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Andrea and Max Hoegh are spending their honeymoon eradicating possums in Taranaki.

Couple spend honeymoon eradicating possums

"I can't think of any other way I'd want to spend my honeymoon."

New Zealand's "impossible" Predator Free 2050 goal blasted by academics.

Over 5000 traps set in Taranaki to restore biodiversity

"The benefits we'll see are more birds and more native wildlife and healthier plants."

Watch: Toto arrived at Tauranga Airport on Tuesday where they were greeted with a pōwhiri/

Fans say Toto gig marred by 'scraps in the front row' and boozing

The 'Africa' hitmakers even stepped in to cool things down.

What things are more likely to happen than winning Lotto?

Lotto results: $22.3 million Powerball jackpot won

It's a very happy New Year for one lucky Kiwi.

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.