The lure of exotic friendships and an opportunity to change the world led to an award for Joceyln Terry of Hawera.
The Stratford Seventh day Adventist Church will soon have a new home after months of work.
New Zealand's gruelling Ironman event proved to be just the ticket for a group of South Taranaki athletes.
An untapped pool of funding is waiting for the right beneficiaries to wade in.
Kaponga's tireless volunteer is pulling back from a busy life of campaigning to put her own health first.
Patea Area School student Chavez Broughton has been chosen for the New Zealand under-15 mixed touch team.
A carefully managed diet, six cardio sessions a week and a projected 5 per cent body fat has an Eltham man hoping he can take out the top spot this weekend.
A couple are singing the praises of Hawera Hospital's ED after experiencing a life-threatening situation.
Stratford poet Hamish McFarlane has just published his first volume of the poems that he's been writing for 20 years.
The Taranaki Electricity Trust is to sell the Maryann rest home complex to Age Care Central for $6.3 million, recouping all the money it has invested in the home and the dementia unit.
A new initiative that provides school books to all students is leveling the playing field at Manaia School.
A secondary school training programme is planting the seeds for a solid future in the primary sector.
An outpouring of support and kindness has a Kakaramea family giving thanks for small communities.
It's promising to be a big weekend for Taranaki's petrol-heads.
A community fundraiser to bring state-of-the-art angiograph equipment to Taranaki was launched in Stratford last week.
Kaponga's volunteer fire brigade has never been better equipped, thanks to the acquisition of a top-of-the-line thermal imaging camera.
Hawera's newest midwife is hoping to breathe new life into the town's maternity services.
The thrum of horse power and the stench of motor oil will be strong next week as Americarna rolls into two South Taranaki towns.
A live museum of harvesting and farm life from early last century, including equipment from Central Taranaki, will be in action at Brixton this weekend for vintage hay day.
Normanby's killer overbridge is finally for the chop after years of campaigns, broken promises and political posturing.
A small beach settlement will be transformed into the scene of an epic rivalry next weekend.
South Taranaki's only bovine-themed cafe is closing its doors.
A Taranaki fundraiser will stare death in face in order to raise money for a local hospice.
A former Hawera High School head boy is making waves in the electricity market, co-founding a company that aims to do things differently.
Eltham's youth have a new $100,000 hangout space - the town's skate park.
A teddy bear has been bestowed with the name of Stratford's mayor.
Gene Gibson loves technology - it's a vital part of his daily life.
Tireless campaigner against child abuse Carolyn Cragg is the Taranaki Star's Central Taranaki person of the Year for 2014.
A mud pit, rocks and bushy trees are keeping 45 pre-school children entertained.
Top Australian and New Zealand high jumpers will put their moves to the beat at Hawera's Jumps to Music event tomorrow night.