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St John ambulance.

Child, 10, injured in incident at dam in Taranaki

The child was taken to hospital by helicopter.

Murray Chong.

New Plymouth councillor apologises for saying he was ashamed of singing anthem in te reo

Murray Chong's comments prompted a petition calling for his resignation and he was censured by the mayor.

Murray Chong.

New Plymouth mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem

Murray Chong made the comment on a Facebook post naming "a song they are ashamed of singing".

The water quality improvements are largely down to the work of volunteers.

Taranaki swimming hole contamination dismays health officer

Looked at from a population health point of view, Dr Jarman said it was a significant problem.

Oakura School trappers, from left, Imogen Webber, 10, Alex Juffermans, 11, Samantha Bentall, 9, and Hannah Dixon 11.

Army of volunteers join war on pests in Taranaki

They're snapping up thousands of traps in an ambitious initiative to eradicate predators from the mountain's ring plain.

One person critically injured after car hits bank in Taranaki

The incident occurred on Mangatangi Road, in Waverley, at around 8.50pm.

The US President has put on notice any nations looking to oppose the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

New leads on water theft in Taranaki

Thousands of litres of water has repeatedly disappeared from Midhirst's supply on numerous occasions.

New Plymouth SPCA investigating after man blows smoke into kitten's face in attempt to get it 'stoned'

A video of the incident was posted to Facebook and the New Plymouth SPCA is investigating.

Police emergency scene

One person dead after crash in Taranaki

The two-car vehicle crash happened on State Highway 3, near Inglewood.

Camera still show the robbery of a New Plymouth Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut employee injured by machete during New Plymouth robbery

The masked man was recorded running away from the New Plymouth restaurant and jumping into a car.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern accuses Simon Bridges of having no 'credibility on numbers' during KiwiBuild debate

The PM wasn’t happy with Mr Bridges assertion that New Plymouth KiwiBuild homes are $100k over the median house price.

Man fighting for life after two attacked outside Hawera pub

A 29-year-old was critically injured and a 24-year-old seriously injured in the incident on Friday night.

02:13
Witnesses say there was a stunned silence as the Hawera Mt View Lions Club float made its way down the street.

Blackface float was awarded second place by Taranaki parade judges, prize later removed

South Taranaki mayor said "it would have been inappropriate" for the prize to stand.

Armed offenders squad involved in arrest of 27-year-old man in Palmerston North

The man will face firearms charges over an incident that took place in the city last night.

Trio arrested, meth, cash, luxury vehicle seized in Taranaki police operation

A commercial premises on State Highway Three has been cordoned off and searched.

00:11
The drivers were the only people in the vehicles when they collided near Waitara.

Two dead in overnight crash near New Plymouth

The drivers of both vehicles died at the scene.

Diver dies after getting into trouble off Taranaki coast

The man was shore diving with another at Pihama this afternoon.

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in central Palmerston North last night

Emergency services called to property at around 9.30pm.

03:46
New Plymouth's 2n’5 Shop has delighted children for a staggering twenty four years.

NZ's first $2 Shop calls it quits as competition bites and lease up for renewal

The New Plymouth store was the first of nearly 50 franchises, and countless knock-offs.

One person dead after Taranaki crash involving truck and car

Police say the incident took place between Joll Road and Petch Road, Hurleyville.

03:14
Around 18 months ago a Waitara woman came to Fair Go with a unique problem.

Fair Go: Relief at last for Taranaki woman who went two years without a flushing toilet or sewage system

Around 18 months ago Vicki Gundensen came to the TVNZ1 show with a unique problem.

03:03
Tamati Rimene-Sproat is on the case after the Labour MP's piece of political theatre.

Tracking down New Plymouth youth MP candidates after Andrew Little's 'hip' appeal

Seven Sharp is on the case after the Labour MP's piece of political theatre.

Police hunt man over Taranaki Hospital carpark shooting

A man received gunshot wounds in last month's incident.

05:23
It’s not just councils that are going ape over guerrilla gardeners.

What's wrong with a bit of DIY roadside berm beautification?

It’s not just councils that are going ape over guerrilla gardeners.

Police car

Gang headquarter raid leads to arrests over Taranaki hospital carpark shooting

A man received gunshot wounds in the incident at the start of last month.

Olivia Renee Keightley-Trigg.

Man charged with dangerous driving over Taranaki crash that killed 18-year-old

Police confirmed Olivia Renee Keightley-Trigg from Waitara died in the early morning crash.

06:03

Fair Go: This New Plymouth man is at loggerheads with his council over the berm

A planter box is the cause of contention. So what's the problem?

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