Taranaki

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

New Plymouth home port for new navy tanker

New Plymouth District Council is welcoming the Navy’s decision to name New Plymouth as the home port of its replacement fleet tanker, HMNZS Aotearoa. The $493million HMNZS Aotearoa will be the biggest and most high-tech ship the Royal New Zealand...... Read More

Wetlands to be protected

A large section of remnant wetland rainforest on the border of Egmont National Park will be protected with fencing, thanks to funding from New Plymouth District Council. The land will be protected under a QEII covenant and will broaden the biodiversity...... Read More

Steer clear of ticket resale sites: NPDC

New Plymouth District Council is urging the public to steer clear of ticket resale sites when purchasing tickets to Yusuf/Cat Stevens at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands in December. Tickets had already gone up on global ticketing site Viagogo at phenomenal...... Read More

Fitzgerald is ready, willing and able

He may have contested only half of the races in this season's recently-completed New Zealand Superbike Championships, but Taranaki man Hayden Fitzgerald can still count his abbreviated campaign as a major success. The New Plymouth man signed up...... Read More

New Plymouth airport terminal to expand

New Plymouth is to get a larger airport terminal to cater for increasing passenger numbers. The original terminal was built in 1967 to cater for approximately 50,000 passengers per year and today’s passenger numbers are more like 420,000. The...... Read More

New addition to Brooklands Zoo

The public will have an opportunity to name a new baby capuchin monkey born at Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth this week. The baby was born to mother Dixie in the early hours of Monday morning as part of an international breeding programme for capuchins...... Read More

New Plymouth school property projects underway

Soil turning ceremonies this week marked the start of two education construction projects in New Plymouth, at Spotswood College and the wharekura Te Pi’ipi’inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea. Spotswood College is getting a new $2 million learning...... Read More

Rural Sportsperson of the Year

Taranaki woodchopping champ Jack Jordan has won the title of Young New Zealand Rural Sportsperson of the Year at the 2017 Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards. Held in Palmerston North last week, the awards are considered the ‘Halbergs for the...... Read More