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Whanganui Prison report card: Prisoners 'feel safe from violence'  New Zealand Herald

Inmates at Whanganui Prison generally feel safe from violence and intimidation, a report has found. The Office of the Inspectorate this week released its ...

New Plymouth hosts international darts tournament  Stuff.co.nz

The family atmosphere of darts is helping the sport grow in popularity, Taranaki Darts Association president Brent Holswich says.

Suspicious house fire in Taranaki under investigation  Stuff.co.nz

Police and fire safety officers are investigating the cause of a house fire in rural Taranaki on Saturday night.

Your weather: Spring showers, but at least it's drier than yesterday  New Zealand Herald

It's a typical spring day today for most of the country with patchy showers predicted along with dry sunny spells. Keep an eye on the washing, especially if you're ...

Scepticism and enthusiasm for new gun laws as buy-back figures approach 20000  Stuff.co.nz

Gun owners hand in 20000 firearms since Chch mosque attacks as new laws stir mixture of enthusiasm and doubt.

 14 Sep 2019 
Mitre 10 Cup: Classy Steamers beat Taranaki in New Plymouth  Newshub

The Bay of Plenty Steamers have put together an impressive performance to beat Mitre 10 Cup championship rivals Taranaki 31-17 in New Plymouth. Taranaki ...

 14 Sep 2019 
Pack a raincoat and umbrella: More rain this afternoon  New Zealand Herald

Showers will arrive in Auckland this afternoon, and heavy rain is possible.

 14 Sep 2019 
National Portrait: Lance Girling-Butcher - from newspapers to advocacy  Stuff.co.nz

Lance Girling-Butcher went blind 13 years ago but that doesn't stop wife Ali from asking him to light the fire.

 14 Sep 2019 
Is New Zealand racist as  Stuff.co.nz

British colleagues are "a bit gobsmacked" NZ doesn't collect hate crime data, says Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt.

 14 Sep 2019 
Woolimina the lamb has New Plymouth rest home wrapped around her little hoof  Stuff.co.nz

Woolimina is immensely popular with the residents - somewhat less so with the cats.

 13 Sep 2019 

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