South Taranaki Star

Study for 'Slave' wins Hawera art award

Lysaght Watt Art Awards evening, Self-Portrait theme, 2015 at Lysaght Watt gallery, Hawera.
Awards judge Gaelen Macdonald and the winning item, Meredith Marsone's Study for 'Slave'.

A small and yet powerful painting has won first prize at the Lysaght Watt Trust Art Awards.

Demand grows for free school lunches

Koha Shed creator Rochelle Steer with some of the children's packed lunches.

Hungry tummies are being satisfied with a big helping of community caring every school day.

New chef adds to Swiss-Kiwi flavour

Sera and Markus Hojdelewicz and chef Fiona Phillips, left, are the welcoming team at the Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge and Cafe

There is more than a touch of Swiss to the hospitality at the Dawson Falls Lodge.

Touched by Suicide re-established

A group supporting families and friends, Touched By Suicide, is restarting in Hawera.

A support group for those dealing with the suicide of a loved one has been re-established in Hawera.

Small town prospers

There's only one empty shop between the roundabouts in Stratford now, unlike a year ago.

Stratford's main street is bustling with business, a far cry from a year ago.

Latta talks raising good kids

Psychologist Nigel Latta.

Navigating the complicated teenage world and its landscape is the subject of a talk by a nationally recognised parenting guru.

Sweet results for Social Sector Trial

South Taranaki Social Sector Trial manager Melanie Loft.

A programme to help South Taranaki's young people has been extended by a year.

Acknowledgment of Alton Anzacs

Alton Coronation Hall committee secretary/treasurer Jacq Dwyer and chairman Harvey Gibbs with the new memorial boards.

Two rolls of honour finally hang in Alton's Coronation Hall, commemorating the lives of South Taranaki community's soldiers.

Brave Stratford Guide still inspiring others

Denise Wicksteed with her parents Denis and Sheena on the day she received her medal in 1961.

A young Stratford girl's courage is inspiring people more than 50 years after her death.

Rolling stone gathers plenty of moss

One of the Gooch's Bedford buses from the 1970s.

When Alan Gooch was a young man working on his father's farm near Midhirst, a neighbour told him: ''A rolling stone gathers no moss."

New supermarket boosts Stratford jobs

Feats lead facilitator Helen Cook and Countdown Stratford manager Shaun Wall with some of the learners on  a course that may net them a job in the new Countdown supermarket.

More than 80 jobs are being created in Stratford and a similar number in New Plymouth by  two new Countdown supermarkets.

Immunisation week success

Six week-old Kymarnee Thompson-Wilson, held by his mother Tina Thompson, is immunised by a Ngati Ruanui Healthcare nurse.

Kymarnee and his twin brother Ricco were two of the 35 people who were immunised at Hawera's Ngati Ruanui Healthcare on Thursday March 23 as part of their annual Immunisation week promotion.

Sharing the love

From left, Tisha Weston, 8, Constable Rebecca Dearing, Piki Weston, 10, and Mike Seaver.

A Hawera girl has paid forward kindness after her dreams came true.

Hawera athletes to compete at Oceania champs

Hawera Athletics Club members from left, Ed Fern, Ashleigh Bennett, Greg Werder, Arnold Fage and Jason Cressingham.

Five athletes will represent Hawera and New Zealand at a major international event early next month.

Students raise funds for Marshall memorial shelter

Hawera High School teacher Pauline Hurley with a photograph of Lee Marshall at a school cross country.

Students will use their athletic abilities to power a fundraising effort at Hawera High School  this year.

Gadd memorial unveiled

Brian Gadd with the memorial for his father Jack Gadd unveiled at Hawera's King Edward Park.

A dedicated and caring man was remembered when a memorial for Jack Gadd was unveiled in Hawera.

Education to take root at Turuturu Mokai

Onsite Education tutor Bruce Findlay, Aroha Houston of Ngati Tupaia, Onsite Education tutor Trish Davidson and voluntary clean-up project manager Milton Whareaitu.

Hosting a new training programme will bring new life to Hawera's Turuturu Mokai reserve.

Weston girls catch a sweet ride

Tisha, 8, and Piki, 10, Weston with their new bikes.

All's finally quiet on the Weston front, the sisters are too busy riding their new bikes to bicker.

Once a day milking way to go

Greg and Hannah Topless, with Faith, 3, of Strathmore, Taranaki, will host a farm visit during the  national once-a-day milking conference to be held in Taranaki in June.

Milking once a day has proved a great move for family life as well as the farm figures for Strathmore dairy farmers Greg and Hannah Topless.

Stratford swimmers do well

Joshua Gilbert, second from right, excelled at the swimming championships in Sydney

Joshua Gilbert, 13, of CMK Stratford Flyers represented New Zealand at the Australian Age Group championships in Sydney recently.

Physio says farewell after 26 years

Stratford Physiotherapist Marie Moir is retiring after 26 years.

Friday is Stratford physiotherapist Marie Moir's last day in the role she's held for 26 years.

Laying the pipes for success

Apprentice plumber, Chris Baylis, of Houghton's Plumbing, Heating and Gas.

A Hawera apprentice is laying the pipework for a successful career, winning the New Zealand's top future plumber's award.

Hawera's A&P Show changes

Egmont A&P Show committee president Wayne Bigham at the grounds.

Children rejoice, the iconic annual Egmont A&P Show parade is back.

Theft upsets family

Piki and Tisha Weston have helmets but no bike to ride.

Light-fingered louts have robbed a 10-year-old Hawera girl of her new bike.

Rare peace award

Friendly force: Hawera's Jocelyn Terry.

The lure of exotic friendships and an opportunity to change the world led to an award for Joceyln Terry of Hawera.

Parishioners provide new church

Renovation team: Pastor Bruce Mason with some of the team from the Stratford Seventh Day Adventist Church who are renovating a building on Paige St in Stratford for use as a church and community drop-in centre.

The Stratford Seventh day Adventist Church will soon have a new home after months of work.

Rookie ironmen 'ordinary people'

Ironmen: Ben Ritchie, Justine Stewart, Liz Jones, Tracey Bourke and John Kahu all completed the gruelling New Zealand Ironman event recently.

New Zealand's gruelling Ironman event proved to be just the ticket for a group of South Taranaki athletes.

Trust struggles to give money away

Hawera's Selwyn Metcalfe is chairman of the NZ Community Trust regional advisory committee.

An untapped pool of funding is waiting for the right beneficiaries to wade in.

Shirley's done her bit

Moving forward: Kaponga's Shirley Hazlewood, QSM.

Kaponga's tireless volunteer is pulling back from a busy life of campaigning to put her own health first.

Chavez picked for NZ team

One of the best: Patea Area School student Chavez Broughton has been chosen for the New Zealand under 15 mixed touch team.

Patea Area School student Chavez Broughton has been chosen for the New Zealand under-15 mixed touch team.

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