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Social media: the good, the bad and the ugly

OPINION: Social media helped students protest over climate inaction, and then a gunman to spread his message of hate.

Western Art Week author offers a bit of sass, class  Great Falls Tribune

Jessi Roberts opened her small boutique in New Plymouth, Idaho, in 2011. She has grown that business,Cheekys, into a "small town country girl."

Taranaki rallies for victims of Christchurch mosque shootings

Here's how you can support the victims of the Christchurch shootings if you live in Taranaki.

 18 Mar 2019 
Former Taranaki cop to be sentenced for stealing $486000 from his own hapū

A former police officer fleeced just under half a million dollars from a Taranaki hapū, it has now been agreed. Shaun Joseph Keenan will be sentenced in May for ...

 18 Mar 2019 
Candles light up Bell Block park at vigil for victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings

When one person of Muslim faith stood up, dozens followed at a candlelight vigil in Bell Block.

 18 Mar 2019 
Mountain biking: Hawke's Bay high flyer Brook Macdonald clinches second NZ downhill crown  New Zealand Herald

After finishing runner-up in three of the last four years, Hawke's Bay mountain biker Brook Macdonald claimed the downhill honours at the national ...

 18 Mar 2019 
Taranaki shares its messages of support in aftermath of Christchurch mosque shootings

Taranaki joins the nation in sending its message of love and support to the people of Christchurch.

 18 Mar 2019 
Former New Plymouth mayor walks unaided on beach 12 months after losing leg

Former New Plymouth mayor David Lean couldn't feel the sand between his toes on the beach, but he sure felt the pride in his achievement. Just a year after ...

 18 Mar 2019 
WOMAD festival: a ray of sunshine on a grim weekend  Radio New Zealand

Taranaki's annual world music festival WOMAD went ahead this weekend, despite the heartbreaking events in Christchurch. Chris Schulz was there to receive ...

 18 Mar 2019 
Jacinda Ardern shows resolve, empathy after mosque massacre  TRT World

New Zealand's 37-year-old prime minister is being hailed for displaying compassion toward Muslim families after a terrorist slaughtered 50 people, mostly ...

 18 Mar 2019 

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