South Taranaki Star

Snapshots of Hawera recorded

The forgotten stories of old Taranaki have been recorded for future generations.

Brass band's indoor gig

It is hoped that the third Hawera Hawera Brass Christmas Show will be the best ever.

Free lunch help sought

Volunteers are needed to ensure South Taranaki's free community Christmas dinner runs smoothly this year, but you had better bring your own potato peeler.

Have faith in Adopt-a-Family

Families are again being asked to reach into their pockets and help out someone less fortunate this Christmas as the Salvation Army prepares for its annual "Adopt-a-Family" scheme.

Two friends off to King's College

Two of Hawera's future sporting greats have scholarships at one of the country's leading secondary schools.

Recovery's long, hard road

Taking a short cut at work on a quad bike changed Andrew Fleming's life forever.

Opunake kindy wins award

A clean-green philosophy has won Opunake Kindergarten an environmental action in education award.

Stratford's attractions highlight toilet walls

Stratford artist Joni Smith has a prime spot for her work - the walls of the new Tudor-style public toilets on Broadway.

Ju-jitsu club builds on classes in Stratford

Brazilian ju-jitsu is a martial art that doesn't involve fierce shouts or kicking and punching, but it's powerful nonetheless.

Nurse practitioner sees need for more

Nurses treating and prescribing for patients could be the answer to Taranaki's GP shortage according to a local nurse practitioner - but more need to step up to the plate.

Birth options considered

Some Central Taranaki women are considering having homebirths after the sudden closure of Stratford's maternity unit, Te Whare Whanau, on Sunday.

Cancer diary book to help others

Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.

Youth, employers get radio advice on jobs

A new Access Radio show is answering the big questions about youth employment.

Troops feel welcome

Operation Kiwi Koru in effect

New Zealand forces are providing peacekeeping services to the people of Taranaki on exercises this month.

Dental care job up for grabs

dental cadet

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Raising the profile of Maori health in the community is the main aim of a six-month dental cadetship based in Hawera.

Dual awards recognise long service

Abigail Johns

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

The desire to be better than the rest has seen a Stratford woman awarded both her Queen's Guide and Queen's Scout awards.

Mountaineer memories

Robert Snowdon

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Robert Snowdon first climbed to the summit of Mt Taranaki as a 7-year-old boy.

Famous yet 'unknown'

Broken Hallelujah

He blends in around Stratford and may pass unnoticed but most residents have probably seen him on screen.

Honouring 100 years

plunket

CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Stratford Plunket is celebrating 100 years of caring for the community's babies and mothers.

Rose-tinted reading Special specs improve ability to see

eye

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Harrison Downs wears pink-tinted glasses when he reads.

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