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2008-10-02 15:00:30

After 10 weeks on dry land the fishing boat Gleaner was put back in the water at Port Taranaki marina in New Plymouth last night. The 15-metre boat suffered major hull damage in July when it broke its moorings in heavy swell and smashed into rocks before coming to rest on Ngamotu Beach.

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By WINDER, Virginia This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEW Zealand is the land of plenty.

2008-09-29 14:41:11

By MAETZIG, Rob This week, the Government awarded nine new petroleum exploration licence blocks covering half of Taranaki. Awarding these licences guarantees a big increase in seismic surveying and exploration activity.

2008-09-24 15:00:56

T WO stories in yesterday's paper confirmed what many of us have been thinking for some time: that Taranaki is ideally placed to ride out the financial storm sweeping the globe. And maybe come out of it a little ahead.

2008-09-24 15:00:56

A BONANZA of oil and gas exploration activity is set to take place throughout Taranaki, with explorers poised to spend at least $100 million conducting seismic surveys and drilling wells.

2008-09-08 15:00:42

By PRICE, Vicki This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ------------------- TARANAKI'S young people used to dance. They used to dance a lot.

2008-09-05 15:00:30

By HUMPHREYS, Lyn A BUREAUCRATIC loophole has meant about 1700 people in Taranaki are missing out on the Government's cut-price extension for all subsidised medicines.

2008-09-05 15:00:14

By EVANS, Ryan LAKE CONCERNS * Future water allocation from upstream areas, including Stratford's water supply. * Lower lake levels affecting the area's natural character and recreational activities on the lake. * Altered river flows below Patea Dam. * A negative impact on fish.

2008-09-04 15:00:17

MEET the Locals is the theme for this year's Conservation Week. It will celebrate local species, places and the Taranaki environmental groups protecting the region's wildlife.