This is not an image you should be looking at if you've been drinking.
May 25, 2016
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
“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
New Plymouth Waste Free Parenting Workshops - It is not just about nappies!
May 19, 2016
A severe weather and thunderstorm watch is in place for Taranaki.
May 17, 2016
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
"Bloody awesome. They were professional, tidy and helpful. Could not ask for more. Wished I had got you guys to do my roof as I paid less and got less. I will definitely recommend your team to anyone in the future. Thanks and job well done."
May 12, 2016
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
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
It's like something out of Scooby Doo.
May 9, 2016
A national surfing reserve has been proposed to encompass some of Taranaki's prime surf breaks.
May 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A spate of roadside rubbish dumpings has one neighbour calling for anyone who knows the perpetrators to hand them in.
April 18, 2016
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
Just as it takes two to tango, the journey of fertility treatments has two sides to the story.
April 12, 2016
Ever wondered what John Key and his son Max would look like if they swapped faces?
April 10, 2016
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
Cambridge's Chris Minnee is the first man in New Zealand to successfully put a helicopter engine into a motorbike.
April 4, 2016
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
Odds are you've heard of a Greek tragedy, but this seems like more of a Greek comedy.
March 29, 2016
A bacteria that can cause people to become seriously ill has been found in Patea's water supply.
March 27, 2016
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 - World of Music, Arts and Dance - the world's festival is back in March.
March 15, 2016
Toby, an Australian shepherd, was born with two noses.
March 13, 2016
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
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
A war has broken out in Auckland and there have been thousands of casualties.
February 28, 2016
If New Plymouth residents want free parking they're going to have to pay.
February 25, 2016
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
Flies have ruined John Berry's summer so now he's taking revenge
February 22, 2016
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
Two Taranaki councils have ditched plans to shorten alcohol trading hours to avoid a legal stoush.
February 16, 2016
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
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
A spell of hot weather has prompted water restrictions for Okato residents
February 10, 2016
Creating a 450 tonne restaurant to sit underwater on a coral reef has taken a fair bit of Kiwi ingenuity.
February 8, 2016
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
The asking price of Taranaki homes for sale reached a new record high last month.
February 2, 2016
A light-pawed bear in the United States unlocked a car and hopped in to forage for food.
January 31, 2016
A flicker of green caught the attention of a lonely and withdrawn Desmond Downs one afternoon in 2009.
January 28, 2016
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
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
Referrals for Taranaki's once "epidemic" rate of sexually transmitted infections have dried up.
January 21, 2016
"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
January 19, 2016
Counties Manukau police's newest recruit isn't much chop behind the wheel of a squad car.
January 17, 2016
The TSB Bank Festival of Lights - transforming Pukekura Park into a beautiful illuminated night-time wonderland!
January 14, 2016
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
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
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
"Our patience will achieve more than our force."
January 5, 2016
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 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
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 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 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
"Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud."
December 16, 2015
Some businesses in Taranaki will continue to have access to Government support for the next five-and-a-half years.
December 14, 2015
An array of affordable quality art and crafts for the whole family.
December 10, 2015
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
Hawera Intermediate leaders are preparing for the future as other schools wind down for the year.
December 6, 2015
The Festival is a must-do experience in Taranaki.
December 3, 2015
Get a caffeine hit - and a cat in your lap - at Auckland's new BaristaCats cafe.
December 1, 2015
Police are warning of Mt Taranaki's fickle weather conditions after an Australian climber was rescued overnight.
November 30, 2015
If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Christmas with the crew this year, look no further!
November 26, 2015
"Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!"
November 25, 2015
As people dust of their motorbikes for summer, police are warning riders to check their gear before hitting the road.
November 23, 2015
An array of affordable quality art and crafts for the whole family.
November 19, 2015
In a breakthrough moment for pictographs, Oxford Dictionaries announced an emoji as Word of the Year 2015.
November 17, 2015
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
"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."
November 10, 2015
A late start has meant part of the royal tour of New Plymouth has been cancelled.
November 8, 2015
Yea we are back again at the Waitara Primary School on the week end of 7th & 8th of October.
November 5, 2015
A Wellington duck found with her beak hanging by a thread will live to quack another day after cutting-edge surgery.
November 4, 2015
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
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
"You can observe a lot by watching."
October 27, 2015
Mental health patients in South Taranaki will soon have access to some 21st century technology.
October 25, 2015
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
There was little time to drop, cover and hold when an earthquake hit in Taranaki this morning.
October 21, 2015
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
We are Makeshift Parachutes; a psychedelic rock band recently relocated from Austin Texas, USA to Auckland, NZ.
October 15, 2015
"Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit."
October 13, 2015
New Plymouth District Council and police are coming down hard on parents who park badly outside the school gate.
October 11, 2015
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
A pothole in the Auckland suburb of Glen Eden has gotten so big that it has its own Facebook page.
October 7, 2015
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
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
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
September 29, 2015
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
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
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
Cleanup costs from Taranaki's June floods have set the region's councils back more than $17 million.
September 21, 2015
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
September 17, 2015
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
Taranaki's annual hospitality knees-up and industry awards night has been cancelled for 2015.
September 13, 2015
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
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
September 9, 2015
A search and rescue exercise on Mt Taranaki has been judged a "worthwhile" success.
September 7, 2015
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 has been declared the nation's most beautiful city. But only two other cities put themselves up for the title.
September 1, 2015
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
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
"I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else."
August 26, 2015
Another wet day is on the cards for Taranaki.
August 24, 2015
Live at the Bridge Cafe & Bar
August 20, 2015
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
Two cars were set alight in a New Plymouth parking lot overnight, in what is believed to be a suspicious fire.
August 17, 2015
"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human."
August 13, 2015
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
A former Taranaki woman is breaking glass ceilings in the medical world.
August 9, 2015
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
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
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 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
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
July 28, 2015
Welcoming more immigrants to Taranaki may help the region address its looming population changes, according to one academic.
July 26, 2015
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
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
July 22, 2015
An offender got away with kilograms of gold coins after a New Plymouth laundromat was raided twice in four hours.
July 20, 2015
Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?
July 16, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
The storm that battered Taranaki recently is continuing to have an impact on the region's exporters.
July 14, 2015