Taranaki

Video blogger’s ‘Heels 2 Boots’ love story

Staring down the barrel of a camera, Sophie Brown is momentarily distracted by a noisy, low-flying plane overhead. The usually unflappable Taranaki farmer quickly tilts her camera skyward, attempting to catch a glimpse of the winged intruder. The...... Read More

Excitement growing ahead of All Blacks clash

It will be a welcome home party of sorts when Beauden and Scott Barrett run out with the All Blacks in New Plymouth tonight. The Barretts hail from Rahotu on the coast, and although Jordie is out with injury the Taranaki faithful are excited about his...... Read More

New NZ Young Farmers club for South Taranaki

A new NZ Young Farmers club is being established in South Taranaki. South Taranaki Young Farmers will provide a social outlet for young people and help develop future agribusiness leaders. “I reckon the club’s name better reflects the...... Read More

A year’s rain in 8 months, more to come

Tauranga has already has it annual quota of rain, in just eight months, but there is still more to come. Nearly 1400mm of rainfall has already been recorded for the region for the year to date, a figure which already shows up last year’s total...... Read More

Forgotten World Highway’s fate could be sealed

Residents of the remote central Taranaki settlement of Whangamomona are divided over a proposal to seal the last 12km of metal road on State Highway 43, otherwise known as the Forgotten World Highway. A report commissioned by the regional council says...... Read More

Taranaki home to the new goddess of gin

Many great things can be found at the foot of Mt Taranaki. Now the world’s second best region can add gin to its highlight reel, thanks to the newly released Juno Gin. Juno is the handiwork of husband-and-wife team Jo and Dave James. Two years...... Read More

Ambulance involved in Taranaki crash

An ambulance has been involved in a two-car crash in central Taranaki this evening. A police spokeswoman confirmed to Stuff that the crash happened at approximately 6:30pm close to the intersection of State Highway 3 and Radnor Road. It...... Read More

Boat skipper convicted in landmark case

In a landmark case, a Taranaki skipper has been convicted of manslaughter following the death of a passenger on his boat who was not wearing a lifejacket. Hamilton man Erka Xu drowned when his fishing buddy Teiron Jones' four-metre inflatable capsized...... Read More

Concerns grow for man missing after crash

Police have carried out an extensive search after a man went missing following a crash in Taranaki. Karl Roberts’ crashed vehicle was located on Uruti Road yesterday afternoon, however his whereabouts is still unknown as enquires continue. The...... Read More

Bull calf fundraiser helps next generation

Taranaki farmers are set to put their skills to the test to see who can rear the heaviest bull calf. NZ Young Farmers has overhauled its annual bull calf competition, which now has a $10,000 prize pool. It’s a major fundraiser for the 13 NZ...... Read More