look no further!
November 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!"
November 25, 2015

Police crack down on unsafe helmets

As people dust of their motorbikes for summer, police are warning riders to check their gear before hitting the road.
November 23, 2015

Puke Ariki Art Market

An array of affordable quality art and crafts for the whole family.
November 19, 2015

2015's Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is an emoji

In a breakthrough moment for pictographs, Oxford Dictionaries announced an emoji as Word of the Year 2015.
November 17, 2015

The Australian Led Zeppelin Show - Zeppelin Live

The Led Zeppelin Show is Australia's premiere and most authentic tribute to Led Zeppelin. Complete with costumes, stage presentation, authentic instruments and equipment the same as Led Zeppelin used on stage, The Led Zeppelin Show captures the electricity and live experience of a Led Zeppelin concert.
November 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."
November 10, 2015

Royal flight arrives into New Plymouth after weather delay

A late start has meant part of the royal tour of New Plymouth has been cancelled.
November 8, 2015

Gypsy Travellers Fair

Yea we are back again at the Waitara Primary School on the week end of 7th & 8th of October.
November 5, 2015

Duck's beak left hanging by a 'strip of flesh' reattached by surgeon

A Wellington duck found with her beak hanging by a thread will live to quack another day after cutting-edge surgery.
November 4, 2015

Maori community board 'not possible' - Judd

Calls for a Maori community board to be set up have been quashed as legally impossible by New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd.
November 2, 2015

Taranaki Puanga Festival

Held in Waitara for people of all ages and ethnicity across the Taranaki region to come together in a safe environment to celebrate Maori & our unique NZ culture, local Taranaki talent, community inclusivity and striving to be the your absolute best.
October 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

"You can observe a lot by watching."
October 27, 2015

Hawera to get telemedicine treatment option next year

Mental health patients in South Taranaki will soon have access to some 21st century technology.
October 25, 2015

Rocktober

Rocktober 2015 – A Series of rocking gigs showcasing the best of bands found in the Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship and other favourite NZ bands
October 22, 2015

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits north of Opunake

There was little time to drop, cover and hold when an earthquake hit in Taranaki this morning.
October 21, 2015

On Canada's election trail: Tales of bathrobes, hairstyles, mugs and pants

As Canadians head to the polls, it's well worth taking a look back at one of the most entertaining federal election campaigns that country has ever seen.
October 19, 2015

Makeshift Parachutes

We are Makeshift Parachutes; a psychedelic rock band recently relocated from Austin Texas, USA to Auckland, NZ.
October 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit."
October 13, 2015

Park safely in front of schools or risk a fine

New Plymouth District Council and police are coming down hard on parents who park badly outside the school gate.
October 11, 2015

Annie Jr

Warren Bates’ Stage Centre is bringing this classic tale based on Little Orphan Annie to life with a new and exciting staging unlike any other and filled with 50+ talented young performers
October 8, 2015

Glen Eden goes potty over hole

A pothole in the Auckland suburb of Glen Eden has gotten so big that it has its own Facebook page.
October 7, 2015

Judge imposes 'modest' fine for workplace accident at New Plymouth warehouse

A plea from a New Plymouth company's lawyer has paid off after a judge imposed a "modest" fine for a workplace accident which knocked a man unconscious.
October 5, 2015

Taranaki Comedy Club October

The World Famous Taranaki Comedy Club in October features for the first time GISH. One of the busiest touring comics in New Zealand, Gish has played more towns and cities than anyone else as well as being a youtube sensation with his song parodies.
October 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
September 29, 2015

Mountainside rescue finds trampers cold, but okay

Four people, including two boys aged 9 and 10, have been rescued off the side of Mount Taranaki on Sunday evening returning home chilly, but safe.
September 27, 2015

Jesus brain scan a 'miracle'

A former Blenheim man says there are signs of divine intervention in a scan of his wife's brain after she had emergency surgery following a stroke.
September 25, 2015

