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Earlier this week, only 24 percent of Taranaki Māori were fully vaccinated while just under 40 percent of the general population had both jabs - two of the lowest rates in the country.
Taranaki has rolled out "aunties power" as it ramps up efforts to boost the Māori vaccination rate in the province.
Official emails reveal the Taranaki District Health Board worried crew members could die and a humanitarian crisis unfold on deep-sea fishing vessels with Covid-19 on board which had contact with the…
There's been a bittersweet reaction to a King Country man and his three children walking out of the bush alive with many asking how could the situation have arisen.
Trans-Tasman Resources has lost its Supreme Court bid to overturn a decision preventing it from mining millions of tonnes of ironsands off the coast of South Taranaki.
New Plymouth's vaccination centre threw out the appointment book and put on breakfast for anyone getting a jab between 7am and 9am.
An initiative to get people vaccinated against Covid-19 in New Plymouth this morning using the lure of a free bacon buttie is being hailed a success.
The revelation after the agency said no roosts or potential roosts of the endangered long-tail bat would be disturbed before the Mt Messenger bypass got the green light.
In an effort to boost vaccination rates the Taranaki District Health Board is adding a bit of sizzle to help make getting the vaccine a bit more appetising.
Horticulture is making a comeback in Taranaki, where avocado and kiwifruit orchards are being planted in numbers not seen since 1988.
Neighbours of a controversial composting and worm farming business in North Taranaki have had their noses put out of joint by a regional councillor questioning whether their olfactory organs are…
The boss of a New Plymouth vet clinic is being hailed as a conservation hero for being the go-to-guy for nursing injured native birds back to health.
Energy bosses say proposed legislation, designed to tighten rules around the decommissioning of oil and gas wells, risks creating a shortfall in electricity generation.
An iwi representative at the Taranaki Regional Council has accused its director of resource management of blocking proper consultation of consents applications.
Many ethnic groups outside Tāmaki Makaurau used to picking up home-made delicacies at community events or religious gatherings, still have to wait for alert level 2 for their favourite "takeaway"…
People living along Surf Highway or State Highway 45 in Taranaki have generally welcomed the shift to alert level 3, although most will barely notice the difference.
Whānau at the isolated Parihaka settlement in Taranaki say they are well set up to keep vulnerable members of the community safe during lockdown.
There were mixed feelings amongst essential workers finally able to get the Covid-19 immunisation at a mass vaccination event in New Plymouth today.
Working from home during lockdown might free up time for a little DIY or more time with the children, but for other workers its business as usual, or even busier than ever.
A 100-year-old was among those vaccinated against Covid-19 on the remote Taranaki-King Country boundary at Mōkau today.
Barriers have gone up at the entrances to many popular parks and beaches in New Plymouth as authorities try to discourage people driving across town to exercise during the level 4 lockdown.
Hundreds braved showers and a long queue to attend a scaled-back rural mass vaccination event in Stratford today.
Dozens of people have taken advantage of a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Waitara in North Taranaki, set up to boost immunisation rates following Auckland's Covid-19 outbreak.
Māori health providers in Taranaki fear misinformation spread via social media is partly to blame for the poor vaccination rates among Māori in the region.
A council report recommends against a proposal for New Plymouth to introduce one-hour free parking in the CBD in exchange for an extension of paid parking until 7pm.