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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.

Contaminated water

E. coli found in South Taranaki water supply

Council staff are telling Waverley residents to boil water.

Myrtle rust: More sites infected by disease

The newly confirmed infected sites are all in Taranaki.


Where Cook will hit and when

Animated map predicts the path of the eye of the storm.


Explosion rocks Taranaki beachfront

Emergency services are on their way to an explosion in Tataraimaka, Taranaki.


Taranaki's 'Sharky' feeding stray dogs in Thailand after pimp life

NZ Most Notorious: Taranaki's 'Sharky' is feeding stray dogs in Thailand after retiring from being a loan shark and pimp.

Mt Taranaki from space

Far out: Epic shot of Mt Taranaki from space

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet says it's "a perfect circle emerging from the green forest".


Relief after tourist found on day two of search

A 19-year-old German woman hadn't been seen since Monday


Wild wedding weather: Aftermath of the after-party

It's like rain on your wedding day - but a lot more destructive.

William Sayles missing teen supllied

Police search for missing Taranaki teen

Williams Sayles hasn't been seen since January 6.