Shed - The Tool Tribute with Stone Grilled Lizards

Witness the foundations of New Plymouth's historical Mayfair shake as Shed - The Tool Tribute recreate a set-list of anthems from American prog-rock titans Tool. Also disturbing the bedrock, Stone Grilled Lizards will be showcasing local creative prowess with their innovative brand of punk infused alt-rock.
September 23, 2015

Taranaki faces multi-million dollar bill for flooding damage to council roads

Cleanup costs from Taranaki's June floods have set the region's councils back more than $17 million.
September 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
September 17, 2015

Guantanamo detainee sets up online dating profile, ready to 'mingle'

A detainee at Guantanamo Bay has set up an online dating profile saying he is "detained but ready to mingle", according to his lawyer.
September 15, 2015

Lights out for Taranaki's hospo industry's 2015 knees-up and awards night

Taranaki's annual hospitality knees-up and industry awards night has been cancelled for 2015.
September 13, 2015

New Plymouth man Gary Timothy Fenwick sentenced for toilet filming

A self-confessed porn addict and voyeur who secretly filmed people in toilets using hidden cameras has been revealed after losing a bid for permanent name suppression.
September 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
September 9, 2015

'Worthwhile' exercise helps hones rescue skills

A search and rescue exercise on Mt Taranaki has been judged a "worthwhile" success.
September 7, 2015

Taranaki Comedy Club September

Taranaki Comedy Club in September welcomes Wilson Dixon as the headline act. This Country Singer-come-comedy performer is one of the stars of the international comedy scene. With his own BBC radio show, winner of the Fred Dagg award for comedy and own TVNZ special, an evening with Wilson Dixon is an unforgettable one.
September 3, 2015

Hastings beats small field in most beautiful city in NZ and best toilet titles

Hastings has been declared the nation's most beautiful city. But only two other cities put themselves up for the title.
September 1, 2015

Camper believed to have caused fire under nightclub

A small "campfire" under the old Mill nightclub in New Plymouth has smoked out the building and seen two fire trucks rush to the scene.
August 30, 2015

Camille O'Sullivan

French-Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan soars on stage with her theatrical storytelling, sorcery and seductive intensity. She turns every song into an epic performance of gutsy emotion, always adding her own twist to an eclectic mix of music.
August 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else."
August 26, 2015

Rain and more rain for Taranaki region

Another wet day is on the cards for Taranaki.
August 24, 2015

Herbs Acoustic

Herbs Acoustic Live at the Bridge Cafe & Bar
August 20, 2015

Video footage demonstrates how rats swim up sewer pipes and into toilets

Long feared and almost universally reviled, rats have been linked with a multitude of awe-inspiring feats, including wiping out millions of humans through three global pandemics. (Although a recent study exonerated rats for spreading the bubonic plague that devastated Europe in the 14th century. Gerbils are now taking the fall for that one.)
August 19, 2015

Suspicious car fires in New Plymouth overnight

Two cars were set alight in a New Plymouth parking lot overnight, in what is believed to be a suspicious fire.
August 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human."
August 13, 2015

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle heading for Auckland

Ridley, the critically injured tropical sea turtle, is about to leave Wellington Zoo and head to her new temporary home at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland.
August 11, 2015

Surgeon Elizabeth Dennett breaking ceilings in medicine

A former Taranaki woman is breaking glass ceilings in the medical world.
August 9, 2015

Taranaki Comedy Club

Back to the usual first Friday of the month, the World Famous Taranaki Comedy Club boasts another great night of top Kiwi laughs with Co-Hosts Ben Hurley and Vaughan King
August 6, 2015

Video of giant Minion attack emerges

A large inflatable of a yellow movie character caused chaos on the roads of North Dublin on Monday, when it broke free from a nearby fairground.
August 5, 2015

Pembroke Rd School closes for the day as wild weather hits Taranaki

Wild weather has seen power cuts at a number of properties in Central Taranaki, with one primary school even closing for the day.
August 3, 2015

