New Plymouth

Trainer on a roll with Charlie Horse

Stacey Dougan’s winter of content with Charlie Horse continued at New Plymouth.<p>The Opaki trainer produced the progressive son of Zacinto to …

Sport (New Zealand)

Asia New Zealand Foundation in Taranaki to help businesses export to the continent

New Zealand's future is in Asia but most Kiwis don't know anything about the continent, an industry insider says.

New Zealand

'I'll hunt you down and kill you' threatens meth-addict wielding a machete

A Taranaki judge has jailed a man in the grip of a meth addiction saying his consumption of the drug was a "one way trip to hell".


Drunk Taranaki father admits getting son, 10, to drive

A Taranaki father has pleaded guilty to having his 10-year-old son drive for him because he was drunk.<p>The man was charged with neglect and appeared …


Son of Taranaki manslaughter victim awarded thousands by court

A woman who was convicted of the manslaughter of her husband has been ordered to pay his son more than $33,000 from his estate.


Jockeys' best for the weekend

A selection of New Zealand’s leading jockeys offer their best rides for the weekend and, where applicable, last week’s result.<p>Lisa Allpress New York …

Sport (New Zealand)

Girls' basketball team makes Taranaki history

Taranaki Girls' Under 17 Basketball Team coach Shay Haira and the tournament's Most Valuable Player, Caitlin O'Connell, 15, are now part of …

New Zealand Basketball

Former councillor, campground owner facing assault charges after incident at holiday park

A former Taranaki councillor and a campground owner are facing assault charges after an alleged incident at a Thames holiday park.


Ten-minute joyride in police car nets man four months home detention

GRANT MATTHEW<p>A police car was taken and dumped in a quiet New Plymouth street.<p>Stealing a patrol car from under the nose of a police officer and …


WorkSafe investigation following carbon monoxide poisoning in New Plymouth office block

A WorkSafe investigation is underway after five office staff in downtown New Plymouth were hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning from a …

Business (New Zealand)

Te Atiawa makes commercial move by snapping up land under police station, court house

Te Atiawa - Taranaki's biggest iwi and a multi-million dollar entity - now owns the land underneath New Plymouth's police station and court house.

Business (New Zealand)

Why there are so many $2 shops in New Zealand

<i>Dollar stores are everywhere and they have everything you need. There's an uncomfortable reason behind their abundance.</i>

New Zealand

Alleged gang member pleads not guilty to dinnertime attack

Police in New Plymouth after the alleged attack took place.<p>An alleged gang member accused of being involved in a mid-city, dinnertime brawl in which …


Taranaki company gets $950k from Government for hydrogen fuel project

Taranaki has been given an opportunity to become a leader in hydrogen energy instead of oil and gas.

New Zealand Politics

Man bites police dog after dramatic car chase

Police have appealed for information after they said a man bit their dog following a dramatic car chase.<p>New Plymouth Police in New Zealand allege a …


Tukpapa semi-final match loss causes pain for more than just rugby players

Zane Miller will support his workmate and New Plymouth Old Boys' rugby player Matthew Guthrie in the final, despite losing a semi-final bet when NPOB …

Sport (New Zealand)

Filly ready to show her class

Allan Sharrock is noticing a far more mature Tutta La Classe in training as the last-start winner prepares to take her campaign to black-type …

Sport (New Zealand)

Black Power president's daughter in court for revealing rape victim's identity

Gabrial Tiana-Lee Pepe Weston, the daughter of a Black Power boss, appeared at New Plymouth District Court on Thursday for breaching a court …


New Plymouth Farmers department store workers join national pay dispute walk out

Dozens of staff from the New Plymouth branch of Farmers department stores joined colleagues from about 50 branches around the country in a walk-out …

Business (New Zealand)

Experience and Talent in the New 2018 New Zealand High Performance Squads

Equestrian Sport New Zealand has announced the new high performance dressage squads, highlighting the growing baseline of both riders and horses for …


First trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson to complete Coffs Harbour to New Plymouth journey after two months

Kayaker Scott Donaldson who is attempting to cross the Tasman should reach New Plymouth tonight after leaving Coffs Harbour in New South Wales two …


Land on horizon for trans-Tasman kayaker

Land is on the horizon for trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson.<p>After setting off from New South Wales and spending weeks at sea he's tracking to …


First trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson arrives at Port Taranaki

Scott Donaldson has journeyed through six metre swells, sharks and lightning to become the first kayaker to complete a solo crossing of the Tasman …


Fog causes roll-on effect to Tauranga flights - The Bay's News First

<b>Fog which has caused flight delays and cancellations in Auckland is having a chain effect on some Tauranga flights.</b><p><b>Fourteen domestic regional flights</b> …

Air Travel

Trans-Tasman kayaker closes in on goal

Trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson could make landfall near New Plymouth within a week.

New Zealand

Man facing trial allegedly hid meth in his sock

A New Plymouth man is on trial for drug dealing after police allegedly found methamphetamine in his socks.


Plucky mare comes up roses at Awapuni

A return to handicap conditions paved the way for progressive mare Rosewood to regain winning form when she took out the feature flat race at Awapuni …

Sport (New Zealand)

Taranaki teens set to represent New Zealand on the world rock climbing wall

Matt Jones, 16, and Ariana van Lith, 16, from New Plymouth are off to represent New Zealand at the rock climbing youth world championships in …

Sport (New Zealand)

Staff track offender suspected of lighting suspicious fire at New Plymouth restaurant

Staff at a New Plymouth restaurant watched and tracked a man later arrested by police for allegedly setting the business on fire.


Cat who lost claws clinging to car grill space for 360km drive from Ngaruawahia to New Plymouth reunites with owners

New Zealand<p>Cat who lost claws clinging to car grill space for 360km drive from Ngaruawahia to New Plymouth reunites with owners<p>Source:<p>A "miracle car …

New Zealand