A real lifesaver

New emergency vehicle motors across the beach

Donations from a trust allow the Opunake Surf Life Saving Club to upgrade.
Opunake Surf Life Saving Club's new rescue vehicle.

Driving school safety

Police are on the look out for traffic offences near Taranaki schools.

Sellers ditch online auction sites

Kiwis are instead using social networking sites like Facebook for buying and selling.

Toy soldiers called to war

The former head of the Defence Force is recruiting wargamers to create a complex Gallipoli diorama.

Reserve a 'fire hazard'

Kevin Probyn is disgusted over management of the Meeting of the Waters reserve.

Family mourns a 'great man'

Tom Priest was a master of all trades who ran the well-loved Omata grocery store.

'Let's ask the community'

Mayor Andrew Judd is noncommital on extending the Festival of Lights.

NZ passports targeted

The reputation of a Kiwi passport makes it valuable for criminals and terrorists.

Profitable times ahead

Competing in dad's memory

A real lifesaver

Donations from a trust allow the Opunake Surf Life Saving Club to upgrade.

Former champs reach knockout stage

Five teams already qualified for knockout phase in Taranaki Open fours women's bowls tournament.

Winter edges McLean for senior strokeplay title

Fitzroy player is this year's Taranaki women's senior strokeplay golf champion after rounds of 74 and 72 at Manaia.

Central Stags upset Otago Volts to make one-day final

Mixed weekend for Boniface

Life couldn't be much sweeter for Dion Ebrahim

He is the man with the widest smile in all of Taranaki. Dion Ebrahim's world is humming along very nicely.

Low-equity home loans surge

A mortgage lending boom has helped the supply of low-equity home loans to almost double in one year.

Secret to success for Briscoes

Retailer says clever cost control is the reason for its double-digit profit forecast increase in the tough retail sector.

'Opt-out' charge probe could widen

Fonterra cuts milk volume forecast

Fraudsters' parole hearing deferred

Jailed finance directors Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas have had their first parole hearings deferred after an error was made with their eligibility dates.

Sexualised threats a real low

It's appalling how a Taranaki columnist was targeted after she mocked a Federated Farmers official.

My home, my castle

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is pressing for "home invasion" to be established as a specific offence with a mandatory 10-year minimum jail term.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

Good news and bad

Watchdog asleep at switch

The FMA's strategic risk outlook lists seven priorities that directs the authority's work in licensing, supervision, compliance and enforcement.

Goodbye Hyundai i45 - welcome back Sonata

Hyundai new new seventh-generation medium-sized sedan was once the Sonata and then i45, but is now Sonata again.

What he does with the shadows

Australian Raymond Crowe has adults and children spellbound by his shadow puppet show.

Making sparks fly

Hyundai hints at future ute

Soprano's thank you to fans

New Plymouth's soprano Bryony Williams will give a special one-off concert to thank her many Taranaki supporters and fans.


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Tech tips to enrich a blind person

Gene Gibson loves technology - it's a vital part of his daily life.

Teddies with a mission

Tireless campaigner against child abuse Carolyn Cragg is the Taranaki Star's Central Taranaki person of the Year for 2014.

Toy library seeks books

Taranaki Toy Library is seeking donations for its secondhand book market for children.

Stretching out to help charities

Now people can stretch out for a good cause.

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