Zirka Circus

Zirka Circus is proud to bring you its 4th tour of New Zealand, our new show "Cross the ocean" and it's more spectacular than ever!
July 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
July 28, 2015

Solutions needed to address looming demographic changes in Taranaki

Welcoming more immigrants to Taranaki may help the region address its looming population changes, according to one academic.
July 26, 2015

Winter Wonderland Spectacular

Taranaki boasts one of the most breathtaking Winter landscapes in New Zealand. Our Mountain, climate and venue opportunities scream Winter Wonderland. Bringing Taranaki's finest wedding and event specialists together, to showcase their services and products in a unique 3 day event.
July 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
July 22, 2015

Kilos of coins stolen in raid at La Nuova laundromat in New Plymouth

An offender got away with kilograms of gold coins after a New Plymouth laundromat was raided twice in four hours.
July 20, 2015

Quote Of the Day

Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?
July 16, 2015

Emergency services attend two crashes on Devon Rd

Two people have been cut from a car using the jaws of life after a crash on State Highway 3, near Waitara.
July 14, 2015

Toddler cuddles enormous pet python

Some may see a giant deadly snake, but to two-year-old Alisha-Mae Cowan this yellow python is nothing but a family pet.
July 14, 2015

Qoute Of the Day

There are good people who are dealt a bad hand by fate, and bad people who live long, comfortable, privileged lives. A small twist of fate can save or end a life; random chance is a permanent, powerful player in each of our lives, and in human history as well.
July 14, 2015

Taranaki high schools' senior students failing final year

Three Taranaki high schools rate among the country's best in NCEA results - but for the rest of them it's a matter of "can do better."
July 14, 2015

Huge vortex 'capable of sucking in a full-sized boat' forms on US lake

A huge vortex 'capable of sucking in a full-sized boat' has formed on Lake Texoma near Texas-Oklahoma border in the United States.
July 14, 2015

Qoute of the Day

I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.
July 14, 2015

Storm damage still impacting on Taranaki exporters

The storm that battered Taranaki recently is continuing to have an impact on the region's exporters.
July 14, 2015
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Gasfitting Taranaki

Allgas Taranaki Limited

www.allgastaranaki.co.nz

Professional installation of hot water systems and gas heating across Taranaki.


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21st May, 2016 - Taranaki
Kitchen Design Waikato

Sandra Grummitt Design

www.sandragrummitt.co.nz

For more than 30 years we've been your local Waikato kitchen and bathroom design specialists.


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21st May, 2016 - Waikato
Tv Aerial Waikato

AA Antenna Man

www.hometheatrewaikato.co.nz

Your complete shop for your home theatre and Freeview television installations in Waikato, Tauranga & Wellington


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20th May, 2016 - Waikato
Concrete Contractors Waikato

Covercrete

www.concretesealinghamilton.co.nz

Protecting and making your existing concrete look beautiful.


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19th May, 2016 - Waikato
Fencing Contractors Waikato

FenceMaster Industries Ltd

www.fencemasters.co.nz

For the Ministry of Education and Industrial sites


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19th May, 2016 - Waikato
Farm supplies Waikato

Aztech Buildings

www.aztechbuildings.co.nz

Tough rural buildings for the farm - animal & dairy housing, implement & storage sheds, stables, secure workshops Modern lifestyle & commercial buildings - American Barns, workshops, large garages, warehousing Kitsets to full construction. Standard building range to fully customised options.


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19th May, 2016 - Waikato
Furniture National

Simply Youneek

www.simplyyouneek.co.nz

With a variety of fantastic products and gifts available in our Ponsonby store and online, get all the products you need at Simply Youneek.


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29th May, 2016 - National
Business products and services National

Pioneer Group

www.cardboardrecycling.co.nz

Environmentally Efficient management of your cardboard recycling and waste. Cardboard compacting & recycling division.


