South Taranaki Star

Large delegation heading to IronMaori

From left Rachel Rae, Hiria Tamarapa, Hannah Ngarewa-Packer will be competing in the Napier IronMaori 1/4 triathlon.

Despite the difficulties, working mothers find time to train for 1/4 IronMaori event in Napier.

Retiring to help more

Glover Anderson.

Hawera's Glover Anderson retires as District president but will continue helping RSA members.

Hamana first Maori soldier to die in England

United States president Lyndon Baines Johnson visited New Zealand 50 years ago.

100 Years Ago – 1916

Bombshells ready to drop

Bombshells director Clive Cullen and four of the actresses, from left, Jane Lawrence, Zoe Snowdon, Lorraine Wilkie and ...

The bombshells are primed and almost ready for their adoring audiences.

Quilts on show

This patchwork quilt car cover will be displayed in Stratford during the regional show .

The complex world of quilting will be displayed at an upcoming regional show.

Three years to get the job done

Chester Borrows says new councillors will find pace of change is very slow.

The local body elections are over and the dust is settling. Those who were never interested, about 60 per cent of the eligible voters have already gone back to sleep but reserve their rights to grizzle in spite of the fact they never got off their collective chuff to bother voting.

Mother leads by example

Deanne Werder-McCrae decided she needed to get fit to set an example to her children..

Gym members inspire and support each other in quest for fitness.

Hawera Intermediate, one year on

Hawera Intermediate School principal Craig Simpson, staff and students are celebrating one of resilience.

Hawera Intermediate staff and students are celebrating their strength as they mark the first anniversary of the fire which destroyed their school on Thursday October 13, 2015.

South Taranaki continues to lose men in war

100 Years Ago -  1916

Wealthy Germans move to Belgium to buy food

Hawera's Railway Tavern welcomed visitors to the racing club's spring meeting.

Germans find their money is no good at home so they move to Belgium to buy food.

Searching for belle and beast

Sam Turner is excited to direct Hawera Repertory's 2017 Beauty and the Beast production.

Hawera Repertory will stage the 1991 Disney adaption of the classic tale "Beauty and the Beast" in 2017.

Stratford library open

Stratford Mayor Neil Volzke unveils the lightbox wall featuring in the town's new library.

A four year project to rejuvenate Stratford's town library culminated in a grand opening ceremony. Over 24,000 literary works are available at the town's brand new library for its 7000 members.

Services satisfy locals

Stratford District Council customer service team members Daniel Stieller, Julie Erwood, Dixie Farley and Tracey Cartwright.

Stratford residents are super satisfied with their little slice of regional paradise.

Pictures painting a thousand words

Artist Bianca Mitchell with Amanda Hewlett's "All at Sea without a Paddle" and Margaret Scott's "Rock Pool Study", two ...

A Patea woman is using art to draw attention to seabed mining.

Novelist to give talks

Paul Feenstra has written two historical fiction books based in Taranaki.

Emmy-nominated sound engineer Paul Feenstra and New Zealand novelist will host a number of South Taranaki book talks.

Grown up battlers needed for little fighters

Little Fighters trustee Sarah Silver is looking for help supporting Taranaki families.

Trust gives families fighting chance to cope with illness and stress of paying bills.

No need for Tarzan

Jane Lawrence and Brian Priest, 55 years ago and today.

The story of Jane and Brian continues with Jane's tale of an exciting life spent at home, including being robbed at knife point.

Quitting smoking the first step

Carolyn Kara put her self out of her comfort zone so that she could be healthy.

Caroline Kara wanted to watch her grandchildren grow up, so she decided it was time to make some changes.

Reunited after five decades

Jane Lawrence and Brian Priest, 55 years ago and today.

After 55 years of travelling the globe, backpacking and being set upon by pirates, love has finally brought Brian Priest home.

Spectacular fireworks on show

Guy Fawkes is coming and the annual Fireworks Spectacular is a safe way to experience it.

South Taranaki, get set for some serious pyrotechnic explosive fun when the More FM Fireworks Spectacular takes place on Saturday 15 October at the Egmont A & P Show Grounds in Hawera.

Club sowing seeds for the seeded

Tennis club captains Michelle Cornish and Tobi Hipp are looking forward to seeing the two all-weather courts resurfaced ...

Hawera Tennis and Squash Club is upgrading their grass courts as they prepare for a major tournament.

Young speaker wins inaugural trophy

Brody Powell-Robinson, 11, holds up his Altrusa Literacy Award trophy.

Novice speaker Brody Powell-Robinson✓​, 11, is moving up in the speech-making world.

Village of volunteers needed

Pioneer Village volunteer co-ordinator and train driver Raewynn Hodge.

Pioneer Village has about six regular helpers but volunteer coordinator Raewynn Hodge said more were needed to keep the facility functioning and looking tidy.

Markets liven up Friday nights

Old-fashioned Friday night collective organiser Jacqui Francis is excited to  live in Hawera.

An Aucklander moved South is starting a Friday night flea market in a bid to liven up "happy Hawera".

Cautious support for tertiary hub

Phil Nixon speaks to a gathering about the Tertiary Education Centre concept.

A dedicated south Taranaki tertiary education centre concept is receiving cautious support from currently funded providers.

World War I taking toll of South Taranaki servicemen

Locomotives like this transported South Taranaki men to camp before leaving for the front in War I.

Good news and bad news from World War I battlefields for Taranaki families.

Maori leader learns more from failures than successes

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

Ngati Ruanui kaiarataki Debbie Ngawera-Packer is one of the founders of Ki Whanau Gym.

Fair perfect book worm fodder

There will be even more books on offer at the 2016 fair.

Taranaki's biggest book fair to be held over three days in Hawera. Organiser Jill Williams says there will be at least 20,000 books on offer.

Doctors discover small town paradise

Mountainview Medical's two new doctors Ulrika Oras and Charlotte Holmquvist.

Hawera's two new Swedish doctors are surprised and delighted by the town's hustle and bustle.

Message behind mural

Phil Jones works on the detailing of a jellyfish.

New Plymouth artist Phil Jones is painting a concrete building in Opunake into a work of art with an electricity safety theme.

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