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Cropped image of depressed man at the psychotherapist. Doctor is making notes while listening to his patient

Taranaki psychiatrist's outburst at mental health patient caught on video

She allegedly told a mental health patient rather than being suicidal she was "just atrociously behaved".

A police car was stolen in New Plymouth while the officer was arresting someone else.

Police car stolen mid-arrest in Taranaki

The officer was in the middle of arresting someone else.


No charges to be laid over death of seven-year-old girl

Police say the driver and company are not responsible for the accident.

Fleet Shakedown week.

HMNZS Endeavour to make last visit home

The Royal NZ Navy's support tanker will be decommissioned after 30 years of service.

The vehicle had come off the road down a steep bank.

Car rolls down bank in south Taranaki

A passenger has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

Sika deer (Cervus nippon) hiding in a wooded area during the day.

Deer illegally released into forests in '1080 protest'

The Department of Conservation says the freed deer carry health risks.

Susan Mouat has been sentenced to 11 months home detention.

Woman sentenced to 11 months home detention for manslaughter of husband

He died after falling down a flight of stairs.

Kevin Moore argues he doesn't need permission, because the home is on Māori land.

Gang member builds home without council consent

Kevin Moore argues he doesn't need permission, because the home is on Māori land.


Eight-year-old girl hit by truck in Inglewood

The young cyclist was killed after the accident on State Highway 3 near Taranaki.

Video of the moment has had more than 110,000 hits on Facebook in less than a day.

New Plymouth's Wind Wand lashed by lightning

Video of the moment has had more than 110,000 views on Facebook.

New Zealand flag and a gavel on a sounding block

Woman admits causing husband's fatal fall six years ago

A coroner had earlier ruled that death was an accident, but the case was reopened after the woman went to police years later.

New Plymouth was hit by heavy rainfall overnight

New Plymouth flooded by heavy rainfall

Slips but no damage after Taranaki hit by heavy rain


New Plymouth set to ban 'some' freedom campers

The proposal comes after the region was named the world's second best.

The local environment could be ruined.

The real impact mining will have on the seabed

Officials seem satisfied everything will be hunky dory as the Taranaki seabed is torn up. Are you?


Massive mining project off Taranaki gets go-ahead

Trans-Tasman Resources will be able to mine 50 million tonnes of iron ore sand off the coast each year.


Slip blocking SH3 near Urenui, Taranaki

State Highway 3 just north of Urenui is blocked by a slip, with no alternate route.

Flooding hit the New Plymouth CBD on Saturday.

Floods hit New Plymouth city centre

Several businesses have closed for the day.

The pit bull believed to be Yoza.

Dog put down after owner forced it to attack police

The pit bull, named Yoza, has been euthanised by the council.


'They were our men, our fathers and husbands'

The people of Parihaka waited more than 130 years for an apology.

Reggie the dog

Dog unscathed after falling down bluff

Specialist cliff rescuers had to be called in to save pig-hunting dog Reggie.