South Taranaki Star

New sights at seaside

Artist Luther Ashford painting a mural on a structure at Patea Beach's Mana Bay.

Artists are painting a mural on the public facilities building at Patea's Mana Bay.

Hawera water tower re-opens

South Taranaki District Mayor Ross Dunlop and STDC properties facilities manager John Sargeant are looking forward to seeing the Hawera Water Tower used again.

Strengthening work has been completed and the Hawera water tower is open to the public again.

St Joseph's presbytery on the move

St Joseph's Church parish priest Tom Lawn, St Joseph's School principal Cath Clough and parishioner Phil Waite are looking forward to the upcoming changes onsite.

A Hawera parish priest has moved into a flat in a bid to help support the growth of the town's Catholic school.

Schools budgeting for free education

Ramanui School students Ariana Graham, 8, Owen Ngaia-Hall, 6, and Ayla Cadwallader, 5, got their new school books for free.

Genuine no cost education available at two South Taranaki schools.

South Taranaki trio join charity ride

Nicola Luxton, Ernie Blom and Jo Gibbs will cycle 1358 kms with the Joe's Garage Charity Cycle Riders.

Cyclists breaking down barriers and building up charities with annual cross-country ride.

Brothers on winning streak

Ajay, 8, and Davi, 11, Jordan are storming through the New Zealand youth motocross events.

Hawera's Jordan brothers are battling for top dog status in competitive motocross circuits.

Hawera hosts honey

Hawera's Neil Walker, Manuka Research Partnership Limited chairman.

Manuka honey production focus of upcoming industry seminar at Hawera's TSB Hub.

Hawera's most accessible shop

Hawera Hospice Shop manager Ngakiri Antonovich is excited and delighted the store has been recognised.

Hawera op shop wins award for being most accessible in town.

Old joker plays the race card

Winston Peters with Orewa Rotarian Bill Earwaker.

OPINION: I wonder why people choose to make their outlandish speeches in Orewa.

Supermarket site for development

The former New World Hawera site will be redeveloped.

Hawera's abandoned New World supermarket building has been sold to a group of developers.

City schools v rural schools

Zack Radford, 10, enjoys BMX riding and grooming prize-winning calves.

Is a New Zealand education well-rounded, resourced and bursting with opportunities, no matter where our kids go to school?

Foundation welcoming funds

A new endowment fund has been set up in Taranaki.

Te Karaka Foundation formed, based on community foundation model of gifting for the community.

Carmela's charitable cycle challenge

Carmela Snooks with the gear she hopes will support her cross-country mission.

A Hawera woman aims to ride 3000km in 30 days in a bid to raise $3000 for child cancer charity Canteen.

Holiday entertainment ideas

Owen Ngaia-Hall, 6, from Hawera splashes around in the surf at Opunake Beach.

A fun, family friendly list of things to do during the last few weeks of the school holidays.

Nomadic lifestyle suits some

Gavin MacKenzie at the Whangamata Gypsy Fair.

Former Inglewood man lives life on the road, hasn't mown lawns or paid power bill for more than 16 years.

Community support celebration

Cassie Dymond, 13, plays ping-pong at the Patea Youth Trust.

From humble beginnings, Patea Youth Trust throws open doors to celebrate growth.

Patea patrollers keep community safe

Patea Community Patrol chairwoman Megan Dymond with volunteers, Gary Murphy, Simone Byron, Steven Marshall, Trish Rudolph and Amber-Shaye Waters.

Patea's new community patrol group needs more members to help ease volunteers' load.

Jumpers rock out in Hawera

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2016 Jump to Music at Hawera's Hicks Park grounds.
Ashleigh Bennett, Hawera, leaps into the triple jump pit.

Photos taken at the annual Hawera Jump 2 Music event, the only of its kind in New Zealand.

Hawera Intemediate move delayed

Contractors are working hard behind the scenes to ready transportable classrooms for use at Hawera Intermediate School's South Road premises.

Delays to building work mean that Hawera Intermediate students will need to report to Hawera High School on the first day of term.

Love story began with a note

Margaret and Johannes Bezuidenhout believe their relationship was meant to be.

Johannes Bezuidenhout spotted his future bride across a crowded school corridor as the students marched single file from classroom to classroom.

Youth choir gives one-off show

Hawera singer Lydia Weir.

Hawera will host New Zealand's premier youth choir later this month.

Steering Koha Shed support busy work

Koha Shed and Kai Kitchen founder Rochelle Steer.

It's time to announce the Taranaki Star Person of the Year for 2015. We sifted through last year's editions for candidates who had made a positive difference in the community. 

Whistleblower alleges gas leak cover-up

The Rimu Production site in Taranaki

Origin Energy insider alleges unreported leaks at company's New Zealand operations.

Fast response vessel stationed in Patea

Coastguard South Taranaki senior skipper John Linn, president Gary Darnell and Paul Plumtree with the new towing vehicle and IRB destined for Patea beach.

Coastguard stations fast response vessel in Patea to cut down time taken to reach emergencies.

Crop swappers start up in Hawera

Krystel Watts and Linda Howson are part of a keen group of gardeners sharing their produce each month.

A spirit of " generosity and fairness" underpins Hawera's new crop swapping venture.

Charity aims to unite kids and fathers

Parents may not get along with one another but a new charity is working to ensure both parents stay in their children's lives.

A public meeting in Hawera may help open a new charity in Hawera that focuses on fathers.

Shop accessibility reviewed

Ally Bell, Pak N Save Hawera, and Keryn Roderick, Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre Trust, talk about the shop assessment process.

Access to Hawera shops assessed in a bid to make it easier shopping easier for disabled.

Clients get a lift with St John

St John Health Shuttle volunteers, from left, Lynn Hutchinson, Cathy Finch, Patsy Mahony, Lester Bulmer, Allan Cockburn and Don Hunt. Absent, Mike Lavery.

St John introduces second shuttle with wheelchair access to popular health shuttle service.

Sun shines on Patea

Photos taken at the annual Patea Christmas Parade, Friday December 4.

Hundreds lined the streets to watch Patea's annual Christmas parade.

Little Fighters choose Alexus

Coastal boxer James Langton meets Alexus Makea, 5. The proceeds of fundraising at Langton's Hawera Rumble fight on December 12 will be donated to Makea's overseas operation fund.

Support for a small, sick Hawera girl is so strong that more than 100 people nominated her for a recent competition.

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