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Opponents of a proposed Taranaki wind farm have told a consents hearing that the project will have a huge impact on their lives.
A patched Black Power member laughed and yelled 'bring it on bitch' when his partner pulled out the pocket knife that killed him.
Whanganui's Castlecliff has transformed from a suburb in economic decline with a reputation for gang violence into a thriving community. Audio
A viable multi-million dollar redevelopment of Whanganui's Port is being stymied by a plan to introduce a ferry service to Motueka in Tasman, an investor says.
A council report has suggested moving 100 flood-prone houses from Whanganui's Anzac Parade, but residents say there must be another option. Video
The New Plymouth District Council is being urged to be up front about the millions of dollars it has earned from land stolen from Waitara hapu in the 1860s.
The dean of New Zealand's oldest stone church hopes to use a multi-million-dollar restoration project to do more to acknowledge the darker side of its history. Video
Opponents of a proposal to mine millions of tonnes of ironsand from the seabed off the Taranaki coast say the hearings process has been biased.
Faced with volatile payouts and ever increasing land values, some established dairy farmers are struggling to pass on the family farm.
The release of 36 North Island robins or toutouwai onto Mt Taranaki yesterday has been likened to an alien abduction. Audio
Children living today will be among the first people to witness the dramatic effects of climate change, a British geoscientist says. Audio
Offenders are setting up the Womad festival site in Taranaki as part of their community service work.
Pōhutukawa are being routinely killed in New Plymouth, and suspicion is falling on homeowners wanting to enhance sea views.
Thousands of submissions against a proposed seabed mining project in Taranaki are being ignored, opponents say.
A South Taranaki iwi has been painted as "haters and wreckers" by a company seeking to mine iron sands off the coast of Patea, it says.
Parihaka, the village at the centre of non-violent resistance to land confiscations in Taranaki during the 1870s, has rejected the cash on offer as part of a deal with the Crown.
The Qualifications Authority has lost confidence in the quality of education at Taranaki's Western Institute of Technology.
A Taranaki father jailed for killing his daughter held her down and forced her head into a pillow, suffocating her, when she wouldn't settle at bedtime.
The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth says it needs a dedicated budget of about $100,000 to keep its kinetic sculptures moving.
A completely separate reconciliation process - similar to that being used for Parihaka - has been suggested as a solution for historical grievances at Waitara in Taranaki.
The land was stolen so give it back - me hoki whenua mai - has been a constant refrain at a hearing into the Waitara Lands Bill this morning.
The man who exposed a New Plymouth councillor's social media rant suggesting the Māori language be left to die, says the subsequent apology was disappointing.
New Plymouth's elected officials have met following a councillor's Facebook post saying te reo Māori should be left to die, but they had more pressing concerns to discuss.
A New Plymouth district councillor who described te reo Māori as being "kept alive on a respirator" in a Facebook post is facing a backlash.
Three social work tutors at a Taranaki polytech have taken redundancy as part of an institute-wide staffing review, causing concern the course could be de-registered.