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29th May, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

Aurora Psychic Readings

www.aurorapsychic.co.nz

Lara Brosnahan, NZ psychic medium & clairvoyant. Phone Readings, instant or booked. Call 0800 300680 or 0900 30068


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25th May, 2016 - National
Computers, Supplies and Service National

iPOS

www.ipos.co.nz

Point of Sale & Accounting Software Solutions Sales, installation & support Developed in NZ for NZ retailers


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24th May, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

The Yarn Queen

www.theyarnqueen.co.nz

The most dedicated online knitting store in New Zealand


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24th May, 2016 - National
Book Sellers National

Spinal Publications

www.spinalpublications.co.nz

Effective self treatment techniques for life


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24th May, 2016 - National
Wine National

Pheasant Creek Wines

www.pheasantcreekwines.co.nz

New Zealand wine from the heart of Rangitikei


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21st May, 2016 - National
Paving National

West Stone Quality landscape Products

www.weststonechinese.co.nz

Patio & Driveway Paving, House Bricks, Schist Stone, Retaining Walls, Sandstone Products, Decorative Stones and more...


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20th May, 2016 - National
Real Estate National

Flight Cars

www.waikanaelaw.co.nz

Flight Cars are your experienced Wellington chauffeur drivers and airport transfer specialists.


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20th May, 2016 - National
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Local Business Of the Month

Window Tinting Manawatu/Wanganui

Autotint Manawatu

http://www.autotintmanawatu.co.nz

Do you need more privacy in your property or vehicle? How about decreasing your heating costs and the UV rays? Would you like to improve your property and vehicle's value?

The team at Autotint Manawatu have got you covered!

Get your window tinting solutions from the team with long years of experience and expertise. Call Autotint Manawatu for quality window tinting.

Home window tinting
 http://www.windowtintingpalmerstonnorth.co.nz/home-tinting-palmerston

From one room to an entire house, we can assist with all your home tinting needs. Tinted windows can provide additional privacy, while keeping down heating costs and reducing glare. Business tinting

Improve your business through commercial glass tinting. With different films to help your business, rest assured that your daily issues such as security, anti-graffiti, safety and privacy will be addressed effectively.Car window tinting.  Click here.

We do all tinting solutions with different films for all types of cars. Improve your vehicle's privacy, safety and comfort to you and your occupants.

www.windowtintingpalmerstonnorth.co.nz

We do residential and commercial and vehicle tinting Manawatu Wide


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18th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Signwriters Waikato

Green Frog Sign & Display

http://www.greenfrog.co.nz/information-signs-hamilton

From car wraps and display signs to banners and custom signs, make your business look professional with the best signage.

The Hamilton signage company for all of your sign requirements in the Hamilton region.

For over 20 years Green Frog Sign & Display have been providing Hamilton and Waikato customers with all their signage requirements.

 Car wraps

Present your business to potential customers with eye-catching vehicle wraps and car signage. Ensure your message is clear and visually appealing for its target market.Top quality building signage
 http://www.greenfrog.co.nz/business-signs-hamilton

Get the message of your business out with the right building signage. Potential customers will know and remember you if your signage is good, so ensure you get yours from the professionals... Perfect signs for description and information

For professional information or descriptive signs, Green Frog are your go-to business to call for design, manufacture and installation of a wide range of signs.

www.greenfrog.co.nz

For over 20 years we have been providing quality signage for Hamilton and the Waikato area.


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18th May, 2016 - Waikato
Builder Waikato

ASAP Contracting

http://www.asapcontracting.co.nz/commercial-property-construction

For building repairs and renovation either industrial, commercial, rural or residential, you can depend on your local Waikato builders.

At ASAP Contracting, our team are specialised in various sub-trades making them the best choice for your building needs.

If you want the project finished at top quality and to professional standards, pick ASAP Contracting as your go-to building specialists.

Reconstruction!  Click here.

ASAP Contracting can undertake all building maintenance work for your residential or commercial property, including roofs, walls, decks and fences.Building New
 http://www.asapcontracting.co.nz/home-maintenance-hamilton

Whether it's a retaining wall or a three story house in the town, ASAP Contracting can undertake any building task to helping your new building project.Commercial Building
 http://www.asapcontracting.co.nz/commercial-property-construction

Our team have extensive experience in commercial building. If you need commercial fit-outs or repairs to your office, call our commercial builders.

www.asapcontracting.co.nz

Waikato wide renovation, repair and alterations for rural, industrial, residential and commercial buildings.


