South Taranaki Star

Key players shine for Sharks

Southern Sharks'  Brent Flanders successfully kicks a conversion in the rugby match against Stratford.

It was another successful weekend for Southern rugby and its four senior sides. With most players coming from a short four-day work week they were ready and primed for some local action.

Gallery full of town connections

Maree Liddington reajusted David Sattler's photograph called "East Egmont" which is on display at The Village Gallery.

A gallery has an exhibition on display which once helped found it.

Prejudice illustrates ignorance

The Whanganui River has carried the "h" for years.

Racial prejudice is born of ignorance and adds nothing to the well-being of people.

Manaia mother led fight for women's health

Fanny McHugh played a vital role in the health and well being of women both in New Zealand and overseas.

More than 100 years on the district can look back and be proud of a woman of great influence. 

Gentle art of self-defence yields three medals

Rhiannon Tito, 14, Marley Kerehoma, 8, Leo Kerehoma, 10, and coach Clayton Kerehoma were very proud of their results.

 Three South Taranaki children used Brazillian tactics to gain national recognition for the town.

Govt suggests Anzac Day move to April 23

Tineke Bouchier and Selwyn Toogood hosted television quiz show It's In The Bag. Toogood was in Hawera to give away gifts ...

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Next generation farmers competiton

Teen-Ag competitors will be competing in various competitions on Saturday at the TSB Hub, Hawera.

The competition that can set children up for their farming futures is coming to Hawera.

Church turn art gallery

Karen Christian as an artist was inspired by the stained glass and has her work on display at Eltham's Village Gallery ...

Eltham's All Saints' Church is being admired for its stained glass that tells a biblical and crafty story.

Junior neighborhood support helps others

Whetu Wirihana-Tawake of Ramanui School worked on the up-and-coming community garden.

A neighbourhood support group is introducing primary school children to real life community values

A Good Friday pilgrimage

The Combined Churches of Hawera completed a Walk of Witness, carrying a cross. They started at Hawera Baptist and had ...

A group of Hawera Christians remembered Good Friday by re-enacting Christ's last journey.

From school to real life

Joeb Cadman, Tim Preston (pictured) and their friend Jordan Buchanan started the clothing brand 53 Streetwear at school, ...

The young men who started a business during the Young Enterprise Scheme at school are now struggling in the real world.

Sir Graham Henry coming to Stratford

The Stratford High School Netball Touring Team for 2017

A rugby legend will help make money for a school netball team

Extreme snail mail

The mystery letter which is clearly stamped  August 15 2014 then February 7 2017.

A letter arrived more than two years after it was sent from Perth to Taranaki.

Boost for agricultural study and Christian camps

Many members of the Taranaki community have been given parts of the grant

Gym the glue that binds the family

Val Nicholas, left,  and Sarah Pene, right, are focused on getting fit together.

A family that exercises together, stays fit together.

New landfill project starts

A new regional landfill will replace New Plymouth's Colson Rd facility that is nearly full.

Work will begin on Taranaki's new regional landfill soon, starting with the road in.

Powhiri lip-service lesson

Te Ahu Rei delivers his hongi message that one way is the right way.

When a teenage Te Ahu Rei was caught kissing at a powhiri, his grand aunt gave him a public dressing down.

Hihi back in Taranaki

A flash of feathers as a male hihi leaves his transporting box for a new life in Taranaki.

The 'stitch stitch call of the hihi is being heard again in Taranaki after 130 years.

Seamless move for Witt students

Kaumatua Sandy Parata speaks at the Hawera campus powhiri.

Kaumatua and iwi grateful for Witt investment in young people.

Youngsters cannot see the relevance of voting

In the last election 37 per cent of the 18 to 24-year-olds who enrolled to vote didn't bother to vote.

Many teenagers do not understand the importance of voting.

Reef project event goes swimmingly

Members of the reef project team: Bruce Boyd and Karen Pratt the project leads,  Richard Guy secretary of the South ...

The South Taranaki Reef Project has held their first event and received plenty of feedback.

Safety days are coming

The Neighborhood Support crew prepare for their big days out. Back: Constable Rebecca Sherie, committee member Ian ...

And they'll be full of fun. +

US goes to war

American president Woodrow Wilson entered the White House in 1912 and in 1915 declared war on Germany.

100 Years Ago – 1917

Athletic success for high school

Hawera High School athletics champions.  Back: Rowan Anderson and AJ Newton. Front: Lara Hockly, Alana Ryan and Ellie ...

Hawera High School recieved 54 podium places at the Taranaki Secondary Schools Sports Association (TSSSA) Athletics Sports.

Local overseas success

Michele Lynch, 36, wrote a book after she made changes to her family's diet and now she's sharing it.

A Hawera-born woman did something that changed her children's lives, and now she's helping others.

New seats for new development

Normanby and District Lions Club President Tony Madgwick said there is already one new park bench seat in Hawera's King ...

King Edward Park is developing further and seats have been donated

First stop Vanuatu, last, South Taranaki

Kayla Hazeldine plans to be back in Hawera working once she's finished studying midwifery at the end of the year but has ...

What do you get when you put a studying midwife and a hypnotist together? Vanuatu.

Better fitness means better health

Gregg Parata is looking after his own health by getting fitter.

A fitness newbie takes stock of his life and health and changes course for the better.

South Taranaki welcomes newest citizens

Those who were awarded New Zealand Citizenship happily got a photo with Mayor Ross Dunlop.

Taranaki, second best region in the world (according to Lonely Planet): "It's a great place, and we really appreciate being able to feel safe again."

Dual names and world premieres

Hokipera Ruakere cut the cake with eager spectators which celebrated both the dual-naming of Crop Swap Taranaki and ...

And it all came together with moneyless exchanges.

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