South Taranaki Star

Floral setting for arts day

Indie Kyle, 3, of Eltham, enjoyed some colouring in and craft out of the sun during Arts in the Park in Hawera on Saturday.

South Taranaki's annual Arts in the Park craft fair was a day for family fun in the sun.

Small town burglary spree

Police have increased their presence in Eltham to counteract a spate of burglaries.

Eltham is being targeted by burglars most nights of the week.

Volunteers help lift butterfly count

The Countdown Communities volunteers cover the swan plants for protection.

Nowell's Lakes now has lots of new swan plants and kowhai trees thanks to communities volunteers.

12 days up, 90 minutes back

Craig Martins and his son Harrison, 10, at Kalapatter, near Everest Base Camp.

A Taranaki father and son are planning to return to complete their Mt Everest trek cut short by injury.

Patea to get Neighborhood Support

Chairman Lionel Shaw and coordinator Wendy Foreman are looking forward to the next South Taranaki meeting.

After the first meeting in Hawera, Neighborhood Support is off to recruit in Patea.

Celebrations continue without a cake

Karen Christian and Maree Liddington sit atop their fallen 'Christmas tree cake' with memories from the past 15 years in ...

The Village Art Gallery of Eltham turns 15 during a very festive time of year.

Fitness junkie finds inspiration from group

Osteoarthritis diagnosis changed the focus but not the fitness.

Channel change at sea

President of South Taranaki Coastguard Gary Darnell, during a search in August for a missing man at New Plymouth.

Take note, the Coastguard's radio frequency has moved.

Youth clinician to fill a gap

Sandi Cummings is South Taranaki's newest youth support.

Counsellor of more than 15 years is excited to work with the youth of South Taranaki.

Family violence nothing to joke about

Students from Manaia Primary School placed their painted hand prints on a banner as a pledge against domestic violence.

Family violence taints society and is an indictment on us all.

No more trees from Hawera

Heather and Bruce Boyd have been growing, maintaining and selling trees for more than a decade with their wee dog Lachie.

Hawera's sole Christmas tree growers will not plant again.

White Ribbon Day a colourful success

Preventions worker Steph Walden painted Manaia Primary School pupil's hands so they could pledge against domestic violence.

Manaia Primary School pledge against domestic violence - and it's going to displayed for years to come.

Park receives spectacular feedback

David Bruce is ecstatic about all the positive feedback King Edward Park received.

King Edward Park has been given nothing but brilliant feedback since the Garden Spectacular

Beach patrols back

Fitzroy Beach surf lifesaver, Max Hardie Boys, on duty in January.

You can swim between the flags from Saturday - if the sea is warm enough.

Apprentice wins nationwide award

Jamie Noakes received his national award in Hamilton.

Hawera's Jamie Noakes has come out on top of 2,700 other New Zealanders, bringing home a national award.

Breaking the chain of cigarettes

Vincent Nuku gave up smoking 305 days ago.

Vincent Nuku is two months away from a year free of cigarettes.

It ain't easy being an MP

Whanganui MP Chester Borrows has been part of the Waitara lands bill hearing at Novotel Hotel in New Plymouth.

MP for Whanganui Chester Borrows outlines the thorny issues around the Waitara Lands Bill.

Looking forward to retirement

Kev Wright stands with his ceramic stone lens grinding tool that will "last another hundred years".

He came planning to stay nine months and 52 years later he's still in Hawera.

Opening parade a success

The 'tractor train' at the Egmont A&P Show opening parade.

While the sun shone and a variety of floats went by, it would be hard not to enjoy a parade on a November evening.

Pop up clothing store in Hawera

53 Streetwear creators Tim Preston, Joeb Cadman and Jordan Buchanan stand proud with their awards in hand.

Taranaki's Young Enterprise Scheme winners, 53 Streetwear, are having a three-day pop up shop.

An arty scholarship proposal

Artist Paul Rangiwahia sits in front of two of his works, each completely different.

Artist Paul Rangiwahia holds Hawera so close to his heart, he wants to use his art for good.

Scarecrow Festival comes to town

Shai-ann Kahui, Kasilk Phillips and Jasmin Rae sit with their, and their class mates developing scarecrows.

When 40 scarecrows come to town where do the birds go?

It's OK to call

Constable Simon Howard, Family violence co-ordinator, in Stratford.

"People are calling more, and more and more, and getting great service. We're starting to see the true harm out there"

Weedy wasteland war being won

Terry Tamakehu and Rob Groat beside one of the signs along the riverside walkway where the Patea Planting trust is ...

It's a horticultural war but they're winning it.

Art with a message

Sara Rogers, eldest daughter of the late Derek Parker Little, with one of his works at the opening of a retrospective ...

No end in Sight for artist's fears for environment and future.

Ship surfaces on Taranaki beach

A line of timber tips from a wrecked ship  has appeared at Opunake Beach recently.

Wild spring tides reveal the skeletal remains of a ship that sank nearly 150 years ago.

Former Inglewood chaplain awarded the Military Cross

100 Years Ago – 1916

Tankers don red noses

Cure Kids ambassador Harry Savage, 5, got to ride in a milk tanker when he visited  Fonterra's Whareroa plant to help ...

 Who nose what day it is on Friday?

Showtime at Waverley

Lily Bright, 8, and her calf Dudley from Rahotu, watch the action at the Waverley A and P Show on Tuesday.

It takes more than buffeting winds, squally showers and earthquakes to stop the fun at Waverley's annual A and P Show.

Seaside dump site likely to close

An old TV set lies among the piles of green waste at Patea Beach, dumped illegally in July..

A free green waste dump site is looking likely to close, after ongoing abuse by illegal dumpers.

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