South Taranaki Star

Stars Past

A photo of Hawera CBD from the archives of the Taranaki Daily News.

Compiled from the archives of Taranaki Star's published 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

Market Day for kids and community

Organiser Gail Golding is excited about the upcoming inaugural Hawera Racecourse Market.

Market day raising funds for Kai Kitchen.

Stratford business scrapped

Bielawski Scrap Ltd owner/operators Phil Bielawski and his mum Shirley in the yard.

Stratford business put on the scrap heap.

Opportunity to centre self through martial art

Tai Chi and Qigong instructor Judith Lee is trialling classes in Hawera.

Tai Chi boost for better health.

Art award entries delve into daily grind

Opening all of the Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award entries is like opening Christmas presents for event organiser Cecilia ...

NZ artists value Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award.

State of the art new CCS building

CCS Disability Action life member NZ, South and Central Taranaki, June Tolland and CCS local committee member Ralph ...

Hawera's state of the art new disability-friendly support building was opened by disabilities issues minister Nicky Wagner on Wednesday.

Witt flexes Hawera muscles

Eltham's Blake Fergus pumps the iron watched by Alan Hughes (left) and Peter Lang.

 Students can get fit at Witt.

Stars Past

A view of Hawera's main street in the early 1900s.

Excerpts from publications of the Taranaki Star, written 25, 50 and 100 years ago and compiled by Cliff Hunt.

Kids cleaning coastline

Jason Prestidge, 15, Alsandro Broomhall, 7, and Keziah Prestidge, 10, are looking forward to helping clean up Taranaki ...

Teams of school children will scour Taranaki beaches in search of trash in a bid to restore the region's coastlines to their formerly pristine state.

Expo helps teacher

Coastal Expo organiser Helen Baylis will be selling her homemade products as well as offering holistic treatments at the ...

A list of local entrepreneurs will come together to help an injured school teacher recover from a major car accident.

Milking machine tech's new job

Dairymaster's exclusive train mechanic Brian Price takes a turn in the hot seat.

Stratford's Brian Price, a milking machine technician has an unexpected new job as a full-time locomotive mechanic.

Hoop lady on Taranaki tour

In2 Hula Hooping expert Bernadette Smith is visiting Hawera.

Christchurch's "Hoop Lady" Bernadette Smith is holding workshops around the region in a bid to bring the exercise craze to Taranaki.

New show with Latin twist

Julia Collier is hosting a new Spanish language Access Radio show.

Eltham resident Julia Collier is hosting a new Spanish language radio show is designed to bring Taranaki's Latin community together.

Stratford crop swap starts

Urban farmer Laura Bennett and two-year-old Harry hope people will come and exchange homegrown goodies this weekend at ...

Stratford is the latest community to set up a regular crop swap to share homegrown bounty.

Book helps others

Loma Tito, centre, with her children Jayden and Lacey.

Writing a book about the most agonising time in her life has helped a Hawera woman move forward.

Stars Past

Hawera's main street once looked like this.

Snapshots in time compiled using archived copies of the Taranaki Star, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

Cinderella Programme dresses up princes and princesses

Hawera Cinderella Programme coordinators Trista Linn and Rochelle Steer are searching for more dresses, makeup artists, ...

Project launched to give Cinderella's equal opportunities to get to Hawera's annual high school ball.

Tawhiti triumphs

Tawhiti School students Stacey Lodge, 9, Sadie Silbery,10, and Troy LeQuesne, 9, are excited they have won a visit with ...

Students at a Hawera primary school will get exclusive access to a living rugby legend when Richie McCaw visits them early next term.

Stars Past

Hawera with the Post Office on the right. (undated).

Highlighting stories from 25, 50 and 100 years ago, compiled every week by former Taranaki Star office manager Cliff Hunt.

Creating new starts through rap

START Taranaki supervisor Sam Galloway and some of the boys laying down tracks as they work to change their lives with ...

"We're flipping the status quo on it's head and saying 'this is a place where you can let go of some of the stuff you've been holding on to'."

The upshot of an injury

Phyllis  Malcolm president Manaia W.I. presenting toiletries to nurse Jocelyn Close at Hawera Hospital.

A fall, an ambulance ride and a hospital stay led a Manaia WI member to discover a unique patient problem needing attention.

Education model breakdown

Crews battle the blaze at Hawera Intermediate School.

Five education models have been tabled in the discussions for potential changes to Hawera's schooling structure. We break them down here.

Funeral home opens branch in Hawera

Abraham's Funeral Home manager Mark Baker is looking forward to opening their new premises in Hawera.

 Abrahams Funeral Home, a New Plymouth based business, is opening a branch in Hawera which focuses on individualising services.

Explore the skies with noted expert

Hawera Astronomical Society president Daniel Hovell with the Hawera Observatory telescope.

A meeting of minds will provide a unique opportunity for space novices to explore the skies, astronomy and history all at once in Hawera.

Tennis director was right

Maria Sharapova of Russia is well known for her screaming while playing a point.

OPINION: Raymond Moore was right that female tennis players don't deserve the same pay as men.

Tawhiti tries to score big with milk movie

Tawhiti School students Stacey Lodge, 9, Sadie Silbery,10, and Troy LeQuesne, 9, are hoping to score a visit with Richie ...

Tawhiti School students a movie they created for a competition will prove popular enough to score them a visit with rugby legend Richie McCaw.

Old reserve gets new status

Aroha Houston, Ngati Tupaia, and Aotea Utanganui education and events officer Rob Groat show Highland's Intermediate ...

"Wahi Tapu, you treat it with respect, it is sacred to indigenous people, to us as Maori," Aroha Houston, Ngati Tupaia.

Hari Krishna devotee's walk

Yasoda Dulal/ John Herbison in Stratford, South Taranaki as part of his pilgrimage around New Zealand.

Yasoda Dulal, also known as John Herbison, is walking to the beat of his own drum as he spreads a message around New Zealand.

Sharps celebrate 50-year marriage

Ian and Evelyn Sharp at home in Eltham.

After 50 years of marriage, Evelyn and Ian Sharp understand the meaning of "in sickness and in health" better than most.

Sifu shares knowledge

Tai Chi instructor Michael Clarkson is teaching classes at Kakaramea Hall.

 A tai chi sifu is teaching residents his favourite martial arts style in South Taranaki's tiny Kakaramea settlement.

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