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New Plymouth bar owners say they have noticed more unruly behaviour in the city since a council blunder meant the city's liquor ban is no longer enforceable.
After years of complaints, the avenue of alder trees lining New Plymouth's main street are undergoing a heavy trim before they get the chop completely.
After a four-year fight an energy sector watchdog has won a precedent-setting battle which could see safety buffer zones imposed around hundreds of oil and gas wells and dozens of petrochemical…
Jobseeker numbers in Taranaki shot up after lockdown and have remained high for months, but business representatives see signs of improvement.
A penguin conservationist says the stranding of a Tawaki / Fiordland crested penguin in Taranaki is an extremely rare event.
A steady stream of potential buyers - along with the merely curious - have taken advantage of the first open homes at the KiwiBuild project in the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell.
Allowed to watch their beloved Taranaki rugby side in the flesh for the first time this season, Bulls fans were left looking for a silver lining after they relinquished the Ranfurly Shield to Otago.
The custodian of the Rahotu Town Hall in Taranaki says a Provincial Growth Fund grant of more than $210,000 will be a godsend for the 130-year-old building.
Memories were shared, songs sung and tears shed as Mawhitiwhiti Kanihi Pā was farewelled at the weekend - in a style befitting one of Taranaki's most beloved dance floors.
Famously labelled zombie towns, regional centres are bearing up well through the Covid-19 crisis off the back of the rural economy and extremely low case numbers.
Taranaki teachers' hopes for the withdrawal of a $11.7 million grant to a private Green School have been squashed, at a closed door meeting with the Green Party co-leader.
Drilling companies entering the oil and gas industry in Taranaki should have their business case stress-tested strenuously, New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom says.
An oil and gas insider is warning that if an Austrian oil firm sells its share of a Taranaki oil field the taxpayer may foot a hefty bill for decommissioning.
Opponents of an application to renew consents for an oil and gas drilling waste processing operation in Taranaki say they are being asked to pay an "extortionate" amount for an independent hearing.
A South Taranaki iwi is wrestling with a nice to have problem - how to spend $3 million in government funding. Video
If it goes ahead, the hub will include a six-court indoor stadium, a hockey turf, and facilities for a range of other sports and activities including rugby, netball, football, volleyball, badminton…
A North Island brown kiwi rescued from a drainage sump on the side of State Highway 3, near Tongaporutu in Taranaki, is being described as a back-country battler, full of fighting spirit.
It's been revealed the Taranaki Green School at the centre of a political funding row has aspirations to create an 'eco-village' at its Ōakura site including 20 houses.
A tour of a business treating oil and gas drilling waste in Taranaki meant to soothe neighbours concerns about foul smells and environmental damage has ended up reinforcing their worst fears.
Green School chief executive Chris Edwards says the school applied for the funding in good faith. It's been "misrepresented", its reputation tarnished and turned into a political football, he says.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is distancing himself from an $11.7 million boost for a Taranaki private school after the National Party panned the taxpayer funding as "rank hypocrisy".
Taranaki teachers are fuming at a government decision to fund an $11.7 million expansion project at the privately-run Green School in Ōākura.
Associate minister of finance James Shaw says the project will "secure" 200 construction jobs and expand the school's roll to a level at which it would contribute $43m a year to the local economy.
A High Court appeal against the Mt Messenger bypass project in Taranaki has been told that a hapū group at the heart of the case does not exist.
A small group of protesters picketed the High Court in New Plymouth this morning in support of an appeal against the $200 million Mt Messenger bypass roading project.