Taranaki crop competition winners crowned

Teamwork and attention to detail has helped an Okaiawa family produce an award-winning fodder beet crop. Barry and Annette Orchard took out first place in the fodder beet category of Taranaki Federated Farmers’ crop competition. The competition...... Read More

Is this the ‘Naki’s most expensive wheelbarrow?

An Okato couple has the unique honour of owning Taranaki’s most expensive wheelbarrow. Jimmy and Catherine Lawn paid $750 for the piece of garden equipment at a heart-racing auction in Hawera. The auction was hosted by comedian Te Radar during...... Read More

Work to contain Taranaki myrtle rust

Work is underway in Taranaki to contain the spread of myrtle rust from a nursery in Waitara where it was confirmed yesterday. As with the nursery in Kerikeri where myrtle rust was first found in New Zealand, movement controls are in place restricting...... Read More

Councillor breached code of conduct

Stratford councillor Graham Kelly has been found to have breached Stratford District Council’s code of conduct. The breach was confirmed at the council’s Policy and Services Committee meeting on Tuesday. This followed an official complaint...... Read More

Cook St safety project progress

A road intersection in Marfell will be closed for eight days as part of an upgrade to improve pedestrian and driver safety in the New Plymouth suburb. From Monday, May 8 the Cook St/Omata Rd intersection will close to all traffic so that a raised threshold...... Read More

Inglewood to host annual Young Farmers ball

Taranaki’s young farmers will swap their gumboots for glad rags as part of a kiwi fund-raising drive this month. The annual Young Farmers ball is being held at the Inglewood Town Hall on Saturday, May 13. “It’ll be a great opportunity...... Read More

Savvy saver climbing Taranaki dairy ladder

A disciplined savings strategy is helping Shaun Neal progress through the dairy industry at a rapid rate. The 24-year-old is in his second season managing Simon and Gillian O’Connell’s 325-cow farm at Auroa. He was named Taranaki Dairy...... Read More

Council’s Innovation leads to national award

An on-going project to improve knowledge about cultural heritage sites in New Plymouth District has resulted in a national award. New Plymouth District Council has won the Innovation in Policy and Regulatory Development Category of the SOLGM Excellence...... Read More

South Taranaki crash leaves three in hospital

Mountain Road in Ngaere, South Taranaki, has been reopened following a collision between two cars earlier this evening that left three people in hospital. Police have confirmed that one person is in a serious condition after the incident. The crash...... Read More

Champions on show in Taranaki

The future stars of New Zealand and perhaps even world motocross will reveal themselves in Taranaki this coming weekend. The annual New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships are scheduled for the Taranaki Motorcycle Club's popular Barrett Road...... Read More