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17th May, 2016 - Waikato
Upholstery Waikato

The Cane Factory & Upholstery Shop Ltd

http://www.upholsteryhamilton.co.nz/cane-baskets-hamilton

The Cane Factory and Upholstery Shop provide a wide variety of superior quality products and great service for…

- Furniture upholstery maintenance, repairs and restoration - A wide variety of cane furniture for both outdoor and indoor furniture - A large variety of giftware supplies and cane baskets

For you to get a free quote for cane or upholstering, fill out the form

 Upholstery and repair services

Upholstery and repair experts can turn your old and outdated furniture into its brand new appearance. Superior cane furniture

We have the largest selection of cane furniture in the Hamilton area. Come and view rattan and wicker products!Cane baskets and giftware!  Click here.

Are you in need of a unique present for your family or friend? Go to our store and view our various range of giftware and cane baskets!

www.upholsteryhamilton.co.nz

Superior quality cane and upholstery supplies, repairs and recovery


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17th May, 2016 - Waikato
Childcare Waikato

Kindz

http://www.kindyz.co.nz/preschool-kindergarten-waikato

 Kindy Bubz for infants to toddlers

Private Kindergarten Infant Room for 0 to 1 year Toddler Room for 1 to 2 years Ph: 07 8555711Kindy Totz until 3 years old
 http://www.kindyz.co.nz/child-care-preschool

Private Kindergarten Ages 2 - 3 years Ph: 07 8538164Kindy Tweenz!  Click here.

Private Kindergarten Ages 3 to 4 years Ph: 07 8555722

www.kindyz.co.nz

Private childcare and kindergarten


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17th May, 2016 - Waikato
Panel Beating Manawatu/Wanganui

Colling & Gray Ltd

http://www.panelbeaterslevin.co.nz/panel-paint-levin

Professional, highly skilled panel beaters and spray painters servicing throughout Levin

For all your panel beating, spray painting and car restoration needs, talk to the experts here at Colling & Gray Ltd, Levin.

Whether you need a caravan, tractor, ride-on mower or other vehicle fixed, our panel beaters and spray painters service them all.

Long established panel beating and spray painting shop?  Click here.

Our work is guaranteed by our membership of the MTA Association and the Collision Repair Association. We've been around for a long time, and are currently one of the oldest established panel beating workshops in the Levin region.Courtesy cars, pick ups and drop offs!  Click here.

Have important business or a busy schedule you can't afford to miss? We provide courtesy cars for the convenience of getting around while waiting for your vehicles panel beating or spray painting service to be complete. Experts in panel and paint

If you want you privately owned or commercial vehicle looking great and functioning well, contact us now! Our specialists will service your vehicle and restore it to its former shiny condition, like new again.

www.panelbeaterslevin.co.nz

We can restore your vehicle to its former condition, with panel and paint services for every type of vehicle


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16th May, 2016 - Manawatu/Wanganui

National Business Of the Month

Fire ExtinguishersSafety Equipment National

Stock Aid

http://www.stockaid.co.nz/climbing-height-safety.html

Contact us for our quality P2 masks?  Click here.

For Respirator Masks, Super Low Price- Amazing quality, AS/NZS 1716:2003 Approved, we have received the latest shipment.Wide range of chemical & Oil spill kits
 http://www.stockaid.co.nz/first-aid-kits.html

High quality absorbent products and spill kits.Best prices, Fast Delivery. Great for home or workshop...Order now... Quality New-PVC Safety Signs

Broad range of top quality PVC Safety &Information signs.

www.stockaid.co.nz

Leading Online Store for First Aid, Safety, Hygiene and Protective Products in New Zealand


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18th May, 2016 - National
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