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Man accused of biting New Plymouth police dog, slamming it into concrete wall

The dog is said to be recovering at home with his handler.

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Slips, power cuts in Wellington after overnight storm

Electricity is also out in parts of Taranaki and Whanganui.

Watch: Taranaki man talks about mystery illness that is eating away at his body

Matthew Ramsey has lost his job and health professionals can't agree on a diagnosis.

Heavy rain, gales, possible thunderstorms expected for central and southern parts of the country

MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the lower North Island and the western areas of the South Island.

1 NEWS’ Arrun Soma reports from Waverley – a town in mourning.

Waverley 'devastated' by crash that killed four of its residents

The South Taranaki mayor was in Waverley yesterday to offer support to locals following the horrific two-car crash on Wednesday.

Three alleged gang members charged after assault in New Plymouth

Three men, aged 17, 22, and 32, were charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Seven people were killed in the head on crash, with the sole surviving passenger fighting for her life in hospital.

Cause of fatal south Taranaki crash in which seven died remains a mystery

Family are gathering around the sole survivor at Wellington Hospital.

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Names and ages of all seven people killed in tragic Taranaki crash released by police

A Givealittle page has been set up to help pay for the funeral of eight-year-old Nivek Madams.

Four older friends among those killed in tragic Taranaki crash which claimed seven lives

The family of Ian and Rosalie Porteous are devastated by the news.

Allan Hickford said the firefighters did their jobs - but that seeing things like that take an emotional toll.

'Really, really difficult' - fire chief says crash that killed seven left emergency services shocked by what they saw

"The crew get asked lots of questions ... and that is really, really difficult for them," Allan Hickford.

Taranaki fluoride decision: 'We were just trying to do the right thing for our young people'

South Taranaki District Council has finally been given the thumbs-up to start fluoridating the water.

The accident near Waverley is the most deadly crash in New Zealand in more than a decade.

'We just heard a noise like boomph' - Residents saw steam coming from car after Taranaki crash in which six people died

A local couple say there was no screech of brakes before the crash near Waverley that killed six people.

A newborn baby was among those killed in the deadly accident before noon today.

New video shows the scene of South Taranaki crash which left six people dead

The incident occurred on State Highway 3 in Waverley, near Whanganui, this morning.

Leoni Matoe and Pete Abraham check on the puha at the Kii Tahi plant nursery in Patea.

Frozen Pūhā smoothie anyone? Iwi-run business takes top food award

The south Taranaki business received top prize at the Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards.

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Teenager who stole tip jar offered job by Taranaki restaurant owner

The 15-year-old girl returned the cash and wrote an apology letter that impressed the owner.

Driver dies as truck rolls in Taranaki, road blocked

Kohi Road at Waverley is blocked while police investigate this morning's crash.

Yarrow Stadium General View during the Mitre 10 Cup rugby match between Taranaki and Auckland at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth on Thursday the 13th of October 2016. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Taranaki Bulls given the green light to use Yarrow Stadium in reduced capacity for 2018 NPC

The rugby union announced earlier this month the ground was closed due to earthquake risks.

Watch: Tornado touches down in Taranaki as wild weather lashes the region

The tornado ripped the roof of a chicken coop as it hit Waitara this afternoon.

MetService's thunderstorm outlook for Monday June 18, with a rain radar image from about 9.10am.

Taranaki, Auckland, BOP in firing line as thunderstorms move across the North Island from the west today

MetService warns a "small coastal tornado" is even possible in Taranaki.

Unprecedented number of young male sperm whales stranding worries South Taranaki Māori

Thirteen whales have been found stranded in less than two weeks.

Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean has the latest weather update.

Thunder and rain warnings in place for Waikato, Taranaki, Nelson and Marlborough

Take a coat or an umbrella with you if you're out and about.

Slip closes state highway north of New Plymouth

NZTA is asking people to avoid State Highway 3 near the Mt Messenger Tunnel.

At least 1300 properties are without power in Taranaki after lightning strikes early this morning.

'It's actually shaking the house' - Lightning storm hits Taranaki causing power cuts

Electricity has now been restored to 1000 houses in New Plymouth.

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One person dies after ramming a cop car, then trying to escape police pursuit in New Plymouth this morning

The police say they tried to pull the person over around 12.30am after they were spotted speeding.

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