South Taranaki Star

Chai guru takes to Hawera stage

Jacob Rajan onstage as Kutisar.

A theatrical tale examining the contradictions of current India's mix of tradition and modernity is coming to the stage in Hawera.

Youth hang out growing with teens

Hawera Youth facility coordinator Jacqueline Potroz is enjoying watching the centre grow.

 "I think the kids are just knowing that it is open, when it is open and they're telling their friends and it is slowly building."

Demolition paves way for 'green space'

An artist's projected image of the new Campbell Lane.

"There has been a lot of work gone into the planning and preparation, so it's fantastic to see that all coming to fruition"- Bizlink chairman Gary Brown.

Hawera mother working hard to get fit

Tash Phillips is enjoying her journey to a slimmer self.

Mother's death spurs Hawera woman into losing weight and getting fit and healthy.

Elderly intimidated by strangers asking questions

Door-knockers claiming to be conducting a health survey in South Taranaki have not been sent by the Taranaki District ...

Bogus health survey could open doors to thieves.

Busy bees thriving in early year classes

Carlos Healy, 5, drives his classmates around in their make-believe car.

"When they actually come to us they're quite excited to learn because its not forced on them all day"- Jacqui Beare, Tawhiti School new entrant teacher.

Celebrations recognise youths, employers, volunteers

South Taranaki District Council Youth To Work Awards organiser Marcia Haigh and Community Awards coordinator Michelle ...

The 2016 South Taranaki Community and the Youth to Work awards are open for nominations.

Pre-election reports prepare potential seat-holders

South Taranaki District Council's deputy electoral officer Jan Johnston with the new councilor information booklets.

 Nominations open on Friday July 12 for anyone interested in becoming a councillor, community board member or even Mayor.

Thieves capitalising on lazy locking-up

If your TV looks like this you should be safe. Thieves are targeting modern 50 inch or larger televisions.

At least five televisions have been stolen during a spate of burglaries in the last two weeks, Hawera Police area manager senior sergeant Kyle Davie said.

Everybody loves a good idea in hindsight

06-07-16 PHOTO Alexander Turnbull Library
Presentation of petition against homosexual law reform.


Nicholson's are tops

Nicholson Photography, Hawera, staff Calvin and Fiona Nicholson and Robyn Duggan-Jones.

A long standing family business won South Taranaki's Top Shop award for 2016.

Stars Past

An undated archive photograph of Hawera's High Street.

A nil increase in rates for the 1991-92 financial year was approved by the South Taranaki District Council, 25 years ago in Stars Past.

Creatures of the night

Rotokare environmental educators Jen Puckey and Melissa Jacobson are looking forward to hosting night tours at the sanctuary.

"It's another way of giving back to the community, sharing what is going on here and it is a completely different experience to coming out here during the day."

Tea cup cash helps

Hawera Hospice Shop volunteer June Davis and manager Ngakiri Antonovich with items for the upcoming fundraising auction. ...

A tea set, a limited edition Mount Taranaki print and a christening pedestal are all going under the hammer at an upcoming auction.

Beauty and history in eye of beholder

Chester Borrows at the  Ngaruahine, Historical Deed of Settlement held at Te Ngutu O Te Manu reserve in Okaiawa.

 OPINION: They say that achieving racial harmony can be compared to playing the piano.

Putting pups through paces

Christiane Schmidt's dog at the Taranaki Sheep dog Trial show ring championships in Hawera at the A&P show grounds, 2014.

Country competition brought to townies at eighth annual Taranaki Sheep Dog Trial championships in Hawera.

Teen girls anti-bullying camp

In person or online, bullying intensely impacts on the victims.

Anti-bullying camp aims to empower teen girls and steer them away from negative behaviour while creating positive support networks.

Quality tobacco pleases soldiers at the front

An undated photograph of Hawera's High Street from the Taranaki Daily News archives.

In this week's Stars Past the Overseas Club is credited with providing servicemen with quality tobacco.

Horse pulled carts and flying cars crossing centreline

Aotea Utanganui- Museum of South Taranaki district archivist Cameron Curd at the "Across the Centreline" exhibition.

Aotea Utanganui's newest exhibit "Across the Centreline" explores South Taranaki's history of transportation.

Gardeners wild with thieves

Hawera Foodbank volunteer Barbara Hurcomb and chairwoman Hazel Robinson are disappointed thieves would jeopardise the ...

"Somebody's pinched something that was donated by charity which pisses you off," Denis Hurcomb​, Hawera Foodbank garden overseer, said.

Growing great orators

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Ruanui satellite wharekura students Tuheimoa Maruera, 14, and Aiesha Kahui-Heke, 13, are ...

A South Taranaki satellite wharekura is challenging other secondary schools to join them at next year's Manu Korero speech competition.

West visits Hawera

Graeme West at the Graeme West league tournament held in Hawera on Monday July 4.

"Kids should be able to play the different sports and make their minds up. It's great to see that this is what they're doing," said Graeme West, former league player.

Former KFC queen now fitness junkie

Rachel Rae takes a moment to relax before heading out on a run.

Rachel Rae talks about her life changes in the fourth instalment of this new Taranaki Star series about a group of Hawera people taking responsibility for their own health.

Haircuts help sick baby

Viva salon owner Darnelle Buckland will cut as much hair as she can in a bid to help a Hawera family cope with life with ...

It won't be a world record but it will change lives.

Creative fibre exhibit offers more

Bernice Mitchell with a turquoise tunic "Aquamerino" and a red and black vest "Love Me In Red Too" which won the Teri ...

"This is such an exciting opportunity for crafters as the traders whose products they may never have seen before are bringing their products right to our town."

Hikoi highlights racist abuse

Students from St Mary's in Stratford accompany mayor Andrew Judd on the hikoi to Parihaka.

If you stand for nothing, you fall for anything.

New owners, same faces

McCallum's Paper Plus current owners Janice and Dallas McCallum with their son and the  future owner of the business, ...

 Hawera business changing hands but staying within the family, Aaron McCallum takes over Paper Plus Hawera on Friday July 1.

Midgley Mini back on top

Hawera's Stephen Midgley with his championship winning Mini.

Two years after a devastating crash, a Hawera man is back on top of the New Zealand Super Mini Challenge racing scene.

Programme success relies on mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentee Caleb Mapp, 13, and his mentor Doug Hutchinson accept each other for who they are.

Mentors make life better for kids.

Thieves welcome

The Donation Station Hawera founder Rochelle Steer is enjoying setting up the new premises.

" It shouldn't be looked upon as a negative, it is a positive. This will allow us to grow and provide better for our community," Rochelle Steer said.

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