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NEW PLYMOUTH — The addition of Jetstar flights to the Taranaki region have smashed passenger records at New Plymouth Airport.
Why do people compare Air NZ and Jetstar? Jetstar is a low cost carrier, Air New Zealand isn't, states Michael Riley.
OPINION: When you board your next flight with any airline, you might be having a bad day, for whatever reason.
TARANAKI — Hundreds of Taranaki passengers have been affected by the airport's closure this afternoon due to heavy winds and severe weather conditions. Flights departing to Wellington and Auckland with Air New Zealand had been cancelled for the afternoon.
NEW PLYMOUTH — New Plymouth Airport management have confirmed passenger numbers have dropped by more then 1000 passengers in 2015 compared to 2014 statistics.
Jetstar has announced passenger numbers in Napier and Nelson have soared by more than 14%.
NEW PLYMOUTH — New Plymouth Airport is the first regional airport in New Zealand to have a second terminal building, as Jetstar Airways prepares for its inaugural flight to arrive from Auckland on Monday.
TARANAKI — OPINION: For years I have been a complainer.
NEW PLYMOUTH — OPINION: Taranaki is just 31 days away from experiancing lower airfares, and more air competition as Jetstar prepares to take on the region on 1 February 2016.
Jetstar Airways is taking New Zealand by storm by coming into regional NZ and beginning new destinations such as Napier, Nelson, Palmerston North and New Plymouth.
TARANAKI — Jetstar Airways has announced they have successfully installed a brand new terminal building specifically for the orange airline at New Plymouth Airport.
NEW PLYMOUTH — An young 18 year old election candidate is going on a nationwide tour of New Zealand before New Plymouth goes to the polls in late 2016.
NEW PLYMOUTH — Calls for extra security flying domestically within New Zealand have been given the tick of approval by New Plymouth District Council election candidate Michael Riley.
A New Plymouth family are terrified to leave their home at night after an neighbour was heard mowing their lawns late on Sunday night.
Qantas-owned Jetstar is offering the cheapest deals from Auckland to New Plymouth for just $29.
NEW PLYMOUTH — The Taranaki region has a lot to celebrate coming to the end of 2015 as three new airlines take to the nineth busiest airport in New Zealand - New Plymouth Airport.
NEW PLYMOUTH — A Taranaki election candidate has swiped out at the government for being a “thorn in the backside” while controlling New Plymouth City Airport.
TARANAKI — A New Zealand bus driver's out of the ordinary actions leaving the bus to help an elderly woman patron across the street is being widely praised on social media.
NEW PLYMOUTH — A 17 year old Taranaki student who has confirmed his candidacy for the New Plymouth local body elections has announced airport development will be a key focus of his campaign.
NEW PLYMOUTH — Yesterday 17 year old Taranaki student Michael Riley announced he would be standing in the New Plymouth District Council local body 2016 election.
WELLINGTON — A Maori Party MP believes The Mixed Member Proportional system (MMP) allows too many opportunities for our politicians to achieve power with a disproportionate number of Members of Parliament.
TARANAKI — A local Taranaki politician is asking for phone app Snapchat to be banned in the New Plymouth District.
TARANAKI — BREAKING NEWS: 3News have confirmed a Taranaki oil rig has been made to close down after oil prices have taken a hit to the industry. More soon.
NEW PLYMOUTH — Reports are flowing in that Former New Plymouth Mayor Harry Duynhoven is running for the New Plymouth District Council, again.
NEW PLYMOUTH — LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing fluoride back to the water supply is becoming a hot topic in the New Plymouth District.
NEW PLYMOUTH — There have been a string of car accidents across Taranaki this week, and Youth in Politics New Zealand Adviser Danielle Niwa said its time to be more careful.
Local woman and former Kaitake Community Board member Teresa Goodin has declared her intention to put herself forward as a candidate in the upcoming New Plymouth District Council by-election.
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