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First blackface, now Confederate flags.

Why this New Plymouth District Councillor won't stop flying the Confederate flag

Murray Chong says complaints about the flag, and the Hawera blackface debacle, are missing the point.


Stall spotted selling golliwogs at Hawera A&P show

It comes after the parade featured people in blackface


Hone Harawira calls for vigilante justice over blackface parade

The Hawera Mt View Lions Club said it was just celebrating cultural diversity.

How likely is it that you'll win the Lotto?

Lotto: Taranaki family walks away $12 million richer

"We feel incredibly, incredibly lucky."


Major search underway for man missing in North Taranaki

Karl Roberts went missing in August, 2017.

A Newshub report on the IPCC findings.

Calls for Govt to spend surplus on zero carbon goal

The Mayor of New Plymouth said 20 percent of it should be allocated to the transition to clean energy.


Diver dies in Pihama, Taranaki

The friend he was diving with is uninjured, and is being supported.

The game's popularity has prompted a warning about the dangers of addiction.

Taranaki school bans students from discussing Fortnite

The principal says the school cannot ban the game entirely.

The sun shines bright in the daytime in summer. Blue sky and clouds.

Balmy weather marks the start of daylight saving

"A lot of Aotearoa is looking good."

"We've seen some promises of some funding and it's yet to eventuate."

Government has 'no plan' for oil and gas changeover - Mayor

"We've seen some promises of some funding and it's yet to eventuate."

The High Court overturned Trans-Tasman Resources' application to mine iron sands from the South Taranaki seabed in August.

Trans-Tasman Resources mulls High Court appeal over Taranaki seabed mining

The High Court overturned its application to mine iron sands from the seabed.

truck crash

Woman hospitalised in Taranaki crash

Her car and a truck collided just before 8pm on Friday night.

The High Court has overturned an application to mine ironsands from the South Taranaki seabed.

High Court throws out Taranaki seabed mining application

Opponents are calling it a "huge win for the oceans".


One dead after Taranaki school bus crash

The 69-year-old driver has died after the bus drove into a ditch.

Taranaki Base Hospital.

Gunshots heard, man hurt at Taranaki Base Hospital

Police are looking for several men after an altercation in the hospital carpark.

Kiniviliame Naholo scored two tries on debut.

Kiniviliame Naholo stars in debut

The brother of All Black Waisake was a standout in college rugby.

A police uniform.

Man dies after tractor crash

The vehicle rolled on a Taranaki farm.

Tinirau St in Whanganui.

Manslaughter charge over Whanganui death

Daniel Gooch, 56, was found lying on the road unconscious, and died a few weeks later.

Working dogs in Australia

Bugger! MPI's tightening of dog on ute law

One farmer is rubbishing the change saying "it's ridiculous".


Taranaki man goes on ridiculous crime rampage

He allegedly crashed two cars, broke into a house and bit a police dog in a single night.