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There be baby dragons

Taranaki is home for more than a dozen little bearded dragons.

US car show spotlights Taranaki

By ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki is to be showcased by one of America's most popular automotive TV shows, with an audience of at least 100 million.

Container bound for tsunami victims

By LEIGHTON KEITH - Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki's Samoan community is planning to send shipping containers full of goods to help those devastated by last week's tsunami.

Mining protesters say it with sand

A group of protesters opposed to the looming prospect of ironsand mining off Taranaki's coast took to the streets of New Plymouth on Saturday morning.

DNA testing at heart of Wallace appeal

New guidelines are to be issued about the use of a controversial type of DNA testing that helped convict Michael Wallace for the murder of German tourist Birgit Brauer.

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Crashes prompt warning

Motorists are being urged to slow down in wet conditions after three crashes in South Taranaki yesterday.

Passenger thrown from ute in crash

A passenger riding on the back of a ute is suspected to have broken his leg yesterday morning when the drunken driver of the vehicle ran an intersection in Waitara and crashed, police say.

Big trout for 7-year-old girl

Dravitzki bursts free to win News race

Eventful end to classic road race

Eventful end to classic road race Big scratch rider efforts, a strong head wind, an angry post-race spat and a national champion gaining the trophy he covets.

Fancy footwork from Penn

Taranaki rugby captain and prop Tony Penn copped a bit of ribbing from his mates after Saturday night's 38-10 win over Otago in New Plymouth.

Disciplined players perform

Injury turns spotlight on Morrison

Taranaki lifts top four chances

Taranaki lifts top four chances

Taranaki came back from a bumbling start to score a decisive 38-10 win over Otago in New Plymouth and, with it, bury the controversy of the past week.

Caterers wrapping up cafe side of trade

dairyland-slider Caterers Andrew and Angela Fage say they are reluctantly closing the Southgate Cafe on Hawera's southern entrance.

Stratford's shoppers rate Maudette tops

Maudette Brown just loves Stratford - and Stratford loves her in return.

Kina sustained

Taranaki's rugby future


Profit up, tough times ahead

Port Taranaki posted an increased annual profit, thanks to a jump in operations revenue.

Publishers take different tacks

Christmas must be close. The New Zealand garden book market has sprung into life and vegetable gardening is still red hot. Two titles landed simultaneously, both veg garden guides and both by younger women who represent the new face of gardening in this country.

All in this together

Positive messages and unity within whanau are the words Northland band 1814 are singing.

All round nice guy

Cheese maker part chemist

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A couple who plant tulips and trees for the beauty and to help the environment.

Shocking new claims over calves' deaths

Fonterra is still waiting on a MAF investigation of alleged cruelty to calves on a supplier's farm.

Kuriger keen to stand up for dairying

At no time in the history of the dairy industry has it been more important to have New Zealand dairy farmers united in an organisation which acts in the interests of the industry, Barbara Kuriger says.

Farmers need to get the best from fertiliser

Fonterra explains new proposal

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Riparian research

Scientists are reporting encouraging results from a South Taranaki stream.

New diesel Subarus

Late last year Subaru of New Zealand dipped its toe in the marketing waters with the launch of a limited number of turbo-diesel versions of its popular Legacy and Outback models.

Greener Commodores

At a media conference in Auckland on Friday, Holden New Zealand marketing manager Matthew Woodley announced that the Commodore had just undergone the most important change in its history.

California dreamin'

Loaded Mazda3

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Nomad of the highway

Why on earth would a car company name a new vehicle after a tribe of nomadic Iranian pastoralists?

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Editorial: What the big time is all about

Saturday night's "Fight of the Century" was an awesome reminder of David Tua at his big-hitting best.

Warnings must be given to be heeded

New Zealand's taxpayers invest millions of dollars a year on Civil Defence, and in return they should be entitled to emergency management procedures that are both effective and time-sensitive.

Value of man's life is poorly judged

A tale of intrigue, ego and pettiness


Boozy end to sad saga

Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face.

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Brutal conditions fail to slow North Harbour pro
Mastering weather key

Brutal was the only way to describe conditions for final round of the Taranaki Open.

Something for everybody

Stratford's Percy Thomson Gallery is mixing it up this week with two unique exhibitions.

Brewery's big day out

Oktoberfest celebrations gave Taranaki folk the chance to dust off their lederhosen.

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